North American Juniors

CHL Game Night: 2-15-10

OHL

Sudbury Wolves 2 @ Sarnia Sting 6
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 39 GP, 7-12-19, -2, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 18 GP, 4-5-9, -7, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sudbury has lost their last five and has fallen into a three-way tie for seventh place in the Eastern Conference with Oshawa and Niagara (all with 56 games played). The three of them are eight points ahead of Belleville. Sarnia scored five times in the third period to beat the Wolves Monday night.

Brampton Battalion 3 @ Oshawa Generals 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 40 GP, 13-21-2-1, 3.73 GAA, .893 sv%, 2 SO

The Gens have now lost eight in a row.

WHL

Vancouver Giants 8 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 3
C/W James Wright, VAN: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 9 GP, 4-7-11, +4, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

Vancouver scored four times in the third period to break open a close game with Seattle. The Giants, who are 1-0 on their 10-game Olympic road trip, chased potential 2010 first rounder Calvin Pickard from the Seattle net just over six minutes into the third period.

CHL Game Night: 2-14-10

OHL

Sudbury Wolves 0 @ London Knights 5
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 38 GP, 7-12-19, -3, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 17 GP, 4-5-9, -8, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Nazem Kadri (Leafs 1/09) assisted on four of the five Knights goals.

WHL

Chilliwack Bruins 1 @ Vancouver Giants 6
C/WJames Wright, VAN: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 8 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

The Giants completed a weekend sweep of Chilliwack. Wright registered a goal and three assists in the two games. Vancouver will now embark on a 10-game road trip to make room for Olympic hockey in their home city.

CHL Game Night: 2-12-10

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 1
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 51 GP, 12-35-47, +31, 52 PIM

Barberio is now fifth in the Q among defensemen in plus/minus; sixth in points.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 4 @ Kitchener Rangers 5
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 47 GP, 14-12-26, +2, 31 PIM
With Bulls: 14 GP, 5-3-8, -13, 12 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, -2, 2 PIM (interference)
Season Totals: 49 GP, 16-12-28, -15, 41 PIM
With Bulls: 36 GP, 14-11-25, -13, 23 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste has five points in his last three games. With his goal Friday he set a new career high for points in a season.

Barrie Colts 6 @ Ottawa 67’s 4
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 2-0-2, +3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 54 GP, 37-23-60, +36, 47 PIM

Hutchings (pictured) has four goals in his last three games and hit 60 points for the second straight season. This was his ninth multi-goal game of the year. He scored the game’s opening two goals, the second of which was shorthanded. He leads the league in shorties with eight – twice as many as anyone else in the league. He is tied for third in the league in goals with likely 2010 Top-2 pick Tyler Seguin of Plymouth.

Brampton Battalion 3 @ Sudbury Wolves 1
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 37 GP, 7-12-19, -1, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 16 GP, 4-5-9, -6, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sointu’s four-game point streak came to an end vs. the Battalion. Brampton recently welcomed back Cody Hodgson (Canucks 1/08) from a season-long injury.

Oshawa Generals 0 @ Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 6
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 18 saves on 23 shots
Season Totals: 40 GP, 13-21-2-1, 3.73 GAA, .893 sv%, 2 SO

Zador has now dropped seven in a row. He started for the Gens against the conference’s second-best team, but was pulled after allowing five goals in a little over a period.

WHL

Regina Pats 1 @ Red Deer Rebels 3
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -2, 4 PIM (slashing, tripping)
Season Totals: 53 GP, 23-21-44, -4, 90 PIM
With Regina: 25 GP, 10-8-18, +4, 38 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Ashton is closing in on his career-high for PIM, which is 93, set in 70 games last year with Lethbridge.

CHL Game Night: 2-11-10

OHL

Barrie Colts 7 @ Peterborough Petes 2
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 53 GP, 35-23-58, +33, 47 PIM

Hutchings scored in his second straight game and has a new career high in goals because of it. He is 10 off his career high for points, set in 63 games last season.

Oshawa Generals 1 @ Niagara IceDogs 3
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 36 saves on 39 shots
Season Totals: 39 GP, 13-21-2-1, 3.63 GAA, .895 sv%, 2 SO

Zador is getting the starts, which is a positive, but he’s also mired in a six-game losing streak. His save percentage has been over .900 twice in those six games, including Thursday.

CHL Game Night: 2-10-10

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 5
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 51 GP, 12-35-47, +31, 52 PIM

Moncton remained No.6 in the CHL Top-10 rankings this week.

OHL

Ottawa 67’s 6 @ Belleville Bulls 3
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 46 GP, 14-12-26, +4, 31 PIM
With Bulls: 13 GP, 5-3-8, -11, 12 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 48 GP, 16-12-28, -13, 41 PIM
With Bulls: 35 GP, 14-11-25, -11, 23 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste, who has four points in his last two games, tied his career high for points in a season, set in 63 games last year with Sault Ste. Marie and Brampton.

WHL

Calgary Hitmen 6 @ Regina Pats 2
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 52 GP, 23-21-44, -2, 86 PIM
With Regina: 24 GP, 10-8-18, +6, 34 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Calgary scored four times in the second period on their way to a relatively easy win over Regina in Saskatchewan. Brendan Kozun (Kings 6/09) had a hat trick for Calgary.

CHL Game Night: 2-9-10

WHL

Regina Pats 2 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 6
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 51 GP, 22-20-42, -3, 86 PIM
With Regina: 23 GP, 9-7-16, +5, 34 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Regina failed to earn a point for just the second time in their last 12 games. They are five points behind Moose Jaw for the final playoff spot, but Moose Jaw has three games in hand on both 10th place Regina and 9th place Swift Current. Brandon is tied for the league lead in points with 80.

CHL Game Night: 2-7-10

OHL

Barrie Colts 4 @ Oshawa Generals 1
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 52 GP, 34-23-57, +32, 47 PIM
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 32 saves on 36 shots
Season Totals: 38 GP, 13-20-2-1, 3.65 GAA, .894 sv%, 2 SO

Hutchings’ 34th goal of the year, scored late in the first period, turned out to be the game-winner for the Colts. It also tied a career high in goals for Hutchings, set last season in 63 games. He’s 11 points off his career high for points, also set in those 63 games. Hutchings scored on fellow Lightning prospect Michael Zador, who played well against the conference’s best team. Zador, who has been streaky all year, is currently mired in a five-game losing skid.

CHL Game Night: 2-6-10

QMJHL

Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Moncton Wildcats 4 (SO)
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-0-1, -2, 4 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 50 GP, 12-35-47, +29, 52 PIM

This huge match-up between two of Canada’s best teams went to a shootout, which the Sea Dogs won 3-1. Saint John is the top-ranked team in the CHL; Moncton sixth. Barberio set a new career high for points in a season, in 20 fewer games.

OHL

Guelph Storm 5 @ Belleville Bulls 4
C Richard Panik, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (elbowing)
Season Totals: 45 GP, 14-12-26, +6, 31 PIM
With Bulls: 12 GP, 5-3-8, -9, 12 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 47 GP, 16-11-27, -11, 41 PIM
With Bulls: 34 GP, 14-10-24, -9, 23 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste’s 16th goal of the year set a new career high for him, set last year between Brampton and Sault Ste. Marie. DeCoste (pictured) is within one point of his career high for points, also set in 63 games last season.

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Barrie Colts 5
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 51 GP, 33-23-56, +31, 45 PIM

Barrie has clinched a playoff spot and has an 11 point lead on Mississauga for the conference's top seed.

Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 8 @ Sudbury Wolves 3
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 36 GP, 7-12-19, -1, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 15 GP, 4-5-9, -6, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sointu has points in four straight games and four of five since returning from injury.

Oshawa Generals 3 @ Peterborough Petes 6
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 33 saves on 39
Season Totals: 37 GP, 13-19-2-1, 3.64 GAA, .894 sv%, 2 SO

Oshawa head coach and GM Chris DiPiero has been critical of both Generals goaltenders this year. This game won’t help. Oshawa was only outshot 39-36.

WHL

Kootenay Ice 4 @ Regina Pats 5 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 50 GP, 22-20-42, -3, 86 PIM
With Regina: 22 GP, 9-7-16, +5, 34 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Regina scored twice in the last two minutes of regulation to force overtime, including Jordan Eberle’s clutch goal with under a minute remaining. Eberle (Oilers 1/08) would then set up defenseman Mitch Spooner (2010) with the game winner in overtime.

Tri-City Americans 5 @ Vancouver Giants 4 (SO)
C/WJames Wright, VAN: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 6 GP, 2-4-6, +2, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

Wright’s second goal of the year gave the Giants a 3-0 first period lead, but the Giants would later squander that lead and need a goal with 12 seconds left in regulation to force overtime at 4-4. Wright did not participate in the shootout, which was won by TC 1-0.

CHL Game Night: 2-5-10

OHL

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Ottawa 67’s 3
C Richard Panik, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 44 GP, 13-12-25, +6, 29 PIM
With Bulls: 11 GP, 4-3-7, -9, 10 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 46 GP, 15-9-24, -12, 41 PIM
With Bulls: 33 GP, 13-8-20, -10, 23 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste set up Panik (pictured) for the game-tying goal early in the third, but the Bulls gave up the game winner six minutes later. Panik’s goal came from Martin St. Louis’ office (Watch).

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 8 @ Sudbury Wolves 5
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 7-11-18, -2, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 14 GP, 4-4-8, -7, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sointu has points in three straight games and three of four since returning from injury.

Oshawa Generals 6 @ Kitchener Rangers 7
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 40 saves on 44 shots in relief
Season Totals: 36 GP, 13-18-2-1, 3.56 GAA, .896 sv%, 2 SO

Kevin Bailie started for the Generals but was pulled after allowing three goals in just over seven minutes of action. Zador stepped in and allowed the Rangers’ fourth goal within 40 seconds, but settled down after that to finish with 40 saves – but a loss.

WHL

Saskatoon Blades 5 @ Regina Pats 4 (SO)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 49 GP, 21-19-40, -6, 86 PIM
With Regina: 21 GP, 8-6-14, +2, 34 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Regina has lost three straight games – all in shootouts. Ashton was one of six Pats who failed to score in the shootout against their provincial rivals.

Everett Silvertips 0 @ Vancouver Giants 1
C/WJames Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

Thomas Heemskerk (undrafted) stopped 39 of 40 shots for Everett, who was outshot 40-18 in the game. The Giants have an 11 point lead on Kelowna for the B.C. Division title.

CHL Game Night: 2-4-10

OHL

Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 3 @ Barrie Colts 2 (SO)
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 50 GP, 33-23-56, +32, 45 PIM

Fresh off a five-point All-Star Game, including a hat trick, Hutchings could not find the scoresheet as the Colts suffered a rare home loss, albeit in a shootout. Hutchings did not participate in the breakaway contest. He is 12 points off his career high for points in a season (68), set in 63 games last season. He’s one goal off his career high for goals (34), set that same year.

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