Ashton, Carter

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/3/10

BCHL

Penticton Vees 6 @ Merritt Centennials 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 2-0-2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 15-21-36, 10 PIM

O’Donnell maintained his 2-points-per-game average since the World Junior A Championships with two goals scored less than a minute apart Friday.

USHL

Sioux City Musketeers 2 @ Fargo Force 6
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 2-3-5, +4, 0 PIM, 8 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 8-10-18, +10, 14 PIM

Mullin (pictured) had a monster night for Fargo, earning four of his five points in the second period, including a shorthanded goal. Mullin is now over a point-per-game pace and leads the Force in scoring. Fargo evened their record at 9-9-3 and is climbing up the Western Conference standings. They’re five points out of first, though they’ve played three more games than conference-leading Dubuque.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 2 (OT)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 29 GP, 4-10-14, +8, 16 PIM

Janosik scored his fourth of the year in overtime to lift Gatineau to a win. He has four points in his last three games with two two-point efforts.

Shawinigan Cataractes 1 @ Montreal Juniors 4
D Charles Landry, MTL: 1-2-3, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 20 GP, 5-13-18, +10, 6 PIM

Landry has six points in his last two games and has registered at least a point in six of his last seven games. His goal early in the third period Friday turned out to be the game winner.

OHL

Barrie Colts 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 25 GP, 0-4-4, -12, 42 PIM

The Soo scored four times in the third period to defeat the Colts. Beukeboom had his first plus game in eight tries.

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Guelph Storm 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
With Guelph: 1 GP, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, -1, 31 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 14-19-33, -1, 31 PIM

Wearing No.25, Panik made his Guelph debut and earned two assists, but the Storm could not overcome an early 3-0 deficit to beat the Gens. Zador watched from the bench for the second straight night.

Owen Sound Attack 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 3
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 1-11-12, +9, 4 PIM

Schemitsch assisted on Avalanche first rounder Joey Hishon’s 15th goal of the season.

WHL

Moose Jaw Warriors 9 @ Regina Pats 6
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 27 GP, 15-9-24, -14, 42 PIM

Ashton has goals in four of his last five games. Goaltending was optional Friday night in
Regina.

Seattle Thunderbirds 5 @ Prince George Cougars 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 28 GP, 22-15-37, -4, 8 PIM

Connolly has goals in four straight games and in six of his last seven games. He is third in the league in goals. Connolly passed the Lightning’s Steven Stamkos for the goal scoring lead in the Lightning organization. Your move, Mr. Stamkos. Colin Jacobs (2011 eligible) had a hat trick for Seattle Friday.

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Kamloops Blazers 3 (OT)
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 27 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 55 PIM

Zahn has roughing penalties in three straight games. This won't go over well with Santa.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/24/10

BCHL

Merritt Centennials 2 @ Penticton Vees 4
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 26 GP, 12-17-29, 8 PIM

O’Donnell continues to find the scoresheet after his WJAC experience. He has 4 goals and 7 assists in 5 games since the tournament.

OHL

Sarnia Sting 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 3 (SO)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Schemitsch remains out with an “upper body injury.”

WHL

Regina Pats 1 @ Kelowna Rockets 6
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM (slashing, holding)
Season totals: 25 GP, 14-8-22, -12, 42 PIM

Ashton’s 3 game goal streak came to an end. He was a team-worst minus-3 for the night.

Prince George Cougars 4 @ Chilliwack Bruins 0
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 18-12-30, -4, 6 PIM

Connolly has 5 points in his last 3 games.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/22/10

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Rimouski Oceanic 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 25 GP, 2-8-10, +6, 16 PIM

Gatineau’s Jean-Gabriel Pageau (undrafted) scored the game winner with one second left in the game.

WHL

Regina Pats 3 @ Kamloops Blazers 4 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (high sticking)
Season totals: 24 GP, 14-8-22, -9, 38 PIM

Ashton now has goals in 3 straight games, in 7 of his last 8 games, and 11 of his past 16. Regina has been playing better lately, at least getting a point out of their losses.

Swift Current Broncos 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 6
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 43 PIM

Zahn’s streak of First Star awards ended at one.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/20/10

USHL

Fargo Force 8 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 3
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 6-6-12, +7, 10 PIM

Fargo is now in full force after the WJACs, putting up 8 goals on 25 shots in Waterloo Saturday night. Mullin’s goal, his sixth of the year, was scored shorthanded into an empty net in the 13th minute of the third period – a period in which Waterloo didn’t have a goalie for most of it. Fargo was up 5-1 in the 11th minute when Waterloo went on the power play. They pulled their goalie and scored, making it 5-2, then did it again for a 5 on 3 immediately after and scored again, making it 5-3. Mullin scored into the empty net in the 13th minute, then Fargo scored 2 more empty netters, in the 15th and 18th minute while Waterloo had extra attackers. The game also featured a line brawl where all 10 players were ejected with 5 minutes to go. Old time hockey! (except without 2 goalies)

QMJHL

Montreal Juniors 4 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits, *First Star*
Season Totals: 15 GP, 2-7-9, +8, 2 PIM

Landry (pictured with Volts) scored his first goal of the year to give the Juniors a 3-2 lead late in the second period, then added the game winner with 2:01 remaining. He has really come on offensively as of late.

OHL

Windsor Spitfires 6 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5 (OT)
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 22 GP, 0-2-2, -10, 40 PIM

Windsor defenseman Ryan Ellis (Predators) scored his second of the game in overtime to lead the Spits to a win. Ellis had 2 goals and 2 assists in the game.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Belleville Bulls 6
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 1-3-4, +2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 24 GP, 13-15-28, -2, 31 PIM

Panik exploded after a recent slump with a 4-point night. Teammate Luke Judson (undrafted) had 2+2 for First Star.

Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 2
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Schemitsch is still day-to-day with an upper-body injury, but it’s turning into week-to-week.

WHL

Regina Pats 3 @ Chilliwack Bruins 2 (SO)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 13-8-21, -9, 36 PIM

Ashton now has goals in 6 of his last 7 games. No 3 stars were listed in the game report. Ashton did not convert his shootout attempt for Regina, who are on a little 1-0-1 streak and have tied Prince Albert for second last in their division.

Kelowna Rockets 2 @ Prince George Cougars 1 (OT)
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 18-10-28, -5, 6 PIM

That’s two home games in a row the Cougars have dropped to last-place Kelowna. Actually, with the win Kelowna jumped into a tie with PG in points and one ahead of Kamloops. Connolly is starting to heat up again; he has 3 goals in his last 2 games, and 4 in 3 if you count the Canada-Russia Super Series. Len Barrie’s son, Tyson, had 2 assists for the Rockets.

Saskatoon Blades 5 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 43 PIM

Blades captain Teigan Zahn scored his second of the year. He didn’t score at all last year, but has a career-high of 5, set 2 seasons ago. His plus-6 rating is currently a career high.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/19/10

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Salmon Arm Silverbacks 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 9-15-24, 8 PIM

O’Donnell earned the only assist on the Vees’ game winner scored midway through the third period.

USHL

Fargo Force 3 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 2
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 11 GP, 5-6-11, +4, 10 PIM

Fargo got Mullin and four of his teammates back from Team USA and beat the Stampede. Fargo had fallen into last place in their conference without those five players.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 5 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, 11, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 23 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 16 PIM

Gatineau scored the game’s final 3 goals to win.

Montreal Juniors 3 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 1
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 14 GP, 0-7-7, +7, 2 PIM

Landry is still looking for his first goal of the year, but continues to rack up assists since returning from an injury.

OHL

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhouds 3 (SO)
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 21 GP, 0-2-2, -10, 40 PIM

Beukeboom, the Soo’s captain, fell to minus-10 on the year, the worst mark on the club. He’s 19th on the club in points. The SSM press has been calling for the firing of Soo coach Denny Lambert, so this was a welcomed win.

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Ottawa 67’s 5
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 12-12-24, -4, 31 PIM

Ottawa had a 5-0 lead before the Bulls hit the scoresheet.

Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 1
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Schemitsch is still day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Erie Otters 3 @ Oshawa Generals 10
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 15 GP, 8-3-1-1, 3.37 GAA, .881 sv%, 1 SO

Rangers pick Christian Thomas, son of Lightning Player Development Consultant Steve Thomas, had a hat trick and 3 assists for the Gens.

WHL

Regina Pats 4 @ Vancouver Giants 5 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season totals: 22 GP, 12-7-19, -9, 36 PIM

Ashton has goals in 5 of his last 6 games; 6 out of 7 if you count the Canada-Russia Super Series. WHL leading scorer Craig Cunningham (Bruins) (24 GP, 8-33-41) had just an assist in the game.

Kelowna Rockets 4 @ Prince George Cougars 2
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 17-10-27, -6, 6 PIM

Connolly scored both his team’s goals, but the Cougars dropped a home game to last-place Kelowna. The Rockets are now just one point behind PG in the B.C. Division. This was Connolly’s first 2-goal game in nearly a month. He is 18th in the WHL in points.

Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Kootenay Ice 1
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (tripping, delay of game)
Season totals: 21 GP, 1-5-6, +5, 43 PIM

Saskatoon was outshot 40-23.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/17/10

BCHL

Trail Smoke Eaters 3 @ Penticton Vees 6
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-2-2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-14-23, 8 PIM

O’Donnell earned Second Star for the second straight game and now has 5 points in 2 games since playing for Canada West at the WJACs. After a slow start, he’s up to a point-per-game pace for the Vees.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 8
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM (holding stick)
Season totals: 22 GP, 12-12-24, -2, 31 PIM
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Panik is still more than a point-per-gamer, even though he has “just” 7 points in his last 12 games. Schemitsch missed his third game due to an “upper body injury.” He’s listed as day-to-day. Belleville had leads of 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 in this game before the Attack exploded for a snowman.

WHL

Team WHL 6 vs. Team Russia 7 (SO)
RW Carter Ashton, WHL: 1-0-1, 2 PIM (slashing)

The WHL scored the game’s first 3 goals, but allowed its last 3 and eventually lost in a shootout. Russia is now 3-2 in the Canada-Russia Subway Super Series after sweeping the Q and being swept in Ontario. Omsk’s Sergei Kalinin (1+2, undrafted) was player of the game for Russia, while Prince Albert’s Brandon Herrod (1+0, undrafted) won the WHL’s award. Lightning prospect Brett Connolly will serve as an alternate captain for the WHL in their final game against Russia in Connolly’s hometown of Prince George on Thursday. He didn’t play in Wednesday’s game in Kamloops. Ashton, who scored the game's first goal in Wednesday's game, will not play in Prince George.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/15/10

OHL

Team OHL 2 vs. Team Russia 1 (SO)
D Brock Beukeboom, OHL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

The OHL completed their 2-game sweep of Russia in the Canada-Russia Subway Superseries Monday night with a shootout win. Russia had gone 2-0 vs. the QMJHL. Beukeboom was scoreless for the OHL, but had at least one big hit in the game.

WHL

Brandon Wheat Kings 5 @ Regina Pats 2
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 11-7-18, -10, 34 PIM

Ashton’s goal scoring streak ended at 4 games as the Pats, despite fighting back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game, fell to the Wheat Kings. Regina sits alone in last in the East Division, one point behind Prince Albert. They’re tied with Edmonton for second-last in the league, six points up on the once mighty Calgary Hitmen.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/13/10

World Junior A Challenge

Canada West 1 vs. USA 5
C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, 0 PIM
C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 5-0-5, 0 PIM

Jimmy Mullin scored his tournament-leading fifth goal on a penalty shot in the third period to help lead USA into the gold medal game vs. Canada East. Brendan O’Donnell did not find the scoresheet for Canada West, who will play Switzerland for the bronze. This will be the first time in the AJAC’s 5-year history Canada West won’t play for gold. USA is seeking its third-straight gold medal.

QMJHL

Montreal Juniors 1@ Gatineau Olympiques 2
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (high sticking), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 12 GP, 0-6-6, +4, 2 PIM
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 20 GP, 2-5-7, +4, 12 PIM

Janosik set up the game’s opening goal, leading the Olympiques to close win over fellow prospect Charles Landry and Montreal.

OHL

Sarnia Sting 3 @ Belleville Bulls 2 (SO)
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 12-11-23, +1, 20 PIM

Panik scored for the first time in 8 games, but was one of four Bulls who couldn’t convert their shootout attempt and Belleville fell to Sarnia at home.

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Still no word on a potential injury to Schemitsch.

WHL

Regina Pats 4 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 6
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 11-7-18, -8, 34 PIM

Ashton extended his goal scoring streak to 4 games, and the Pats again scored 4 goals, but the defense let them down in a loss to the Tigers.

Prince George Cougars 3 @ Vancouver Giants 2 (SO)
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 15-10-25, -7, 6 PIM

Connolly didn’t score, but was on the plus-side of even for the first time in 8 games. He converted his shootout attempt as the Cougars stole a victory in Vancouver. Connolly has 3 points in his last 7 games, but is still over a point-per-game pace.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/12/10

OHL

Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Kingston Frontenacs 5
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 19 GP, 0-2-2, -8, 40 PIM

Panthers first rounder Erik Gudbranson was scoreless in the game for Kingston. Since returning to juniors, Gudbranson has 1 goal and 7 assists in 15 games, along with a minus-7 rating and 32 penalty minutes.

Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Guelph Storm 3 (OT)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Avalanche first rounder Joey Hishon had 3 assists for the Attack. No word yet on why Schemitsch didn't play.

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Oshawa Generals 1 (OT)
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (interference)
Season totals: 20 GP, 11-11-22, +1, 20 PIM
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-3-1-1, 3.48 GAA, .880 sv%, 1 SO

In the “bad news” department: Zador appears to have definitely lost his starter’s job and Panik hasn’t scored in 8 games (and 1 in his last 10). Kevin Bailie, who started the year as Zador’s backup, earned Second Star in the loss for the Gens.

WHL

Seattle Thunderbirds 5 @ Regina Pats 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 19 GP, 10-7-17, -8, 34 PIM

The Pats had a 4-2 lead entering the third period, but exited with yet another loss. Seattle scored the game’s final four goals. On the plus side, Ashton is creeping toward point-per-game status and extended his goal scoring streak to 3 games (4 goals in that time).

Prince George Cougars 1 @ Kelowna Rockets 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 15-10-25, -8, 6 PIM

Connolly was minus-3 for the second straight game. He hasn’t been on the plus-side of even in 8 games, and is -12 over that time.

Portland Winterhawks 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 4
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 7 PIM (fighting, roughing)
Season totals: 20 GP, 1-5-6, +6, 39 PIM

Saskatoon came out flying, outshooting the WHL’s No.1 team 20-5 in the first period. Zahn fought Nino Niedereiter and Oliver Gabriel on the same sequence, but was only charged for the Gabriel fight. </embed>

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/10/10

World Junior A Challenge

Sweden 1 vs. USA 5
C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 4-0-4, 0 PIM

Mullin scored his tournament-leading fourth goal early in the first period, and the Americans scored three more in the second before Sweden found the scoresheet as USA easily disposed of the Swedes 5-1 in Penticton, B.C. USA is looking for its third-straight gold medal. They stand alone at the top of the standings with six points after two games and along with Switzerland will get a bye to the semifinals.

Canada West 4 vs. Russia 2
C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, 0 PIM

Canada West had a 2-0 lead midway through the game, but that quickly vanished by the end of the second period. Tied at 2 entering the third, Canada scored twice in the final frame to take the win. They will play Sweden on Thursday in the quarterfinals.

OHL

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Belleville Bulls 0
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 7-3-1-1, 3.48 GAA, .880 sv%, 1 SO
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 19 GP, 11-11-22, +1, 25 PIM

Belleville only managed 16 shots against Zador’s (former?) backup Kevin Bailie, who was getting his second straight start. The Bulls have been searching for offense as a whole all season.

WHL

Portland Winterhawks 5 @ Regina Pats 4 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 8-7-15, -8, 34 PIM

This was a good showing for the Pats against the league’s top team. Portland needed a late goal to force overtime. Blue Jackets first round pick Ryan Johansen had a goal for Portland, his eighth of the year, and Islanders first rounder Nino Niederreiter went without a point against Regina. After a slow start, Ashton has 12 points in his last 10 games, including goals in his last two.

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