Stempniak Rolling in NHL

Since being recalled from Peoria by the Blues on Monday, Lee Stempniak ’05 has scored four goals in three games and notched two gamewinners in shootouts. Included in that are the two goals and the shootout gamewinner tonight against the Blackhawks (which doesn’t count as a hat trick, by the way). For the season, the rookie has 11 points (7g, 4a) in 27 games with the Blues and 13 points (8g, 5a) in 20 games with the Rivermen in the AHL.

Elsewhere, Hugh Jessiman ’06 is back with Hartford in the AHL after spending some time in the ECHL, and Trevor Byrne ’03 has been solid with Peoria this year after bouncing between the ECHL and AHL the last couple years.