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Prospect of the Week (2.6.12)

This season Bolt Prospects introduced our Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their on-ice contributions. There are no trophies or plaques, because the fame that comes with this award is too big for a mantle or wall.

We just wanted to highlight prospects throughout the year to help fans get better acquainted with the next round of Lightning stars while recognizing the prospect’s achievement on the ice.

This week’s BP Prospect of the Week award goes to … Alex Killorn (Harvard, NCAA).

Yes, again. He’s good.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2-5-12

OHL

Guelph Storm 2 @ Oshawa Generals 4

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 37 GP, 0-14-14, +4, 22 PIM
With Oshawa: 10 GP, 0-3-3, +1, 2 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

Schemitsch played his 10th game in an Oshawa uniform and helped the Gens to a 4-2 home win over Guelph. Kevin Bailie improved to 12-8-1 as Oshawa’s goaltender. He split time with former Lightning prospect Michael Zador in recent years before Zador was traded out of Oshawa. Zador (pictured), who was take before Jaroslav Janus and never signed by the Lightning, appears to be out of hockey now (no team listed with HockeyDB). He won an OHL championship with Owen Sound in 2011.

AHL Game Day: 2-5-12 Admirals at Falcons

It's so hard to beat the same team twice in two days, and even harder when you whip them in the first game, for whatever reason.

NOR-2
SPR-4

Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 31 shots for the loss.

First Period
SPR Calvert, (10) (Atkinson, Regner), 9:52 (PP)

Second Period
NOR Labrie, (8) (Smith, Barberio), 14:40
NOR Ouellet, (10) (Kostka, Oberg), 18:44 (PP)

Third Period
SPR Cullity, (1) (Calvert, Amadio), 11:29
SPR Mayorov, (5) (Joudrey, Regner), 11:59
SPR St. Pierre, (9) (Giroux), 15:16

Allowing 3 goals in the final frame to lose the game leads one to believe the Admirals ran out of gas playing their third game in less than 72 hours. And, again, it proves what an old wise man once told me: it's so damned hard to beat the same team twice in two days. And the caveat I've learned over the years is, it's even harder when you win big in the first game because mentally you lose the edge and the urgency and mentally they're going out with more edge and more determination not to get embarrassed again.

Hershey and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton played a 3 point game today, so the loss to Springfield hurts that extra little bit. The Ads are now 6 points back of the Pens for the division lead and 2 points back of the Bears for second place.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NCAA Game Night: 2-4-12

No. 14 Cornell Big Red 4 @ No.11 Union Dutchmen 4 (OT)

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 1-3-4, Even, 8 PIM

Gotovets (pictured) earned his fourth point of the season with a secondary assist Saturday. Cornell failed to pick up a point on ECAC-leading Union.

Vermont Catamounts 4 @ No.9 UMass-Lowell Riverhawks 6

F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Marshall continues to miss time recovering from surgery. Reports state he’s expected back before the end of Vermont’s season. Vermont fell to 5-21-1 on the year. At least former Catamount Marty St. Louis had a good night.

No.18 Miami RedHawks 0 @ No.7 Michigan Wolverines 3

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 8-7-15, +8, 8 PIM

Mullin missed the game with a right knee injury. The RedHawks were swept at the hands of the Wolverines, getting outscored by six in the process.

Dartmouth Big Green 1 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 2

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 0 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 6-14-20, +3, 10 PIM

In a rare occurrence, Peca failed to register a shot on goal for the Bobcats.

Alaska Nanooks 4 @ No. 16 Western Michigan Broncos 1

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 1-5-6, +1, 39 PIM

The Broncos outshot Alaska 38-18 but were turned back at home.

*USCHO poll used

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