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Vermin Looking Forward, Eyes NHL

By Jeremy Houghtaling

Joel Vermin has put last year behind him.

The Crunch forward, who finished with a disappointing 18 points in 49 games with Bern of the Swiss A-League, has found a role on one of Syracuse's top lines and registered six points in his first nine games this season.

"Last year was last year," Vermin said. "I don't really think about that too much. It was a learning process for me."

Juniors Game Night: 11-5-14

Western Hockey League

Calgary Hitmen 4 @ Prince Albert Raiders 2

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 2-5-7, E, 10 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

The Hitmen won their second game in as many nights, defeating the Raiders in Prince Albert, 4-2. Marcus Messier, cousin of NHL Hall of Famer Mark Messier, was scoreless for Prince Albert.

KHL Game Day: 11-5-14

Vladivostok 3 vs. Mytischi 2 (OT)
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM

Dmitry Korobov was scoreless in 18:35 of ice time in Mytischi's 3-2 overtime loss to Admiral Vladivostok. Vladivostok was led by a goal and 3 points from ex-NHLer Enver Lisin, their team captain.

Novosibirsk 1 vs. Bratislava 0 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, SO Loss, 27/27, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 12 GP, 3-6-3, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .916 sv%

Jaroslav Janus suffered a shootout loss in a rare double-shutout after conceding to 5 of 8 shooters in the penalty shot session. Ex-Isles second rounder Mikko Koskinen got the victory at the other end of the rink for Novosibirsk.

Prospect of the Week: 11-5-14

We continue our Bolt Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for his recent contributions on and off the ice.

The Bolt Prospect of the Week for November 5, 2014 is … Joel Vermin, Syracuse Crunch (AHL – USA).

The Syracuse Crunch needed a flood of goals in a big way on Saturday night, and Joel Vermin was happy to help open the gates.

The BoltProspects Podcast, Volume 6

This week's edition of the BoltProspects Podcast (now on Lightning Radio's iHeart station) includes the following topics:

· #FreeDrouin
· ECHL drama
· Interview with Cedric Paquette
· BP Mailbag (Improvement needed in Syracuse ... Who is organization's best fighter?)
· Weekly prospect review

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