North American Juniors

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/19/11

WHL

Kamloops Blazers 0 @ Tri-City Americans 5
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct)
With Tri-City: 4 GP, 3-5-8, +4, 6 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 19-16-35, -8, 50 PIM

Ashton scored his 19th of the year and third in three games with TC in the second period to give the Americans a 2-0 lead. The team would never look back, beating the Blazers 5-0. TC is third in the strong U.S. Division at 28-12-2-1, two points behind both Spokane and Portland for first. TC has three games in hand on Portland and one on Spokane.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/18/11

WHL

Tri-City Americans 4 @ Portland Winterhawks 5 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM (roughing)
With Tri-City: 3 GP, 2-5-7, +3, 4 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 32 GP, 18-16-34, -9, 48 PIM

This would have been a great game to attend as Portland boasts arguably the WHL’s best roster and TC has been absolutely on fire lately, averaging seven goals per game over their last four contests. Tuesday night Portland’s Ryan Johansen, a high first round pick of Columbus last summer, scored with five minutes left in the third to tie the game, then Islanders’ high first rounder Nino Niederreiter scored his 18th in overtime to win it. Carter Ashton now has seven points in three games surrounded by the Americans' talent and is over a point-per-game pace for the season. His 18th goal of the season, scored on the power play, gave TC a brief 3-2 lead in the second period.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/17/11

USHL

Sioux Falls Stampede 3 @ Fargo Force 1
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 14-20-34, +18, 18 PIM

Mullin earned the primary assist on a late goal to help Fargo avoid the shutout. The Force missed a chance to tie Dubuque for first in the conference. With his plus-1 rating Monday, Mullin now sits alone in third in the league at plus-18. He's fifth in the league in points.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/16/11

QMJHL

Shawinigan Cataractes 4 @ Gatineau Olympiques 3 (SO)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM (freezing puck), 0 SOG, 1 Hits
Season Totals: 38 GP, 6-17-23, +10, 22 PIM

Janosik continues to put up points after his strong showing at the World Juniors tournament.

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Montreal Juniors 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 3 Hits
Season Totals: 35 GP, 8-23-31, +17, 20 PIM

Landry set a new career high for points in a season with two points Sunday. His previous career high of 30 points was set last year in 68 games with Drummondville.

OHL

Kitchener Rangers 6 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (boarding)
Season Totals: 36 GP, 0-5-5, -10, 52 PIM

Sault Ste. Marie has lost five in a row and are seven points behind Sarnia for second-last place in the West Division. They are 0-2 since Denny Lambert was fired as coach.

Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Belleville Bulls 1
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 35 GP, 1-14-15, +12, 10 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Win, 26 saves on 27 shots
With Attack: 5 GP, 2-1-0-0, 3.35 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 23 GP, 12-4-1-1, 3.35 GAA, .881 sv%, 1 SO

Zador (pictured) made a rare start and was solid against the lowly Bulls, stopping all but one shot. Schemitsch has one point in his last eight games.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/15/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 6 @ Langley Chiefs 5 (OT)
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 2-2-4, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 43 GP, 19-40-59, 20 PIM

O’Donnell (pictured) remains on fire since his time with Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge, this time accumulating four points in a come-from-behind overtime win for the Vees.

QMJHL

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 5
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 3 Hits
Season Totals: 37 GP, 6-15-21, +10, 20 PIM

Janosik didn’t hit the scoresheet but registered a strong plus-3 rating for the Olympiques. Tye McGill (Flyers 4th, 2010) had a hat trick and was plus-5 for Gatineau.

OHL

Guelph Storm 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 3
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (high sticking)
With Guelph: 11 GP, 7-5-12, -5, 14 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 31 PIM
Season totals: 38 GP, 21-22-43, -5, 45 PIM
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 33 GP, 1-14-15, +12, 10 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 4 GP, 2-1-0-0, 4.08 GAA, .867 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 22 GP, 12-4-1-1, 3.47 GAA, .877 sv%, 1 SO

Panik’s goal scoring streak was stopped at six games as Owen Sound won the second game of a home-and-home series with Guelph. The Storm won Friday night. Panik has at least one point in nine of 11 games with Guelph. Michael Zador served as backup for both games of the series.

WHL

Vancouver Giants 2 @ Tri-City Americans 5
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM (roughing)
With Tri-City: 2 GP, 1-3-4, E, 2 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -11, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 31 GP, 17-14-31, -11, 46 PIM

TC scored the game’s first five goals en route to a 5-2 win over the Giants. Ashton has four points in his first two games with the Americans.

Chilliwack Bruins 3 @ Prince George Cougars 1
RW Brett Connolly, PG: Did not play (injured – knee).
Season totals: 34 GP, 25-15-40, -5, 12 PIM

Connolly is out 3-6 weeks with a sprained knee suffered January 12.

Swift Current Broncos 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 2
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, +1, 9 PIM (roughing, fighting vs. Jordan Peddle, tripping)
Season totals: 44 GP, 2-10-12, +8, 75 PIM

It turns out the reason Zahn was listed as No.55 last game was his No.4 jersey was so torn after a fight he had to switch. He was back in his familiar No.4 Saturday – and fought again. The jersey apparently survived this one. Saskatoon and Swift Current traded road wins in their home-and-home series this weekend.

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