For the offensively-challenged Alexei Emelin it was a scoring feast. Emelin recorded two assists as Ak-Bars defeated Dynamo Riga 6-2 at Kazan Wednesday night. He had one shot in 16:01 ice time. Emelin, who’s talent rests on his play in his own end of the ice, now has three assists in thirteen KHL games.
Ahead on the European schedules……. Ak-Bars will play Moscow Spartak Friday at Kazan. Andrei Markov’s team, Vityaz Chekhov is scheduled for St. Petersburg on Sunday. Markov remains doubtful after suffering a rib injury October 26th. He has already missed six games.
On the Czech Extraliga schedule, Tomas Plekanec and his Kladno teammates will host Skoda Pilsen on Friday and travel to Litvinov Sunday.
In Finland’s SM-Liiga, Lars Eller and JYP Jyväskylä will play Jokerit Helsinki at home on Saturday.
And the next round in the Swiss League is set for Friday. Geneva (Yannick Weber) will host Fribourg (David Desharnais) and Zug (Raphael Diaz) will meet the Langnau Tigers in Zug.
Closer to home, the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs ended a five game road losing streak with a 2-1 win at St. John’s Newfoundland. Michael Blunden and Steve Quailer scored for Hamilton. (game story here) The Bulldogs lost 3-1 at St. John’s Tuesday.
………And in junior hockey games Wednesday featuring 2012 Canadiens draft choices –
The Kamloops left wing Tim Bozon-(3rd round/64th) scored their only goal as the Blazers dropped a 2-1 decision to Regina in Kamloops. In 25 games Bozon has 16 goals, 21 assists for 37 points.
The OHL’s Windsor Spitfires and Habs fourth round pick Brady Vail were shutout 3-0 at Plymouth Michigan.
Charles Hudon (5th round/122nd) scored two goals as Chicoutimi beat Shawinigan 4-2. Hudon now has 14 goals and 27 points in 19 games.
First round pick Alex Galchenyuk and the Sarnia Sting will be in London Ontario Thursday.