Sergeev, Artem

NA Juniors Game Night: 10-3-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Drummondville Voltigeurs 1 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 2

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits, *Second Star*
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-3-6, +5, 10 PIM

Paquette (pictured) had his third multi-point game of the season to help the Armada to a 2-1 win over the visiting Volts. Devils first rounder Stefan Matteau Jr had the game-winning goal for Blainville-Boisbriand. Paquette led the club in hits in the game with two and was 17 of 24 on faceoffs.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 1 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 5 (Tuesday)

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-2-3, E, 2 PIM

Defending Memorial Cup champion Shawinigan scored four times on Tuesday night to defeat Val-d’Or, 5-1. Peter Sakaris (undrafted) had a hat trick and an assist for Shawinigan for first star honors.

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

NA Juniors Game Night: 9-30-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Val-d’Or Foreurs 2 @ Quebec Remparts 4

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

The Foreurs held a 2-1 lead entering the third period, but Sergeev and company couldn’t upset the CHL’s No.1 ranked team, Quebec. The Remparts, who remain without Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov who is rehabbing a shoulder injury, got three assists from Kucherov’s good friend, Mikhail Grigorenko. The Lightning passed on Grigorenko at the June draft. The Sabres took him two picks after the Lightning’s selection of of a much-needed defensive prospect, Slater Koekkoek, at 10th overall. Grigorenko has 11 points in four games so far this year.

Ontario Hockey League

Brampton Battalion 4 @ Oshawa Generals 7

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 4 PIM

Blujus’ scoreless streak reached three games as the Battalion fell in Oshawa, 7-4. Boone Jenner (Blue Jackets), Lucas Lessio (Coyotes), and Tyler Biggs (Leafs) all had two goals a piece for the Gens. Biggs was a teammate of Lightning prospect Jimmy Mullin last year at Miami (Ohio) University.

Guelph Storm 4 @ London Knights 1

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 1-1-2, +4, 4 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct, interference)
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-3-4, +2, 8 PIM

Tanner Richard (pictured) scored his first goal of the year and added an assist to help Guelph avenge an 8-2 loss to London a week ago with a 4-1 win Sunday. Richard’s plus-4 rating was a career high. He had a plus-3 game last November against Oshawa.

NA Juniors Game Night: 9-29-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4 (SO)

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-0-0, +2, 4 PIM (tripping, tripping), 5 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-2-4, +4, 10 PIM

Serving as the seventh shooter in the extra-extra session, Paquette failed to convert his shootout attempt and the Armada lost a point to the Huskies at home. After four games, Paquette leads his club in shots, faceoffs, and faceoffs won. He is second in penalty minutes by one.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 3 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 4

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM

Sergeev earned his second assist of the season in the Foreurs’ first road game of the year. He also tied for the team lead in hits on Saturday night. The Volts scored four times on the power play, including once on a 5 on 3.

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

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 1

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, E, 6 PIM

Playing their third game in three nights, the Attack fell at home to Sarnia despite holding a 1-0 lead after one period. Owen Sounds went 1-1-0-1 this week and remain in first in the Midwest Division, one point ahead of Kitchener. The Attack has 17 more penalty minutes than any other team in the league. Dotchin hasn’t registered a point since accumulating two assists in the season opener.

NA Juniors Game Night: 9-22-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 2

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (hooking), 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM
D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM

It was a quiet night for both Lightning prospects on the scoresheet as Paquette’s Armada defeated Sergeev’s Foreurs, 3-2. Swiss defenseman Christian Marti (undrafted) scored with 14 seconds left in the game to give the Armada the win.

Ontario Hockey League

Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 5

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 4 PIM

Dotchin had two assists in Owen Sound’s opening night win in Windsor, but couldn’t hit the scoresheet in the Attack’s home opener. He’ll take the win, no doubt. Owen Sound’s Daniel Catenacci (Sabres) had a goal and an assist for First Star honors.

Peterborough Petes 4 @ Ottawa 67’s 3

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

Koekkoek went scoreless, but his team earned a big road win in Ottawa, 4-3. Nick Ritchie, who is expected to go in the first round of the 2014 draft, was First Star for Peterborough with a goal.

NA Juniors Game Night: 9-21-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 3

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 2 Hits

A 31-goal scorer last year, Paquette had a goal and an assist in the third period to help the Armada to a 5-3 road win. The Armada was down 2-1 entering the third period. Paquette’s goal turned out to be the game winner. An alternate captain for the team, Paquette was 17 of 28 on faceoffs and centered the Armada’s top line.

Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 4 (SO)

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 2 Hits

Sergeev’s first goal of the year came on the power play and gave Val-d’Or a brief 3-1 lead. He did not participate in the shootout, won by the Foreurs 1-0. Look for a breakout year from Sergeev (pictured) this season.

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

Ontario Hockey League

Niagara IceDogs 2 @ Brampton Battalion 1 (SO)

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM

Blujus earned his first point of the season when he had an assist on Brampton’s only goal, scored on a 5-on-3 power play. He had spent the first half of the double man advantage as the triggerman for the Battalion. Blujus did not participate in the shootout. Listening to the radio broadcast, Blujus seemed to never leave the ice.

Saginaw Spirit 3 @ Guelph Storm 4 (OT)

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM

Richard had an assist on Andrey Pedan’s (Islanders) power play goal in overtime as Guelph came back from a 3-1 deficit to win their season opener. Leafs second rounder and Guelph captain Matt Finn had three assists for the Storm.

Canada Wins Exhibition Series Against Russia, Lightning Prospects

Canada 1 vs Russia 0 (OT)

D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
D Artem Sergeev, RUS: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
G Andrei Vasilevski, RUS: Loss

After Team Canada won 4-2 in regulation in Halifax on Tuesday night to knot the four-game series at two wins apiece, both teams began a special overtime session in hopes of a series-deciding victory. The Canadians, the distinct aggressors throughout much of the three periods played previously that night, kept pressing their Russian counterparts and were rewarded with the clinching goal just a few minutes into sudden-death. On the play, Canada's Ty Rattie managed to keep the puck in Russia's end, which led to Ryan Strome getting the puck on his stick near the top of the left face-off circle, where he didn't waste any time using some crafty stick-work to make his way to a better angle in the high slot where, with a quick release, he fired a wrist shot that found its mark past Vasilevski.

Canada/Russia Challenge Game Day: 8/14/12

Canada 4 @ Russia 2

D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
D Artem Sergeev, RUS: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
G Andrei Vasilevski, RUS: Loss, 41 saves on 45 shots

The final game in the exhibition series took place in Halifax last night and ended in a decisive victory for Team Canada. Although Game 4 got off to a similar start to the night before with Russia taking two early leads despite finding themselves mostly hemmed in their own zone or conceding possession for changes and setting up defensively at even-strength. The Canadians finally took the lead (their first since Game 1 of the series), though, nearly midway through the second period and they never relented. Team Russia did manage to generate some quality scoring chances but could not muster a much-needed goal before the game slipped away for good late in the final period. It did help that the Russian coaching staff opted, until just a handful of minutes remained, to keep its team passive and structured in the neutral zone in an apparent attempt to conserve their young squad's energy. For much of the time they trailed, Russia seemed content to try and mount a comeback with selective counterattacks and opportunistic play and, failing that, to try and decide the series in overtime.

Canada/Russia Challenge Game Day: 8/13/12

Russia 6 @ Canada 5

D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-0-0, 4 PIM
D Artem Sergeev, RUS: 0-1-1, 2 PIM
G Andrei Vasilevski, RUS: Did Not Play

The third installment in the commemorative exhibition series was played tonight in Halifax, with the Russians, after a convincing victory in Yaroslavl last Friday, just squeaking past Team Canada 6-5. To Russia's credit, they never trailed, but Canada carried the play for most of the game and may have deserved a better fate. Truth be told, Laurent Brossoit's poor showing (6 GA on just 27 SOG) in net for the Canada was probably the difference as the Russians got an alternately superb and suspect effort from Andrey Makarov who stopped 37 of 42 shots in his second straight start.

Canada/Russia Challenge Game Day: 8/10/12

Russia 6 @ Canada 3

D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-1-1, 2 PIM
D Artem Sergeev, RUS: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
G Andrei Vasilevski, RUS: Did Not Play

For the second time in as many days, two teams studded with juniors stars battled on ice in Yaroslavl. The Russians avenged their narrow defeat yesterday by thumping the Canadian squad 6-3 in what was the second match of the Canada-Russia Challenge. Canada made the game close twice but the Russia, much more aggressive, able to maintain possession and in control of the pace for much of the game, put the game out of reach in the third. The Russians were good but the Canadians, between lapses in positioning, miscues and too many trips to the penalty box, were equal parts sloppy today.

Canada/Russia Challenge Game Day: 8-9-12

Canada 3 @ Russia 2

D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
D Artem Sergeev, RUS: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
G Andrei Vasilevski, RUS: Loss, 25 saves on 28 shots

An All-Star team of Canadian juniors defeated a similar group of Russian juniors 3-2 today in Game 1 of the four-game Canada-Russia Challenge. Three Lightning prospects played in the match, including new prospects Andrei Vasilevski – a first round pick of Tampa Bay in June – and recent free agent signee Artem Sergeev. Vasilevski allowed three goals – all in the second period – including a wrist shot by likely 2013 top-10 pick Sean Monahan. According to the TSN Radio broadcast, Vasilevski (pictured at the Lightning's prospect camp) came up with several big saves in the third period to keep Russia in the game at 3-1, then 3-2. Nail Yakupov, the top pick in the 2012 draft, scored on a 5-on-3 power play in the third period to cut Canada’s lead to one goal. The Oilers pick one-timed a shot from the circle off of a feed from Sergeev. Nesterov also saw power play time for Russia.

The game-winning goal was scored by Bruins prospect Dougie Hamilton, who’s shot from the point got by a screened Vasilevski.

Cody Nickolet, a WHL reporter, singled out Sergeev and Nesterov as having impressive games. He said Vasilevski was good, but “could have had a couple of those goals” and was outplayed by Canada’s Malcolm Subban (Bruins) in the game.

Brendan Ross of Dobber Prospects and The Hockey Writers said Vasilevski had an average showing and consistency remains an issue for the first goalie taken in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

The game was played in Yaroslavl, site of last year’s deadly airline crash that killed 44 players and coaches from Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL. Friday’s Game 2 will also be played in Yaroslavl before Games 3 and 4 are held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, next week.

The series is being played as a tribute to the Lokomotiv club. It also marks the 40th anniversary of the famed Canada-Russia Summit Series of 1972. Lightning founder Phil Esposito, a member of Canada’s ’72 squad, is reportedly on the trip with Team Canada this year.

(Eric DuBose photo)

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