North American Juniors

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/2/11

OHL

Kitchener Rangers 2 @ Guelph Storm 3 (SO)
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM (tripping, roughing), *First Star*
With Guelph: 18 GP, 10-11-21, -5, 26 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 24-28-52, -5, 59 PIM

In addition to scoring the game’s opening goal, Panik scored the game deciding shootout goal to break a 2-2 shootout tie and give the Storm a much-needed win over division rival Kitchener. With the shootout goal, Panik made up for a roughing penalty late in overtime. With the win, Guelph moved up to seventh place in the Western Conference, 11 points ahead of ninth place Sarnia. The Storm is fourth in the Midwest Division, 13 points behind Owen Sound for first and one point ahead of Erie for fifth.

WHL

Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Tri-City Americans 4 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
With Tri-City: 9 GP, 6-9-15, +5, 20 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 38 GP, 22-20-42, -7, 64 PIM

TC got a power play goal in overtime to defeat the Oil Kings 4-3 and take the two points. Ashton had a power play assist in the second period on a goal that gave the Americans a brief 2-0 lead. Edmonton would score the game’s next three goals.

Regina Pats 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 6
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 12 PIM (fighting vs. Shayne Neigum, cross-checking, fighting vs. Shayne Neigum)
Season totals: 52 GP, 2-13-15, +17, 114 PIM

Zahn (6-3, 210 pounds) fought 6-0, 184-pound Shayne Neigum 15 seconds into the game, then again with just over five minutes left in the contest. To watch the fights, see hockeyfights.com by clicking here.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/1/11

OHL

Sudbury Wolves 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 (SO)
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 42 GP, 1-7-8, -11, 54 PIM

It’s hard to believe Beukeboom was 7-19-26 last year. If he finishes strong, it will go a long way to build momentum for next year when a decision will be made on his professional future. He’s got plenty of time and plenty of upside.

WHL

Red Deer Rebels 5 @ Saskatoon Blades 7
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 51 GP, 2-13-15, +17, 102 PIM

Zahn was a team-high plus-3 Tuesday and is now plus-17 for the year. His previous career-high in that category was plus-5 two years ago. Defenseman Stefan Elliott (Avalanche) leads the Blades at plus-40.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/30/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Alberni Valley Bulldogs 7
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-2-2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 50 GP, 22-42-64, 22 PIM

O’Donnell had primary assists on both Vees goals in a blowout loss to the Bulldogs.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 4 (SO)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 43 GP, 6-19-25, +10, 26 PIM

Gatineau outshot the Foreurs 34-20, including 4-1 in overtime, but lost in the shootout.

Montreal Juniors 6 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 41 GP, 9-26-35, +18, 20 PIM

One night after getting shut out in Sydney, Montreal popped in six goals – five in the third period – to beat the Screaming Eagles. With his two assists, Landry tied his career high for assists in a season, set last year in 68 games with Drummondville. He’s already set a career high for goals and points.

OHL

Guelph Storm 6 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-2-2, E, 4 PIM (slashing, roughing)
With Guelph: 17 GP, 9-11-20, -6, 22 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 23-28-51, -6, 55 PIM
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 41 GP, 1-7-8, -10, 54 PIM

The Greyhounds turned a 3-1 deficit into a 3-3 tie in the third period, then gave up three unanswered goals to lose the game. Buekeboom was on the ice for all three third period goals by Guelph. Panik crossed the 50-point plateau for the season for the first time in his brief OHL career.

Erie Otters 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 41 GP, 1-16-17, +15, 12 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Win, 12 saves on 14 shots
With Attack: 8 GP, 5-1-0-0, 3.42 GAA, .878 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 26 GP, 15-4-1-1, 3.37 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

Zador extended his personal winning streak to three games as Owen Sound completed a weekend sweep of Erie. Zador has lost just once in his last 13 outings.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/29/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Victoria Grizzlies 3 (OT)
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 22-40-62, 22 PIM

O’Donnell scored on the power play with seven seconds left in the second period to cut the Grizzlies’ lead to 2-1, but the Vees fell in overtime to former Lightning owner Len Barrie’s squad. Despite his reported financial troubles, Barrie is still listed as co-owner of the Grizzlies.

USHL

Fargo Force 3 @ Lincoln Stars 2 (OT)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: Did not play.
Season totals: 31 GP, 15-22-37, +18, 18 PIM

Fargo was without their leading scorer, Jimmy Mullin, for the second straight night with an undisclosed injury.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4 (OT)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 42 GP, 6-19-25, +10, 26 PIM

Gatineau gave up the game tying goal with 40 seconds left in the third, then fell in overtime. Janosik was on the ice for both of those goals.

Montreal Juniors 0 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 40 GP, 9-24-33, +18, 20 PIM

Montreal gave up two third period goals to the Eagles in Sydney, both scored by Denis Kindl (2011 draft), who was traded by Montreal to Cape Breton earlier this season. Kindl had 10 goals and 22 points in 36 games with Montreal, but has exploded for 10 goals and 14 points in nine games with Cape Breton.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 0 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 40 GP, 1-7-8, -7, 54 PIM

The Greyhounds scored six of their goals in the final two periods.

Guelph Storm 6 @ Sudbury Wolves 7
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
With Guelph: 16 GP, 9-9-18, -6, 18 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 43 GP, 23-26-49, -6, 51 PIM

Guelph scored six for the second straight night, but this time they lost. Sudbury’s game-winner was scored shorthanded with two seconds left in the third period. Ouch.

Erie Otters 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 6
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 40 GP, 1-16-17, +15, 12 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 7 GP, 4-1-0-0, 3.67 GAA, .880 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 14-4-1-1, 3.44 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

The Attack scored three times in the final four minutes of the game; the second was into an empty net.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 5 @ Spokane Chiefs 4
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, +2, 4 PIM (tripping, roughing)
With Tri-City: 8 GP, 6-9-15, +7, 20 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 37 GP, 22-20-42, -5, 64 PIM

Ashton’s point streak was snapped at 10 games as he failed to hit the scoresheet for the first time as a member of the Americans. He has tripping penalties in three straight games. TC scored the game winner with just over 30 seconds left in the game.

Prince George Cougars 2 @ Everett Silvertips 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 37 GP, 28-17-45, -10, 18 PIM

Connolly responded to a bad game Friday with his 28th goal of the year Saturday, but the Cougars couldn’t beat the Tips in Everett. Connolly’s goal cut the Tips’ lead to 3-2 midway through the third period.

Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Swift Current Broncos 1
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 50 GP, 2-13-15, +14, 102 PIM

The Blades swept their home-and-home weekend series with Swift Current.

Panik at the Disco (or in Guelph)

Richard Panik scored his 23rd goal of the season Friday night for the Guelph Storm in highlight-reel fashion.

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North American Juniors Game Night: 1/28/2011

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Nanaimo Clippers 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 48 GP, 21-40-61, 22 PIM

O’Donnell has just one goal in his last three games.

USHL

Fargo Force 2 @ Des Moines Buccaneers 0
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: Did not play.
Season totals: 31 GP, 15-22-37, +18, 18 PIM

Fargo was without their leading scorer, Jimmy Mullin. Ryan Clark, a writer for the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, told Bolt Prospects that Force Coach Jason Herter said Mullin “was not a healthy scratch,” but did not go into detail about an injury or how long Fargo’s leading scorer would be out. Fargo outshot Des Moines 41-19 Friday.

OHL

Sarnia Sting 2 @ Guelph Storm 6
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
With Guelph: 15 GP, 9-8-17, -5, 18 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 42 GP, 23-25-48, -5, 51 PIM

Panik’s 23rd goal of the season came on the power play. He has goals in eight of his past 11 games. Panik (pictured) has four points in his last two games.

WHL

Portland Winterhawks 2 @ Tri-City Americans 5
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
With Tri-City: 7 GP, 6-9-15, +5, 16 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 36 GP, 22-20-42, -7, 60 PIM

TC had a 4-0 lead heading into the third period on their way to soundly beating Portland 5-2 Friday. The Americans pulled within six points of the Winterhawks, who lead the division. Ashton extended his point streak to 10 games, dating back to his time with Regina. He has 20 points in those 10 games. His goal streak was snapped at four games. Ashton had scored in 14 of his past 19 games.

Prince George Cougars 3 @ Kelowna Rockets 7
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, -5, 6 PIM (hooking, roughing, goaltender interference)
Season totals: 36 GP, 27-17-44, -9, 18 PIM

This game was ugly, with several roughing, unsportsmanlike, and spearing penalties. The Cougars actually outshot the Rockets, but were never really in the game on the scoreboard, getting down 3-0 in the first six minutes. Connolly’s second game back wasn’t a good one on the scoresheet, as he was a team worst minus-5. That set a career low for him for one game. He had a minus-4 game in October 2008. He also set a career high for most penalties in one game.

Swift Current Broncos 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 6
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, +2, 1 PIM (delay of game)
Season totals: 49 GP, 2-13-15, +15, 102 PIM

Zahn notched his 15th point of the season after only accumulating three last season.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/27/11

QMJHL

Chicoutimi Sagueneens 1 @ Gatineau Olympiques 0
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 41 GP, 6-19-25, +12, 26 PIM

Maxime Levesque scored his second goal of the year with under three minutes left in the third period to break a scoreless tie. Gatineau outshot the Sags 25-16.

Montreal Juniors 3 @ PEI Rocket 2 (SO)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 39 GP, 9-24-33, +18, 20 PIM

Montreal blew a 2-0 lead, but recovered to get two points out of a shootout on the island. Landry (pictured), who had an assist in the game, did not participate in the shootout.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/26/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 5 @ Cowichan Valley Capitals 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 47 GP, 21-40-61, 22 PIM

O’Donnell snapped a two-game scoreless streak and notched his 61st point of the season Wednesday. Those 61 points tie his career high in Junior A, set last year with the Winnipeg South Blues of the MJHL (29-32-61). O’Donnell’s goal was Penticton’s first of the game, scored on the power play early in the first period.

USHL

Fargo Force 2 @ Omaha Lancers 5
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 15-22-37, +18, 18 PIM

Fargo allowed four third period goals to fall on the road in Nebraska. The game was tied at one entering the third period before the Lancers outscored the Force 4-1 in the final stanza. Fargo is three points behind Dubuque for first in the Western Conference, with the Saints having a whopping four games in hand. Mullin has a nine point lead on Kero Tanner for the team lead in scoring despite playing six fewer games.

QMJHL

Montreal Juniors 1 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 38 GP, 9-23-32, +18, 20 PIM

Landry attempted two shots on goal, but neither were part of the official count. Montreal has a five point lead on Drummondville for first in the TELUS West Division with one game in hand on the Volts. The Juniors’ 73 points is tied for second-best in the league behind St. John (79).

OHL

Kitchener Rangers 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 5
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 1-16-17, +16, 12 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 7 GP, 4-1-0-0, 3.67 GAA, .880 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 14-4-1-1, 3.44 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

Schemitsch tied for the team high in plus/minus at plus-3 Wednesday. His plus-16 rating for the season is sixth best on the Attack. Garrett Wilson (Panthers) leads with plus-32.

WHL

Kamloops Blazers 5 @ Prince George 9
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-2-4, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 35 GP, 27-17-44, -4, 12 PIM

Connolly returned two weeks after spraining his MCL to lead his Cougars to a big win over Kamloops. He was expected to miss 3-6 weeks. Connolly is 10th in the WHL in goals at 27. He has eight more goals than anyone else on his team and is one point behind Nick Buonassisi for the team lead in points despite playing 12 fewer games.

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 3
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +2, 9 PIM (delay of game, boarding, fighting vs. Adrian Van de Mosselaer)
Season totals: 48 GP, 2-11-13, +14, 100 PIM

Zahn how has a fight in four of his last five games. He hit the 100 PIM mark for the first time in two years. He had 84 PIM last year in 44 games and 160 the year before in 62 games. Blades coach Lorne Molleken earned his 500th regular season win Wednesday.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/25/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 1 @ Powell River Kings 4
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 2 PIM (delay of game)
Season totals: 46 GP, 20-40-60, 22 PIM

O’Donnell hasn’t scored in two games, which is an eye opener considering his strong play after the World Junior A Challenge. The Kings exacted some revenge on Penticton for beating them 4-1 last game out.

WHL

Saskatoon Blades 8 @ Calgary Hitmen 4
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 47 GP, 2-11-13, +12, 91 PIM

Saskatoon outscored Calgary 13-5 over the last two games. Zahn’s streak of games with a fight came to an end at three. Kings first rounder and new Blade Brayden Schenn had a goal and an assist in his second game with Saskatoon. The Blades are a legitimate Memorial Cup threat.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/23/11

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 0 @ Montreal Juniors 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (roughing, holding), 0 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 40 GP, 6-19-25, +12, 26 PIM
D Charles Landry, MTL: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 37 GP, 9-23-32, +18, 20 PIM

Janosik had four points in his last two games and Gatineau was 8-1-1 in their last 10 games coming into their Sunday match-up vs. Montreal, but the Juniors earned a shutout win. Landry continues to set new career highs for goals and points in a season each time he hits the scoresheet. Landry, who is already under contract with the Lightning and will likely be in Norfolk next year, is one assist away from tying his career high for assists in a season.

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 0 @ Kitchener Rangers 5
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season Totals: 39 GP, 1-7-8, -8, 54 PIM

A day after a big win over Owen Sound, the Soo fell hard in Kitchener. Likely 2011 top-10 pick Ryan Murphy, a defenseman, had two assists for the Rangers. He’s up to 56 points (17 goals) in 42 games.

Guelph Storm 4 @ Ottawa 67’s 3
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM (cross-checking), *Third Star*
With Guelph: 14 GP, 8-7-15, -6, 18 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 41 GP, 22-24-46, -6, 51 PIM

Guelph scored three times in the third period to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 win. Panik scored the Storm’s first goal. It was his 22nd of the season and first in three games.

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4 (OT)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 38 GP, 1-15-16, +13, 12 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 7 GP, 4-1-0-0, 3.67 GAA, .880 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 14-4-1-1, 3.44 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

Zador was back on the bench after his three GAA relief performance Saturday night against the Greyhounds. Schemitsch, who reportedly is playing well, did not find the scoresheet.

WHL

Kelowna Rockets 4 @ Tri-City Americans 3
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 2-0-2, E, 2 PIM (tripping), *Second Star*
With Tri-City: 6 GP, 6-8-14, +5, 14 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 22-19-41, -7, 58 PIM

Ashton extended his point streak to nine games, dating back to his time with Regina. He has 19 points in those nine games. He extended his goal streak to four games. Ashton has scored in 14 of his past 19 games.

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