World Junior A Challenge
Canada West 2 vs. Canada East 7 (Exhibition)
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, CW: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Canada East scored 5 times in the second period to take a 5-0 lead. West cut it to 5-2 early in the third, but couldnâ€™t come back any further. Oâ€™Donnell wasnâ€™t listed on the scoresheet.
Fargo Force 3 @ Tri-City Storm 4
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: Did not play.
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 10 PIM
Mullin is currently with Team USA for the World Junior A Challenge.
Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (cross checking), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 18 GP, 2-4-6, +5, 12 PIM
Janosik earned his sixth point of the year with a primary power play assist. He had 35 points in 63 games last season.
Quebec Remparts 4 @ Montreal Juniors 5 (SO)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 7 GP, 0-4-4, +5, 0 PIM
Montreal scored twice in the late third to send the game to an extra session, then defeated the CHLâ€™s top ranked team in a shootout. Patrick Roy and Quebec are 15-2-0-2 on the year. They're 0-1-0-1 this week - the same week Roy blamed Lightning coach Guy Boucher for the lack of offense in the QMJHL. #GuyBoucherKarma
Oshawa Generals 3 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 7
G Michael Zador, OSH: No decision, 6 saves on 9 shots
Season Totals: 7-3-1-1, 3.48 GAA, .880 sv%, 1 SO
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 0-1-1, -5, 36 PIM
Beukeboom (pictured) finally earned his first point of the year, although it was part of a poor performance by his fellow Lightning prospect Michael Zador. Zador was pulled in the first period.
Belleville Bulls 0 @ Kitchener Rangers 8
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -5, 0 PIM
Season totals: 17 GP, 11-10-21, E, 21 PIM
A snowman in Kitchener. Panik was a team-worst minus-5. The next worst was minus-3. Possible 2011 Lightning draft target right-handed defenseman Ryan Murphy just had an assist in the game. He has 10 goals and 28 points in 16 games so far this year for the Rangers and is now playing himself into the top of the first round it seems (and too high for the Lightning?).
Owen Sound Attack 0 @ Erie Otters 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 17 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM
Schemitsch had 4 points in his last 2 games coming into the Erie game.
Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Regina Pats 1
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 6-6-12, -7, 32 PIM
Ashton has at least a point in 4 of his last 5 games.
Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Prince George Cougars 6
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 15-10-25, -2, 6 PIM
Connolly had gone his last 5 games without registering multiple points. This was his sixth multi-point game of the year.
Salmon Arm Silverbacks 2 @ Penticton Vees 4
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 8-9-17, 8 PIM
The Vees scored the gameâ€™s final four goals for the win. Oâ€™Donnell was coming off a 5-point game Wednesday.
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
Mullinâ€™s point streak was snapped at 3 games. He did not convert his shootout attempt.
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.
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.
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 didnâ€™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.
Montreal Juniors 6 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 5 GP, 0-3-3, +6, 0 PIM
Landry (pictured) made a triumphant return from injury against his former team with a multipoint game and a plus-2 rating.
Kingston Frontenacs 3 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2 (OT)
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 11 GP, 0-0-0, -5, 36 PIM
Beukeboom, the Soo captain, leads the team in penalty minutes and is tied for last in points and plus/minus rating.
Oshawa Generals 3 @ Ottawa 67â€™s 4 (SO)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Shootout loss, 16 saves on 19 shots
Season Totals: 6-2-0-1, 3.52 GAA, .883 sv%
Zador stopped the first four shooters in the shootout before giving up the eventual game winner. His numbers arenâ€™t great, but heâ€™s been the Gensâ€™ undisputed No.1 so far.
Regina Pats 7 @ Swift Current Broncos 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 12 GP, 4-4-8, -4, 25 PIM
Regina won their second in a row. Ashton has 5 points in his last 4 games.
Montreal Juniors 4 @ Victoriaville Tigres 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: Did not play.
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM
Still no Landry. He remains out with an unannounced injury.
Belleville Bulls 1 @ Windsor Spitfires 4
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 10-7-17, +4, 13 PIM
Panik went scoreless against his former team as Dallas Stars first rounder Jack Campbell stopped 30 of 31 shots for the Windsor victory.
PEI Rocket 2 @ Montreal Juniors 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: Did not play.
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM
Landry still isnâ€™t back from injury, but is expected to return to the ice soon.
Plymouth Whalers 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 5
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-5-6, +7, 2 PIM
Owen Sound is ranked No.5 in the latest CHL Top-10.
Lethbridge Hurricanes 4 @ Regina Pats 3 (SO)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season totals: 10 GP, 3-2-5, -7, 21 PIM
Ashton was the third and final shooter for the Pats in the shootout, but he hit the post and couldnâ€™t extend the tie-breaker. Ashton is tied for sixth on the club in scoring, behind two defensemen. His minus-7 rating is tied for third worst on the team. The Regina newspaper reported this week itâ€™s not a matter of â€œif,â€ but â€œwhenâ€ and â€œwhereâ€ Ashton gets traded within the WHL, but Regina needs for him to play to his 1st round capabilities so they can maximize the return for their rebuilding effort. Regina is tied for the fewest points in the league with Kelowna at 2-7-1-1.
Brandon Wheat Kings 3 @ Prince George Cougars 5
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 11 GP, 11-7-18, +3, 4 PIM
Connolly ran his point streak to 11 games and his goal streak to 6 games with his second straight 2-goal game. Heâ€™s scored at least twice in 3 of his last 4 games. Reigning WHL and CHL Player of the Week Sena Acolatse, a right-handed, undrafted, overage defenseman, had 2 assists in the game. Acolatse has 13 points in 8 games this season with Prince George since coming over from Saskatoon.