North American Juniors

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/11/2011

BCHL

Penticton Vees 4 @ Prince George Spruce Kings 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 53 GP, 22-43-65, 24 PIM

O’Donnell had a power play assist and was given Second Star for the game. Penticton is third in the Interior Conference.

QMJHL

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 46 GP, 6-20-26, +8, 26 PIM

Gatineau built a 3-0 lead and hung on to win 4-2 after an empty net goal.

Montreal Juniors 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 3 (SO)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 45 GP, 9-27-36, +18, 22 PIM

Montreal twice recovered from one-goal deficits to force overtime and eventually win in the shootout.

OHL

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play (injured - concussion)
Season Totals: 44 GP, 1-7-8, -11, 54 PIM

The Soo has won two games in a row. Beukeboom missed his third consecutive game.

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Guelph Storm 4
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
With Guelph: 22 GP, 12-12-24, -6, 34 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 26-29-55, -6, 67 PIM

Panik has points in eight of his last nine games and 11 goals in his last 18 games.

Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Saginaw Spirit 4 (OT)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm/wrist)
Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 9 GP, 6-1-0-0, 3.11 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.28 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Saginaw scored the game’s final three goals to win a battle between the Western Conference’s two top teams. Owen Sound has a five point lead on the Spirit.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 5 @ Portland Winterhawks 0
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (holding)
With Tri-City: 12 GP, 6-12-18, +5, 26 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 41 GP, 22-23-45, -7, 70 PIM

TC got revenge for a 7-2 thrashing by Portland in their last game by shutting out the Winterhawks in Oregon, 5-0. Ashton is within six points of his career high for points in a season, set last season in Lethbridge and Regina. TC is fourth in the West.

Prince George Cougars 7 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 2
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +2, 2 PIM (hooking), *First Star*
Season totals: 42 GP, 32-20-52, -3, 22 PIM

Connolly set a new career high for goals in a season with 32 as the Cougars snapped a three game losing streak. His goals Friday came 12 seconds apart, the first on a rebound, then after stealing a pass at center ice, he scored on a wrist shot from the right circle. Prince George sits in sixth in the Western Conference.

Prince Albert Raiders 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 7
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 55 GP, 3-13-16, +20, 121 PIM

Blades captain Teigan Zahn scored his third goal of the season, helping Saskatoon to their 10th win a row. The Blades lead the league point race by seven over Red Deer and have already clinched a playoff spot.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/10/11

OHL

Guelph Storm 3 @ Peterborough Petes 5
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (tripping)
With Guelph: 21 GP, 11-12-23, -7, 34 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 48 GP, 25-29-54, -7, 67 PIM

Panik’s 25th goal of the season gave the Storm a 2-1 lead midway through the second period, but the Petes’ Austin Watson (Predators 2010 first rounder) scored his 23rd a minute later to tie the game and Peterborough went on to claim a 5-3 win. Guelph has lost three in a row and has fallen three points behind Erie for 7th in the Western Conference. They’re comfortably in the playoffs right now, nine points up on Sarnia. As of right now they’d play Owen Sound in the first round.

Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Windsor Spitfires 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 9 GP, 6-1-0-0, 3.11 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.28 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Schemitsch had his brief point streak snapped at two games, but that's not all that was broken. A Bayshore Broadcasting report states Schemitsch went down with what's being called a broken arm or wrist. He'll miss the next 6-8 weeks of play. Predators 2009 first rounder Ryan Ellis was First Star in a losing effort, with a goal and three assists for Windsor. Spits goalie Jack Campbell, a Stars first rounder in 2010, was pulled after giving up three goals in 18 minutes. Campbell’s record is 17-11-1-2. He has a 3.85 GAA and .884 save percentage on the year.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/9/11

QMJHL

Halifax Mooseheads 1 @ Montreal Juniors 2
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 44 GP, 9-27-36, +18, 22 PIM

Landry (pictured) had an assist on Montreal’s game winning goal, scored midway through the third period.

OHL

Sudbury Wolves 0 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play (injured)
Season Totals: 44 GP, 1-7-8, -11, 54 PIM

Beukeboom missed his second game in a row with a possible concussion.

WHL

Prince George Cougars 2 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 5
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 41 GP, 30-20-50, -5, 20 PIM

Connolly scored his 30th goal of the season, which ties his career high, but the Cougars suffered their second straight loss in Alberta. Prince George was down 4-0 heading into the third period before climbing back to 4-2. The Tigers added an empty net goal late. Connolly scored 30 in 65 games as a 16 year old two years ago.

Moose Jaw Warriors 5 @ Saskatoon Blades 6 (OT)
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 54 GP, 2-13-15, +18, 121 PIM

Brayden Schenn (Kings) scored at 3:41 of overtime to give the Blades the win. The Warriors’ Quinton Howden (Panthers 2010 first rounder) had a hat trick for Moose Jaw, including the game tying goal - his 31st goal of the season - with just over two minutes left in regulation.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/8/11

QMJHL

Lewiston MAINEiacs 3 @ Montreal Juniors 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 43 GP, 9-26-35, +18, 22 PIM

Montreal scored four times in the first period and cruised to a 5-3 win over Lewiston. Kirill Kabanov (Islanders) had a goal and an assist for Lewiston. The much-maligned former top prospect has eight goals and 19 points in 24 games this season.

OHL

Guelph Storm 3 @ Kitchener Rangers 5
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (boarding, unsportsmanlike conduct)
With Guelph: 20 GP, 10-12-22, -8, 32 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 47 GP, 24-29-53, -8, 65 PIM

Guelph fought back from a 4-1 deficit to make it 4-3 with just over a minute to go, but Kitchener defenseman Ryan Murphy, a likely top-10 pick in this summer’s draft, scored his second of the game and 21st of the season into an empty net to seal the win for the Rangers.

WHL

Prince George Cougars 5 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 6
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-1-2, +3, 2 PIM (interference), *Second Star*
Season totals: 40 GP, 29-20-49, -4, 20 PIM

Prince George let 4-1 and 5-2 leads disappear as the Oil Kings scored four times in the third period to steal a win. Connolly’s 29th of the season opened the game’s scoring. He is within one goal and 11 points of his career highs, set as a 16 year old in 2008-2009.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/6/11

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 @ Kitchener Rangers 4
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play (injured)
Season Totals: 44 GP, 1-7-8, -11, 54 PIM

Beukeboom (pictured) missed the game due to a possible concussion suffered when he took an elbow to the head in his last game. According to the Sault Star, Beukeboom was suffering from "concussion-like symptoms." If in fact it is diagnosed as a concussion, it would be his second concussion of the season and at least the third of his brief hockey career.

Saginaw Spirit 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 5
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 1-19-20, +16, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 9 GP, 6-1-0-0, 3.11 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.28 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Schemitsch has points in consecutive games. His 20th point for the season came via a power play assist.

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