Nathan Lieuwen made 25 saves to post his first shutout of the year Tuesday as Kootenay blanked Lethbridge, 2-0. Through his first three games, the 6'5 netminder has a 0.97 goals against average and a sparkling .964 save percentage. The shutout was the seventh of his WHL career, and if you take into consideration last season's playoffs, the fourth in his last 20 starts.
In Finland, Joel Armia contributed three shots on goal in 14:52 of work as Assat edged KalPa, 4-3. The 6'3 wing has played in six SM-liiga contests thus far, notching two assists with a -2 rating. An 18-goal scorer a season ago, Armia will look to pot his first of the year on Thursday when the Aces travel to JYP.