Springfield Falcons

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Game Day 10/30: Phantoms at Falcons

Rare is the time you only manage 19 shots on goal and still win a hockey game, but Springfield found a way tonight. PHI-2 SPR-3 Gerald Coleman wins his first game as a professional stopping 24 of 26 shots faced. Multi-point nights for Ryan Craig (first star), Ryan Vesce (second star and GWG) and Jason Jaspers. Todd Rohloff finally returned from injury and made a huge difference for the team defensively as he was paired with rookie Jay Rosehill. Both players received praise from Assistant Coach Russell after the game. No doubt the Falcons needed this win as they move into a more road game laiden portion of their schedule. Game sheet available [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001146]via TheAHL.com[/url].

Boutin Recalled to Springfield

With Brian Eklund in Tampa and Morgan Cey apparently still trying to shake off the effects of a groin injury, [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox2801.shtml]goaltender Jonathan Boutin has been recalled from Johnstown of the ECHL.[/url] Through 3 games "Boots" had a 0-2-0-1 record in Johnstown with a 3.29 GAA and a .912 save percentage.

Egener Sent Down

The Springfield Falcons [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=5814]have reassigned 2003 2nd round pick Mike Egener to Johnstown of the ECHL and recalled Jay Rosehill.[/url] The move comes in the same week that Adam Henrich saw a similar stint in Johnstown as a consequence of ineffective play.

Sypek: Bombardir to Undergo Knee Surgery

Fran Sypek [url=http://www.masslive.com/sypek/republican/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1130053370252100.xml&coll=1]reports that defenseman Brad Bombardir is scheduled to undergo knee surgery which may put his season in jeopardy.[/url] The news comes as the Falcons find themselves in the midst of a brief tailspin that has seen them give up 15 goals in their last two contests.

Game Night 10/28: Lock Monsters at Falcons

[i]Oh no, we suck again.[/i] LOW-7 SPR-3 Brian Eklund straffed with 46 shots on net and a penalty shot to boot. Unfortunately Todd Rohloff didn't return in this game, although at this stage I'm not sure how much of a difference he alone can make. The Falcons were outshot 46 to 29 in this game, which is far to reminiscent of many a performance last season. The struggles then were a consequence of inexperience. Now? It's probably no coincidence the level of play dropped off in Springfield from opening night when Paul Ranger left the team. And it's also no surprise it fell completely off the table without Artyukhin. Springfield lost, arguably, 2 of their 3 best skaters from opening night and it shows. I hope Jay Feaster makes some sort of decision regarding the checking liners soon for Springfield's sake. Lone silver lining in the game: Marek Kvapil got his first two pro points. Game sheet from [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001125]TheAHL.com.[/url]

Rohloff Close to Returning/Greco Sent to Johnstown

Fran Sypek [url=http://www.masslive.com/falcons/republican/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1130283601162920.xml&coll=1]speculates that with Brady Greco being sent down to Johnstown of the ECHL that defenseman Todd Rohloff is likely close to returning to the lineup for the Falcons.[/url]ff was injured in Springfield's season opener when a hit from behind led to an awkward legs first spill into the end boards. Greco will be a welcome addition to a Johnstown club that is in need of a competent puckmoving defenseman. Evgeny Artyukhin and Nick Tarnasky are slated to be recalled tomorrow for the Lightning's game against the New Jersey Devils. They could be joined in the lineup by defenseman Paul Ranger who returned to practice Monday after suffering a hairline jaw fracture and a concussion at the point of Eric Boulton's elbow in Atlanta.

Game Night 10/22: Bruins at Falcons

What an ugly night for our two farm teams. PRO-8 SPR-2 Post mortem can be found [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001106]at TheAHL.com.[/url] I doubt Gerald Coleman saw many nights like these in London.

Game Night 10/21: Wolf Pack at Falcons

The Atlantic Division will be in trouble if the Falcons ever learn to protect a late lead. HFD-3 SPR-4 (Final OT) Jim Campbell, who scored the OT power play game winner, got the first star of the game. Jason Jaspers, who had 2G 1A, was the second star. Ryan Craig, who had 1G 1A, was the third star. Brian Eklund made 30 saves on 33 shots for the victory. Adam Henrich emerged from the doghouse for an assist tonight. Darren Reid grabs an assist on each of Jaspers' goal. Game sheet [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001095]can be found via TheAHL.com.[/url]

Packard/Kelly Recalled to Springfield

The domino effect of Evgeny Artyukhin and Nick Tarnasky's callup to Tampa reached Johnstown as [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox2796.shtml]winger Dennis Packard has been recalled to Springfield of the AHL.[/url] Packard, who had a goal and the clinching shootout talley in Johnstown's last exhibition game, will be available when the Falcons play Hartford at home Friday night. Also [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=5701]recalled to Springfield was C Justin Kelly.[/url] Kelly had 65 points in 57 games last season with Adirondack of the UHL. [b]Update:[/b] Mastovich [url=http://www.tribune-democrat.com/sports/local_story_292234924.html]says that Kelly is currently injured.[/url] It will be interesting to see Springfield's lineup this weekend.

Game Night 10/15: Falcons at Monarchs

Gerald Coleman is making his professional debut tonight while the Falcons try to stay unbeaten on the season. Adam Henrich again a scratch. SPR-2 MAN-3 (Final OT) Game sheet can be found [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001076]from theahl.com.[/url] My goodness, Manchester's radio guy sounds like a game show host. Furious last 5-6 minutes as Artyukhin scores the go ahead goal only to see Tukonen tie it up with 0:56 left with the extra attacker. Manchester wins it in OT. Springfield falls to 2-0-1-0. Coleman stops 32 of 35 in his professional debut. Evgeny Artyukhin named the game's third star.
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