Both Lightning prospects were named stars of the game as Mitch Faddenâ€™s Hurricanes squeaked by Riku Heleniusâ€™ 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 Tyrellâ€™s modest three game point streak came to an end. The Chiefs are 12-1-0-1 in their last 14 games.
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.
Andreas Holmqvist had a goal and a power play assist in Frolunda's 5-4 win over Djurgardens. Holmqvist now has 2 goals and 10 points in 18 games this season with 4 penalty minutes and a +2 rating.
Damian Cristodero of the St. Pete Times reports Mathieu Darche and Craig MacDonald both cleared waivers today and have been assigned to Norfolk. Both should bring instant offense to a club struggling to score goals and lacking true centers. Also, Matt Smaby was assigned to the Admirals.
The Lightning is now down to just 20 players, which reportedly was their goal once everyone was healthy. Doug Janik has won the No.6 defenseman job outright.
TSN.ca is reporting that Tampa Bay Lightning forwards Craig MacDonald and Mathieu Darche were placed on waivers Monday. This seems to be the result of the return of Ryan Craig and Andreas Karlsson to the Lightning lineup following pre-season injuries to both players.
If both players clear waivers, this could be a big boon to the Norfolk Admiral offense.
Update: The St. Pete Times is reporting Matt Smaby will likely be sent down today.
Surrey Eagles 3 @ Victoria Grizzlies 2
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 1-0-1, 2 PIM (slashing)
Courtnall scored for the second straight game.
Moose Jaw Warriors 1 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 5
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Fadden had the primary assist on the gameâ€™s opening goal.
Seattle Thunderbirds 1 @ Kootenay Ice 2 (OT)
G Riku Helenius, SEA: OTL, 25 saves on 27 shots, *Second Star*.
Helenius has lost his last four appearances (three in regulation).