Submitted by pete on March 24, 2006 - 20:16
I'm afraid we've finally reached the point where the Falcons wish the season would just end tonight. SPR-1 HFD-6 Boutin stopped just 31 of 37 shots faced. Doug O'Brien and Norm Milley were -4. Zdenek Blatny had Springfield's only goal. Post mortem at [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001959]TheAHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on March 24, 2006 - 18:57
The Springfield Falcons [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox2956.shtml]have also recalled defenseman Doug Andress from Johnstown of the ECHL.[/url] Andress has 6 goals and 36 points in 59 games this season. He also had a brief stint with Omaha of the AHL earlier this season.
Submitted by pete on March 24, 2006 - 18:50
The Springfield Falcons [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox2961.shtml]have signed right wing Kevin Croxton to an amateur tryout contract.[/url] The 6'3" 200 lb forward was signed out of the RPI program where he just finished his senior season. Croxton, RPI's team captain, led the club in scoring with 14 goals and 39 points in 31 games this season. He was a second team All-ECACHL selection in 2004 and an ECACHL All-Rookie selection in 2003. This year he was named to the ECACHL's All-Academic team.
Submitted by pete on March 23, 2006 - 21:13
Hey look, it's a [url=http://cache.tias.com/stores/grannyscupboard/pictures/120404trc.jpg]Caps fan,[/url] appropriately dressed as a clown no less. WSH-3 TB-4 (OT) Gritty, gutty effort by John Grahame and the whole Lightning team. Grahame stopped 27 of 30 shots faced for a critical win to keep the Lightning in 6th in the conference. Rookies Paul Ranger and Ryan Craig each had primary assists in the game. Ranger got back on the plus side of the ledger for the first time in a few games going +1 in 21:24 with 3 shots on goal, 1 hit and 2 blocked shots. Craig played 13:46 of even hockey with 3 shots on goal. Evgeny Artyukhin played a sparing 5:01 with 2 hits and 2 blocked shots. Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS021034.HTM]NHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on March 23, 2006 - 16:26
Omsk defeated CSKA 6-1 to take a 2-0 series lead. Nikita Alexeev did not dress for Avangard. Vasily Koshechkin allowed 6 goals in 40 minutes of play before being lifted for the third period in Lada's 7-0 loss to Magnitogorsk. The series is now tied 1-1. Anton But and Alexei Glukhov were scoreless in Yaroslavl's 3-2 overtime win against Khimik. The Lokomotiv now hold a 2-0 series lead.
Submitted by pete on March 23, 2006 - 16:23
Ramo/Rask IV will have to wait. Miika Wiikman got the start today in HPK's opening game of the SM-liiga playoffs beating Tuukka Rask and Ilves 4-2. Rask stopped 35 of 39 shots faced in the game.
Submitted by pete on March 22, 2006 - 21:35
I think Wheeling might've been a little mad after losing two straight to the Chiefs. WHE-4 JHN-0 Gabe Winer stopped 27 of 31 shots faced before being pulled for the third period for Mike Betz who stopped all 9 shots faced. The teams played a physical first period that saw fights by Adam Henrich and Andre Deveaux as well as double minor for roughing to Brandon Elliot. Elliot would later have a fight of his own in the second period where Adam Henrich collected his 8th through 21st penalty minutes of the night (slash, fighting, roughing, rough and ten minute misconduct). Game sheet from [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/ppublic.cgi?action=box&id=3049]ECHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on March 22, 2006 - 12:14
Blues snuck past JYP in overtime yesterday in the final match of the play-in round to set the field for the SM-liiga quarterfinals. Third seeded HPK will face off with sixth seeded Ilves. That means we could see Karri Ramo once again square off with countryman Tuukka Rask in a battle between the two brightest star goaltending prospects in Finland.
Submitted by pete on March 22, 2006 - 12:10
Omsk defeated CSKA 3-0 in the opening match of their quarterfinal series. Nikita Alexeev did not dress for Avangard. Lada Togliatti drew first blood against Goliath Magnitogorsk behind Vasily Koshechkin's 4th win of the postseason. Both Anton But and Alexei Glukhov were scoreless in Yaroslavl's 4-2 game one win over Khimik.
Submitted by pete on March 22, 2006 - 09:02
The Western Hockey League [url=http://www.whl.ca/news/?id=4017]released their first and second team conference all-stars yesterday and two Lightning forwards received honors.[/url] In the Western Conference, Kelowna LW Justin Keller was named a First Team All Star after leading the league in goals. In the East, center Blair Jones was selected as a Second Team All Star after finishing in the top 10 in the WHL in scoring. Keller and Jones aren't the only Lightning players who will be holding hardware at the end of the day, as it is expected Stanislav Lascek will also be receiving honors in the QMJHL.