The Canes added another veteran player to the blueline today as the WHL trade deadline came and went. Lethbridge swapped d-men with the WinterHawks trading youth for experience. The Hurricanes get 19-year- old Chris Callaway along with the Hawks first round Bantam pick in 2002. The 6 foot 1 inch Callaway has one goal in 12 games for the WinterHawks this season. Heading to the Hawks are 17-year-old rearguard Matt Fetzner and 15-year-old prospect C.J. Jackson.
The Canes were looking for some veteran d-men and feel they filled their needs by picking up Selthun last week and Callaway today.
So it looks like the Canes will head into the stretch drive with the following d-men; David Selthun, Brent Seabrook, Simon Ferguson, Clay Plume, Matt Bergen and the newly aquired Callaway. This leaves Tyrell Moulton on the outside looking in. He played on the wing of the fourth line yesterday against the Ice but once Kopecky and Green return expect him to be in the press box.
That’s it from Lethbridge.
Effort good; results fair
The Albany River Rats played well in all three games this past week, but had only three points (one win; one overtime loss) to show for it.
On Wednesday, a valiant comeback effort (from down 3-0 at the second intermission) fizzled when goaltender Ari Ahonen misjudged a Quebec dump-in on a Citadelles? penalty-kill. He wound up clearing the puck to incoming Eric Landry and a Quebec short-handed goal resulted with less than five minutes to go, with a 4-2 Citadelles? victory margin going with it.
Marcel Hossa, Marian Hossa?s little brother, snared a pair of goals to give Quebec the lead. With a marker from Francis Belanger sandwiched in between Hossa?s goals, the Rats faced a 3-0 deficit after 40 minutes. Given recent history this season when in such a predicament after two periods (1-16-1 trailing after two), fans did not expect too much from the Rats.
The Albany River Rats made a good try. Mike Rupp popped in a rebound of a Max Birbraer shot. Two minutes later, Richard Rochefort polished off a rebound of a Joel Dezainde blast. Suddenly, with more than half the third period to go, the Rats only trailed by one and had momentum to boot.
But, a rare goaltending gaffe by Ari Ahonen sealed the Rats? fate. With Martti Jarventie in the box for tripping, Albany had a power play with five minutes remaining in regulation. The Citadelles dumped the puck in. Ahonen got it near the net, but misjudged the speed of incoming Eric Landry. Ahonen?s attempted clearing pass wound up right on Landry?s stick and a sho Read more»
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If a German fan were to hear the name Paul Weismann, he’d most likely ask,
HF: Hello Paul Weismann, how do you feel at your new University right
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