Femenella, Arthur

NCAA Game Night and Summary: 10/13

Mike Lundin had an assist for Maine as the Black Bears beat Bemidji State 7-1. He had 3 shots on goal and an even rating. For the year, the senior defenseman is 0-1-1 in 2 games played with a +3 rating and no penalty minutes. Maine is ranked No.7 in the latest USCHO poll. Joe Pearce did not play in No.1 (USCHO) Boston College's 5-1 exhibition win over the U.S. Under-18 squad. BC is 1-0 on the year in non-exhibition play and Pearce did not see action in that game. However, the senior goaltender played the third period of a 5-3 exhibition win over St. Thomas (New Brunswick) on October 7. Pearce entered the game with BC leading 3-0. He stopped 6 of 9 shots and escaped with a 5-3 win. Vancouver first rounder Cory Schneider remains the No.1 in BC.

More Prospect Signings Coming?

Erik Erlensson of the Tribune [url=http://sports.tbo.com/sports/MGBGE7D5UBE.html]suggests the Lightning may move to sign some of their college prospects like Matt Smaby, Brady Greco and Jay Rosehill [/url]to build up their minor league depth at the position. Lightning GM Jay Feaster has made it known he thinks the NCAA ranks are too soft for his taste and [url=http://www.nhl.com/futures/features/prospects_tam040705.html]hinted strongly to NHL.com a Smaby signing may be in the offing.[/url] When Andreas Holmqvist's return to Linkopings in Sweden freed up a roster spot in Springfield it all but sealed the deal that the Lightning would attempt to get Smaby to go pro.
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