Richard, Tanner

NA Juniors Game Night: 10-28-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Gatineau Olympiques 1 @ Quebec Remparts 2

W Nikita Kucherov, QUE: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM (interference), 4 SOG, 0 Hits, *Third Star*
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 2 PIM

Kucherov (pictured, LaPresse photo) was back in the Remparts lineup and earned the primary assist on both Quebec’s goals. The Remparts came back from a 1-0 deficit to defeat the Olympiques, 2-1. Coach Patrick Roy seems to be rotating his three import players (teams can only play two). Today, Sabres first rounder Mikhail Grigorenko sat in the press box while Kucherov and Nick Sorensen (2013) played. Roy will eventually have to trade one, unless the lockout ends and Grigorenko bolts to the NHL. Grigorenko has 24 points in 15 games this season. Sorensen has 14 in 15.

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 4 @ Brampton Battalion 1

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (tripping, slashing)
Season totals: 16 GP, 1-5-6, -10, 18 PIM

Brampton scored just one goal for the second straight game – both big losses. On Sunday they outshot visiting Sarnia, 31-15, but gave up four goals. Montreal first rounder Alex Galchenyuk had a goal and two assists for Steven Stamkos’ former junior club.

Windsor Spitfires 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 5

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 1-2-3, E, 14 PIM

Chris Marchese (undrafted) had two goals for Windsor. Dotchin has one point in his last 13 games and none in his last four.

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Guelph Storm 2

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-1-1, +1, 9 PIM (boarding, instigating, fighting)
Season totals: 13 GP, 2-17-19, +6, 36 PIM

Richard extended his point streak to 11 games with a third period assist. The game was chippy, to say the least, and Richard was in the middle of it again. He was suspended earlier this year for instigating a fight in the last five minutes of a game. Today he started a fight in the second period. Richard continues to lead the OHL in assists (tied with Nick Cousins of the Soo) and he’s seventh in penalty minutes, 10 behind Oshawa’s Scott Sabourin. You don’t see the assist-PIM combination too often.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Oshawa Generals 2 (SO)

D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 2-9-11, -6, 12 PIM

Are the Petes turning the corner? Peterborough, who has struggled for much of the season, won their second straight game after five straight one-goal defeats. They’re playing competitive hockey and were rewarded with two wins this weekend. Slater Koekkoek has points in three straight games. The Petes’ captain is second on the team in scoring.

NA Juniors Game Night: 10-27-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 1 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 7

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: Did not play
Season totals: 15 GP, 7-10-17, +11, 40 PIM

Blainville-Boisbriand bounced back from a Friday loss with a big win on Saturday. Paquette was suspended for the game. He took a roughing penalty late in Friday’s match against Moncton, hitting an unsuspecting Wildcat in the head with his shoulder after the whistle. Moncton scored on the ensuing power play to win the game, 3-2. When Paquette’s scratch was announced tonight at home, the crowd reportedly applauded.

Ontario Hockey League

Sudbury Wolves 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 3

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-2-3, -2, 14 PIM

Jordan Binnington (Rangers) stopped 34 of 35 shots to lead Owen Sound to a 3-1 home win over Sudbury.

Guelph Storm 4 @ London Knights 3 (SO)

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 12 GP, 2-16-18, +5, 27 PIM

Richard extended his point streak to 10 games with a third period assist. He did not participated in the shootout, which was won by Guelph, 1-0.

Saginaw Spirit 1 @ Peterborough Petes 3

D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 13 GP, 2-8-10, -6, 12 PIM

The Petes had lost five consecutive one-goal games, but came out on top at home against Saginaw on Saturday. Peterborough had only one win in their last 10 games coming into Saturday’s contest. Slater Koekkoek had an assist to give him points in two straight games and six of his last seven. He has three points and a plus-4 rating in his last two games.

NA Juniors Game Night: 10-26-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 0 @ Quebec Remparts 7

W Nikita Kucherov, QUE: Did not play
Season totals: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM

Kucherov sat out the game as Nick Sorensen was back in the lineup for Quebec. The Remparts can only dress two import players per game and right now the club has three possible starters from overseas: Sorensen, Kucherov, and Sabres first rounder Mikhail Grigorenko, who had a goal and an assist on Friday against the Cataractes. Adam Erne (2013) had four goals and an assist to pace the Remparts.

Moncton Wildcats 3 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 2

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-0-0, -1, 8 PIM (cross-checking, roughing, slashing, roughing), 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 15 GP, 7-10-17, +11, 40 PIM

In a game broadcast on NHL Network, Paquette took four minor penalties and the Armada lost to Moncton, 3-2. The game winning goal was scored in the final minute of regulation with Paquette in the penalty box for roughing. Paquette was 10/27 on faceoffs in the game.

Rimouski Oceanic 4 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 3 (OT)

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (hooking), 5 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 15 GP, 3-9-12, +4, 10 PIM

Sergeev was back on the scoresheet with an assist and was second on the team with five shots on goal, but the Foreurs fell in a shootout to the Oceanic, 4-3 (2-1).

Ontario Hockey League

Brampton Battalion 1 @ Mississauga Steelheads 5

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 1-5-6, -9, 14 PIM

Blujus (pictured) scored his first goal of the year, but the Battalion lost in Mississauga, 5-1. Blujus’ goal came on the power play and made the game 4-1 late in the second period.

Owen Sound Attack 2 @ Kitchener Rangers 3 (SO)

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-2-3, -1, 12 PIM

Matt Puempel (Senators) scored twice for the Rangers, who won in a shootout, 3-2. Kitchener won the skills competition, 1-0. Kitchener goaltender John Gibson (Ducks) stopped 42 of 44 shots in regulation and overtime, then 5 of 5 in the shootout.

Windsor Spitfires 6 @ Guelph Storm 4

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season totals: 11 GP, 2-15-17, +4, 27 PIM

Richard extended his point streak to nine games, which is tied for the second-longest current streak in the league (Connor McDavid, 13). Richard has two goals and 14 assists in those nine games.

NA Juniors Game Night: 10-21-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

News: Nikita Kucherov (Quebec) will make his league debut on Thursday against Baie-Comeau, according to multiple reports. Kucherov is recovering from May shoulder surgery. He was cleared by Lightning doctors last week.

Ontario Hockey League

Barrie Colts 1 @ Brampton Battalion 4

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season totals: 13 GP, 0-4-4, -7, 14 PIM

Blujus’ scoreless streak ended at six games when he registered an assist on the power play with 10 seconds left in the first period.

Guelph Storm 7 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-2-2, +2, 6 PIM (roughing, slashing, tripping)
Season totals: 10 GP, 2-14-16, +4, 25 PIM

Guelph scored seven times against the Soo, giving the Storm 13 goals in their last two games. They have scored at least six goals in their last five games. Richard (pictured) moved into first in the league among assist leaders. He is tied for the team lead in points with 16, which is also good for 10th in the league (tie). Jets pick Scott Kosmachuk has 16 points in 12 games for the Storm.

NA Juniors Game Night: 10-20-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 2 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 1

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (slashing, roughing), 3 SOG, 3 Hits
Season totals: 13 GP, 6-8-14, +10, 32 PIM

The Armada spotted the Sags the first goal, then scored twice late in the third period to steal a road win. Paquette only took eight faceoffs in the game, winning six. He led the team in hits with three.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 1

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-2-3, E, 10 PIM

Daniel Altshuller (Hurricanes) stopped 26 of 27 shots and Flyers first rounder Scott Laughton scored the game winner to lead Oshawa to a win in Owen Sound.

Guelph Storm 8 @ Saginaw Spirit 5

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 9 GP, 2-12-14, +2, 19 PIM

Richard (pictured) returned from a 2-game suspension for instigating a fight in the last five minutes of a game. He scored his second goal of the year and added an assist. His goal gave Guelph a 3-1 lead early in the second period. The Storm went on to put a snowman up on the scoreboard in Michigan.

NA Juniors Game Night: 10-12-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 7 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 0

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit, *Second Star*
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-6-11, +10, 16 PIM

There was no let-down for the Armada after being top-ranked Quebec last game out, as they crushed Sherbrooke, 7-0. Paquette is now over a point per game pace on the season. His fifth goal of the young season was scored in the first period and gave the Armada a 3-0 lead. Blainville-Boisbriand (7-1-0-1) was ranked second in the latest CHL Top 10, one spot behind Quebec.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 4

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-1-1, +3, 2 PIM (hooking), 0 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 9 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 6 PIM

Artem Sergeev extended his point streak to three games with an assist, but Val-d’Or couldn’t overcome two two-goal deficits to defeat the Wildcat in Moncton. Allain Saulnier (undrafted) had two goals for Moncton. Sergeev is plus-6 in his last two games.

Note: Nikita Kucherov (Quebec) remains out with a shoulder injury. He is expected back before the end of the month.

Ontario Hockey League

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Brampton Battalion 0

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-3-3, -5, 12 PIM

Brampton avoided Bruins first rounder Malcolm Subban, who got the night off for Belleville, but Subban’s backup, Charlie Graham (2013), stopped 30 shots to earn a shutout win. Brampton is last in the league in goals per game at 1.78 per contest.

Erie Otters 3 @ Guelph Storm 6

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-3-3, +1, 7 PIM (instigating, fighting, 10-min. misconduct, game misconduct)
Season totals: 8 GP, 1-11-12, +3, 19 PIM

Tanner Richard (pictured) had three assists for the second time in three games to lead the Storm to a home win over Erie. Richard was thrown out of the game for starting a fight in the last five minutes of regulation.

NA Juniors Game Night: 10-6-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 1 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (slashing, roughing), 4 SOG, 3 Hits
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-4-8, +7, 14 PIM

Paquette had his two game multi-point streak come to an end. He led the team in hits on Saturday against Gatineau. The Armada outshot the Olympiques 32-21, including 16-5 in the first period. They also had a 1-0 lead half-way through the final stanza before Gatineau took over.

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 5 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 3

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (interference), 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 6 GP, 1-2-3, -1, 4 PIM

Alexandre Lavoie (undrafted) had two goals and a couple helpers to pace the Eagles.

Note: Nikita Kucherov (Quebec) remains out with a shoulder injury.

Ontario Hockey League

Guelph Storm 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4 (SO)

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 7 GP, 1-8-9, +2, 12 PIM
D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (high sticking)
Season totals: 7 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 8 PIM

Guelph completed their third game in three nights, losing in a shootout to Owen Sound, 4-3. The Storm earned five of a possible six points in the three games. Richard (pictured) had five assists in the stretch. Owen Sound leads the Midwest Division with 11 points to Guelph’s nine.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Barrie Colts 4

D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, -5, 6 PIM

A day after Petes captain Koekkoek spoke called his team out for their recent play, Peterborough put forth a better effort, but came up short in Barrie. The Petes had been outscored 14-3 in their last three games, all losses.

NA Juniors Game Night: 10-4-12

Ontario Hockey League

Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Brampton Battalion 4

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (cross-checking)
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, -3, 6 PIM

Blujus snapped a three-game scoreless streak with his second assist of the young season, helping Brampton to a 4-1 home win over Kingston. Battalion captain Barclay Goodrow (undrafted) had two goals to win first star. Goodrow’s second goal of the game was set up on the power play by Blujus. The loss by Kingston was their first of the season after three wins.

Guelph Storm 5 @ Windsor Spitfires 0

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 8 PIM

Richard (pictured) had a season-high three assists and was named third star as Guelph won their first game of three this weekend, 5-0 in Windsor. Richard’s career high for points in a game is four, set twice last year – both against Sault Ste Marie. One of those games was a four-assist game.

Sudbury Wolves 4 @Peterborough Petes 1

D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, -5, 6 PIM

The Petes have been outscored 14-3 in their last three games, all losses. On Thursday, Sudbury’s Joshua Leivo (Leafs) had two goals to lead his Wolves to a 4-1 win in Peterborough. The Petes are tied with Mississauga for the fewest average goals scored per game. Both teams have nine goals in five games.

NA Juniors Game Night: 9-28-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Sherbrooke Phoenix 0 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 6

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 1-1-2, +1, 4 PIM (checking-from-behind, unsportsmanlike conduct), 6 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-2-4, +2, 6 PIM

Paquette registered both his points in the first period, helping the Armada to a 3-0 lead by the first intermission. The team cruised to a 6-0 win. Paquette led the Armada in shots and hits in the game.

Ontario Hockey League

Belleville Bulls 0 @ Brampton Battalion 1

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (delay of game)
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Patrik Machac (undrafted) scored in the first period and Brampton goalie Matej Machovsky (undrafted) made it stand up with 21 saves to lead Brampton to a 1-0 home win over Belleville. Lightning prospect Dylan Blujus was scoreless for the second straight game.

Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Guelph Storm 2

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (cross-checking)
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 6 PIM
C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, -2, 4 PIM

Tanner Richard set up Guelph’s second first period goal to give the Storm a 2-1 lead, but the home side allowed two goals in less than a minute in the third period and lost, 3-2. Richard was on the ice for the game-winning goal against. Jake Dotchin was scoreless for Owen Sound.

Peterborough Petes 1 @ Oshawa Generals 5

D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, -4, 4 PIM

The Petes got crushed on the road, 5-1 by the Gens. Former Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch had a goal and an assist for Oshawa. It was his first goal of the year; he had two last season. Flyers first rounder (2012) Scott Laughton was first star with a goal and a helper. Koekkoek had his second assist of the season in the loss.

NA Juniors Game Night: 9-23-12

Ontario Hockey League

Brampton Battalion 1 @ Sudbury Wolves 4

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM

This was a 2-0 game until two minutes left in the third period when Sudbury scored into an empty net while shorthanded. That gave Blujus his minus-1 for the night. The Battalion ended up scoring about 20 seconds later on the power play, then gave up another empty netter. Nathan Pancel, who finished fourth in OHL rookie scoring last year but went undrafted in June, had two goals for Sudbury.

London Knights 8 @ Guelph Storm 2

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (hooking, roughing)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 4 PIM

The London machine came into Guelph and put up an early autumn snowman. Former Lightning camper and 2012 Boston draft pick Seth Griffith (pictured) had two goals to give him five in the first two games of the season. Lightning prospect Tanner Richard roughed it up with Griffith in the second period and both were sent to the box for two minutes. Leafs pick Ryan Rupert had four helpers for the Knights.

Lightning junior prospects are off until Thursday.

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