The Gwinnett Gladitors held on against a late surge by the Sea Wolves to sweep the 2 game series with Mississippi by a score of 3-2. Mississippi, 1-5 on the season, now sit at the bottom of the American South Division while four Lightning prospects have a combined 1 assist on the season for the Sea Wolves.
After being scratched from the lineup for two games, Marek Kvapil returned to the lineup.
Gwinnett 3 @ Mississippi 2
F Marek Kvapil: 0-0-0; -1; 0 PIM; 2 SOG
F Radek Smolenak: 0-0-0; -1; 0 PIM; 0 SOG
F Zbynek Hrdel: 0-0-0; Even; 0 PIM; 0 SOG
F Brandon Elliott: 0-0-0; -1; 2 PIM (roughing); 0 SOG
Former Bolt goaltending prospect Morgan Cey earned *Third Star* honors. The Sea Wolves play again Sunday at 5:05pm against the Texas Wildcatters.
The Gwinnett Gladitors broke open a 2-2 tie scoring 4 goals in the 3rd period amid undisciplined hockey by the Sea Wolves. Mississippi, now 1-4 on the season, failed to convert on 6 power play opportunities while allowing the Gladitors to score half of their 6 tallies on the man advantage.
Marek Kvapil was missing from the lineup for the second consecutive game.
Former Bolt goaltending prospect Morgan Cey was peppered with 47 shots with 39 of them coming in the 2nd and 3rd periods. The two game series with Gwinnett concludes tonight at 7:05pm.
Until the Lightning put together a competitive effort, I'm not bothering to put effort into these game reports.
Johan Harju was scoreless in Lulea's 2-2 tie with HV 71.
Andreas Holmqvist had a power play assist and 2 penalty minutes in Frolunda's 3-2 loss to Mora. Andreas has 1 goal and 6 points in 15 games with 2 penalty minutes and a +3 rating. He is second on Frolunda behind only former NHLer Tommi Kallio in shots on goal with 48.
No comment necessary, except to get to the ten word minimum: that was freaking abysmal.
Russianprospects.com is reporting Lightning prospect Denis Kazionov has left Novokuznetsk and is currently trying out for Avangard Omsk of the Superleague. Kazionov had not played for Novokuznetsk for nearly a month and is scoreless in 8 games this season.
The web site also reports Evgeny Artyukhin was released by Omsk yesterday. "The young towering forward struggled to deliver this season for his new club, with just 3 goals and 2 assists in 19 games," russianprospects.com reports. "His high salary has reportedly prevented him from joining one of the clubs looking to employ his services."
Hat tip to BP reader yakacack.
Edmonton Oil Kings 4 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 (SO)
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 1-2-3, E, 0 PIM
Fadden contributed to all three Hurricanes goals in regulation with his goal and two assists all coming on the power play. He had a chance to win the game in the shootout for Lethbridge, but did not convert as the Hurricanesâ€™ third shooter. Expansion Edmonton won the game after 8 shooters, ending Lethbridgeâ€™s 5 game win streak.
Kamloops Blazers 1 @ Kelowna Rockets 6
G Torrie Jung, KEL: Did Not Play.
Itâ€™s almost as if both Jung and Westblom got the night off. Westblom only faced 13 shots in a 6-1 Rockets win.