Wanvig Named AHL All-Star

(Norfolk Admirals release)

Norfolk Admirals leading scorer and current Lightning winger Kyle Wanvig has been selected as a member of Team Canada for the 2008 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Reebok. The All-Star Classic takes place later this month in Binghamton, New York.

Wanvig, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound right wing, was recalled by the parent Tampa Bay Lightning last week. He remains the Admirals leader with 13 goals, 23 assists, 36 points and seven power play goals. He also is tied for eleventh in points, tied for fifteenth in assists and tied for twelfth in power play goals in the American Hockey League. In 321 career AHL games, Wanvig has 91 goals and 97 assists for 188 points and 648 penalty minutes.

ECHL Game Night 1/8: Stingrays @ Sea Wolves

The Mississippi Sea Wolves picked up their lunch buckets and battled out a shootout win over the South Carolina Stingrays Tuesday to extend their season best win streak to five games. Ryan Munce improved to 9-2 on the season with the Wolves stopping 25 shots in regulation and overtime, and four more in the shootout to earn Third Star honors. It is Munce's fifth straight victory. Marek Kvapil had a goal and an assist and scored one of Mississippi's two shootout markers enroute to earning Second Star honors. Kvapil was credited with the game's first goal when a faulty pass from a South Carolina player ricocheted off the skate of Stingrays goalie Josh Johnson and past him to give the Wolves an early 1-0 lead.

Jung Named ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week

The Canadian Hockey League announced yesterday that Lightning prospect Torrie Jung of the Kelowna Rockets is the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week after posting three wins with a 1.00 goals against average and .960 save percentage in three games last week.

The 18-year-old native of Nanaimo, BC made 33 saves in a 4-1 win over the Chilliwack Bruins on New Year’s Eve and followed up with 17 saves in a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Giants on Wednesday. He finished the week with 22 saves in a 6-1 win over the Kamloops Blazers on Sunday. Jung improved to 8-5-0-3 on the season with a 2.45 goals against average and .902 save percentage in 18 games.

Jung was taken in the seventh round (183rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Lightning.

Munce Named Rbk Hockey Goalie of the Week

Mississippi Sea Wolf and Tampa Bay Lightning goaltending prospect Ryan Munce was named the ECHL's Rbk Hockey Goalie of the Week for Dec 31 - Jan 6.

The Mississauga, Ontario native was 4-0-0 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 0.99 and a save percentage of .973 to help the Sea Wolves have their longest winning streak of the season and close the gap on Charlotte (13-13-4), which has a one-point lead on Mississippi (13-19-3).

NHL Game Night 1/8: Lightning at Rangers

Lightning gut it out to get back in the win column.


Karri Ramo with a really gritty performance in net. He surrendered New York's first goal on a puckhandling gaffe and never looked 100% comfortable, but he stopped the pucks he had to stop and ended up making 31 saves on 34 shots for the win.

First Period
NY Rangers 3:02, Jaromir Jagr 12 (Marcel Hossa)
Tampa Bay 5:50, Doug Janik 1 (Brad Lukowich, Chris Gratton)
Tampa Bay 8:24, Chris Gratton 5 (Jason Ward, Jan Hlavac)

Second Period
Tampa Bay 4:23, Chris Gratton 6 (Shane O'Brien)
Tampa Bay 10:51, Vaclav Prospal 19 (Martin St. Louis)
NY Rangers 18:24, Scott Gomez 10 (power play) (Michal Rozsival, Paul Mara)

Third Period
NY Rangers 4:22, Michal Rozsival 11 (power play) (Chris Drury, Paul Mara)
Tampa Bay 19:57, Martin St. Louis 17 (empty net) (Vincent Lecavalier)

The Lightning pulled this one out with a critical penalty kill down two men with a one goal lead in the third. Credit to the Lightning PK for getting in shooting lanes and Ramo for getting the one glove save he needed 2/3 through that PK to get a whistle. It doesn't hurt that the Rangers kept missing the net too.

Mathieu Darche was even in 9:28 with 1 shot on goal.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Sunday's Superleague Score

Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in Novokuznetsk's 6-2 loss to Magnitogorsk. Vishnyakov has 2 goals and 6 points in 18 games thus far this year between Spartak and Novokuznetsk.

Monday's Elitserien Scores

Both Johan Harju and Andreas Holmqvist were scoreless as Lulea bested Frolunda 3-1. Lulea currently sits at 11th in the 12 team Elitserien while Frolunda checks in at 7th.

N.A. Juniors Game Night: 1/5

Scores and notes from the BCHL, QMJHL and WHL, including a possible honor for Torrie Jung and a big night for the Courtnalls.

ECHL Game Night 1/5 and 1/6


  • Sea Wolves extends win streak to four games
  • Ryan Munce pitches a 36 save 1-0 shutout on the road against Gwinnett earning Second Star honors
  • Munce makes 36 saves against Trenton in a Sunday night 2-1 home OT victory earning Third Star honors
  • Marek Kvapil recorded the primary assist on both of Mississippi's goals against Trenton

N.A. Juniors Game Night: 1/5

Lightning prospect results from the USHL, BCHL, and CHL.

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