North American Juniors

CHL Game Night: 1-10-10

QMJHL

Halifax Mooseheads 0 @ Moncton Wildcats 3
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 40 GP, 8-25-33, +20, 36 PIM

Barberio has scored in consecutive games, and after a slow start is approaching his career-high of 15 goals in a season. His plus-20 rating obliterates his previous career-high of plus-9. Both marks were set last season.

OHL

Sudbury Wolves 7 @ Oshawa Generals 4
W Matias Sointu, SBY: Did not play.
Season Totals: 31 GP, 5-9-14, E, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 10 GP, 2-2-4, -5, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

G Michael Zador, OSH: 2 saves on 4 shots
Season Totals: 28 GP, 11-13-2-1, 3.60 GAA, .894 sv%, 1 SO

Zador started on the bench for the third straight game, but entered the contest when Kevin Bailie was pulled after giving up five goals on 27 shots. It’s been almost a month since Oshawa has given up less than three goals in a game. The Generals are in fourth in the East Division, five points ahead of Richard Panik, Kyle DeCoste and Belleville. Meanwhile, Sointu still hasn’t rejoined Sudbury after the WJCs because he recently had surgery in Finland for an undisclosed injury, according to the Sudbury Star. He is expected to rejoin the team in late January. Sudbury is in third in the Central Division.

CHL Game Night: 1-9-10

[b][i]QMJHL[/b][/i] [b] Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 6[/b] [i]D [b][url=/mark-barberio]Mark Barberio[/url][/b], MCT: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG [/i] Season Totals: 38 GP, 7-25-32, +18, 36 PIM Barberio (pictured) returned from a one-game suspension for spearing to score his seventh of the year. The goal was scored while shorthanded. [b][i]OHL[/b][/i] [b] Sudbury Wolves 0 @ Belleville Bulls 7[/b] [i]W [b]Matias Sointu[/b], SBY: Did not play. [/i] Season Totals: 31 GP, 5-9-14, E, 12 PIM [i]With Sudbury: 10 GP, 2-2-4, -5, 6 PIM With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM[/i] [i]C [b][url=/richard-panik]Richard Panik[/url][/b], BEL: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM [/i] Season Totals: 36 GP, 11-10-21, +12, 23 PIM [i]With Bulls: 3 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 4 PIM With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM[/i] [i]RW [b][url=/kyle-decoste]Kyle DeCoste[/url][/b], BEL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM[/i] Season Totals: 38 GP, 13-8-21, -4, 37 PIM [i]With Bulls: 25 GP, 11-7-18, -2, 17 PIM With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM[/i] Sointu has not joined the Wolves since playing for Finland at the World Junior Championships (WJC). Panik scored the game’s final goal. Including the WJC’s, he’s got 10 goals in his last 12 games. Meanwhile, DeCoste hasn’t scored in three games. Anthony Peters (undrafted) got the shutout for Belleville in his Bulls debut. He was acquired this week from Saginaw. [b] Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 2 @ Barrie Colts 3 (OT)[/b] [i]LW/C [b][url=/alex-hutchings]Alex Hutchings[/url][/b], BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM [/i] Season Totals: 40 GP, 26-23-49, +27, 34 PIM Hutchings failed to register a point in consecutive games for just the fourth time this year. Alex Pietrangelo has yet to join the Colts. [i][b]WHL[/b][/i] [b] Medicine Hat Tigers 5 @ Regina Pats 6 (SO)[/b] [i]RW [b][url=/carter-ashton]Carter Ashton[/url][/b], REG: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, *Third Star* [/i] Season Totals: 39 GP, 17-18-34, -10, 71 PIM [i]With Regina: 11 GP, 4-5-9, -2, 19 PIM With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM[/i] Regina won the shootout 3-2. Ashton, who also scored in the shootout, has two goals in his last three games. The Pats remain 10th in the Eastern Conference, seven points behind 8th-place Swift Current pending Saturday’s results.

CHL Game Night: 1-8-10

OHL

Belleville Bulls 1 @ Ottawa 67’s 5
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season Totals: 35 GP, 10-9-19, +11, 23 PIM
With Bulls: 2 GP, 1-0-1, -4, 4 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (goaltender interference)
Season Totals: 37 GP, 13-8-21, -4, 37 PIM
With Bulls: 24 GP, 11-7-18, -2, 17 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

Belleville scored the game’s first goal, then gave up the next five.

Barrie Colts 2 @ Kingston Frontenacs 4
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 39 GP, 26-23-49, +27, 34 PIM

After a 22-game win streak, Barrie has now lost two of their last four games. Barrie announced the acquisition of Alex Pietrangelo earlier in the day, but he did not play in the game. Pietrangelo was just reassigned to the OHL by the St. Louis Blues after he won Best Defenseman honors at the World Junior Championships.

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Sudbury Wolves 4
W Matias Sointu, SBY: Did not play.
Season Totals: 31 GP, 5-9-14, E, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 10 GP, 2-2-4, -5, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sointu has yet to return to the Wolves lineup after representing Finland at the World Junior Championships.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Oshawa Generals 4 (OT)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 27 GP, 11-13-2-1, 3.54 GAA, .896 sv%, 1 SO

Zador has served as Oshawa’s backup the last two games.

WHL

Moose Jaw Warriors 5 @ Regina Pats 2
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (goaltender interference)
Season Totals: 38 GP, 16-17-33, -12, 71 PIM
With Regina: 10 GP, 3-4-7, -4, 19 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

It was Jordan Eberle and Colton Teubert Day in Regina, honoring the Pats' two Canadian WJC stars, but despite outshooting the Warriors 37-25, the Pats lost. Eberle was -3 and Teubert -1 with an assist. Ashton, who started the game off the top line, is approaching his career high in penalty minutes (93), set last season in 70 games.

CHL Game Night: 1-7-10

OHL

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Barrie Colts 4
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 38 GP, 26-23-49, +28, 32 PIM

Hutchings opened the game’s scoring with his 26th goal of the year. His career high for goals is 34, set last season. He scored 29 two years ago. Barrie is expected to announce the acquisition of Alex Pietrangelo, who was released back to major junior by the St. Louis Blues after being named the top defenseman at the world junior championship while playing for Team Canada.

CHL Game Night: 1-6-10

OHL

Oshawa Generals 5 @ Belleville Bulls 4 (SO)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 27 GP, 11-13-2-1, 3.54 GAA, .896 sv%, 1 SO
C Richard Panik, BEL: 1-0-1, -2, 2 PIM (check to the head)
Season Totals: 34 GP, 10-9-19, +13, 21 PIM
With Bulls: 1 GP, 1-0-1, -2, 2 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 36 GP, 13-8-21, -2, 35 PIM

CHL Game Night: 1-5-10

QMJHL

Val-d’Or Foreurs 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 7
D Mark Barberio, MCT: Did not play (suspended)
Season Totals: 37 GP, 6-25-31, +15, 36 PIM

Barberio was suspended as punishment for a spearing incident in his last game. This game was originally to be played November 5. The game was canceled because a large amount of Moncton players were suffering from the flu.

Panik to Join DeCoste in Belleville

The Belleville Bulls are reporting they have acquired Lightning 2009 second rounder Richard Panik in a seven player trade with Windsor.

Panik, Austen Brassard, defenseman Paul Bezzo, and goaltender Steve Gleeson were sent to Belleville with Owen Sound’s third round pick in the 2010 OHL Priority Selection, Owen Sound’s second round pick in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection and Windsor’s seventh round pick in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection for goaltender Philipp Grubauer, defenseman Marc Cantin, and forward Stephen Johnston to Windsor.

Barberio Suspended

Today the QMJHL announced that Lightning prospect and Moncton Wildcats defenseman Mark Barberio has been suspended one game for spearing an opponent during last Sunday’s game against the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

According to the league, the decision was made after reviewing a videotape of the incident and after consulting all concerned parties.

WJC Game Night: 1-4-10

Slovakia 2 vs. Czech Republic 5 (Relegation Round)
C/W Richard Panik, SLO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament: 6 GP, 6-2-8, E, 2 PIM, 32 SOG

The Czechs got a hat trick from undersized forward Jan Kovar (undrafted, 2009 eligible) in a 5-2 relegation round route of Richard Panik (pictured) and Slovakia. The Czechs finished on top of the relegation table at 3-0, just ahead of Slovakia (2-1). Panik went scoreless in the game, but still finished as the team leader in points with eight (six goals) in six games. His 32 shots were 12 more than anyone else on the team. With the bronze and gold medal games yet to be played, Panik was tied for the tournament lead in goals and 12th in points.

Finland 4 vs. Russia 3 (Fifth Place Game)
W Matias Sointu, FIN: 0-1-0, -1, 2 PIM (tripping), 1 SOG
Tournament: 4 GP, 1-2-3, -2, 6 PIM, 10 SOG

Finland outscored Russia 2-1 in the third period, including the game winner with six minute remaining to take fifth place in the tournament. Sointu had a good showing in his WJC debut, recording a goal and two assists over four games.

CHL Game Night: 1-3-10

QMJHL

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1 @ Moncton Wildcats 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 37 GP, 6-25-31, +15, 36 PIM

Barberio scored the game’s opening goal on the power play. He has begun to find the back of the net more frequently recently, though he’s got a ways to go to reach last year’s career high of 15 goals. Barberio began his QMJHL career with Cape Breton in 2006-2007, but was traded after 41 games.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 8 @ Oshawa Generals 2
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 13-8-21, E, 35 PIM
With Bulls: 22 GP, 11-7-18, +2, 15 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 32 saves on 37 shots
Season Totals: 27 GP, 11-13-2-1, 3.54 GAA, .896 sv%, 1 SO

Zador gave up at least five goals for the third straight game, and as a result was pulled for the third straight game. Kevin Bailie, who played the last game for Oshawa, relieved Zador, but gave up three goals on five shots. DeCoste, on the other hand, remains hot, scoring for the second straight game. He’s within two of his career high for goals in a season (15), set last year with Brampton and Sault Ste. Marie. DeCoste's goal came against Zador.

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