North American Juniors

North American Juniors Game Night: 2-19-12

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 1 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2

D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 45 GP, 5-25-30, -10, 47 PIM

Janosik (pictured) hit 30 points for the season, which makes it three times in his three seasons he’s done so. He’s five points off his career high of 35, which was set in his draft year in 63 games.

OHL

Kitchener Rangers 1 @ London Knights 5

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: Did not play (illness)
Season Totals: 51 GP, 18-44-62, +16, 42 PIM

The Knights rebounded from a loss to Windsor on Friday with a big win over rival Kitchener on Sunday. Namestnikov was not in the lineup because of the flu.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2-18-12

USHL

Lincoln Stars 3 @ Tri-City Storm 8

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 25 saves on 28 shots
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 20 GP, 9-10-1, 3.05 GAA, .913 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Wilcox won his third straight game and had plenty of goal support to do so. The boys from Kearney beat their intra-state rivals from the east, 8-3. Las Vegas native and future Penn State Nittany Lion Kenny Brooks had a hat trick for Tri-City. (Kearney Hub photo)

QMJHL

Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ PEI Rocket 2

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (tripping), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 52 GP, 1-6-7, -13, 51 PIM
With Victoriaville: 19 GP, 1-1-2, E, 20 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

Former Lightning forward and PEI coach Gordie Dwyer saw the visiting Tigres beat his Rocket 3-2 on the island. PEI is last in the QMJHL, four points out of a playoff spot. All but one team makes the postseason.

OHL

Oshawa Generals 1 @ Barrie Colts 5

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: Did not play (injured)
Season Totals: 39 GP, 0-14-14, +4, 22 PIM
With Oshawa: 12 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 4 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

Schemitsch remains scratched for Oshawa because of a concussion. This is at least his third concussion. Late bloomer Tanner Pearson (undrafted) had a goal and an assist for the Colts. Pearson, who is second in the league with 79 points in 47 games (33 goals), is speculated to go in the second round of this summer’s NHL draft. He played for Team Canada at the recent World Junior tournament.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2-17-12

USHL

Sioux Falls Stampede 2 @ Tri-City Storm 5

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 29 saves on 31 shots
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 18 GP, 8-10-1, 3.05 GAA, .914 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Wilcox (pictured) continues to shine for Tri-City, this time stopping all but two of 31 shots to help the Storm to a home win over last place Sioux Falls. TC is two points behind Des Moines for the West’s final playoff spot, though Des Moines has a game in hand.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 4 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3

D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 44 GP, 5-24-29, -11, 47 PIM

Gatineau jumped out to 2-0 and 4-2 leads and held on for the win at home against the Sags. Rookie Adam Chapman (2012) had two goals for the Olympiques. Gatineau sits in 13th place in the league. The best 16 teams of the 17-team league make the playoffs. There are no conferences.

Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ Halifax Mooseheads 5

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (roughing, roughing after the whistle), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 51 GP, 1-6-7, -13, 49 PIM
With Victoriaville: 18 GP, 1-1-2, E, 18 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

Victoriaville carried a 3-0 lead into the third period before allowing five goals to the Mooseheads. One of the Halifax goals was an empty netter. Despite the choking, Victoriaville’s Phillip Danault, a first round pick of the Blackhawks last summer, was named first star for scoring two goals. The Tigres are in fourth in the QMJHL.

OHL

Windsor Spitfires 4 @ London Knights 1

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 51 GP, 18-44-62, +16, 42 PIM

Coming off a streak of three mulit-point games in a row, Namestnikov is now scoreless in two straight games. Windsor avenged a home loss to London last week by beating the Knights at the Labatt Centre on Friday night. London leads the Western Conference by five points.

Belleville Bulls 1 @ Oshawa Generals 8

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 39 GP, 0-14-14, +4, 22 PIM
With Oshawa: 12 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 4 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

Schemitsch remains scratched for Oshawa. Scott Laughton (2012) had a hat trick for the Gens. Oshawa is in sixth in the Eastern Conference.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2-15-12

QMJHL

Victoriaville Tigres 5 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (holding), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 50 GP, 1-6-7, -13, 45 PIM
With Victoriaville: 17 GP, 1-1-2, E, 14 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

Victoriaville stole a win in Sydney by scoring the game’s final two goals. Former Lightning camper (2010) Brandon Hynes scored his 35th and 36th goals of the season for the Tigres. He also had an assist and was a team-leading plus-4. Hynes is eighth in the league with 70 points in 49 games. Milan hit game No.50 for the season last night and is sitting on seven points. Though primarily a stay-at-home defenseman, he had 38 points (14 goals) in 68 games last season with Moncton (pictured). The Lightning signed him to an entry-level contract in the fall.

Bolt Prospects 2011-2012 Midterm Rankings

With the graduation of Brett Connolly from prospect status, it's finally time to release Bolt Prospects' 2011-2012 Midterm Rankings. While difficult for the Lightning at the NHL level, this season has proven to be incredibly exciting for the development of the team's prospects. The Lightning have never boasted such incredible depth in the system, and that depth extends to overage prospects like Trevor Smith, Pierre-Cedric Labrie, and J.T. Wyman, who have made positive contributions to the big club during injury recalls. The team should also be excited about the performance of AHL signees like Philip-Michael Devos and Cory Conacher, the latter of whom is a lock to earn an NHL entry-level contract from the Lightning very soon.

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