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Canada Takes Game Two of Super Series

David Perron scored 1 goal and 1 assist today to help Canada defeat Russia 3-0 today in Game Two of the Super Series. The Canadians now hold a 2-0 lead in the series. Lightning prospect Dana Tyrell again failed to find his way onto the scoresheet. The forward is being used sparingly in a fourth line role.

Canadian Juniors Win Game One of Super Series

In Ufa, Russia, Canada scored four unanswered goal to defeat Russia and win Game One of the Super Series 4-2. Lightning prospect Dana Tyrell did not find the scoresheet for Team Canada.

QMJHL Preseason Opens

North American hockey officially got underway this weekend with the QMJHL dropping the puck on preseason action this Saturday. Lightning prospect defenseman Michael Ward was named the game's second star in a 5-4 loss to Acadie-Bathurst after posting a goal and an assist on the power play. Ward was selected by the Lightning in the 7th round of this summer's NHL Entry Draft.

Lightning Introduce New Logo, Uniforms

Tampa Bay Lightning Press Release

The Tampa Bay Lightning unveiled the team’s updated logo and new RBK Edge uniforms today at IceFest 2007 at the St. Pete Times Forum. Lightning players Martin St. Louis, Chris Gratton, Filip Kuba and Johan Holmqvist were joined by local media celebrities for the unveiling. The Lightning logo, which has undergone changes for the first time since the franchise’s inception in 1992, can be seen along with photos of the new home and away jerseys at www.tampabaylightning.com.

In related news, the Norfolk Admirals will unveil their new look September 4. According to the Virginian-Pilot, the new Admirals uniforms will combine elements of the team's former Blackhawks-styled attire with a nod toward the Lightning's colors.

Fletcher In, Femenella Out for TC

University of Vermont graduate Arthur Femenella will not be able to attend next month's prospect tournament in Traverse City, Michigan after all.

According to the Lightning, Femenella, a 6-7, 240-pound defenseman/forward, had surgery last week to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder and will be out until November.

Taking Femenella's place in Michigan will be recently signed defenseman Justin Fletcher. A 2007 graduate of St. Cloud State, Fletcher was signed by the Lightning this spring. Fletcher played well enough on an ATO with AHL Springfield late last season to earn a one-year contract with Tampa Bay. His inclusion on the Traverse City roster will help bring more offense from the blueline.

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