|W Evgeni Artukhin||GP||G||A||P||PIM||+/-|
|2001-2002 Podolsk (Rus 1)||49||15||7||22||94||NA|
Artukhin scored a PP goal in the first period of his first game in North America. He scored off an end-to-end rush in his second game. The only game he hasn’t scored in, a tie with Halifax, he was named the game’s first star. Moncton is undefeated (2-0-1) since Artukhin joined the lineup, playing on their top line.
|C/W J.F. Soucy||GP||G||A||P||PIM||+/-|
After his hatter against the Thrashers for the Lightning, Soucy returned to Montreal only to suffer a severe concussion when he collided with a teammate in practice. He is out indefinitely.
Ontario Hockey League
|W Aaron Lobb||GP||G||A||P||PIM||+/-|
An assistant captain for the Storm, Lobb made his season debut by notching three assists vs. the Greyhounds. He had two goals in his last game, a 7-3 win vs. Windsor.
|W Adam Henrich||GP||G||A||P||PIM||+/-|
Henrich is being counted on as a leader for the upstart Battalion. He scored two goals in a 4-1 win vs. Kitchener.
|D Paul Ranger||GP||G||A||P||PIM||+/-|
|2001-2002 Osh. (Playoffs)||5||0||0||0||4||NA|
Ranger wasted little time this season notching his first OHL goal, scoring it in the first game of the year.
Western Hockey League
|D Gerard DiCaire||GP||G||A||P||PIM||+/-|
|2001-2002 Kty (Playoffs)||22||1||13||14||24||+7|
An assistant captain, DiCaire is a leader for the Ice as they look to defend their Memorial Cup championship. His strength remains his PP abilities and puck movement.
|W Darren Reid||GP||G||A||P||PIM||+/-|
|2001-2002 Medicine Hat||37||8||9||17||70||+8|
|2001-2002 D.V. (AJHL)||31||9||12||21||195||NA|
|2002-2003 Medicine Hat||5||2||2||4||23||-4|
An assistant captain, Reid’s 23 PIM lead the Tigers. He was named the game’s first star in his last contest, a 5-3 win against Moose Jaw. Reid had a goal, two assists and a fight, netting him a Gordie Howe hat-trick.
|C Ryan Craig||GP||G||A||P||PIM||+/-|
|2001-2002 Bdn (Playoffs)||19||11||10||21||13||+7|
The Wheat King’s captain remains sidelined after undergoing successful knee surgery in the off-season. He is expected back in the lineup by the end of October.
|D Arthur Femenella||GP||G||A||P||PIM||+/-|
|2001-2002 Sioux City||56||1||10||11||215||NA|
|2001-2002 Sioux City (Playoffs)||12||0||1||1||32||NA|
|2002-2003 Sioux City||1||0||1||1||0||+2|
The USHL’s season has started and the towering Femenella, fresh off his good showing at the Lightning’s prospect workouts, notched an assist in his first game.
|G Joseph Pearce||W-L-T||GAA||Sv%||SO|
|2001-2002 Manchester (EJHL)||NA||2.16||.933||0|
|2001-2002 Man. (Playoffs)||NA||1.82||.938||NA|
Playing for the Chicago Steel while he waits to join Boston College next fall, Pearce stopped 23 of 24 shots against Green Bay to open the season. Chicago won the USHL’s preseason Megatalk Tournament.
|D PJ Atherton||GP||G||A||P||PIM||+/-|
|2001-2002 Cedar Rapids (USHL)||54||7||22||29||101||NA|
|2002-2003 U of Minnesota||–||–||–||–||–||–|
The preseason number one team in the country, Minnesota opens up their season October 12.
|D Paul Lynch||GP||G||A||P||PIM||+/-|
|2001-2002 U of Maine||22||2||4||6||24||NA|
|2002-2003 U of Maine||–||–||–||–||–||–|
The number six ranked Black Bears begin their quest to get back to the Frozen Four when the Black Bear Classic begins October 11.
|W Dennis Packard||GP||G||A||P||PIM||+/-|
Ranked #14 in preseason rankings, the Crimson open their year October 26.
|C John Toffey||GP||G||A||P||PIM||+/-|
|2001-2002 Ohio State||24||2||3||5||4||NA|
|2002-2003 Ohio State||–||–||–||–||–||–|
Also on the Buckeye’s baseball team, Toffey did not see any action on the diamond, but hopes to see more ice-time in hockey as he starts his sophomore year. The #15 Buckeyes start their exhibition season this weekend.
Note: All statistics as of 10-3-2002.