Both Lightning prospects were named stars of the game as Mitch Faddenâ€™s Hurricanes squeaked by Riku Heleniusâ€™ Thunderbirds 3-2. All three Lethbridge goals, including Fadden's eleventh of the season, came on the power play. Helenius has lost five straight appearances, but twice in that time he was named a star of the game. He has at least 30 saves in 4 of those 5 games. Seattle managed only 18 shots against Lethbridge.
Prince George Cougars 1 @ Spokane Chiefs 4
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Prince George lost their fifth in a row as Dana Tyrellâ€™s modest three game point streak came to an end. The Chiefs are 12-1-0-1 in their last 14 games.
Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 3
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 shots for Lewiston to improve his record since leaving the L.A. Kings to 4-3-0.
Andreas Holmqvist had a goal and a power play assist in Frolunda's 5-4 win over Djurgardens. Holmqvist now has 2 goals and 10 points in 18 games this season with 4 penalty minutes and a +2 rating.
Surrey Eagles 3 @ Victoria Grizzlies 2
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 1-0-1, 2 PIM (slashing)
Courtnall scored for the second straight game.
Moose Jaw Warriors 1 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 5
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Fadden had the primary assist on the gameâ€™s opening goal.
Seattle Thunderbirds 1 @ Kootenay Ice 2 (OT)
G Riku Helenius, SEA: OTL, 25 saves on 27 shots, *Second Star*.
Helenius has lost his last four appearances (three in regulation).
Russia won the annual Karjala Tournament today on goal differential beating the Czech Republic 4-1 in their tournament finale. Lightning prospect forward Anton But did not appear in the tournament for Russia after making the initial roster for the team. Blueliner Andreas Holmqvist finished tied with center Rickard Wallin for Team Sweden's lead in points with 1 goal and 3 points in 3 games. Sweden finished second in the tournament, losing the tiebreaker to the Russians on goal differential.
Controversial question of the day: given how much David Schneider has struggled early in the season for Norfolk, do you think the Lightning regret not making more of a pitch for Holmqvist who, although he has his shortcomings, is recognized as one of the better power play quarterbacks in the Elitserien today?
Alaska 0 @ #2 Michigan 4
D Mich Kevin Quick 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
Michigan just keeps playing well.
#20 Massachusetts 5 @ Boston University 3
D UMASS John Wessbecker 0-0-0, -1
#20 Massachusetts 3 @ UMASS-Lowell 3 OT
D UMASS John Wessbecker 0-1-1, -1
Wessbecker assisted the game tying goal by James Marcou. The Junior now has three assist in nine games played this season with an even rating and no penalties.
Kevin Quick was scratched for #2 Michigan's 4-2 win over Alaska on Saturday.