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KHL Game Day: 10-19-15

Novosibirsk 4 vs. Novgorod 1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, DNP
Season totals: 14 GP, 3-0-3, -3, 10 PIM

Ex-Islanders pick David Ullstrom had 1 goal and 1 assist for Novosibirsk in their 4-1 win over Novgorod. Ex-Panthers farmhand Alexander Salak turned away 27 of 28 shots he faced for the win.

Zagreb 6 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 7 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a goal and an assist, both at even strength, in 12:34 of ice time in Yugra's wild 7-6 Shootout win over Zagreb. Gusev failed on his only attempt of the penalty shot session. Zagreb got a goal and an assist each from ex-Lightning picks Marek Kvapil and Radek Smolenak in defeat. Yugra was paced by a hat trick by ex-Predators pick Konstantin Panov, who also potted the Shootout winner.

Bolt Prospect of the Week

We continue our Bolt Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for his recent contributions on and off the ice.

The Bolt Prospect of the Week for the week ending October 19 is … Ryan Zuhlsdorf, D, Sioux City Musketeers, USHL.

Has Al Murray done it again?

Juniors Game Night: 10-18-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, -1, 5 PIM, 1 SOG, 3 Hits
Season totals: 8 GP, 3-1-4, -3, 15 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 4 Hits
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-4-8, +6, 9 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Joseph assisted on Adam Marsh’s first period goal and the Sea Dogs beat the Olympiques in Gatineau, 3-2. Boko Imama fought Jonathon Masters (undrafted).

Shawinigan Cataractes 5 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 4 (SO)

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, -1, 5 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 9 GP, 10-9-19, +3, 15 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan scored his 10th goal of the season, but was ejected from the game for spearing before the half-way point. Shawinigan won the 8-round shootout, 4-3, after fighting back from a 4-1 deficit.

Stars: 3-1-0

Ontario Hockey League

Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Oshawa Generals 0

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 3-5-8, -4, 5 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli fought Juho Lammikko at the end of the first period. Lucas Peressini (undrafted) had a 35-save shutout for the Fronts.

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4 (OT)

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, +1, 6 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-5-9, +4, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto doubled his penalty minute total for the season in one game. The Spits are tied for the league lead in overtime losses with Kitchener at three.

Western Hockey League

Regina Pats 1 @ Calgary Hitmen 5

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 10 GP, 0-2-2, -9, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Ben Thomas had his second assist of the season, a primary helper on Calgary’s fifth and final goal in a 5-1 win.

United States Hockey League

Waterloo Black Hawks 5 @ Sioux City Musketeers 7

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 8 GP, 0-7-7, E, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota commit)

Ryan Zuhlsdorf had a season-high three assists, helping the Musketeers to a 7-5 win over visiting Waterloo. Zuhlsdorf is second in team scoring for Sioux City.

AHL Game Night: 10-18-15 Crunch at Wolf Pack


Adam Wilcox allowed 4 goals on 32 shots for the loss in his season debut. So Gudlevskis starts the season the clear top dog in the crease.

First Period
SYR Peca, (1) (Vermin, Dotchin), 12:19 GIF GIF

Second Period
HFD Hrivik, (1) (Adam, Andersson), 12:33 GIF
HFD Megna, (1) (Tambellini), 13:57 GIF

Third Period
HFD Bourque, (1) (Diaz, Gibbons), 3:05 (PP) GIF
HFD Gibbons, (2) , 15:05 GIF
SYR Paradis, (2) (Taormina, McGinn), 16:55 GIF
HFD Hughes, (1) (Bodie, Nehring), 18:14 (EN/SH)GIF

Matthew Peca potted his first goal and first point of the season. He's an important piece if Syracuse is going to improve on last season's performance.

Box score from

Liiga Game Day: 10-18-15

Blues 0 vs. KalPa 2
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-0-1, +2, 6 PIM

Jonne Tammela struck for his first goal of the season in KalPa's 2-0 shutout win over Blues. Tammela, The Cobra, played 13:46 in the match, and his goal ended up being the game winner as he was named First Star of the game. Ex-Stars pick Eero Kilpelainen stopped all 22 shots he faced for the shutout. After languishing toward the bottom of the league table in the early season, KalPa has managed to climb back to 9th in the 15 team league.

KHL Game Day: 10-18-15

Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Chelyabinsk 3 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 22/25, 3.00 GAA, .880 sv%
Season totals: 20 GP, 8-7-4, 0 SO, 2.39 GAA, .912 sv%

Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 2 goals and 4 points to lead Magnitogorsk to a 4-3 OT win over Chelyabinsk. Long time KHL star Danis Zaripov chipped in 2 goals and 3 points to support the cause. The match is Magnitka's first since Head Coach Mike Keenan was kicked upstairs after their 6-4 loss to Ufa earlier this week.

Yaroslavl 3 vs. Jokerit 1
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

Ex-NHLer Andrei Loktionov had a helper for Yaroslavl in their 3-1 win over Jokerit.

Tambellini Scores Twice, Crunch Win Home Opener

By Jeremy Houghtaling

Jeff Tambellini made quite the impression in his first game at home with the Syracuse Crunch.

The veteran scored 16 seconds into the game and netted the game winner in the final minutes of regulation, as the Crunch topped the Binghamton Senators, 2-1, in the home opener at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

“That’s what I’m always trying to bring with my game in pro hockey is an elite level shot, and I got to use it twice tonight,” Tambellini said. “Great play by our winger, (Adam) Erne, on the first one, and the second one the guys battled hard and I was in the right spot. A lot goes into what created those.”

NCAA Game Night: 10-17-15

Wisconsin Badgers 1 @ No. 6 Boston University Terriers 4

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 37 GP, 2-7-9, +19, 58 PIM

MacLeod took a boarding call in the first period of BU’s home non-conference win over unranked Wisconsin.

No. 14 Minnesota State Mavericks 0 @ No. 12 St. Cloud State Huskies 3

W Jimmy Mullin, MSU: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-0-1, -4, 0 PIM
2013-2014 totals (Miami): 19 GP, 1-6-7, 23 PIM

The Mavs have now been shut out in three straight games. They’ll likely fall out of the polls next week.

*USCHO poll used

Juniors Game Night: 10-17-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 3 Hits
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-1-4, -2, 10 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 6 GP, 4-3-7, +4, 9 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

One night after falling in Victoriaville, Saint John earned a win vs the Armada. Mathieu Joseph had a goal and an assist for the Sea Dogs.

Ontario Hockey League

Mississauga Steelheads 5 @ Saginaw Spirit 4 (OT)

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: Did not play
Season totals: 7 GP, 5-1-6, +1, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Stephens suffered a broken foot last game and is out indefinitely.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 2

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 7 GP, 9-9-18, +10, 2 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point’s ninth goal of the season, scored mid-way through the second period, ended up the game-winner as Moose Jaw won in Edmonton.

Calgary Hitmen 0 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 6

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-1-1, -9, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Calgary got knocked around in Medicine Hat, 6-0. Overager Austin Lotz had a 27-save shutout for the Tigers.

United States Hockey League

Omaha Lancers 4 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 1

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Win, 31 saves on 32 shots, *Third Star*
Season totals: 4 GP, 3-1, 2.03 GAA, .936 sv%
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha commit)

Oldham earned the game’s third star award for his performance in Saturday’s 3-1 road win over Tri-City.

AHL Game Night: 10-17-15 Senators at Crunch

Tambellini leads the way.


Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 1 goal on 28 shots for the win. He was good tonight, and Syracuse needed him to be. As always, the question with Gudlevskis is going to be one of consistency and whether he can keep performing at the level he has through the first couple of games.

First Period
SYR Tambellini, (1) (Erne, Blujus), 0:16

Second Period
BNG Schneider, (1) , 4:58 (SH)

Third Period
SYR Tambellini, (2) (DeAngelo, Blunden), 17:43

Jeff Tambellini and Gudlevskis were the game's first and second stars.

Adam Erne picked up his first point of the year assisting on the opening goal while Anthony DeAngelo has helpers in each of his first two games as a pro.

Box score from

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