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Submitted by pete on October 27, 2006 - 22:01
[url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox3137.shtml]According to FalconsAHL.com[/url], goaltender [url=jonathan-boutin]Jonathan Boutin[/url] and defenseman Geoff Waugh were reassigned to Johnstown of the ECHL following Springfield's victory tonight against Lowell. Boutin has not seen game action thus far in the regular season with Sean Burke in Springfield and Waugh has been struggling with work visa issues.
Submitted by pete on October 27, 2006 - 21:57
The Falcons comeback onslaught was so fierce they broke the AHL's website. LOW-4 SPR-6 [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox3137.shtml]According to FalconsAHL.com[/url], the birds scored six unanswered to erase a 4-0 deficit and defeat Lowell in the first of two games against the Devils this weekend. Eric Healey and Blair Jones each had a pair of goals and Norm Milley and Marek Kvapil also lit the lamp for Springfield. Rookie netminder Karri Ramo improved to 2-2-0 in the victory. Bolt Prospects will update once a proper box score is posted. [b]Updated:[/b] [url=karri-ramo]Karri Ramo[/url] stopped 28 of 32 to pull his record to 2-2-0. Eric Healey had 2 goals and 3 assists, [url=norm-milley]Norm Milley[/url] had 1 goal and 4 assists and Blair Jones had 2 goals and 2 assists. [url=marek-kvapil]Marek Kvapil[/url] added the insurance talley from Dan Cavanaugh and [url=andre-deveaux]Andre Deveaux[/url]. The Falcons can pull to .500 with a win in the rematch in Lowell Saturday afternoon. [b]First Period[/b] LOW Davis, (3) (Malmivaara, Miller), 11:53 LOW Clarkson, (1) (Greene), 12:49 [b]Second Period[/b] LOW Pihlman, (1) (Pelley), 0:56 LOW Murphy, (1) (Marshall), 6:23 SPR Healey, (4) (Jones, Milley), 8:37 (PP) SPR Milley, (4) (Healey), 11:46 [b]Third Period[/b] SPR Jones, (1) (Healey, Milley), 3:33 SPR Jones, (2) (Milley, Healey), 4:46 SPR Healey, (5) (Milley, Jones), 9:46 SPR Kvapil, (1) (Cavanaugh, Deveaux), 10:58 Game sheet from [url=http://stats.theahl.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1002321]TheAHL.com[/url].
Submitted by pete on October 27, 2006 - 21:51
[url=marek-bartanus]Marek Bartanus[/url] was scoreless with 4 PIMs as Owen Sound defeated Erie 4-3. [url=chris-lawrence]Chris Lawrence[/url] had 2 assists and was +1 in Mississauga's 4-2 win over Brampton. [url=vladimir-mihalik]Vladimir Mihalik[/url] came back from a shoulder injury to lead Prince George to a 2-0 shutout of Saskatoon. Mihalik assisted on the Cougar's first goal, then notched his first goal of the year in the third period to earn First Star honors. [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url] remains out with an injury for Swift Current.
Submitted by pete on October 27, 2006 - 21:33
[url=morgan-cey]Morgan Cey[/url] takes it on the chin for his first loss. JHN-3 WHE-7 CAVEAT: I don't entirely trust [url=http://echl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=942]the box score ECHL.com has up on this one[/url]. Call me skeptical, but [url=jonathan-boutin]Jonathan Boutin[/url] is listed as a skater. Cey stopped just 25 of 32 shots faced in the loss. Rookie [url=radek-smolenak]Radek Smolenak[/url] had two goals with veteran Randy Rowe chipping in the other Chiefs marker. [url=pj-atherton]PJ Atherton[/url], John Adams, Doug Andress, Jean Desrochers, Gus Katsuras and [url=stanislav lascek]Stanislav Lascek[/url] had individual helpers. [b]First Period[/b] WHE McLean, (1) (Collins, Havern), 5:40 (PP) WHE Jensen, (1) (Havern), 9:43 WHE Guenther, (3) (Sonnenberg, Cheesman), 13:22 [b]Second Period[/b] JHN Smolenak, (3) (Atherton, Adams), 0:00 JHN Rowe, (1) (Andress, Desrochers), 5:14 (PP) WHE Cameron, (2) (Collins), 19:08 [b]Third Period[/b] JHN Smolenak, (4) (Katsuras, Lascek), 0:28 WHE Fernholm, (1) (Jensen), 6:23 WHE McLean, (2) (Collins), 7:10 WHE Cameron, (3) (Collins), 7:32 Game sheet from [url=http://echl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=942]ECHL.com[/url].
Submitted by pete on October 27, 2006 - 17:26
Hockey's Future [url=http://hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=9166]finally released their first organizational rankings for the year.[/url] Ordinarilly finishing 27th out of 30 teams would be a cause for concern, but given Hockey's Future's history of blindly ranking the Lightning dead last out of bias (their Online Editor is a Thrashers fan with an agenda) without doing a lick of research and then regurgitating the same organizational strengths and weaknesses Chad and I wrote when we were at HF some 3-4 years ago, finishing 27th might as well be 17th. That's why it's hard, from my perspective, to see rankings like these and not crack a big smirk.