Submitted by pete on October 16, 2006 - 17:45
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Submitted by chad on October 16, 2006 - 15:29
A Springfield Falcons press release was issued stating Adam Henrich and Zbynek Hrdel have been reassigned to ECHL Johnstown. Henrich was in the Falcons lineup for their season opening, 3-2 win, over the Hartford Wolf Pack on Saturday, October 7, but didnâ€™t register a point. The 6-foot-4, 238-pound native of Thornhill, Ontario split the 2005-06 season between Springfield and Johnstown recording 18 goals and 26 assists for 44 points in 63 games shared between the Falcons and Chiefs. Hrdel also was in the Falconsâ€™ opening night lineup, but was a healthy scratch for both games against the Norfolk Admirals this past weekend. Hrdel also shared time in both Springfield and Johnstown last season collecting 11 goals and 15 assists for 26 points in 61 total games split between the Falcons and Chiefs.
Submitted by pete on October 15, 2006 - 19:17
ECHL.com is reporting the Chiefs [url=http://echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=8865]have cut tryout forward Gary Klapkowski today.[/url] Tryout defenseman Ian MacLean still remains in Chiefs camp, but may be just a placeholder until Brady Greco can return from his shoulder injury.
Submitted by pete on October 14, 2006 - 21:34
[url=chris-lawrence]Chris Lawrence[/url] and [url=marek-bartanus]Marek Bartanus[/url] were both injury scratches tonight as Owen Sound took on Mississauga. [url=vladimir-mihalik]Vladmimir Mihalik[/url] was an injury scratch for Prince George against Lethbridge. [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url] did not dress for Swift Current's matchup with Regina.
Submitted by pete on October 14, 2006 - 21:22
Ouch. SPR-1 NOR-8 Sean Burke allowed 5 goals on 14 shots for the loss before being lifted for [url=karri-ramo]Karri Ramo[/url] who allowed 3 on 17. Jared Aulin scored the lone Falcons goal. [url=marek-kvapil]Marek Kvapil[/url] was a scratch for Springfield. It should also be noted Ramo got multiple penalties for leaving the crease and initiating a fight with Admirals goaltender Sebastien Caron in a bloody and fight marred third period. Game sheet from [url=http://stats.theahl.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1002266]TheAHL.com.[/url] Following this disasterous effort I expect some changes might be made before next weekend's batch of game. It was already a likelihood that some of the lower line/healthy scratches like [url=andre-deveaux]Deveaux[/url], [url=adam-henrich]Henrich[/url] or [url=zbynek-hrdel]Hrdel[/url] might be on their way down for Johnstown's opener, but given the strong play of [url=stanislav-lascek]Lascek[/url] and [url=radek-smolenak]Smolenak[/url] in the Chiefs' preseason games this weekend, now might be the time for Springfield to entertain more wholesale changes.
Submitted by pete on October 14, 2006 - 21:13
And the over/under for [url=stanislav-lascek]Stan Lascek's[/url] recall to Springfield now is set at ohhhhh, about 5 minutes. WHE-3 JHN-5 Lascek again led the offense for the Chiefs with 2 goals, 1 an empty netter, and an assist. Linemate Gus Katsuras had 1 goal and 1 assist and [url=radek-smolenak]Radek Smolenak had 1 helper.[/url] The other Johnstown goals were scored by Doug Andress and Jean Desrochers with individual helpers going to [url=pj-atherton]PJ Atherton[/url], Ben Wallace, John Toffey and Andrew Martens. [url=gerald-coleman]Gerald Coleman[/url] got the win before giving way to [url=morgan-cey]Morgan Cey[/url] who allowed all three Nailers goals. Game sheet from [url=http://echl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1814]ECHL.com.[/url] [b]Updated:[/b] [url=http://johnstownsports.proboards42.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=1160877215&page=1#1160881311]Here's a good game summary[/url] from BrianV on the unofficial Chiefs message board.
Submitted by pete on October 14, 2006 - 21:05
Big win. FLA-1 TB-4 Martin St. Louis finally got his first goal of the season and goals were also added by Lecavalier, Fedotenko and Afansenkov. Overage prospect Eric Perrin got a helper on Afanasenkov's third period wrap around goal. Marc Denis stopped 23 of 24 for the win. Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20062007/GS020066.HTM]NHL.com[/url]. Hopefully this game starts to rejuvenate the offense, although Brad Richards still has yet to talley his first goal. Doug Janik was even in 16:14 with 1 shot, 1 hit and 1 block. Eric Perrin was +1 in 13:50 and 50% on draws. [url=nick-tarnasky]Nick Tarnasky[/url] played his best game of the year thus far with 2 shots in 5:10. It seems the more the Lightning can get multi-goal leads, the more they'll be willing to give Tarnasky on the job training.
Submitted by pete on October 14, 2006 - 18:19
[url=vasily-koshechkin]Vasily Koshechkin[/url] got the day off as Mike Fountain backstopped Togliatti to a 2-1 win over Chekhov. So far this season, Koshechkin has gotten the benefit of Fountain's experience but still retained the lion's share of Lada's starts, so it's seemingly been a win-win situation thus far. [url=evgeny-artyukhin]Evgeny Artyukhin[/url] was scoreless in Yaroslavl's 5-2 win over SKA. He did, however, manage to run his penalty minute total to 70 in 14 games. Anton But was scoreless for St. Petersburg in the loss. [url=denis-kazionov]Denis Kazionov[/url] was scoreless in Tver's 6-5 loss to Omsk. The 2006 7th round pick is still looking for his first point of the season.
Submitted by chad on October 14, 2006 - 10:11
Mike Lundin had an assist for Maine as the Black Bears beat Bemidji State 7-1. He had 3 shots on goal and an even rating. For the year, the senior defenseman is 0-1-1 in 2 games played with a +3 rating and no penalty minutes. Maine is ranked No.7 in the latest USCHO poll. Joe Pearce did not play in No.1 (USCHO) Boston College's 5-1 exhibition win over the U.S. Under-18 squad. BC is 1-0 on the year in non-exhibition play and Pearce did not see action in that game. However, the senior goaltender played the third period of a 5-3 exhibition win over St. Thomas (New Brunswick) on October 7. Pearce entered the game with BC leading 3-0. He stopped 6 of 9 shots and escaped with a 5-3 win. Vancouver first rounder Cory Schneider remains the No.1 in BC.