Ontario Hockey League
Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 5 @ North Bay Battalion 3
D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 7 GP, 1-3-4, -3, 10 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM
Undrafted Sergei Tolchinsky had two goals and an assist for the Soo on Tuesday night. Tolchinsky was signed by Carolina following June’s draft.
Charles Landry provides the Syracuse Crunch with something coach Rob Zettler believes is critical.
The defenseman, who has spent most of the last two seasons in the ECHL, gives the Crunch a dependable option in case of injury. Zettler knows what he can expect, even though Landry has played less than a dozen games in a Syracuse sweater.
"Whenever he's been in there and given the chance to play, he's played well," Zettler said. "He does nothing but be a professional out there."
We continue our Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their recent contributions on and off the ice.
The Prospect of the Week for November 4, 2013 is … Nikita Kucherov, W (Syracuse Crunch, AHL, USA).
Someone should tell Syracuse Crunch rookie Nikita Kucherov it’s not supposed to be this easy. Players aren’t supposed to average two points-per-game in their first 10 professional games, but after Kucherov averaged three points-per-game last week in three games, that’s exactly what he’s doing with 20 points (11 goals) in 10 games.
Union Dutchmen 4 @ Harvard Crimson 2
F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM
Harvard lost their first game of the year, 4-2 to the Dutchmen. Hart remains at wing for the Crimson. He’s played some center in his career.
Canisius Griffins 2 @ No. 6 Miami RedHawks 5
F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 1-4-5, +3, 4 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM
Mullin (pictured) played his first game as left wing on Miami’s top line with former Lightning camper Austin Czarnik and Capitals draft pick Riley Barber. Mullin had his first goal of the season and Czarnik had two goals and an assist. The undersized Czarnik has 14 points in eight games.
No. 9 St. Cloud State Huskies 3 @ No. 5 North Dakota 1
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 0 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM
The Huskies completed a two-game sweep in North Dakota by winning 3-1 on Saturday. O’Donnell was listed as the first line left wing in Saturday’s game.
No. 9 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 @ Cornell Big Red 0
F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 1-3-4, +3, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM
Peca scored his first goal of the year to give the Bobcats a 3-0 lead in the third period. That score would stand up and QU earned the shutout. Former Bolt prospect Kirill Gotovets, who was traded by Tampa Bay to Chicago for Philippe Paradis last year, was scoreless for Cornell.
*USCHO poll used
Florida Everblades 2 @ Orlando Solar Bears 1
FW Danick Gauthier, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-3-6, +3, 15 SOG, 17 PIM
G Kristers Gudlevskis, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, 32 S / 35 SA (.914 SV%)
D Charles Landry, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, +8, 5 SOG, 9 PIM
FW Maxime Langelier-Parent, FLA (AHL Contract): Did not play
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 5 SOG, 2 PIM
D Dan Milan, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 1 SOG, 4 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct, roughing)
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 4 SOG, 6 PIM
FW Carl Nielsen, FLA (AHL Contract): 0-0-0, E, 0 SOG, 15 PIM (kneeing, game misconduct)
Season totals: 7 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 6 SOG, 24 PIM
Florida erased and overcame a one-goal deficit to split this weekend's series with divisional rival Orlando. The Everblades enjoyed a substantial 39-24 shot advantage, aided by eight power play opportunities, although all were fruitless while the game-winner would come during one of the six times the visitors were shorthanded. The lone goal Everblades netminder Jesse Deckert surrendered came with the Solar Bears down a man. Charles Landry joined Danick Gauthier and Kristers Gudlevskis in AHL Syracuse prior to the match, leaving Dan Milan as the only farmhand present with an NHL contract to appear in the match. Carl Nielsen, who has an AHL contract the Lightning's affiliate, was ejected from the game as a result of a kneeing infraction. Florida (7-0-1, 15 PTS) now returns home for some rest and recuperation before taking on visiting Elmira (2-3-0, 6 PTS) on Wednesday.