North American Juniors

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/13/10

BCHL

Quesnel Millionaires 2 @ Penticton Vees 6
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 2 PIM (holding)
Season Totals: 15 GP, 6-4-10, 8 PIM

O’Donnell earned a power play assist in the Vees’ route of Quesnel.

OHL

Niagara IceDogs 5 @ Belleville Bulls 4
C Richard Panik, BEL: 2-1-3, -1, 2 PIM (Tripping), *Second Star*
Season Totals: 8 GP, 7-6-13, +2, 13 PIM

Panik had three points for the second consecutive game, but the Bulls gave up two late goals to see a win slip away. Panik is tied for fourth in the OHL in points with 13, three behind leaders Greg McKegg (Erie, Maple Leafs), Ryan Strome (Niagara, 2011), and Ryan Murphy (Kitchener, 2011). Panik is also tied for fourth in goals, one behind leaders Christian Thomas (Oshawa, Rangers), Alex Aleardi (Plymouth, undrafted), and McKegg.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/12/10

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Westside Warriors 1 (OT)
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 12 GP, 5-3-8, 6 PIM

O’Donnell was scoreless coming off a 2-goal game, but he and the Vees will take the road victory.

WHL

Kootenay Ice 2 @ Regina Pats 0
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 7 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 21 PIM

Regina is a league-worst 1-6-1-0 so far this year, and for a team with Jordan Weal and Ashton, that shouldn’t be happening. They managed only 14 shots on goal – at home – on Tuesday. Then again, this was a team that had Jordan Eberle last year and greatly faltered. After scoring 30 two years ago, Ashton fell to 24 goals last year, and with only 2 after 7 games, he can’t be happy with his (or the team’s) production so far, especially considering he had such a good Lightning camp and exhibition season.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/11/10

OHL

Ottawa 67’s 4 @ Oshawa Generals 3
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 22 saves on 26
Season Totals: 4-1-0-0, 3.61 GAA, .894 sv%

Zador got a confidence boost when Coach/GM Chris DePiero put him right back in net after Zador was pulled in his previous game. Zador wasn’t great, however, and suffered his first (technically) loss of the year against the 67’s despite the Gens outshooting Ottawa 36-26. This is a crucial time for Zador, who struggled mightily with consistency last season. If he can right this quickly, it could go a long way to him getting a contract this spring. If he continues to ride the roller coaster, the uphill climb to a contract gets steeper.

WHL

Prince George Cougars 7 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 8
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 8 GP, 6-5-11, -1, 2 PIM

Connolly, who has at least a point in all 8 games this year, scored the game’s first 2 goals, but the Cougars would later blow a 6-3 third period lead in 6 minutes and eventually have to tie the game to send it to overtime. The Oil Kings won it in the extra session.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/10/10

USHL

Fargo Force 3 @ Sioux City Musketeers 1
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-0-1, E, 4 PIM (hooking, cross-checking), 1 SOG
Season Totals: 4 GP, 3-1-4, +1, 6 PIM

Mullin, who has goals in three straight games, opened the game’s scoring while on the power play.

QMJHL

Baie-Comeau Drakkar 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 10 GP, 1-3-4, +2, 2 PIM

Gatineau outshot the Titan 31-14 but were unable to consistently solve Oilers draft pick Olivier Roy in net for A-B.

Montreal Juniors 2 @ St. John Sea Dogs 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: Did not play.
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM

Landry has missed Montreal’s last four games, but word is he's set to return from injury shortly. The Juniors are quickly falling behind Drummondville in the race for the Telus West Division lead. The Volts are five points ahead of Montreal.

OHL

Guelph Storm 2 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 1
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 6 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 16 PIM

After starting the season 3-0, the Soo has lost their last five and are in the OHL Western Division cellar with six points.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/9/10

USHL

Fargo Force 2 @ Cedar Rapids Roughriders 5
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM (roughing), 4 SOG
Season Totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 2 PIM

Mullin (pictured) had his first multipoint USHL game, though it came in a losing effort. The Miami-Ohio commit leads Fargo in goals and is tied for the points lead after three games.

QMJHL

Montreal Juniors 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 3 (SO)
D Charles Landry, MTL: Did not play.
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM

Landry has missed Montreal’s last three games.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 4 @ Sarnia Sting 3
C Richard Panik, BEL: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 7 GP, 5-5-10, +2, 11 PIM

Panik earned his second First Star of the season after a three point night. This is exactly what the Lightning want to see from Panik at the junior level – lighting up the scoreboard. Panik has all the skills to be an elite forward at this level.

Brampton Battalion 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-4-5, +3, 0 PIM

Owen Sound was outshot 13-4 in the third period, but one of those shots - Cameron Brace's first OHL goal - went in for the game winner.

WHL

Prince George Cougars 5 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 7 GP, 4-5-9, -2, 2 PIM

Connolly has at least a point in all seven games this season. He scored the game’s opening goal Saturday.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/8/10

O'Donnell has a big night ... Connolly, Ashton score ... Schemitsch a PPGer ... Zador struggles.

BCHL

Trail Smoke Eaters 4 @ Penticton Vees 6
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 2-0-2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 12 GP, 5-3-8, 6 PIM

O’Donnell (pictured) scored his second goal of the game early in the third period to break a 3-3 tie and send the Vees to victory. This was his first 2-goal game in the BCHL.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/6/10

QMJHL

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (goaltender interference), 1 SOG
Season Totals: 8 GP, 1-3-4, +4, 2 PIM

Janosik was credited with three hits in the game.

OHL

Sarnia Sting 5 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 7 PIM (Instigator, fighting vs. Garrett Hooey, 10 min. misc.)
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 16 PIM

Beukeboom is still looking for his first point of the season. The Soo captain has two fights, however. Beukeboom jumped Hooey after Hooey laid an open ice check on a Soo player. As a result of Beukeboom's actions, the Soo unsuccessfully tried to kill off a seven-minute power play. The Greyhounds were outshot 40-25, including 18-5 in the second period.

Barrie Colts 5 @ Belleville Bulls 3
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 5 GP, 4-3-7, E, 7 PIM

The Bulls had an early 2-0 lead, but couldn’t make it last. Panik had his third multi-point game of the season. Panik is one point behind Andy Bathgate for the team lead in scoring.

WHL

Red Deer Rebels 6 @ Regina Pats 5 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, E, 22 PIM (instigator, fighting x2 vs. Petrovic, Grayson, game misc.)
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-1-2, E, 31 PIM

Ashton was kicked out of the game late in the second period after his second fight. Red Deer scored three times in the third period, and once in overtime to win. Against Grayson, Ashton came to the defense of a teammate who had been checked from behind. The Pats are now 1-4-1 on the year.

Prince George Cougars 6 @ Kootenay Ice 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-3-3, +2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 5 GP, 2-5-7, -2, 0 PIM

Connolly’s point streak extended to five games as the Cougars handed Kootenay a home loss with the game's final three goals. Two of his three assists came in the third period. Connolly leads the Cougars in scoring five games into the year.

Tri-City Americans 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 5
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-0-1, +6, 11 PIM

Saskatoon outshot TC 47-27. Their five wins are tied for tops in the WHL (Red Deer).

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/3/10

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 4 @ Rimouski Oceanic 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 7 GP, 1-3-4, +4, 0 PIM

Gatineau finished their weekend 2-1 with a road win over Rimouski. Janosik was credited with two hits in the game.

Victoriaville Tigres 4 @ Montreal Juniors 7
D Charles Landry, MTL: Did not play.
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM

Canadiens first rounder and former Harvard player Louis Leblanc had 2-2-4 in the game.

OHL

Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Oshawa Generals 3
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 32 saves on 33 shots, *First Star*
Season Totals: 4-0-0-0, 2.50 GAA, .929 sv%

Zador (pictured) has started every game so far for undefeated Oshawa. He is first in the league in wins and fourth in save percentage.

WHL

Brandon Wheat Kings 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 4
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-0-1, +4, 11 PIM

With the win, Saskatoon tied Brandon for first in the East Division at 8 points.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/2/10

Panik gets another 2 ... Mullin gets his first ... Connolly extends point streak to 4.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/1/10

Ashton scores his first (and fights) ... Connolly, Schemitsch, O'Donnell with points ... Zador improves to 3-0 ... A full night of action for Lightning NAJ prospects.

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