North American Juniors
Swift Current Broncos 3 @ Regina Pats 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Ashton notched his first point of the season when he set up Colin Reddin (undrafted) for Reginaâ€™s second goal, cutting Swift Currentâ€™s lead to 3-2 in the third period. The Pats would add two more goals in the span of just over two minutes to earn their first win of the year (1-2).
Penticton Vees 0 @ Quesnel Millionaires 2
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 9 GP, 2-3-5, 6 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell remains third on the Vees in scoring. Penticton sits in third in the Interior Conference at 5-4-0-0. They were playing for the fourth consecutive night and fifth game in the last six days. The Vees went 3-2 in the 5 games. Theyâ€™re now off until Thursday.
Shawinigan Cataractes 6 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 4 GP, 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM
Janosik (pictured) earned his third point of the season, though it came in a loss to Shawinigan. The Olympiques outshot the Cataractes 41-16. Jean-Sebastien Boucher (undrafted), playing in his first game, stopped just 10 of 15 shots for Gatineau. Shawinigan added an empty netter.
Brandon Wheat Kings 3 @ Regina Pats 1
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (slashing)
09-10 Season Totals: 64 GP, 24-27-51, -12, 102 PIM
Ashton made his season debut for the Pats, but Regina fell in another close game to Brandon. Regina is now 0-2 on the young season. Ashton is wearing an alternate captainâ€™s A on his sweater this year. The former first round pick of the Bolts scored two goals in NHL exhibition play last week before being returned to his junior team.
Connolly scores again ... Zahn finally scores ... multi-point effort for O'Donnell.
Penticton Vees 6 @ Prince George Spruce Kings 2
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-2-2, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 8 GP, 2-3-5, 6 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell registered his first BCHL multi-point game, and also earned his third tripping minor penalty of the season.
Connolly scores in his first game back ... Schemitsch nets his first ... Nearly a full lineup of Lightning prospect games as the OHL and WHL get underway.
TAMPA BAY â€“ The Tampa Bay Lightning reduced their preseason roster by three today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced. The Lightning now have 49 players remaining on their exhibition roster as the team prepares for the final contest on its four-game road trip tomorrow night in Calgary.
The three players who have been reassigned to their junior clubs are as follows:
Salmon Arm Silverbacks 6 @ Penticton Vees 5
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, 2 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell scored his second goal of the year as part of a 3-goal third period for the Vees. They cut the lead to 6-5, but couldnâ€™t complete the comeback from down 6-2.
Fargo Force 2 vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks 4 (Exhibition)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Fargo got down 2-0 early and 3-0 early in the third before scratching their way back to a 3-2 deficit late. They couldnâ€™t make it all the way back and the Lumberjacks added an empty netter. Mullin had a goal and an assist in the Fall Classic opener Wednesday.
Oshawa Generals 5 @ Peterborough Petes 4
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 37 saves on 41 shots
Zador (pictured) will again battle Kevin Bailie for playing time this season, but the 2009 fifth round pick of the Lightning got the season opening start for Oshawa. He was 14-28-2-1 with a 4.15 GAA and .884 save percentage for the Gens last year.
Fargo Force 3 vs. Chicago Steel 0 (Exhibition)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Mullin scored what turned out to be the game winning goal in his first game with Fargo as the Force defeated the Steel 3-0 the USHL Fall Classic. Mullin had 72 points in 55 games last year while leading Shattuck St-Maryâ€™s in scoring. (Fargo Force photo)
Prince George Spruce Kings 2 @ Penticton Vees 3 (OT)
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 2 PIM (Tripping)
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-1-2, 2 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell is off to a bit of a slow start despite registering points in his first two games. â€œSlowâ€ is relative, however, as heâ€™s still tied for third in team scoring. He was a point-per-game (plus) player last year in the MJHL. Penticton is 3-2-0-0 on the year, two points behind Salmon Arm for first in the Interior Conference.
The Tampa Bay Lightning announced its lineup for Tuesday night's exhibition game vs. Dallas, and a handful of prospects will be getting a chance to make a valuable impression on Coach Guy Boucher and General Manager Steve Yzerman.
Prospects for the 9/21 game include:
Panik was recently highlighted by Boucher as impressing during scrimmages and early camp drills.
Montreal Juniors 3 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 4 (OT)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Montreal fell for the second straight game in overtime. Landry was credited with one hit against his former team. Landry had six goals and 30 points last year for the Volts in 68 games.