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.

N.A. Juniors Game Night: 10/31

BCHL

Victoria Grizzlies 3 @ Alberni Valley Bulldogs 2 (Tuesday)
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-0-0, 2 PIM + Game (checking from behind, game misconduct)
Season totals: 21 GP, 6-11-17, 34 PIM

QMJHL

Rimouski Oceanic 4 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 0
W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 3-9-12, -3, 12 PIM

WHL

Lethbridge Hurricanes 2 @ Kamloops Blazers 5
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 8 GP, 2-3-5, +2, 2 PIM

Spokane Chiefs 2 @ Everett Silvertips 3
G Dustin Tokarski, SPO: Loss, 28 saves, *Third Star*
Season totals: 13 GP, 8-3-0-2, 1.60 GAA, .950 sv%, 3 shutouts

NCAA Game Night: 10/31

Dartmouth Big Green 1 @ No.20 Harvard Crimson 4 (ECAC)
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (hooking), 2 SOG

Killorn earned a primary assist in his first official collegiate game. He had a goal in an exhibition match-up for the Crimson.

Providence Friars 4 @ UMass Minutemen 9 (Hockey East)
D John Wessbecker , UMass: 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, +7, 6 PIM

AHL Game Night 10/31: Pirates at Admirals

There continues to be a large disconnect in Norfolk between the talent the team has on paper and the results that are showing up on ice.

POR-4
NOR-0

Karri Ramo allowed 4 goals on 18 shots in the loss.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
POR Kennedy, (2) (Mancari, Darche), 10:16
POR Schutz, (1) (Bonneau, Fretter), 11:01
POR Gerbe, (7) (Gragnani, Baier), 15:10

Third Period
POR Slattengren, (1) (Murphy), 4:52

Box score from TheAHL.com.

N.A. Juniors Game Night: 10/30

QMJHL

PEI Rocket 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 3 (SO)
D Mark Barberio, MON: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 4-11-15, +9, 8 PIM

Moncton is first overall in the league at 15-0-2-0, setting a record earning points in the first 17 games of the season. The 1972-73 Quebec Remparts held the previous league record for best start to a season by earning points in the first 16 games.

OHL

Kingston Frontenacs 3 @ Brampton Battalion 4
W Kyle DeCoste, BRA: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (interference, hooking)
Season totals: DeCoste: 12 GP, 3-2-5, -4, 17 PIM

Of Note: Both Dana Tyrell and Dustin Tokarski were named to Team WHL for the upcoming ADT Canada-Russia Challenge. They are the only two Lightning prospects named to the WHL, OHL, or QMJHL teams as Mark Barberio was passed over for the Q's squad.

USHL

Sioux Falls Stampede 1 @ Fargo Force 2
D Luke Witkowski, FAR: 1-0-1,+1, 19 PIM (interference, checking from behind, fighting, 10 min misconduct), 4 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 26 PIM

Witkowski’s first goal of the year was the game winner for Fargo in their home debut.

NHL Game Night 10/30: Lightning at Sabres

Now, that's what OK Hockey must've had in mind this summer.

TB-5
BUF-2

Olaf Kolzig stopped 29 of 31 shots faced for the win.

First Period
09:51 TB Stamkos (1), (Lecavalier, St. Louis)(PP)
10:30 TB Jokinen (2), (Artyukhin, Recchi)
11:12 BUF MacArthur (5), (Paille, Spacek)
19:34 TB Malone (2), (Stamkos)

Second Period
13:10 TB Ranger (1), (Gratton, Lecavalier)
15:00 TB Stamkos (2), (Hall)
19:40 BUF Vanek (9), (Sekera, Spacek)(PP)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Steven Stamkos, who got his first NHL point in the Lightning's last game, exploded for 2 goals and an assist and first star honors. I've taken some flack for this on the Bolt Prospects message boards, but I honestly believe this young man has the best shot of any 18 year old I've seen come into the league since Kovalchuk. You get the feeling the floodgates may have finally opened in this game for young #91.

Stamkos played 13:47 and was +2 with 4 shots on goal and 2 hits. He was also 25% on draws in the contest.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Lynx Sign Goalie Mike Brodeur

Augusta Lynx Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations John Marks announced today that the Lynx have agreed to terms with free agent goaltender Mike Brodeur. Brodeur, a 2003 7th round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks, played 13 AHL games for Norfolk and Rockford between the 2004-05 and 2007-08 seasons. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound netminder is a veteran of 88 career ECHL games with a record of 46-34-8 and a 0.922 save percentage and 2.65 GAA. Marks has coached Brodeur twice before at Pensacola and Greenville. "Mike's a reliable goaltender who has the talent to play in the NHL," Marks said. "I'm very excited to be working with him again."

Veteran Lynx netminder Joel Martin was released from his contract today after struggling in 3 starts with a 4.08 GAA and a 0.867 save percentage. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius is among the rookie goaltending leaders in the ECHL with a record of 2-0-1 and a 0.924 save percentage and 2.53 GAA in 3 starts.

Lighting training camp invitee Sean O'Connor was also released from his contract today by the Lynx.

N.A. Juniors Game Night: 10/29

Another big production night from Tyrell ... Fadden slow to start the year ... Courtnall and Victoria struggling

The Week's Elitserien Scores

Thursday (10/23)
Johan Harju had a goal for Lulea in the club's 5-4 loss to Djurgardens. Defenseman Andreas Holmqvist has signed with Djurgardens and had an assist in the game.

Saturday (10/25)
Andreas Holmqvist was scoreless in Djurgardens' 3-2 loss to Timra.

Johan Harju had 6 penalty minutes in Lulea's 4-2 win over Brynas.

Monday (10/27)
Johan Harju was scoreless in Lulea's 1-0 win over Farjestads.

Andreas Holmqvist had a power play goal and 2 penalty minutes in Djurgardens' 5-3 loss to Sodertalje.

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