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Submitted by pete on March 16, 2006 - 17:26
Goaltender Morgan Cey [url=http://www.johnstownchiefs.com/pressreleases/2006/03mar/14.htm]was named ECHL goaltender of the week. He stopped 88 of 89 shots faced last week helping the Chiefs to clinch a playoff spot.[/url] In addition, due to Sean Burke's injury at the NHL level, [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox2951.shtml]Cey has been recalled to Springfield of the AHL. Right wing Andre Deveaux was also sent down to Johnstown of the ECHL in the transaction.[/url]
Submitted by pete on March 16, 2006 - 17:19
According to TSN.ca the Lightning [url=http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=158841&hubname=nhl]have recalled goaltender Gerald Coleman to serve as John Grahame's backup due to Sean Burke's indefinite absence due to a broken finger.[/url] The move will likely necessitate Morgan Cey's recall to Springfield leaving Johnstown with Mike Betz between the pipes for a crucial portion of the stretch run.
Submitted by pete on March 16, 2006 - 16:01
Anton But scored Yaroslavl's lone goal in today's 3-1 loss against Novosibirsk. Loko still leads the series 2-1. Dynamo shut out Lada 2-0 today to win their first playoff game of the series. Vasily Koshechkin took the loss. Dimitry Kazionov and Albert Vishnyakov were scoreless for Dynamo in the game. They still trail Togliatti 2-1 in the series. Khimik MO defeated Nizhnekamsk 2-0 to take a 2-1 series lead. Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in the match. Cherepovets was shut out 1-0 by CSKA. Alex Polushin was a scratch for Severstal. CSKA takes a 2-1 lead in the series. Avangard Omsk defeated SKA St Petersburg 3-1 to complete the sweep of their opening round series. Nikita Alexeev was again a scratch for Omsk.
Submitted by pete on March 15, 2006 - 22:42
Submitted by pete on March 15, 2006 - 22:33
In Finland, today was the final match for HPK in the SM-liiga regular season. Miika Wiikman suffered a 4-1 loss to first place Karpat as HPK will now prepare for the postseason. The club finished third on the league table with 102 points and will await the outcome of the four team play-in round before knowing who their first playoff opponent will be. Lightning goaltending prospect Karri Ramo finished 5th in Finland's top league in save percentage at .929. His 2.16 goals against average was 8th in the league amongst goaltenders with 20 or more appearances. He also had 2 shutouts this season to go along with his 9-8-3 record. Karri Ramo, 9-8-3, 2.16 GAA, 2 SO, .929 sv%