North American Juniors

North American Juniors Game Night: 1-20-12

USHL

Waterloo Black Hawks 4 @ Tri-City Storm 2

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Loss, 36 saves on 39 shots
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 11 GP, 3-8-0, 3.68 GAA, .900 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Tri-City is now tied for the second-worst point total in the league with Muskegon at 22. They are both three points ahead of last place Chicago.

QMJHL

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2

D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 34 GP, 3-19-22, -3, 29 PIM

Gatineau captain Adam Janosik was awarded Second Star for his efforts Friday against the Armada. He is likely earning himself a pro contract at the end of the year.

Victoriaville Tigres 5 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 4

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (holding), 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 41 GP, 0-6-6, -12, 37 PIM
With Victoriaville: 8 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 6 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

The Tigres overcame four second period goals by Guy Boucher’s former team to top the Volts in Drummondville.

OHL

Owen Sound Attack 0 @ London Knights 3

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1 +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 40 GP, 17-34-51, +16, 38 PIM

Namestnikov extended his point streak to five games with a third period assist on Greg McKegg’s goal. McKegg is a prospect of the Maple Leafs. Namestnikov has not scored a goal in eight games, but he has 11 assists over that time.

Oshawa Generals 3 @ Ottawa 67’s 8

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 31 GP, 0-12-12, +1, 20 PIM
With Oshawa: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

Schemitsch (pictured) earned his first point with Oshawa, but the Gens allowed five goals in the second period on their way to a big loss to Ottawa.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1-15-12

QMJHL

Baie-Comeau Drakkar 1 @ Victoriaville Tigres 8

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 40 GP, 0-6-6, -13, 35 PIM
With Victoriaville: 7 GP, 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

The Tigres built a snowman on the scoreboard at home on Sunday with an 8-1 win over the Drakkar. Brandon Hynes (undrafted) had four goals and an assist for Victoriaville. He was a Lightning camper and member of the Bolts' Traverse City team in 2010. Milan’s scoreless and shotless streak reached five games.

OHL

London Knights 6 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1 E, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season Totals: 39 GP, 17-33-50, +14, 38 PIM

Namestnikov extended his point streak to four games with an assist Sunday in the Soo against USA World Juniors goaltender Jack Campbell (Stars). London scored twice on the power play and twice shorthanded – including a penalty shot by Ryan Rupert (2012). Lightning camper Seth Griffith had a goal and two assists for First Star honors. The story has been told many times, but once again the Bolts let Griffith go back to London after the south Florida rookie tournament and before Lightning training camp started. He was listed on the official Lightning camp roster. Griffith exploded this year and one London media member told me he is “the real deal.” If the Lightning are to get him in camp next year, they’ll have to draft him as Griffith will enter the NHL draft for a second straight year. He went undrafted in 2011. That won't happen again. Griffith is fourth in the league with 61 points (32 goals) in 42 games. Namestnikov is tied for 13th. Griffith is second in goals and his linemate, Namestnikov, is fifth in assists.

Sudbury Wolves 3 @ Oshawa Generals 2

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 30 GP, 0-11-11, +1, 20 PIM
With Oshawa: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

Schemitsch is still looking for his first point in an Oshawa uniform.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1-14-12

USHL

Fargo Force 4 @ Tri-City Storm 2

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 9 GP, 3-6-0, 3.54 GAA, .902 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Tri-City lost their second consecutive game to Fargo in as many days. After taking the loss in an 8-1 thrashing Friday night, Wilcox was on the bench Saturday. The Storm are alone in the Western Conference cellar with 22 points. They have the third fewest points in the league.

OHL

London Knights 5 @ Saginaw Spirit 4 (SO)

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-2-2 +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 38 GP, 17-32-49, +14, 36 PIM

Namestnikov (pictured) had two assists to give him five in the last three games and 16 in his last nine games to help lead London to a 5-4 shootout win in Saginaw. Predators first rounder Austin Watson, recently acquired by London, had two goals and the shootout winner for the Knights.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1-13-12

USHL

Fargo Force 8 @ Tri-City Storm 1

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Loss, 9 saves on 12 shots in 9:50
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 9 GP, 3-6-0, 3.54 GAA, .902 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Wilcox took the loss in another snowman game – his second in a row. He didn’t survive the whole game in either contest. The University of Minnesota commit had won two in a row prior to the two 8-1 losses. Tri-City was outshot 47-24 at home in the loss.

QMJHL

Baie-Comeau Drakkar 5 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4 (SO)

D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 33 GP, 3-18-21, -2, 29 PIM

Janosik (pictured) had his third point in as many games Friday. He has a goal and two assists in that time span.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 1 @ Victoriaville Tigres 6

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (hooking, delay of game), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 39 GP, 0-6-6, -13, 35 PIM
With Victoriaville: 6 GP, 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

The Tigres built on their big win over Quebec Thursday night with a home win Friday night against Val-d’Or. Milan hasn’t had a shot on goal in four games. Stefan Fournier (undrafted) had a hat trick for the Tigres Friday.

OHL

Kingston Frontenacs 4 @ London Knights 1

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1 E, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 37 GP, 17-30-47, +13, 36 PIM

Namestnikov had an assist on Tommy Hughes’ first OHL goal, but London was shocked at home 4-1 to Kingston. With the OHL trade deadline come and gone, the Knights loaded up with skill and have a very good shot at not only winning the OHL title, but the Memorial Cup. Of course, despite all that talent they were beaten at home and the one guy who scored was a defenseman who’s never scored before. London did outshoot Kingston 50-22 in the game. World Juniors veteran Igor Bobkov (Ducks) – who played for London last season – stopped 49 shots for the Frontenacs.

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Oshawa Generals 3 (OT)

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 29 GP, 0-11-11, +1, 20 PIM
With Oshawa: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

Oshawa avenged a 6-2 loss to Brampton in their last game with an overtime win Friday night. Andy Andreoff (Kings) scored the game winner, his 16th goal of the year.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1-12-12

QMJHL

Victoriaville Tigres 6 @ Quebec Remparts 5

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 38 GP, 0-6-6, -13, 31 PIM
With Victoriaville: 5 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

The Tigres beat Quebec for the second time this month, this time 6-5 in Quebec City. Milan hasn’t registered a shot or hit in two games now with his new team. Quebec was playing without star forward Mikhail Grigorenko, who was injured in the World Junior Championships while playing for Russia. He is still expected to go top-2 in this summer’s draft.

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