Connolly, Brett

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/29/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Victoria Grizzlies 3 (OT)
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 22-40-62, 22 PIM

O’Donnell scored on the power play with seven seconds left in the second period to cut the Grizzlies’ lead to 2-1, but the Vees fell in overtime to former Lightning owner Len Barrie’s squad. Despite his reported financial troubles, Barrie is still listed as co-owner of the Grizzlies.

USHL

Fargo Force 3 @ Lincoln Stars 2 (OT)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: Did not play.
Season totals: 31 GP, 15-22-37, +18, 18 PIM

Fargo was without their leading scorer, Jimmy Mullin, for the second straight night with an undisclosed injury.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4 (OT)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 42 GP, 6-19-25, +10, 26 PIM

Gatineau gave up the game tying goal with 40 seconds left in the third, then fell in overtime. Janosik was on the ice for both of those goals.

Montreal Juniors 0 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 40 GP, 9-24-33, +18, 20 PIM

Montreal gave up two third period goals to the Eagles in Sydney, both scored by Denis Kindl (2011 draft), who was traded by Montreal to Cape Breton earlier this season. Kindl had 10 goals and 22 points in 36 games with Montreal, but has exploded for 10 goals and 14 points in nine games with Cape Breton.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 0 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 40 GP, 1-7-8, -7, 54 PIM

The Greyhounds scored six of their goals in the final two periods.

Guelph Storm 6 @ Sudbury Wolves 7
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
With Guelph: 16 GP, 9-9-18, -6, 18 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 43 GP, 23-26-49, -6, 51 PIM

Guelph scored six for the second straight night, but this time they lost. Sudbury’s game-winner was scored shorthanded with two seconds left in the third period. Ouch.

Erie Otters 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 6
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 40 GP, 1-16-17, +15, 12 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 7 GP, 4-1-0-0, 3.67 GAA, .880 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 14-4-1-1, 3.44 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

The Attack scored three times in the final four minutes of the game; the second was into an empty net.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 5 @ Spokane Chiefs 4
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, +2, 4 PIM (tripping, roughing)
With Tri-City: 8 GP, 6-9-15, +7, 20 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 37 GP, 22-20-42, -5, 64 PIM

Ashton’s point streak was snapped at 10 games as he failed to hit the scoresheet for the first time as a member of the Americans. He has tripping penalties in three straight games. TC scored the game winner with just over 30 seconds left in the game.

Prince George Cougars 2 @ Everett Silvertips 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 37 GP, 28-17-45, -10, 18 PIM

Connolly responded to a bad game Friday with his 28th goal of the year Saturday, but the Cougars couldn’t beat the Tips in Everett. Connolly’s goal cut the Tips’ lead to 3-2 midway through the third period.

Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Swift Current Broncos 1
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 50 GP, 2-13-15, +14, 102 PIM

The Blades swept their home-and-home weekend series with Swift Current.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/28/2011

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Nanaimo Clippers 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 48 GP, 21-40-61, 22 PIM

O’Donnell has just one goal in his last three games.

USHL

Fargo Force 2 @ Des Moines Buccaneers 0
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: Did not play.
Season totals: 31 GP, 15-22-37, +18, 18 PIM

Fargo was without their leading scorer, Jimmy Mullin. Ryan Clark, a writer for the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, told Bolt Prospects that Force Coach Jason Herter said Mullin “was not a healthy scratch,” but did not go into detail about an injury or how long Fargo’s leading scorer would be out. Fargo outshot Des Moines 41-19 Friday.

OHL

Sarnia Sting 2 @ Guelph Storm 6
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
With Guelph: 15 GP, 9-8-17, -5, 18 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 42 GP, 23-25-48, -5, 51 PIM

Panik’s 23rd goal of the season came on the power play. He has goals in eight of his past 11 games. Panik (pictured) has four points in his last two games.

WHL

Portland Winterhawks 2 @ Tri-City Americans 5
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
With Tri-City: 7 GP, 6-9-15, +5, 16 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 36 GP, 22-20-42, -7, 60 PIM

TC had a 4-0 lead heading into the third period on their way to soundly beating Portland 5-2 Friday. The Americans pulled within six points of the Winterhawks, who lead the division. Ashton extended his point streak to 10 games, dating back to his time with Regina. He has 20 points in those 10 games. His goal streak was snapped at four games. Ashton had scored in 14 of his past 19 games.

Prince George Cougars 3 @ Kelowna Rockets 7
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, -5, 6 PIM (hooking, roughing, goaltender interference)
Season totals: 36 GP, 27-17-44, -9, 18 PIM

This game was ugly, with several roughing, unsportsmanlike, and spearing penalties. The Cougars actually outshot the Rockets, but were never really in the game on the scoreboard, getting down 3-0 in the first six minutes. Connolly’s second game back wasn’t a good one on the scoresheet, as he was a team worst minus-5. That set a career low for him for one game. He had a minus-4 game in October 2008. He also set a career high for most penalties in one game.

Swift Current Broncos 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 6
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, +2, 1 PIM (delay of game)
Season totals: 49 GP, 2-13-15, +15, 102 PIM

Zahn notched his 15th point of the season after only accumulating three last season.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/26/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 5 @ Cowichan Valley Capitals 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 47 GP, 21-40-61, 22 PIM

O’Donnell snapped a two-game scoreless streak and notched his 61st point of the season Wednesday. Those 61 points tie his career high in Junior A, set last year with the Winnipeg South Blues of the MJHL (29-32-61). O’Donnell’s goal was Penticton’s first of the game, scored on the power play early in the first period.

USHL

Fargo Force 2 @ Omaha Lancers 5
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 15-22-37, +18, 18 PIM

Fargo allowed four third period goals to fall on the road in Nebraska. The game was tied at one entering the third period before the Lancers outscored the Force 4-1 in the final stanza. Fargo is three points behind Dubuque for first in the Western Conference, with the Saints having a whopping four games in hand. Mullin has a nine point lead on Kero Tanner for the team lead in scoring despite playing six fewer games.

QMJHL

Montreal Juniors 1 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 38 GP, 9-23-32, +18, 20 PIM

Landry attempted two shots on goal, but neither were part of the official count. Montreal has a five point lead on Drummondville for first in the TELUS West Division with one game in hand on the Volts. The Juniors’ 73 points is tied for second-best in the league behind St. John (79).

OHL

Kitchener Rangers 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 5
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 1-16-17, +16, 12 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 7 GP, 4-1-0-0, 3.67 GAA, .880 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 14-4-1-1, 3.44 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

Schemitsch tied for the team high in plus/minus at plus-3 Wednesday. His plus-16 rating for the season is sixth best on the Attack. Garrett Wilson (Panthers) leads with plus-32.

WHL

Kamloops Blazers 5 @ Prince George 9
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-2-4, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 35 GP, 27-17-44, -4, 12 PIM

Connolly returned two weeks after spraining his MCL to lead his Cougars to a big win over Kamloops. He was expected to miss 3-6 weeks. Connolly is 10th in the WHL in goals at 27. He has eight more goals than anyone else on his team and is one point behind Nick Buonassisi for the team lead in points despite playing 12 fewer games.

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 3
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +2, 9 PIM (delay of game, boarding, fighting vs. Adrian Van de Mosselaer)
Season totals: 48 GP, 2-11-13, +14, 100 PIM

Zahn how has a fight in four of his last five games. He hit the 100 PIM mark for the first time in two years. He had 84 PIM last year in 44 games and 160 the year before in 62 games. Blades coach Lorne Molleken earned his 500th regular season win Wednesday.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/22/11

BCHL

Powell River Kings 1 @ Penticton Vees 4
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 20-40-60, 20 PIM

A rare scoreless game for O’Donnell.

USHL

Tri-City Storm 1 @ Fargo Force 4
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 15-21-36, +20, 18 PIM

Mullin scored the eventual game winner in the second period and earned the primary assist on Fargo’s insurance goal as the Force exacted some revenge on Tri-City for shutting them out Friday night.

QMJHL

Shawinigan Cataractes 4 @ Gatineau Olympiques 3 (SO)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 39 GP, 6-19-25, +12, 22 PIM

Janosik has four points (all assists) in his last two games.

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Owen Sound Attack 2
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 38 GP, 1-7-8, -7, 52 PIM
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 37 GP, 1-15-16, +13, 12 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: 12 saves on 15 shots
With Attack: 7 GP, 4-1-0-0, 3.67 GAA, .880 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 14-4-1-1, 3.44 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

He scores! Beukeboom (pictured) notched his first goal since the final game of the 2009-2010 season on the power play early in the third period. This was his first multi-point game since November 28, 2009. Beukeboom’s goal was scored against fellow Lightning prospect Michael Zador, who filled in for Jordan Binnington early in the second period down 3-1.

Guelph Storm 2 @ Belleville Bulls 5
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
With Guelph: 13 GP, 7-6-13, -8, 16 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 40 GP, 21-23-44, -8, 49 PIM

After starting his time in Guelph with a bang, Panik has one assist in his last three games. The Storm allowed four first period goals to Panik’s former team, who sits near the bottom of the league.

WHL

Everett Silvertips 4 @ Tri-City Americans 7
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 1-3-4, +1, 6 PIM (hooking, holding, tripping), *Third Star*
With Tri-City: 5 GP, 4-8-12, +5, 12 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 34 GP, 20-19-39, -7, 56 PIM

Ashton scored his 20th of the year and fourth in four games with TC, helping the Americans to a 7-4 home win. He now has 12 points in just five games with TC. Ashton scored 24 goals last year and 30 in his draft year.

Prince George Cougars 4 @ Chilliwack Bruins 3 (SO)
RW Brett Connolly, PG: Did not play (injured – knee).
Season totals: 34 GP, 25-15-40, -5, 12 PIM

Connolly is out 3-6 weeks with a sprained knee suffered January 12.

Calgary Hitmen 1 @ Saskatoon Blades 5
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 5 PIM (fighting vs. Rob Trzonkowski)
Season totals: 46 GP, 2-11-13, +12, 89 PIM

Brayden Schenn made his Blades debut and had an assist. Zahn has at least one fighting major in three straight games (23 PIM in that stretch).

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/21/11

BCHL

Coquitlam Express 5 @ Penticton Vees 3
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 20-40-60, 20 PIM

O’Donnell (pictured) scored his 20th of the season, but it wasn’t enough for the Vees to overcome 3-0 and 4-1 deficits to beat a mediocre Coquitlam team.

USHL

Tri-City Storm 2 @ Fargo Force 0
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 14-20-34, +18, 18 PIM

Mullin had a team-leading six shots on goal. Fargo has lost three in a row at home.

QMJHL

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 1 @ Montreal Juniors 4
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (roughing), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 36 GP, 8-23-31, +18, 20 PIM

Fresh off setting a new career high for points in a season, Landry didn’t dent the scoresheet, but the Juniors got a win.

OHL

Guelph Storm 8 @ Kingston Frontenacs 6
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (cross-checking)
With Guelph: 12 GP, 7-6-13, -6, 16 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 21-23-44, -6, 49 PIM

Guelph put up a snowman on Kingston though Panik only managed an assist in the game. He has points in 10 of his last 12 games.

WHL

Prince George Cougars 0 @ Vancouver Giants 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: Did not play (injured – knee).
Season totals: 34 GP, 25-15-40, -5, 12 PIM

Connolly is out 3-6 weeks with a sprained knee suffered January 12.

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