No.7 Miami Redhawks 3 @ No.17 Vermont Catamounts 4
C/W Matt Marshall, UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Vermont got the game winner late in the third from undersized Justin Milo, a Cornell transfer who plays in the outfield for the Catamountsâ€™ baseball team. It was his third goal of the season.
Tyrell gets a First Star ... Witkowski makes Fargo debut ... Tokarski another win
Augusta drops its 2008-09 season opener to Tampa's former ECHL affiliate. Recently assigned goaltender Riku Helenius did not play. Joel Martin allowed 4 goals on only 18 shots. Kevin Quick, who started on the blueline paired with newly acquired defenseman Brock Wilson, was held pointless and -2 with 3 shots.
Former Lightning goaltending prospect Ryan Munce, who signed with Mississippi as a free agent, stopped 39 of 41 Augusta shots enroute to second star honors. Munce picks up where he left off last season as the Sea Wolves goalie. Augusta continues its season Saturday night on the road against the South Carolina Stingrays.
Norfolk gets a win in its first road game of the season.
Karri Ramo, like all the goaltenders in the organization these days, shouldered a heavy burden stopping 39 of 41 shots faced for the win.
LE Willsie, (3) (Ledin), 1:24
NOR Szczechura, (2) (Bochenski), 2:22 (PP)
NOR Smolenak, (2) (Szczechura, Segal), 14:39
LE Dupuis, (1) (Hendricks, MacKenzie), 3:11
NOR Szczechura, (3) (Segal), 5:16
NOR Bochenski, (2) , 11:56
The Smolenak/Szczechura/Segal line looks like a winner, and the way Szczechura continues to rack up points he might make a run for AHL MVP if he can keep healthy.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Brampton Battalion 5 @ Barrie Colts 4
W Kyle DeCoste, BRA: Did not play
Season totals: DeCoste: 8 GP, 3-1-4, -3, 13 PIM
DeCoste was serving the second game of his two game suspension. He was suspended two games for getting into a second fight with Sudburyâ€™s Eric Oâ€™Dell in a previous game. The second fight came during a stoppage in play.
Jung is expected to give the â€˜Canes an experienced back-up to Juha Metsola (undrafted).