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Juniors Game Night: 10-10-14

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 5

C Cameron Darcy, CB: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 7/13 FO, 3 Hits
Season totals: 2 GP: 0-1-1, -3, 2 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

Cape Breton was outshot 42-28 en route to a 5-2 loss at Val-d’Or. The Eagles traded one of their four overagers to Sherbrooke, which will allow Darcy, also 20, to play every night for Cape Breton. CHL rules state only three overagers can dress per game.

Victoriaville Tigres 2 @ Quebec Remparts 5

W/C Adam Erne, QUE: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 9/11 FO, 3 Hits
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 8 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Erne scored his second goal of the season, helping the Remparts to a 5-2 win over visiting Victoriaville. Erne scored 21 goals in 48 games last year.

Ontario Hockey League

Saginaw Spirit 1 @ Sarnia Sting 3

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: Did not play
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 13 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

DeAngelo served his one-game suspension for having words with a referee at the conclusion of last Saturday's game, but he was scratched again Friday. Lightning GM Steve Yzerman told Tampa Bay Times writer Joe Smith that DeAngelo’s latest actions were “concerning” considering his history of facing disciplinary action. Sarnia is 2-0 without DeAngelo.

Western Hockey League

Victoria Royals 3 @ Calgary Hitmen 2

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 4 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Victoria scored three times in the third period to erase a 2-0 deficit and defeat the Hitmen, 3-2. Lightning prospect Ben Thomas (pictured) had an assist to give him points in consecutive games and three in his last four.

Liiga Game Day: 10-10-14

HPK 2 vs. JYP 1
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM

Saku Salminen got his first point of the season, a secondary helper on Joni Tuulola's Second Period goal, in HPK's 2-1 victory over JYP. Salminen played 11:26 in the match.

KHL Game Day: 10-10-14

Dinamo Minsk 4 vs. Bratislava 1
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-2-2, 0 SO, 2.48 GAA, .914 sv%

Jaroslav Janus sat backup in Bratislava's 4-1 loss to Minsk. Minsk got a helper from former Lightning defenseman Lukas Krajicek.

Juniors Game Night: 10-9-14

Ontario Hockey League

Peterborough Petes 4 @ Windsor Spitfires 5 (OT)

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 4 PIM
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-0-2, -3, 6 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-0-1, +1, 7 PIM
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 9 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

DiGiacinto (pictured) scored his first goal of the year and got in his first fight, going against Greg Betzold. His goal was scored in the first period, but he wasn’t around for Windsor’s overtime winner as he was given a game misconduct for instigating a fight in the last five minutes of a game. On the other side, Lightning prospect Dominik Masin had a double-minor for roughing in the spirited game.

Western Hockey League

Kootenay Ice 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 3

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-1-1, -1, 4 PIM
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-6-9, +4, 6 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Kootenay scored a shorthanded goal to cut Moose Jaw’s lead to 2-1 with less than two minutes remaining, but the Warriors held on and even added a power play goal with four seconds left. Point had an assist on that last goal to give him five helpers in his last three games.

Crunch Moving Forward, Expect to Win in 2014-15


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Nearly six months have passed since the last Syracuse Crunch regular season game.

One season removed from a Calder Cup playoff run that lasted well into June, the offseason began after the final horn at the Onondaga County War Memorial April 19. For Crunch coach Rob Zettler, who coached in the 2013 finals and spent the bulk of the ensuing offseason hiring a new coaching staff, the extended summer gave him time to reflect.

"This year it was too much time," Zettler said. "A lot of time to think about it."

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