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CHL Game Night: 12-6-16

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 3 (SO)

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
Season Totals: 28 GP: 0-10-10, -8, 43 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 16 GP, 13-11-24, +2, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden scored in regulation, then again in the shootout, but it wasn’t enough to beat Libor Hajek’s Blades. Moose Jaw allowed two goals in the final two minutes of regulation to allow Saskatoon to tie the game. Hajek was on the ice for the game-tying goal scored at 19:01.

Ingram Named CHL, WHL Goaltender of the Week

(CHL Press Release) The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Connor Ingram of the Kamloops Blazers is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 4 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.66 and save percentage of .950.

Ingram made 96 saves in three games backstopping the Blazers to a trio of victories improving their record to 17-12-1-0 for second place in the WHL’s B.C Division. His week included a pair of notable performances beginning with a season-high 52 saves on Wednesday as first star of a 4-3 overtime win against the Seattle Thunderbirds, and ending Sunday with a 29-save shutout as third star of a 4-0 victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings. In between, Ingram turned aside 15 shots on Saturday in a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Giants.

MHL Game Day: 12-5-16

KHK MVD Jr. 5 vs. Yaroslavl Jr. 2
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 50 PIM

Oleg Sosunov took a minor penalty in the Second Period of Loko Jr.'s 5-2 loss to KHK MVD Jr.

KHL Game Day: 12-5-16

Vladivostok 1 vs. St. Petersburg 4
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 36GP, 16-30-46, +29, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev had an unassisted goal early in the Third Period of SKA's 4-1 win over Vladivostok. He played 12:36 in the match. Linemate Evgeny Dadonov had 2 helpers in the win for SKA.

CHL Game Night: 12-4-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 6 @ Gatineau Olympiques 3

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 26 GP, 15-6-21, +3, 27 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 26 GP, 23-18-41, +22, 27 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Joseph extended his point streak to 16 games with an assist and Sens prospect Thomas Chabot had a goal as Saint John defeated the Olympiques, 6-3.

Ontario Hockey League

Niagara IceDogs 3 @ Sarnia Sting 4 (SO)

W/C Christopher Paquette, NIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 4/11 FO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 10-8-18, -5, 12 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

The IceDogs fought back from a 3-1 deficit to force overtime and a shootout, but fell in the circus, 2-0.

Erie Otters 6 @ Owen Sound Attack 1

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 23-35-58, +35, 17 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Raddysh had two assists and his linemates Dylan Strome (1+3) and Alex DeBrincat (2+1) combined with him for nine points as Erie swept the Attack in Owen Sound for the weekend.

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Saginaw Spirit 2 (OT)

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: Did not play
Season Totals: 22 GP, 11-15-26, +13, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

Stephens was a late scratch for Saginaw, prompting speculation that a trade might be in the works. Stephens, who is already signed with Tampa Bay, is in his last year of junior hockey and while Saginaw has done well lately, conventional thought is the Spirit can cash in on a Stephens trade to set themselves up for the future. Though he played in Saginaw’s last game, it was an injury that kept him out Sunday.

Western Hockey League

Brandon Wheat Kings 0 @ Kamloops Blazers 4

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Win, 29 saves on 29 shots, shutout, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 24 GP, 14-9-1-0, 2.12 GAA, .935 sv%, 2 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Ingram won his third game in a row, this time by shutout, beating Brandon, 4-0. His 2.12 GAA is second in the WHL to Carter Hart (Flyers) at 1.65, and his save percentage, win total, and shutout totals are just behind Hart (.937, 15, 4). Hart and Ingram will battle through Canada’s World Juniors camp to be the team’s No. 1 goalie.

AHL Game Night: 12-4-16 Crunch at Bears

Goaltending betrays Syracuse.

SYR-2
HER-4

Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 12 shots for the loss, and there were questionable goals in those 3.

First Period
15:02 HER Mitchell (2), (unassisted)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
0:23 HER Sanford (1), (Walker, Djoos)
3:38 SYR Conacher (4), (Taormina, Richard)(PP)
5:08 SYR Gourde (5), (Peca, Gudlevskis)(PP)
18:31 HER Ness (3), (Boyd, Lewington)
19:37 HER Sill (3), (Malone)(EN)

It's a hard pill to swallow losing when you outshoot an opponent 37-13. Goaltending remains the limiting factor that has to be questioned when you look at how far this Syracuse team can go. They have most everything else.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NHL Game Day: 12-4-16 Lightning at Hurricanes

Lightning grind out a road point before a much needed rest.

TB-0
CAR-1

Ben Bishop allowed 1 goal on 30 shots for the OT loss. It wasn't a great goal to allow, but he made several fantastic stops in regulation just to make OT possible.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
NO SCORING

Overtime
1:26 CAR DiGiuseppe (1), (Stalberg)

Bishop was the game's third star.

The Lightning emptied the tank tonight knowing they have a rare 3 day break coming up before their next game on Thursday night. This is a tired, banged up team that is in the middle of a November/December schedule that is relentless in its pacing. 3 of 4 points on this weekend set may mean the Lightning can't finish with 12 points in this 10 game segment of the year, but they're still alive to stay on playoff pace in the final 3 games of the segment if they can harness the rest they're getting this week to gather themselves and string together some more wins.

Brayden Point had 2 penalty minutes, 4 shots, and 1 hit in 15:52.

Luke Witkowski had 3 hits and 1 blocked shot in 10:55.

Slater Koekkoek had 3 hits and 1 blocked shot in 14:59.

Joel Vermin had 2 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 10:46.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

CHL Game Night: 12-3-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 4 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 5 (SO)

W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 16/28 FO, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 24 GP, 6-13-19, -4, 16 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Somppi had an assist as Halifax blew a 4-1 third period lead, but got the extra point in the shootout. Benoit Groulx’s son had two goals and the shootout winner for Halifax.

Ontario Hockey League

Niagara IceDogs 1 @ Saginaw Spirit 5

W/C Christopher Paquette, NIA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 24 GP, 10-8-18, -5, 12 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 8/11 FO
Season Totals: 22 GP, 11-15-26, +13, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

Stephens scored the eventual game-winning goal midway through the first period as Saginaw beat visiting Niagara, 5-1.

Erie Otters 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 2

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 26 GP, 23-33-56, +34, 15 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Raddysh had his second scoreless game of the season out of 26. Hopefully they keep him on the team.

Guelph Storm 3 @ Peterborough Petes 5

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 18 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 12 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Matt Spencer had a goal to help Peterborough win their third game in three nights, 5-3 over Guelph, who had beaten London the night before. The Petes were down 2-0 after the first period Saturday.

Western Hockey League

Vancouver Giants 2 @ Kamloops Blazers 5

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Win, 15 saves on 17 shots
Season Totals: 23 GP, 13-9-1-0, 2.22 GAA, .932 sv%, 1 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

One game after facing 55 shots, Ingram only saw 17 as Kamloops beat the visiting Giants, 5-2.

Calgary Hitmen 5 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 7

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 12-11-23, +1, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Sharks pick Noah Gregor had two goals and three assists for Moose Jaw in their home win over Calgary.

NCAA Game Night: 12-3-16

No. 4 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 2 @ Connecticut Huskies 2 (OT)

C Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-7-10, +3, 4 PIM

UConn beat UML, 3-2, on Friday at the home of the River Hawks, but the two teams played to a draw Saturday. UConn tied Saturday’s game with 1:03 left.

Providence Friars 2 @ No. 6 Boston University Terriers 2

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 12 GP, 0-4-4, +3, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 26 GP, 1-1-2, -4, 26 PIM

BU scored twice in the third period to salvage a tie against the Friars.

Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 7 @ Wisconsin Badgers 4

D Kristian Oldham, UNO: Win, 40 saves on 44 shots
Season Totals: 6 GP, 3-2-1, 2.97 GAA, .901 sv%, 0 SO

Omaha overcame a 4-3 deficit in the third period to win, 7-4. Oldham got the start after watching Friday’s game from the stands. He raised his save percentage over 90%.

No. 10 Ohio State Buckeyes 8 @ No. 11 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, UMN: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 13 GP, 2-1-3, +4, 12 PIM

Zuhlsdorf had back-to-back roughing and charging penalties. Minnesota beat OSU on Friday.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

Wilcox Earns First Pro Shutout, Crunch Beat Americans


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Adam Wilcox gave credit to the players in front of him.

The second-year Crunch goalie registered 25 saves against the Americans for his first professional shutout, as Syracuse beat Rochester, 4-0, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

“Give credit to the guys. They battled the whole game,” Wilcox said. “The first two periods it was an easy game. … When there’s three or four minutes left, you got guys like Tanner (Richard) and (Mike) Halmo taking slap shots to the ankles. That shows what type of team we are.
“There’s a bunch of guys selling out for me, and I told them I appreciated it and it means a lot to me.”

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