The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Thomas McCollum of the Guelph Storm and Lightning prospect Riku Helenius of the Seattle Thunderbirds were both named ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week after posting practically identical numbers last week.
McCollum was 2-0-0-0 with a 0.50 goals against average and .987 save percentage in two games while Helenius was 2-0-0-0 with a 0.50 goals against average and .980 save percentage in two games.
Helenius stopped 27 of the 28 shots faced as the Thunderbirds downed the Prince Albert Raiders 3-1 on Wednesday and he stopped all 22 shots faced as the Thunderbirds shut-out the Portland Winter Hawks 4-0 on Saturday. Helenius, a 19-year-old from Ilves-Tampere, Finland, improved to 15-9-5-1 this season with a 2.37 goals against average and .917 save percentage in 30 games as a WHL rookie.
Fellow Lightning prospect Torrie Jung won the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week Award January 8.
Our Sports Central is reporting the Lightning prospect Justin Keller will represent the Norfolk Admirals at the upcoming AHL All-Star Classic. The honor falls to Keller after Kyle Wanvig is unable to play due his current recall to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Keller, Tampa's 8th round selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, is a second year pro and has scored 17 points (8 goals, 9 assists) in 25 games since November 21.
(Norfolk Admirals release)
Norfolk Admirals leading scorer and current Lightning winger Kyle Wanvig has been selected as a member of Team Canada for the 2008 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Reebok. The All-Star Classic takes place later this month in Binghamton, New York.
Wanvig, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound right wing, was recalled by the parent Tampa Bay Lightning last week. He remains the Admirals leader with 13 goals, 23 assists, 36 points and seven power play goals. He also is tied for eleventh in points, tied for fifteenth in assists and tied for twelfth in power play goals in the American Hockey League. In 321 career AHL games, Wanvig has 91 goals and 97 assists for 188 points and 648 penalty minutes.
The Canadian Hockey League announced yesterday that Lightning prospect Torrie Jung of the Kelowna Rockets is the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week after posting three wins with a 1.00 goals against average and .960 save percentage in three games last week.
The 18-year-old native of Nanaimo, BC made 33 saves in a 4-1 win over the Chilliwack Bruins on New Yearâ€™s Eve and followed up with 17 saves in a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Giants on Wednesday. He finished the week with 22 saves in a 6-1 win over the Kamloops Blazers on Sunday. Jung improved to 8-5-0-3 on the season with a 2.45 goals against average and .902 save percentage in 18 games.
Jung was taken in the seventh round (183rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Lightning.
The Mississauga, Ontario native was 4-0-0 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 0.99 and a save percentage of .973 to help the Sea Wolves have their longest winning streak of the season and close the gap on Charlotte (13-13-4), which has a one-point lead on Mississippi (13-19-3).