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PORTLAND REPORT: NOVEMBER 23

by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres
JP Lamoureux (Photo: Heather Harvey)
J.P. Lamoureux

Position: G
Catches: Left
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 169
Born: August 20, 1984
Birthplace: Grand Folks, North Dakota


The Portland Pirates are sticking with the hot goaltender in JP Lamoureux. The netminder has started the last four consecutive games for the Pirates, resulting in a single loss and a three-game winning streak.

Portland swept the Worcester Sharks in a home-and-home series, defeating them 5-3 on Nov. 18 and 3-1 on Nov. 20, with Lamoureux making 61 saves in the process. The Pirates followed that up with a 4-2 win against Norfolk on Nov. 21

Lamoureux made a total of 102 saves and allowed eight goals in the four-game stretch, and currently has a 2.28 GAA and .916 SV% through the month of November.

Statistics: Portland Pirates, American Hockey League
GP MIN GAA W L SO SV SV%
11 588 2.75 5 4 1 241 .902


Nathan Gerbe (Photo: Heather Harvey)
Nathan Gerbe
Position: LW
Shoots:     L
Height:     5-5
Weight:     173
Born: July 24, 1987
Birthplace: Oxford, MI


Nathan Gerbe has come back with a purpose after missing two weeks with a concussion. The winger has registered seven points (1+6) in five games since his return, including a goal and pair of assists in Friday’s 3-1 win against the Sharks.

Despite missing five games, Gerbe is third on the Pirates in scoring with four goals and 13 helpers through 16 contests.

Statistics: Portland Pirates, American Hockey League
GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG
16 4 3 17 -1 16 2 0


NEWS AND NOTES:

• The Pirates signed former Niagara University forward Matt Caruana to a Professional Try-Out Agreement on Nov. 19. Caruana was playing for the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL where he had six goals and two assists for eight points in 11 games.

• Hans Benson was released from a Professional Tryout Agreement today. Benson played 10 games for the Pirates, collecting 35 minutes in penalties. The 26 year-old is expected to play for the Cincinnati Cyclones in their ECHL game on Wednesday.

Drew Schiestel and Matt Generous each scored the first career AHL goals in Saturday’s 4-2 win against the Norfolk Admirals.

• The Pirates have earned 10 of 12 possible points (4-0-2-0) in their last six games, moving up to sixth-place in the Atlantic Division.

• Travis Turnbull broke a bone in his hand and is out indefinitely.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Friday, November 27 @ Hartford Wolf Pack, 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 28 @ Lowell Devils, 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 29 @ Springfield Falcons, 3 p.m.
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