Zador, Michael

Oshawa Sends Zador to Owen Sound

The Oshawa Generals have announced they've dealt Lightning prospect goaltender Michael Zador to the Owen Sound Attack for a fifth round pick in 2012 and a fifth round pick in 2013. The former OHL first rounder and fifth round pick of the Lightning in 2009 began the year as the Gens' starting goalie, but after a few weeks was relegated to back-up duty. Within the last two weeks he suddenly missed a game due to an illness and the Gens traded for veteran OHL goaltender Peter Di Salvo. With Di Salvo and Kevin Bailie manning the nets for Oshawa, Zador was no where to be seen and many speculated he'd be traded.

Zador will now join fellow Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch in Owen Sound. Goaltenders Scott Stajcer (Rangers draft pick) and Jordan Binnington (2011 draft) have been splitting duties in Owen Sound, with Binnington earning slightly more games (20-14). Stajcer is facing surgery for a lower body injury and a back-up was needed.

Zador is currently 10-3-2, but with a pedestrian 3.36 goals against average and .879 save percentage.

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/12/10

QMJHL

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 0 @ Gatineau Olympiques 6
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 33 GP, 4-13-17, +4, 20 PIM

Janosik has three points in his last two games.

Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 @ Montreal Juniors 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 24 GP, 5-18-23, +11, 8 PIM

Landry’s career high is 30 points in 68 games. He’s on pace to shatter that total.

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 @ London Knights 4
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play.
Season Totals: 26 GP, 0-4-4, -13, 42 PIM

Beukeboom is out indefinitely with a concussion.

Erie Otters 7 @ Guelph Storm 6 (OT)
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 2-0-2, -1, 0 PIM
With Guelph: 6 GP, 3-5-8, -2, 4 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 31 PIM
Season totals: 33 GP, 17-22-39, -2, 35 PIM

Panik has three goals in his last two games. Erie scored two goals late to tie the game, then won it in the extra session.

Kitchener Rangers 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4 (OT)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 1-11-12, +14, 6 PIM

A big win for the Attack over a undermanned Kitchener team.

Oshawa Generals 2 @ Brampton Battalion 3 (OT)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not dress.
Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

Zador remains out sick.

WHL

Kootenay Ice 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 4
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 32 GP, 2-7-9, +8, 62 PIM

Zahn now has two 2-point games this season. Considering he only had three points all of last year, that’s saying something.

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/10/10

BCHL

Salmon Arm Silverbacks 2 @ Penticton Vees 2
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 33 GP, 16-24-40, 10 PIM

O’Donnell had another point, but the Vees couldn’t find the tie-breaking goal in the third period or overtime. They play the ‘Backs again Saturday.

USHL

Fargo Force 3 @ Lincoln Stars 0
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 17 GP, 9-10-19, +11, 14 PIM

Mullin (pictured) scored the game’s opening goal, which turned out to be the game winner Friday in Husker Country.

QMJHL

Victoriaville Tigres 4 @ Gatineau Olympiques 3
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (hooking), 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 32 GP, 4-11-15, +3, 20 PIM

Janosik bounced back from a minus-4 night earlier this week with an assist Friday.

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 1 @ Montreal Juniors 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 23 GP, 5-17-22, +12, 8 PIM

Landry has 10 points in his last five games and has registered at least a point in nine of his last 10 games.

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 5
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play.
Season Totals: 26 GP, 0-4-4, -13, 42 PIM

Beukeboom is out indefinitely with a concussion.

Sarnia Sting 1 @ Guelph Storm 4
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
With Guelph: 5 GP, 1-5-6, -1, 4 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, -1, 31 PIM
Season totals: 32 GP, 15-22-37, -1, 35 PIM

Panik’s 15th goal of the year was his first in a Guelph uniform. The Storm has won two in a row and has pulled back to .500 at 13-13-3-1.

Owen Sound Attack 2 @ Kitchener Rangers 6
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 22 GP, 1-11-12, +12, 6 PIM

Schemitsch nearly canceled out his plus-4 night from earlier this week with a minus-3 night Friday in Kitchener. 2011 eligible defenseman Ryan Murphy had three assists for the Rangers. He has 44 points in 28 games this year (13 goals).

Oshawa Generals 3 @ Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not dress.
Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

This was a huge win for the Gens against the OHL’s top team. Mississauga is eight points better than anyone else in the league. Peter DiSalvo made his debut in net for Oshawa and stopped 28 of 30 shots. The Lightning confirmed to BoltProspects Zador is out sick, though with the Gens’ acquisition of DiSalvo this week, combined with the fact Zador lost his number one spot to teammate Kevin Bailie earlier, it appears Zador’s days in Oshawa are numbered.

WHL

Seattle Thunderbirds 1 @ Tri-City Americans 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: Did not dress.
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -11, 44 PIM

Ashton was traded to Tri-City Friday. He will be attending Team Canada’s WJC Selection Camp this weekend.

Prince George Cougars 1 @ Portland Winterhawks 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: Did not dress.
Season totals: 30 GP, 22-14-36, -4, 8 PIM

Connolly is attending Team Canada’s WJC Selection Camp this weekend. Best of luck to both Connolly and Ashton.

Everett Silvertips 4 @ Saskatoon Blades 5 (OT)
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 7 PIM (roughing, fighting)
Season totals: 31 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 62 PIM

Saskatoon scored with 10 seconds left in the third to tie the game, then won it in overtime.

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/8/10

BCHL

Quesnel Millionaires 1 @ Penticton Vees 4
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-2-2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 32 GP, 16-23-39, 10 PIM

O’Donnell had two more points as the Vees scored four times in the first period to defeat the Millionaires. OD is five points behind Denver commit Joey Laleggia, a defenseman, for the team scoring lead, but 11 points up on the next highest player, St. Cloud State commit Joey Benik. OD is tied for 18th in league scoring. Bradley McGowan (undrafted) of Surrey, an RIT commit, leads the league with 26 goals and 58 points.

QMJHL

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 1 @ Montreal Juniors 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (hooking), 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 22 GP, 5-16-21, +12, 8 PIM

Landry has nine points in his last four games and has registered at least a point in eight of his last nine games.

OHL

Oshawa Generals 1 @ Belleville Bulls 6
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

Zador was out of the lineup completely for the second straight game with “an illness.”

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/5/10

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 8
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 31 GP, 4-10-14, +4, 18 PIM

Janosik’s plus-8 rating for the season was cut in half in one bad night vs. the Titan. Gatineau is third in the TELUS West Division with 42 points, eight behind Charles Landry and Montreal for first.

Montreal Juniors 5 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 21 GP, 5-15-20, +11, 6 PIM

Landry has eight points in his last three games and has registered at least a point in seven of his last eight games. With his two points Sunday, he is quickly approaching point-per-game status. Although his strong play didn’t show on the scoresheet for the Lightning in Traverse City, Steve Yzerman and company saw enough in the undrafted defenseman to sign him to an entry level contract. He had a slow start to the season, but has come on very strong since missing a few games due to an injury. The Lightning may have a legitimate prospect here.

OHL

Owen Sound Attack 7 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +4, 2 PIM (interference)
Season totals: 21 GP, 1-11-12, +15, 6 PIM
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 26 GP, 0-4-4, -13, 42 PIM

After being down 2-1 to start the third period, the Attack exploded for three goals in each of the final frames to beat the Soo. Beukeboom’s minus-1 rating was tied for second best on the team Sunday. Schemitsch’s plus-4 was second on the Attack.

Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 5 @ Guelph Storm 6
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (high sticking)
With Guelph: 2 GP, 0-3-3, +1, 2 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, -1, 31 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 14-20-34, E, 33 PIM

This was a huge win for Guelph against the league’s top team. The Majors have only lost three games all season.

Windsor Spitfires 6 @ Oshawa Generals 3
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

Zador sat on the bench for all three games this weekend. Predators first rounder Ryan Ellis had a goal, two assists, and a plus-4 night for Windsor.

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