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AHL Game Night 4/4: River Rats at Falcons

Falcons... win?


Jonathan Boutin snapped out of a recent slump to stop 27 of 29 shots faced for the win. Veteran Kyle Wanvig led the way with a pair of goals while David Spina notched a pair of assists. ATO signee Jacob Micflikier scored the game winning goal while Adam Henrich, Joe Rullier, Eric Healey and Daniel Corso added helpers. Wanvig, Boutin and MicFlikier were named the game's three stars.

First Period
SPR Wanvig, (20) (Henrich, Spina), 14:08
SPR Wanvig, (21) (Spina, Rullier), 19:59

Second Period

Third Period
ALB Bayda, (28) (Willis, Aucoin), 1:55
ALB Cumiskey, (6) (Willis), 6:22 (PP)
SPR Micflikier, (2) (Healey, Corso), 16:41

Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Day 4/1: Falcons at Pirates

Backbreaking finish.


Kevin Beech allowed 3 goals on 32 shots for the loss in his first AHL start. Beech surrendered Portland's winning goal with just 43 seconds left in regulation. Kyle Wanvig and David Spina had the Falcons goals. Eric Healey, Nick Kuiper and Adam Henrich added assists.

First Period
POR Ryan, (1) (Salcido, Weinrich), 4:28 (PP)
POR Miller, (14) (Blanchard, Carter), 10:57 (PP)

Second Period
SPR Wanvig, (19) (Healey, Kuiper), 18:00 (PP)

Third Period
SPR Spina, (13) (Henrich), 16:11
POR Wilson, (7) (Motzko, Carter), 19:17

Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night 3/31: Pirates at Falcons

The season can't end soon enough.


Jonathan Boutin allowed 5 goals on 28 shots in the loss. Calling up Karri Ramo to avoid this mess? Smart move by the Lightning. ATO Justin Fletcher had the only Falcons goal off an assist by Adam Henrich.

First Period
POR Motzko, (26) , 5:58 (SH)
POR Motzko, (27) (Miller, Wilson), 10:40 (PP)

Second Period
SPR Fletcher, (1) (Henrich), 5:33
POR Carter, (14) (Miller), 15:02 (PP)

Third Period
POR Blanchard, (3) (Ryan, Hartigan), 5:29
POR Miller, (13) (Ryan, Ferguson), 6:44

Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night 3/30: Falcons at Bruins

One thing I won't miss in Norfolk: getting annihilated for what seems like two dozen games a year by Providence.


Jonathan Boutin, whose save percentage is sinking faster than a submarine with a screen door, allowed 4 goals on 22 shots for the loss before being pulled for Kevin Beech who allowed 1 goal on 9 shots. Eric Healey and ATO signee Jacob Micflikier had the Falcons goals. Jay Rosehill and Norm Milley added assists.

First Period
PRO Walter, (23) (Trevelyan, Bentivoglio), 13:21
PRO Walter, (24) (Krejci, Pelletier), 16:37 (PP)
PRO Krejci, (28) (Glenn, Trevelyan), 17:05 (PP)

Second Period
SPR Healey, (27) (Rosehill, Milley), 14:15
PRO Bentivoglio, (2) (Trevelyan, Walter), 18:20 (PP)

Third Period
SPR Micflikier, (1) , 11:21
PRO Trevelyan, (23) (Glenn), 17:44 (PP)

Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night 3/28: Devils at Falcons

Kyle Wanvig auditioning for a job next season?


Jonathan Boutin allowed 4 goals on 27 shots before being lifted for Kevin Beech who stopped 7 of 7 shots the rest of the way. Kyle Wanvig had both Falcons goals and David Spina, Sylvain Dufresne, Nick Kuiper and ATO Justin Fletcher added assists. Spina, it should be noted, has 4 goals and 7 points in his last 5 games (keep him). Wanvig was named second star of the game.

First Period
LOW Murphy, (17) , 7:53

Second Period
LOW Marshall, (7) (McGillis, Magnan), 12:18 (PP)
LOW Gionta, (6) (Mills, Pandolfo), 13:16
SPR Wanvig, (17) (Spina, Dufresne), 17:21 (PP)

Third Period
LOW Pelley, (14) (Minard, Tallackson), 3:27
SPR Wanvig, (18) (Kuiper, Fletcher), 10:29 (PP)

Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

Falcons Sign Micflikier to ATO

The Springfield Falcons today have announced the signing of left wing Jacob Micflikier to an amateur tryout contract. Mcflikier, 22, spent the past four seasons with New Hampshire of the Hockey East conference. While with the Wildcats, he earned a reputation as one of the team's best scorers with his career year of 20 goals and 44 points in 42 games set in his sophomore season. As a junior, Micflikier led his team in scoring with 16 goals and 42 points in 37 games. As a senior this year, the 5'8" 180 lbs. forward had 11 goals and 38 points in 35 games. Prior to attending New Hampshire, Micflikier starred for two seasons for Sioux Falls in the USHL compiling 55 goals and 111 points in 120 games. As a young rookie to junior in 2001-2002, Micflikier played with Buffalo's Thomas Vanek and current Johnstown Chief Eric Przepiorka.

Norfolk Expected to Announce New Affiliate Thursday

According to an article in tomorrow’s Virginian Pilot, the Norfolk Admirals will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday at which they are expected to announce that the Tampa Bay Lightning will be their new NHL affiliate.

The Lightning will fill the void created last Monday when the Chicago Blackhawks, the Admirals' NHL partner for the past seven years, announced a 10-year AHL agreement with Rockford, Ill., beginning with the 2007-08 season.

Tampa Bay and Springfield (Mass.), the Lightning's current AHL affiliate, exercised an "out" clause and mutually agreed to terminate their deal with two years remaining. Springfield promptly agreed to a three-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers.

For more information, see: Admirals Expected to Affiliate with NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning

News Conference 2:00 Thursday in Norfolk

There will be a news conference scheduled for 2:00 Thursday in Norfolk. Looks like we're getting married!


Falcons Sign Defenseman Fletcher to ATO

The Springfield Falcons have announced they have signed defenseman Justin Fletcher to an amateur tryout agreement. Fletcher, who will turn 24 this week, is a 5'11" 202 lbs. blueliner out of St. Cloud State in the WCHA. As a member of the Huskies, Fletcher led all St. Cloud defensemen in scoring during his sophomore, junior and senior campaigns. This year, Fletcher had 5 goals and 23 points in 37 games, one year removed from his career season of 6 goals and 27 points in 40 games as a junior. Prior to his NCAA career, Fletcher spent three seasons with the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL scoring 12 goals and 43 points in 60 games in his final year of junior.

The Illinois native made his Falcons debut tonight against Manchester playing on the top pairing with Mike Egener. Fletcher was -1 with 1 shot on goal in the game.

AHL Game Day 3/25: Monarchs at Falcons

Tonight was a make-up for a game that was snowed in a week or two ago.


Jonathan Boutin allowed 2 goals on 5 shots before being pulled for Kevin Beech who allowed 2 goals on 23 shots the rest of the way to take the loss in his first AHL game. Daniel Corso had 2 assists in the game with the Falcons' goals coming from Kyle Wanvig, Norm Milley and Justin Keller. David Spina, Eric Healey and Nick Kuiper added individual helpers. Wanvig was named third star of the game.

First Period
MCH Tukonen, (11) (Murray), 1:55
MCH Jackman, (15) (Werner, Moulson), 4:28
MCH Tukonen, (12) (Ryan, Werner), 8:14
SPR Wanvig, (16) (Spina, Healey), 13:32
SPR Milley, (24) (Corso), 16:52 (PP)

Second Period
MCH Werner, (5) (Murray), 15:14

Third Period
SPR Keller, (13) (Corso, Kuiper), 10:06

Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

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