Showing posts with label armia. Show all posts
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Sunday, January 20, 2013

1/19 Recap: Catenacci keeps pace

Dan Catenacci assisted on the game winning goal Saturday and added an empty-netter as Owen Sound pitched a 4-0 shutout of Belleville. Catenacci, who finished 2012 with goals in four straight games, has marks in two consecutive outings for the first time in 2013 to bump his line to 24-33-57 through 44 games. The Attack concludes a three-games-in-three-nights run Sunday at Ottawa. Brady Austin finished with an even rating for the Bulls, who next take on Oshawa on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, Justin Kea notched his 17th goal of the year as Saginaw was doubled by Erie 4-2. Kea's power play strike, which gave the Spirit a 1-0 lead, was his sixth goal in his last seven games. The two clubs will rematch Wednesday in Erie.

Alex Lepkowski was plus-one as Barrie struck for five straight goals in a 6-3 win over Kitchener. The top ranked team in the OHL's Eastern Conference, the Colts will battle Owen Sound on Wednesday.

In WHL play, Andrey Makarov celebrated his Bobblehead Night with 31 saves in regulation and another 10 in the shootout as Saskatoon dropped a 3-2 decision to Brandon. The squads will re-convene for what should be another exciting contest Tuesday in Brandon.

Colin Jacobs was blanked as Prince George got past Red Deer 3-1. Jacobs will look to get back in the goal column Sunday afternoon in Edmonton.

Joel Armia recorded five shots in 17:13 of work as Assat was shut out by Espoo 4-0. The Aces are next in action Thursday at JYP.

Jake McCabe was steady on the top pair in Wisconsin's 2-1 loss to Miami. With the loss to the RedHawks, Wisconsin's seven-game winning streak and 11-game unbeaten streak come to an end. For the fifth straight weekend, Brad Navin did not dress in the back end of the Badgers' weekend doubleheader.

Christian Isackson picked up a secondary assist as Minnesota played to a 4-4 tie with North Dakota. The Gophers continue the WCHA schedule next weekend versus Minnesota State.

Judd Peterson (-3) recorded two shots on goal as Cedar Rapids lost to Sioux Falls 7-4. The Riders host Des Moines on Friday.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

1/15 Recap: Armia strikes; Makarov falls in shootout

Joel Armia scored a goal and an assist Tuesday as Assat overcame a late two-goal deficit but fell in overtime to Tappara 5-4. After a wrap-around attempt led to an assist in the opening minute of the third, Armia converted a long stretch pass into his 11th goal of the year to knot the game 4-4 with just under two minutes to play in regulation. Currently on the outside of the SM-Liiga playoff picture, Assat returns to work Friday versus Espoo.

In the WHL, Andrey Makarov made 26 saves as Saskatoon dropped a 4-3 shootout decision to Kootenay. A bronze medalist with Team Russia at the 2013 World Junior Championship, Makarov has yet to capture a victory in three starts since returning to Saskatoon. The Blades host Moose Jaw on Friday.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

1/12 Recap: Kea connects; Brennan's "Gordie" leads way

Justin Kea notched a goal and an assist Saturday as Saginaw extended their winning streak to five games with a 5-2 victory over London. Kea, who finished with a game-best plus-three rating, was rewarded with the game's number three star while upping his season line to 16-20-36 through 44 games. The Spirit victory was the first time in 29 games that the Knights were defeated in regulation time. Saginaw hosts Sault Ste. Marie on Friday

Dan Catenacci recorded an assist as Owen Sound blasted Kingston 7-0. The polished pivot now has 54 points (22+32) in 42 appearances heading into next Friday's tilt at Kingston.

Alex Lepkowski did not play as Barrie handled Niagara 5-1. The Colts' stay-at-homer returned this week for a pair of games, but was forced to sit Saturday after agitating the shoulder that saw him miss seven games from mid-Dec. to early Jan.

In the WHL, Andrey Makarov made 30 saves as Sakatoon lost to Edmonton 2-1. The Blades are back at it Tuesday versus Kootenay.

Colin Jacobs scored his 14th goal of the year on the power play as Prince George lost a 2-1 overtime decision to Kamloops. The Cougars visit Calgary on Friday.

In NCAA play, Jake McCabe returned to WCHA action, earning an assist on the overtime game winner as Wisconsin swept Minnesota State with a 2-1 overtime victory. The Badgers extended their winning streak to six games, while going unbeaten in their last 10 games (7-0-3). Brad Navin was a healthy scratch for the Badgers, who welcome CCHA power Miami to town next weekend.

Christian Isackson saw his four-game point streak snapped as No. 1 Minnesota skated to a 7-1 win over Alaska-Anchorage. Minnesota returns to action next weekend, hosting WCHA rival North Dakota for the final time in the regular season as members of the WCHA.

In the USHL, Judd Peterson was a game-low minus-three as Cedar Rapids was defeated by Dubuque 4-1. The Riders are off until Wednesday's visit to Omaha.

In SM-Liiga action, Joel Armia directed nine shots in 14:08 of work in Assat's 3-2 win over TPS. Armia has one assist in three games with the Aces since returning from the World Junior Championship. The Aces will be in action again on Tuesday versus Tappara.

Linus Ullmark served as backup MODO lost to Linkopngs 4-3. Ullmark will start for the J20 on Sunday, while the top club is off until Thursday when they face HV71.

In the AHL, T.J. Brennan notched the Gordie Howe hat trick by scoring his 14th goal, picking up an assist, and getting in a second-period scrap as Rochester downed Syracuse 4-1. Rick Schofield, Nick Tarnasky, and Kevin Porter added the other Amerks goals.

Rochester rookie Zemgus Girgensons was wiped out by a Richard Panik elbow in the second period and did not return. Girgensons was taken for observation and more info should be known about his status early next week.

Friday, January 11, 2013

1/10 Recap: Ullmark stars; Lepkowski returns

Linus Ullmark earned his second SEL start of the year Thursday, making an impressive 33 saves to guide MODO to a 3-1 win over Brynas. Ullmark has now appeared in three Elite League games, garnering two wins, a 1.19 GAA, and .957 save%. The red-hot Ullmark, who following the game celebrated victory with his patented moonwalk, could again get the nod when MODO returns to action Saturday versus Linkopings.

In Finland, Joel Armia (+1) finished with two shots on goal as Assat edged SaiPa 3-2. Assat takes on TPS on Saturday.

In the OHL, Dan Catenacci snapped his four-game goal drought as Owen Sound lost at Niagara 3-2 in a shootout. Catenacci's goal, his 22th of the year, came on a first period power play to knot the score 1-1. He'd later miss on a wrister in shootout attempt. The Attack battle Kingston on Saturday.

Alex Lepkowski returned to the Barrie lineup for the first time since Dec. 15 as the Colts earned a 5-4 shootout win over Mississauga. Lepkowski, who missed seven games while recovering from a shoulder injury, finished with a game-best plus three rating while skating with 2014 draft eligible Aaron Ekblad. Barrie visits Guelph on Friday.

In QMJHL play, Mikhail Grigorenko (-1) fired two shots on goal but seemed to show travel wear late as Quebec was defeated by Chicoutimi 4-1. Grigorenko, who nearly notched his 30th goal of the year when he rang off a shot off the post, finished the game with a 25% success rate on faceoffs.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

1/8 Recap: Isackson flashes hands; Armia returns

Christian Isackson notched his third goal of the year Tuesday as No. 1 Minnesota skated to a 4-1 victory over No. 2 Notre Dame. The highlight reel tally showed off Isackson's great hands as he capitalized on a turnover deep in the Irish end and roofed a beautiful backhand over Steve Summerhays to give the Gophers a 3-1 lead in the second period. Minnesota welcomes Alaska Anchorage to town for WCHA set beginning Friday.

Joel Armia returned to SM-Liiga action for the first time since Dec. 18, garnering a secondary assist on a first period goal as Assat doubled Karpat 6-3. Armia, who added three shots in 14:58 of work, has an even 15 points (10+5) through 26 games. He has 22 games remaining to get to the 20-goal mark. Assat returns to action Thursday versus SaiPa.

In the WHL, Colin Jacobs posted a minus-four rating as Prince George was defeated by Portland 6-4. Despite being the Cougars' leading scorer with 13-17-30,  Jacobs sinks to a cumulative minus-20 on the year.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Armia hat trick leads Finns in finale

Joel Armia scored a hat trick Friday and added an assist as Finland closed the 2013 World Junior Championship with an 11-4 stomping of Slovakia. The four-point output gives Armia 12 points (6+6, 3 PPG, 1 GWG) through the tourney’s six games, which as of end of play Friday was tied for tournament’s points lead with Finnish teammate and Calgary Flames prospect Markus Granlund. Armia's six goals to Granlund's five give him the technical scoring lead heading into tomorrow's gold and bronze medal tilts.

The Assat Pori winger rounded out his tourney with an even rating, 12 penalty minutes, 26 shots on goal, and a player of the game award earned in Finland’s preliminary round outing versus Sweden. The production is a step up for the 2012 gathering that saw him collect five goals and seven points in seven games en route to Finland’s fourth place finish.

Armia will head back to Pori and enjoy a brief break before resuming the SM-Liiga schedule.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Armia collects as Finns trounce Germans

Joel Armia notched a goal and two assists Wednesday as Finland opened the World Junior Championship relegation round with an 8-0 trouncing of Germany. The productive outing gives Armia eight points (3+5) through five tourney games, eclipsing the seven (5+2) he posted in seven games of the 2012 tournament. Six of Armia's eight points have come on the power play, including a goal and an assist versus the Germans.

Finland continues relegation play Friday versus Slovakia.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Armia strikes twice as Finns get bounced

Joel Armia scored a pair of power play goals Monday but Finland was eliminated from medal contention with a 7-4 loss to rival Sweden. Getting the game to overtime would have gotten them into third place, but instead the Finns head to relegation and will go home without a medal for the seventh straight year while Switzerland advances.

With Finland trailing 3-0, Armia emerged from the corner with the puck and slung a quick wrist shot short-side over the goalie's shoulder to get his team on the board with less than four minutes to play in the opening period. The tally was his first of the tournament.

Armia kept chugging into the middle frame, eventually connecting for his second strike when he opened up for a big one-timer from the top of the faceoff circle to tie the game 3-3 in the game's 24th minute.

Finland trailed 4-3 late in the game, but saw their power play cut short by a minute when Armia took a hooking penalty with 3:04 left on the clock.

Finland's failure to escape the preliminary round of games is surprising given their pre-tournament success in beating both Canada and Team USA prior to leaving for Ufa.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Armia helps late in Finnish comeback

Joel Armia produced an assist with 1:40 left in regulation Sunday as Finland came from behind to earn a 5-4 shootout victory over Switzerland. The victory gives Finland five points through round robin play, keeping their hopes alive in the 2013 World Junior Championship. A regulation loss would have all but eliminated the Finns from medal contention.

Despite the late helper and a team-leading eight shots on goal, Armia has continued to see his effectiveness taper off after a solid outing in Finland's tourney-opening win versus Latvia. His success rate in the offensive zone was quite low for the second straight game, with his possessions more often than not resulting in Swiss takeaways. Adding insult to injury was a third period tripping penalty, Armia's second minor infraction of the game, that allowed the Swiss to take a 4-2 lead prior to the Finns mounting the comeback.

Armia was stopped in his shootout attempt before linemate Markus Granlund was able to beat Melvin Nyffeler to secure the victory and get the extra point for Finland.

The Finns move on to battle rival Sweden on Monday.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Armia off as Finns take loss

Joel Armia was kept off the score sheet Friday as Finland was defeated by the Czech Republic 3-1 at the 2013 World Junior Championship. The Finns slid into a two-goal deficit after the opening period and found it difficult getting inside of the Czech's taut defensive shell the rest of the way.

 For Armia, his game was uneven throughout, mixing early turnovers with better opportunities late. After two games, the 6-foot-3 winger has two assists, a minus-two rating, and five shots on goal. His line with Markus Granlund and Miikka Salomaki, who was on the bench in the final minute of play, will need to be more consistent on Sunday when Finland (1-1, 3 pts) looks to reset their position atop Group A in a battle with Switzerland.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Armia assists as Finns get win

Joel Armia recorded a pair of power play assists Wednesday as Finland opened the 2013 World Junior Championship with a 5-1 victory over Latvia.

Armia picked up his first helper at 15:27 of the opening frame with a deceptive pass from behind the net to Miro Aaltonen, who was stationed at the post to make it a 3-1 game. Aaltonen (2+1) was named Finland's Player of the Game despite being unable to finish due to a foot/ankle injury. After the game it was learned that Aaltonen has been lost for the rest of the tourney.

Armia, who dazzled early on with excellent stick work to create his own opportunities, earned his second point of the game at 13:02 of the middle period when he crept into the faceoff circle and slung a cross-ice feed to Markus Granlund at the side of the Latvian net for an authoritative one-time finish. The assist displayed Armia's vision when given time, as he picked up Granlund rotating into scoring position before zipping the pass.

Armia's first shift of the third period saw him make perhaps his most powerful even-strength move of the game as he took the puck off the half wall, shot into slot area, and shielded a defender off with one arm while going in for a shot on goal. Following his missed shot, Armia smoked former Shattuck-St. Mary's standout and current Minnesota State freshman Teddy Bluger (PIT) with a hit from behind and was whistled for a boarding minor.

Finland returns to action Friday versus the Czech Republic.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Armia solid as Finns pound Team USA

Joel Armia continued his excellent string of pre-World Junior Championship action Saturday, directing a team-best seven shots towards to the net in 17:29 of work as Finland scored four third-period goals to roll past Team USA 5-1.

The Sabres' first round pick at the 2011 draft, Armia was a confident player with the puck, mixing deft passing and vision plays in with the usual one-on-one moves and quick-release wrist shots. Just as impressive for Armia was his physical game, as he willingly used his 6-foot-3, 191-pound frame to bump and shoulder the American defenseman as the game played out -- a sign that his October and November battles with concussion symptoms should be a non-factor when pool play begins on Dec. 26.

Wisconsin defenseman Jake McCabe continued his steadiness and awareness on the American blueline despite the late collapse and undisciplined penalties. The USA NTDP product, who remained paired with Phoenix prospect Connor Murphy but also saw shifts with 2013 eligible Seth Jones, made a nice shot block early on the penalty kill and showed superb footwork in his own zone while garnering 16:56 of work.

A power play producer with the Badgers over his first year-and-a-half in Madison, the collegiate sophomore looks to have gained the trust of coach Phil Housley, and will likely survive the evening's final cutdown to remain with Team USA when play opens Dec. 27 versus Germany.

Final roster decisions are to expected be made by end of business Saturday.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

10/31 Recap: Neither tricks nor treats for European prospects

Joel Armia was held off the scoresheet Wednesday as Assat was doubled by the Espoo Blues 4-2. Armia (-1) directed nine shots at the net in a 15:41 of ice time. Armia sits with eight goals and 12 points through 18 games with the Aces, who resume play Friday against Lukko.

In Sweden, Linus Ullmark allowed five goals on 13 shots in a little over half a game's worth of work as MODO J20 was dealt a 6-1 loss to Timra. Ullmark will look to avenge his poorest performance of the year Friday when the J20 takes on Brynas.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

10/27 Recap: Armia unloads; Kea extends streak

Joel Armia scored on the power play Saturday as Assat lost 4-3 to KalPa. The big wing unloaded a one-timer from the left side for his eighth of the year as the Aces third period comeback came up a goal short. Next up for Assat is a Wednesday meeting with the Espoo Blues.

Also from Europe, Linus Ullmark made 20 saves as MODO J20 scored a late goal to capture a 4-3 win over AIK. Ullmark was a driving force with many big saves late in the game en route to picking up his fifth win of the year. MODO J20 will face Vasteras on Sunday.

In the OHL, Dan Catenacci notched the game winning goal as Owen Sound downed Sudbury 3-1. Catenacci, who added an assist on a Cameron Brace empty-netter, has seven goals and 16 points through the first 13 games. The Attack go back at it Sunday versus Windsor.

Justin Kea picked up an assist to extend his point streak to a career-best four games as Saginaw dropped a 3-1 decision at Peterborough. The 6-foot-4 center elevates his season line to 11 points (3+8) through 15 games. He posted a line of 3-11-14 in 65 games a season ago. After playing three games in three nights, the Spirit get to rest their legs until Saturday's meeting with Belleville.

Alex Lepkowski finished with an even rating as Barrie downed Niagara 4-1. Lepkowski continues to play tough defensively while also seeing time at the left point on Barrie's power play. The Colts travel to Sudbury on Friday.

Brady Austin did not factor into the scoring as Belleville pitched a 1-0 shutout of Kingston. The Bulls are off until Friday when they visit London.

In the WHL, Colin Jacobs connected for a pair of assists as Prince George dominated early but needed a shootout to get a 3-2 win over Brandon. Normally an ace breakaway performer, Jacobs missed on a penalty shot attempt in regulation and was stopped as the first Cougars shooter in the tiebreaking frame. The 6-foot-2 center has 18 points (8+10) at the 15 game benchmark. Prince George returns to action Friday at Kamloops.

Logan Nelson registered an assist in Victoria's 5-2 loss at Kamloops. The helper maintains Nelson's point-per-game pace through the first 15 games of the year (3+12). The Royals continue their road trip next Friday at Portland.

In the USHL, Judd Peterson scored a late third-period goal as Cedar Rapids fell short in a 3-2 loss to undefeated Dubuque. The St. Cloud State commit capitalized on a turnover and scored through the five-hole in the game's final minute. The RoughRiders host Tri-City on Friday.

In NCAA play, Jake McCabe and Brad Navin were unable to factor into the scoring as Wisconsin played to a 2-2 tie at Minnesota-Duluth. The Badgers return home next weekend for a WCHA set with Colorado College.

Mark Adams played even as Providence earned the weekend sweep with a 3-0 win over Maine. Jon Gillies (CAL) made 26 saves for his first career NCAA shutout. The Friars continue the Hockey East schedule next weekend at Vermont.

In AHL play, Rick Schofield recorded the first two-goal game of his AHL career to lead the Rochester Americans to a 6-2 win at Adirondack.

Schofield scarfed up a rebound to give Rochester at 1-0 lead 9:28 of the opening period. Frederick Roy assisted on the goal to record his first professional point.

Schofield again lit the lamp in the middle frame, sandwiched between power play marks by Kevin Porter and Evan Rankin as the Amerks took a 4-1 lead into the second intermission.

The Phantoms would get one back in the third before Nick Crawford's empty-netter and Nick Tarnasky's first of the year sealed the deal for Rochester.

With assists on the Rankin goal, Marcus Foligno and Cody Hodgson each hit the 10-point mark in game number eight to gain a share of the AHL scoring lead. T.J. Brennan went without a point to see his four-game point streak snapped.

Rochester heads home for Friday's tilt with Hamilton. The contest will be the first of five Friday night home games for the Amerks.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

10/26 Recap: Kea keys Spirit to victory

Justin Kea notched a pair of goals Friday including a hard-working short-handed game winner as Saginaw edged Oshawa 3-2. Kea's first-ever two-goal effort in 141 OHL games earned him the game's number three star. The Spirit wrap up their three-game road trip Saturday in Peterborough.

Mikhail Grigorenko scored his 11th goal of the year and added an assist as Quebec dominated Shawinigan 7-0. The Russian pivot sits with 26 points in 14 games heading into Sunday's meeting with Gatineau (which Grigorenko could sit for if Patrick Roy decides to subject his leading scorer to a rotation of European players). Grigorenko's teammate Adam Erne ('13) paced the Remparts with four goals and an assist.

Jake McCabe recorded two assists as Wisconsin blanked Minnesota-Duluth 2-0. McCabe rifled a shot that made it through to traffic to create the first Badger goal. Sophomore forward Brad Navin was unable to get a shot on net in the victory. Wisconsin will go for their first sweep of the season Saturday when the clubs conclude the WCHA set.

 Elsewhere, Joel Armia posted two shots in 14:19 of work as Assat skated past HIFK 4-1. Armia has seven goals and 11 points though 16-games, but hasn't connected for points in consecutive games since the opening week of SM-Liiga play. Assat takes on KalPa on Saturday.

Dan Catenacci saw his six-game point streak come to an end as Owen Sound suffered a 3-2 shootout loss to Kitchener. Catenacci went backhand/forehand in his shootout attempt but was unable to score. On Saturday, the Attack will look to get back on track when they host Sudbury.

Judd Peterson was +1 as Cedar Rapids got past Indiana 5-1 in USHL action. On Saturday, the RoughRiders will tangle with undefeated Dubuque.

Logan Nelson (-1) was held off the scoresheet as Victoria was handed a 4-1 loss at Vancouver. The Royals head to Kamloops Saturday to play their second of seven straight road games.

Mark Adams punched a shot on goal as Providence scored a pair of third period goals to earn a 3-2 win over Maine. The Friars and Black Bears will conclude the Hockey East set Saturday at 7:05.

Christian Isackson contributed three shots on goal as Minnesota played to a 2-2 tie with the U.S. Under-18 team. The Gophers will next host Canisius College for a non-conference tilt on Sunday.

In the AHL, Rochester stormed back with a pair of late goals to force extra time but fell short in a 5-4 overtime loss at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Trailing 4-2 with just over a minute to play, David Leggio went to the bench to give the Amerks the extra attacker. Kevin Porter took advantage with 1:08 left before Mark Mancari put a shot just under the crossbar 43 seconds later to complete the unlikely comeback. However, a Paul Thompson goal off a partial breakaway would end the game in the Penguins' favor with just 14-seconds to play.

Luke Adam and Evan Rankin scored the other Rochester goals. T.J. Brennan and Alex Biega added pairs of assists for the Amerks, who head north to Glens Falls on Saturday to take on the Adirondack Phantoms.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Armia shift video - 10/20 Assat vs. Ilves

Joel Armia scored a goal and an assist Saturday in nearly 14-minutes of work as Assat Pori blew past Ilves 6-1. Armia skated on a line with Mika Niemi (1+1) at center and former Sabres forward Mike Ryan (1+1) on the opposite wing. You can find his complete shift video below.

10/20 Recap: Foligno posts best; Armia returns in style

The Rochester Americans applied their rally caps Friday, scoring seven times in the final two periods to earn a wild 8-7 victory at Hershey. Marcus Foligno (first star of the game) paved the way with a career-best two goals and two assists as the Amerks twice overcame two-goal deficits to spoil the Bears' home opener.

For Foligno, the four-point night bests his previous AHL high of 2+1 posted last April versus Syracuse. It's his highest single-game output since a 3+1 effort in December 2010 as a member of the Sudbury Wolves.

T.J. Brennan (second star) collected two goals and an assist, while Cody Hodgson (three assists), Mark Mancari (1+1), and Brayden McNabb (two assists) also posted multiple-point outings.

The Amerks are off until Tuesday when they face the Hamilton Bulldogs at First Niagara Center in Buffalo.

Joel Armia returned from injury, cashing a goal and an assist as Assat blazed past Ilves 6-1. Armia, who now has seven goals and 11 points through 15 games including three multi-point efforts, missed just one Assat contest after getting his bell rung early in Tuesday's tilt with SaiPa.

Linus Ullmark made 26 saves as MODO J20 lost 3-2 to Brynas. The game looked to be heading to OT before a Brynas goal in the final minute of regulation handed Ullmark his first SuperElit loss since returning from Mora.

In WHL action, Colin Jacobs scored his eighth goal of the year on the power play as Prince George took a 3-2 loss to Spokane. The Cougars allowed a goal with 24-seconds left on the clock en route to accepting their fifth consecutive loss.

Andrey Makarov made 24 saves in Saskatoon's 3-2 loss to Everett. The Blades, who have allowed a league-high 55 goals against, have lost lost two straight games to remain in last place in the WHL's Eastern Conference.

In the OHL, Dan Catenacci extended his point streak to six games as Owen Sound was defeated by Oshawa 3-2. The loss halts the Attack's five-game winning streak.

Justin Kea picked up two assists as Saginaw lost an 8-5 barnburner to Guelph. The 6-foot-4 center has a goal and seven points through the Spirit's first 12 games.

Alex Lepkowski did not point as Barrie battled back to force extra time but lost to London 3-2 in the shootout. The loss was the first at home this season for the Colts, who remain unbeaten in regulation in their last nine games.

In NCAA action, Christian Isackson went without a point for the first time in four regular season games as top-ranked Minnesota earned the weekend split with a 3-2 win over Michigan Tech. The Gophers will host the U.S. Under-18 team on Friday before welcoming Canisius to Mariucci Arena on Sunday.

Mark Adams finished -1 as Providence suffered a 4-3 overtime defeat at #4 Miami. The Friars battled back from three one-goal deficits before succumbing in the extra session.

In the USHL, Judd Peterson did not play as Cedar Rapids came from behind to claim a 7-5 win over Indiana.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

10/16 Recap: Armia suffers concussion

In Tuesday action, Joel Armia was knocked out of the game in the first period as Assat lost in a shootout to SaiPa 3-2. Armia left the game in the seventh minute after a collision with Jere Pulli. Following the game, Assat team sources revealed that Armia had suffered a "mild concussion" with the full extent to be determined following full examination.

In the WHL, Colin Jacobs earned a second-period fighting major and later a game misconduct with two seconds left in the game as Prince George lost to Calgary 5-0. After securing points in the Cougars' first eight games, Jacobs has been kept of the scoresheet in his last two outings.

In Rochester, Zemgus Girgensons recorded his first professional point with an assist on the Amerks' lone goal in a 3-1 loss to Binghamton. Girgensons took a hit along the left boards to advance the puck to Kevin Porter for a pretty goal a little over five minutes into the third. David Leggio made 33 saves in his third straight start, including two stand-out stops on former Ottawa first-rounder Mika Zibanejad. The Amerks return to action Friday versus Grand Rapids.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Armia shift montage - Assat vs Tappara 10/13/12

Here we go again with another Joel Armia shift reel - this time from Saturday's Assat-Tappara tilt. Armia (#10 in  red) recorded a pair of shots over 13:34 of work in the loss. Enjoy.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

10/13 Recap: Catenacci powers Attack; Austin posts career best

Dan Catenacci scored his second goal of the game in the final minute of regulation and then notched the shootout winner as Owen Sound downed Peterborough 5-4. The 5-foot-10 speedster has six goals, 11 points, and two shootout winners in nine games this season. The Attack are off until Friday when they host Ottawa.

Elsewhere in the OHL, Brady Austin earned the game's number two star with a career-best three assists as Belleville skated to a 4-1 win over Oshawa. Austin has collected five helpers through the Bulls' first nine games.

Alex Lepkowski played even as Barrie earned a 2-1 victory over Sudbury. The Colts are back at it Thursday versus Ottawa.

In USHL action, Judd Peterson pocketed a pair of assists as Cedar Rapids was dealt a wild 8-7 shootout loss to Green Bay. The St. Cloud State commit has a goal and four points through his first four games in a RoughRiders uniform.

In Sweden, Linus Ullmark made 28 stops as MODO J20 defeated Leksands 5-3. The win was Ullmark's second in as many days after being returned to MODO from his loan to Mora.

In Finland, Joel Armia finished -1 in 13:34 of work as Assat lost to Tappara 2-1. Armia will enter Thursday's game against Karpat with nine points (6+3) in 13 games.

In WHL action, Andrey Makarov made 27 saves to backbone Saskatoon to a 5-2 win over Lethbridge. Makarov's victory, his first in two weeks (since 9/29), improves his season record to 3-6 with a 3.51 goals against average and .888 save percentage. The Blades continue their road cruise through Alberta on Sunday with a stop in Medicine Hat.

Logan Nelson earned an assist on the game winning goal as Victoria edged Kelowna 3-2. Fellow Minnesotan Ben Walker (undrafted) had a pair of goals for the winners.

Colin Jacobs (-3) saw his eight-game point streak come to an end as Prince George was buried by Medicine Hat 7-2.

In the college ranks, Christian Isackson netted a pair of assists as #2 Minnesota cruised to a 7-1 hammering of Michigan State. Isackson helped out on goals by linemates Nick Bjugstad (game winner) and Kyle Rau. The Gophers will look to keep their early momentum going next weekend at Michigan Tech.

Mark Adams was +1 with a shot on goal as Providence lost to Boston University 4-2. The Friars return to the road next weekend when they visit #8 Miami.

Brad Navin (-1) and Jake McCabe were both held off the scoresheet as Wisconsin was swept by Northern Michigan 4-2. The Badgers open WCHA conference play next weekend at Minnesota-Duluth.

In the AHL, Marcus Foligno scored on the power play but it was all the Rochester Americans could muster in taking a 3-1 loss to Toronto. David Leggio made 34 saves including 15 in the third period. The Amerks host Binghamton on Tuesday.