Fargo Force 2 @ Cedar Rapids Roughriders 5
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM (roughing), 4 SOG
Season Totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 2 PIM
Mullin (pictured) had his first multipoint USHL game, though it came in a losing effort. The Miami-Ohio commit leads Fargo in goals and is tied for the points lead after three games.
Montreal Juniors 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 3 (SO)
D Charles Landry, MTL: Did not play.
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM
Landry has missed Montrealâ€™s last three games.
Belleville Bulls 4 @ Sarnia Sting 3
C Richard Panik, BEL: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 7 GP, 5-5-10, +2, 11 PIM
Panik earned his second First Star of the season after a three point night. This is exactly what the Lightning want to see from Panik at the junior level â€“ lighting up the scoreboard. Panik has all the skills to be an elite forward at this level.
Brampton Battalion 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-4-5, +3, 0 PIM
Owen Sound was outshot 13-4 in the third period, but one of those shots - Cameron Brace's first OHL goal - went in for the game winner.
Prince George Cougars 5 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 7 GP, 4-5-9, -2, 2 PIM
Connolly has at least a point in all seven games this season. He scored the gameâ€™s opening goal Saturday.
O'Donnell has a big night ... Connolly, Ashton score ... Schemitsch a PPGer ... Zador struggles.
Trail Smoke Eaters 4 @ Penticton Vees 6
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 2-0-2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 12 GP, 5-3-8, 6 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell (pictured) scored his second goal of the game early in the third period to break a 3-3 tie and send the Vees to victory. This was his first 2-goal game in the BCHL.
Panik gets another 2 ... Mullin gets his first ... Connolly extends point streak to 4.
Ashton scores his first (and fights) ... Connolly, Schemitsch, O'Donnell with points ... Zador improves to 3-0 ... A full night of action for Lightning NAJ prospects.
Connolly scores again ... Zahn finally scores ... multi-point effort for O'Donnell.
Penticton Vees 6 @ Prince George Spruce Kings 2
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-2-2, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 8 GP, 2-3-5, 6 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell registered his first BCHL multi-point game, and also earned his third tripping minor penalty of the season.
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.
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: Geoffery Schemitsch
Weight: 169 lbs
Born: 4/1/1992, Toronto, ON
Last Team: Owen Sound (OHL)
Rankings: CSS 123 (North American Skaters), RLR 150 (Overall), THN 49 (Overall)
Owen Sound (OHL), 62 GP, 4-36-40, +1, 24 PIM
"Fine offensive skills. Next body contact will be his first." -Red Line Report
Schemitsch has come out of nowhere as an undrafted player in the OHL to put up 40 points last season for the Owen Sound Attack. He's a solid, although not explosive, skater who is an outstanding passer of the puck. He's a cerebral, finesse style player. Should be a good fit for Guy Boucher's 1-3-1 system.
Schemitsch is very slightly built and that shows up in his reluctance in the physical game. Seems allergic to to taking the body.
Like Janosik and Beukeboom, the Lightning will allow Schemitsch to spend the next two seasons in junior trying to fill the holes in his game before making a signing decision. He's got a long enough frame that he should be able to put on some weight. The question is whether he'll use it to actually hit anyone once he puts it on.