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Next Stop for Kevin Quick: Ann Arbor

Bolt Prospects has learned that defensive prospect Kevin Quick has declared his intent to play for the University of Michigan hockey program next fall.

After narrowing his choices to a short list that included Clarkson, Ohio State, and Providence, Quick made his decision to play for the highly regarded Wolverine program this past Monday. The 6-foot, 175-pound defenseman took his official visit to the CCHA school this past weekend. Considering that Quick has drawn comparisons to current Michigan defensive standout Jack Johnson, his decision to play for the Wolverines bodes well for his continued development.

Lightning General Manager Jay Feaster called the choice "great," saying Michigan is "one of the best programs in the country."

"[Kevin] will be well-coached and well-developed there," Feaster stated. "I believe it is an excellent choice."

The Buffalo, NY native was Tampa's third round selection in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and is currently completing his senior year at Salisbury Prep School in Salisbury, CT.

CHL Game Night: 11/1

Vladimir Mihalik had Prince George's lone goal as the Cougars were crushed by Brandon 9-2. The goal is Mihalik's second of the season and his 4th point in 6 games this year. Last season with Red Deer Mihalik had just 3 goals and 12 points in 62 games. Improved much?

Mihalik was +1 for the game with 2 penalty minutes.

Bolt Prospects Prospect of the Month: October

No surprises here...

NHL Game Night 11/1: Maple Leafs at Lightning

For crying out loud this is getting ugly.

TOR-4
TB-2

Marc Denis allowed 3 goals on 28 shots before being pulled for the extra attacker. Lightning goals were scored by Brad Richards, on a shot that deflected in off his body, and Vincent Lecavalier. Luke Richardson, Martin St. Louis, Paul Ranger and Vaclav Prospal had helpers.

First Period
Tampa Bay 11:24, Brad Richards 2 (Luke Richardson, Martin St. Louis)
Toronto 17:35, Tomas Kaberle 5 (Jeff O'Neill, Alexander Steen)

Second Period
Tampa Bay 6:24, Vincent Lecavalier 7 (Paul Ranger, Vaclav Prospal)

Third Period
Toronto 1:51, Hal Gill 1 (unassisted)
Toronto 11:43, Ian White 1 (power play) (Matthew Stajan, Jeff O'Neill)
Toronto 18:40, Alexei Ponikarovsky 5 (empty net) (Mats Sundin, Nikolai Antropov)

Doug Janik was -1 in 11:20. Eric Perrin was -1 in 13:55 and 50% on draws. Nick Tarnasky played 5:09.

Game sheet from NHL.com.

Wednesday's Superleague Scores

Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in Dynamo's 4-1 loss to Magnitogorsk.

Denis Kazionov was scoreless in Tver's 7-4 win over Chelyabinsk.

Vasily Koshechkin improved to 8-3-3 for the year beating Kazan in overtime 4-3. Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless for Ak Bars.

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