Adam Henrich: "If I didnâ€™t commit myself, I was going to have to find something else to do with my life"Submitted by chad on December 13, 2007 - 15:11
Former Lightning prospect Adam Henrich, who was not re-signed last summer after struggling with AHL Springfield, has been a completely different player recently while on a tryout contract with the Norfolk Admirals.
The Citizens Voice of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, recently caught up with Henrich after the former Brampton Battalion forward had a 4 point night leading the Ads to a 5-3 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
â€œI realized after last season I had to be more humble and work harder,â€ Henrich, who has 5 goals and 6 assists in 6 games since his promotion, told the newspaper.
Calgary Hitmen 1 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 5
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Fadden hadnâ€™t scored in 6 of his last 7 games before netting the game winner against Calgary.
Medicine Hat Tigers 3 @ Prince George Cougars 1
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: Did Not Play. (WJC selection camp)
The Cougars were without both Tyrell and Sharks first rounder Ty Wishart, who was also cut from Team Canada.
Swift Current Broncos 3 @ Everett Silvertips 1
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (delay of game, high sticking)
Crowley played for the Broncos early last season before a trade to Everett.
Kelowna Rockets 5 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 4
G Torrie Jung, KEL: Did Not Play.
According to tsn.ca, Lightning prospect and Prince George (WHL) forward Dana Tyrell was among the first cuts made by Team Canada in preparation for this month's World Junior Championships. Tyrell, who has 14 goals and 33 points in 30 games for the struggling Cougars, played for Canada this summer during the Junior Summit Series with Russia.
The last Lightning draftee to play for Team Canada in the WJCs was Brad Richards in 2000. Richards had 1 goal and 1 assist in 7 games for Canada during the tournament. He was used in a limited capacity as a power play specialist.
Rimouski Oceanic 2 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 5
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 shots on goal
Kelowna Rockets 2 @ Moose Jaw 3 (SO)
G Torrie Jung, KEL: SOL, 21 saves on 23 shots
Jung stopped 21 shots in regulation and 6 of 8 shooters in the shootout, but took the loss as Kelowna fell to Moose Jaw 3-2. Jungâ€™s WHL career record in shootouts is now 0-6, though he fared well against the Warriors. Coming into the game Jung had a career .571 save percentage in the shootout. Jung has seen his playing time increase in the last few weeks.
Brad Richards is a warrior.
Marc Denis stopped 28 of 30 shots and 3 of 3 penalty shots for his first win of the season.
Montreal 15:22, Tomas Plekanec 10 (unassisted)
Mathieu Darche played 13:57 with 1 shot, 4 hits, and 1 blocked shot.
Mike Lundin continued to play sparingly, getting just 11:45 with 1 blocked shot.
Choate Rosemary Hall 1 @ Deerfield Academy 2 (12/8)
C Alex Killorn, DFA: 0-0-0 (unofficial)
After beating its first two opponents by a combined score of 15-0, Deerfield faced its rival, Choate Rosemary Hall. Deerfield killed off a late 6 on 3 man advantage (goaltender pulled) to preserve the win.
St. Markâ€™s 1 @ Noble and Greenough School 9 (12/8)
C/W Matt Marshall, Nobles: No stats listed.
No stats for Marshall, but a photo (click Read More)
Tonight's score is almost irrelevant compared to the possible serious injury to Brad Richards.
Johan Holmqvist allowed 4 goals on 22 shots for the loss before Marc Denis came in and allowed 2 goals on 7 shots the rest of the way. The wheels came off shortly after Richards left the game after an awkward spill into the boards and a leg injury.
The St. Cloud Times reports Lightning prospect Luca Cunti, despite being cleared academically, is still without amateur clearance from the NCAA Clearinghouse. Cunti has been practicing all season with St. Cloud State but has been unable to play for the Huskies without clearance. The Times reports his amateur status remains in question due to Cunti playing in a men's league in his native Switzerland prior to coming to North America.
The paper also says Cunti is listed among 31 forwards as candidates for the Swiss team at the upcoming World Junior Championships, though Cunti says he will not play in the tournament.
Cunti also told the Times he will make a decision about his future before Christmas if his status with the NCAA is still in limbo.
Cunti was drafted by the Chicago Steel of the USHL last spring. He could maintain amateur eligibility for the NCAA by playing in the USHL.