Connecticut 3 @ #15 Massachusetts 4
D John Wessbecker UMASS 0-1-1, +1 0 PIM
The Junior picked up his second assist of the year on Will Ortiz's second period goal. Wessbecker was moved to the top defensive pairing. The Minutemen (2-1-1) play Providence (0-4-0) in a home and home next weekend.
Freshman Kevin Quick was a healthy scratch in #6 Michigan's 4-3 win over Northern Michigan, Saturday night. Michigan (3-1-0) host Boston University (0-2-1) next weekend.
#6 Michigan 3 @ Northern Michigan 1
Kevin Quick - Defense - Michigan 0-0-0 Even, 0 PIM
Quick recorded one shot on net in Michigan's (2-1-0) 3-1 win over Northern Michigan(1-2-0). The Wolverines outshot the Wildcats 30-14. The two teams face each other tonight again in Marquette, Mich.
UMASS-Lowell 2 @ #15 Massachusetts 2
John Wessbecker Defense - UMASS 0-0-0 Even, 0 PIM
UMASS (1-1-1) plays to a tie against in-state and Hockey East rival UMASS-Lowell (0-0-1) to open their conference play. The Minutemen host Connecticut (1-0-0) tonight in a non-conference match-up.
Massachuettes -3 @ #12 St. Lawerence-1
Defensemen John Wessbecker picked up an assist on Chris Davis' third period shorthanded goal that put the Minutemen up by two at 4:11 into the period. Wessbecker finished a +2.
IceBreaker Invitational Championship- St. Paul, MN
#9 Michigan 3 - #6 Minnesota 4
Freshman Kevin Quick made his college debut tonight as the Wolverines dropped the four team tournament championship to Minnesota. Quick finished scoreless and a +1.
Quick is a healthy scratch for No.10 Michigan vs. No.2 Boston College tonight in the Icebreaker Tournament, according to The Michigan Daily. Update: This game is finished with Michigan winning 4-3 in overtime.
According to the St. Cloud Times, Cunti has not received his amateur status clearance from the NCAA as of yet and is therefore not eligible for St. Cloud State as they play Canisius in their opener.
In the new era of the NHL where the salary cap reigns, it is imperative clubs find and develop their own talent through their farm system. Since the lockout in 2004-2005, the Lightning has been forced to compete to stay at the top of the food chain by carefully shopping for affordable free agents and coordinating financially-sensitive trades. While other clubs have had the option of plugging multiple holes with cost-feasible prospects, the Lightning has been forced to look outside the organizational depth chart for help.