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Submitted by pete on December 29, 2005 - 02:54
Lightning prospect winger Radek Smolenak is back with the Kingston Frontenacs after his late cut from the Czech Republic's WJC team. Smolenak was held scoreless in a 6-3 loss to Ottawa Wednesday night.
Submitted by pete on December 29, 2005 - 02:50
Geez... SPR-0 BRI-4 The way things have been going lately, Brian Eklund allowing 4 goals on 38 shots is practically a command performance. The Falcons will seek to snap their long losing streak Friday against Manchester. Game sheet from [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001465]TheAHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on December 29, 2005 - 02:46
Finland was more than game tonight against tournament favorite USA going down in a narrow defeat 6-5 to fall to 0-2 on the tournament. Finland roared back from a 6-3 deficit in the 3rd period to get the game within striking distance before failing to get the tying goal with the extra attacker on. Prospect Karri Ramo made his first appearance of the tournament facing a 43 shot barrage and making 37 saves in the contest.
Submitted by pete on December 29, 2005 - 02:43
Despite the best efforts of Lightning prospect winger Stanislav Lascek, Team Slovakia fell to Russia 6-2 Wednesday night to fall to 1-1 on the tournament. Lascek tallied a goal and added a helper and now has 7 points in 2 games thus far. Fellow prospect Vladamir Mihalik was scoreless with 2 shots on goal and a -1 rating in the game.
Submitted by pete on December 28, 2005 - 00:06
Slovakia was successful in its tournament opener [url=http://www.iihf.com/Hydra/Tournaments_06/output/w20/hydra.iihf.com/data/iihf/output/xml/55/IHM055B06_74_1_0.html]defeating lightweight Latvia 7-4.[/url] Lightning prospect winger Stanislav Lascek moved into a tie for the tournament lead in points notching a hat trick and adding two helpers while playing on the top line for Slovakia with his Chicoutimi teammate Marek Zagrapan. Fellow Lightning prospect Vladamir Mihalik helped the cause with an assist on a Juraj Gracik second period goal in his first U-20 World Junior Championship appearance. In the night's other contest Switzerland squeaked by underdog Norway 2-0. Slovakia's next match is tomorrow night as they draw marquee Pens prospect Evgeni Malkin and the Russians. Also tomorrow, the much awaited contest between Finland and USA that will likely be goaltender Karri Ramo's tournament debut.