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Bolt Prospects Prospect of the Week: 12/11-12/17

After being a runner-up several times already this season, this week's winner finally gets the gold...

CHL Game Day: 12/17

Kevin Beech stopped 30 of 32 shots faced today as Sudbury defeated Mississauga 4-2. Chris Lawrence had 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in the game for the Ice Dogs.

AHL Game Day 12/17: Falcons at Pirates

What a game.

SPR-4
POR-5 (SO)

Jonathan Boutin stopped 32 of 36 shots faced in regulation and overtime before allowing 2 goals on 5 attempts to take the shootout loss. Veteran Eric Healey led the way with 2 goals and 2 assists while Daniel Corso had 4 helpers in the contest. Norm Milley had 1 goal and 1 assist and Marek Kvapil scored the game tying goal to send the game into overtime with just 1 second remaining in the third period.

This is the kind of effort the Falcons need out of their veterans in big games, and the team's resiliency was incredible in erasing a two goal third period deficit in a little over 10 minutes. Unfortunately, Springfield now falls 5 points behind Portland for the division lead at 15-13-1 with 31 points. If the season ended today, the Falcons would claim the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference.

First Period
POR Wirtanen, (4) (Bembridge, Wilson), 2:00
POR Parenteau, (11) (Salcido, Konopka), 14:00
SPR Healey, (10) (Corso, Milley), 15:01

Second Period
SPR Healey, (11) (Corso), 10:09

Third Period
POR Parenteau, (12) (Genoway, Salcido), 2:15
POR Moran, (1) (Wilson, Wirtanen), 10:01
SPR Milley, (13) (Healey, Corso), 10:14
SPR Kvapil, (6) (Healey, Corso), 19:59

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
SPR- Spina
POR- Genoway, Konopka

Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

NCAA Game Night: 12/16

Art Femenella was a +1 with 2 PIM in #13 Vermont's 4-0 win over St. Lawrence.

The Catamounts are 10-5-1 overall and 6-2-1 in the HEAST. Vermont now prepares for the Sheraton/Bank North Classic Catamount Cup in two weeks. They open the tournament against Rensselaer.

Mike Lundin had an assist in #3 Maine's 1-1 tie with Mercyhurst. The Senior now has six assists on the season.

CHL Game Night: 12/16

Kevin Beech stopped 27 of 28 shots for the win in Sudbury's 5-1 victory over Peterborough. Beech is now 14-12-1-2 with a 3.12 GAA and has pulled his save percentage up to .899 for the season.

Marek Bartanus is still with Team Slovakia preparing for the WJCs as Windsor clipped Owen Sound 4-3 in overtime.

Dane Crowley was out of the lineup today for Swift Current as the Broncos fell to Saskatton 5-4 in a shootout.

Vladimir Mihalik is still with Team Slovakia preparing for the WJCs as Prince George trails Kamloops 3-1 in the second period.

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