Connolly, Brett

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/2/10

OHL

Mississauga St. Michaels Majors 4 @ Oshawa Generals 1
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 20 saves on 24 shots
Season Totals: 7-3-1-1, 3.31 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Zador was back in the Gens nets after a night off, but gave up four goals in the final two periods to pick up a loss. One of the four goals against was a shorthanded penalty shot by Derek Schoenmakers (undrafted). There were 6 fights in the game.

WHL

Prince George Cougars 2 @ Kelowna Rockets 6
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 17 GP, 14-9-23, -1, 6 PIM

Connolly broke his miniature 2-game scoreless streak, but the Cougars fell to last-place Kelowna 6-2 despite outshooting them 30-27. James Priestner (undrafted) stopped 21 of 27 shots in the loss. PG is 9-7-1-0 for the year and sit in second in the B.C. Division. Tyson Barrie, a Colorado Avalanche draft pick and son of former Lightning owner Len Barrie, had a goal and 2 assists for Kelowna. The defenseman and captain of the Rockets has 6 points in 8 games after scoring 72 in 63 last year.

Spokane Chiefs 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 2
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, -1, 5 PIM (fighting vs. Dominik Uher)
Season totals: 16 GP, 1-1-2, +4, 26 PIM

Zahn earned his second point of the year, but the assist came in a losing effort for Saskatoon. He fought 6’0” center and Czech native Dominik Uher in the second period.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/30/10

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Trail Smoke Eaters 6
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 8-9-17, 8 PIM

Trail scored 5 times in the third period.

USHL

Fargo Force 1 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 2
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (slashing), 4 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 10 PIM

Sioux Falls moved into a tie for first in the West with the win, one point ahead of Fargo (5-4-1).

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 1 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 (SO)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 17 GP, 2-3-5, +4, 10 PIM

Gatineau fell to 9-7-1-2 with the shootout loss.

OHL

Sudbury Wolves 1 @ Belleville Bulls 6
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 16 GP, 11-10-21, +5, 21 PIM

Belleville was looking for more offense, and certainly got it Saturday night despite their leading scorer, Panik, only earning an assist.

Kingston Frontenacs 5 @ Owen Sound Attack 4 (SO)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 15 GP, 1-9-10, +8, 2 PIM

Schemitsch had a season-high 3 points and earned a Second Star award.

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Erie Otters 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 7-2-1-1, 3.24 GAA, .889 sv%, 1 SO

Zador got the night off.

WHL

Spokane Chiefs 11 @ Regina Pats 1
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -1, 7 PIM (fighting, holding)
Season totals: 14 GP, 6-5-11, -5, 32 PIM

Regina had won 3 straight before the Halloween Eve Massacre.

Prince George Cougars 4 @ Tri-City Americans 3 (SO)
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 16 GP, 14-8-22, E, 6 PIM

Connolly was scoreless for the second straight game. He failed to convert his shootout attempt. It’s a good sign for the Cougars team that they can win when Connolly is not producing statistically night in and night out like he has been.

Saskatoon Blades 1 @ Red Deer Rebels 7
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (cross-checking)
Season totals: 14 GP, 1-0-1, +5, 19 PIM

Yikes.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/29/10

BCHL

Salmon Arm Silverbacks 2 @ Penticton Vees 4
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 8-9-17, 8 PIM

The Vees scored the game’s final four goals for the win. O’Donnell was coming off a 5-point game Wednesday.

USHL

Fargo Force 3 @ Omaha Lancers 2 (SO)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 8 PIM

Mullin’s point streak was snapped at 3 games. He did not convert his shootout attempt.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 16 GP, 2-3-5, +3, 10 PIM

Cape Breton only managed 12 shots in the game.

Montreal Juniors 4 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 3 (SO)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 6 GP, 0-4-4, +6, 0 PIM

Landry (pictured) has at least a point in both games since his return from injury. Former Harvard Crimson Louis Leblanc (Habs) scored his 9th of the season for the Juniors.

OHL

Saginaw Spirit 5 @ Owen Sound Attack 2
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 1-6-7, +7, 2 PIM

In a battle of OHL heavyweights, Saginaw came out on top despite being outshot by the Attack 54-22.

Belleville Bulls 1 @ Oshawa Generals 6
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 11-9-20, +3, 21 PIM
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 20 saves on 21 shots
Season Totals: 7-2-1-1, 3.24 GAA, .889 sv%, 1 SO

Zador shut down Panik and the Bulls, stopping 20 shots in the process.

WHL

Prince George Cougars 2 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 0
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 14-8-22, +2, 6 PIM

Connolly had his point streak snapped at 14 games as this was the first game this season he didn’t hit the scoresheet. Ty Rimmer (undrafted) had a 36-save shutout for the Cougars. Avalanche pick Calvin Pickard had 30 saves for the T-Birds, earning a Second Star award.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/27/10

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 6 @ Halifax Mooseheads 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM (cross-checking), 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 15 GP, 2-3-5, +2, 10 PIM

Janosik’s second goal of the year turned out to be the insurance goal as Gatineau cruised to a 6-2 win over Halifax despite only outshooting them 23-20.

OHL

Ottawa 67’s 2 @ Belleville Bulls 4
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 11-9-20, +4, 21 PIM

Belleville climbed out of last place with a big home win over East Division-leading Ottawa. The Bulls won only their third game of the year. Panik is sixth in the league in points, but just four points behind the leader, Owen Sound’s Garrett Wilson (Panthers, 4th, 2009).

WHL

Prince George Cougars 3 @ Spokane Chiefs 7
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 14-8-22, +2, 6 PIM

Connolly ran his point streak to 14 games and still sits in fourth in the league scoring race with 22 points in 14 games. Vancouver’s Craig Cunningham (Bruins, 4th/2010)leads with 34 points in 16 games.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/23/10

BCHL

Alberni Valley Bulldogs 3 @ Penticton Vees 2
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 6-5-11, Even, 8 PIM

O’Donnell’s primary assist came while shorthanded. It temporarily tied the game at one.

USHL

Sioux Falls Stampede 2 @ Fargo Force 1 (OT)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 8 PIM

Mullin extended his point streak to three games. He had a goal and two assists Thursday vs. Youngstown. Mullin is tied for fifth in the league in points.

QMJHL

Lewiston MAINEiacs 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 1
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking), 1 SOG
Season Totals: 14 GP, 1-3-4, E, 8 PIM

After losing Friday, Lewiston takes the second of back-to-back games in Gatineau.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Saginaw Spirit 5
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM (2 checking-from-behind, diving)
Season totals: 13 GP, 11-7-18, +3, 21 PIM

Panik had two checking-from-behind penalties two minutes apart in the first period. The second led to a Saginaw power play goal. At 3-10, Belleville is just one point ahead of Barrie in the league’s basement.

Sarnia Sting 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 9
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-6-7, +9, 2 PIM

Schemitsch had the primary assist on the game’s opening goal. Avalanche first rounder Joey Hishon had two goals and three assists in the game for the Attack. The controversial first rounder has 13 points in 4 games.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 3 @ Prince George Cougars 8
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 13 GP, 13-8-21, +3, 6 PIM

Connolly ran his point streak to 13 games, but his goal streak ended at 7 despite PG scoring 8 Saturday night. The Cougars’ captain had 11 points in his last 5 games coming into Saturday night’s game.

Medicine Hat Tigers 1 @ Saskatoon Blades 4
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM (tripping, interference)
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-0-1, +6, 15 PIM

The Blades are one point behind Portland for the league’s best record. The Winterhawks have played one more game than Saskatoon, however.

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