Lightning 2008 sixth round pick Mark Barberio was featured today in the Moncton paper:
When the Moncton Wildcats acquired Mark Barberio in a trade midway through 2006-07, he was known as a defensive defenceman. But it seems his identity has changed since then.
He began to take on a new look last season when he was the surprise runnerup in team scoring with 46 points, including 11 goals, in 70 games. That made him the ninth-highest scoring defenceman in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Barring injury, he will likely surpass those statistics this season and move into the top five in Wildcats career scoring for a defenceman. He has 11 points, including four goals, in 11 games.
"I don't want to be branded as somebody who's only a defensive defenceman or only an offensive defenceman,'' said Barberio. "I like to consider myself an all-around defenceman.
For the rest of this feature, please see the Moncton Times-Transcript by clicking here.
Barberio gets an OT winner ... Refusing to go down without a fight, Tyrell unleashes on Red Deer ... Pickard vs. Tokarski Round 2.
Tyrell gets a First Star ... Witkowski makes Fargo debut ... Tokarski another win
Wednesday's results with individual season stats now listed.
Montreal Junior 0 @ Moncton Wildcats 1
D Mark Barberio, MON: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Barberioâ€™s six game point streak came to an end, but the Wilcats were able to stop their modest two-game losing streak. Barberio is still a point-per-gamer for the year (8 in 8).
Gatineau Olympiques 1 @ Rimouski Oceanic 4
W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Though he hasnâ€™t had many multi-point ones, thatâ€™s now eight games with at least a point for Cunti.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 3 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 5
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Ward, who has struggled in his Q career to find the scoresheet, now has points in four consecutive games. Drummondville got revenge for a shootout loss in Lewiston the day before.
Results from all five junior leagues posted ... Barberio, Courtnall and Ward extend point streaks ... Something's not Wright in Vancouver
St. John Sea Dogs 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 2 (OT)
D Mark Barberio, MON: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (delay of game), 1 SOG
Barberio feathered a cross-ice pass described as â€œunbelievableâ€ to set up the game tying goal, but while shorthanded in the closing minutes of the third period inadvertently lifted a clearing attempt over the glass to earn a delay of game penalty. St. John scored the winner in overtime late in Barberioâ€™s penalty. This was Monctonâ€™s first loss of the year.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 7 @ Halifax Mooseheads 3
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Ward now has points in consecutive games.
Weekend game results for Lightning prospects playing in the BCHL, QMJHL, OHL, and WHL. Season stat update included.
Barberio gets two helpers ... Jung watches his replacement drop to 0-2.