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ECHL Game Night: 11-12-17

Adirondack Thunder 1 at Brampton Beast 2 SO

D Matthew Spencer, ADK, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIMS, 1 SOG
Season Totals (ECHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIMs, 2 SOG
Season Totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIMs, 2 SOG

G Connor Ingram, ADK, SOL, 65:00 MINS, 37/38, *Second Star*
Season Totals (ECHL): 3 GP, 2-0-0-1, 1.30 GAA, 0.960 SV%, 0 SO
Season Totals (AHL): 6 GP, 1-3-1, 3.36 GAA, 0.860 SV%, 0 SO

Other Notables
F Shane Conacher, ADK, 0-1-0, E, 0 PIMS, 4 SOG
Season Totals (ECHL): 9 GP, 2-7-9, +1, 4 PIMs, 16 SOG
Season Totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIMs, 1 SOG

F Ty Loney, ADK, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIMS, 4 SOG
Season Totals (ECHL): 13 GP, 9-6-15, +3, 18 PIMs, 46 SOG

Lightning goalie prospect Connor Ingram and Beast goalie Andrew D'Agostini put on goaltending clinic Sunday afternoon at the Powerade Centre in Brampton. The two netminders allowed just one goal each and made a combined 82 saves en route to a shootout duel. D'Agostini, the ex-Peterborough Pete goalie and former teammate of Lightning prospects Matthew Spencer and Slater Koekkoek, turned away all 4 Adirondack shooters including Syracuse depth forwards Ty Loney and Shane Conacher. Ingram finally yielded a goal on the fourth Brampton shooter, but still earned Second Star honors for his performance. For the weekend, Ingram played a total of 185 minutes and turned away 95 of 99 shots, while backstopping the Thunder to earning 5 of the possible 6 points on the weekend. Loney and Conacher once again combined on the power play 40 seconds into the 3rd to knot the score at 1-1. Now that the weekend three-in-three is completed, it is expected that Ingram and Spencer will be recalled to Syracuse.

NHL Game Night: 11-12-17 Lightning at Ducks

Dominant Lightning need some Vasilarceny to complete California sweep.

TB-2
ANH-1

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed just 1 goal on 29 shots for the victory. He didn't have a ton of saves to make in the first 40 minutes but found himself locked in an absolute duel with John Gibson standing on his head at the other end of the rink. The sealer was an theft of thefts by Vasilevskiy pushing to his left and robbing a one timer on the PK late in the Third Period. My gosh, what a save. I though he had no chance.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
9:12 TB Nametnikov (9), (Kucherov, Stamkos)(PP)

Third Period
3:48 ANH Silfverberg (5), (Wagner, Cogliano)
7:18 TB Brown (1), (Kunitz, Callahan)

Vladislav Namestnikov and Victor Hedman were the game's second and third stars. Quite the spiteful, bitter, sour grapes move by the Anaheim media to snub Vasilevskiy from a star. Truly.

Tampa Bay deserved the victory tonight. The first 40 minutes of this contest were an absolute clinic. Tampa Bay had all of the puck and a ton of scoring chances and Gibson had to play one of the best games of his life just to hold Anaheim in the game. The Third Period was more of a Ducks period with the ice titled by score effects and the Lightning got an amazing goal from J.T. Brown and a ton of great saves by Vasilevskiy to get it over the finish line.

The Lightning only won 48% of their draws tonight, but that's better than I'd have thought with this many young centermen playing against any team that has Antoine Vermette. Pleasant surprise.

Tampa Bay clinches another successful 10-game segment of the season with the win, now sitting at 13 points through 8 games of the segment. They also pot 1 insurance point giving them 6 insurance points on the season with 2 games left to rack up more in this segment.

Yanni Gourde was -1 with 2 shots in 16:16. He was also 40% on 5 draws.

Jake Dotchin had 1 shot, 3 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 15:48.

Mikhail Sergachev was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 14:18. He's going to want to burn the tape of that Third Period. Made a poor turnover on Anaheim's only goal and another in the Ducks zone later in the period that led to a 2-on-1 where Vasilevskiy had to make a dynamite save to bail him out. Bad Sergachev makes poor decisions and/or is too light on his stick passing it. I haven't seen bad Sergachev much recently, but he snuck on the rink in the final frame tonight.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Juniors Game Night: 11-11-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Sherbrooke Phoenix 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 3 (OT)

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 7/17 FO
Season Totals: 13 GP, 6-12-18, +19, 12 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -8, 30 PIM

The Mooseheads overcame a 2-1 deficit to the Phoenix behnind the OT game-winner from Raphael Lavoie.

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 8 @ Flint Firebirds 2

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 20 GP, 18-11-29, +19, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

A couple of primary apples from Katchouk as the Soo built a snowman in the Dort Federal Event Center in Flint Saturday night.

Niagara IceDogs 1 @ Barrie Colts 6

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 4/14 FO
Season Totals: 18 GP, 6-10-16, +7, 0 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Lipanov’s scoreless streak reaches five games and he was pinned with a -1 in a 6-1 game and 4-for-14 in the faceoff circle. Rough night.

Saginaw Spirit 5 @ Erie Otters 2

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 18 GP, 9-19-28, +11, 14 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

Taylor Raddsh scored a power play goal in garbage time, but the Spirit's unanswered three-goal 2nd period was the difference.

Western Hockey League

Red Deer Rebels 2 @ Kelowna Rockets 5

D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 19 GP, 5-12-17, +7, 16 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

The Rockets notched three power play markers to power past the Rebels.

Saskatoon Blades 1 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 3

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 18 GP, 5-7-12, -12, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

Jake Kustra scored a late game shortie to give the Blades a little hope, but the Wheat Kings buried the empty netter to seal the deal.

United States Hockey League

Dubuque Fighting Saints 5 @ Central Illinois Flying Aces 6 (OT)

C Cole Guttman, DBQ: 0-2-2, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 10 GP, 4-4-8, -2, 8 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
Committed to: St. Cloud State

Guttman tallied a couple of power play assists, but the Saints fall to the Flying Aces in overtime.

Green Bay Gamblers 2 @ Omaha Lancers 5

D Nicklaus Perbix, OMA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 12 GP, 0-4-4, +2, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (High School): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
Committed to: St. Cloud State

Fargo Force 4 @ Sioux City Musketeers 2

D Sammy Walker, SC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (High School): 25 GP, 22-24-46, 6 PIM
Committed to: Minnesota

ECHL Game Night: 11-11-17

Adirondack Thunder 5 at Kalamazoo Wings 2

D Matthew Spencer, ADK, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIMS, 0 SOG
Season Totals (ECHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIMs, 1 SOG
Season Totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIMs, 2 SOG

G Connor Ingram, ADK, W, 60:00 MINS, 25/27
Season Totals (ECHL): 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, 0.951 SV%, 0 SO
Season Totals (AHL): 6 GP, 1-3-1, 3.36 GAA, 0.860 SV%, 0 SO

Other Notables
F Shane Conacher, ADK, 0-1-0, E, 0 PIMS, 1 SOG
Season Totals (ECHL): 8 GP, 2-6-8, +1, 4 PIMs, 12 SOG
Season Totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIMs, 1 SOG

F Ty Loney, ADK, 1-0-1, E, 2 PIMS, 4 SOG
Season Totals (ECHL): 12 GP, 8-6-14, +3, 18 PIMs, 42 SOG

Lightning goalie prospect Connor Ingram pitched a 25-save performance Saturday night for his second win against Kalamazoo in back-to-back nights. Syracuse depth forwards Ty Lomey and Shane Conacher combined on the power play 34 seconds into the 3rd for Adirondack's fifth goal. The Thunder continue their weekend road trip with a Sunday matinee in Brampton against the Beast.

AHL Game Night: 11-11-17 Checkers at Crunch

Crunch have, hopefully, a breakthrough victory.

CHA-3
SYR-5

Michael Leighton allowed 3 goals on 24 shots for the victory.

First Period
9:14 SYR McBain (1), (Verhaeghe, Yan)
11:39 SYR Condra (1), (McBain, Conacher)(PP)
14:25 SYR Joseph (3), (McBain, McGinn)(PP)
19:47 CHA Roy (3), (Kuokkanen, Carrick)(PP)

Second Period
2:35 CHA Poturalski (5), (Miller, Samuelsson)(PP)
11:51 SYR Bournival (5), (Volkov, Lynch)
14:57 CHA Saarela (3), (Kuokkanen, Schilkey)

Third Period
18:19 SYR Condra (2), (Cirelli, McBain)

Jamie McBain, Erik Condra, and Michael Bournival were the game's three stars.

After what seems like a long line of heartbreaking, close losses, the Crunch led by their veteran leaders finally managed to close the deal on a victory tonight. The team pulls to 2 games under .500 and can hopefully turn this victory into the start of a nice little winning streak that gets their campaign back on the right track.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Crunch Start Strong in Win Over Checkers


By Jeremy Houghtaling

The Syracuse Crunch took it to the Charlotte Checkers in the first 19 minutes.

Crunch captain Erik Condra netted a goal in his long-awaited return, Jamie McBain had a hand in three goals and the Syracuse power play converted twice. The Checkers made it close late in the second period, but the Crunch held on to win, 5-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

“I thought we came out strong and overall, we played a very good game,” Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx said. “They’re a good team. probably the best team we faced this year with Toronto. They have skill on every line. They play with a lot of poise and they make plays with the puck. It’s very impressive the way Charlotte is playing. Tonight we were a good team.”

NCAA Game Night: 11-11-17

Boston College Eagles 5 @ Vermont Catamounts 1

C Ross Colton, UVM: 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM, 6 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 8-0-8, -6, 16 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 33 GP, 12-15-27, E, 22 PIM

Colton had the only goal for Vermont in a blowout home loss to BC.

No. 9 New Hampshire Wildcats 0 @ No. 15 Boston University Terriers 4

D John MacLeod, BU: Did not play
Season Totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 8 PIM
’17-’18 Totals Totals: 36 GP, 2-5-7, +8, 30 PIM

MacLeod was a scratch Friday.

No. 13 Northeastern Huskies 2 @ UMass-Lowell River Hawks 4

C Ryan Lohin, UML: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 12 GP, 5-9-14, +3, 8 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 41 GP, 12-17-29, +10, 14 PIM

UML scored a 4-2 win over the Huskies with the help of Lohin’s fifth goal of the season.

Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 0 @ Colorado College Tigers 4

D Kristian Oldham, UNO: Did not play
Season Totals: 1 GP, 0-0-1, 3.69 GAA, .889 sv%, 0 SO
’16-‘17 Totals: 10 GP, 5-3-1, 3.38 GAA, .895 sv%, 0 SO

Oldham did not start for UNO.

No. 4 Minnesota Golden Gophers 6 @ Michigan Wolverines 6 (OT)

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, UMN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 12 GP, 0-5-5, +5, 24 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 37 GP, 2-3-5, +11, 35 PIM

The Gophers had a 6-3 lead with half a period to go but gave up three goals. Michigan had the only three shots of overtime. Minnesota had a 4-0 lead at one point in the game.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NCAA Game Night: 11-10-17

Vermont Catamounts 4 @ UConn Huskies 2

C Ross Colton, UVM: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season Totals: 10 GP, 7-0-7, -5, 14 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 33 GP, 12-15-27, E, 22 PIM

Colton got his seventh of the season Friday against UConn.

Northeastern 4 @ Boston University Terriers 1

D John MacLeod, BU: Did not play
Season Totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 8 PIM
’17-’18 Totals Totals: 36 GP, 2-5-7, +8, 30 PIM

MacLeod was a scratch Friday.

Maine Black Bears 6 @ UMass-Lowell River Hawks 2

C Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 4-9-13, +3, 8 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 41 GP, 12-17-29, +10, 14 PIM

Ben Bishop’s alma mater took it to the River Hawks Friday, winning, 6-2.

Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 5 @ Colorado College Tigers 3

D Kristian Oldham, UNO: Did not play
Season Totals: 1 GP, 0-0-1, 3.69 GAA, .889 sv%, 0 SO
’16-‘17 Totals: 10 GP, 5-3-1, 3.38 GAA, .895 sv%, 0 SO

Oldham did not start for UNO.

Michigan State Spartans 0 @ Minnesota Golden Gophers 4

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, UMN: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 0-5-5, +5, 24 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 37 GP, 2-3-5, +11, 35 PIM

The Gophers got a 21-save shutout from Eric Schierhorn (undrafted).

*USCHO poll used for rankings

Juniors Game Night: 11-10-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Baie-Comeau Drakkar 3 @ Halifax Mooseheads 2 (OT) (Thursday)

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 12/17 FO, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 12 GP, 6-12-18, +10, 18 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

Somppi scored one and assisted on another goal, but the Mooseheads fell in overtime to the Drakkar.

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 @ Sarnia Sting 3 (OT)

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 19 GP, 18-9-27, +17, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

The Soo blew a 3-1 lead, but recovered in overtime to steal the second point.

Barrie Colts 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 3 (OT)

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 3/8 FO
Season Totals: 17 GP, 6-10-16, +7, 0 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Lipanov’s scoreless streak reached four games with a goose egg against Sudbury.

Peterborough Petes 1 @ Kingston Frontenacs 7

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 13/18 FO
Season Totals: 15 GP, 8-2-10, -9, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

The Petes took it on the chin Friday as the Fronts put up a touchdown against Steve Yzerman’s junior club.

Erie Otters 4 @ Hamilton Bulldogs 7

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 7 SOG
Season Totals: 18 GP, 8-19-27, +12, 14 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-66-108, +67, 37 PIM

After a three-game goal scoring streak, Raddysh has one assist in his last two games.

Western Hockey League

Vancouver Giants 4 @ Kelowna Rockets 5 (OT)

D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 18 GP, 5-12-17, +8, 16 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

Foote had the primary assist on Kelowna’s overtime winner over the Giants. Cliff Ronning’s son, Ty, who has been in the WHL for 35 years, scored his 16th of the season for the Giants.

Swift Current Broncos 6 @ Saskatoon Blades 4

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season Totals: 17 GP, 5-7-12, -10, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 61 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 86 PIM

Hajek’s fifth goal of the season – scored off a point blast – cut Swift Current’s lead to 5-3, and the Blades quickly made it 5-4, but they couldn’t complete the comeback.

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Regina Pats 2

C Brett Howden, MJ: Did not play
Season Totals: 15 GP, 10-13-23, +9, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 18 GP, 6-2-8, +17, 24 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

Jayden Halbgewachs scored his second goal of the game late in the third period to beat Regina

United States Hockey League

Chicago Steel 3 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 2

C Cole Guttman, DBQ: 2-0-2, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *First Star*
Season Totals: 9 GP, 4-2-6, -1, 6 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
Committed to: St. Cloud State

Guttman’s goals put the Saints up 1-0 and 2-1, but Dubuque ultimately fell to Chicago, 3-2.

Green Bay Gamblers 0 @ Omaha Lancers 5

D Nicklaus Perbix, OMA: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 0-4-4, +2, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (High School): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
Committed to: St. Cloud State

Omaha’s Zach Driscoll (undrafted) stopped 29 shots for his third shutout of the season.

Sioux City Musketeers 2 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 1 (OT)

D Sammy Walker, SC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (High School): 25 GP, 22-24-46, 6 PIM
Committed to: Minnesota

Walker was scoreless in the Musketeers’ overtime win over the Stampede.

ECHL Game Night: 11-10-17

Adirondack Thunder 4 at Kalamazoo Wings 1

D Matthew Spencer, ADK, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIMS, 1 SOG
Season Totals (ECHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIMs, 1 SOG
Season Totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIMs, 2 SOG

G Connor Ingram, ADK, W, 60:00 MINS, 33/34, *FIRST STAR*
Season Totals (ECHL): 1 GP, 1-0-0, 1.00 GAA, 0.971 SV%, 0 SO
Season Totals (AHL): 6 GP, 1-3-1, 3.36 GAA, 0.860 SV%, 0 SO

Other Notables
F Shane Conacher, ADK, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIMS, 1 SOG
Season Totals (ECHL): 7 GP, 2-5-7, +1, 4 PIMs, 11 SOG
Season Totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIMs, 1 SOG

F Ty Loney, ADK, 1-0-1, E, 4 PIMS, 3 SOG, *SECOND STAR*
Season Totals (ECHL): 11 GP, 7-6-13, +3, 16 PIMs, 38 SOG

With only one game on the weekend docket for the Syracuse Crunch, the organization reassigned Lightning prospect goalie Connor Ingram and defenseman Matthew Spencer to the Adirondack Thunder for the weekend to get some playing time. Ingram responded with a 33 save effort, allowing just one goal on the road in Kalamazoo, earning First Star honors. Syracuse depth forward Ty Lomey earned Second Star honors with a power play goal in the third period. The Thunder draw the rematch against the K-Wings Saturday night, before a matinee Sunday in Brampton against the Beast.

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