Saturday, October 3, 2015

10/3 Recap: Swedes lead; Estephan engaged

Jonas Johansson was perfect Saturday, stopping all 28 shots sent his way to get his first shutout of the season in Almtuna's 3-0 victory over Tingsryds AIF. Johansson improves to 4-2 on the year with a 1.84 GAA and .925 save%.

Victor Olofsson (4 SOG) connected for a goal and an assist as MODO was defeated by Farjestads BK 4-3. Olofsson leads MODO with seven points (2+5) through the club's first six games. MODO winger Gustav Possler provided three shots on goal in the loss. 

In WHL action, Giorgio Estephan posted a career-high four points to earn the game's number one star as Lethbridge skated to a 5-1 win at Kootenay. Blanked in his first two outings, Estephan wasted little time getting going with a marker at 1:08 of the opening frame. He'd add three assists the rest of the way. 

Devante Stephens logged a career-low minus-four rating as Kelowna was defeated by Red Deer 7-4. 

In the OHL, Eric Cornel cashed his first goal of the year in Peterborough's 3-2 win over Niagara. Cornel gave the Petes a 2-0 lead in the second period when he collected a turnover at the left circle, stopped and then popped a shot high glove side. 

In NCAA exhibition action, Ivan Chukarov posted a pair of assists as UMass shut out Dalhousie 4-0. 

Anthony Florentino fired five shots on goal and blocked three others as Providence cruised past Simon Fraser 9-1. 

Jason Kasdorf stopped all 12 shots he faced in forty minutes of action as RPI was edged by St. Thomas 3-2 in overtime. 

Chris Brown contributed one shot on goal from the fourth-line center position as Boston College was outgunned 5-2 by the New Brunswick Varsity Reds. 

Will Borgen and Judd Peterson were each held without a point as St. Cloud State downed Alberta 6-2. Borgen (+1) earned a double-minor penalty for cross checking while skating on the third defensive pair. Peterson manned the right wing on the Huskies' third line, finishing the game with two shots.  

In the AHL, Rochester received goals from six different players en route to closing the exhibition schedule with a 6-2 triumph over Binghamton. Justin Bailey, Evan Rodrigues, Matt Ellis, Jean Dupuy, William Carrier and Jerome Leduc all scored for the Amerks. Nathan Lieuwen made 26 saves to get the win.