Submitted by chad on October 25, 2006 - 08:49
The University of Maine Black Bears and senior assistant captain Mike Lundin, fresh off their road sweep of traditional powerhouse North Dakota, are now No.1 in both US College Hockey polls. Maine is 5-0 on the year and received 34 of 40 first place votes in the USCHO.com/CSTV Division I men's poll and 31 of 34 in the USA Today/America Hockey poll. The Bears moved up from No.4 in both polls last week. Lundin, a 2004 4th round pick, has 1 goal and 2 assists on the year. The defenseman is receiving quality ice time this year as you'd expect from a senior and is a fixture on the power play. He had 3 goals and 13 assists as a junior.
The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat reports the Springfield Falcons have recalled forward Andre Deveaux after he scored a goal Sunday for the Chiefs at Trenton, and defenseman Jay Rosehill was returned to the AHL after Saturdayâ€™s win. Chief forwards Randy Rowe and Adam Henrich are injured and doubtful for tonight's game, Chiefs coach Frank Anzalone said.
Submitted by pete on October 24, 2006 - 16:58
[url=vasily-koshechkin]Vasily Koshechkin[/url] and Togliatti tied SKA 2-2 to move his record to 6-3-3 on the year. Anton But was scoreless in the match for St. Petersburg. Alexei Glukhov was scoreless as Cherepovets was routed by Ufa 5-1. [url=denis-kazionov]Denis Kazionov[/url] was scoreless in Tver's 2-1 win over Khabarovsk. Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in Dynamo's 6-3 win over Salavat Yulayev. [url=alexander-polushin]Alex Polushin[/url] remains on IR for Khimik who lost to Omsk 4-2.
Submitted by pete on October 23, 2006 - 15:03
[url=evgeny-artyukhin]Evgeny Artyukhin[/url] was scoreless as Yaroslavl was shut out by Nizhnekamsk 2-0. Artyukhin did, however, manage to become the first Superleague player to break 100 penalty minutes in the game. With 101 PIM in 18 games Artyukhin moves into first in the Superleague, 6 ahead of former Lightning enforcer Reid Simpson of Chekhov.
Submitted by chad on October 23, 2006 - 13:18
[b]Lightning NCAA Prospect Statistics Through 10/23:[/b] Dusty Collins - C - Northern Michigan Univ., Senior: 6 GP - 1 goal, 0 assist, 1 point. Goal scored in 3-3 tie against Wisconsin on Oct. 7. Mike Lundin - D - Univ. of Maine, Senior: 5 GP - 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points. Assist and PPG in 6-2 win against North Dakota on Oct 20.
Submitted by pete on October 22, 2006 - 17:56
[url=marek-bartanus]Marek Bartanus[/url] was scoreless in Owen Sound's 5-0 loss to Windsor. [url=kevin-beech]Kevin Beech[/url] stopped 23 of 25 in Sudbury's 3-2 win over Belleville. [b]Lightning CHL Prospect Statistics Through 10/22:[/b] Chris Lawrence, Mississauga (OHL), 7 GP, 6-5-11, 12 PIM, +1 Marek Bartanus, Owen Sound (OHL), 11 GP, 3-7-10, 8 PIM, +2 Dane Crowley, Swift Current (WHL), 9 GP, 0-4-4, 26 PIM, -4 Vladimir Mihalik, Prince George (WHL), 4 GP, 0-1-1, 6 PIM, -2 Kevin Beech, Sudbury (OHL), 13 GP, 6-6-0, 1 SO, 3.04 GAA, .898 sv%
Submitted by pete on October 22, 2006 - 16:30
[url=karri-ramo]Karri Ramo[/url] gets his first professional win in style. SPR-3 BRI-0 [url=karri-ramo]Karri Ramo[/url] weathered the Falcons getting outshot 27-17 in the first two periods and ended up stopping 34 of 34 in the game for the shutout and his first professional win in North America. [url=norm-milley]Norm Milley[/url] led the way offensively with a pair of goals while Eric Healey had two helpers in the game. Zdenek Blatny had the Falcons' other goal while individual helpers went to [url=blair-jones]Blair Jones[/url], Jared Aulin and [url=marek-kvapil]Marek Kvapil[/url]. But the day ultimately belong to the 20 year old wunderkind Ramo, who held his no doubt tired team even in the game in their third contest in three nights giving veterans like Milley and Blatny the opportunity they needed to steal a critical two points. 2-4-0 isn't a great record, but it looks a lot better than 1-5-0 in a weekend where the Falcons had already lost two close games in the third period. Your three stars: 1. Ramo, 2. Milley, 3. Blatny. Game sheet from [url=http://stats.theahl.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1002303]TheAHL.com[/url].
Submitted by pete on October 22, 2006 - 16:24
Just couldn't get over the top in a one goal game. JHN-3 TRE-5 [url=gerald-coleman]Gerald Coleman[/url] stopped 27 of 31 shots faced for the loss before Trenton scored an empty net goal with 17 seconds remaining to seal the Chiefs' fate. The Johnstown attack was lead by Maxime Boisclair's pair of helpers, his first professional points. [url=andre-deveaux]Andre Deveaux[/url], [url=zbynek-hrdel]Zbynek Hrdel[/url] and Doug Andress had Johnstown's goals with individual helpers going to [url=radek-smolenak]Radek Smolenak[/url], [url=stanislav-lascek]Stanislav Lascek[/url] and Jean Desrochers. Game sheet from [url=http://echl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=926]ECHL.com[/url].