(Edmonton Sun) Dana Tyrell Claws His Way Into Leading Role

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No matter what his role is, Dana Tyrell's work ethic remains the same.

After playing in the shadows of Devin Setoguchi, Eric Hunter, and Jared Walker last season, Tyrell has broke out in a big way this season with the Prince George Cougars.

"Even if things aren't going for Dana offensively, his work ethic is always the strongest on the ice. He is avery humble young man who plays the same way if he's the main guy or not," said Cougars head coach Drew Schoneck.

"Last year, he wanted to be 'the man', but he had a strong supporting cast of players. This year, he has taken that extra pressure and really been a force for our team in so many ways."

For the full feature by Jason Hills of the Edmonton Sun, which includes several quotes that give evidence as to why the Lightning chose Dana with their first choice in the 2007 draft, click here: Tyrell claws his way into leading role with Prince George Cougars

CHL Game Night 11/6: Holy Moller

Prince George Cougars 2 @ Chilliwack Bruins 4
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

The Chilliwack Bruins survived a 16-6 third period shots-on-goal onslaught to defeat Prince George and reigning WHL Player of the Week Dana Tyrell, who saw his 7 game point streak come to an end. Tyrell has at least a point in 13 of 17 games this year. WHL goal leader and LA Kings 2007 second rounder Oscar Moller scored twice for the Bruins. Moller has 20 goals on the year and an astounding 17 in his last 9 games.

Everett Silvertips 4 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 1
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM (roughing)

Crowley and Everett improved to 3-1 on their road trip. Crowley’s goal came on the power play when he one-timed a pass from the point. He earned a secondary assist on the game’s final goal. Crowley will face Lightning prospect Mitch Fadden and Lethbridge tonight (Wednesday).

Tyrell WHL Player of the Week

(WHL.ca) The BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week is forward Dana Tyrell of the Prince George Cougars.

Tyrell picked up seven points in three games during the week of October 29th through to November 4th. He scored six goals, one assist and was plus one, helping the Cougars to a 3-0 record in that span.

On Monday, October 29th, the WHL Western Conference leading Vancouver Giants rolled into the CN Centre to face the Cougars. Tyrell picked up 2 power play goals to secure the Cougars 3-0 victory over the Giants. He also was named the games 2nd Star.

Ads Sign Winger to PTO

Norfolk Admirals General Manager Claude Loiselle announced today that Norfolk has signed left wing Mark Rooneem to a Professional Tryout Contract (PTO).

Rooneem, a 6-foot-2, 191-pound native of Hinton, Alberta, was leading the Mississippi Sea Wolves (ECHL) in scoring with five points (3+2) after seven games. The left wing participated in Norfolk's training camp earlier this fall. Rooneem split last season between the Texas Wildcatters (ECHL) and Houston Aeros (AHL).

(Source: norfolkadmirals.com)

Boyle Out/Smaby Back Up

Damian Crisdotero is reporting on his blog Dan Boyle has been put on IR indefinitely pending examinations by specialists looking into damage on his recently repaired wrist tendons. The Lightning have recalled defenseman Matt Smaby from Norfolk of the AHL in response.

NHL Game Night 11/5: Lightning at Panthers

Simply ridiculous.

TB-3
FLA-4

Johan Holmqvist has allowed 4 goals on 30 shots in the loss. My kingdom for a goaltender who can just stop 90% of the shots he faces.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Feaster to TSN: "It's Not the Coach"

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When the Tampa Bay Lightning went winless in three games last week through the Metropolitan New York area, and then blew a 4-1 lead on home ice against Atlanta and lost 6-4 on Saturday night, you knew what was coming next.

Questions about John Tortorella's future as the head coach.

So consider the question asked and answered.

"It's not the coach, it's not an issue," Tampa general manager Jay Feaster said, with a laugh.

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Craig to Norfolk for 2

(per tampabaylightning.com)

The Tampa Bay Lightning have activated center Ryan Craig off the Injured Reserve list and have assigned him to the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League for conditioning, it was announced by Executive Vice President & General Manager Jay Feaster.

Craig is scheduled to play Wednesday and Friday for the Admirals before returning to the Lightning on Saturday in Washington. The 6-foot-2, 212-pound native of Abbotsford, British Columbia suffered a herniated disk in his back during the Lightning’s first preseason game on September 19 vs. Dallas and was placed on Injured Reserve.

Selected in the eighth round, 255th overall, at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Craig has appeared in 120 games with the Lightning during the past two seasons, recording 29 goals, 55 points and 61 penalty minutes.

(Thanks to BP member "Randy" for the heads-up)

CHL, BCHL Game Night 11/4: Another First Star for Tyrell

Can we petition whatever hockey governing board is necessary to enable Dana Tyrell to join the Ads?

Click "read more" for results from Prince George, Everett, Seattle, and Victoria.

ECHL Game Night 11/4: Texas @ Mississippi

Went to the fridge this morning to get some milk for my cereal, and saw Kvapil, Smolenak, and Hrdel's pictures on the side of the carton. I'm sure the Sea Wolves management must be going back through the team files to make sure they really did sign an affiliation agreement with the Lightning this summer. Perhaps it was just a bad dream.

After seven Mississippi games, I would considering posting the Lightning ECHL stats so far, if there were any stats to report. One word: pathetic. I can only apologize to the good fans of the Gulfport and Biloxi area. But my apologies certainly aren't going to help wins games unfortunately. But Kvapil and Smolenak could certainly help win games. Alas.

Mississippi now off to a 1-6 start after a 4-0 shutout by the Texas Wildcatters on Sunday.

Texas 4 @ Mississippi 0
F Marek Kvapil: 0-0-0; -1; 0 PIM; 0 SOG
F Radek Smolenak: 0-0-0; -1; 0 PIM; 3 SOG
F Zbynek Hrdel: 0-0-0; Even; 0 PIM; 0 SOG
F Brandon Elliott: 0-0-0; Even; 2 PIM (roughing); 0 SOG

Former Bolt goaltending prospect Morgan Cey stopped 31 of 35 shots enroute to his sixth loss of the season.

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