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ECHL Game Night: 11-23-18 Growlers at Solar Bears

Newfoundland Growlers 3 @ Orlando Solar Bears 0

D Matthew Spencer, ORL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals (ORL): 7 GP, 1-1-2, +3, 8 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 6 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (ECHL): 14 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 13 PIM
17-18 Totals (AHL): 39 GP, 1-4-5, +2, 13 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, ORL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals (ORL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 8 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (SYR): 23 GP, 3-3-6, +5, 16 PIM

The Growlers (Leafs affiliate) won the first of a two-game set in sunny Florida, shutting out the Solar Bears, 3-0, Friday. Michael Garteig (undrafted), who played at Quinnipiac University with former Lightning prospect Matthew Peca, stopped 25 shots for the shutout. Troy Bourke (Syracuse) was scoreless with three shots for Orlando.

NCAA Game Night: 11-23-18

#9 Providence Friars 1 @ #7 Denver Pioneers 3

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 5/13 FO
Season Totals: 11 GP, 6-4-10, +9, 6 PIM

Denver goalie Devin Cooley (undrafted) made 39 saves as the #7 Pioneers fought off a tough 9th ranked Providence team. Denver was led offensively by Tyler Ward (undrafted), setting up Colin Staub (undrafted) on the power play in the 1st, and then scoring an insurance marker just past the midpoint of the 3rd to seal the Pioneer victory. The Pioneers improve to 8-2-2 (3-2-1 NCHC) on the season, and look for the sweep Saturday night in a rematch against the Friars.

Michigan State Spartans 2 @ Minnesota Gophers 7

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: did not play
Season Totals: 8 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2/8 FO, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 10 GP, 3-6-9, +9, 6 PIM

Bolt prospect Sammy Walker extended his point streak to 4 games, notching his 3rd of the season and adding two assists en route to Third Star honors as the Gophers unleash a season of frustration on the hapless Spartans. Minnesota got a pair of goals from both Tyler Sheehy (undrafted) and Brannon McManus (undrafted), and Brent Gates (ANA, 2015 3rd round pick) added three assists. Don't look now but after a bit of a slow start, Walker is 2-4-6 in his last 3 games. Fellow Lightning prospect Ryan Zuhlsdorf missed his second straight game, leading to speculation he may have been injured in that first game last weekend against St. Lawrence. The Gophers improve to 4-5-1 (2-1 Big Ten) on the season and draw a rematch Saturday night against these Spartans.

Rensselaer Engineers 2 @ UMass-Lowell River Hawks 1

F Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 0/1 FO
Season Totals: 9 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 2 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

Will Reilly (PIT, 2017 7th round pick) scored in the first to give RPI an early 1-0 lead, and then setup Jakub Lacka (undrafted) in the 3rd for what would be the game-winner power play score as the Engineers bested the River Hawks at the Tsongas Center in Lowell. Lightning prospect Ryan Lohin fired a game-high 6 shots and extended his five game point streak, setting up Jon McDonald (undrafted) early in the 3rd for the 1-1 equalizer. UML drops to 6-6-1 (3-3-1 HEAST) on the season and travels to Troy, NY for the back half of this weekend home-and-home against RPI on Sunday afternoon.

#19 Miami Redhawks 3 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 3 OT

G Ty Taylor, UNH: T, 64:14 MINS, 3 GA, 25 SVS
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-2-1, 3.38 GAA, 0.874 SV%

Bolt prospect Ty Taylor battled to a 3-3 draw against Miami netminder Ryan Larkin (undrafted) in this 3rd start for UNH on the season. Taylor maintained a 2-1 1st period lead until early in the 3rd when the Redhawks scored twice in the span of about 90 seconds to take a 3-2 lead. But Taylor shut the door from that point on, giving his team a chance to knot the score with 34 seconds left in the game to force overtime and eventually hold a 19th ranked Miami squad to a draw. Angus Crookshank (OTT, 2018 5th round pick) led UNH with a goal and an assist. It was the Wildcats fourth tie of the season, their record now at 1-6-4 (1-3-2 HEAST) on the season, and these same two teams tangle again Saturday night to complete the weekend non-conference series.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NHL Game Night: 11-23-18 Blackhawks at Lightning

Lightning dispose of the corpse of the Blackhawks. Quickly.


Louis Domingue allowed 2 goals on 32 shots for the victory. He got the big goal support in the First Period and then stood up to the onslaught of score effects from there on out.

First Period
0:29 TB Johnson (8), (Kucherov, Cernak)
7:15 TB Johnson (9), (Point, Kucherov)
10:05 TB Point (15), (Kucherov, Cernak)
11:10 CHI Anisimov (3), (Debrincat, Schmaltz)
14:52 TB Callahan (3), (McDonagh)

Second Period
18:49 CHI Toews (11), (Keith)

Third Period

Nikita Kucherov, Tyler Johnson, and Brayden Point were the game's three stars.

Chicago's awful. I don't think there's another team in the league that's as soft defensively as Chicago is. It felt like if the Lightning had stayed interested for 60 minutes they'd have been able to hit double-digits in goals. As it was, this game was over and done before the final horn for the First Period sounded.

Mathieu Joseph was -1 with 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 11:21.

Anthony Cirelli was -1 1 shot and 1 hit in 13:23. He was also 43% on 7 draws.

Adam Erne was +1 with 2 shots in 12:26.

Erik Cernak had 2 helpers and was +3 with 2 shots, 5 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 16:45. There's not a darn thing wrong with that stat line.

Box score and extended statistics from

AHL Game Night: 11-23-18 Devils at Crunch

Veterans help extend Crunch unbeaten streak to nine games.


Connor Ingram allowed 3 goals on 33 shots for the victory.

First Period
0:21 SYR Dumont (1), (Labrie, Verhaeghe)
5:31 SYR Verhaeghe (7), (Conacher, Gaunce)(PP)
11:33 SYR Conacher (9), (Gaunce, Verhaeghe)(PP)
12:19 SYR Dumont (2), (Gaunce, Bournival)(SH)

Second Period
5:49 BNG White (3), (Pietila, Gignac)(PP)
11:58 BNG Pietila (6), (Lappin)
16:08 BNG Studenic (8), (Gignac, Sissons)

Third Period
19:10 SYR Barre-Boulet (6), (Gaunce, Conacher)

Gabriel Dumont, Carter Verhaeghe, and Cameron Gaunce were the game's three stars.

Dumont leading the way in his second game back after missing a month with injury. He got his first two goals of the campaign. It was also Michael Bournival's third game back from injury and he got his first point of the year on a helper.

Box score from

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