Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in Kazan's 9-1 spanking of Amur. Kazionov remains the Lightning's leading scorer among prospects playing in the Russian Superleague. His brother Denis, who plays for Tver, is scoreless thus far this season. The Lightning are expected to attempt to bring both Kazionovs to North America this summer.
Sean Burke stopped 34 of 38 shots faced in the game for the loss. Blair Jones scored the Falcons' only goal on assists from Norm Milley and Eric Healey. In a worrying development, prospect Andy Rogers and veteran Zdenek Blatny were scratches for the Falcons.
The Falcons miss an opportunity to improve to .500.
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
Dusty Collins had an assist in Northern Michigan's 2-0 win over Ohio State. He finished with 2 PIM and a +1 rating to go along with the assist. Northern Michigan is 5-2-1 for the season and moved to 2-0-0 in the conference.
John Wessbecker did not play in Massachusetts' 3-2 win over #8 New Hampshire on Thursday night.
Northern Michigan hosts Ohio State
UMASS is at #1 Maine
#5 Boston College is at #2 Wisconsin
Lightning College Hockey Classic update for Friday:
Air Force beat Alabama-Huntsville 7-5.
Notre Dame beat Army 3-0.
*Report by Nigel Schnarr