North American Juniors

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/13/10

World Junior A Challenge

Canada West 1 vs. USA 5
C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, 0 PIM
C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 5-0-5, 0 PIM

Jimmy Mullin scored his tournament-leading fifth goal on a penalty shot in the third period to help lead USA into the gold medal game vs. Canada East. Brendan O’Donnell did not find the scoresheet for Canada West, who will play Switzerland for the bronze. This will be the first time in the AJAC’s 5-year history Canada West won’t play for gold. USA is seeking its third-straight gold medal.

QMJHL

Montreal Juniors 1@ Gatineau Olympiques 2
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (high sticking), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 12 GP, 0-6-6, +4, 2 PIM
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 20 GP, 2-5-7, +4, 12 PIM

Janosik set up the game’s opening goal, leading the Olympiques to close win over fellow prospect Charles Landry and Montreal.

OHL

Sarnia Sting 3 @ Belleville Bulls 2 (SO)
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 12-11-23, +1, 20 PIM

Panik scored for the first time in 8 games, but was one of four Bulls who couldn’t convert their shootout attempt and Belleville fell to Sarnia at home.

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Still no word on a potential injury to Schemitsch.

WHL

Regina Pats 4 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 6
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 11-7-18, -8, 34 PIM

Ashton extended his goal scoring streak to 4 games, and the Pats again scored 4 goals, but the defense let them down in a loss to the Tigers.

Prince George Cougars 3 @ Vancouver Giants 2 (SO)
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 15-10-25, -7, 6 PIM

Connolly didn’t score, but was on the plus-side of even for the first time in 8 games. He converted his shootout attempt as the Cougars stole a victory in Vancouver. Connolly has 3 points in his last 7 games, but is still over a point-per-game pace.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/12/10

OHL

Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Kingston Frontenacs 5
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 19 GP, 0-2-2, -8, 40 PIM

Panthers first rounder Erik Gudbranson was scoreless in the game for Kingston. Since returning to juniors, Gudbranson has 1 goal and 7 assists in 15 games, along with a minus-7 rating and 32 penalty minutes.

Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Guelph Storm 3 (OT)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Avalanche first rounder Joey Hishon had 3 assists for the Attack. No word yet on why Schemitsch didn't play.

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Oshawa Generals 1 (OT)
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (interference)
Season totals: 20 GP, 11-11-22, +1, 20 PIM
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-3-1-1, 3.48 GAA, .880 sv%, 1 SO

In the “bad news” department: Zador appears to have definitely lost his starter’s job and Panik hasn’t scored in 8 games (and 1 in his last 10). Kevin Bailie, who started the year as Zador’s backup, earned Second Star in the loss for the Gens.

WHL

Seattle Thunderbirds 5 @ Regina Pats 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 19 GP, 10-7-17, -8, 34 PIM

The Pats had a 4-2 lead entering the third period, but exited with yet another loss. Seattle scored the game’s final four goals. On the plus side, Ashton is creeping toward point-per-game status and extended his goal scoring streak to 3 games (4 goals in that time).

Prince George Cougars 1 @ Kelowna Rockets 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 15-10-25, -8, 6 PIM

Connolly was minus-3 for the second straight game. He hasn’t been on the plus-side of even in 8 games, and is -12 over that time.

Portland Winterhawks 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 4
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 7 PIM (fighting, roughing)
Season totals: 20 GP, 1-5-6, +6, 39 PIM

Saskatoon came out flying, outshooting the WHL’s No.1 team 20-5 in the first period. Zahn fought Nino Niedereiter and Oliver Gabriel on the same sequence, but was only charged for the Gabriel fight. </embed>

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/11/10

World Junior A Challenge

Canada West 3 vs. Sweden 2
C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, 0 PIM

Canada West is through to the semifinals after getting the winning goal early in the third period to defeat Sweden. O’Donnell had the primary assist on West’s second goal, scored on the power play. West will now face top-seeded USA and Lightning prospect Jimmy Mullin. Switzerland will play Canada East in the other semifinal.

QMJHL

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 @ Montreal Juniors 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 10 GP, 0-6-6, +5, 0 PIM

Montreal had a 4-1 lead early in the third period and coasted to a Thursday night win.

OHL

Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Peterborough Petes 2 (OT)
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 17 GP, 0-2-2, -8, 38 PIM

Beukeboom’s two game point streak came to an end. The Lightning 2010 second rounder was on the ice for both Petes goals. Beukeboom will play for Team OHL in the Canada-Russia Subway Super Series’ fourth game. In Game 3, OHL defeated Russia 4-0 last night. Russia beat the Q twice before moving to the OHL portion of their schedule.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/10/10

World Junior A Challenge

Sweden 1 vs. USA 5
C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 4-0-4, 0 PIM

Mullin scored his tournament-leading fourth goal early in the first period, and the Americans scored three more in the second before Sweden found the scoresheet as USA easily disposed of the Swedes 5-1 in Penticton, B.C. USA is looking for its third-straight gold medal. They stand alone at the top of the standings with six points after two games and along with Switzerland will get a bye to the semifinals.

Canada West 4 vs. Russia 2
C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, 0 PIM

Canada West had a 2-0 lead midway through the game, but that quickly vanished by the end of the second period. Tied at 2 entering the third, Canada scored twice in the final frame to take the win. They will play Sweden on Thursday in the quarterfinals.

OHL

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Belleville Bulls 0
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 7-3-1-1, 3.48 GAA, .880 sv%, 1 SO
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 19 GP, 11-11-22, +1, 25 PIM

Belleville only managed 16 shots against Zador’s (former?) backup Kevin Bailie, who was getting his second straight start. The Bulls have been searching for offense as a whole all season.

WHL

Portland Winterhawks 5 @ Regina Pats 4 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 8-7-15, -8, 34 PIM

This was a good showing for the Pats against the league’s top team. Portland needed a late goal to force overtime. Blue Jackets first round pick Ryan Johansen had a goal for Portland, his eighth of the year, and Islanders first rounder Nino Niederreiter went without a point against Regina. After a slow start, Ashton has 12 points in his last 10 games, including goals in his last two.

Killorn's Heroics Lead Harvard to Win

On Saturday night, Lightning prospect Alex Killorn scored the game's only goal with 8.2 seconds left to lift Harvard to their first win of the year over RPI. The video of the goal has found its way to YouTube. Enjoy.

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North American Juniors Game Night: 11/9/10

WHL

Seattle Thunderbirds 5 @ Saskatoon Blades 4 (SO)
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-5-6, +7, 32 PIM

Saskatoon allowed 2 third period goals, enabling Seattle to tie the game. The Thunderbirds then scored once in the shootout for the win. With his assist Tuesday, Zahn extended his point streak to a career-long 4 games. While that may be ho-hum for some, considering Zahn only had 3 points (all assists) all of last season, it’s a major achievement. His career high for points is 19, set in 2007-2008 with the Blades in 69 games. He was drafted by the Blackhawks in the fifth round after that season.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/8/10

World Junior A Challenge

Canada East 1 vs. USA 6
C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 3-0-3, 0 PIM

USA opened defense of their 2009 Gold medal with a convincing 6-1 win over Canada East. Lightning prospect Jimmy Mullin led the way for the Americans with a hat trick. He was originally credited with an assist on USA’s first goal, but it was later changed to his goal. The Fargo Force (USHL) forward followed that up with USA’s second goal, giving the Americans a 2-1 lead in the second period. He completed the hat trick in Penticton, B.C., with the USA’s final goal mid-way through the third period. (Hockey Canada photo)

Canada West 4 vs. Switzerland 5 (OT)
C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-1-1, 0 PIM

Canada West found themselves down 3-0 going into the third period of their WJAC opener before mounting a furious comeback to send the game to overtime. Lighting prospect Brendan O’Donnell, playing on his home ice in Penticton, earned the primary assist on West’s game tying goal with just over 6 minutes to go in the game. The Swiss won on an overtime goal scored on the power play. West had taken a delay of game penalty in the closing seconds of the third period.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/7/10

QMJHL

Baie-Comeau Drakkar 3 @ Montreal Juniors 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 9 GP, 0-6-6, +5, 0 PIM

Landry continues to pile up assists since his return from injury. The Drakkar have lost their last 21 games (0-16-2-3). They’ve won once this season.

OHL

Plymouth Whalers 6 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (closing hand on puck)
Season Totals: 16 GP, 0-2-2, -6, 38 PIM

After going his first 14 games without a point, Beukeboom has assists in his last two contests.

WHL

Brandon Wheat Kings 1 @ Regina Pats 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM (hooking), *Second Star*
Season totals: 17 GP, 7-7-14, -6, 34 PIM

A big win for Regina, who is now two points away from escaping the East Division cellar.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/6/10

World Junior A Challenge
Canada West 3 vs. USA 5 (Exhibition)
C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-1-1, 2 PIM (tripping)
C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 1-1-2, 0 PIM

Canada West jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead, but Mullin (pictured) started the USA comeback with a second period goal and the Americans scored 4 of the game’s next 5 goals after that for the exhibition win.

QMJHL

Baie-Comeau Drakkar 0 @ Gatineau Olympiques 1 (OT)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 19 GP, 2-4-6, +5, 12 PIM

The Olympiques needed overtime to beat the league’s worst team.

Montreal Juniors 3 @ Quebec Remparts 2
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 8 GP, 0-5-5, +5, 0 PIM

Montreal completed the home-and-home sweep of top-ranked Quebec with a 3-2 win Saturday. The #GuyBoucherKarma continues on Patrick Roy.

OHL

Kingston Frontenacs 3 @ Belleville Bulls 2 (SO)
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM (goaltender interference x2)
Season totals: 18 GP, 11-11-22, +1, 25 PIM

Panik earned a point, but failed to convert his shootout attempt.

Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Erie Otters 2
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

The Attack got revenge on Erie for a Friday loss.

Mississauga St. Michaels Majors 4 @ Oshawa Generals 1
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 7-3-1-1, 3.48 GAA, .880 sv%, 1 SO

Zador watched Saturday after getting pulled early Friday.

WHL

Regina Pats 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 5
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 16 GP, 6-6-12, -7, 32 PIM

Ashton had at least a point in 4 of his last 5 games entering the Moose Jaw game.

Edmonton Oil Kings 7 @ Prince George Cougars 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 19 GP, 15-10-25, -5, 6 PIM

The Cougars suffered a bad home loss a day after beating the Oil Kings.

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Swift Current Broncos 3 (OT)
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM (cross checking, tripping)
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-2-3, +7, 28 PIM

Zahn is becoming a point machine by his statistical standards.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/5/10

World Junior A Challenge

Canada West 2 vs. Canada East 7 (Exhibition)
C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-0-0, 0 PIM

Canada East scored 5 times in the second period to take a 5-0 lead. West cut it to 5-2 early in the third, but couldn’t come back any further. O’Donnell wasn’t listed on the scoresheet.

USHL

Fargo Force 3 @ Tri-City Storm 4
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: Did not play.
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 10 PIM

Mullin is currently with Team USA for the World Junior A Challenge.

QMJHL

Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (cross checking), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 18 GP, 2-4-6, +5, 12 PIM

Janosik earned his sixth point of the year with a primary power play assist. He had 35 points in 63 games last season.

Quebec Remparts 4 @ Montreal Juniors 5 (SO)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 7 GP, 0-4-4, +5, 0 PIM

Montreal scored twice in the late third to send the game to an extra session, then defeated the CHL’s top ranked team in a shootout. Patrick Roy and Quebec are 15-2-0-2 on the year. They're 0-1-0-1 this week - the same week Roy blamed Lightning coach Guy Boucher for the lack of offense in the QMJHL. #GuyBoucherKarma

OHL

Oshawa Generals 3 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 7
G Michael Zador, OSH: No decision, 6 saves on 9 shots
Season Totals: 7-3-1-1, 3.48 GAA, .880 sv%, 1 SO
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 0-1-1, -5, 36 PIM

Beukeboom (pictured) finally earned his first point of the year, although it was part of a poor performance by his fellow Lightning prospect Michael Zador. Zador was pulled in the first period.

Belleville Bulls 0 @ Kitchener Rangers 8
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -5, 0 PIM
Season totals: 17 GP, 11-10-21, E, 21 PIM

A snowman in Kitchener. Panik was a team-worst minus-5. The next worst was minus-3. Possible 2011 Lightning draft target right-handed defenseman Ryan Murphy just had an assist in the game. He has 10 goals and 28 points in 16 games so far this year for the Rangers and is now playing himself into the top of the first round it seems (and too high for the Lightning?).

Owen Sound Attack 0 @ Erie Otters 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 17 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Schemitsch had 4 points in his last 2 games coming into the Erie game.

WHL

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Regina Pats 1
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 6-6-12, -7, 32 PIM

Ashton has at least a point in 4 of his last 5 games.

Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Prince George Cougars 6
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 15-10-25, -2, 6 PIM

Connolly had gone his last 5 games without registering multiple points. This was his sixth multi-point game of the year.

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