Falcons End Preseason Winless; Demote Smolenak, 13 others

According to Falconsahl.com, the Springfield Falcons concluded their preseason with a 3-0 loss to Hartford today. Morgan Cey stopped 28 of 31 in the loss. (For today's lineup, see the Falconsahl.com link above.) The following players were reassigned to the Falcons' ECHL affiliate, the Johnstown Chiefs, this weekend: Jean Desrochers (F) (Johnstown contract) Doug Andress (D) (Johnstown contract) Todd Griffith (F) (Free agent tryout) Randy Rowe (F) (Johnstown contract) Gus Katsuras (F) (Free agent tryout) P.J. Atherton (D) (Springfield contract) Ryan Gibbons (F) (Springfield contract) Brandon Elliott (F) (Tampa Bay contract) David Desharnais (F) (Free agent tryout) Kelly Czuy (F) (Free agent tryout) Radek Smolenak (F) (Tampa Bay contract) John Adams (D) (Springfield contract) Maxime Boisclair (F) (Springfield contract) The Falcons also sent Travis Fuller to Mississauga of the OHL. Fuller had two assists last night in the Ice Dogs win over Barrie. Among those remaining in Springfield are forward prospects Stanislav Lascek and Justin Keller, who are fighting for limited spots on the wings.

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Still holding 5 goaltenders

No pre-season games left. Too tough to distinguish between them? Moves pending? How does that affect Johnstown's camp? Is Disher there?

No Disher

Disher didn't show up to camp.

Ouch

Let's hope the Falcons can put this behind them and find a way to start clicking together this week in practice. Anyone have any info on most likely goalie scenarios for Spd and Johnstown?

Two Guesses

Scenario 1: SF: Ramo-Boutin/Coleman-Burke JT: Boutin/Coleman-Cey Scenario 2: SF: Ramo-Burke JT: Boutin-Coleman Loaned out: Cey From an article in the Republican yesterday, it appears Ramo's spot in SF is set - which we pretty much knew anyway, but it's good to hear it. The question the article was bringing up was about Burke taking time away from younger goalies. Something Bill Barber said would be "tricky" but offered no clues. Cey played well, but I'd put Boutin in front of Coleman and Cey based on his performance at TB's camp.

Boutin

Boutin pulled out a machine gun and emptied the whole clip on his foot Saturday night.

Rosehill

It appears Jay Rosehill has won the #7 defenseman job in Springfield. From what I saw Saturday night, I concur with the decision. I would give Griffith and Czuy contracts with Johnstown.

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