No.17 Vermont Catamounts 3 @ No.15 UMass Minutemen 0
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (interference), 0 SOG
Season Totals: 22 GP, 1-3-4, -4, 14 PIM
A nice rebound win for Vermont, who lost 3-1 to UMass in their previous game. Marshall earned a secondary assist on defenseman Drew MacKenzieâ€™s (Sabres 7/2007) first goal of the year to open the gameâ€™s scoring.
Jim Johnson is 3-0-0 as coach.
Dustin Tokarski returned to the Admirals just in time to lay down a 24 save shutout for his club. That's solid.
NOR Tyrell, (1) (Craig, Hall), 12:44
Dana Tyrell and Tokarski were the game's first and third stars. Congratulations to Tyrell on his first goal of the season and second as a professional. Dana had 1 goal and 6 points in 11 games as an amateur tryout at the end of the 2007-2008 season. The Admirals outshot Lowell 33-24 in the game.
The Admirals now creep to 3 games under .500 for the season as their road trip rolls on. Oddly, the team is 12-11-2 on the road and 8-12-0 at home, even though playing at The Scope traditionally has been a huge advantage for Norfolk. Norfolk has 15 road games left on the schedule and 20 at home, so if they can start to defend home ice better, that may make the difference in They are 2 points behind Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for the final playoff spot in the division with the Penguins holding a game in hand. Norfolk has the Hartford Wolf Pack up next on Wednesday.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Omsk 3 @ Yaroslavl 4
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 28/32, 4.07 GAA, .875 sv%
Season totals: 36 GP, 20-15, 3 SO, 2.08 GAA, .912 sv%
Yaroslavl got a game winning goal from former Lightning forward Dimitry Afanasenkov, his 13th of the season, to help earn a 4-3 win over Karri Ramo and Omsk.
Ekaterinburg 3 @ Khabarovsk 2 (SO)
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 43 GP, 4-3-7, -17, 16 PIM
Kazionov took a first period minor for charging and played 11:22 in the match. Ekaterinburg holds a 3 point lead over Novosibirsk for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Magnitogorsk 4 @ Novosibirsk 3 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 24/27, 2.78 GAA, .889 sv%
Season totals: 42 GP, 21-18, 6 SO, 2.03 GAA, .925 sv%
Koshechkin stopped all three shooters he faced in the shootout. Sergei Fedorov had a goal for Magnitogorsk in the win.
Dynamo Moscow 4 @ Mytischi 3
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 48 GP, 3-11-14, -6, 32 PIM
Harju took a minor for diving after being held up by Oleg Kvasha and was 25% on draws in 16:11 of ice time. Former Lightning draft pick Vadim Epanchintsev had a pair of helpers in the match for Mytischi.
St. Petersburg 8 @ Dynamo Riga 1
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM
Karsums took a minor for tripping in 12:19 of ice time. St. Petersburg got 1 goal and 1 assist from former Lightning prospect Anton But in the win.
Moncton Wildcats 6 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 3
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-3-3, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 44 GP, 10-29-39, +29, 46 PIM
Barberio (pictured) has points in 10 of his last 11 games. This was unofficially his second First Star of the season. All three of his assists came on first period power plays, helping Moncton to a 4-1 lead entering the second period.
Saginaw Spirit 3 @ Belleville Bulls 5
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 40 GP, 11-10-21, +8, 29 PIM
With Bulls: 7 GP, 2-1-3, -7, 10 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct)
Season Totals: 42 GP, 14-8-22, -9, 41 PIM
With Bulls: 29 GP, 12-7-19, -7, 23 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM
DeCoste broke a six game pointless streak with his 14th goal of the season.
Barrie Colts 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 46 GP, 30-23-53, +30, 38 PIM
This was just the seventh loss of the season for Barrie, who has a 10 point lead on Mississauga for both the division and conference top seed. Hutchings hasnâ€™t registered a point in eight of his last 13 games, but when he scores, he scores in bunches. He has nine goals over that span (one assist).
Brampton Battalion 2 @ Sudbury Wolves 3
W Matias Sointu, SBY: Did not play (injured).
Season Totals: 31 GP, 5-9-14, E, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 10 GP, 2-2-4, -5, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM
Regina Pats 5 @ Swift Current Broncos 2
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 44 GP, 18-20-38, -8, 77 PIM
With Regina: 16 GP, 5-7-12, E, 25 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM
Regina completed a three game sweep of the Broncos and has earned at least a point in their sixth game in a row. The Pats gained again on the ninth-place Broncos in the race for the eight-spot, but Red Deer, currently holding that position, also won. Regina remains six points back. Ashton broke a three-game pointless streak.
Harvard Crimson 3 @ RPI Red Hawks 3
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 18 GP, 6-8-14, +1, 16 PIM
Killorn and Canadiens' first rounder Louis Leblanc combined for two goals, including Leblancâ€™s with three seconds left in regulation to force overtime. Killorn had the only assist on that goal. Leblanc set up Killorn earlier in the game to give the Crimson a 2-1 lead.
No.17 Vermont Catamounts 1 @ No.15 UMass Minutemen 3 (1/16)
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 20 GP, 1-1-2, -4, 10 PIM
Vermont moved up from No.18 to 17 this week, but this loss may knock them back down in the USCHO poll.
Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ Bowling Green Falcons 3
D Luke Witkowski , WMU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 22 GP, 1-3-4, -9, 26 PIM
WMU essentially dropped both games vs. conference foe Bowling Green this weekend, including a shootout loss Friday.