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WHL Preseason: Jung Returns to Rockets

After a positive experience for him in Traverse City, goaltender Torrie Jung returned to Kelowna and got in a full game's work Friday for the Rockets. Jung, who is battling veteran Kristofer Westblom for the No.1 duties, stopped 27 of 30 shots in a 3-1 loss to Kamloops. The Rockets are 1-5 in the preseason with one game left.

No other Lightning prospects were in WHL preseason action Friday.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday's Superleague Scores

Tuesday
Denis Kazionov was scoreless in Novokuznetsk's 4-3 loss to Dynamo.

Anton But was scoreless in St. Petersburg's 6-4 loss to Ufa.

Evgeny Artyukhin was scoreless in Omsk's 4-3 overtime loss to CSKA.

Albert Vishnyakov had Spartak's only goal in a 4-1 loss to Novgorod.

Wednesday
Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 2-1 win over Khabarovsk.

Dimitri Kazionov scored his first goal of the season as Kazan squeaked by Chelyabinsk 5-4. Vasily Koshechkin improved his record to 2-2-0 on the season with the win.

Friday
Evgeny Artyukhin was scoreless as Novosibirsk shut out Omsk 2-0. R2 had 2 penalty minutes in the match.

Both Albert Vishnyakov and Denis Kazionov were scoreless as Spartak defeated Novokuznetsk 2-1. Visnyakov had 2 penalty minutes in the game.

Anton But was scoreless in St. Petersburg's 2-1 win over Novgorod. But had 2 penalty minutes in the match.

CHL Game Night: 9/13

Not only did the Lightning open their 15th season with the start of their NHL training camp today, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) began their 2007-2008 regular season.

St. John Sea Dogs 1 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 4
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG

Game Notes: League champion Lewiston opened their defense of the President's Cup with a sound win over St. John. The MAINEiacs scored four unanswered goals, including three in the third period. Ward and Lewiston's power play went 1/8. Ward had no goals and seven assists in 58 games with limited ice time last season in Lewiston.

The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) began their games this past weekend. Seventh round pick (2007) Justin Courtnall was scoreless for the Victoria Grizzlies, who fell to the visiting Nanaimo Clippers 3-1. The Grizzlies play their second game on Saturday. Courtnall had 5 goals and 9 assists in 53 games for Burnaby (BCHL) last year.

Lightning TC Review: Positives Despite Results

Since Jay Feaster took over as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2002, two things have stood out as being top priorities with the organization—winning and work ethic.

Success is earned.

In this meritocracy system, Feaster will do whatever it takes to win, and if a player doesn’t perform up to expectations, he is in danger of losing his spot on the depth chart, if not the roster.

Starting off their pro careers on the right foot is essential for young prospects in the organization, such as the 20 that finished eighth out of eight teams in last week’s Traverse City (TC) prospects tournament in Michigan. Individual performances aside, winning is priority number one with the club and the last-place finish is not sitting well with the general manager.

“I am not pleased with the results,” Feaster made sure to tell Bolt Prospects before providing player evaluations.

Final Traverse City Statistics

Bolt Prospects has been the only site archiving the Lightning's Traverse City statistics since the team began participating in the tournament. This post is to archive this year's statistics, which come courtesy of Pointstreak, and to link to past years statistics for comparison purposes.

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