Game Night Results

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 4/19

    Wright and Cunti get assists, but only one prospect can enjoy a victory.

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 4/18

    WHL Playoffs – Conference Finals

    Kelowna Rockets 4 @ Vancouver Giants 2
    Kelowna leads Best of 7 series 1-0
    C James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM (hooking)
    Playoff totals: 12 GP, 3-5-8, +2, 6 PIM
    Season totals: 71 GP, 21-26-47, +26, 54 PIM

    Kelowna strikes first in the Western Conference Finals, gaining a 3-0 lead in game one and hanging on for the win. James Wright was a team-worst minus-3 for Vancouver, one of those being on the ice with likely top-5 pick Evander Kane and Conference MVP Casey Pierro-Zabotel (Penguins) in the game’s final minute for the empty net goal. Mikael Backlund (Flames) had two goals and an assist for First Star honors. Kelowna has won 5 straight games. Game 2 is Sunday in Vancouver.

    Lightning co-owner Len Barrie was reportedly set to be in attendance for the game. His son, Tyson, was scoreless for the Rockets. Tyson was drafted one spot ahead of Kane in the WHL Bantam Draft a few years ago.

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 4/17

    QMJHL Playoffs – League Semi-Finals

    Rimouski Oceanic 1 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 8
    Drummondville leads Best of 7 series 1-0
    W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Playoff totals: 10 GP, 3-4-7, +4, 10 PIM
    Season totals: 57 GP, 20-25-45, +10, 32 PIM

    Rimouski has their work cut out for them against the high-powered Volts, and they found that out early in Game 1. Drummondville had a 3-0 lead after one period and blew open a 4-1 game entering the third with four in the final period alone. Game 2 is Sunday in Drummondville.

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    According to the International Ice Hockey Federation, Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo will suit up for the Finns at the upcoming World Championships in Switzerland.

    Despite the numbers, Ramo was very good the last half of the year for Tampa Bay filling in for the injured Mike Smith. Ramo started the year in AHL Norfolk and recently graduated from prospect status here at Bolt Prospects.

    Ramo, pictured here with Finland's junior team in 2005, will be joined in the Finland nets by Nashville's Pekka Rinne. Ramo played last year for Finland as a back-up.

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 4/14

    Two prospects going home ... one moving on.

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 4/13

    QMJHL Playoffs – Conference Semi-Finals

    Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 0 @ Quebec Remparts 3
    Best of 7 series tied 3-3
    D Michael Ward, CB: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Playoff totals: 10 GP, 1-5-6, +6, 14 PIM
    Season totals: 65 GP, 7-27-34, +9, 105 PIM

    Quebec forces Game 7 with a shutout win in Game 6. The Remparts got a goal in the second period, then a power play marker with under 2 minutes left in the third. They would add an empty netter shortly after. Kelsey Tessier (Avalanche) had the game winner and the empty net goal. Charles Lavigne (undrafted) stopped 34 shots in net for Quebec, who were outshot by Cape Breton 34-22. He had 6 shutouts in the regular season, but this was his first in the playoffs. Lavigne starts in front of Jonathan Roy, son of Quebec coach and GM Patrick Roy. Game 7 is Tuesday in Quebec City.

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 4/13

    Wright's big game sends series to seventh game ... Fadden finished ... Witkowski scores first playoff goal as Force advances.

  • 5 years 36 weeks ago

    N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 4/11

    USHL – Division Semifinals

    Fargo Force 4 @ Omaha Lancers 2
    Fargo leads Best of 5 series 2-0
    D Luke Witkowski, FGO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +3, 4 PIM
    Season totals: 55 GP, 6-16-22, +30, 118 PIM

    Witkowski and No.3 Fargo completed the road sweep of No.2 Omaha, and return home Sunday to try to close out the series in North Dakota.

    In the CHL, Kelowna (over Fadden's Americans), Cape Breton (Ward), and Spokane (Tokarski) can all close out their series Sunday.

  • 5 years 36 weeks ago

    All bad things must come to an end.

    TB-2
    ATL-6

    Mike McKenna allowed 4 goals on 15 shots for the loss before giving way to Karri Ramo, who allowed 2 goals on 11 shots the rest of the way. The Lightning have a signing decision with McKenna coming up this offseason, and I doubt allowing a goal to go through him and then being pulled was the final impression "Mack" wanted to make on management. Just my opinion, but we've probably seen the last of McKenna with the development of Riku Helenius in the AHL and the arrival of Dustin Tokarski to the pro ranks next season.

    First Period
    07:10 ATL Armstrong (21), (Bogosian, Enstrom)(PP)
    16:30 ATL Perrin (7), (Reasoner, Exelby)(SH)
    17:17 TB Pettinger (8), (Halpern, Quick)(PP)

    Second Period
    09:15 ATL Kovalchuk (43), (White, Hainsey)
    14:09 ATL Hainsey (6), (Peverley)(PP)
    16:32 ATL Armstrong (22), (Kozlov, Peverley)

    Third Period
    00:46 TB Stamkos (23), (unassisted)
    06:20 ATL Stuart (5), (Reasoner)

    The Lightning end up dropping from 31 wins and 71 points a year ago to 24 wins and 66 points this season. You know, for the amount of crap OK Hockey and their GM Brian Lawton talked garbage about the former GM, coaches, and scouts, I sure hope they man up and take accountability for the fact they did even worse this season, and then learn some valuable lessons (like defense and coaching are important, for instance). Post mortem to follow in the coming days. Draft lottery Tuesday night.

    Noah Welch was -1 with 3 shots and 1 hit in 14:58. He came on toward the end after an awful start to his stint with the Lightning. My preference would be to have Welch as a depth player in the organization offering veteran presence to the Norfolk Admirals next season. I'd love to see he and Richard Petiot wear the battleship next year.

    Zenon Konopka was -1 with 7 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 1 hit, and 2 blocked shots in 9:05. He was also 57% on draws. He does offer energy to the fourth line in the form of being an agitator and fighter, but I wanted to see more on the forecheck from Konopka. I like a fourth line that chews the ends off the boards, personally.

    David Koci was -1 in 6:01. Long term, I think the Lightning need to draft and cultivate somebody who can play 8-10 minutes a night and fight the other team's heavies. I'm not sure Koci is that guy.

    Paul Szczechura was -1 with 4 shots, and 3 hits in 17:05. He was also 36% on draws. In the last week or two, I don't think there's another bubble guy who helped his stock more to make the team next season than Szczechura.

    Martins Karsums was -1 with 1 shot in 11:26. I didn't see enough from Karsums to make me believe he shouldn't be ticketed for Norfolk next season, if he stays in North America.

    Kevin Quick got his first NHL point, and assist, and was -1 with 1 shot in 14:57. There were shifts he looked overmatched tonight defensively and he reminded you that he's still got a couple of years in the making.

    Matt Lashoff was -3 with 2 shots and 1 blocked shot in 23:02. He'll want to burn the tape of this game, methinks.

    Vladimir Mihalik was -1 with 2 blocked shots in 15:59. In his final callup of the year, his positioning and poise seemed to improve. However, you'd still like to see the assertiveness and aggression level go way up. He is just way too soft for a man his size right now. There's no excuse for anybody to ever physically beat him coming out from behind the net or the corners.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 36 weeks ago

    You get the sense Norfolk and the Lightning farm system has finally turned the corner.

    NOR-4
    WBS-3

    Craig Kowalski allowed 3 goals on 35 shots for the victory, including stopping 21 of 22 in a Katey-bar-the-door final frame.

    First Period
    WBS Henrich, (3) (Wallace, Jeffrey), 7:53
    WBS Bissonnette, (9) (Daoust, Vitale), 8:30
    NOR Sgroi, (2) (Buck, Simek), 10:47
    NOR Smolenak, (24) , 15:59

    Second Period
    NOR Buck, (1) (Swanson, Simek), 6:13
    NOR Jones, (20) (Lundin, Segal), 10:56

    Third Period
    WBS Vitale, (2) (Bissonnette, Lovejoy), 16:52

    ATO Brandon Buck was the game's first star, with Kowalski and Blair Jones being named second and third stars respectively.

    Jones capped a season in which he was an iron man playing all 80 games with his 20th goal. It's the first 20 goal campaign of his career. Mike Lundin got his 29th point, finishing just shy of the 30 point plateau.

    Norfolk was the nastiest spoiler in the east in the final couple of weeks of the season. They knocked Binghamton out of the playoffs last night and they denied Wilkes-Barre/Scranton the division title in tonight's game. That's with a lot of ATO's playing on the team's lower lines and lower pairing. Impressive. Like I said last night, Darren Rumble is becoming a hell of a coach. We may see him in Tampa Bay some day. The Ads jump from 29 wins and 65 points a season ago to 33 wins and 75 points this season. Post mortem in the following days.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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