Florida Everblades

ECHL Game Night: 3/19/11

Florida Everblades 5 @ Gwinnett Gladiators 2
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (high sticking), 3 SOG
Season totals: 43 GP, 11-13-24, -10, 33 PIM

Bobby Goepfert stopped 42 shots a day after stopping 45 shots to again lead the Everblades to a road win. Florida is now seven points ahead of ninth place Gwinnett. They are three points behind fourth place South Carolina in the East with two games in hand. Florida and South Carolina will finish the year with a three game series in the Sunshine State. The ‘Blades play Gwinnett again on Sunday in their last road game of the regular season. They then have six games at home to close the year.

ECHL Game Night: 3/18/11

Florida Everblades 3 @ Gwinnett Gladiators 2
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 42 GP, 11-13-24, -10, 31 PIM

Bobby Goepfert stopped 45 shots to lead the Everblades to a 3-2 road win Friday. Florida put five points between them (sixth place) and Gwinnett (ninth place). Hutchings has two points in his last five games. Goaltender Jaroslav Janus was recalled to AHL Norfolk for the fifth time this season today. Norfolk starter Dustin Tokarski is listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. Janus backed up Cedrick Desjardins Friday night for the Admirals.

ECHL Game Night: 3/13/11

Greenville Road Warriors 6 @ Florida Everblades 3
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out until at least April - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 41 GP, 11-13-24, -9, 31 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Loss, 20 saves on 23 shots
Season totals: 26 GP, 11-12-0-0, 3.15 GAA, .911 sv%, 0 SO

Janus filled in for starter Bobby Goepfert in the first period, down 3-0. Newly acquired forward Brad Snetsinger, a former Windsor Spitfire, had all three goals for Florida. Hutchings now has points in six of his last eight games.

Florida is now three points back of South Carolina for fourth in the East, but just one ahead of Elmira and Wheeling. The Everblades are three points ahead of ninth place Cincinnati.

ECHL Game Night: 3/12/11

Greenville Road Warriors 3 @ Florida Everblades 4 (OT)
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out until at least April - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 40 GP, 11-12-23, -10, 31 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play (backup)
Season totals: 25 GP, 11-12-0-0, 3.03 GAA, .913 sv%, 0 SO

Hutchings’ 11th goal of the season, scored shorthanded, gave Florida a brief 2-1 lead midway through the third period. Greenville scored just 14 seconds later to make it 2-2. Greenville fought back from a 3-2 deficit with the game-tying goal with under two minutes to go, but the Everblades got a goal from Matt Beca in overtime for the win. Jaroslav Janus watched from the bench in his first game back from AHL Norfolk. Former Lightning draftee Dusty Collins, who started the game on a line with Hutchings, was scoreless in his Everblades debut. Florida sits in fifth in the Eastern Conference, two points back of South Carolina for fourth, but just five points ahead of Cincinnati, who is ninth.

North American Juniors Game Night: 3/11/11

BCHL

BCHL Interior Conference Semifinals – Game 3

Penticton Vees 1 @ Salmon Arm Silverbacks 2 (OT)
Silverbacks lead Best of 7 series 3-0

C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 4 PIM (roughing, high sticking), *Third Star*
Season totals: 58 GP, 29-43-72, 28 PIM
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 1-3-4, 9 PIM

This is getting ridiculous. Penticton outshot Salmon Arm badly for the third straight game, this time 52-19, but was still set back by undrafted goaltender Kris Moore. The Vees put up 20 shots in both the second and third periods. Moore has been First Star in all three games of the series. Not only was the 20-year-old goaltender undrafted, he is not listed as a commitment to any NCAA school. Game 4 is Saturday on the Silverbacks’ home rink. Though O’Donnell didn’t score, he was named Third Star on the road.

USHL

Lincoln Stars 3 @ Fargo Force 0
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 43 GP, 19-29-48, +23, 24 PIM

Fargo outshot Lincoln 32-24, but couldn’t put one past 20-year-old goaltender Ryan Massa (undrafted). Lincoln is just five points behind Fargo for fourth in the West, with the Stars holding two games in hand.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 6 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 3
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 5 PIM (fighting vs. Cole Hawes), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 57 GP, 7-22-29, +13, 35 PIM

Janosik had three fights last season, but this was his first this year.

Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 @ Montreal Juniors 2 (OT)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 54 GP, 11-27-38, +22, 28 PIM

The Volts scored twice within four minutes of the end of regulation and again in overtime to steal a win in Montreal. Landry was not on the ice for the overtime winner, but was on the ice for both of Drummondville’s third period goals (one on the power play).

OHL

London Knights 1 @ Guelph Storm 5
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: Did not play (injured – sprained ankle)
With Guelph: 22 GP, 12-12-24, -6, 34 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 26-29-55, -6, 67 PIM

Panik remains out with a sprained ankle. He was expected to return this week.

Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Kitchener Rangers 2
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm)
Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not dress
With Attack: 11 GP, 7-2-0-0, 3.19 GAA, .895 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 29 GP, 17-5-1-1, 3.29 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Zador was back on the Attack bench Thursday night, but did not dress out Friday for the Attack. He missed several games with a concussion prior to Thursday. Schemitsch is reportedly skating again and should be back by the playoffs.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 1 @ Spokane Chiefs 5
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM (fighting vs. Tanner Mort)
With Tri-City: 28 GP, 13-25-38, +8, 52 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 57 GP, 29-36-65, -4, 96 PIM
C Tyler Johnson, SPO: 2-1-3, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 66 GP, 50-59-109, +28, 44 PIM

Not long ago TC was battling Spokane for second in the division. Five straight wins over TC later and the Chiefs are 10 points ahead of the Americans. This was Johnson’s “debut” as a Lightning prospect after signing an NHL Entry Level Contract on Monday. He promptly went out and hit 50 goals for the season, which leads the WHL and is 14 more than his previous career high. Johnson (pictured) is within five points of Medicine Hat’s Linden Vey for the league scoring title. This was Ashton’s sixth fight of the year and third against Spokane. It was the first time he fought Mort. Ashton had his five-game point streak come to an end.

Prince George Cougars 8 @ Vancouver Giants 0
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 55 GP, 42-24-64, -6, 26 PIM

One game after losing 7-0 at home to Red Deer, the Cougars stepped up and crushed the Giants in Vancouver. Connolly continues to raise his career highs for goals and points. He is six assists away from tying his career high in that category.

Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 4 (OT)
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 68 GP, 3-19-22, +34, 133 PIM

Zahn’s high three-game point streak came to an end in an overtime loss to Brandon. It was the second longest streak of his career after a four-game streak he had earlier this season. The Blades have already clinched the league’s top record.

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