North American Juniors

Juniors Game Night: 12-6-15

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 2

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 13/19 FO
Season totals: 25 GP, 7-15-22, -8, 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli finished a productive weekend with another goal and assist on Sunday, matching Saturday’s totals. He had three points in the first six games since returning from injury, but put up four points this weekend in two games.

Western Hockey League

Prince George Cougars 6 @ Vancouver Giants 5

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 32 GP, 2-9-11, -17, 21 PIM
With Vancouver: 18 GP, 2-6-8, -7, 11 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Thomas had eight points in his first 12 games as a Giant, but is scoreless in his last six.

Juniors Game Night: 12-5-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Charlottetown Islanders 3 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 4

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 26 GP, 3-9-12, E, 36 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM, 6 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 26 GP, 12-12-24, +10, 31 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Mathieu Joseph had two assists against Charlottetown and his brother, defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph, helping the Sea Dogs to a 4-3 win.

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 6 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 26 GP, 22-22-44, +1, 31 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Dennis Yan had his eight-game point streak snapped. He hasn’t finished on the plus side of even in a game since November 14 – a span of seven games.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5 (OT)

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-1-2, -2, 2 PIM, 7 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 24 GP, 6-14-20, -9, 17 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli went 14/27 on faceoffs for the Gens. The next highest amount of faceoffs taken was 16. The Soo tied the game with four seconds remaining in regulation, then won it in overtime with Cirelli in the box serving a tripping penalty. Former Lightning draft pick and two-time player, Drew Bannister, coaches the Greyhounds.

North Bay Battalion 2 @ Saginaw Spirit 5

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 9 GP, 7-4-11, +3, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Stephens has five points in two games since returning this weekend from a broken foot. He was also 11/16 on faceoffs Saturday.

Western Hockey League

Regina Pats 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4 (SO)

C Brayden Point, MJ: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 18-25-43, +9, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point has now missed eight straight games with a shoulder injury. He’s still considered day-to-day.

Vancouver Giants 1 @ Everett Silvertips 3

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 31 GP, 2-9-11, -15, 21 PIM
With Vancouver: 17 GP, 2-6-8, -5, 11 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Vancouver fell in Everett, 3-1. Thomas is scoreless in his last five games.

United States Hockey League

Sioux City Musketeers 4 @ Team USA 7

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-2-2, -2, 4 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 0-17-17, -8, 24 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Team USA swept the visiting Musketeers this weekend, winning Friday night and again Saturday. Kieffer Bellows (2016), son of former Lightning player Brian Bellows (Boston University commit, 2016 draft eligible), had a goal and four assists Saturday. His teammate Clayton Keller (Boston University commit, 2016 draft eligible) had a goal and five helpers.

Juniors Game Night: 12-4-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 3

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 Hit
Season totals: 25 GP, 3-8-11, +1, 36 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM, 1 Hit
Season totals: 25 GP, 12-10-22, +9, 29 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Saint John had a 3-1 lead entering the third period, but gave up three goals to the visiting Wildcats. Conor Garland (Coyotes) and Cameron Askew (NYR) both had two goals for Moncton.

Shawinigan Cataractes 7 @ Quebec Remparts 6 (OT)

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-3-4, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits, *Third Star*
Season totals: 25 GP, 22-22-44, +4, 31 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Dennis Yan had four points, including the overtime-winner, as Shawinigan won an old fashioned QMJHL barnburner, 7-6.

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 1 @ London Knights 6

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: Did not play (suspended)
Season totals: 24 GP, 11-14-25, +15, 40 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto is serving a 5-game suspension for “bullying actions.”

Peterborough Petes 4 @ Kingston Frontenacs 3 (OT)

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-10-12, +19, 28 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 3-10-13, +5, 27 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Peterborough responded to a 6-2 home loss Thursday vs the Fronts with an overtime win on Friday. Dominik Masin had three assists in a game for the second time this season and now has a 3-game point streak. Masin, who was named to the Czech Republic World Juniors Evaluation Camp roster this week, didn’t start hitting his offensive stride last year until January.

Saginaw Spirit 4 @ Flint Firebirds 3 (SO)

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 6-2-8, +2, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Mitchell Stephens (pictured) played his first game since October 16 when he broke his foot and scored once and added an assist in a shootout win in Flint. Stephens, who was named to Team Canada’s World Junior Evaluation Camp roster, had his shootout attempt saved.

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 6

C Brayden Point, MJ: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 18-25-43, +9, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point was expected to return from a shoulder injury this weekend, but he was scratched Friday night. He told TSN he saw doctors and physiotherapists in Calgary and “should be ready to go.” Point was named to Canada’s World Junior Evaluation Camp roster this week.

Kootenay Ice 0 @ Vancouver Giants 4

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 2-9-11, -14, 21 PIM
With Vancouver: 16 GP, 2-6-8, -4, 11 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Ryan Kubic (2016) made 25 saves for his third shutout of the season. At “just” 5-11, Kubic probably isn’t an option for the Lightning down the road.

United States Hockey League

Dubuque Fighting Saints 3 @ Omaha Lancers 2

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Loss, 40 saves on 43 shots
Season totals: 12 GP, 8-3-1, 2.26 GAA, .928 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Oldham made 40 saves, but took the loss for Omaha Friday. It was Oldham’s first loss since November 13. The Lancers were outshot 43-15 Friday.

Sioux City Musketeers 2 @ Team USA 5

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-1-1, -3, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 0-15-15, -6, 20 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Team USA got two goals from Boston College commit Zach Walker (2016) and one from Boston University pledge Kieffer Bellows (2016), son of former Lightning forward Brian Bellows, to beat Sioux City, 5-2. Tampa Bay prospect and Minnesota commit Ryan Zuhlsdorf has three assists in his last four games.

Juniors Game Night: 12-4-15

Ontario Hockey League

Flint Firebirds 4 @ Windsor Spitfires 3 (OT)

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: Did not play (suspended)
Season totals: 24 GP, 11-14-25, +15, 40 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto is serving a 5-game suspension for “bullying actions.”

Kingston Frontenacs 6 @ Peterborough Petes 2

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 2-7-9, +18, 28 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 3-10-13, +5, 27 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Peterborough had their six-game win streak snapped with a 6-2 home loss Thursday. Dominik Masin had the primary assist on a third period power play goal that cut Kingston’s lead to 4-2, but the Fronts added two goals 22 seconds apart with less than two minutes remaining in regulation. Panthers first rounder Lawson Crouse had two assists and was second star for Kingston.

Bolt Prospect of the Week

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

The Bolt Prospect(s) of the Week for the week ending November 30 is … Matt Spencer, D, Peterborough Petes (OHL).

Second round picks are often prized trade pieces in the NHL, especially at the deadline. Teams feel they receive good value and the dealing clubs aren’t parting with first rounders. The Lightning have two second rounders in 2016, and if they keep them, don’t be surprised if at least one is spent on a defenseman.

Juniors Game Night: 12-2-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Acadie-Bathurst Titan @ Saint John Sea Dogs (Postponed)

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: --------
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-8-11, +1, 34 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: ------------
Season totals: 24 GP, 11-10-21, +7, 27 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Wednesday’s game was postponed because Titan defenseman Nicolas Dumulong was involved in a car accident.

Rimouski Oceanic 4 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 3

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 24 GP, 21-19-40, +5, 31 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan scored his 21st goal of the season, but Shawinigan gave up leads of 2-0 and 3-2 in a 4-3 home loss to Rimouski.

Western Hockey League

Medicine Hat Tigers 0 @ Vancouver Giants 6

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-9-11, -15, 19 PIM
With Vancouver: 15 GP, 2-6-8, -5, 9 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Cliff Ronning’s son, Ty (2016 draft), had a natural hat trick for the Giants, who toppled the visiting Tigers, 6-0. Ryan Kubic (2016) had 33 saves for the shut out.

Juniors Game Night: 11-28-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Moncton Wildcats 5 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 23 GP, 20-19-39, +7, 31 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan hit the 20-goal mark Saturday, but Shawinigan was handled at home, 5-2. Yan’s penalty was for a check to the head.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 1 @ Peterborough Petes 5

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 5-13-18, -7, 15 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 2-6-8, +21, 28 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 3-10-13, +7, 27 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Peterborough completed the home-and-home sweep of Oshawa with a big win Saturday. Cirelli was 5/16 in the faceoff dot after going 23/29 Friday.

Note: Saginaw’s Mitchell Stephens suffered a broken foot and is out indefinitely.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors @ Seattle Thunderbirds

C Brayden Point, MJ: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 18-25-43, +9, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point missed his sixth straight game for Moose Jaw. As a correction to previous updates, he did not make the trip out west. An earlier online report said he was to make the trip.

Vancouver Giants 2 @ Portland Winterhawks 0

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-9-11, -17, 19 PIM
With Vancouver: 14 GP, 2-6-8, -7, 9 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Vancouver got 34 saves from Ryan Kubic (2016) to shut out Portland in Oregon, 2-0.

United States Hockey League

Fargo Force 2 @ Omaha Lancers 6

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Win, 22 saves on 24 shots
Season totals: 11 GP, 8-2-1, 2.19 GAA, .927 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Oldham stopped all but one in the second and one in the third, earning his eighth win of the season.

Sioux City Musketeers 1 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 2

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 0-14-14, -3, 20 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

The Stampede scored with exactly three minutes left in regulation to break a 1-1 tie.

Juniors Game Night: 11-27-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Sherbrooke Phoenix 2 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 6

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 5 Hit, *Third Star*
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-8-11, +1, 34 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 9 SOG, 3 Hits, *First Star*
Season totals: 24 GP, 11-10-21, +7, 27 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Lightning prospects were first and third stars for Saint John Friday, with Joseph (pictured) taking first star and Boko Imama skating out as third star. Both of Joseph’s points came in the third period when the Sea Dogs put the game out of reach.

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 4 (OT)

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 4 Hits
Season totals: 22 GP, 19-19-38, +7, 29 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan had two first period assists, helping the Cataractes to a 4-3 home win over Cedric Paquette and Daniel Walcott’s former team.

Ontario Hockey League

Saginaw Spirit 1 @ Windsor Spitfires 5

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: Did not play (suspended)
Season totals: 24 GP, 11-14-25, +15, 40 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto served the first game of his 5-game suspension for bullying actions last game. He instigated a fight late in the third period. This is the second suspension he’s received for “bullying actions.” The first was late last season. He was also suspended in January last year for 8 games after delivering a check to the head of a defenseless player.

Peterborough Petes 4 @ Oshawa Generals 2

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 2-5-7, +22, 26 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 3-10-13, +7, 27 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 5-13-18, -6, 15 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Eric Cornel (Sabres) had a natural hat trick for Peterborough, extending their streak with at least a point to eight games. Lightning prospect Matt Spencer now has points in four of his last five and six of his last eight games. He has eight points in those six games, so almost half of his season total. Cirelli went 23/29 on faceoffs as the Gens top center Friday.

Note: Saginaw’s Mitchell Stephens suffered a broken foot and is out indefinitely.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 0 @ Everett Silvertips 5

C Brayden Point, MJ: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 18-25-43, +9, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point has now missed five games.

Vancouver Giants 3 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 5

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -1, 7 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 2-8-10, -19, 17 PIM
With Vancouver: 10 GP, 2-4-6, -4, 9 PIM
With Calgary: 13 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Thomas got in his first fight of the season, vs Keegan Kolesar. Both players are listed at 6’2, but Kolesar has a 30-40 pound weight advantage. No votes from hockeyfights.com on who won the bout.

United States Hockey League

Sioux Falls Stampede 0 @ Omaha Lancers 1 (Wednesday)

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Did not play
Season totals: 10 GP, 7-2-1, 2.21 GAA, .928 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Omaha goaltender Zackarias Skog stopped all 25 shots he faces for the shutout win Wednesday.

Sioux City Musketeers 4 @ Des Moines Buccaneeers 1 (Wednesday)

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 0-14-14, -4, 20 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Zuhlsdorf added to his assist total for the season, upping it to 14 in 18 games. He is second in the league in points among defensemen.

Juniors Game Night: 11-26-15

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 1 @ Peterborough Petes 3

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 2-5-7, +21, 24 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 3-9-12, +5, 27 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Peterborough has now earned at least a point in six straight games after beating visiting Sarnia Thursday. The Petes are 12-9-2-2 and two points behind Kingston for the division lead. Dominik Masin is now alone in third in the OHL in plus/minus.

Juniors Game Night: 11-22-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 3 @ Rimouski Oceanic 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 21 GP, 19-17-36, +7, 27 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan has at least a point in 17 of his last 18 games. He has now gone two games without a goal, which is his longest goal-less streak of the season.

Ontario Hockey League

Ottawa 67’s 6 @ Oshawa Generals 2

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 5-11-16, -7, 15 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli notched an assist Sunday, but Travis Konecny (Flyers) had five for Ottawa, leading the 67’s to a 6-2 win. Dante Salituro (undrafted) had a hat trick for Ottawa.

Niagara IceDogs 3 @ Windsor Spitfires 0

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 9 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 11-14-25, +15, 40 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Vince Dunn (Blues) had two goals and former Spitfire Josh Ho-Sang (NYI) had an assist as Niagara beat Windsor, 3-0.

Note: Saginaw’s Mitchell Stephens suffered a broken foot and is out indefinitely.

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