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CHL Game Night: 1/5

Chris Lawrence had 2 of Mississauga's 9 goals tonight as the Ice Dogs whipped Nikita Alexeev's alma mater, the Erie Otters, 9-2. Lawrence was also plus-1 and had a minor penalty. He earned the game's second star award for his efforts. Lawrence now has 23 goals and 23 assists for 46 points in 34 games played. He's also plus-19. Travis Fuller, who participated in the Lightning's prospect camps this past summer, was third star for the Ice Dogs tonight. Fuller is 11-28-39 in 36 games.

In Sudbury, Kevin Beech stopped 26 of 27 shots in regulation and overtime but was beat on 2 of 3 shootout attempts as Barrie defeated the Wolves 2-1. This was a good showing for Beech, considering the overager was pulled in his last start and twice in the past few weeks.

Mississauga wasn't the only team to put up 9 Friday night as Dane Crowley and Swift Current destroyed Regina 9-0. Crowley scored his fourth goal of the year and was plus-2.

Vladimir Mihalik and Marek Bartanus have not yet returned from the WJCs in Sweden.

NCAA Game Night: 1/5

Mike Lundin had an assist in #5 Maine's 4-2 win over UMASS-Lowell. It was Lundin's 8th helper of the season and 11th point. The Black Bears improve to 13-3-2 and 6-3-1 in the HEast.

John Wessbecker was scoreless and -1 in UMASS' 2-1 loss to Merrimack. The Minutemen's winless streak now reaches 4, falling to 8-7-3 overall and 5-5-1 in the HEast.

Dusty Collins was scoreless and even in Northern Michigan's 4-1 win over Ferris State. The Wildcats now sit 8-12-2 overall and 5-9-1 in the CCHA.

Friday's Superleague Scores

Evgeny Artyukhin was scoreless in Yaroslavl's 3-2 win over Nizhnekamsk.

Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in Dynamo's 4-2 win over Khabarovsk.

Denis Kazionov was scoreless in Tver's 4-2 win over Salavat Yulayev.

Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 3-2 win over Togliatti. Vasily Koshechkin saw his season record drop to 12-9-3 in Lada's loss.

Anton But had a pair of goals in SKA's 4-3 loss to Ufa.

ECHL Game Night 1/5: Chiefs at Gladiators

Morgan Cey had to face 70 shots tonight between regulation, overtime and the shootout. 70.

JHN-3
GWT-4 (SO)

Morgan Cey stopped 59 of 62 shots faced in overtime and regulation before allowing 2 of 8 penalty shot chances to take the shootout loss. Have mercy. Andre Deveaux led the Falcons with 2 goals and 1 assist while Radek Smolenak had 1 goal and 2 assists. Adam Henrich, Geoff Waugh and PJ Atherton had individual assists. Gwinnett tallied the tying goal on the power play with under 2 minutes to go in regulation to force overtime. Naturally, Gwinnett, being the organization and county in Georgia with the utmost of humility and class (that's sarcasm) did not give a single star in the game to a Johnstown player even though Deveaux and Smolenak had the game high in points and Cey stopped 59 shots. Considering the media pool for Gwinnett includes a certain massive Thrashers homer/online editor for HF, I'm not surprised.

Some good news from the night: Gerald Coleman is on the bus for this swing through the south and was in uniform as Cey's backup.

First Period
JHN Deveaux, (4) (Smolenak, Henrich), 15:24

Second Period
GWT Awe, (16) (Schell, Mifsud), 5:57 (PP)
JHN Smolenak, (12) (Deveaux, Waugh), 15:13

Third Period
GWT Painchaud, (9) (York, Contois), 3:43
JHN Deveaux, (5) (Smolenak, Atherton), 8:12
GWT Schell, (15) (Mifsud, Awe), 18:12 (PP)

Game sheet from ECHL.com.

AHL Game Night 1/5: Pirates at Falcons

Bolt Prospects will, hopefully, be wrapping up the game evaluation process for the Midterm Rankings and will continue that effort tonight live blogging the Falcons/Pirates game tonight via the B2 Networks feed. Springfield will be missing veterans Norm Milley, Randy Rowe and Dan Cavanaugh tonight, leaving a depleted Falcons squad in a tough spot. Zbynek Hrdel has been recalled to the Falcons as a consequence. As always, check between periods for regular intermission reflections and updates.

Tonight's Starting Lineup:
Healey/Corso/Spina
Egener/Delmore
Ramo

POR-3
SPR-4 Final

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
1. SPR- Corso, (unassisted)(SH)(PS)
2. POR- Wirtanen, (Salcido, Skinner)(PP)
3. SPR- Kvapil, (Healey, Lascek)
4. SPR- Corso, (Spina, Healey)

Third Period
5. POR- Wirtanen, (Shannon, Bembridge)
6. SPR- Spina, (Delmore, Healey)(PP)
7. POR- Shannon, (Konopka, Durno)

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