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Falcons Sign Aulin to PTO

The Springfield Falcons [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox3120.shtml]have announced the signing of center Jared Aulin[/url] to a PTO contract just hours before they take the ice for opening night 2006-2007. Aulin, who was once a top prospect in the Kings and Capitals organizations, was originally a 2nd round pick of the Colorado Avalanche organization in 2002. Aulin spent parts of five season with Kamloops of the WHL scoring 31 goals and 108 points in 70 games in his best junior season in 2000-2001. His best professional season came in 2002-2003 as a rookie when he had 12 goals and 44 points with Manchester of the AHL. He also played 17 games with the LA Kings that season scoring 2 goals and 4 points. Aulin, who stands at 6'0" 192 lbs, has spent the past two years in the Caps organization posting nearly identical 11 goal and 39 point seasons in Portland and last year's Calder Cup champion, Hershey. Presumably the signing will allow the Lightning to send another prospect forward down to Johnstown of the ECHL where they currently only have 9 forwards officially in camp. Aulin's signing is, in part, an attempt to compensate for the loss or Eric Perrin who made the Lightning out of camp. Also, overage prospect [url=norm-milley]Norm Milley[/url] has been named team captain.

Koshechkin gets shutout.

Vasily Koshechkin got his win and shutout tonight. Lada get the 4-0 win in Magnitogorsk vs. Metallurg, one of the best attacking team in the Superleague. I watched this game on TV. Kosheckin made several critical saves, including a three rebound shots on after one in the second period when Lada played two players short.

CHL Game Night: 10/6

[url=kevin-beech]Kevin Beech[/url] stopped 37 of 39 shots faced in Sudbury's 3-2 win over London. Beech was named third star of the game. [url=chris-lawrence]Chris Lawrence[/url] had a pair of power play assists and 2 PIMs as Mississauga knocked off Erie 4-3. [url=vladimir-mihalik]Vladimir Mihalik[/url] was even as Prince George was pummelled by Vancouver 6-0. [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url] was even with 4 PIMs in Swift Current's 3-0 shutout of Chilliwack.

Friday's Superleague Scores

Albert Vishnyakov had a goal and an assist as Dynamo doubled up Nizhnekamsk 4-2. Vishnyakov now has 7 points in 8 games thus far this season. Neither of the Kazionovs found the scoresheet in Kazan's 3-2 victory over Tver.

ECHL Releases Johnstown Training Camp Roster

The decisions not to report by Desharnais and Czuy [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=8797]leave the Johnstown Chiefs with just 16 players on their initial camp roster according to ECHL.com.[/url] The roster includes Lightning prospect John Toffey who resurfaces after not appearing at either Lightning or Falcons camp earlier this fall. It also includes defenseman Andrew Martens who played 5 games with Greenville of the ECHL last season after leaving Bemidji State where he had 5 goals and 24 points in 37 games last year with 47 penalty minutes. The roster does not include defenseman Bryan Nathe who still needs to be signed after having his rights traded to the Chiefs earlier this week. Johnstown has 9 forwards, 5 defensemen and 2 goaltenders listed on the roster.
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