UMass Minutemen 6 @ RPI Engineers 0
D John Wessbecker, UMass: 0-1-1, +3, 2 PIM
Wessbecker, a senior, returned to the UMass lineup for the first time since being injured last November 30 and assisted on the gameâ€™s first goal. Wessbecker shot from the point and after a tip-attempt and a rebound, the puck squirted to Chris Davis, who potted it for his first goal.
Prince George Cougars 1 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 6
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-0-0, -6, 2 PIM (elbowing)
Season totals: 11 GP, 9-4-13, -9, 12 PIM
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-1-3, E, 2 PIM
G Torrie Jung, LET: Did not dress.
Lethbridge, who got back Carolinaâ€™s first rounder Zach Boychuk this week, outshot PG 40-11 in the game. Boychuk had a goal for the â€˜Canes. Jung has joined the Hurricanes, but did not dress as rookie Michael Tadjdeh got the start for Lethbridge. Heâ€™s the current No.2 behind Metsola. It was written Lethbridge acquired Jung to give them an experienced back-up, but Jung may not be in game-shape yet after sitting out all of the season so far. Fadden has not registered a point in two games.
Tyrellâ€™s minus-6 night comes on the heels of a minus-5 night four games ago. Danaâ€™s brother, Cory, will miss six weeks for PG due to a kneecap injury.
Lightning prospect goaltender Riku Helenius stopped 44 of 46 shots and then 3 of 3 in the shootout to lead the Augusta Lynx to their first win of the season. It was Helenius' first professional win in his first pro start, earning him second star honors for the game. Former Lightning defensive prospect Art Femenella was the game's first star for his game-winning shootout goal.
The Lynx got regulation goals from their top guys Matt Auffrey and Aaron Slattengren, who also scored shootout goals with Femenella. Kevin Quick was pointless for his third game, and finished even with 2 shots and 2 PIMs.
Augusta resumes its road trip this weekend for a 3-in-3 at Elira and Reading.
It's about time.
Mike Smith stopped 31 of 33 shots for his first win of the season.
06:37 ATL Colby Armstrong, (Todd White)
19:24 ATL Todd White, (Mathieu Schneider, Ron Hainsey)
Congratulations to Barry Melrose on his first win in the NHL in 13 years, and Oren Koules and Len Barrie on their first win as NHL owners.
Janne Niskala had 1 assist, 2 shots, and was +1 in 11:52.
Steven Stamkos had 4 shots, 2 hits, and was 46% on draws in 11:30.