Penticton Vees 6 @ Merritt Centennials 1
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 2-0-2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 15-21-36, 10 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell maintained his 2-points-per-game average since the World Junior A Championships with two goals scored less than a minute apart Friday.
Sioux City Musketeers 2 @ Fargo Force 6
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 2-3-5, +4, 0 PIM, 8 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 8-10-18, +10, 14 PIM
Mullin (pictured) had a monster night for Fargo, earning four of his five points in the second period, including a shorthanded goal. Mullin is now over a point-per-game pace and leads the Force in scoring. Fargo evened their record at 9-9-3 and is climbing up the Western Conference standings. Theyâ€™re five points out of first, though theyâ€™ve played three more games than conference-leading Dubuque.
Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 2 (OT)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 29 GP, 4-10-14, +8, 16 PIM
Janosik scored his fourth of the year in overtime to lift Gatineau to a win. He has four points in his last three games with two two-point efforts.
Shawinigan Cataractes 1 @ Montreal Juniors 4
D Charles Landry, MTL: 1-2-3, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 20 GP, 5-13-18, +10, 6 PIM
Landry has six points in his last two games and has registered at least a point in six of his last seven games. His goal early in the third period Friday turned out to be the game winner.
Barrie Colts 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 25 GP, 0-4-4, -12, 42 PIM
The Soo scored four times in the third period to defeat the Colts. Beukeboom had his first plus game in eight tries.
Oshawa Generals 4 @ Guelph Storm 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
With Guelph: 1 GP, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, -1, 31 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 14-19-33, -1, 31 PIM
Wearing No.25, Panik made his Guelph debut and earned two assists, but the Storm could not overcome an early 3-0 deficit to beat the Gens. Zador watched from the bench for the second straight night.
Owen Sound Attack 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 3
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 1-11-12, +9, 4 PIM
Schemitsch assisted on Avalanche first rounder Joey Hishonâ€™s 15th goal of the season.
Moose Jaw Warriors 9 @ Regina Pats 6
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 27 GP, 15-9-24, -14, 42 PIM
Ashton has goals in four of his last five games. Goaltending was optional Friday night in
Seattle Thunderbirds 5 @ Prince George Cougars 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 28 GP, 22-15-37, -4, 8 PIM
Connolly has goals in four straight games and in six of his last seven games. He is third in the league in goals. Connolly passed the Lightningâ€™s Steven Stamkos for the goal scoring lead in the Lightning organization. Your move, Mr. Stamkos. Colin Jacobs (2011 eligible) had a hat trick for Seattle Friday.
Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Kamloops Blazers 3 (OT)
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 27 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 55 PIM
Zahn has roughing penalties in three straight games. This won't go over well with Santa.
Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Rimouski Oceanic 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 25 GP, 2-8-10, +6, 16 PIM
Gatineauâ€™s Jean-Gabriel Pageau (undrafted) scored the game winner with one second left in the game.
Regina Pats 3 @ Kamloops Blazers 4 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (high sticking)
Season totals: 24 GP, 14-8-22, -9, 38 PIM
Ashton now has goals in 3 straight games, in 7 of his last 8 games, and 11 of his past 16. Regina has been playing better lately, at least getting a point out of their losses.
Swift Current Broncos 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 6
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 43 PIM
Zahnâ€™s streak of First Star awards ended at one.
Prince George Spruce Kings 1 @ Penticton Vees 10
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 3-1-4, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 25 GP, 12-16-28, 8 PIM
It was a good day for the Fighting Sioux Sunday as Oâ€™Donnell notched his first BCHL hat trick (and an assist), while fellow North Dakota commit Mark MacMillian had a hatter plus 2 assists for First Star honors in a Vees win. Penticton scored 7 times in the second period, including Oâ€™Donnellâ€™s 3. MacMillian was chosen by Montreal in the fourth round of this past summerâ€™s draft. Heâ€™s a native of Penticton.
Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 24 GP, 2-8-10, +5, 16 PIM
Janosik has 5 assists in his last 7 games. B-C hasn't won in 25 games (0-19-3-3).
Barrie Colts 4 @ Oshawa Generals 7
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 22 saves on 26 shots.
Season Totals: 16 GP, 9-3-1-1, 3.41 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Despite the win, which is obviously the priority, Zadorâ€™s GAA and save percentage numbers actually got worse. At this point, however, the only way Zador will regain his No.1 position is to keep getting victories. His partner in net, Kevin Bailie, is 4-2-1-1 with a 2.60 GAA and .899 save percentage.
Penticton Vees 2 @ Salmon Arm Silverbacks 1
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 9-15-24, 8 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell earned the only assist on the Veesâ€™ game winner scored midway through the third period.
Fargo Force 3 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 2
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 11 GP, 5-6-11, +4, 10 PIM
Fargo got Mullin and four of his teammates back from Team USA and beat the Stampede. Fargo had fallen into last place in their conference without those five players.
Gatineau Olympiques 5 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, 11, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 23 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 16 PIM
Gatineau scored the gameâ€™s final 3 goals to win.
Montreal Juniors 3 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 1
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 14 GP, 0-7-7, +7, 2 PIM
Landry is still looking for his first goal of the year, but continues to rack up assists since returning from an injury.
Brampton Battalion 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhouds 3 (SO)
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 21 GP, 0-2-2, -10, 40 PIM
Beukeboom, the Sooâ€™s captain, fell to minus-10 on the year, the worst mark on the club. Heâ€™s 19th on the club in points. The SSM press has been calling for the firing of Soo coach Denny Lambert, so this was a welcomed win.
Belleville Bulls 2 @ Ottawa 67â€™s 5
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 12-12-24, -4, 31 PIM
Ottawa had a 5-0 lead before the Bulls hit the scoresheet.
Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 1
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM
Schemitsch is still day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Erie Otters 3 @ Oshawa Generals 10
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 15 GP, 8-3-1-1, 3.37 GAA, .881 sv%, 1 SO
Rangers pick Christian Thomas, son of Lightning Player Development Consultant Steve Thomas, had a hat trick and 3 assists for the Gens.
Regina Pats 4 @ Vancouver Giants 5 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season totals: 22 GP, 12-7-19, -9, 36 PIM
Ashton has goals in 5 of his last 6 games; 6 out of 7 if you count the Canada-Russia Super Series. WHL leading scorer Craig Cunningham (Bruins) (24 GP, 8-33-41) had just an assist in the game.
Kelowna Rockets 4 @ Prince George Cougars 2
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 17-10-27, -6, 6 PIM
Connolly scored both his teamâ€™s goals, but the Cougars dropped a home game to last-place Kelowna. The Rockets are now just one point behind PG in the B.C. Division. This was Connollyâ€™s first 2-goal game in nearly a month. He is 18th in the WHL in points.
Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Kootenay Ice 1
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (tripping, delay of game)
Season totals: 21 GP, 1-5-6, +5, 43 PIM
Saskatoon was outshot 40-23.
Gatineau Olympiques 4 @ Quebec Remparts 6
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 22 GP, 2-6-8, +5, 16 PIM
Patrick Royâ€™s Remparts scored the gameâ€™s final four goals for a comeback win over Gatineau. Janosik had 35 points in 63 games last year, plus 7 in 10 playoff games (5 goals), but is off to a quiet start this season with 8 in 22.
Team WHL 2 vs. Team Russia 5
RW Brett Connolly, WHL: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Russia finish the six-game Canada-Russia Subway Superseries with a 4-1-1 record versus the CHL for their first series win in the eight-year history of the event. They had won just two games in the series â€“ in 2004 and â€™07 â€“ prior to this year. Lightning prospect Brett Connolly, playing in front of his home crowd, scored for the WHL. At that time, however, the Dub was already down 4-0 in the third period. Calvin Pickard (Avalanche) of the Seattle Thunderbirds stopped 19 of 23 shots in a losing cause for Team WHL.