North American Juniors

World Juniors A Challenge: 12-11-17

World Junior A Challenge

USA U19 2 @ Czech Republic U19 4

D Nick Perbix , USA: 0-0-0
Tournament Totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0
Season Totals (USHL): 17 GP, 0-7-7, +11, 10 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
Committed to: St. Cloud State University

C Cole Guttman, USA: Did Not Play
Tournament Totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals (USHL): 16 GP, 6-5-11, E, 21 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
Committed to: University of Denver

The USA U19 kicked off Group A preliminary play against the Czech Republic U19 team with Nick Perbix playing the 2nd defensive pair with his future St. Cloud fellow blueliner Brendan Bushy. Bushy is the current Dubuque Fighting Saint teammate of Cole Guttman, who sat out of the first preliminary game as a scratch. The Czech Republic opened their tournament Sunday with a 5-2 win against the Canada West U19 squad, and opened the scoring of this game at 9:55 of the 1st period with a shorthanded goal by Blainville-Boisbriand pivot Jan Hladonik (undrafted). Fifteen seconds later, Sam Hentges, another St. Cloud commit, would even the score with a power play marker for the Americans.

With forty seconds remaining in the 2nd period, the lethal Czech penalty kill would strike again as Ondrej Chrtek (undrafted) scored shorthanded to give the Czechs a 2-1 lead, but USA would once again knot the game midway through the 3rd with a Jack Dugan (VGK, 2017 5th round pick, Providence commit) tally. About five minutes later Chrtek scored his 2nd of the contest and would prove to be the game-winner, although the Czechs would add an empty netter from Matyas Zelingr (undrafted) with a minute remaining.

In Group B action, the Russia U18 team defeated Canada East U19 on Sunday 5-1, and then Canada East U19 defeated the Swiss U18 squad on Monday 4-3. On Tuesday, USA will square off against Canada West U19 to conclude their preliminary play, and Russia U18 with match up against the Swiss U18. The quarterfinals are scheduled for Wednesday, the semifinals on Thursday, the consolations games will be played Friday, and the tournament championship game on Saturday.

Juniors Game Night: 12-10-17

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 2-0-2, +3, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, *First Star*
Season Totals: 30 GP, 27-18-45, +32, 12 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

Katchouk scored twice en route to First Star honors as the Greyhounds doubled up the Spitfires at Essar Centre in front of 3600+ fans. Katchouk opened the scoring with a power play tally just 3:45 into the game, and then added another goal late in the 2nd period to put Sault Ste. Marie up 3-2. Twenty-four seconds later, Hayden Verbeek (undrafted), the nephew of Lighting Director of Player Personnel Pat Verbeek, would score the eventual game-winner for the Greyhounds.

Barrie Colts 2 @ North Bay Battlion 5

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 9/17 FO
Season Totals: 28 GP, 11-14-25, +7, 6 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Justin Brazeau (undrafted) piled on four point, hat trick performance for the Battalion as they stung the Colts 5-2 in front 2300+ fans at North Bay Memorial Gardens.

Erie Otters 2 @ London Knights 6

W Taylor Raddysh, ER: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 30 GP, 15-29-44, +10, 16 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

Raddysh assisted on both Otters’ goals, both of which came on the power play in back and forth 2nd period that saw a combined five goals scored. The Knights’ Max Jones (ANA, 2016 1st round pick) led the London effort with a two-goal, four-point performance.

Western Hockey League

Prince Albert Raiders 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 3

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 31 GP, 8-15-23, -13, 26 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

Blades 16 year old rookie netminder Nolan Maier stopped 34 Raiders shots and Hajek notched an assist as Saskatoon twice staved off rallies by Prince Albert to get the big home win over the Raiders.

Moose Jaw Warriors 6 @ Calgary Hitmen 3

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-1-2, +2, 6 PIM, 1 SOG, 7/16 FO
Season Totals: 20 GP, 13-18-31, +14, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 31 GP, 6-9-15, +24, 34 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Howden notched a 3rd period insurance marker, his 13th of the season, to help put away the Hitmen. Calgary jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the 2nd, but the Warriors would rally with a 6-1 goal run the rest of the way. Both Howden and Sonunov assisted each on one of Jayden Halbgewachs (undrafted) two goals.

Juniors Game Night: 12-9-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 7

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 12/27 FO
Season Totals: 24 GP, 11-20-31, +22, 14 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

The Huskies jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 1st period before the Mooseheads attempted a rally early in the 3rd. Somppi assisted on Filip Zadina’s (2018 draft eligible) power play marker and then Jared McIssac (2018 draft eligible) scored about a minute later to draw the score to 3-2. Rouyn-Noranda then tallied four unanswered 3rd period goals to pull away with the 7-2 victory. Both Zadina and McIsaac are headed to Team Canada’s WJC camp later in the month.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 0 @ Barrie Colts 5

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 4/13 FO, *First Star*
Season Totals: 27 GP, 11-14-25, +6, 6 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Lipanov (pictured) scored his 10th and 11th goals of the season en route to First Star honors as the Colts blanked the Generals 5-0. Consensus #2 ranked 2018 draft prospect Andrei Svechnikov assisted on both of Lipanov’s goals. Jason Willms (undrafted) also tallied twice for the Colts. Both Svechnikov and Lipanov are expected to be added to Team Russia’s WJC team when the team arrives in Buffalo for the tournament.

Peterborough Petes 1 @ Sarnia Sting 3

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1/3 FO
Season Totals: 26 GP, 10-3-13, -13, 6 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

Paquette assisted on the Petes’ lone goal, scored by Pavel Gogolev (2018 draft eligible). Peterborough goalie Dylan Wells (EDM, 2016 5th round pick) turned aside 48 of 50 Sting shots, but it wasn’t enough. Sarnia was paced by a goal and assist from Ryan McGregor (TOR, 2017 6th round pick).

Western Hockey League

Kelowna Rockets 4 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 7

D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-3-3, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 30 GP, 6-24-30, +12, 27 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

Foote assisted on three of the Rockets’ four goals, including twice on the power play, but the Wheat Kings rallied from a 3-2 deficit at the midpoint with three goals in the second half of the 2nd period to put the game away. Foote was named to Team Canada's WJC camp roster later this month.

Kamloops Blazers 4 @ Saskatoon Blades 1

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 30 GP, 8-14-22, -14, 26 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

Hajek scored the lone Blades goal and was awarded the hometown Third Star, but the Blazers’ 3-0 lead was too big to overcome. Hajek is among ten Czech defenders for preliminary consideration for the Czech Republic squad at the WJC tournament later this month.

Juniors Game Night: 12-8-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 1 (SO)

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 12/25 FO, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 23 GP, 11-19-30, +23, 14 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

Jocktan Chainey (NJ, 2017 7th round pick) scored for the Mooseheads just 66 seconds into the game, and then Foreurs netminder Etienne Montpetit (undrafted) slammed the door shut for the next 63:54, stopping 44 Halifax shots and forcing a shootout to steal a point for Val-d’Or. Somppi and Filip Zadina (2018 draft eligible) both scored in the shootout to claim the 2nd point and the victory for the Mooseheads, with Somppi earning Third Star honors.

Ontario Hockey League

North Bay Battalion 1 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 0/1 FO
Season Totals: 29 GP, 25-18-43, +29, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

Katchouk scored what would be the game winning goal with less than two minutes left in the 1st. Battalion goalie Julian Sime (undrafted) stopped 37 Sault Ste. Marie shots. Katchouk is 5th in the OHL in points, 2nd in goals, and 1st in shorthanded and game wining goals, and 2nd in plus-minus.

Barrie Colts 3 @ Mississauga Steelheads 2

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 7/18 FO
Season Totals: 26 GP, 9-14-23, +4, 6 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Lipanov fired a game-high 6 shots, but failed to point in the Colts 3-2 road win over the Steelheads. Barrie jumped to the 2-0 lead before Jason Willms (undrafted) netted the game winner with 2:35 remaining in the game after Mississauga rallied to knot the score.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ London Knights 4 (OT)

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 1/6 FO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 10-2-12, -13, 6 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

The Petes thrice tied the game, including a goal by Matthew Timms (undrafted) with just six seconds left in regulation. But Evan Bouchard (undrafted) scored the game winner for the Knights just 50 seconds into overtime.

Erie Otters 4 @ Sarnia Sting 7

W Taylor Raddysh, ER: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 0/1 FO
Season Totals: 29 GP, 15-27-42, +10, 16 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

Raddysh capped a 3-2 1st period for the Otters, scoring his 15th of the season, but the 2nd and 3rd would belong to the Sting. Sarnia would pour on a 5-1 scoring run in front of 2700+ at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. The Sting was paced by a three point performance by OHL points and assist leader Jordan Kyrou (STL, 2016 2nd round pick) and two goals from Adam Ruzicka (CGY, 2017 4th round pick). Raddysh’s 27 assists are good for 5th in the OHL.

Western Hockey League

Kelowna Rockets 7 @ Regina Pats 5

D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-1-1, +2, 5 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 29 GP, 6-21-27, +13, 27 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

Cal Foote assisted on a Dillon Dube shorthanded goal in the 2nd period that would be the 5-4 go ahead goal for the Rockets. Kelowna would go on to a 7-5 win behind two goals from both Leif Mattson (undrafted) and Nolan Foote (2019 draft eligible). The 3rd period would turn ugly starting at 17:27 with fighting majors to Cal Foote and Braydon Buziak (undrafted). 52 minutes in penalties would be handed out to both teams in the closing two-and-half minutes of the game..

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Red Deer Rebels 0

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 13/29 FO, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 19 GP, 12-18-30, +12, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 30 GP, 6-8-14, +23, 34 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Howden (pictured) returned to action for the Warriors after missing several games, as Moose Jaw blanked Red Deer 3-0. Howden opened the scoring with his 12th of the season, a power play marker that would be the eventual game winner. He also assisted on a Tanner Jeannot tally 14 seconds before the end of the 2nd. Howden fired off a game-high 6 shots en route to 2nd Star honors.

World Junior A Challenge U19

Canada East 0 @ USA 7 (Pre-tournament exhibition)

D Nick Perbix , USA: No boxscore available
Tournament Totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals (USHL): 17 GP, 0-7-7, +11, 10 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
Committed to: St. Cloud State University

C Cole Guttman, USA: No boxscore available
Tournament Totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals (USHL): 16 GP, 6-5-11, E, 21 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
Committed to: University of Denver

Jack Dugan (VGK, 2017 5th round pick, Providence commit) paced the USA Under-19 team with two goals in a pre-tournament exhibition against the Canada East Under-19 team. The Americans blanked Canada’s East team while putting up a touchdown on the scoreboard. Ryan Bischel (undrafted, Clarkson commit) and Jake Kucharski (2018 draft eligible, Providence commit) split the netminding duties and combined for the 20-save shutout. Team USA kicks off their tournament Monday afternoon, December 11 at the tournament site in Truro, Nova Scotia against the Czech Republic U19 team.

Juniors Game Night: 12-7-17

Ontario Hockey League

Sudbury Wolves 4 @ Peterborough Petes 5 (OT)

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 5/7 FO, *First Star*
Season Totals: 24 GP, 10-2-12, -13, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

The Petes returned from what seemed like a mini-break and Christopher Paquette was a man possessed for Peterborough as they rallied from a 4-2 2nd intermission deficit to claim the 5-4 overtime win against the Wolves. Paquette broke a really long pointless streak when he opened the scoring with a power play marker a little over seven minutes in the contest. He then scored his 10th goal of the season midway in the 3rd to knot the game at 4-4 before Jonathan Ang (FLA, 2016 4th round pick) potted a power play goal in OT for the Petes win. Paquette paced all players with 7 shots on goal en route to First Star honors.

Erie Otters 3 @ Windsor Spitfires 4

W Taylor Raddysh, ER: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 1/1 FO
Season Totals: 28 GP, 14-27-41, +11, 16 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

Raddysh celebrated being named to Team Canada’s WJC camp by scoring a goal and an assist in the Otters road loss to the Spitfires. Erie got out to a 3-0 advantage by the 2nd period as Raddysh garnered the primary assist on the opening goal by Kyle Maksimovich (undrafted) and then scored Erie’s second marker just 34 seconds into the middle frame. Raddysh notched a game-high 6 shots, but the Otters couldn’t hold off the Spitfire rally as Windsor reeled off four unanswered goals in the last half of the game.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 4 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 3 (OT)

C Brett Howden, MJ: Did Not Play
Season Totals: 18 GP, 11-17-28, +11, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 29 GP, 6-8-14, +23, 32 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Howden remained out of the lineup for the Warriors, but Moose Jaw won a tough road contest in Edmonton against the Oil Kings in overtime. The Warriors were paced by Jayden Halbgewachs (undrafted), who scored his 28th and 29th goals of the season, including the OT game-winner just 26 seconds into the extra session.

Juniors Game Night: 12-6-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 3 (SO)

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 14/19 FO
Season Totals: 22 GP, 11-19-30, +24, 14 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

After the Cataractes got out to a two-goal lead, Sompii helped trigger the Halifax rally assisting on a shorthanded goal by Filip Zadina (2018 draft eligible). About 90 seconds later, Islander 6th round pick Arnaud Durandeau knotted the game at deuces. Zadina, a consensus Top 10 projected pick in the 2018 NHL draft, was named to Team Canada’s World Juniors camp earlier in the day. However, neither Zadina nor Somppi could solve Shawinigan netminder Mikhail Denisov in the shootout before Jan Drozg (PIT, 2017 5th round pick) potted the shootout game-winner for the Cataractes. Somppi was once again lights out in the faceoff circle, winning 74% of his draws.

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 28 GP, 24-18-42, +28, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

Katchouk celebrated being named to Team Canada’s WJC camp by scoring a shorthanded goal for the Greyhounds as they doubled up the Sting. Sault Ste. Marie was paced by Morgan Frost (PHI, 2017 1st round pick) and Tim Gettinger (NYR, 2016 5th round pick).

Juniors Game Night: 12-5-17

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 1 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 4

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 29 GP, 7-14-21, -14, 26 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

The Thunderbirds got goals from four different players and Seattle netminder Matt Berlin stopped 26 Saskatoon shots.

Medicine Hat Tigers 4 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 5

C Brett Howden, MJ: Did Not Play
Season Totals: 18 GP, 11-17-28, +11, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: Did Not Play
Season Totals: 27 GP, 6-8-14, +23, 32 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Neither Howden nor Sosunov was in the lineup for Warriors as Moose Jaw squeaked out 5-4 victory. The Warriors took a 3-0 lead into the 2nd intermission, but the two teams combined for six third period goals, including the game winner by Brayden Burke (undrafted) with 24 seconds remaining.

Juniors Game Night: 12-3-17

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 @ Ottawa 67’s 0

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 23-18-41, +27, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

Boris Katchouk returned to action after missing the Kingston game and scored the Greyhounds fourth goal. Sault Ste. Marie netminder Tyler Johnson (undrafted) stopped all 32 Ottawa shots, blanking the 67’s 4-0.

Barrie Colts 2 @ Kingston Frontenacs 6

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 1/7 FO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 9-14-23, +4, 6 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Finnish blueliner Eemeli Rasanen (TOR, 2017 2nd round pick) paced the Frontenacs with three assists as Kingston handed the Central Division leading Colts a 6-2 loss. Lipanov failed to point and is a combined 3/17 in faceoffs over the two game Barrie losing streak.

Kitchener Rangers 3 @ Erie Otters 2 (OT)

W Taylor Raddysh, ER: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 8 SOG, 1/3 FO
Season Totals: 27 GP, 13-26-39, +10, 16 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

Raddysh spit out a game-high 8 shots, but only managed the one assist on the opening goal of the game. The Otters scored twice in 37 seconds in the 1st period, but it was all Rangers after that. Kitchener winger Adam Liska (2018 draft eligible) sparked the Ranger rally with a goal and an assist.

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Portland Winterhawks 0

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 7-14-21, -13, 26 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

Sixteen year old rookie Saskatoon goalie Nolan Maier stopped 48 Winterhawks shots for the 4-0 shutout of Portland.

Juniors Game Night: 12-2-17

Catching up on Friday and Saturday night's games...

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League[/i

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 6 (Friday)

[i]C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 10/17 FO
Season Totals: 20 GP, 10-18-28, +22, 14 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

The Mooseheads jumped out to a 4-0 lead before the game’s midpoint and cruised to the 6-2 win over the Huskies. Somppi notched two assists, including the primary on what would be Filip Zadina’s game winner. Zadina, a consensus Top 10 ranked prospect for the 2018 draft., and Raphael Lavoie (undrafted) both paced the Mooseheads with two goals and three points each. Zadina currently leads the Q in goals and points.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 4 (Saturday)

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 10/16 FO
Season Totals: 21 GP, 11-18-29, +23, 14 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

Once again, the Mooseheads jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the 2nd period and cruised to a 4-2 win over the Foreurs. Somppi scored the opening goal and Halifax netminder Alexis Gravel (2018 draft eligible) stopped 32 Val-d’Or shots for the win. Somppi’s +23 rating leads the Q.

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Kingston Frontenacs 2 (OT) (Friday)

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: Did Not Play
Season Totals: 26 GP, 22-18-40, +26, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

Boris Katchouk was missing from action as the Frontenacs twice knotted the match before Conor Timmins (COL, 2017 2nd round pick) scored the OT power-play game-winner for the Greyhounds.

Barrie Colts 3 @ Ottawa 67’s 4 (Saturday)

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG, 2/10 FO
Season Totals: 24 GP, 9-14-23, +6, 4 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Lipanov assisted on the game’s opening goal, a power play marker by Ben Hawerchuk (undrafted), but the Colts allowed two 3rd period goals by the 67’s.

Erie Otters 4 @ Guelph Storm 5 (OT) (Friday)

W Taylor Raddysh, ER: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0/1 FO
Season Totals: 26 GP, 13-25-38, +11, 16 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

Raddysh assisted on the Owen Headrick (undrafted) power play goal 13 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime for the Otters, but Cedric Ralph (undrafted) netted the OT game-winner for the Storm just 20 seconds in the extra session.

Western Hockey League

Kelowna Rockets 4 @ Spokane Chiefs 2 (Friday)

D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 6-19-25, +9, 22 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

The Rockets were once again propelled by Carsen Twarynski (PHI, 2016 3rd round pick) and Dillon Dube (CGY, 2016 2nd round pick) as Kelowna doubled the Chiefs on the road in Spokane.

Kootenay Ice 2 @ Kelowna Rockets 5 (Saturday)

D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 28 GP, 6-20-26, +11, 22 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

Cal Foote assisted on his brother Nolan Foote’s (2019 draft eligible) power play marker in the 3rd to help seal the Rockets victory over the Ice.

Saskatoon Blades 0 @ Everett Silvertips 3 (Saturday)

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 7-14-21, -15, 26 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

Despite firing off a team-high five shots, Libor Hajek and the rest of his Blades teammates failed to solve Silvertips netminder Carter Hart (PHI, 2016 2nd round pick), and were blanked 3-zip by Everett in front of 5600+ home fans at XFINITY Arena.

Swift Current Broncos 7 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 6 (OT) (Friday)

C Brett Howden, MJ: Did Not Play
Season Totals: 18 GP, 11-17-28, +11, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 6-7-13, +22, 32 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Brett Howden was absent from the action as the Warriors pressed for a three-goal 3rd period to rally to a 6-5 lead, starting with Sosunov’s assist on a Tanner jeannot’s goal just 52 seconds into the period. However, the Broncos had a rally of their own battling back to send the game to OT and eventually steal the win.

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Swift Current Broncos 2 (Saturday)

C Brett Howden, MJ: Did Not Play
Season Totals: 18 GP, 11-17-28, +11, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 6-8-14, +23, 32 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

The Warriors jumped out to 3-0 1st period lead and hung on to split the home-and-home series against Swift Current. Sosunov assisted on what would be the game-winner by Luka Burzan (2018 draft eligible). Brett Howden missed his 2nd straight game for Moose Jaw.

United States Hockey League

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 3 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 4 (OT1) (Friday)

C Cole Guttman, DBQ: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, *First Star*
Season Totals: 16 GP, 6-5-11, E, 21 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
Committed to: University of Denver

Guttman scored the OT game-winner to lead the Fighting Saints in victory over the visiting RoughRiders.

Sioux City Musketeers 2 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 0 (Saturday)

C Cole Guttman, DBQ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 16 GP, 6-5-11, E, 21 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
Committed to: University of Denver

Ben Kraws (Miami University commit) blanked the Fighting Saints, stopping 27 Dubuque shots for the win for the Musketeers.

Sioux Falls Stampede 1 @ Omaha Lancers 4 (Friday)

D Nick Perbix , OMA: 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 16 GP, 0-7-7, +8, 8 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
Committed to: St. Cloud State University

Perbix notched an assist on what would be the game-winner from Christian O’Neill (Princeton commit).

Omaha Lancers 5 @ Des Moines Buccaneers 3 (Saturday)

D Nick Perbix , OMA: 0-0-0, +3, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 17 GP, 0-7-7, +11, 10 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
Committed to: St. Cloud State University

After just one goal scored in the first 40 mins of hockey, the Lancers and Buccaneers combined for seven 3rd period goals. Perbix notched a +3 rating for the 2nd straight game.

Note: Sioux City Musketeer and University of Minnesota commit Sammy Walker has returned to Edina High School (MIN) for the fall/winter season.

Juniors Game Night: 11-30-17

Catching up on Wednesday and Thursday night's games...

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7 @ Peterborough Petes 5

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 26 GP, 22-18-40, +26, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 9/15 FO
Season Totals: 23 GP, 8-2-10, -14, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

The Greyhounds and Petes combined for 12 goals and 82 shots, in a back-and-forth affair separated only by back-to-back Sault Ste. Marie goals in the 2nd period. The Greyhounds were paced by two goals each from both Conor Timmins (COL, 2017 2nd round pick) and Missouri native Ryan Roth (undrafted). Katchouk got the only assist on what would be the game-winning goal by Morgan Frost (PHI, 2017 1st round pick).

Mississauga Steelheads 3 @ Barrie Colts 6

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 6/11 FO
Season Totals: 23 GP, 9-13-22, +7, 2 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Lipanov notched an assist as the Colts doubled the Steelheads. Barrie was paced by a two goal performance by Ben Hawerchuk (undrafted).

Erie Otters 2 @ Niagara Ice Dogs 5

W Taylor Raddysh, ER: 0-2-2, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 25 GP, 13-24-37, +13, 16 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

Raddysh assisted on both Otters goals sandwiched around five straight Ice Dogs scores. Niagara pivot Bradey Johnson (undrafted) paced the Ice Dogs with two goals.

Western Hockey League

Prince George Cougars 3 @ Kelowna Rockets 5 (Wednesday)

D Cal Foote, KEL: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 26 GP, 6-19-25, +9, 22 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

Foote scored the Rockets’ fifth goal and assisted on the first goal, a power play marker just four minutes in to help lead Kelowna to victory over the Cougars. Foote earn Third Star honors behind Carsen Twarynski’s hat trick and Flames prospect Dillon Dube’s three point effort.

Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Spokane Chiefs 6 (Wednesday)

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 26 GP, 7-14-21, -13, 24 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

Hajek assisted on the first goal of the game just 2:27 into the match, but it was all Chiefs after that. Spokane winger Ethan McIndoe (undrafted) scored twice for the Chiefs and Saskatoon pivot Kirby Dach (2019 top prospect eligible) scored both Blades goals.

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