Norrena Shuts Out Italy in Olympic Debut

Finland [url=http://www.tsn.ca/olympics/news_story/?ID=155139&hubname=]crushed happless Italy today 6-0 in round robin pool play as Fredrik Norrena won his first start in the Olympics.[/url] Norrena stopped all 16 shots he faced in the victory.

Lightning NCAA Stats

The following Lightning prospects are currently playing in the NCAA. Stats are as of February 12, 2006. Mike Lundin, D, U of Maine (Jr.): 28GP, 2-11-13, 4PIM, (-2), 1 PPG Matt Smaby, D, U of North Dakoka (Jr.): 32GP, 3-5-8, 91PIM (3 majors), (+6), 2 PPG Dusty Collins, RW, U of Northern Michigan (Jr.): 26GP, 3-4-7, 35 PIM, (+1), 1 PPG P.J. Atherton, D, U of Minnesota (Sr.): 30GP, 1-3-4, 45PIM (1 major), (+3) John Wessbecker, D, U of Massachusetts (Fr.): 28GP, 0-2-2, 30PIM, (-11) Arthur Femenella, D, U of Vermont (Jr.): 8GP, 0-0-0, 31PIM Joe Pearce, G, Boston College (Jr.): 3GP, 2-0-1, 2.28 GAA, .903 sv%

Sweden Dominates Tre Kronor

Sweden won both games in the Tre Kronor as the Elitserien sits on hiatus for the Olympics. They defeated Slovakia 4-0 and Switzerland 5-1. Defenseman Andreas Holmqvist did not play in either tilt.

Falcons/Phantoms Game Postponed

Tonight's game in Philadelphia between the Falcons and Phantoms [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox2926.shtml]was postponed due to the snow storm gripping the Northeast and Midwest. [/url] No make up date has been announced.

Game Night 1/12: Chiefs at Bombers

Disappointing. JHN-3 DAY-4 Morgan Cey stopped 31 of 35 in the loss. Justin Kelly had a pair of helpers and Adam Henrich had an assist to keep his points streak alive. Game sheet from [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/ppublic.cgi?action=summary&id=2860]ECHL.com.[/url]

Bartanupalooza Continues

After a disasterous start to his North American junior career, Lightning prospect Marek Bartanus looks to have turned the corner. Tonight the young winger had a goal and two assists as Owen Sound beat Sault Ste. Marie 6-3. Bartanus had a paltry 4 points in his 31 games prior to playing for Slovakia for the U20 World Junior Championships. Since returning to Owen Sound, Bartanus now has 8 points in 11 games finally showing glimpses of the potential that made him a 4th round pick. Also, in Brandon, center Blair Jones had a hat trick tonight and two helpers as Moose Jaw beat the Wheat Kings 6-3. Jones now moves into a tie with Kootenay's Ryan Russell for 8th in the WHL in points with 63 in 55 games. With the three goals, Jones now has potted 28 this season. In his previous three seasons of junior he had just 26 goals in total.

Game Night 2/11: Bombers at Chiefs

The points left on the table against Dayton will inevitably come back to hurt the Chiefs. DAY-5 JHN-4 (SO) Mike Betz made his debut for the Chiefs and stopped 43 of 47 shots faced. Adam Henrich scored 2 goals including a talley with 8 seconds left in regulation to get the Chiefs a point. Doug Andress had 3 assists. Game sheet from [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/ppublic.cgi?action=box&id=2825]ECHL.com.[/url]

Game Night 2/11: Falcons at N.Admirals

Playoffs out of reach... SPR-1 NOR-3 Jonathan Boutin stopped 24 of 26 shots faced but did not get the goal support. Travis Brigley scored the loan Falcons goal. Game sheet from [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001726]TheAHL.com.[/url]

Game Night 2/11: Lightning at Bruins

First one to six wins... TB-6 BOS-5 John Grahame stopped 21 out of 26 in his last start before joining Team USA at the Olympics. The Lightning have now cut Carolina's division lead to 12 points with the Hurricanes playing one more game tomorrow before the Olympic break. Vaclav Prospal had 2 goals including the game winner while Dimitry Afanasenkov had a flashback to his days in the QMJHL and had a pair of markers of his own. Among Lightning rookies, Ryan Craig had a goal and an assist while Paul Ranger chipped in a helper of his own. Craig played 19:47 and was +2 with 4 shots on goal. Paul Ranger was +3 in 13:35 with 1 shot on goal. Evgeny Artyukhin played 12:03 with 3 shots on goal. Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS020852.HTM]NHL.com.[/url]

Ramo/Rask III

In the rubber match of young Finns today it was Tuukka Rask who bested Karri Ramo in the shootout as Ilves defeated HPK 2-1. Ramo stopped 25 of 26 shots faced before falling in penalty shots. He was named third star of the game by the media and was again voted best player in the match in fan voting. Ramo's record is now 8-7-4 this season.
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