#7 Clarkson 2, Massachuettes 1 OT
Junior defensemen, John Wessbecker was scoreless and even in UMASS'( 0-1-0) first game of the season, a non-conference match-up with No. 7 Clarkson (1-1-0). According to the www.collegehockeynews.com boxscore, Wessbecker played on the third defensive pairing with junior Topher Bevis.
In 38 games last season, Wessbecker had one goal and no assists. He picked up 14 PIM and was a +7.
The Minutemen are in Canton, NY tonight as they face No. 12 St. Lawerence (2-0-0) in a non-conference game. The Saints defeated Providence 4-1 on Friday night.
Johan Harju had two power play goals as Lulea defeated Skelleftea 3-1. That's five goals in the last four games now for Big Joe. He is now tied for third in the Eliserien in goals, three back of leader Mattias Weinhandl.
After two periods Andreas Holmqvist was scoreless in Frolunda's 4-2 win over MODO.
Albert Vishnyakov did not play in Spartak's 2-1 shootout loss to Nizhnekamsk.
Alexei Glukhov had a goal in Cherepovets' 3-2 shootout victory over Tver.
It's going to be extremely difficult for Torrie Jung to get back between the Kelowna pipes any time soon.
Calgary Hitmen 0 @ Kelowna Rockets 5
G Torrie Jung, KEL: Did Not Play
Jung's competition in the Rocket's net, Kristofer Westblom, won his third straight game in his third straight start. All he did this time was shut out the Canadian Hockey League's top-ranked team, the Calgary Hitmen. Westblom stopped 28 shots in the win, earning first star honors.
Westblom and Jung began the year alternating, but the overager Westblom appears to have secured the No.1 job. This could put an end to the constant Westblom trade speculation, according to Kelowna broadcaster Regan Bartel, as the club has two of the best netminders in the conference and Bartel thinks the Rockets could be just as solid keeping both goalies. While this would be fine for Kelowna, and certainly no one would point a finger at them for it, we're looking at it from a developmental perspective and Jung will be missing valuable playing time.