Submitted by pete on October 9, 2006 - 17:04
Bolt Prospects is starting a new feature today which was suggested to us by part time staff member Erik Murillo. Every Monday throughout the season Bolt Prospects will be naming its Prospect of the Week to the prospect or overage prospect whose performance rises above the rest of the organization's young players. This week's prospect of the week is:
Submitted by pete on October 8, 2006 - 17:56
[url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=8806]ECHL.com is reporting[/url] the Johnstown Chiefs have made three additions to their roster. The team has signed defenseman Bryan Nathe, whose rights they acquired from Dayton earlier this month. The club has also signed forward Gary Klapowski and defenseman Ian MacLean to PTO contracts. Klapowski is a local product from Pittsburgh, PA who was out of hockey last year after spending parts of three seasons in the OHL with Kitchener, Plymouth and Saginaw. Standing at 5'9" 190 lbs, the right wing's best junior season came in 2004-2005 when he had 1 goal and 6 points in 30 games with Saginaw. MacLean is a product of SUNY Brockport's Division III college program where he had 2 goals and 8 points in 20 games last year as a sophomore. Prior to college, MacLean played for North York of the OPJHL in 2003-2004 where he had 5 goals and 33 points in 44 games with 54 PIMs.
Submitted by pete on October 8, 2006 - 16:43
[url=kevin-beech]Kevin Beech[/url] stopped 28 of 30 shots faced but still took the loss 2-1 to Saginaw. [url=chris-lawrence]Chris Lawrence[/url] was -1 with 2 PIMs as Mississauga fell to Plymouth 4-2. [b]Lightning CHL Prospect Statistics Through 10/8[/b] RW/C [url=chris-lawrence]Chris Lawrence[/url], Mississauga (OHL), 6 GP, 6-5-11, +2, 12 PIM LW [url=marek-bartanus]Marek Bartanus[/url], Owen Sound (OHL), 7 GP, 2-6-8, +2, 6 PIM D [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url], Swift Current (WHL), 7 GP, 0-3-3, -1, 22 PIM D [url=vladimir-mihalik]Vladimir Mihalik[/url], Prince George (WHL), 4 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 6 PIM G [url=kevin-beech]Kevin Beech[/url], Sudbury (OHL), 3-5-0, 1 SO, 3.46 GAA, .896 sv% [i]Note: Chris Lawrence is currently tied for 11th in the OHL in scoring. He's also tied for 7th in goals. [/i]
Submitted by pete on October 8, 2006 - 16:39
Dimitri Kazionov scored a goal today in Kazan's 4-1 win over Dynamo. Dimitri leads all Lightning Russian prospects with 5 goals and 10 points in 14 games. He also has a +5 rating and 8 PIMs. Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in the match for Dynamo. [url=denis-kazionov]Denis Kazionov[/url] was scoreless in Tver's 3-2 win over Nizhnekamsk.
Submitted by pete on October 7, 2006 - 20:21
[url=marek-bartanus]Marek Bartanus[/url] had his 2nd goal of the season as Owen Sound beat Plymouth 4-2. Bartanus was even in the game and now has 8 points in 7 games. Sudbury fell to Sarnia 4-2 with [url=kevin-beech]Kevin Beech[/url] allowing 4 goals on 39 shots faced in the loss. [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url] had a power play assist and 6 penalty minutes as Swift Current lost to Vancouver 3-1. Swift Current was outshot an alarming 40-14.
Submitted by pete on October 7, 2006 - 20:14
Dimitry Afanasenkov's ridiculous turnover on Boston's winning goal will get all the attention, but the real problem right now is two games into the season Lecavalier, Richards and St. Louis have zero goals. BOS-3 TB-2 Marc Denis stopped 22 of 25 in the loss. Goals scored by Ruslan Fedotenko and Bolt Prospects alumni [url=ryan-craig]Ryan Craig[/url]. Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20062007/GS020025.HTM]NHL.com.[/url] Doug Janik played 13:23 as the Lightning once again went with 7 d-men. Eric Perrin took a tremendous leap in ice time going to 18:14 of +1 hockey with 2 shots and 1 blocked shot as well as going 60% on draws. [url=nick-tarnasky]Nick Tarnasky[/url] made his debut tonight playing just 3:49 with 1 hit.
Submitted by pete on October 7, 2006 - 16:57
Bolt Prospects will be live blogging the game watching on the B2 Networks webcast. SPR-3 HFD-2 Final [b]First Period[/b] 1. SPR- Smaby, (Milley) 2. SPR- Milley, (Keller, Jones) [b]Second Period[/b] 3. SPR- Delmore, (Kvapil, O'Brien)(PP) 4. HFD- Degon, (Montoya)(PP) [b]Third Period[/b] 5. HFD- Jessiman, (Immonen)
Submitted by pete on October 7, 2006 - 16:35
As reported by BP member chelya, [url=vasily-koshechkin]Vasily Koshechkin[/url] had his second shutout today blanking Magnitogorsk 4-0. The win moves Koshechkin to 5-2-2 this year. Alexei Glukhov had a power play assist as Cherepovets beat Omsk 5-3. Anton But was scoreless in SKA's 2-1 loss to Khimik. [url=alexander-polushin]Alex Polushin[/url] DNP. [url=evgeny-artyukhin]Evgeny Artyukhin[/url] was scoreless in Yaroslavl's 2-2 tie with Novosibirsk. Artyukhin has just 1 assist and is -3 in 11 games this season. Artyukhin's 60 penalty minutes are tied for tops in the Superleague with former Lightning enforcer Reid Simpson.
Submitted by pete on October 7, 2006 - 16:23
The Springfield Falcons [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox3120.shtml]have announced the signing of center Jared Aulin[/url] to a PTO contract just hours before they take the ice for opening night 2006-2007. Aulin, who was once a top prospect in the Kings and Capitals organizations, was originally a 2nd round pick of the Colorado Avalanche organization in 2002. Aulin spent parts of five season with Kamloops of the WHL scoring 31 goals and 108 points in 70 games in his best junior season in 2000-2001. His best professional season came in 2002-2003 as a rookie when he had 12 goals and 44 points with Manchester of the AHL. He also played 17 games with the LA Kings that season scoring 2 goals and 4 points. Aulin, who stands at 6'0" 192 lbs, has spent the past two years in the Caps organization posting nearly identical 11 goal and 39 point seasons in Portland and last year's Calder Cup champion, Hershey. Presumably the signing will allow the Lightning to send another prospect forward down to Johnstown of the ECHL where they currently only have 9 forwards officially in camp. Aulin's signing is, in part, an attempt to compensate for the loss or Eric Perrin who made the Lightning out of camp. Also, overage prospect [url=norm-milley]Norm Milley[/url] has been named team captain.
Submitted by chelya on October 7, 2006 - 15:58
Vasily Koshechkin got his win and shutout tonight. Lada get the 4-0 win in Magnitogorsk vs. Metallurg, one of the best attacking team in the Superleague. I watched this game on TV. Kosheckin made several critical saves, including a three rebound shots on after one in the second period when Lada played two players short.