PEI Rocket 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 3 (SO)
D Mark Barberio, MON: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 4-11-15, +9, 8 PIM
Moncton is first overall in the league at 15-0-2-0, setting a record earning points in the first 17 games of the season. The 1972-73 Quebec Remparts held the previous league record for best start to a season by earning points in the first 16 games.
Kingston Frontenacs 3 @ Brampton Battalion 4
W Kyle DeCoste, BRA: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (interference, hooking)
Season totals: DeCoste: 12 GP, 3-2-5, -4, 17 PIM
Of Note: Both Dana Tyrell and Dustin Tokarski were named to Team WHL for the upcoming ADT Canada-Russia Challenge. They are the only two Lightning prospects named to the WHL, OHL, or QMJHL teams as Mark Barberio was passed over for the Q's squad.
Sioux Falls Stampede 1 @ Fargo Force 2
D Luke Witkowski, FAR: 1-0-1,+1, 19 PIM (interference, checking from behind, fighting, 10 min misconduct), 4 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 26 PIM
Witkowskiâ€™s first goal of the year was the game winner for Fargo in their home debut.
Moncton Wildcats 5 @ St. John Sea Dogs 1
D Mark Barberio, MON: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 4-10-14, +9, 8 PIM
Moncton tied a 32 year-old league record for consecutive road wins to start a season with eight.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 1 @ Quebec Remparts 7
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 1-6-7, -2, 20 PIM
Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 2
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-2-4, +1, 2 PIM
Firsts for Jung, Witkowski ... another goal for Tyrell ... Barberio left off the list
Tyrell scores again ... Jung dresses for Edmonton ... Another point for Barberio.
Lightning 2008 sixth round pick Mark Barberio was featured today in the Moncton paper:
When the Moncton Wildcats acquired Mark Barberio in a trade midway through 2006-07, he was known as a defensive defenceman. But it seems his identity has changed since then.
He began to take on a new look last season when he was the surprise runnerup in team scoring with 46 points, including 11 goals, in 70 games. That made him the ninth-highest scoring defenceman in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Barring injury, he will likely surpass those statistics this season and move into the top five in Wildcats career scoring for a defenceman. He has 11 points, including four goals, in 11 games.
"I don't want to be branded as somebody who's only a defensive defenceman or only an offensive defenceman,'' said Barberio. "I like to consider myself an all-around defenceman.
For the rest of this feature, please see the Moncton Times-Transcript by clicking here.