N.A. Juniors Game Night: 1/16

Cedar Rapids Roughriders 2 @ Chicago Steel 4
W/C Luca Cunti, CHI: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 shots on goal

Seattle Thunderbirds 2 @ Chilliwack Bruins 5
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Loss, Stopped 24 of 28 shots

Everett Silvertips 2 @ Spokane Chiefs 1
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

Portland Winter Hawks 3 @ Prince George Cougars 2 (SO)
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM

Tyrell was the Cougars’ fifth and final shooter, but failed to convert his attempt.

Tuesday's Elitserien Score

Johan Harju had 2 goals and was ejected for a fight with Johan Erkgards late in Lulea's 7-2 trouncing of Frarjestads. The goals were Harju's 14th and 15th of the season in 33 games played and moved him back into the top 10 in the Elitserien in goals.

AHL Game Night 1/16: Sound Tigers at Admirals

Ads blow a two goal lead.


Marc Denis allowed 3 goals on 23 shots in the loss in a game where the Admirals outshot Bridgeport 35-23.

First Period

Second Period
NOR Klinkhammer, (6) (Kvapil, Kearns), 4:48
NOR Szczechura, (3) (Rogers, Milley), 6:24
BRI Tambellini, (23) (Okposo), 14:10
BRI Walter, (12) (Tambellini, Nielsen), 19:59 (PP)

Third Period
BRI Tambellini, (24) (Okposo, Nielsen), 3:31

Good to see Marek Kvapil get back on the scoresheet after returning from Mississippi.

Newcomer Paul Szczechura had a goal and was named second star of the game while Junior Lessard finished -1 with 4 shots on goal, which was tied for the team high.

Recently the Ads have been outshooting their opposition and losing 1 goal heartbreakers. You get the feeling if they find a way to pull one or two of these out the floodgates might open and they'll get on a run, at least at home where they have the travel advantage.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Monday and Tuesday's Superleague Scores

Denis Kazionov was scoreless in Omsk's 2-1 win over Khabarovsk.

Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 2-1 loss to Khimik.

Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in Kazan's 2-1 shootout win over Nizhnekamsk.

Evgeny Artyukhin was scoreless in CSKA's 4-1 loss to Togliatti.

Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in Novokuznetsk's 4-3 loss to Ufa.

Anton But had an assist in St. Petersburg's 4-3 win over Novgorod.

ECHL Game Night 1/15: Texas @ Mississippi

After yielding the nets to Morgan Cey for a game, Ryan Munce was back between the pipes Tuesday night and backstopped the Sea Wolves to a 34 save 2-1 victory against the best team in the ECHL. For his stellar play in net against the Wildcatters, Munce earned First Star honors.

Munce is now 10-2 with a 1.97 GAA and 0.948 SV% on the season, leading the entire ECHL in both GAA and SV%. So far in the month of January 2008, Munce is an extraterrestrial 6-0 with a 1.31 GAA and 0.962 SV%. Hard to believe Munce not getting selected to the ECHL All-star game with these kind of numbers.

Mike Egener made his season debut tonight for the Wolves, but was held off the scoresheet.

Tyrell's 4 Assists Help Cougars Break Losing Streak

N.A. Juniors Game Night: 1/15

Portland Winter Hawks 2 @ Prince George Cougars 5
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-4-4, +3, 0 PIM, *First Star*

Dana Tyrell's career-high four assists helped Prince George break a brutal six game losing streak and defeat last-place Portland 5-2. Tyrell was part of a feature by the Prince George Citizen earlier this week focusing on the future leadership of the club: An opportunity for leaders to emerge

Also on Tuesday night...

Kelowna Rockets 3 @ Kamloops Blazers 5
G Torrie Jung, KEL: Did not play

NHL Game Night 1/15: Avalanche at Lightning

Time to take the cap off the pen and start writing down some preliminary plans for next season.


Karri Ramo stopped 22 of 24 shots faced in the loss as the Lightning wasted another quality start by the kid giving him no goal support.

What's worse than getting shutout by a has been like Jose Theodore? I can't think of many things. The Lightning did well to put 22 shots on Theodore in a futile third period comeback bid, but they did so after sleepwalking through the first two periods in which the Avs outshot the Lightning 21-10.

The math simply does not favor a Lightning playoff berth at this point, and by the time Dan Boyle returns in another two weeks there likely won't be anything to play for but jobs next season.

Mathieu Darche was even in 10:03 with 1 shot, 3 hits, and 2 blocked shots.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

ECHL Game Night 1/11: Mississippi @ Augusta

Mississippi's season-best 5 game winning streak came to an end last Saturday night at James Brown Arena in Augusta, GA, losing to the Lynx by a score of 4-1. The lost coincided with goaltender Morgan Cey's first start of 2008 after Ryan Munce piloted the Wolves resurgence in the standings. Marek Kvapil was scoreless on 1 shot in the road loss.

Lightning/Admirals Make Pair of Deals

The Norfolk Admirals have announced that the Lightning have traded defenseman Dan Jancevski to Dallas in exchange for minor league right winger Junior Lessard. In addition, the Admirals have acquired center Paul Szczechura from the Stars' AHL affiliate, the Iowa Stars, for future considerations.

Lessard, a 27 year old 6'0" 200 lbs forward, has 10 goals and 21 points in 36 games this season with 15 penalty minutes. His career season came in 2005-2006 with Iowa of the AHL when he had 26 goals and 58 points in 66 games.

Szczechura, a 22 year old 5'11" 190 lbs center, has 2 goals and 5 points in 29 games this season. Last year, as an ATO after graduating from Western Michigan, he had 3 goals and 7 points in 14 games. In his senior season in college, Szczechura had 19 goals and 45 points in 37 games.

Norfolk has also announced that they have recalled right wing Marek Kvapil from Mississippi of the ECHL and reassigned left wing/defenseman Mike Egener to Mississippi. Egener has missed 33 games this season with injuries.

Monday's Elitserien Score

Andreas Holmqvist was scoreless in Frolunda's 3-0 shutout win over Djurgardens. Andreas' brother Michael had a goal for Frolunda in the match.

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