Tri-City Americans 3 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 2 (OT)
G Riku Helenius, SEA: OTL, 34 saves on 37 shots, *First Star*
Helenius was â€œstellarâ€ for Seattle, only allowing one even-strength goal. The overtime winner was a shot through a screen that apparently bounced in off a shin, Helenius told the Seattle Times. It was scored on the power play.
Prince George Cougars 3 @ Chilliwack Bruins 6
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: Did not play
Tyrell is recovering from a minor knee injury and may be ready for this weekend's games.
According to the Vancouver Province, Everett Silvertips defenseman Dane Crowley will not be suspended for his hit on Florida Panthers 2007 second rounder and Vancouver Giants forward Michal Repik. Apparently it was ruled Repik suffered his injury (now diagnosed as a severe concussion) when he hit the ice and not from Crowley's hit. Repik spent two nights in the hospital. Crowley received a 5-minute major and game misconduct for the hit, but days later the league actually revoked both penalties and said the hit was not illegal.
They made that way harder than it had to be.
Johan Holmqvist stopped 26 of 29 shots faced before stopping 3 of 4 shooters in penalty shots for the shootout win.
Ottawa 7:05, Daniel Alfredsson 18 (Joe Corvo, Jason Spezza)
Tampa Bay 9:08, Filip Kuba 3 (Martin St. Louis, Vaclav Prospal)
Ottawa 18:03, Daniel Alfredsson 19 (Dany Heatley, Christoph Schubert)
Ottawa 18:39, Wade Redden 4 (Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley)
The Lightning has two prospects currently playing U.S. High School Hockey this fall.
Center Alexander Killorn, a 2007 third rounder, plays for Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. Also, forward Matt Marshall, a 2007 fifth rounder, plays for the Noble and Greenough School, also in Massachusetts. Both prospects recently began their respective prep seasons.
Deerfield is 1-0 after beating the Holderness School 6-0 on December 1.
Killorn had 4 goals and an assist in the game.
US U-18 Team 2 @ Massachusetts 5 - Exhibition
D UMASS John Wessbecker 0-1-1, +1, 1 SOG, 2 PIM
#11 UMASS gets back to the HEAST schedule this coming Saturday against #8 New Hampshire.
In 14 games this season Wessbecker has 3 assists, an even rating and 2 PIM.
As expected, Lightning 2007 second round pick Dana Tyrell has been named to Team Canada's 2008 World Junior Championship Selection Camp roster.
Tyrell, who played for Canada in their SuperSeries vs. Russia this past summer, currently has 14 goals and 19 assists for 33 points in 29 games for Prince George of the WHL.
For the full roster, see tsn.ca
Back to back third period collapses.
Jonathan Boutin allowed 5 goals on 35 shots in the loss.
HER Motzko, (9) (Pollock, Beagle), 7:32 (PP)
NOR Henrich, (3) (Wanvig, Scalzo), 15:08 (PP)
HER Beagle, (6) (Robitaille, Pokulok), 3:58
NOR Wanvig, (12) (Jancevski, Scalzo), 7:25 (PP)
NOR Stewart, (5) (Jones, Schneider), 17:12
HER Potulny, (6) (Pollock, McNeill), 2:26
HER Beagle, (7) (Hunt, Laing), 2:54
HER Hunt, (2) (Wilson, Bourque), 8:15 (PP)
NOR Henrich, (4) (Stewart, Milley), 14:04
HER Motzko, (10) (Pokulok), 19:08 (EN)
You know what's a shame? Other than giving up 3 unanswered goals in the span of about six minutes to blow another two points the team could've had? What if Adam Henrich had approached his career with this kind of urgency when he was 20-21 years old?
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.