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Boutin, Egener, Others Not Qualified

Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune is reporting that the Tampa Bay Lightning has tendered qualifying offers to restricted free agents Ryan Craig, Justin Fletcher, and Jay Rosehill, thus retaining the club's rights on these players.

Qualifying offers were not tendered to former second round pick Mike Egener, goaltender and former third rounder Jonathan Boutin, Zbynek Hrdel, Marek Kvapil, Ryan Munce, and recently acquired defenseman Mario Scalzo Jr., making them unrestricted free agents. Kvapil and Scalzo, along with Stanislav Lascek, had already signed contracts to play with European teams next season.

For more information, including news of a possible new contract for Vincent Lecavalier and Marc Denis' buyout, click here.

ECHL Playoffs Game Night 4/13: Sea Wolves Lose Game and Series

2008 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs - Series B
American Conference - Division Quarterfinals

Game 4: (1) Texas Wildcatters 5 @ (8) Mississippi Sea Wolves 3
Texas wins Best of 5 series 3-1

G Ryan Munce: 58:45 mins (L), 39 shots, 34 Saves, 5 GA
F Marek Kvapil: 1-1-2, -2, 0 PIMs, 6 SOG, *THIRD STAR*
F Zbynek Hrdel: DNP

The Texas Wildcatters defeated the Mississippi Sea Wolves Sunday night by a score of 5-3, ending the Wolves' bid to continue post-season play. Marek Kvapil scored a power play marker in the first period and assisted on Michael Couch's second period goal. The Wolves would knot the game at 3-3 early in the third period before Ryan Munce would give up two Wildcatter goals down the stretch. Munce stopped 34 shots, but surrended 5 goals to the top-seed Texas. Kvapil finished the playoffs 2-3-5 in 3gp including 2 power-play goals.

ECHL Playoffs Game Night 4/12: Sea Wolves OT Win Keeps Hope Alive

2008 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs - Series B
American Conference - Division Quarterfinals

Game 3: (1) Texas Wildcatters 3 @ (8) Mississippi Sea Wolves 4 (OT)
Texas leads Best of 5 series 2-1

G Ryan Munce: 64:06 mins (W), 38 shots, 35 Saves, 3 GA
F Marek Kvapil: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIMs (slashing), 4 SOG
F Zbynek Hrdel: DNP

Ryan Munce bounced back in front of a home crowd of 2,172 Saturday night stopping 35 shots as the Mississippi Sea Wolves pulled off a sudden death OT winner in Game 3 against top-seed Texas. Marek Kvapil scored a 2nd period power play marker to put the Wolves up 3-2, and then assisted on Mike Hartwick's OT stunner forcing Game 4 tonight at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

The Wildcatters lead the series 2-1, but can still end the Wolves' season with a Game 4 victory tonight in Biloxi, MS.

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4/10

2008 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs - Series B
American Conference - Division Quarterfinals

Game 2: (8) Mississippi Sea Wolves 2 @ (1) Texas Wildcatters 5
Texas leads Best of 5 series 2-0

G Ryan Munce: 59:57 mins (L), 33 shots, 28 Saves, 5 GA
F Zbynek Hrdel: 0-0-0, even, 2 PIMs (cross-checking), 0 SOG
F Marek Kvapil: 0-1-1, even, 0 PIMs, 1 SOG

Ryan Munce allowed a very pedestrian 5 goals on 33 shots and the Sea Wolves dropped Game 2 of their playoff series against Texas by a score of 5-2 Thursday night. Marek Kvapil returned to the Wolves lineup, assisting on Mississippi's first goal, a third-period power play marker. The Sea Wolves return home to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum needing to win both Saturday and Sunday to force a final Game 5 back in Texas on Tuesday.

The Wildcatters now lead the series 2-0 with Game 3 of the series Saturday night in Biloxi, MS.

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4/9

2008 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs - Series B
American Conference - Division Quarterfinals

Game 1: (8) Mississippi Sea Wolves 1 @ (1) Texas Wildcatters 4
Texas leads Best of 5 series 1-0

G Ryan Munce: 59:11 mins (L), 54 shots, 51 saves, 3 GA
F Zbynek Hrdel: 0-0-0, Even, 2 PIMs (roughing), 0 SOG
F Marek Kvapil: DNP

Ryan Munce stopped 51 shots against the league-best Texas Wildcatters in their first game of the ECHL playoffs Wednesday night, but it wasn't enough as Texas took a 1-0 series lead by winning 4-1 in front of a sparse home crowd of 688. The Wildcatters threw a jaw-dropping 55 shots on goal en route to the victory.

Game 2 of the series is tonight in Beaumont, TX.

Tampa Bay Lightning ECHL Regular Season Stats on the flip.

Denis Sent Down to Norfolk is reporting the Lightning have returned goaltender Marc Denis to Norfolk of the AHL. To make room, goaltender Ryan Munce has been sent back to Mississippi of the ECHL.

AHL Game Night 3/29: Monarchs at Admirals

Ads storm out to a 4-0 lead and hold on for the win.


Ryan Munce stopped 35 of 38 shots faced for the win.

First Period
NOR Kearns, (6) (Mihalik, Segal), 2:42 (PP)
NOR Lawrence, (5) (Klinkhammer), 12:36

Second Period
NOR Smolenak, (15) (Bates), 0:41
NOR Kearns, (7) (Schneider, Tyrell), 6:40 (PP)
MCH Purcell, (21) (Milam, Likens), 10:18 (PP)
MCH Cliche, (9) (Kidd, Tukonen), 18:09

Third Period
MCH Meckler, (21) (Milam), 14:40 (PP)

Bracken Kearns, Jamie Bates, and Brandon Segal were named the game's three stars. Bates, 23, was signed to an ATO contract today out of Quinnipiac University. Bates scored 123 points in his 4 year career at Quinnipiac, including 34 points in 34 games this season.

Can we get the rest of the organization's forwards on what Radek Smolenak and Michel Ouellet have been eating the last month or so? Mercy.

Dana Tyrell has 3 assists now in his 5 ATO games with the Admirals. Not bad for a 19 year old.

Chris Lawrence's goal was his first since November 30, 2007. The linebackeresque forward now has 1 goal and 6 points in his last 8 games. Lawrence missed a month and a half in January and February with a shoulder injury.

Tonight's win was Norfolk's 26th of the season, two shy of Springfield's total from last season. The win gave the team their 58th and 59th points of the season, which ties the Falcons' point total from last season.

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Munce Reassigned to Norfolk

No real surprise here. With Jonathan Boutin on emergency recall to Tampa and Marc Denis on re-entry waivers following the knee injury to Mike Smith, Our Sports Central is reporting that Admirals General Manager Claude Loiselle has announced that goaltender Ryan Munce has been reassigned to the Admirals from the ECHL's Mississippi Sea Wolves.

Mississippi Sea Wolves Update: 2/29 - 3/8

ECHL Update for the Mississippi Sea Wolves from 2/28 through 3/8:

  • Wolves go 2-2, with two wins at home against Charlotte and 2 losses on the road in Florida.
  • Munce gets a shutout, 1st Star and 2nd Star honors, and gets pulled in his 4th consecutive start.
  • Stan Lascek goes nuts in back-to-back games against Charlotte: 1st night gets instigator, fightning, and game misconduct; 2nd night lights the lamp twice and adds an assist.
  • Zbynek Hrdel buries a goal in first game back in Mississippi after being reassigned from Norfolk.

ECHL Update - February 2008

After a blazing start to the new year in January, the month of February has been disastrous for Ryan Munce and the Mississippi Sea Wolves. Highlights include:

  • Wolves go 1-5 on a six game road trip; Munce goes 1-4 and is pulled twice.
  • Wolves are currently 1-4 on a seven game home stand; Munce is 1-3 and has been pulled twice
  • Marek Kvapil (3-7-10 in 10gp) and Zbynek Hrdel (1-0-1 in 2gp) recalled to Norfolk during the current home stand
  • Mike Egener returned to the lineup and scored a goal and a fighting major
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