On Wednesday, the NHL's Central Scouting Service released its Preliminary Rankings for the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Among those highlighting the list are top QMJHL player Angelo Esposito of the Quebec Remparts and top Russian star Alexei Cherepanov of Omsk.
Defensemen Mike Lundin was scoreless with a -1 rating in Maine's 4-3 OT loss to Boston College.
Boston College goalie and Lightning prospect, Joe Pearce backed up staring netminder Cory Schneider, a product of Vancouver. Pearce has seen limited action behind Schneider, playing in only an early season loss to Notre Dame.
Dusty Collins was scoreless in Northern Michigan's 3-2 loss to Western Michigan.
Northern Michigan plays a home in home against Lake Superior next weekend.
Chris Lawrence had 2 goals and 1 assist and was a remarkable +5 in Mississauga's 6-1 trouncing of Ottawa. Lawrence was named first star of the game.
Kevin Beech stopped just 38 of 44 shots faced as Sudbury lost 6-5 in overtime to Oshawa.
Vladimir Mihalik had an assist and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes as Prince George spanked Seattle 5-1. Mihalik now has 3 goals and 10 points in 15 games this season. Last year Mihalik had 3 goals and 12 points in 62 games with Red Deer.
Dane Crowley was even with 4 penalty minutes as Swift Current caught a beat down from Kootenay 7-3.
Vladimir Mihalik had a power play assist and was even as Prince George fell to expansion Chilliwack 4-3.