Friday nightâ€™s highlights:
- First Star for Courtnall, who makes his TV debut tonight
- Jung a No.1, but the 0-for continues in the shootout
- Two Bolt prospects earn stars in the same game; one of them carries a suitcase
Quick, a 6-foot-0, 175-pound defenseman, had two goals and two assists in 21 games with the University of Michigan Wolverines this season prior to joining the Admirals. The 19-year-old was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third round (78th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft out of The Salisbury School in Connecticut.
Quick was dismissed by Michigan last week for violating team rules. The Buffalo News has released a report on the incident.
A comprehensive overview of Quick's present situation, with quotes from Loiselle and Quick, was published out of Norfolk can can be found here. For more details of the signing, see the St. Petersburg Times.
Jonathan Boutin stopped 27 of 27 shots faced for the shutout.
NOR Klinkhammer, (7) (Rosehill), 8:32
NOR Szczechura, (9) (Schneider, Lessard), 6:23
NOR Stewart, (11) (Wanvig, Scalzo), 9:11 (PP)
NOR Henrich, (9) (Stewart, Wanvig), 12:57
NOR Jones, (8) (Milley, Kearns), 19:21
Boutin, Karl Stewart, and Rob Klinkhammer were the game's three stars.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Drive up that trade value.
Johan Holmqvist allowed 1 goal on 19 shots for the win.
Nashville 12:37, Alexander Radulov 21 (Jason Arnott, J.P. Dumont)
Tampa Bay 0:58, Vaclav Prospal 23 (Brad Richards, Dan Boyle)
Lewiston MAINEiacs 4 @ Halifax Mooseheads 5 (OT)
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 shots on goal
Kootenay Ice 3 @ Prince George Cougars 2 (SO)
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM (holding, tripping)
Tyrell was PG's first shooter in the extra-extra session, but failed to score.
Kamloops Blazers 3 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 6
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Win, stopped 37 of 40 shots
Everett Silvertips 1 @ Spokane Chiefs 4
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Due to injuries, Everett is down to just two defensemen that could be considered WHL veterans. The â€˜Tips are a lock to make the playoffs and currently sit 4th in the U.S. Division 1 point behind Seattle.
Admirals en fuego.
Marc Denis stopped 26 of 28 shooters in regulation and overtime before stopping 4 of 4 penalty shots for the shootout victory.
WBS Brent, (10) (Engelland, James), 12:44
WBS Wallace, (8) (Letestu, Bissonnette), 5:25
NOR Stewart, (10) (Milley, Scalzo), 9:43 (SH)
NOR Lessard, (14) (Szczechura), 2:21
Junior Lessard and Karl Stewart were named the game's first and second stars.
Radek Smolenak, who got into a fight just 3 seconds into the game, saw his points streak snapped at 7 games.
Norfolk is now 5-0-2 in their last 7 games.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Powell River Kings 4 @ Victoria Grizzlies 5 (OT)
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 1-0-1, 2 PIM (interference)
Courtnall scored his 17th goal of the year in the second period to give Victoria a temporary 2-1 lead.
Lethbridge Hurricanes 7 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 0
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct)
One of Faddenâ€™s assists came when his shot hit the post and a teammate put in the rebound. Lethbridge has been on fire offensively lately, but have been doing so without giant contributions by their big line of Fadden-Boychuk-Sceviour.
Erik Erlendsson writes that defenseman Kevin Quick, who was recently dismissed from Michigan of the CCHA, has had his name added to the roster of Des Moines of the USHL on the league's statistical website. Erlendsson goes on to write that the Lightning are unsure at this time whether or not Quick has indeed joined Des Moines.
Of Note: There has been no announcement from the Des Moines club, nor is Quick listed on Des Moines' roster on the team's official site. However, Pointstreak.com has the transaction of Quick being added to the Buccaneers listed on its player movement page.
Earlier this year Lightning prospect Luca Cunti was mistakenly listed on a Chicago Steel statistical report when he was still with St. Cloud State University. He would join Chicago a month later.
Again, nothing has been confirmed.
Never a dull moment.
Johan Holmqvist allowed 4 goals on 25 shots for the win.
Tampa Bay 4:25, Jason Ward 6 (Mathieu Darche, Filip Kuba)
Tampa Bay 7:13, Paul Ranger 10 (Craig MacDonald)
Tampa Bay 14:55, Nick Tarnasky 5 (Martin St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier)
St. Louis 15:04, Jamal Mayers 8 (Jay McClement, Lee Stempniak)
St. Louis 19:37, David Perron 10 (Paul Kariya, Eric Brewer)
The only team I know that can build a three goal lead with 5:05 left in the game and it's still not completely safe. Have mercy.
The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Thomas McCollum of the Guelph Storm and Lightning prospect Riku Helenius of the Seattle Thunderbirds were both named ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week after posting practically identical numbers last week.
McCollum was 2-0-0-0 with a 0.50 goals against average and .987 save percentage in two games while Helenius was 2-0-0-0 with a 0.50 goals against average and .980 save percentage in two games.
Helenius stopped 27 of the 28 shots faced as the Thunderbirds downed the Prince Albert Raiders 3-1 on Wednesday and he stopped all 22 shots faced as the Thunderbirds shut-out the Portland Winter Hawks 4-0 on Saturday. Helenius, a 19-year-old from Ilves-Tampere, Finland, improved to 15-9-5-1 this season with a 2.37 goals against average and .917 save percentage in 30 games as a WHL rookie.
Fellow Lightning prospect Torrie Jung won the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week Award January 8.