Brock Bradford netted the game-winning goal with four seconds remaining in regulation to propel the Monsters to a 2-1 preseason victory over the Rochester Americans on Saturday. Kevin Schaeffer also scored for Lake Erie, which received 26 saves from netminder Billy Sauer.
The Monsters open the regular season in Rochester on Oct. 3.Charlotte Checkers
The Charlotte Checkers will open their 2009-10 training camp on Monday, Oct. 5 at Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, N.C. The camp will run through Oct. 15, and will be highlighted by a home-and-home preseason set against the defending ECHL Champion South Carolina Stingrays.NCAA
-Northern Michigan University forward Mark Olver
received a nod to the Preseason All-CCHA First Team. Olver led the Wildcats with 35 points (16g/19a) in 40 games during his sophomore season of 2008-09.QMJHL
-Peter Delmas dropped a pair of decisions this past week. The netminder made 27 saves in a 4-1 loss to Drummondville on Friday and then had 19 stops in a 4-3 shootout loss to Chicoutimi on Saturday. Teammate and fellow Avalanche prospect Kelsey Tessier was held pointless in both outings.
-Joel Chouinard recorded an assist on the game’s opening score as Victoriaville topped Halifax by a 4-2 count on Sunday. The defenseman has totaled three assists in five games this season for the Tigres.WHL
-Saskatoon defenseman Stefan Elliott
recorded a point in each of the Blades’ three games last week, extending his season-opening point streak to four contests. The blueliner registered an assist Wednesday in a 4-3 loss to Regina and then recorded a power-play goal in Friday’s 4-2 loss to Edmonton. Elliott capped off the week by netting the game-winning goal Sunday in a 4-1 victory over Regina. The 2009 draftee is tied for second on Saskatoon’s scoring chart with five points (2g/3a) in four games.OHL
-Defenseman Cameron Gaunce
picked up his first two points of the season, a pair of assists, in Mississauga’s 9-3 triumph over Sarnia on Saturday.
-Kitchener goaltender Brandon Maxwell made 43 stops, but the Rangers dropped a 6-5 shootout decision to Guelph on Sunday.