DeCoste (pictured) gets off the schnide ... Fadden makes his Tri-City debut ... First Star for Wright vs. Tyrell
Wednesday's game results and more on the Fadden trade.
Did Mitch want out?
Edmonton Oil Kings 2 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 8
G Torrie Jung, EDM: Loss, 26 saves, 2 PIM (Delay of Game)
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-2-0-1, 2.38 GAA, .926 sv%, 1 shutout
It was just one of those nights for the Edmonton Oil Kings and the Tampa Bay Prospect and goaltender Torrie Jung. The Oil Kings lost to the Seattle Thunderbirds tonight (Tuesday 11/4) 8-2 and Jung was pulled with 8:17 to go in the game when he was scored on with a penalty shot making the score 5-1.
Do not let the score fool you, Jung played an incredible first period as Seattle took 13 shots on him. He flat out stood on his head in an effort to keep the Oil Kings in the game. The score after the first period was only 1-0 Seattle when the score could have been at least 3 or 4-0 had it not been for the play of Jung. He seemed to lose focus in the second period, especially on the fourth goal, but he sure played well up until that goal. This 2007 seventh round pick deserved better tonight and I am sure his effort did not go unnoticed, especially in that first period of play.
Other Lightning N.A. Junior prospect scores:
Cowichan Valley 3 @ Victoria Grizzlies 6
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-2-2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 6-13-19, 34 PIM
Game stars galore ... and unfortunately, slumps, too.
Kootenay Ice 0 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 4
G Torrie Jung, EDM: Win, 29 saves, Shutout, *First Star*
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-0-0-1, 1.62 GAA, .947 sv%, 1 shutout
Jung made a stellar home debut for Edmonton, stopping 29 shots to shutout the second place (Central Division) Kootenay Ice 4-0. It was the Iceâ€™s first regulation loss in nine games. Making his third straight start for the second-year Oil Kings, Jung made 25 saves over the final two periods to lift Edmonton (7-9-1-1) out of the Central cellar. The shutout was Jungâ€™s second of his career and the first from an Edmonton netminder this season.
â€œObviously itâ€™s nice anytime you get a shut out , itâ€™s a pretty good feeling.â€ Jung was quoted as saying on the Oil Kingsâ€™ web site. â€œItâ€™s early on in the season and Iâ€™m sure weâ€™re going to have a lot of good battle games coming up so itâ€™s nice to enjoy it for tonight but itâ€™s right back to business for the road trip.â€
â€œHeâ€™s played 3 real good games in a row.â€ said Oil Kings Head Coach Steven Pleau when talking about his 19 year old netminder. â€œHeâ€™s got experience in this league and heâ€™s stabilized our team right now. A few years ago when I was in Spokane, and he was in Kelowna, he played 19 games in a row, I think he was CHL Goalie Of The Month, so heâ€™s played. Weâ€™ll see over the long haul where he settles in with us but itâ€™s nice to have his experience right now."
Of Interest: Audio interview with Jung. (Jung talks about his experience in a new city as well as his days with the Lightning prospects in camp and Traverse City.)