Tyrell Named WHL Player of the Week

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

Tyrell picked up seven points, scoring three goals and four assists, in two games over the past week, helping the Cougars post a 1-0-0-1 record in that span.

On Wednesday, October 29th, the Cougars played host to the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings at the CN Centre in Prince George. Tyrell netted two power play goals and an assist in a game that saw the visiting Wheat Kings erase a four goal deficit to down the Cougars 6-5 in a shoot-out. He was also named the games 1st Star.

N.A. Juniors Game Night: 11/2

QMJHL
Lewiston MAINEiacs 1 @ PEI Rocket 3
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 2-6-8, -1, 22 PIM

OHL
Guelph Storm 4 @ Brampton Battalion 5 (OT)
W Kyle DeCoste, BRA: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: DeCoste: 14 GP, 3-3-6, -5, 17 PIM

WHL
Edmonton Oil Kings 2 @ Kelowna Rockets 5
G Torrie Jung, EDM: Loss, 30 saves
Season totals: 5 GP, 3-1-0-1, 1.97 GAA, .938 sv%, 1 shutout

Jung was solid in his return to Kelowna, but was out-dueled by Rockets rookie Adam Brown, who improved to 7-0. This was Jung’s first regulation loss of the season. Edmonton held a 2-1 lead late in the second period, but Kelowna was able to tie it before the third, then score a power play goal to take the lead. They’d add an insurance goal and empty netter to finish out the game. Jung had 10 saves in the third period. Defenseman Tyson Barrie, son of Lightning co-owner Len Barrie, had an assist and was named Second Star for Kelowna.

NCAA Game Night: 11/2

No.14 Vermont Catamounts 3 @ Dartmouth Big Green 2 (OT)
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (hooking), 1 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM

Marshall, a freshman, got his first collegiate goal when he put Vermont on the board in the mid-first. The Catamounts won the game with Justin Milo’s goal 2:12 into overtime.

NCAA Game Night: 11/1

USA Under-18 4 @ No.20 Harvard Crimson 0 (Exhibition)
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking), 2 SOG
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM

No.3 Boston University Terriers 7 @ No.14 Vermont Catamounts 2 (Hockey East)
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 SOG, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM

UMass Minutemen 5 @ Providence Friars 1 (Hockey East)
D John Wessbecker , UMass: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, +7, 6 PIM

UMass took both games vs. the Friars this weekend, outscoring them 14-5.

*USCHO poll used for rankings.

The Week's Slovakian Extraliga Scores

Sunday (10/26)
Michal Sersen had an assist in Bratislava's 4-3 shootout win over Trencin.

Friday (10/31)
Michal Sersen had another helper in Bratislava's 4-1 win over Kezmarok.

The Week's Finnish Jr. A Scores

Saturday (10/25)
Matias Sointu was still out as Ilves Jr. A fell to Lukko Jr. A 5-2.

Sunday (10/26)
Matias Sointu was still out as Ilves Jr. A beat HIFK Jr. A 2-1.

Wednesday (10/29)
Matias Sointu was still out as Ilves Jr. A defeated Karpat Jr. A 2-0.

Saturday (11/1)
Matias Sointu is still out. Ilves Jr. A beat Lahti Jr. A 2-1 in overtime.

NHL Game Night 11/1: Senators at Lightning

Back-to-back wins against teams that have traditionally tortured the Lightning. Nice.

OTT-2
TB-3 (SO)

Mike Smith stopped 29 of 31 shots faced for the win.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
08:06 OTT Vermette, (Schubert, Foligno)(PP)
14:09 TB Lecavalier, (Krajicek, Prospal)
14:48 OTT Heatley, (Kuba, Vermette)

Third Period
13:48 TB Carle, (Prospal, Krajicek)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
OTT- Spezza, Ruutu
TB- Jokinen, St. Louis, Artyukhin

Ottawa tastes defeat at the shootout hands of the bottomless pit, Evgeny Artyukhin.

In past years, if the Lightning had the Sabres and Senators back-to-back on the schedule, most Lightning fans would be happy with 2 points and not getting blown out in either game, so this is the first time I can honestly say Barry Melrose and OK Hockey have changed the on-ice dynamic of the team for the better. The Lightning are now 4-3-3 on the season, thanks largely to the incredible goaltending of Mike Smith and Olaf Kolzig, and look like a team that is finally getting its footing. At the very least, Vincent Lecavalier is looking hot as a flamethrower right now.

Steven Stamkos had 3 shots on goal and was 38% on draws in 13:54.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night 11/1: Pirates at Admirals

That's a bitter pill to swallow.

POR-5
NOR-3

Mike McKenna allowed 5 goals on 30 shots for the loss.

First Period
POR Mancari, (5) (Darche, Kennedy), 19:54

Second Period
NOR Rosehill, (1) (Kearns, Lawrence), 5:26
POR Kennedy, (3) (Darche, Baier), 13:48
POR Fretter, (2) (Schutz, Mancari), 15:24
NOR Segal, (5) (Szczechura, Smolenak), 17:55

Third Period
NOR Segal, (6) (Szczechura, Boyle), 2:48
POR Darche, (1) (Kennedy, Kostka), 6:51
POR Schutz, (2) (Weber, Mancari), 11:47

Portland found out that Brandon Segal is Hard to Kill, as he finished the game's second star.

This was a tough one. The Admirals battled out of a two goal hole to tie the game early in the final period, only to see their opportunities dissolve in the final 15 minutes of the game. The team is still struggling to come together defensively and they really only have one line going at this time. It hasn't helped matters that the Ads have had a bruising schedule early one. Portland, for instance, came to town in first place in their division. Darren Rumble has to hope his defense comes around with more experience, and he has to try to find a line combination other than Smolenak/Szczechura/Segal that can put the puck in the net consistently. It wouldn't hurt if one of the goaltenders would step up and steal a couple of games to help the club get their feet underneath them.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

ECHL Game Night 10/31: Lynx at Checkers

With Lynx captain Aaron Slattengren signing an AHL contract with Portland (and scoring against the Admirals) on Thursday and Justin Keller still out of the lineup due to injury, the Augusta offense was on short circuit as the Lynx was blanked 5-0 by the Charlotte Checkers. Riku Helenius allowed 5 goals on 31 shots for his first regulation loss of the season.

Augusta 0 @ Reading 5
G Riku Helenius: 5 GA; 60 MIN; 31 SH; 26 SV
D Kevin Quick: 0-0-0; Even; 2 PIM; 2 SOG
W Justin Keller: did not play

Augusta next plays on November 5th in Biloxi against the Mississippi Sea Wolves.

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