Vasily Koshechkin got the day off as Alexander Eremenko was between the pipes today in Russia's 5-4 win over Sweden to move to 2-0-0 in the Karjala Cup tournament. Evgeny Artyukhin was held out of the match with a suspension stemming from the charging major he took in the opening match against Finland.
Video of Russia's opening match against Finland can be found here, including the knee-to-knee hit that has resulted in Artyukhin's ejection from the tournament.
Marek Bartanus was scoreless in Owen Sound's 4-0 loss to Plymouth.
Chris Lawrence was -2 with 4 PIMs as Mississauga fell to Kingston 6-0.
Dane Crowley was -1 as Swift Current fell to Everett 6-0. He also had a late fighting major.
Prince George and Vladimir Mihalik were able to beat Kelowna 3-2 in a come-from-behind win. Mihalik scored his third goal of the year in the second period to tie the game at 2. He was -1 for the night. No 3 Star report was listed.
Bad night for prospect watching.
Charlotte scored 5 unanswered goals in the final 27 minutes of a total Johnstown meltdown. Gerald Coleman allowed 4 goals on 35 shots for the loss. Brandon Elliot had the lone Chiefs goals off assists from Bryan Nathe and Zbynek Hrdel.
Stanislav Lascek was a scratch in the game.
JHN Elliott, (2) (Nathe, Hrdel), 6:54
CHR Graham, (6) (Lee), 13:15 (SH)
CHR Jamieson, (9) (Bellefeuille), 5:58 (PP)
CHR Lee, (4) (Graham, Constant), 12:49
CHR Graham, (7) (Constant, Potter), 14:08
CHR Lee, (5) (Gillies), 17:58 (EN)
Game sheet from ECHL.com.
Bolt Prospects will be live blogging tonight's game via the B2 Networks feed. Check back during intermissions for period by period updates. Tonight's starting lineup includes a line of Keller/Corso/Blatny with Karri Ramo between the pipes.
1. POR- Carter, (Konopka, Parenteau)(PP)
2. POR- Konopka, (Parenteau, Genoway)
3. POR- Parenteau, (Konopka)
4. POR- Ferguson, (Wirtanen, Glencross)
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
As a result of today's trade of prospect Darren Reid, Bolt Prospects' staff has decided to update our rankings to reflect the departure. As a consequence, a new 25th prospect had to be named, and Bolt Prospects is pleased to announce PJ Atherton has made the list for the first time in his career.
Bolt Prospects plans to release its Midterm Rankings, a full and comprehensive update, some time after the U20 World Junior Championships conclude in January.