North American Juniors

NA Juniors Game Night: 1-30-2014

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Quebec Remparts 8

C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit, 7/13 FO
Season totals: 29 GP, 18-47-65, +26, 34 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

C/W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 39 GP, 19-35-54, E, 57 PIM
2012-2013 Season: 68 GP, 28-44-72, +11, 67 PIM

The first QMJHL game between rivals Quebec and Halifax since Erne’s concussion-inducing hit on Drouin in December was a doozy. Quebec exploded for six goals in the second period and cruised to an 8-2 win. Both of Erne’s assists were on the power play, and though Drouin officially has two more penalty minutes added to his season total, he was in the box for two 10-minute unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. His first was for something he said to the refs, the second followed a slashing call and the assumption is it was for the same thing.

As for Erne, the Mooseheads got some payback for the December hit when Luca Ciampini cross-checked him to the ice after a play, and Andrew Ryan hit him when he was on the ice. Ciampini was ejected, Ryan got a roughing call. The Remparts out PP-chanced the Mooseheads 17-3 and had several 5-on-3 advantages.

Meanwhile, Rangers prospect Anthony Duclair had seven points (2+5) in the game for Quebec. Ducks pick Nick Sorensen had a hat trick and five points.

Ontario Hockey League

London Knights 9 @ North Bay Battalion 4

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 35 GP, 3-15-18, +3, 42 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

London put nine on the scoreboard Thursday in North Bay, beating the Battalion, 9-4. Former Lightning camper Brett Welychka had a goal and an assist for London. He has 16-25-41 in 48 games this year. As for Blujus, he extended his point streak to three games, which is a season long.

Sudbury Wolves 7 @ Barrie Colts 5

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 9-18-27, +19, 87 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

Barrie had a 2-0 lead in this one before the game slipped away.

Kingston Frontenacs 0 @ Windsor Spitfires 4

W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 36 GP, 14-34-48, +12, 31 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 46 GP, 12-28-40, +38, 30 PIM
2012-13 totals: 42 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

In the “other” Lightning prospect match-up, Koekkoek’s Spitfires got the best of Ikonen’s Frontenacs, 4-0. With his plus-3 night, Koekkoek is back on top of the OHL plus/minus leaders at plus-38. The big news out of this game was 2014 top prospect Sam Bennett of Kingston had his league-best 25-game point streak snapped. He had 46 points in those 25 games.

Prospect of the Week: January 27, 2014

We continue our Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their recent contributions on and off the ice.

The Prospect of the Week for January 27, 2014 is … Dylan Blujus, D, North Bay Battalion (OHL – Canada).

Long ago the great philosopher Hugh Anthony Cregg III stated, “If this is it, please let me know.”

Perhaps you remember him by his stage name, Huey Lewis. We aren’t sure if he was ever informed if “it” was indeed love or not, but we’re going to borrow his inquisitive statement for this week’s Prospect of the Week, Dylan Blujus.

NA Juniors Game Night: 1-26-2014

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Quebec Remparts 3 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 0

C/W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-0-0, +1, 6 PIM, 4 SOG, 3 Hits, *Second Star*
Season totals: 38 GP, 19-33-52, +1, 57 PIM
2012-2013 Season: 68 GP, 28-44-72, +11, 67 PIM

Erne was Second Star despite not hitting the scoresheet.

Ontario Hockey League

Peterborough Petes 1 @ North Bay Battalion 3

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-1-1, +3, 2 PIM
Season totals: 34 GP, 3-14-17, +3, 42 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

Blujus is now plus-17 over his last eight games – a remarkable run. He’s also averaging a point per game over that time. Has he finally turned the corner?

Barrie Colts 2 @ Sudbury Wolves 4

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 43 GP, 9-17-26, +17, 87 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

Sudbury scored three times in the third period to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 win. The Wolves extended their lead over Barrie in the Central Division to nine points. North Bay is just behind Sudbury at 54 points, three ahead of Barrie.

Belleville Bulls 1 @ Kingston Frontenacs 6

W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 35 GP, 14-34-48, +14, 31 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

Kingston scored six times in the second period and coasted to a 6-1 victory.

Windsor Spitfires 8 @ Sarnia Sting 7 (SO)

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 1-2-3, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 12-28-40, +35, 30 PIM
2012-13 totals: 42 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

Koekkoek (pictured) had a goal and two assists to reach 40 points for the first time in his career. Josh Ho-Sang (2014) had a hat trick and the shootout winner for the Spits. MyNHLDraft.com had the Lightning taking him on the site’s mock draft last week.

NA Juniors Game Night: 1-25-2014

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 4

C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 0 Hits, 11/19 FO
Season totals: 28 GP, 18-47-65, +27, 32 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

Drouin had just a secondary assist, but his Mooseheads still won by two. Halifax has won seven in a row and remain one point up on the Drakkar for first overall in the league.

Quebec Remparts 8 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 5

C/W Adam Erne, QUE: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, 6 Hits, 2/5 FO
Season totals: 37 GP, 19-33-52, E, 51 PIM
2012-2013 Season: 68 GP, 28-44-72, +11, 67 PIM

Quebec was outshot 53-28, yet won 8-5. Erne was one of seven goal scorers for the Remparts.

Note: Barrie (Dotchin) vs North Bay (Blujus) was postponed in the OHL due to weather.

NA Juniors Game Night: 1-24-2014

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Chicoutimi Sagueneens 1 @ Halifax Mooseheads 4

C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-3-3, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits, 12/25 FO
Season totals: 28 GP, 18-47-65, +27, 32 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

Drouin added three more assists to his season point total, giving him 15 points in his last five games.

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 5 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 11-26-37, +35, 30 PIM
2012-13 totals: 42 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

Windsor scored a huge road win over a powerful Greyhounds squad, 5-2.

Syndicate content