NCAA Game Night: 12/1

Mike Lundin was scoreless and even in #3 Maine's 3-0 win over Providence. The Black Bears ended a 3-game winless streak.

John Wessbecker was +1 in UMASS' 6-2 win over Niagara.

Dusty Collins was even in Northern Michigan's 2-0 loss to Lake Superior State.

Bolt Prospects Prospect of the Month: November

We'd like to thank the INS for making sure this month's winner got called up today in honor of winning the award.

CHL Game Night: 12/1

Marek Bartanus was -1 in Owen Sound's 5-3 loss to London.

Chris Lawrence was +1 in Mississauga's 5-2 win over Toronto.

Kevin Beech stopped 10 of 11 shots faced in 40 minutes of relief to get the win in Sudbury's 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Sarnia.

Dane Crowley was +1 with 2 penalty minutes in Swift Current's 6-2 loss to Moose Jaw.

Vladimir Mihalik was -1 in Prince George's 5-2 loss at Vancouver.

WHL-Russia Game Two

Last night in the final game of the CHL-Russia Challenge, Team WHL crushed the Russian selects 8-1 to complete the six game sweep for the CHL. Denis Kazionov was scoreless and -2 with 6 penalty minutes in the game. Kazionov finished the tour tied for third on the Russian team in scoring with 2 goals and 4 points, officially, with 10 penalty minutes which is a solid outing considering the low level of the teams Russia usually sends to this event and the high level of talent the CHL can conversely send into these games. Kazionov will now return to his club team Tver in the Russian Superleague.

ECHL Game Night 12/1: Titans at Chiefs

Gerald Coleman was strong in the shootout.

TRE-3
JHN-4 (SO)

Gerald Coleman stopped 35 of 38 shots faced in regulation and overtime before stopping all 5 Titans shooters in the shootout session to secure the win. Rookie Maxime Boisclair, who has been scorching hot over the past month, led the way offensively with 1 goal and 1 assist. Radek Smolenak and Randy Rowe scored the other Chiefs markers while freshly signed Eric Przepiorka, Doug Andress and PJ Atherton chipped in individual helpers. Coleman and Boisclair were named first and third stars of the game, respectively.

First Period
TREN Pandolfo, (9) (Johnson, Domish), 15:51

Second Period
TREN Pandolfo, (10) (Riddle, Ruggeri), 8:22 (PP)
JHN Boisclair, (10) (Przepiorka, Andress), 9:21 (PP)

Third Period
TREN Pandolfo, (11) (Johnson), 7:05
JHN Smolenak, (6) , 10:13
JHN Rowe, (9) (Boisclair, Atherton), 15:50 (PP)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
TRE-NONE
JHN-Katsuras

Game sheet from ECHL.com.

AHL Game Night 12/1: Falcons at Monarchs

Ramo may have been called up, but Springfield still has the Boutin Wall.

SPR-3
MAN-2 (OT)

In just his second start this season, Jonathan Boutin stopped 33 of 35 shots faced to secure his first win of the year and improve to 1-2-0. The Falcons offense was paced by veteran Norm Milley who had 1 goal and 1 assist including the overtime winner with 2:26 left in the extra session. Veteran defenseman Andy Delmore added 2 assists while rookie Justin Keller and veteran Eric Healey supplied the birds' other goals. Individual assists went to Dan Cavanaugh and Daniel Corso. Milley and Healey were named the first and third stars of the game, respectively.

The victory moves the Falcons to 11-10-0 this year which, despite placing the Falcons in sixth in the Atlantic Division, moves them just six points behind division leading Portland with a game in hand on the Pirates. In other words, the Falcons have played themselves right back into the thick of any potential playoff race.

First Period
SPR Keller, (6) (Cavanaugh, Delmore), 10:01
MCH Zeiler, (3) (Murphy, Clarke), 19:46 (PP)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
SPR Healey, (8) (Corso, Milley), 0:36
MCH Giuliano, (2) (Kemp, Buckley), 18:26

Overtime
SPR Milley, (8) (Delmore), 2:34

Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

Friday's Superleague Scores

Evgeny Artyukhin had an assist in Yaroslavl's 3-0 blanking of CSKA.

Dimitri Kazionov scored the game's opening goal in Kazan's 5-1 win over Cherepovets. Alexei Glukhov was scoreless for Severstal in the match.

Anton But had an assist on the game winning third period goal as SKA topped Nizhnekamsk 2-1.

Ramo Recalled

620 WDAE is reporting that the Lightning have recalled goaltender Karri Ramo from Springfield of the AHL. Ramo, a 20 year old 6th round pick from the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, is 8-3-0 this season with a 2.89 GAA and .911 save percentage with the Falcons. The netminder has won Bolt Prospects Prospect of the Week honors for the past two weeks going undefeated in four starts over that span.

Jones Sent Down, Helenius Could Return in February

Damian Cristodero of the St. Pete Times reports center Blair Jones has been reassigned to Springfield of the AHL. He also sources Lightning Head Scout Jake Goertzen as saying 2006 first round pick Riku Helenius could return to Ilves in February. Helenius underwent shoulder surgery recently and was thought to be out for the year.

Chiefs Ponder Tryout for Forward

According to the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, forward Eric Przepiorka has been attending Chiefs practices and the team is pondering whether to sign him to a contract. The 5'9" 181 lb left winger was a top scorer for Dartmouth in the ECACHL for four years amassing 39 goals and 102 points in 132 games before making his pro debut last year in an ATO with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL. Przepiorka started this season with the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL and in 20 career games in the league he has 1 goal, 3 points and 10 penalty minutes.

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