North American Juniors

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/27/10

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 6 @ Halifax Mooseheads 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM (cross-checking), 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 15 GP, 2-3-5, +2, 10 PIM

Janosik’s second goal of the year turned out to be the insurance goal as Gatineau cruised to a 6-2 win over Halifax despite only outshooting them 23-20.

OHL

Ottawa 67’s 2 @ Belleville Bulls 4
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 11-9-20, +4, 21 PIM

Belleville climbed out of last place with a big home win over East Division-leading Ottawa. The Bulls won only their third game of the year. Panik is sixth in the league in points, but just four points behind the leader, Owen Sound’s Garrett Wilson (Panthers, 4th, 2009).

WHL

Prince George Cougars 3 @ Spokane Chiefs 7
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 14-8-22, +2, 6 PIM

Connolly ran his point streak to 14 games and still sits in fourth in the league scoring race with 22 points in 14 games. Vancouver’s Craig Cunningham (Bruins, 4th/2010)leads with 34 points in 16 games.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/26/10

BCHL

Victoria Grizzlies 3 @ Penticton Vees 6
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 2-3-5, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 19 GP, 8-8-16, Even, 8 PIM

A huge night for O’Donnell, who was named the game’s First Star. Victoria had a 2-0 lead in this game before O’Donnell scored his first. His second goal was the eventual game winner.

WHL

Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Regina Pats 5
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-0-1, +5, 17 PIM
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 13 GP, 6-5-11, -4, 25 PIM

Regina won their third in a row with an upset win over first-place Saskatoon. Ashton, who scored on the power play, now has 5 points in his last 2 games and 6 in his last 3. He was given credit for a goal in his last game after the play was reviewed late. Perhaps his season is indeed starting to take off.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/24/10

QMJHL

Montreal Juniors 6 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 5 GP, 0-3-3, +6, 0 PIM

Landry (pictured) made a triumphant return from injury against his former team with a multipoint game and a plus-2 rating.

OHL

Kingston Frontenacs 3 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2 (OT)
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 11 GP, 0-0-0, -5, 36 PIM

Beukeboom, the Soo captain, leads the team in penalty minutes and is tied for last in points and plus/minus rating.

Oshawa Generals 3 @ Ottawa 67’s 4 (SO)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Shootout loss, 16 saves on 19 shots
Season Totals: 6-2-0-1, 3.52 GAA, .883 sv%

Zador stopped the first four shooters in the shootout before giving up the eventual game winner. His numbers aren’t great, but he’s been the Gens’ undisputed No.1 so far.

WHL

Regina Pats 7 @ Swift Current Broncos 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 12 GP, 4-4-8, -4, 25 PIM

Regina won their second in a row. Ashton has 5 points in his last 4 games.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/23/10

BCHL

Alberni Valley Bulldogs 3 @ Penticton Vees 2
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 6-5-11, Even, 8 PIM

O’Donnell’s primary assist came while shorthanded. It temporarily tied the game at one.

USHL

Sioux Falls Stampede 2 @ Fargo Force 1 (OT)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 8 PIM

Mullin extended his point streak to three games. He had a goal and two assists Thursday vs. Youngstown. Mullin is tied for fifth in the league in points.

QMJHL

Lewiston MAINEiacs 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 1
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking), 1 SOG
Season Totals: 14 GP, 1-3-4, E, 8 PIM

After losing Friday, Lewiston takes the second of back-to-back games in Gatineau.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Saginaw Spirit 5
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM (2 checking-from-behind, diving)
Season totals: 13 GP, 11-7-18, +3, 21 PIM

Panik had two checking-from-behind penalties two minutes apart in the first period. The second led to a Saginaw power play goal. At 3-10, Belleville is just one point ahead of Barrie in the league’s basement.

Sarnia Sting 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 9
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-6-7, +9, 2 PIM

Schemitsch had the primary assist on the game’s opening goal. Avalanche first rounder Joey Hishon had two goals and three assists in the game for the Attack. The controversial first rounder has 13 points in 4 games.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 3 @ Prince George Cougars 8
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 13 GP, 13-8-21, +3, 6 PIM

Connolly ran his point streak to 13 games, but his goal streak ended at 7 despite PG scoring 8 Saturday night. The Cougars’ captain had 11 points in his last 5 games coming into Saturday night’s game.

Medicine Hat Tigers 1 @ Saskatoon Blades 4
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM (tripping, interference)
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-0-1, +6, 15 PIM

The Blades are one point behind Portland for the league’s best record. The Winterhawks have played one more game than Saskatoon, however.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/22/10

BCHL

Vernon Vipers 5 @ Penticton Vees 0
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 17 GP, 6-4-10, Even, 8 PIM

A devastating home loss to Vernon, though Penticton still leads the Interior Conference with a 12-5-0-0 record.

QMJHL

Lewiston MAINEiacs 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 13 GP, 1-3-4, E, 6 PIM

It was a rough plus/minus night for Janosik despite the win. He was credited with one hit in the game.

OHL

Erie Otters 3 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 7
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 10 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 36 PIM

An offensive explosion for the Soo, yet Beukeboom is still searching for his first point of the season. The Lightning’s third round pick was named this week to Team OHL for the upcoming Canada/Russia Subway Super Series.

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 5
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 12 GP, 11-7-18, +3, 15 PIM

Panik opened the game’s scoring, but the Bulls couldn’t pull off the win in Michigan.

Owen Sound Attack 5 @ Sarnia Sting 7
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-5-6, +7, 2 PIM

Another quiet night on the scoresheet for Schemitsch.

Oshawa Generals 4 @ London Knights 3 (OT)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 33 saves on 36 shots
Season Totals: 6-2-0-0, 3.61 GAA, .886 sv%

A nice win for the Gens and Zador, who’s save percentage is creeping back toward .900.

WHL

Swift Current Broncos 0 @ Regina Pats 2
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 4-2-6, -6, 23 PIM

Ashton scored his fourth of the year in the third period on the power play to give the Pats an insurance goal. He has 2 goals in his last 3 games. Ashton was named this week to Team WHL for the upcoming Canada/Russia Subway Super Series.

Tri-City Americans 7 @ Prince George Cougars 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +1, 2 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 12 GP, 13-7-20, +4, 6 PIM

Connolly (pictured) ran his point streak to 12 games and his goal streak to 7 games with his third straight 2-goal game. He’s scored at least twice in 4 of his last 5 games. The PG captain, who was named this week for Team WHL for the Canada/Russia Subway Super Series, is alone in third in the league in goals now with 13.

Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 4 (SO)
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-0-1, +5, 11 PIM

Coming off a rare loss, the Blades earned a shootout win over the Hurricanes after scoring twice in the third period to force the extra sessions.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/21/10

QMJHL

Montreal Juniors 4 @ Victoriaville Tigres 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: Did not play.
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM

Still no Landry. He remains out with an unannounced injury.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 1 @ Windsor Spitfires 4
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 10-7-17, +4, 13 PIM

Panik went scoreless against his former team as Dallas Stars first rounder Jack Campbell stopped 30 of 31 shots for the Windsor victory.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/20/10

QMJHL

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

Landry still isn’t back from injury, but is expected to return to the ice soon.

OHL

Plymouth Whalers 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 5
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-5-6, +7, 2 PIM

Owen Sound is ranked No.5 in the latest CHL Top-10.

WHL

Lethbridge Hurricanes 4 @ Regina Pats 3 (SO)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season totals: 10 GP, 3-2-5, -7, 21 PIM

Ashton was the third and final shooter for the Pats in the shootout, but he hit the post and couldn’t extend the tie-breaker. Ashton is tied for sixth on the club in scoring, behind two defensemen. His minus-7 rating is tied for third worst on the team. The Regina newspaper reported this week it’s not a matter of “if,” but “when” and “where” Ashton gets traded within the WHL, but Regina needs for him to play to his 1st round capabilities so they can maximize the return for their rebuilding effort. Regina is tied for the fewest points in the league with Kelowna at 2-7-1-1.

Brandon Wheat Kings 3 @ Prince George Cougars 5
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 11 GP, 11-7-18, +3, 4 PIM

Connolly ran his point streak to 11 games and his goal streak to 6 games with his second straight 2-goal game. He’s scored at least twice in 3 of his last 4 games. Reigning WHL and CHL Player of the Week Sena Acolatse, a right-handed, undrafted, overage defenseman, had 2 assists in the game. Acolatse has 13 points in 8 games this season with Prince George since coming over from Saskatoon.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/19/10

WHL

Saskatoon Blades 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 5
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-0-1, +5, 11 PIM

Saskatoon lost just their second game of the season as Moose Jaw scored five unanswered goals after the Blades opened the game’s scoring. Zahn had gone six straight games with a plus or even rating before Tuesday.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/17/10

QMJHL

Val-d’Or Feurers 4 @ Montreal Juniors 2
D Charles Landry, MTL: Did not play.
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM

Landry still isn’t back from injury, but is expected to return to the ice soon.

OHL

Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Guelph Storm 5 (OT)
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 9 GP, 0-0-0, -4, 34 PIM

The Soo finally snapped their losing streak at seven games. Beukeboom, who had 26 points last year, is still looking for his first of the season.

Saginaw Spirit 5 @ Oshawa Generals 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 20 saves on 25 shots
Season Totals: 5-2-0-0, 3.72 GAA, .881 sv%

A tough night for Zador.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/16/10

USHL

Muskegon Lumberjacks 1 @ Fargo Force 2
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (hooking), 3 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 4-2-6, -2, 8 PIM

Mullin scored the game winner with three seconds left in regulation to give the Force a home win.

QMJHL

Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4 (OT)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 1-3-4, +1, 2 PIM

Gatineau outshot the Sagueneens 34-15, including 4-0 in overtime, but needed that extra session to win. Janosik was credited with two hits in the game. He had 35 points last year, but is off to a bit of a slow start statistically.

OHL

Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Belleville Bulls 3 (OT)
C Richard Panik, BEL: 3-0-3, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 10 GP, 10-7-17, +4, 13 PIM

Panik provided all the offense for the Bulls, scoring in the first, third, and again with one second left in overtime to give Belleville the win. Panik, who has three First Star awards, is tied for second in the league in goals and fourth in points.

Barrie Colts 5 @ Owen Sound Attack 7
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 9 GP, 1-5-6, +6, 2 PIM

Owen Sound boasts the league’s top goal scorer, Garrett Wilson (Panthers 4th/09), who had two goals Saturday to give him 12 for the year – two ahead of Lightning prospect Richard Panik.

Oshawa Generals 5 @ Niagara IceDogs 6
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 5-1-0-0, 3.52 GAA, .891 sv%

Zador got the night off as his backup, Kevin Bailie, stopped 22 of 28 shots in the loss.

WHL

Regina Pats 4 @ Kootenay Ice 7
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 9 GP, 3-2-5, -6, 21 PIM

Ashton scored for the first time in three games for the Pats, who remain the league’s worst team at 2-7-1.

Prince George Cougars 8 @ Kamloops Blazers 1
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 10 GP, 9-7-16, +2, 4 PIM

Connolly ran his point streak to 10 games and his goal streak to 5 games (both 2nd longest streaks in the league currently). He is tied for 11th in the league in points and 5th in goals. Prince George has 20 goals in their last 3 games.

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 0
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 8 GP, 1-0-1, +7, 11 PIM

Saskatoon is now 8-1 and one point behind league-leader Portland.

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