Submitted by chad on September 22, 2005 - 07:09
The 2005-06 Ontario Hockey League season got underway last night when Paul Mara's alma mater, the Plymouth Whalers, beat Marek Kvapil's former team, the Saginaw Spirit, 7-2. It looks like Saginaw is in for a long year once again. A Lightning member in Traverse City this year, Spirit defenseman Steve Whitely, was minus-two for the game. Tonight, September 22, Lightning prospects get into action as Marek Bartanus and the Owen Sound Attack visit the Barrie Colts. Bartanus had a goal in Owen Sound's final exhibition game and is expected to provide offense in his first season in North America. Bartanus, a fourth round pick of the Bolts this year, had 14 goals and 14 assists in 34 games for HC Kosice in the Slovakia junior league last year.
Submitted by pete on September 21, 2005 - 15:17
The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced 20 cuts from their training camp roster. The following players have been returned to their junior clubs: LW Justin Keller, Kelowna (WHL) D Vladimir Mihalik, Red Deer (WHL) The following prospects have been sent to Springfield of the AHL: G Jonathan Boutin G Morgan Cey G Gerald Coleman D Mike Egener LW Brandon Elliott D Brady Greco LW Adam Henrich RW Zbynek Hrdel LW Norm Milley LW Dennis Packard D Paul Ranger RW Darren Reid D Jay Rosehill C Jean-Francois Soucy C John Toffey The following professional veterans have been assigned to Springfield of the AHL: RW Jim Campbell LW Mitch Fritz D Harlan Pratt
Submitted by chad on September 21, 2005 - 09:30
Mark Tobin managed just two shots on goal and an even rating for Rimouski in a 3-2 Tuesday night loss to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Tobin continues to receive solid ice time for a depleted Oceanic squad. Rimouski fell to 1-2 after the loss. They play their fourth straight home game Friday vs. Gatineau.
As the old addage goes: some times you get the bear, and sometimes [url=http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/boxscore?gid=2005092010]the bear gets you.[/url] The Lightning will finish their road trip at Carolina on Thursday night.
Submitted by chad on September 20, 2005 - 14:02
After a slow start to their respective seasons, Lightning QMJHL prospects Mark Tobin and Stanislav Lascek had big offensive nights on Sunday as the opening weekend of the 2005-06 QMJHL season came to a close. After dropping a 5-0 decision to Quebec to start the year last Thursday, Tobin and Rimouski came back strong Sunday against Drummondville, winning 6-2. Tobin recorded two goals and an assist in the game to go along with two penalty minutes and a plus-two rating. Tobinâ€™s first goal came five minutes into the second period and proved to be the game winner for Rimouski. He added a power play goal early in the third. Lâ€™Oceanic was outshot badly in the game, 48-22.
Submitted by pete on September 20, 2005 - 13:02
After sitting out the first two games of the SM-liiga season behind starter Miika Wiikman, Kari Ramo made his debut appearance for HPK before a large TV audience in Finland. He did not disappoint. Ramo stopped 28 of 29 shots and was named third star of the game as HPK defeated Lukko 5-1. In addition to being recognized by the media, Ramo was also named man of the match by the fans voting via text message for the Ottelun Vakuuttaja. HPK is now 3-0 atop the SM-liiga table.
Submitted by pete on September 19, 2005 - 17:37
[b]DET-3 TB-5[/b] (Final) [b]1st Period[/b] 1.) 3:11 Detroit- Lidstrom, (Draper, Kronwall)(PP2) 2.) 5:57 Tampa Bay- Richards, (St. Louis, Modin) [b]2nd Period[/b] 3. 6:20 Tampa Bay- Modin, ([i]Kvapil[/i], St. Louis)(PP2) 4. 18:30 Detroit- Draper, (Chelios) (PP) [b]3rd Period[/b] 5. 0:46 Tampa Bay- St. Louis, (Richards)(PP) 6. 2:02 Tampa Bay- [i]Artyukhin[/i], (Taylor, Dingman) 7. 18:06 Detoit- Draper, (Shanahan, Chelios) 8. 19:56 Tampa Bay- Modin, (Richards, Taylor)(EN) SOG: DET-27, TB-26 W- John Grahame, 23/26 [b]Shootout[/b] TB-2 DET-1 (Final) 1. St. Louis (X) 2. Richards (X) 3. Boyle (0) Streaming audio broadcast can be found at [url=http://www.620wdae.com]WDAE's website.[/url] This thread will be updated in progress throughout the night.
Submitted by pete on September 19, 2005 - 12:42
Lightning prospect Albert Vishnyakov scored the game winning goal for Moscow Dynamo with 5:07 left in the third period to lift his club to a 3-2 victory over SKA St. Petersburg. The goal was Vishnyakov's second of the season.
Submitted by pete on September 18, 2005 - 17:08
On Saturday, Eero Somervuori assisted on three goals in Ambri Piotta's 6-5 loss to SC Bern. Through 4 games, Somervuori has 1-3-4 for the club. Ambri sits at 8th on the NLA table. On Friday, Eric Perrin assisted on goals by Rolph Schrepfer and Sebastien Bordeleau as SC Bern tied Geneve-Servette 3-3. Through 4 games Perrin has no goals and 3 assists for Bern. Bern currently sits in 4th place in the NLA. Shane Willis notched an assist on Josef Marha's game winning goal in Davos' 4-3 win over Fribourg and another on Landon Wilson's goal Saturday night in a 3-1 loss to SCL Tigers. He now has 2 assists in 3 games this season. Davos sits at 6th in the NLA.
Submitted by pete on September 18, 2005 - 16:29
In Brandon today, The Tampa Bay Lightning completed their final day of camp scrimmages. Team Blue, which boasted the team's number one line of Fredrik Modin, Brad Richards and Martin St. Louis won the tournament with a 4-1 record. Brad Richards [url=http://www.tampabaylightning.com/files/CampStats.pdf]won the tournament scoring title[/url] with 18 points in 5 scrimmage games. Richards also finished tied with his linemate St. Louis for the tournament high of 7 goals in 5 games. In general the scrimmages separated the men from the boys, so to speak, in showing the wide disparity in ability between the camp's veterans and the Lightning's prospects. Failing to make their mark in Brandon, the Lightning's prospects will have to hope to have an opportunity in the exhibition games beginning Monday at Detroit.