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Weiss Hockey: 1-22-19

Editor's Note: We are happy to introduce one of our new writers, Andrew Weiss. A noted #LightningTwitter personality, @Weiss_NW has informed and entertaining opinions, a strong understanding of the Lightning organizational picture, and can throw puns with the best of 'em. Enjoy.

This week in hockey: I start a new video series, the newsletter is featured on a website and ESPN runs a story I shared. Exciting times!

NCAA Game Night: 1-21-19

New Hampshire Wildcats 4 @ Maine Black Bears 4 OT

G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-2-1, 3.65 GAA, 0.863 SV%

Maine led 2-1 after two periods Monday in this MLK holiday matinee, but the Wildcats scored three in the 3rd to take a 4-3 lead until the Bears got the equalizer 78 seconds later to force the extra session. Liam Blackburn (undrafted) scored a power play goal and added two assists to lead UNH to their 7th tie on the season. Bolt prospect Ty Taylor hasn't played since being yanked in the 2nd period after giving up 4 goals against Yale on January 4th.

New Hampshire’s record now stands at 8-8-7 (4-5-4 HEAST) on the season and takes on UConn next weekend in a Hockey East home-and-home series.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

AHL Game Day: 1-21-19 Devils at Crunch

"Score if you can. Survive if Ouellette you."


Martin Ouellette had a wildly successful first start for the Crunch, stopping 19 of 20 shots for the win in a bit of a goaltending duel.

First Period
1:24 SYR Barre-Boulet (20), (Andreoff, Volkov)
19:44 SYR Gaunce (7), (Conacher, Foote)

Second Period
9:49 BNG Quenneville (10), (Kapla, Tangradi)(PP)

Third Period

Alexander Volkov, Ouellette, and Cal Foote were the game's three stars. Ouellette's performance provided welcome relief for Eddie Pasquale, who has shouldered an incredibly heavy load with Connor Ingram out injured.

Syracuse inches to within two points of the top spot in the North Division with a game in hand on Rochester.

Box score from

ECHL Game Night: 1-19-19 Solar Bears @ Stingrays

Orlando Solar Bears 3 @ South Carolina Stingrays 5

W Olivier Archambault, ORL: Did not play
(AHL contract)
Season Totals (ORL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 7 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 2 PIM
17-18 Totals (Allen, ECHL): 19 GP, 13-18-31, +12, 32 PIM
17-18 Totals (SJ & SYR, AHL): 41 GP, 12-11-23, +2, 35 PIM

C Mitch Hults, ORL: Did not play
Season Totals (ORL): 23 GP, 6-7-13, -5, 6 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 9 GP, 1-3-4, -2, 4 PIM
Season Totals (SD): 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (Utah): 5 GP, 2-5-7, -2, 10 PIM
17-18 Totals (SD): 53 GP, 10-14-24, -10, 8 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, ORL: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals (ORL): 12 GP, 1-4-5, -5, 14 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 5 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
17-18 Totals (Moose Jaw, WHL): 71 GP, 7-19-26, +35, 62 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, ORL: 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Third Star*
Season Totals (ORL): 17 GP, 11-9-20, +6, 16 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 8 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (SYR): 23 GP, 3-3-6, +5, 16 PIM

South Carolina won the rubber game of their three-game series with Orlando, winning 5-3 Sunday. Jonne Tammela had two more goals and an assist to give him six points in his last two games. He may be in line for a call-up to Syracuse soon if he’s back to being healthy.

The Solar Bears (20-17-3-0) enter the all-star break fourth in the South Division, three points behind South Carolina with a game in-hand.

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