Lightning NCAA Stat Update
The following Lightning prospects are currently playing in the NCAA. Stats are as of November 2, 2005. The Lightning has only one forward prospect playing in the collegiate ranks, as General Manager Jay Feaster has recently favored college hockey to stock the Lightning farm with defensemen.
Matt Smaby, D, U of North Dakoka (Jr.): 8GP, 1-2-3, 25PIM
Mike Lundin, D, U of Maine (Jr.): 6GP, 0-2-2, 2PIM
P.J. Atherton, D, U of Minnesota (Sr.), 6GP: 0-1-1, 23PIM
Dusty Collins, RW, U of Northern Michigan (Jr.): 6GP, 0-1-1, 19PIM
John Wessbecker, D, U of Massachusetts (Fr.): 5GP, 0-0-0, 8PIM
Arthur Femenella, D, U of Vermont (Jr.), 5GP: 0-0-0, 10PIM
Joe Pearce, G, Boston College (Jr.): No Games Played
Matt Smaby and P.J. Atherton both lead their respective clubs in penalty minutes.
Mike Lundin, who coming into the year had played every game for Maine in his freshman and sophomore seasons, missed Maineâ€™s last two games due to an undisclosed injury.
Lundinâ€™s brother, Matt, a Sophomore goalie for Maine, is among the nationâ€™s leaders with a 0.33 GAA and .985 save percentage. Matt, who is undrafted, has posted back-to-back shutouts in his last two games and has a current shutout streak of 135:28. He was runner up for Goaltender of the Month for October to Maineâ€™s other goalie, Freshman Ben Bishop. He has allowed one goal in three games this season. Bishop stands 6-foot-7 and weighs nearly 220 pounds. Perhaps Lightning goalie coach Jeff Reese, who favors large goaltenders, has taken notice.
(Team with Lightning prospect listed with record and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll Ranking - US College Hockey Online/CSTV Poll Ranking. Brady Grecoâ€™s Alma Mater, Colorado College, is currently tops in both polls.)
Maine (7-1): 2-2
North Dakota (5-2-1): 5-5
Minnesota (3-2-1): 6-7
Vermont (6-0): 7-6
Boston College (2-2-1): 11-11
Northern Michigan (5-1): 13-14