Ward, Michael

CHL Playoffs Game Night: 3/21

QMJHL FIRST ROUND -- EASTERN DIVISION

(5) Lewiston MAINEiacs 3 @ (4) Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 8
Cape Breton leads Best of 7 series 1-0

D Michael Ward, LEW:
Game: Did not play (suspension)

King's pick Jonathan Bernier was lit up and pulled for Lewiston.

WHL FIRST ROUND -- EASTERN CONFERENCE

(6) Brandon Wheat Kings 1 @ (3) Lethbridge Hurricanes 2
Lethbridge leads Best of 7 series 1-0

C Mitch Fadden, LET:
Game: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, *Second Star*

After trailing 1-0 mid-way through the third period, Dwight King and Zach Boychuk scored on back-to-back power plays within a minute of each other to give Lethbridge the win.

WHL FIRST ROUND -- WESTERN CONFERENCE

(6) Everett Silvertips 2 @ (3) Spokane Chiefs 5
Spokane leads Best of 7 series 1-0

D Dane Crowley, EVT:
Game: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct)

Spokane got out to an early 3-0 lead and never looked back. Kyle Beach returned to the Everett lineup and was scoreless with 2 PIM.

(5) Kelowna Rockets 3 @ (4) Seattle Thunderbirds 2
Kelowna leads Best of 7 series 1-0

G Torrie Jung, KEL:
Game: Did not play.

G Riku Helenius, SEA:
Game: Loss, 23 saves on 26 shots

One of the two Lightning property goaltenders in this series got the start for their respective teams, but Helenius and Seattle couldn’t hold a 2-1 lead and dropped Game 1. Brady Leavold (undrafted) scored the GTG and GWG for Kelowna. His GTG came with 14 seconds left in the second period.

CHL Game Night 11/13: Lightning Prospects Seeing Stars as Fadden Faces Helenius

WHL
Seattle Thunderbirds 2 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Loss, 36 saves on 39 shots, *Third Star*

Both Lightning prospects were named stars of the game as Mitch Fadden’s Hurricanes squeaked by Riku Helenius’ Thunderbirds 3-2. All three Lethbridge goals, including Fadden's eleventh of the season, came on the power play. Helenius has lost five straight appearances, but twice in that time he was named a star of the game. He has at least 30 saves in 4 of those 5 games. Seattle managed only 18 shots against Lethbridge.

Prince George Cougars 1 @ Spokane Chiefs 4
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

Prince George lost their fifth in a row as Dana Tyrell’s modest three game point streak came to an end. The Chiefs are 12-1-0-1 in their last 14 games.

QMJHL
Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 3
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG

Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 shots for Lewiston to improve his record since leaving the L.A. Kings to 4-3-0.

CHL Game Night: 10/21

QMJHL
Lewiston MAINEiacs 2 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 3 (OT)
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG

Lewiston had their 7-game win streak snapped. Ward is still looking for his first QMJHL goal.

CHL Game Night 10/16: Tyrell Strong Again

QMJHL
Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 3
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG

That's five in a row for Lewiston, and now they get Jonathan Bernier from the Kings.

WHL
Prince George Cougars 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 1
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*

The Cougars have won 2 of 3 on their road trip so far. Tyrell's goal came on the power play.

Lethbridge Hurricanes 2 @ Swift Current Broncos 5
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-1-1, -1, 12 PIM

Fadden had a 10 minute misconduct tacked on to a slashing minor early in the first period. The Broncos scored on the ensuing 2 minute power play.

CHL, BCHL Stat Update: 10/15

CHL, BCHL stats for Lightning prospects as of October 14, 2007.

Key (Skaters): Games Played, Goals-Assists-Points, Plus/Minus, Penalties in Minutes.
Key (Goalies): Wins-Losses-Overtime Losses-Shootout Losses, Goals Against Average, Save Percentage, Shutouts.

CHL Game Night: 10/14

QMJHL
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 5 (OT)
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG

WHL
Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 4 (OT)
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-2-2, +1, 4 PIM

Fadden had two first period assists to help the ‘Canes jump out to a 3-0 lead, but they would never score again as the Tigers scored 4 unanswered goals. Traverse City Lightning and Medicine Hat captain Daine Todd was 1-2-3 and First Star for the Tigers.

CHL, BCHL Game Night 10/12: Riku An Offensive Threat?

Strong nights for Helenius, Crowley, and Tyrell in leading their respective teams to wins.

Game results on the flip.

CHL Game Night 10/7: Fadden Nets Winner for 'Canes

WHL
Prince Albert Raiders 2 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 4
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM

Mitch Fadden notched his fourth multi-point game of the year as Lethbridge dominated the Raiders in shots-on-goal, 28-9. Despite disparity in shots, it took Fadden’s power play goal at the 15:28 mark of the third period to break a 2-2 tie. The ‘Canes added an empty netter in the final minute to give the game its final score. Fadden is now tied for second in the league in goals (6) and third in points (11).

Calgary Hitmen 5 @ Prince George Cougars 3
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM

The Hitmen are now 8-1-0-0 on the year after breaking open a close game in the second period and defeating the 1-6-0-0 Cougars in Prince George, 5-3.

QMJHL
Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 3
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG

After a slow start, the MAINEiacs have now won three in a row.

BCHL
Merritt Centennials @ Victoria Grizzlies CANCELED

The afternoon BCHL game between Merritt and Victoria was canceled because Merritt was traveling from Powell River and the morning ferry to Victoria was not running.

CHL, BCHL Game Night 10/5: Helenius Outduels Jung

WHL
Seattle Thunderbirds 4 @ Kelowna Rockets 1
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Win, 18 saves on 19 shots
G Torrie Jung, KEL: Loss, 20 saves on 23 shots

Helenius and Seattle got the better of Jung and Kelowna in the first of a home-and-home set between the Thunderbirds and Rockets. The teams play again tonight (Saturday) in Seattle. Helenius's 1.62 Goals Against Average is tops in the WHL among goalies playing more than one game. His .922 save percentage is top-5.

Results from Dane Crowley, Michael Ward, and Justin Courtnall on the flip.

CHL, BCHL Weekend Recap

Riku Helenius and Dana Tyrell had strong showings this weekend, to say nothing of WHL goals and points leader Mitch Fadden.

(Season stats included)

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