North American Juniors Game Night: 10/23/10


Alberni Valley Bulldogs 3 @ Penticton Vees 2
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 6-5-11, Even, 8 PIM

O’Donnell’s primary assist came while shorthanded. It temporarily tied the game at one.


Sioux Falls Stampede 2 @ Fargo Force 1 (OT)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 8 PIM

Mullin extended his point streak to three games. He had a goal and two assists Thursday vs. Youngstown. Mullin is tied for fifth in the league in points.


Lewiston MAINEiacs 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 1
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking), 1 SOG
Season Totals: 14 GP, 1-3-4, E, 8 PIM

After losing Friday, Lewiston takes the second of back-to-back games in Gatineau.


Belleville Bulls 2 @ Saginaw Spirit 5
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM (2 checking-from-behind, diving)
Season totals: 13 GP, 11-7-18, +3, 21 PIM

Panik had two checking-from-behind penalties two minutes apart in the first period. The second led to a Saginaw power play goal. At 3-10, Belleville is just one point ahead of Barrie in the league’s basement.

Sarnia Sting 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 9
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-6-7, +9, 2 PIM

Schemitsch had the primary assist on the game’s opening goal. Avalanche first rounder Joey Hishon had two goals and three assists in the game for the Attack. The controversial first rounder has 13 points in 4 games.


Tri-City Americans 3 @ Prince George Cougars 8
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 13 GP, 13-8-21, +3, 6 PIM

Connolly ran his point streak to 13 games, but his goal streak ended at 7 despite PG scoring 8 Saturday night. The Cougars’ captain had 11 points in his last 5 games coming into Saturday night’s game.

Medicine Hat Tigers 1 @ Saskatoon Blades 4
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM (tripping, interference)
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-0-1, +6, 15 PIM

The Blades are one point behind Portland for the league’s best record. The Winterhawks have played one more game than Saskatoon, however.

NCAA Game Night: 10/23/10

US Under-18 Team 0 @ Cornell Big Red 6 (Exhibition)
D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG

Gotovets, a freshman, recorded his first goal and first assist with Cornell in an exhibition game against the US Under-18 team. The Big Red open their season this coming Friday, Oct. 29th, at home against New Hampshire.

Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ St. Lawrence Saints 3(OT)
D Luke Witkowski, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, Even, 4 PIM

Western Michigan's 4 game winning streak comes to an end. The Broncos will begin conference play against Notre Dame next weekend with a home in home.

Merrimack Warriors 2 @ Vermont Catamounts 2(OT)
F Matt Marshall, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM

Vermont gains a point in their first conference game of the season.

AHL Game Night: 10/23/10 Admirals at Devils

3/6 on the power play tends to equal a win.


Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 22 shots for the win.

First Period
NOR Wishart, (3) (Pouliot, Jones), 5:41 (PP)

Second Period
NOR Jones, (4) (Wishart, Pouliot), 2:54 (PP)
ALB Perkovich, (2) (Anderson), 12:40
ALB Mills, (2) (Davis), 15:08

Third Period
NOR Szczechura, (4) (Roy, Jones), 14:55 (PP)

Blair Jones and Paul Szczechura were the game's first and second stars. The Admirals outshot the Devils 32-22 in the match.

Norfolk improves to 5-1-0-0 on the season. They close out their road trip tomorrow afternoon in Worcester, who they swept last weekend. Next weekend, the Admirals draw the Atlantic Division's first place team, the Portland Pirates, in a two game set at Scope that should be a good early season test for the club.

Box score from

European Game Day: 10/23/10

Farjestads 1 @ Sodertalje 4
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-5-0, 0 SO, 2.77 GAA, .879 sv%

Riku Helenius sat backup again as Pntus Sjogren stopped 34 shots in Sodertalje's 4-1 win over Farjestads. Ex-Avs pick Linus Videll had two assists in the match for Sodtertalje. Sodertalje now sits in tenth place on the Elitserien table.

Omsk 3 @ Novokuznetsk 1
Denis Kazionov, Novokuznetsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 29 PIM

Denis Kazionov was scoreless in 12:44 of ice time as Novokuznetsk fell to Omsk 3-1. Ex-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo stopped 26 of 27 shots he faced for the win. For those wondering, Ramo is 8-3-2 this season with 1 shutout, a 2.01 GAA, and a .916 sv%.

Nizhnekamsk 2 @ Kazan 4
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 8 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov took a hooking minor in 10:17 of ice time as Kazan defeated Nizhnekamsk 4-2. Ex-NHLer Marcel Hossa had a pair of goals in the match for Kazan.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/22/10


Vernon Vipers 5 @ Penticton Vees 0
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 17 GP, 6-4-10, Even, 8 PIM

A devastating home loss to Vernon, though Penticton still leads the Interior Conference with a 12-5-0-0 record.


Lewiston MAINEiacs 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 13 GP, 1-3-4, E, 6 PIM

It was a rough plus/minus night for Janosik despite the win. He was credited with one hit in the game.


Erie Otters 3 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 7
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 10 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 36 PIM

An offensive explosion for the Soo, yet Beukeboom is still searching for his first point of the season. The Lightning’s third round pick was named this week to Team OHL for the upcoming Canada/Russia Subway Super Series.

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 5
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 12 GP, 11-7-18, +3, 15 PIM

Panik opened the game’s scoring, but the Bulls couldn’t pull off the win in Michigan.

Owen Sound Attack 5 @ Sarnia Sting 7
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-5-6, +7, 2 PIM

Another quiet night on the scoresheet for Schemitsch.

Oshawa Generals 4 @ London Knights 3 (OT)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 33 saves on 36 shots
Season Totals: 6-2-0-0, 3.61 GAA, .886 sv%

A nice win for the Gens and Zador, who’s save percentage is creeping back toward .900.


Swift Current Broncos 0 @ Regina Pats 2
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 4-2-6, -6, 23 PIM

Ashton scored his fourth of the year in the third period on the power play to give the Pats an insurance goal. He has 2 goals in his last 3 games. Ashton was named this week to Team WHL for the upcoming Canada/Russia Subway Super Series.

Tri-City Americans 7 @ Prince George Cougars 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +1, 2 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 12 GP, 13-7-20, +4, 6 PIM

Connolly (pictured) ran his point streak to 12 games and his goal streak to 7 games with his third straight 2-goal game. He’s scored at least twice in 4 of his last 5 games. The PG captain, who was named this week for Team WHL for the Canada/Russia Subway Super Series, is alone in third in the league in goals now with 13.

Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 4 (SO)
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-0-1, +5, 11 PIM

Coming off a rare loss, the Blades earned a shootout win over the Hurricanes after scoring twice in the third period to force the extra sessions.

NCAA Game Night: 10/22/10

Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ St. Lawrence Saints 1
D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 4 PIM

Western Michigan won their fourth straight as Witkowski picked up a helper in the third period.

NHL Game Night: 10/22/10 Lightning at Thrashers

Seven straight wins over Atlanta.


Mike Smith allowed 2 goals on 30 shots for the win. That might have been the best Smitty has played since his concussion problems knocked him off track. That was encouraging. He moved well and he played an efficient style.

First Period
03:10 TB Clark (2), St Louis (5), Stamkos (6)(PP)
16:05 TB Lecavalier (2), Bergenheim (2) 17:50
TB Stamkos (6), Lecavalier (2), St Louis (6)(PP)

Second Period
08:07 ATL Slater (1), Ladd (5), Byfuglien (4)
17:22 TB Stamkos (7), (unassisted)

Third Period
13:36 ATL Byfuglien (2), (unassisted)(PP)
19:28 TB Stamkos (8), V. Hedman (5)(EN)

Steven Stamkos and Vincent Lecavalier were the game's first and second stars.

I thought the Lightning's effort level was outstanding, but I wouldn't say they were super-crisp. There's still another gear the Lightning haven't quite found yet in the early season, which should be a bit terrifying for the rest of the league. Their breakout and passing still needs a little work. There's too many soft passes, and still a lot of feeling out of new teammates. Once that part starts to click, the Lightning are going to be a mother to play against.

Dana Tyrell had 2 penalty minutes and 2 shots in 11:09. He looks like he's getting a little more comfortable each game, and he even got a couple of PK shifts tonight. I also like that he's getting shots on goal. That first NHL goal will follow pretty soon.

Box score and extended statistics from

AHL Game Night: 10/22/10 Admirals at Crunch

Norfolk's offense gets Pielmeier-ed.


Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 18 shots for the loss.

First Period
SYR Deschamps, (2) (Palmieri, Festerling), 10:33 (PP)
SYR Sbisa, (1) (Festerling, Green), 12:16 (PP)
NOR Pouliot, (2) (Roy, Jones), 14:06

Second Period

Third Period
SYR Deschamps, (3) (Bonino, Sbisa), 8:25 (PP)

Norfolk actually outshot Syracuse 38-18 but ex-Sharks pick Timo Pielmeier's goaltending and a couple of power play goals by Syracuse handed the Admirals their first loss.

Norfolk rolls into Albany tomorrow night.

Box score from TheAHL.

KHL Game Day: 10/22/10

Cherepovets 2 @ Dynamo Minsk 1 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 35/36, 0.94 GAA, .972 sv%
Season totals: 11 GP, 5-6-0, 1 SO, 2.58 GAA, .914 sv%

Is The Cat back? For the first time in about a month, Vasily Koshechkin played like Vasily Koshechkin, making 35 saves in Cherepovets' 2-1 overtime win over Dynamo Minsk. Forward Alexei Tsvetkov had the winning goal and an assist for Severstal in the match.

St. Petersburg 5 @ Dynamo Riga 3
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 7-5-12, +2, 22 PIM

Ex-Ducks draft pick Tony Martensson had one goal and three assists and ex-NHLer Mattias Weinhandl had a pair of goals as St. Peterburg scorched Dynamo Riga for a 5-3 win. Martins Karsums was an ugly -3 in 17:31 in the match.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/21/10


Montreal Juniors 4 @ Victoriaville Tigres 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: Did not play.
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM

Still no Landry. He remains out with an unannounced injury.


Belleville Bulls 1 @ Windsor Spitfires 4
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 10-7-17, +4, 13 PIM

Panik went scoreless against his former team as Dallas Stars first rounder Jack Campbell stopped 30 of 31 shots for the Windsor victory.

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