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ECHL Game Night: 12/1/10

Florida Everblades 5 @ Kalamazoo Wings 2
C Mitch Fadden: 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 9-23-32, +7, 22 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 4-2-6, -8, 10 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Win, 49 saves on 51 shots, *First Star*
Season totals: 11 GP, 6-4-0-0, 3.30 GAA, .904 sv%, 0 SO

Jarosolav Janus stopped 49 shots and fellow Lightning prospect Mitch Fadden had his second consecutive three assist/plus-three game as Florida won their fourth in a row beating Kalamzoo 5-2 Wednesday night in Michigan. Janus earned First Star for his efforts and the goaltender saw his save percentage rise over .900 for the first time this year. Former Chicoutimi Sagueneen Francis Lemieux (undrafted) had a hat trick for the Everblades. With his three assists, Fadden extended his ECHL points lead to six. Florida teammate Matthew Pistilli, who Fadden set up for the game’s opening goal 20 seconds into the contest, pulled into a tie for second at 26 points.

KHL Game Day: 12/1/10

Cherepovets 3 @ Omsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 34/35, 1.00 GAA, .971 sv%
Season totals: 17 GP, 8-9-0, 1 SO, 2.80 GAA, .912

The Cat is starting to roll. Vasily Koshechkin won his third straight start, stopping 34 shots in Cherepovets' 3-1 win over Omsk. Ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo took the loss for Omsk, stopping 25 of 28 shots faced.

Jones Returns to Norfolk

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced the club reassigned forward Blair Jones to the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League today, December 1.

Jones, 6-foot-2, 216 pounds, has played in nine games with the Lightning this season, recording a goal and two points with an even rating. He has averaged 7:53 in ice time per game with the Lightning this season. Jones was most recently recalled to Tampa Bay on November 20. He has played in 12 games with Norfolk this season, notching seven goals and 16 points with a plus-7 rating. Jones is tied for third on the team for goals and is fourth for points.

A native of Central Butte, Saskatchewan, Jones has played in 47 career NHL games, all with the Lightning. He has registered two goals and five points with 14 penalty minutes during his career. Last season Jones played in 14 games with the Lightning, recording 10 penalty minutes and averaging a career-best 12:50 in average ice time.

Jones was drafted by Tampa Bay in the fourth round, 102nd overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Report: Bulls Trade Panik to Guelph

The Scouting Report is reporting Lightning prospect and Belleville leading scorer Richard Panik has been traded by the Bulls to the OHL's Guelph Storm. In return, Belleville will receive Carter Sandlak and a flip of 2nd round picks.

Panik has 14 goals and 31 points in 27 games this season, which will put him third on the Storm's stat leader sheet, one behind its leaders. Guelph sits in last in the strong Midwest Division at 10-11-3-1 for 24 points, three points behind Erie and London for third. Belleville had 18 points at the time of the trade.

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