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Beech Shelled in Blowout Loss to Barrie

Sudbury goaltender Kevin Beech allowed a total of 6 goals on 27 shots as the Wolves fell to 0-3 after a 9-3 loss to Barrie Thursday night. Beech started the game for Sudbury, but was pulled 17 minutes into the first period after giving up 4 goals on 13 shots. After backup Chris Abbey allowed his third goal a minute into the third period, Beech returned to the ice to allow 2 more goals on 14 shots. Beech is now 0-3 with a 5.77 goals against average and an .828 save percentage. Wolves coach/GM Mike Foligno told the Sudbury Star, “I felt we needed better goaltending tonight and we just didn’t get it. That's real unfortunate.” In other action Wednesday and Thursday…

Norrena/Linkopings 2-0

Fredrik Norrena stayed undefeated today as he stopped 26 of 28 in a 4-2 Linkopings victory over Timra. Defenseman Andreas Holmqvist again played sparingly for Linkopings on the fourth pairing.

HPK/Ramo Fall Short in Comeback Bid

HIFK's Janne Hauhtonen scored a power play goal with 4:41 left in the third period today to thwart HPK's comeback bid by a score of 4-3. Lightning prospect Karri Ramo took the loss in relief. Ramo, who entered the game at 8:09 of the first period down 3-1, held HIFK in check until HPK could knot the score at 3-3 midway through the second period. HPK pressed hard in the final frame logging 14 shots on goal, but it was not to be. Ramo stopped 16 of 17 in the defeat. His record now falls to 1-1 with a 1.09 GAA and a .957 save percentage.

Falcons Assign 10 to Johnstown

The Springfield Falcons made their [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox2781.shtml]first cuts[/url] yesterday assigning 10 players to Johnstown of the ECHL. None of the players cut were Lightning prospects. The Falcons' roster now stands at 32 heading into their first official preseason game.

Dicaire Assigned to Springfield

Defenseman Gerard Dicaire [url=http://bolts.tbo.com/lightning/MGBIX0AD6EE.html]has been medically cleared to play and has been sent to Springfield[/url] to participate in Falcons' training camp. Dicaire was being treated for a neurological disorder which caused his nervous system to improperly regulate his blood pressure.
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