Kucherov, Nikita

NA Juniors Game Night: 11-30-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4 @ Quebec Remparts 1

W Nikita Kucherov, QUE: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-9-14, +3, 2 PIM
With R-N: 4 GP, 2-2-4, +4, 0 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

After starting the year with at least a point in his first eight games, Nikita Kucherov is scoreless in his last two contests. He and his Huskies had a satisfying win on Friday when Kucherov’s new team beat his old team, 4-1. Kucherov was traded from Quebec after a decision was made to sit Kucherov as an “extra” import player. A trade was worked out to benefit both teams. On Friday, the team with Kucherov scored three times in the third period to claim victory.

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits, *Second Star*
Season totals: 26 GP, 10-22-32, +11, 50 PIM

Cedric Paquette (pictured) had two assists for the second-straight game as the Armada beat the Drakkar, 5-2, on Friday night. Paquette was just 3 of 15 on faceoffs in the game. He is obliterating his career high for assists in a season. His previous high was 17 in 63 games, though he did have 31 goals with those 17 assists.

Ontario Hockey League

Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Sudbury Wolves 4

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 2-5-7, +1, 29 PIM

Jake Dotchin registered a point for the second-straight game when he scored his second goal of the season. The 6’3” 222-pound defensive-defenseman is within one goal of his career high of three goals set last season.

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Guelph Storm 3

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-10-12, -8, 22 PIM

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 2-31-33, +10, 56 PIM

Both Lightning prospects were scoreless on Friday night during Guelph’s 3-2 win over visiting Brampton. Guelph outshot the Battalion, 34-19.

NA Juniors Game Night: 11-28-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 1

W Nikita Kucherov, QUE: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 9 GP, 5-9-14, +3, 2 PIM
With R-N: 3 GP, 2-2-4, +4, 0 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

It happened. For the first time in his North American hockey career, Nikita Kucherov went scoreless in a game as Saint John shut down Rouyn-Noranda, 5-1, on Wednesday night. Kucherov had gone all eight games with at least one point to start the season, his first in North America. The Huskies entered the game seven points ahead of the Sea Dogs in the QMJHL standings. Saint John has won four in a row.

NA Juniors Game Night: 11-24-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 6

W Nikita Kucherov, QUE: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit, *Second Star*
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-9-14, +3, 2 PIM
With R-N: 2 GP, 2-2-4, +4, 0 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov extended his point streak to eight games with a goal and an assist against Acadie-Bathurst. He now has four points in two games since joining Rouyn-Noranda. He has also “starred” in both games. So far he’s looking like a fine acquisition for the Huskies.

Shawinigan Cataractes 1 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 4

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 26 GP, 5-15-20, +6, 16 PIM

Artem Sergeev’s point streak increased to five games with two assists against the defending Memorial Cup champs. He matched last season’s point total in 20 fewer games.

Ontario Hockey League

London Knights 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 0

D Jake Dotchin, OS: Did not play
Season totals: 23 GP, 1-4-5, E, 29 PIM

Jake Dotchin remains out of the Attack lineup due to a possible suspension. Former Lightning camper Seth Griffith (Bruins) had a goal for London.

Ottawa 67’s 5 @ Guelph Storm 7

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 2-31-33, +10, 54 PIM

Tanner Richard (pictured) had his third 3-assist game in his last five outings, helping the Storm to a 7-5 win over the 67’s. All of his points came in the first period when Guelph skated to a 4-1 lead at the first intermission. Scott Kosmachuk (Jets) had a hat trick for Guelph. Richard leads the Storm in scoring by a point over Kosmachuk. He is two helpers behind Ryan Strome (Islanders/Niagara) for the league lead in assists.

Peterborough Petes 2 @ Sarnia Sting 8

D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 3-16-19, -17, 20 PIM

Peterborough continues to struggle, this time losing big to Sarnia, 8-2. Charles Sarault (undrafted) had a goal and four assists for the Sting.

Kucherov Set Free, Traded to Huskies

Patrick Roy knows how to make headlines.

This summer, the NHL Hall of Famer and Quebec Remparts coach/general manager made news when he chose Lightning 2010 second rounder and scoring star Nikita Kucherov out of the CSKA program in Russia during the Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. Few thought Kucherov was even an option to come to North America, but Roy obviously knew better, and he had an ace up his sleeve by the name of Mikhail Grigorenko.

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