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.

AHL Game Night 10/29: Phantoms at Admirals

I hate Philadelphia.

PHI-5
NOR-4 (OT)

Karri Ramo allowed 5 goals on 33 shots for the overtime loss.

First Period
PHI Giroux, (2) (Downie, Syvret), 13:27 (PP)

Second Period
PHI Bellamy, (2) (Downie, Curry), 8:37
NOR Szczechura, (4) (Zingoni, Konopka), 15:57 (SH)
PHI Kalinski, (1) (Downie, Giroux), 17:10 (PP)

Third Period
NOR Smith, (2) (Heward, Hutchinson), 4:18 (PP)
NOR Szczechura, (5) (Segal, Smolenak), 6:18
PHI Matsumoto, (4) (Kalinski, Bellamy), 15:37
NOR Simek, (2) (Jones, Hutchinson), 18:27 (PP)

Overtime
PHI Ross, (1) (Downie, Syvret), 4:44

Paul Szczechura was named the game's second star.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

N.A. Juniors Game Night 10/28: Jung Gets a Goosegg

Kootenay Ice 0 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 4
G Torrie Jung, EDM: Win, 29 saves, Shutout, *First Star*
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-0-0-1, 1.62 GAA, .947 sv%, 1 shutout

Jung made a stellar home debut for Edmonton, stopping 29 shots to shutout the second place (Central Division) Kootenay Ice 4-0. It was the Ice’s first regulation loss in nine games. Making his third straight start for the second-year Oil Kings, Jung made 25 saves over the final two periods to lift Edmonton (7-9-1-1) out of the Central cellar. The shutout was Jung’s second of his career and the first from an Edmonton netminder this season.

“Obviously it’s nice anytime you get a shut out , it’s a pretty good feeling.” Jung was quoted as saying on the Oil Kings’ web site. “It’s early on in the season and I’m sure we’re going to have a lot of good battle games coming up so it’s nice to enjoy it for tonight but it’s right back to business for the road trip.”

“He’s played 3 real good games in a row.” said Oil Kings Head Coach Steven Pleau when talking about his 19 year old netminder. “He’s got experience in this league and he’s stabilized our team right now. A few years ago when I was in Spokane, and he was in Kelowna, he played 19 games in a row, I think he was CHL Goalie Of The Month, so he’s played. We’ll see over the long haul where he settles in with us but it’s nice to have his experience right now."

Of Interest: Audio interview with Jung. (Jung talks about his experience in a new city as well as his days with the Lightning prospects in camp and Traverse City.)

NHL Game Night 10/28: Lightning at Maple Leafs

Big win.

TB-3
TOR-2

Mike Smith, who has been outstanding so far this season, stopped 36 of 38 shots in the win.

First Period
05:08 TB Jussi Jokinen, (Mark Recchi, Mike Lundin)
07:34 TOR Matt Stajan, (Nik Antropov, Alexei Ponikarovsky)(PP)
15:37 TB Vincent Lecavalier, (Vaclav Prospal, Mike Smith)

Second Period
04:08 TB Vincent Lecavalier, (Vaclav Prospal, Steven Stamkos)(PP)
13:15 TOR Mike Van Ryn, (Mikhail Grabovski, Niklas Hagman)(PP)

Third Period
NO SCORING

The Lightning still got outshot 12-5 in the final frame as they continue to learn how to play with a lead late in games. However, after a punishing practice prompted by the debacle against San Jose, this was a win the Lightning had to have for team morale in the early season.

Congratulations to Steven Stamkos. He had 1 assist, 2 shots, and was 67% on draws in 12:58.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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