Hutchings, Alex

CHL Game Night: 2-7-10

OHL

Barrie Colts 4 @ Oshawa Generals 1
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 52 GP, 34-23-57, +32, 47 PIM
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 32 saves on 36 shots
Season Totals: 38 GP, 13-20-2-1, 3.65 GAA, .894 sv%, 2 SO

Hutchings’ 34th goal of the year, scored late in the first period, turned out to be the game-winner for the Colts. It also tied a career high in goals for Hutchings, set last season in 63 games. He’s 11 points off his career high for points, also set in those 63 games. Hutchings scored on fellow Lightning prospect Michael Zador, who played well against the conference’s best team. Zador, who has been streaky all year, is currently mired in a five-game losing skid.

CHL Game Night: 2-6-10

QMJHL

Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Moncton Wildcats 4 (SO)
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-0-1, -2, 4 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 50 GP, 12-35-47, +29, 52 PIM

This huge match-up between two of Canada’s best teams went to a shootout, which the Sea Dogs won 3-1. Saint John is the top-ranked team in the CHL; Moncton sixth. Barberio set a new career high for points in a season, in 20 fewer games.

OHL

Guelph Storm 5 @ Belleville Bulls 4
C Richard Panik, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (elbowing)
Season Totals: 45 GP, 14-12-26, +6, 31 PIM
With Bulls: 12 GP, 5-3-8, -9, 12 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 47 GP, 16-11-27, -11, 41 PIM
With Bulls: 34 GP, 14-10-24, -9, 23 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste’s 16th goal of the year set a new career high for him, set last year between Brampton and Sault Ste. Marie. DeCoste (pictured) is within one point of his career high for points, also set in 63 games last season.

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Barrie Colts 5
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 51 GP, 33-23-56, +31, 45 PIM

Barrie has clinched a playoff spot and has an 11 point lead on Mississauga for the conference's top seed.

Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 8 @ Sudbury Wolves 3
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 36 GP, 7-12-19, -1, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 15 GP, 4-5-9, -6, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sointu has points in four straight games and four of five since returning from injury.

Oshawa Generals 3 @ Peterborough Petes 6
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 33 saves on 39
Season Totals: 37 GP, 13-19-2-1, 3.64 GAA, .894 sv%, 2 SO

Oshawa head coach and GM Chris DiPiero has been critical of both Generals goaltenders this year. This game won’t help. Oshawa was only outshot 39-36.

WHL

Kootenay Ice 4 @ Regina Pats 5 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 50 GP, 22-20-42, -3, 86 PIM
With Regina: 22 GP, 9-7-16, +5, 34 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Regina scored twice in the last two minutes of regulation to force overtime, including Jordan Eberle’s clutch goal with under a minute remaining. Eberle (Oilers 1/08) would then set up defenseman Mitch Spooner (2010) with the game winner in overtime.

Tri-City Americans 5 @ Vancouver Giants 4 (SO)
C/WJames Wright, VAN: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 6 GP, 2-4-6, +2, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

Wright’s second goal of the year gave the Giants a 3-0 first period lead, but the Giants would later squander that lead and need a goal with 12 seconds left in regulation to force overtime at 4-4. Wright did not participate in the shootout, which was won by TC 1-0.

CHL Game Night: 2-4-10

OHL

Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 3 @ Barrie Colts 2 (SO)
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 50 GP, 33-23-56, +32, 45 PIM

Fresh off a five-point All-Star Game, including a hat trick, Hutchings could not find the scoresheet as the Colts suffered a rare home loss, albeit in a shootout. Hutchings did not participate in the breakaway contest. He is 12 points off his career high for points in a season (68), set in 63 games last season. He’s one goal off his career high for goals (34), set that same year.

CHL Game Night: 2-3-10

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 6 @ PEI Rocket 1
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 49 GP, 11-35-46, +29, 48 PIM

Barberio’s six-game point streak came to an end, though he still has 11 points in his last seven games.

OHL All-Star Game

East 17 vs. West 10
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 3-2-5, +5, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 49 GP, 33-23-56, +32, 45 PIM

This was Hutchings’ third All-Star Game appearance, and he made the most of it, scoring once in each period and adding two assists. Niagara's Andrew Agozzino had four goals and was named Player of the Game for the East. Hutchings’ Barrie teammate Alex Pietrangelo was plus-9 in the game with four assists. Likely No.1 overall pick in 2010 Taylor Hall had just one assist for the West.

WHL

Lethbridge Hurricanes 1 @ Vancouver Giants 11
C James Wright, VAN: 1-3-4, +4, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 4 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 2 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

Wright (pictured) set up the Giants' first goal and later scored their 11th goal, adding two more assists in between in an 11-1 Vancouver blowout win over Lethbridge. This was Wright’s first goal since returning to junior hockey from the NHL.

CHL Game Night: 1-30-10

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Belleville Bulls 0
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 43 GP, 12-12-24, +6, 29 PIM
With Bulls: 10 GP, 3-3-6, -9, 10 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 45 GP, 15-8-23, -12, 41 PIM
With Bulls: 32 GP, 13-7-20, -10, 23 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

Belleville was only outshot 27-23, but did little damage against Wayne Gretzky’s alma mater.

Kitchener Rangers 2 @ Barrie Colts 5
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +1, 7 PIM (hooking, fighting vs. Jeremy Morin, misconduct-USC)
Season Totals: 49 GP, 33-23-56, +32, 45 PIM

This was Hutchings’ (pictured) second fight of his career and first of the season. Morin (Thrashers 2/2009) is among Rangers’ leading scorers at 65 points. Morin, an American, received an instigator on the play. He has fought five times this year.

WHL

Regina Pats 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season Totals: 46 GP, 20-20-40, -7, 84 PIM
With Regina: 18 GP, 7-7-14, +1, 32 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Ashton’s goal tied the game at one early, but Regina couldn’t defeated Moose Jaw on the road to extend their 5-0-0-1 streak. Ashton hit 20 goals for the second straight season. The first rounder had 30 in 70 games last year with Lethbridge.

Prince George Cougars 4 @ Vancouver Giants 7
C James Wright, VAN: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

Wright registered his first point since his return to the WHL from Tampa. Vancouver, who had lost a season-high three in a row before their shootout win Friday on the road, broke out in a big way against the Cougars.

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