Jonathan Boutin stopped 16 of 17 shots Saturday night as the Mississippi Sea Wolves completed their pre-season play 2-0 by dropping the Austin Ice Bats of the Central Hockey League by a score of 5-1.
The Sea Wolves open their 2007-2008 regular season on the road Oct 19 and 20 against the Florida Everblades.
Kamloops 1 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 2
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Win, 25 saves on 26 shots, *First Star*
One night after Helenius earned Second Star honors, he gets the First Star for Seattle against Kamloops.
Kelowna Rockets 1 @ Spokane Chiefs 2
G Torrie Jung, KEL: Loss, 25 saves on 27 shots, *Third Star*
Even after a great week from Kristofer Westblom and no Sunday game, Jung got the start against the (pre-game) 5-1-1-1 Chiefs and nearly pulled off a win while earning Third Star honors. Jung had good numbers against the Chiefs last season.
Massachuettes -3 @ #12 St. Lawerence-1
Defensemen John Wessbecker picked up an assist on Chris Davis' third period shorthanded goal that put the Minutemen up by two at 4:11 into the period. Wessbecker finished a +2.
IceBreaker Invitational Championship- St. Paul, MN
#9 Michigan 3 - #6 Minnesota 4
Freshman Kevin Quick made his college debut tonight as the Wolverines dropped the four team tournament championship to Minnesota. Quick finished scoreless and a +1.
Jonathan Boutin stopped 14 of 15 shots as the Mississippi Sea Wolves fired 44 shots of their own enroute to a 3-1 pre-season win Friday evening against the Texas Brahmas of the Central Hockey League in North Richland Hills, TX.
The Sea Wolves continue ECHL vs. CHL pre-season action tonight on the road in Austin, TX against the CHL's Austin Ice Bats.
At least they made a spirited comeback attempt.
Johan Holmqvist took the no decision allowing 4 goals on 15 shots while Marc Denis got the backdoor loss allowing 2 goals on 13 shots the rest of the way.
Florida 2:33, Nathan Horton 3 (power play) (unassisted)
Florida 4:39, Ruslan Salei 1 (Stephen Weiss, Rostislav Olesz)
Florida 18:57, Stephen Weiss 1 (Nathan Horton, Ruslan Salei)
Florida 2:34, Richard Zednik 1 (Ville Peltonen, Olli Jokinen)
Tampa Bay 2:58, Andre Roy 1 (Craig MacDonald, Shane O'Brien)
Florida 1:26, Jozef Stumpel 1 (Olli Jokinen, Cory Murphy)
Tampa Bay 5:51, Vaclav Prospal 4 (Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards)
Tampa Bay 8:00, Vaclav Prospal 5 (Vincent Lecavalier, Paul Ranger)
Tampa Bay 8:44, Jan Hlavac 1 (Brad Richards, Brad Lukowich)
Florida 12:32, Olli Jokinen 2 (power play) (Cory Murphy)
Ryan freaking Munce!
Ryan Munce stopped an awe inspiring 36 shots in regulation and overtime before going 5-for-5 on penalty shots in the shootout for the big win. He was the obvious first star of the game.
NOR Schneider, (1) (Milley, Jancevski), 5:52 (PP)
ALB Samson, (2) (Hughes, Aucoin), 19:48 (PP)
Anton But was scoreless in St. Petersburg's 4-0 blanking of Novosibirsk.
Denis Kazionov did not play in Novokuznetsk's 2-1 overtime loss to Khimik.
Evgeny Artyukhin had 2 penalty minutes in Omsk's 3-2 win over Nizhnekamsk.
Vasily Koshechkin dropped to 2-8-1 on the season enduring his worst loss yet in a 7-3 drubbing at the hands of Spartak. Dimitri Kazionov had 4 penalty minutes in the match for Ak Bars. Albert Vishnyakov did not play for Spartak.
Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 4-1 loss to Dynamo.
Strong nights for Helenius, Crowley, and Tyrell in leading their respective teams to wins.
Game results on the flip.
#7 Clarkson 2, Massachuettes 1 OT
Junior defensemen, John Wessbecker was scoreless and even in UMASS'( 0-1-0) first game of the season, a non-conference match-up with No. 7 Clarkson (1-1-0). According to the www.collegehockeynews.com boxscore, Wessbecker played on the third defensive pairing with junior Topher Bevis.
In 38 games last season, Wessbecker had one goal and no assists. He picked up 14 PIM and was a +7.
The Minutemen are in Canton, NY tonight as they face No. 12 St. Lawerence (2-0-0) in a non-conference game. The Saints defeated Providence 4-1 on Friday night.