Schemitsch, Geoffrey

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/5/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Vernon Vipers 3
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 52 GP, 22-42-64, 24 PIM

The Vees fell to eight points behind the Vipers for first in the Interior Conference after losing 3-2 Saturday. Although the score was close, the shot count wasn’t – Vernon had 43 shots to just 15 for Penticton. The Vees are now tied with Salmon Arm for second place.

USHL

Omaha Lancers 3 @ Fargo Force 4 (SO)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (interference), 2 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 15-23-38, +17, 20 PIM

Fargo exacted some revenge on Omaha for the Lancers beating the Force 2-1 Friday night. Mullin had an assist in that game – his first game back from injury – but did not find the scoresheet Saturday. Mullin did not convert his shootout attempt. Fargo won the shootout 1-0 in seven rounds.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Quebec Remparts 6
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 45 GP, 6-20-26, +8, 26 PIM

Janosik (pictured) had his 20th assist of the season, which came on the power play. His career high for assists in a season is 26, set in 63 games last year.

OHL

Guelph Storm 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 5
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM (roughing)
With Guelph: 19 GP, 10-12-22, -7, 28 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 46 GP, 24-29-53, -7, 61 PIM
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (checking from behind)
Season totals: 43 GP, 1-18-19, +16, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 9 GP, 6-1-0-0, 3.11 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.28 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Schemitsch broke a three game scoreless streak with an assist on the Attack’s final goal. His career high for assists is 36, set last season in 62 games. He hasn’t had a goal since opening night, but has been solid defensively all season. Meanwhile Richard Panik extended his point streak to six games with a primary assist on Guelph’s only goal.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 2 @ Portland Winterhawks 7
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, -4, 2 PIM (tripping)
With Tri-City: 11 GP, 6-11-17, +5, 24 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 40 GP, 22-22-44, -7, 68 PIM

TC came into the game four points behind Portland for first in the U.S. Division and ended the game in third, one point behind Spokane. Ten minutes into the first period the Winterhawks were up 3-0 and they went on to put up 54 shots and post a snowman against the Americans. This game turned ugly as there were four fights in the last minute of the game, including one after the final horn. Ashton is minus-6 in his last three games.

Kelowna Rockets 0 @ Prince George Cougars 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 28-19-47, -7, 18 PIM

Prince George completed a two-game weekend sweep of Kelowna with a 3-0 victory Saturday. The Cougars entered the weekend nine points behind the Rockets for second in the B.C. Division. Connolly now has a three-game point streak.

Lethbridge Hurricanes 0 @ Saskatoon Blades 5
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 7 PIM (roughing, fighting vs. Neil Tarnasky)
Season totals: 53 GP, 2-13-15, +18, 121 PIM

Zahn fought Neil Tarnasky, who is the younger brother of former Lightning draft pick Nick Tarnasky. Zahn has seven fights in his last 10 games. He had four fights in his first 43 games. Brayden Schenn (Kings) had a Gordie Howe hat trick for the Blades.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/3/11

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 @ Niagara IceDogs 6
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 43 GP, 1-7-8, -11, 54 PIM

Niagara scored the game’s final four goals after the Soo had taken a 3-2 lead 18 seconds into the third period. Brett Beukeboom was scoreless for the Greyhounds.

Owen Sound Attack 5 @ Peterborough Petes 1
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 42 GP, 1-16-17, +15, 12 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Win, 24 saves on 25 shots
With Attack: 9 GP, 6-1-0-0, 3.11 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.28 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Zador (pictured) extended his personal winning streak to four games. He has just one loss in his last 14 appearances, and saw his save percentage with the Attack inch closer to the .900 mark. Schemitsch, who had 40 points as a rookie last year, has just four points - all assists - in his last 15 games.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/30/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Alberni Valley Bulldogs 7
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-2-2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 50 GP, 22-42-64, 22 PIM

O’Donnell had primary assists on both Vees goals in a blowout loss to the Bulldogs.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 4 (SO)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 43 GP, 6-19-25, +10, 26 PIM

Gatineau outshot the Foreurs 34-20, including 4-1 in overtime, but lost in the shootout.

Montreal Juniors 6 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 41 GP, 9-26-35, +18, 20 PIM

One night after getting shut out in Sydney, Montreal popped in six goals – five in the third period – to beat the Screaming Eagles. With his two assists, Landry tied his career high for assists in a season, set last year in 68 games with Drummondville. He’s already set a career high for goals and points.

OHL

Guelph Storm 6 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-2-2, E, 4 PIM (slashing, roughing)
With Guelph: 17 GP, 9-11-20, -6, 22 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 23-28-51, -6, 55 PIM
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 41 GP, 1-7-8, -10, 54 PIM

The Greyhounds turned a 3-1 deficit into a 3-3 tie in the third period, then gave up three unanswered goals to lose the game. Buekeboom was on the ice for all three third period goals by Guelph. Panik crossed the 50-point plateau for the season for the first time in his brief OHL career.

Erie Otters 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 41 GP, 1-16-17, +15, 12 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Win, 12 saves on 14 shots
With Attack: 8 GP, 5-1-0-0, 3.42 GAA, .878 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 26 GP, 15-4-1-1, 3.37 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

Zador extended his personal winning streak to three games as Owen Sound completed a weekend sweep of Erie. Zador has lost just once in his last 13 outings.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/29/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Victoria Grizzlies 3 (OT)
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 22-40-62, 22 PIM

O’Donnell scored on the power play with seven seconds left in the second period to cut the Grizzlies’ lead to 2-1, but the Vees fell in overtime to former Lightning owner Len Barrie’s squad. Despite his reported financial troubles, Barrie is still listed as co-owner of the Grizzlies.

USHL

Fargo Force 3 @ Lincoln Stars 2 (OT)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: Did not play.
Season totals: 31 GP, 15-22-37, +18, 18 PIM

Fargo was without their leading scorer, Jimmy Mullin, for the second straight night with an undisclosed injury.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4 (OT)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 42 GP, 6-19-25, +10, 26 PIM

Gatineau gave up the game tying goal with 40 seconds left in the third, then fell in overtime. Janosik was on the ice for both of those goals.

Montreal Juniors 0 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 40 GP, 9-24-33, +18, 20 PIM

Montreal gave up two third period goals to the Eagles in Sydney, both scored by Denis Kindl (2011 draft), who was traded by Montreal to Cape Breton earlier this season. Kindl had 10 goals and 22 points in 36 games with Montreal, but has exploded for 10 goals and 14 points in nine games with Cape Breton.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 0 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 40 GP, 1-7-8, -7, 54 PIM

The Greyhounds scored six of their goals in the final two periods.

Guelph Storm 6 @ Sudbury Wolves 7
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
With Guelph: 16 GP, 9-9-18, -6, 18 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 43 GP, 23-26-49, -6, 51 PIM

Guelph scored six for the second straight night, but this time they lost. Sudbury’s game-winner was scored shorthanded with two seconds left in the third period. Ouch.

Erie Otters 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 6
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 40 GP, 1-16-17, +15, 12 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 7 GP, 4-1-0-0, 3.67 GAA, .880 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 14-4-1-1, 3.44 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

The Attack scored three times in the final four minutes of the game; the second was into an empty net.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 5 @ Spokane Chiefs 4
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, +2, 4 PIM (tripping, roughing)
With Tri-City: 8 GP, 6-9-15, +7, 20 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 37 GP, 22-20-42, -5, 64 PIM

Ashton’s point streak was snapped at 10 games as he failed to hit the scoresheet for the first time as a member of the Americans. He has tripping penalties in three straight games. TC scored the game winner with just over 30 seconds left in the game.

Prince George Cougars 2 @ Everett Silvertips 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 37 GP, 28-17-45, -10, 18 PIM

Connolly responded to a bad game Friday with his 28th goal of the year Saturday, but the Cougars couldn’t beat the Tips in Everett. Connolly’s goal cut the Tips’ lead to 3-2 midway through the third period.

Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Swift Current Broncos 1
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 50 GP, 2-13-15, +14, 102 PIM

The Blades swept their home-and-home weekend series with Swift Current.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/26/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 5 @ Cowichan Valley Capitals 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 47 GP, 21-40-61, 22 PIM

O’Donnell snapped a two-game scoreless streak and notched his 61st point of the season Wednesday. Those 61 points tie his career high in Junior A, set last year with the Winnipeg South Blues of the MJHL (29-32-61). O’Donnell’s goal was Penticton’s first of the game, scored on the power play early in the first period.

USHL

Fargo Force 2 @ Omaha Lancers 5
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 15-22-37, +18, 18 PIM

Fargo allowed four third period goals to fall on the road in Nebraska. The game was tied at one entering the third period before the Lancers outscored the Force 4-1 in the final stanza. Fargo is three points behind Dubuque for first in the Western Conference, with the Saints having a whopping four games in hand. Mullin has a nine point lead on Kero Tanner for the team lead in scoring despite playing six fewer games.

QMJHL

Montreal Juniors 1 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 38 GP, 9-23-32, +18, 20 PIM

Landry attempted two shots on goal, but neither were part of the official count. Montreal has a five point lead on Drummondville for first in the TELUS West Division with one game in hand on the Volts. The Juniors’ 73 points is tied for second-best in the league behind St. John (79).

OHL

Kitchener Rangers 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 5
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 1-16-17, +16, 12 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 7 GP, 4-1-0-0, 3.67 GAA, .880 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 14-4-1-1, 3.44 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

Schemitsch tied for the team high in plus/minus at plus-3 Wednesday. His plus-16 rating for the season is sixth best on the Attack. Garrett Wilson (Panthers) leads with plus-32.

WHL

Kamloops Blazers 5 @ Prince George 9
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-2-4, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 35 GP, 27-17-44, -4, 12 PIM

Connolly returned two weeks after spraining his MCL to lead his Cougars to a big win over Kamloops. He was expected to miss 3-6 weeks. Connolly is 10th in the WHL in goals at 27. He has eight more goals than anyone else on his team and is one point behind Nick Buonassisi for the team lead in points despite playing 12 fewer games.

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 3
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +2, 9 PIM (delay of game, boarding, fighting vs. Adrian Van de Mosselaer)
Season totals: 48 GP, 2-11-13, +14, 100 PIM

Zahn how has a fight in four of his last five games. He hit the 100 PIM mark for the first time in two years. He had 84 PIM last year in 44 games and 160 the year before in 62 games. Blades coach Lorne Molleken earned his 500th regular season win Wednesday.

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