Penticton Vees 0 @ Quesnel Millionaires 2
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 9 GP, 2-3-5, 6 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell remains third on the Vees in scoring. Penticton sits in third in the Interior Conference at 5-4-0-0. They were playing for the fourth consecutive night and fifth game in the last six days. The Vees went 3-2 in the 5 games. Theyâ€™re now off until Thursday.
Shawinigan Cataractes 6 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 4 GP, 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM
Janosik (pictured) earned his third point of the season, though it came in a loss to Shawinigan. The Olympiques outshot the Cataractes 41-16. Jean-Sebastien Boucher (undrafted), playing in his first game, stopped just 10 of 15 shots for Gatineau. Shawinigan added an empty netter.
Brandon Wheat Kings 3 @ Regina Pats 1
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (slashing)
09-10 Season Totals: 64 GP, 24-27-51, -12, 102 PIM
Ashton made his season debut for the Pats, but Regina fell in another close game to Brandon. Regina is now 0-2 on the young season. Ashton is wearing an alternate captainâ€™s A on his sweater this year. The former first round pick of the Bolts scored two goals in NHL exhibition play last week before being returned to his junior team.
Connolly scores in his first game back ... Schemitsch nets his first ... Nearly a full lineup of Lightning prospect games as the OHL and WHL get underway.
Montreal Juniors 3 @ Rimouski Oceanic 4 (OT)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Fresh off signing an entry level contract with the Lightning, Landry earned a primary assist on Montrealâ€™s game-tying goal late in the third period in his season debut, but the Juniors fell in OT to Vincent Lecavalierâ€™s alma mater 4-3. Landry was on the ice for the game winner. Rimouski only dressed 14 skaters (4 defensemen), yet overcame an early 2-0 deficit to win. Landry was credited with 2 hits in the game. Alex Emond (undrafted) had a hattrick for Rimouski.
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 0 @ Gatineau Olympiques 6
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Janosik earned the primary assist on the game opening goal as the Olympiques cruised to an easy 6-0 pasting of the Huskies.
Vernon Vipers 3 @ Penticton Vees 2
F Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 3 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM
The Vees now have two wins and a loss on the year.
The Lightning have assembled a preliminary roster for the upcoming prospects camp July 10-14 at the St. Pete Times Forum. The following roster, courtesy of Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune, includes at least three goaltenders, 12 defensemen and 17 forwards. All 2010 draft choices will be participating.
Name: Adam Janosik
Weight: 170 lbs
Born: 9/7/1992, Spiska Nova Ves, Slovakia
Last Team: Sault Ste Marie (OHL)
Rankings: CSS 176 (North American Skaters), RLR 105 (Overall), THN 49 (Overall)
Gatineau (QMJHL), 63 GP, 9-26-35, +14, 45 PIM
Gatineau (QMJHL Playoffs), 10 GP, 5-2-7, -6, 4 PIM
"Smallish d-man has the tools to become a power play specialist." -Red Line Report
The young Slovakian may be a perfect fit for Guy Boucher's 1-3-1 system. He's a good skater and loves to handle the puck and handles it well. Excellent puck rusher who also is fantastic puck distributor on the power play. For a small player, he makes good decisions in his own end and moves the puck out of danger decisively. He doesn't turn 18 until September, so he has plenty of time to grow up, and in an ideal world he might grow another one to two inches in height and put on another fifteen to twenty pounds.
He's very small and not physically able to compete in one-on-one battles, even though he tries hard. Positioning in his defensive third requires further refinement.
Because he's so young, the Lightning can take their time with Janosik. Ideally, he'd spend another couple of seasons with Gatineau getting bigger and stronger and developing his game. Red Line Report projects Janosik has a number seven defenseman and power play specialist with a skill set like Mark Streit.