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CHL Game Night: 3-13-19

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Quebec Remparts 1 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2 (OT)

C/W Gabriel Fortier, BC: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 9/16 FO, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 66 GP, 33-48-81, +40, 27 PIM
17-18 Totals: 66 GP, 26-33-59, -11, 59 PIM

Fortier scored in regulation and Shawn Element (undrafted) scored in overtime to lift the Drakkar to a win over visiting Quebec. Element is a former top-10 QMJHL draft pick. Baie-Comeau outshot Quebec 38-19 in the game. Fortier’s goal came when he took a lead pass at Quebec’s blue line and fired a wrist shot from the top of the circle low glove by the Quebec keeper.

Ontario Hockey League

Kitchener Rangers 6 @ Erie Otters 3

C/W Alexey Lipanov, KIT: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 2/3 FO
Season Totals: 59 GP, 10-18-28, -37, 16 PIM
17-18 Totals (BAR, SBY): 55 GP, 14-25-39, -14, 10 PIM

Lipanov scored the eventual game-winner in the second period Wednesday, helping Kitchener to a 6-3 road win in Erie.

ECHL Game Night: 3-13-19 Everblades at Solar Bears

Florida Everblades 5 @ Orlando Solar Bears 4 (SO)

W Olivier Archambault, ORL: Did not play
(AHL contract)
Season Totals (ORL): 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 7 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 2 PIM
17-18 Totals (Allen, ECHL): 19 GP, 13-18-31, +12, 32 PIM
17-18 Totals (SJ & SYR, AHL): 41 GP, 12-11-23, +2, 35 PIM

W/C Troy Bourke, ORL: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
(AHL contract)
Season Totals (ORL): 19 GP, 9-21-30, +6, 16 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 25 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 6 PIM
17-18 Totals (ADK): 22 GP, 10-22-32, +11, 18 PIM
17-18 Totals (SYR): 6 GP, 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM

C Mitch Hults, ORL: 0-0-0, -2, 14 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals (ORL): 27 GP, 6-12-18, -7, 20 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 9 GP, 1-3-4, -2, 4 PIM
Season Totals (SD): 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (Utah): 5 GP, 2-5-7, -2, 10 PIM
17-18 Totals (SD): 53 GP, 10-14-24, -10, 8 PIM

G Connor Ingram, ORL: No decision, 16 saves on 20 shots in 27:18 before being pulled
Season Totals (ORL): 4 GP, 2-1-0, 3.91 GAA, .882 sv%, 0 SO
Season Totals (SYR): 22 GP, 14-7-0, 2.26 GAA, .922 sv%, 6 SO
17-18 Totals (SYR): 35 GP, 20-11-0, 2.33 GAA, .914 sv%, 4 SO

C/W Otto Somppi, ORL: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *Third Star*
Season Totals (ORL): 12 GP, 7-7-14, +8, 4 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 21 GP, 1-1-2, -2, 6 PIM
17-18 Totals (Halifax, QMJHL): 59 GP, 28-55-83, +39, 28 PIM

D Matthew Spencer, ORL: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals (ORL): 35 GP, 2-13-15, +15, 34 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 9 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (ECHL): 14 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 13 PIM
17-18 Totals (AHL): 39 GP, 1-4-5, +2, 13 PIM

Orlando managed a point against division-leading Florida, an impressive feat considering they were down 4-1 in the second period to last year’s champs. The Bears had the game tied at 4 by the end of the period thanks to an Otto Somppi between-the-legs tip-in goal and a 5-on-3 marker. Somppi, who scored a lacrosse-style goal recently, may be the Meadowlark Lemon of the ECHL.

Connor Ingram, who was coming off two solid games in Newfoundland, was pulled in the second period after giving up four goals on 20 shots. It will be telling how he responds to this game considering the roller coaster ride he’s had recently (demotion, 5-1 loss in first ECHL start, etc.).

Mitch Hults received a 10-minute misconduct for leaving the penalty box. Yeah, probably not a good idea. Somewhere Gordie Dwyer is smiling.

Troy Bourke scored again for Orlando, though the shocking part is the league’s point-per-game leader only had one point. He did score in the shootout, however.

The Solar Bears (33-21-4-1) will take the point and move three points ahead of Jacksonville for second in the South Division with three games still in hand. Orlando will face Idaho for three games: Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday. The Steelheads were just leapfrogged by Tulsa for first in the Mountain Division.

AHL Game Night: 3-13-19 Crunch at Rocket

Crunch keep pace by doubling up Laval.

SYR-4
LAV-2

Eddie Pasquale allowed 2 goals on 32 shots for the victory.

First Period
2:39 LAV Ouellet (4), (unassisted)(PP)
14:28 SYR Foote (8), (Andreoff)

Second Period
18:37 SYR Raddysh (16), (Colton, Stephens)(PP)

Third Period
1:14 SYR Dumont (10), (unassisted)
18:43 LAV Vejdemo (12), (Evans, Alain)
19:15 SYR Barre-Boulet (29), (Pasquale)(EN)

Pasquale and Gabriel Dumont were the game's first and second stars. Taylor Raddysh is started to sneak up on the 20 goal plateau while Ross Colton has continued his hot run of production as of late. In his last six games, Colton has a stylish 3 goals and 8 points.

Unfortunately, Rochester also won tonight, so Syracuse only managed to keep pace in the division. They currently sit one point back of the Americans with a game in hand.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Training Camp Numbers: Podcast Episode 4

The podcast is back for a fourth episode and full of Lightning player and prospect talk ... as well as some odd farming tips for some reason.

For first-timers, Training Camp Numbers looks at Lightning prospects (who get and are often stuck with the obscure training camp numbers), Lightning talking points, and the NHL news of the week.

This week:

    Avengers references always on point
    Appreciating Jeff Vinik
    Week in review
    Mid-money mayhem
    Drama in Syracuse
    Presidential runs
    It's a numbers game
    Your questions
    Remembering Ted 7

Thanks to Andrew Weiss for leading and hosting the show. Enjoy the Lightning talk on iTunes, Spotify, and a bunch of other platforms.

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