Fadden, Mitch

Bolt Prospects News Bits

A recap of recent news from around the world of Bolt Prospects, with updates on the futures of Johan Harju, Mitch Fadden, Dane Crowley, and Luca Cunti...

Kvapil to Europe

After a couple of months of rumors indicating he might go back to Europe, Eurohockey.net is reporting that Lightning prospect Marek Kvapil has signed with Vitkovice of the Czech Extraliga for next season. Kvapil, 23, struggled the past two seasons to reach the promise he showed as a rookie in 2005-2006 when he scored 18 goals and 45 points in 79 games with the Springfield Falcons. Plagued by inconsistent effort and turnovers in the neutral zone, Kvapil languished in the ECHL for half of last season with the Mississippi Sea Wolves. Kvapil's decision is the first of a string of prospect roster moves to come in the next couple of months. Bolt Prospects' Chad Schnarr will have more on Johan Harju, Mitch Fadden, and Dane Crowley in the coming week.

WHL Championship Game Night 5/7: Fadden Finished

WHL FINALS

Game 4: (W-3) Spokane Chiefs 4 @ (E-3) Lethbridge Hurricanes 1
Spokane wins Best of 7 series 4-0

C Mitch Fadden, LET:
Game: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (holding)
Playoffs: 19 GP, 5-15-20, -3, 17 PIM (plus 10 min misconduct)

Spokane completed the four game sweep of Lethbridge with a 4-1 win in Game 4 tonight (Wednesday) to win the 2008 WHL championship. Fadden was scoreless in all four games and finished the series with a minus-6 rating. He finishes the playoffs with 20 points in 19 games, good enough for fourth (tie) in the league.

What’s Next for Fadden: The Lightning are starved for offensive production on the farm and Fadden is one of the first of a new wave of forward draftees expected to help in that area. Fadden and his representatives will sit down with Claude Loiselle and Jay Feaster of the Lightning over the next weeks to hash out Fadden’s first professional contract. Once signed, Fadden will likely end up on Norfolk next season. Fadden’s first step toward playing in the NHL – after signing a contract – will be to earn a spot in the Lightning’s training camp.

Note: With the completion of Fadden's season, there are no Lightning prospects left playing this year.

WHL Championship Game Night 5/6: Spokane One Win Away

WHL FINALS

Game 3: (W-3) Spokane Chiefs 2 @ (E-3) Lethbridge Hurricanes 1
Spokane leads Best of 7 series 3-0

C Mitch Fadden, LET:
Game: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Playoffs: 18 GP, 5-15-20, -1, 17 PIM (plus 10 min misconduct)

Lethbridge is one game away from being eliminated after Spokane’s Tyler Johnson (1990) scored on the Chiefs’ third shot of overtime to take Game 3. Fadden, who hit a post in overtime, is scoreless and minus-4 in the series thus far. Game 4 is tonight (Wednesday) in Lethbridge.

WHL Championship Game Night 5/3: Hurricanes in a 2-0 Hole

WHL FINALS

Game 2: (E-3) Lethbridge Hurricanes 2 @ (W-3) Spokane Chiefs 5
Spokane leads Best of 7 series 2-0

C Mitch Fadden, LET:
Game: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Playoffs: 17 GP, 5-15-20, E, 17 PIM (plus 10 min misconduct)

Lethbridge came within 2-1 and 3-2 of Spokane in Game 2 of the WHL Finals, but couldn’t find the tying goal as Spokane put the game out of reach in the third period to take a 2-0 series lead on the Hurricanes. Mitch Fadden was scoreless for the second straight game and is now minus-3 in the series. Games 3-5 are in Lethbridge starting Tuesday.

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