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10/7 Falcons Win Opener

Matt Smaby scored his first professional goal on his first professional shot 45 seconds into the 1st period Saturday night vs. the Hartford Wolfpack in a 3-2 Springfield victory. The other two goals were scored by Captain Norm Milley and Defensmen Andy Delmore. Sean Burke got the start in goal and stopped 28 of 30 getting the win in his first AHL game. Rookies Justin Keller and Blair Jones each collected their first professional points as well. Jonathan Boutin and Darren Reid missed the game due to injury. The Falcons played a full 60 minutes in this one at a very high tempo, it was great to watch....and the first complete game I've seen them put together since early last season.

AHL Game Night 10/7: Falcons at Wolf Pack

Bolt Prospects will be live blogging the game watching on the B2 Networks webcast. SPR-3 HFD-2 Final [b]First Period[/b] 1. SPR- Smaby, (Milley) 2. SPR- Milley, (Keller, Jones) [b]Second Period[/b] 3. SPR- Delmore, (Kvapil, O'Brien)(PP) 4. HFD- Degon, (Montoya)(PP) [b]Third Period[/b] 5. HFD- Jessiman, (Immonen)

Falcons Sign Aulin to PTO

The Springfield Falcons [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox3120.shtml]have announced the signing of center Jared Aulin[/url] to a PTO contract just hours before they take the ice for opening night 2006-2007. Aulin, who was once a top prospect in the Kings and Capitals organizations, was originally a 2nd round pick of the Colorado Avalanche organization in 2002. Aulin spent parts of five season with Kamloops of the WHL scoring 31 goals and 108 points in 70 games in his best junior season in 2000-2001. His best professional season came in 2002-2003 as a rookie when he had 12 goals and 44 points with Manchester of the AHL. He also played 17 games with the LA Kings that season scoring 2 goals and 4 points. Aulin, who stands at 6'0" 192 lbs, has spent the past two years in the Caps organization posting nearly identical 11 goal and 39 point seasons in Portland and last year's Calder Cup champion, Hershey. Presumably the signing will allow the Lightning to send another prospect forward down to Johnstown of the ECHL where they currently only have 9 forwards officially in camp. Aulin's signing is, in part, an attempt to compensate for the loss or Eric Perrin who made the Lightning out of camp. Also, overage prospect [url=norm-milley]Norm Milley[/url] has been named team captain.

Falcons Add Aulin

The Falcons announced Saturday morning they have signed center Jared Aulin to a PTO contract. Jared Aulin Center Born Mar 15 1982 -- Calgary, ALTA Height 6.00 -- Weight 192 -- Shoots R Selected by Colorado Avalanche round 2 #47 overall 2000 NHL Entry Draft Regular Season Playoffs Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM 1997-98 Kamloops Blazers WHL 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1998-99 Kamloops Blazers WHL 55 7 19 26 23 13 1 3 4 2 1999-00 Kamloops Blazers WHL 57 17 38 55 70 4 0 1 1 6 2000-01 Kamloops Blazers WHL 70 31 77 108 62 4 0 2 2 0 2001-02 Kamloops Blazers WHL 46 33 34 67 80 4 1 2 3 2

Burke to Start in Falcons Opener

[url=http://www.tboblogs.com/index.php/sports/comments/marc_denis_not_playing/]According to Erik Erlendsson's blog[/url], veteran Sean Burke will get the start Saturday in the Falcons' opener against the Hartford Wolfpack. It is hoped the start can showcase a healthy Burke to NHL teams possibly considering claiming him off of waivers down the road.

Preliminary Rankings Coming Soon

Just to update our readers: The Bolt Prospects staff are currently in the process of completing our 2006-2007 Preliminary Rankings for the team and we expect to have all lists in and votes counted by the end of the weekend. The list will include new prospects from the 2006 NHL Entry Draft for the first time in our rankings. In the meantime, [url=http://www.boltprospects.com/prospects]we have updated our prospects page[/url] to reflect the assignments of all our prospects organization-wide to start the year. Thanks for your all your patience.

Burke Put on Re-Entry Waivers, Falcons Set Roster

According to today's [i]Springfield Republican[/i], goaltender Sean Burke was put on re-entry waivers Sunday by the Lightning in the hope that another team claims him and takes on half of his salary. In other moves, the Falcons sent Lightning prospects Stanislav Lascek, Gerald Coleman, and Morgan Cey to Johnstown of the ECHL, which means the goaltending situation in Springfield is settled with Karri Ramo and Jonathan Boutin. The [i]Republican[/i] states that coach Steve Stirling has not decided on a starter for Saturday night's opener, however. There is also a chance Burke could be sent back down to Springfield before week's end.

Falcons End Preseason Winless; Demote Smolenak, 13 others

According to Falconsahl.com, the Springfield Falcons concluded their preseason with a 3-0 loss to Hartford today. Morgan Cey stopped 28 of 31 in the loss. (For today's lineup, see the Falconsahl.com link above.) The following players were reassigned to the Falcons' ECHL affiliate, the Johnstown Chiefs, this weekend:

Preseason Game Night 9/30: Bruins at Falcons

PRO-3 SPR-1 [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/]According to Falconsahl.com[/url], [url=justin-keller]Justin Keller[/url] was the lone goal scorer for Springfield. [url=http://www.providencebruins.com/press_releases/index.php?id=493&pbruins_session=ca3ef14b20eb5b9d37bb19110f4c5a07]The Providence Bruins website reports[/url] the assists went to [url=stanislav-lascek]Stanislav Lascek[/url] and Eric Healey. [url=karri-ramo]Karri Ramo[/url] was in net for Springfield and got the loss.

Milley Sent to Falcons

The Springfield Falcons sent out a release stating Norm Milley has cleared waivers and was reassigned to the Falcons. Milley gets the "honor" of being the last cut of the 2006 Lightning camp.
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