Submitted by pete on October 22, 2006 - 17:30
[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 - 17:24
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].
Submitted by pete on October 22, 2006 - 16:35
[url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=8952]ECHL.com finally has a press release up[/url] confirming the Falcons have sent RW/C Andre Deveaux to Johnstown of the ECHL. Deveaux already has a goal in this afternoon's Chiefs game in Trenton. Also, [url=jay-rosehill]Jay Rosehill[/url] is in the lineup this afternoon for the Springfield Falcons, so he has presumably been recalled to the AHL after playing in Johnstown's opener last night. [b]Update:[/b] The full ECHL transactions for Johnstown today [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=8950]were as follows[/url]: Andre Deveaux, F assigned by Springfield (AHL) John Toffey, F activated off IR Adam Henrich, F placed on the 3-day IR Jay Rosehill, D recalled to Springfield (AHL)
Submitted by pete on October 22, 2006 - 14:43
[url=vasily-koshechkin]Vasily Koshechkin's[/url] record dropped to 6-3-2 today as Togliatti was pummelled 7-0 by Cherepovets. Alexei Glukhov had 2 assists for Severstal. Anton But was scoreless as SKA fell to Ufa 4-2. Albert Vishnyakov had a goal in Dynamo's 4-2 win over Amur. The talley was Vishnyakov's 6th goal of the year and 9th point in 13 games this year. [url=denis-kazionov]Denis Kazionov[/url] was scoreless in Tver's 4-2 win over the Soviet Wings. [url=alexander-polushin]Alex Polushin[/url] remains on IR for Khimik who fell 4-2 to Omsk.
Submitted by pete on October 21, 2006 - 20:51
[url=marek-bartanus]Marek Bartanus[/url] had an assist in Owen Sound's 6-3 loss to Saginaw. [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url] remains out for Swift Current. [url=vladimir-mihalik]Vladimir Mihalik's[/url] Prince George plays later against Tri-City, but Mihalik is still nursing his shoulder injury.
Submitted by pete on October 21, 2006 - 20:36
Offense clicking and back to .500. Time to unleash some revenge on the Canes. TB-6 WSH-4 Marc Denis stopped 29 of 33 for the win. Nikita Alexeev, of all people, had a pair of goals while Brad Richards and Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist each. Vincent Lecavalier and Andreas Karlsson also had goals while Pratt, Tarnasky, Taylor, Afanasenkov and Boyle all had individual helpers. For [url=nick-tarnasky]Nick Tarnasky[/url], it was his first point of the season. Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20062007/GS020110.HTM]NHL.com[/url]. Doug Janik blocked one shot in 8:44. Eric Perrin was -1 with 1 block in 12:36. Tarnasky was +1 in 3:39 with 4 penalty minutes. It cannot be underestimated how important it was for Brad Richards to finally score a goal or what a great omen it is for "the big three" to all get goals tonight. The Lightning should be going into these upcoming games against Carolina confident and ready to prove they've got a legitimate contender for the division title this year.
Submitted by pete on October 21, 2006 - 20:31
Steve Stirling's got to coach up these young men to win some of these one goal games. BIN-4 SPR-3 Sean Burke stopped 30 of 34 in the loss. Eric Healey had a goal and an assist for Falcons and [url=blair-jones]Blair Jones[/url] and [url=norm-milley]Norm Milley[/url] each had a pair of assists. Zdenek Blatny and Andy Delmore had Springfield's other goals while [url=justin-keller]Justin Keller[/url] had an individual helper. Game sheet from [url=http://stats.theahl.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1002299]TheAHL.com[/url].
Submitted by pete on October 21, 2006 - 17:48
Tonight is the season opener for a Johnstown team that has had an almost complete identity overhaul in the offseason. Gone are former GM Toby O'Brien as well as many of the familiar ECHL veterans who used to make up the team. In their place the Lightning have set up a new management team and a revamped roster that includes much more youth, skill and speed. Coach Frank Anzalone is the constant, and the veteran coach will go for his 300th ECHL win tonight. Stanislav Lascek and Radek Smolenak should form a potent offensive attack for the Chiefs and they are expected to get strong goaltending from Gerald Coleman and Morgan Cey, but it's the progress of the team's defensemen that may decide how much it can improve over last season's short playoff run. PEN-2 JHN-5 Congratulations to Coach Anzalone on his 300th ECHL win. [url=morgan-cey]Morgan Cey[/url] stopped 31 of 33 for the win. Veteran Jean Desrochers had a first period natural hat trick to set the pace for the Chiefs. Doug Andress had a goal and two assists while [url=zbynek-hrdel]Zbynek Hrdel[/url] racked up three assists. Doug Adams had two assists and Radek Smolenak added his first professional goal while individual helpers went to [url=pj-atherton]PJ Atherton[/url], [url=stanislav-lascek]Stanislav Lascek[/url] and Brandon Elliot. And that's just game one. Game sheet from [url=http://echl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=918]ECHL.com[/url].
Submitted by pete on October 21, 2006 - 16:07
[url=evgeny-artyukhin]Evgeny Artyukhin[/url] and Dimitri Kazionov were both scoreless in Yaroslavl's 1-1 tie with Kazan. Kazan remains in first place on the Superleague table with the tie. Sunday features a slate of seven games in the Superleague.
Submitted by pete on October 21, 2006 - 11:22
Word on the street from Johnstown is that [url=andre-deveaux]Andre Deveaux[/url] and [url=jay-rosehill]Jay Rosehill[/url] were at this morning's practice for the Chiefs and thus, logically, have been sent down by the Falcons. Neither organization has released confirmation yet. The Chiefs opener is tonight at 7pm at home against Pensacola. [b]Update:[/b] [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=8948]ECHL.com has announced[/url] that Jay Rosehill has indeed been sent down to Johnstown. Also, Ian MacLean has been placed on the 7 day IR. Still no word on Deveaux.