Submitted by pete on March 2, 2006 - 23:47
[b]QMJHL[/b] There were no Lightning prospects in action in the QMJHL tonight. Tomorrow night Chicoutimi and Stan Lascek will play Lewiston and Mark Tobin and Rimouski will square off with Baie-Comeau. [b]OHL[/b] Chris Lawrence scored his 18th goal of the season, but was -3, as Toronto defeated Mississauga 6-3. [b]WHL[/b] There were no games scheduled in the WHL tonight.
Submitted by pete on March 2, 2006 - 19:14
Frolunda defeated Fredrik Norrena and Linkopings handily today, crushing them 5-1. Norrena stopped just 17 of 22 shots faced in the loss. His record runs to 19-10-5 on the season. There are just two more games remaining in the Eliserien regular season. Linkopings could've pulled into a tie with Frolunda for second on the league table with a win, but now appear to be locked in as the third seed for the postseason.
Submitted by pete on March 2, 2006 - 16:15
No, not that Hedberg. The Johnstown Chiefs today [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=7170]signed defenseman Jon Hedberg and announced that winger Joe Tallari has been recalled to Bridgeport of the AHL.[/url] Hedberg, a 6'0" 200 lb American born blueliner, just completed his senior season for York University in the Canadian CIS where he led his team in scoring with 22 points in 23 games. Prior to college Hedberg played three seasons in the OHL between Guelph, Oshawa and Sault Ste Marie. His career season in junior came in 2000-2001 when he scored 8 goals and 30 points in 65 games between Guelph and Oshawa. Hedberg was teammates in Oshawa with Lightning defenseman Paul Ranger from 2000-2002. The native of Duluth, Minnesota was undrafted out of junior.
Submitted by pete on March 1, 2006 - 22:39
Submitted by pete on March 1, 2006 - 22:36
Wasted a great performance by Gerald Coleman, again. SPR-1 PHI-2 Coleman stopped 33 of 35 shots faced and was named second star of the game. Zdenek Blatny had the only goal for Springfield with Marek Kvapil having the secondary assist. Game sheet from [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001733]TheAHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on March 1, 2006 - 17:17
The two best goaltenders in Russia squared off today and it took overtime to settle the score. Lada Togliatti got an overtime goal past Magnitogorsk backstop Travis Scott to gain a 2-1 victory for Vasily Koshechkin. His record improves to 17-12-6. Elsewhere, Alexei Glukhov had his second goal of the season as Khimik MO topped KHK MVD 5-3. Also, Albert Vishnyakov scored his 9th goal of the season as Dynamo topped Chekhov 3-1.
Submitted by pete on February 28, 2006 - 22:09
[b]QMJHL[/b] There were no Lightning prospects in action in the QMJHL tonight. [b]OHL[/b] There were no games in the OHL tonight. Bolt Prospects' Chad Schnarr has learned Marek Bartanus has missed the past few games in Owen Sound due to a concussion. He is skating again and may be ready to return tomorrow night against Erie. [b]WHL[/b] Blair Jones had 1 assist as Moose Jaw beat Prince Albert 5-1. Justin Keller had his three-game goal streak snapped during Kelowna's come-from-behind 4-3 overtime win over Prince George.
Submitted by pete on February 28, 2006 - 22:05
The Lightning's game readiness still hasn't gotten back from Torino. Hopefully it will by Saturday. FLA-8 TB-2 Ryan Craig scored his 10th of the season on the power play, the game's lone silver lining. Post mortem by [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS020867.HTM]NHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on February 28, 2006 - 18:57
Even in Sweden, home of the triumphant Olympic gold medal winning team, it was back to business today. Fredrik Norrena, fresh off winning a silver medal as backup on Team Finland, jumped back into action defeating Mora 5-1. He stopped 27 of 28 shots faced to improve his record to 19-9-5. Unfortunately, Bolt Prospects has learned that Norrena's annual ritual of playing footsie with the Lightning in contract negotiations before leaving the team at the alter has finally put GM Jay Feaster past the breaking point. The team now claims zero interest in signing Norrena due to the goaltender backing out of a solid agreement with the Lightning just before the IIHF signing deadline this year. The contract would've been a relatively lucrative one year deal which, because it was his first coming out of Europe, wouldn't have required him to be fed through waivers in the event of a callup. The team still has strong interest in signing Karri Ramo out of Finland and will attempt to sign Vasily Koshechkin if he is free and clear of any contractual obligations to Lada Togliatti for next season.
Submitted by chad on February 28, 2006 - 15:08
The following are statistics for Lightning prospects playing within the Canadian Hockey League as of February 28. Last season's stats are listed below 2005-06 stats. Key: Games Played, Goals-Assists-Points, Penalty Minutes, Plus/Minus, Power Play Goals, Shorthanded Goals, Game Winning Goals Stanislav Lascek, RW, Chicoutimi (QMJHL): 56GP, 39-76-115, 86PIM, (+33), 15 PPG, 3 SHG, 6 GWG (2005: 53 GP, 18-72-90, 42 PIM, E) Justin Keller, RW, Kelowna (WHL): 61GP, 46-33-79, 68PIM, (+6), 19 PPG, 2 SHG, 9 GWG (2005: 72 GP, 31-22-53, 103 PIM, +14) Blair Jones, C, Moose Jaw (WHL): 63GP, 30-40-70, 79PIM, (+20), 14 PPG, 1 SHG