Hot on the heels of the Sea Wolves first win streak of the season, coinciding with the assignment of Ryan Munce and the return of Stan Lascek from pre-season injury, perhaps it's time to review the Lightning ECHL stats thus far:
F Radek Smolenak: 15gp; 5-7-12; -2; 10 PIM; 2 PPG
F Stanislav Lascek: 2gp; 2-3-5; +3; 2 PIM
F Marek Kvapil: 6gp; 1-3-4; -1; 7 PIM
D Jay Rosehill: 2gp; 0-0-0; Even; 6 PIM
F Zbynek Hrdel: 5gp; 0-0-0; -2; 0 PIM
F Brandon Elliott: 11gp; 0-0-0; -2; 32 PIM
G Ryan Munce: 2gp; 125 mins; 2-0-0-0; 2.88 GAA; 0.934 SV%
Taking Munce's spot on Norfolk's roster will be goaltender Karl Goehring, who has been signed to a PTO contract. Goehring, 29, was 0-1-0 in 2 games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with a 2.11 GAA and .909 save percentage. The 5'8" 160 lbs goaltender spent last season with Milwaukee of the AHL where he compiled a 22-15-4 record with a 2.69 GAA and .908 save percentage. Goehring, born in Apple Valley, MN, played his college hockey with North Dakota.
The Admirals also released forward Mark Rooneem from his PTO contract.
Tough to win on 50% of an effort.
Ryan Munce stopped 31 of 34 shots faced in the loss.
HER Morgan, (1) (Klepis, Motzko), 5:11 (PP)
HER Motzko, (5) (Morgan, Joudrey), 6:12 (PP)
NOR Leach, (2) (Mihalik, Milley), 9:53 (PP)
NOR Wanvig, (4) (Craig, Schneider), 10:32 (PP)
HER Sloan, (1) (Morgan, Motzko), 16:48
HER Laing, (1) (Sloan), 19:50 (EN)
Here's a sports announcerism: if you don't score you can't win.
Ryan Munce stopped 28 of 31 shots faced as the Admirals once again squandered a quality start by one of their netminders.
BRI Kinasewich, (1) (Regier), 18:04
BRI Morency, (1) , 7:05
BRI Tambellini, (4) (Fata, Rullier), 17:50
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
The Admirals got some great goaltending from Karri Ramo and Ryan Munce and it made all the difference.
Ramo stopped 10 of 11 shots he faced before giving way to Munce who stopped 28 of 29 and went on for the shootout victory.
Box score from norfolkadmirals.com.
Name: Ryan Munce
Weight: 180 lbs
Acquired: Via Trade From Los Angeles in Exchange for a 2008 4th Round Pick on 1/20/07
Ryan Munce was selected in the 10th round, 186th overall, by the Sarnia Sting in the 2001 OHL Priority Draft out of the Markham Islanders. In 2002-2003 he made his OHL debut for Sarnia going 15-7-0 with 3 shutouts, a 2.64 GAA and a .916 save percentage. For his efforts, Munce was named to the CHL All Rookie Team and won the OHL's "Dinty" Moore Trophy for the rookie goaltender with the best GAA. In the playoffs the young netminder went 1-1 with 1 shutout, a 3.22 GAA and .919 save percentage. Later that year Munce earned a gold medal with Team Canada in the 2003 U18 World Junior Championships where, in 6 appearances, Munce posted 2 shutouts, a 1.83 GAA and a .938 save percentage. Heading into the draft, Munce was ranked the 3rd best goaltending prospect in North America by NHL Central Scouting, one spot ahead of Jonathan Boutin. At the draft, Munce was selected in the 3rd round, 82nd overall. In 2003-2004, Munce returned to Sarnia and went 28-21-4 with 2 shutouts, a 2.94 GAA and a .914 save percentage and was named to Team OHL for the CHL's Canada/Russia Challenge. In the playoffs Munce went 0-0 with a 5.71 GAA and .600 save percentage in just one appearance. In 2004-2005 Munce went 12-28-10 with a 3.17 GAA and .909 save percentage in his final season as a junior. Sarnia did not qualify for the playoffs in 2004-2005.
The Los Angeles Kings signed Munce in the summer of 2005 and he made his professional debut with Bakersfield of the ECHL where he went 30-18-5 in his rookie season with a 2.78 GAA and .919 save percentage. In the playoffs for the Condors Munce was 5-5 with a 3.36 GAA and .889 save percentage. The young goaltender spent half of the 2006-2007 season with the Kings' affiliate Reading of the ECHL before being recalled to play the role of backup for Manchester of the AHL. Munce did not play a game at the AHL level before being traded to the Lightning for a 2008 4th round pick.
Statistics Courtesy hockeydb.com
Profile Created 1/20/07 by Pete Choquette
LOS ANGELES â€“ The Los Angeles Kings have traded goaltender Ryan Munce to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a fourth-round draft choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced Saturday.
Munce, 21, has played in 17 games this season with Reading of the ECHL and has a 5-6-4 record, a 3.30 goals-against-average and a .884 save percentage. He was most recently with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League but had not appear in a game with the Monarchs this season. He was originally selected by the Kings in the third-round (82nd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.