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ECHL Game Night: 11-19-16

Kalamazoo Wings 2 at Toledo Walleye 6

W Brian Hart, KAL, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIMS, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 12 GP, 1-0-1, -3, 0 PIMs, 18 SOG

Other Notables
G Nic Riopel, KAL, DNP
Season Totals: 7 GP, 3-3-0-1, 2.27 GAA, 0.920 SV%, 1 SO

For the second night in a row, the K-Wings allowed three Walleye goals in the 3rd period. Unfortunately, they also allowed three Toledo goals in the first two periods. If there's a silver lining it's that after 12 games into his sophomore pro season, Bolt Prospect Brian Hart hit the scoresheet for the first time this season, scoring about mid-way through the 3rd period. Hart's power-play marker closed the gap to 3-2 with a half of a period to play before the wheels fell off for netminder Joel Martin and the Kalamazoo defense. Toledo scored three times in a span of 2:28, including two 49 seconds apart. The K-Wings conclude their 5-game road trip next week with back-to-back games Wednesday and Thursday nights against Indy and Fort Wayne, before returning home for a Friday night tilt against Brian Hart's former team, the Swamp Rats from Greenville.

CHL Game Night: 11-19-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Baie-Comeau Drakkar 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 6

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 3 Hits, *First Star*
Season Totals: 18 GP, 15-9-24, +4, 24 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Yan (pictured), who was wearing an alternate captain’s A, was named first star for his efforts Saturday, which included two assists. The Drakkar had a 3-0 lead early in the third period. Both of Yan’s assists were primary.

Ontario Hockey League

Hamilton Bulldogs 1 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, +1, 7 PIM, 1 SOG, *Second Star*
Season: 21 GP, 7-9-16, +4, 15 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 44 GP, 13-28-41, -10 19 PIM

Boris Katchouk set up Hayden Verbeek’s game-winning goal and also fought Justin Lemcke (undrafted).

London Knights 8 @ Niagara IceDogs 2

W/C Christopher Paquette, NIA: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 20 GP, 10-8-18, -5, 12 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

Sam Miletic (undrafted) had a hat trick for the Knights. The former Michigan commit has 17 goals in 21 games this year.

Erie Otters 4 @ Sarnia Sting 3

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 21 GP, 20-28-48, +28, 15 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Raddysh assisted on Alex DeBrincat’s game-winning goal with just over four minutes left in regulation.

Owen Sound Attack 2 @ Saginaw Spirit 4

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 16/35 FO
Season Totals: 17 GP, 8-11-19, +9, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

Stephens had two assists and Saginaw overcame deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 to top the Attack, 4-2. The Spirit passed Barrie to crawl out of the OHL cellar. They are 5-4-1-0 in their last 10 games.

Western Hockey League

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Win, 42 saves on 46 shots
Season Totals: 19 GP, 11-7-1-0, 2.21 GAA, .932 sv%, 1 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Ingram made 42 saves Saturday in Kamloops’ 6-4 win over Tyler Johnson’s former team. With the four goals allowed, Ingram dropped from second to third in the WHL in GAA. He remains first in save percentage.

Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 6

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM
Season Totals: 22 GP: 0-10-10, -5, 35 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

Brandon scored 14 goals in their 2-game sweep of visiting Saskatoon this weekend. Hajek’s assist came on the power play.

NCAA Game Night: 11-19-16

Maine Black Bears 2 @ Vermont Catamounts 2

C Ross Colton, UVM: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 12 GP, 4-4-8, +2, 6 PIM

Vermont had the only four shots of overtime, but the game ended in a 2-2 tie.

Connecticut Huskies 4 @ No. 5 Boston University Terriers 0

D John MacLeod, BU: Did not play
Season Totals: 9 GP, 0-3-3, +5, 12 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 26 GP, 1-1-2, -4, 26 PIM

UConn shut out the No. 5 team in the country in its own barn, 4-0. Adam Huska (Rangers) stopped 37 shots for the goose egg.

No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2

D Kristian Oldham, UNO: Loss, 17 saves on 20 shots, assist
Season Totals: 4 GP, 2-2-0, 3.02 GAA, .885 sv%, 0 SO

Oldham played for the first time in a few weeks, and although he had an assist, he couldn’t pull out a win. Omaha had 35 shots on goal.

No. 15 Minnesota State Mavericks 0 @ No. 7 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, UMN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 9 GP, 2-1-3, +2, 6 PIM

Eric Schierhorn (undrafted) stopped all 23 shots he faced to beat in-state opponent, Minnesota State.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

Condra's Goal in Final Seconds Lifts Crunch Over Devils

By Jeremy Houghtaling

Erik Condra darted to the front of the net knowing time was almost up.

The Crunch forward calmly slid the puck to his backhand and scored with 1.9 seconds remaining, as Syracuse topped the Albany Devils, 3-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

“I knew there wasn’t a lot of time left, so they kind of backed up when I was getting to the neutral zone,” Condra said. “Joel (Vermin) cut to the middle, I gave it to him, and I don’t know how he kept the puck moving through three or four guys, but he did. I snuck around the pile and put it in.”

AHL Game Night: 11-19-16 Devils at Crunch

Gudlevskis makes good.


Fresh off of last night's shelling, Kristers Gudlevskis allowed just 2 goals on 31 shots for the victory.

First Period

Second Period
2:34 SYR Taormina (2), (Peca, Gourde)
4:06 SYR Richard (5), (Gourde, Taormina)
8:44 ALB Gormley (1), (Novak, Straka)(PP)
14:34 ALB Quenneville (5), (Blandisi, Jacobs)(PP)

Third Period
19:58 SYR Condra (3), (Vermin, Walcott)

Erik Condra. Yanni Gourde, and Matt Taormina were the game's three stars, with Condra scoring the game winner dekeing to his backhand off the rush with less than 3 seconds left in the game.

Tanner Richard now has a 3 game goal scoring streak and a 4 game point streak.

Syracuse is now just 2 points back of St. John's for first place in the North Division with a whopping 4 games in hand.

Box score from

NHL Game Day: 11-19-16 Lightning at Flyers

There will be kittens on Graduation Day.


Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 32 shots he faced for the shutout in a commanding performance that allowed the Lightning to overcome a 32-18 shot deficit. Vasilevskiy's win was his 41st NHL decision, officially graduating him from prospect status on Bolt Prospects. And, given how well he's played over the past couple of games, we can't help but feel like Andrei's doing a lot to validate our graduation methodology at the moment. He's clearly all grown up now.

First Period
14:25 TB Johnson (6), (Killorn, Filppula)(PP)

Second Period
7:40 TB Palat (3), (Namestnikov)

Third Period
4:26 TB Drouin (3), (Palat)

Vasilevskiy, Ondrej Palat, and Victor Hedman were the game's three stars.

It's very heartening to see the Lightning make such a seamless readjustment to their game in light of the injuries to Stralman and Stamkos. They needed to adopt a more low-scoring game that relies in part on goaltending and attention to defensive detail. This road trip has seen a return to a lot of the basics that have made the Lightning successful over the past three years, along with some slump-busting by the likes of Tyler Johnson and Palat and the return of Jonathan Drouin from injury. In other words, a lot of the pieces that would have been prerequisites I would have named off for weathering the storm and being met.

Today's victory clinches a successful second 10-game segment of the season, and the Lightning have already secured 1 insurance point with 1 more game left in the segment. This is good. Without Stamkos, the Lightning likely won't be as consistent in the goal scoring department. So, having insurance points socked away will be important for when the team hits speed bumps along the way to March/April.

Brayden Point had 1 hit in 4:16. The low ice time came from a very nasty cut he took on his lip that required a significant amount of stitches. If women do indeed dig scars, Brayden Point is about to become a stinking matinee idol.

Luke Witkowski had 2 hits and 1 blocked shot in 9:06.

Slater Koekkoek was +1 with 2 hits in 10:45.

Box score and extended statistics from

Liiga Game Day: 11-19-16

SaiPa 1 vs. Pelicans 2
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 1-2-3, -6, 39 PIM

Saku Salminen was 75% on 4 draws in 5:39 of ice time in SaiPa's 2-1 loss to Lahti Pelicans. Undrafted 23 year old Aleksi Rekonen scored 1 goal and 1 assist, including the game winner, for Pelicans.

MHL Game Day: 11-19-16

St. Petersburg Jr. 2 vs. Yaroslavl Jr. 3 (SO)
Oleg Sosunov, St. Petersburg Jr., DNP
Season totals: 17 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 36 PIM

Oleg Sosunov did not dress for Loko Jr.'s 3-2 SO win over St. Petersburg Jr. Loko Jr. currently sits in 7th on the 15 team Western Conference MHL table.

ECHL Game Night: 11-18-16

Kalamazoo Wings 3 at Toledo Walleye 4 SO

W Brian Hart, KAL, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIMS, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIMs, 15 SOG

Other Notables
G Nic Riopel, KAL, SOL, 65:00 MINS, 25/28 and 2/4
Season Totals: 7 GP, 3-3-0-1, 2.27 GAA, 0.920 SV%, 1 SO

Consecutive starts for Nic Riopel for the first time this season ends in a 4-3 shootout home victory for Toledo Friday night at the Huntington Center in front of 5300. The K-Wings appeared to have matters well in hand entering the third period with a 3-0 lead. But Kalamazoo allowed three third period goals, and the Walleye eventually garnered the extra point in the shootout. The K-Wings have earned three points so far on this 5-game road trip, with the third game being a rematch Saturday night against Toledo.

CHL Game Night: 11-18-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 6 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 3 Hits
Season Totals: 20 GP, 11-5-16, -1, 16 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-0-1, +3, 6 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 20 GP, 20-12-32, +15, 19 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Joseph and Imama failed to both score for the first time in five games, though Joseph kept his personal goal streak going to reach six games. With his goal Friday he became the first QMJHL player to reach 20 goals on the season. Boko’s goal streak ended at five games. He was coming off a 4-goal game last weekend.

Halifax Mooseheads 5 @ Moncton Wildcats 1

W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 9/12 FO
Season Totals: 17 GP, 5-6-11, -3, 12 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Somppi was back in the lineup after missing two weeks for the Mooseheads.

Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 6

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 17 GP, 15-7-22, +4, 24 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Alexis D’Aoust (undrafted) scored five times to give Shawinigan the win. He came into the game with five total goals on the year.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 2 @ Kitchener Rangers 3

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 15/27 FO
Season Totals: 19 GP, 11-15-26, +15, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

Kitchener knocked off Oshawa, 3-2. Panthers prospect Adam Mascherin scored twice for the Rangers.

Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Second Star*
Season: 20 GP, 7-8-15, +3, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 44 GP, 13-28-41, -10 19 PIM

Boris Katchouk opened the game’s scoring and the Soo never looked back, winning 4-1.

Ottawa 67’s 3 @ Niagara IceDogs 5

W/C Christopher Paquette, NIA: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 19 GP, 10-7-17, -3, 10 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

Rookie Matthew Philip scored twice for Niagara.

Erie Otters 3 @ Saginaw Spirit 8

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 2-0-2, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 20 GP, 20-27-47, +29, 13 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 10/18 FO, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 16 GP, 8-9-17, +7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

League No. 1 Erie was demolished by the suddenly hot Spirit, 8-3, Friday. Saginaw remains last in the league in points, however. Taylor Raddysh matched Mathieu Joseph with 20 goals in 20 games.

Western Hockey League

Kamloops Blazers 6 @ Tri-City Americans 5

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Did not play
Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-7-1-0, 2.10 GAA, .934 sv%, 1 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Ingram got the night off. Kamloops broke a 4-4 tie with two goals late in the third period. Tri-City added one with four seconds left.

Saskatoon Blades 1 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 8

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season Totals: 21 GP: 0-9-9, -4, 33 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

Brandon put a snowman on the board against the visiting Blades. Reid Duke (Wild) had four goals for the Wheat Kings.

Moose Jaw Warriors 1 @ Swift Current Broncos 2

C Brett Howden, MJ: Did not play
Season Totals: 11 GP, 9-5-14, -2, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden remains out of the Moose Jaw lineup with an undisclosed injury.

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