Vasily Koshechkin got the day off as Alexander Eremenko was between the pipes today in Russia's 5-4 win over Sweden to move to 2-0-0 in the Karjala Cup tournament. Evgeny Artyukhin was held out of the match with a suspension stemming from the charging major he took in the opening match against Finland.
Video of Russia's opening match against Finland can be found here, including the knee-to-knee hit that has resulted in Artyukhin's ejection from the tournament.
Marek Bartanus was scoreless in Owen Sound's 4-0 loss to Plymouth.
Chris Lawrence was -2 with 4 PIMs as Mississauga fell to Kingston 6-0.
Dane Crowley was -1 as Swift Current fell to Everett 6-0. He also had a late fighting major.
Prince George and Vladimir Mihalik were able to beat Kelowna 3-2 in a come-from-behind win. Mihalik scored his third goal of the year in the second period to tie the game at 2. He was -1 for the night. No 3 Star report was listed.
Bad night for prospect watching.
Charlotte scored 5 unanswered goals in the final 27 minutes of a total Johnstown meltdown. Gerald Coleman allowed 4 goals on 35 shots for the loss. Brandon Elliot had the lone Chiefs goals off assists from Bryan Nathe and Zbynek Hrdel.
Stanislav Lascek was a scratch in the game.
JHN Elliott, (2) (Nathe, Hrdel), 6:54
CHR Graham, (6) (Lee), 13:15 (SH)
CHR Jamieson, (9) (Bellefeuille), 5:58 (PP)
CHR Lee, (4) (Graham, Constant), 12:49
CHR Graham, (7) (Constant, Potter), 14:08
CHR Lee, (5) (Gillies), 17:58 (EN)
Game sheet from ECHL.com.