North American Juniors

CHL Game Night: 11-27-09

OHL

Belleville Bulls 3 @ Niagara IceDogs 2
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 23 GP, 5-5-10, +1, 22 PIM
With Bulls: 10 GP, 3-4-7, +3, 2 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

Defenseman Shawn Lalonde (Blackhawks 3/2008) scored the game winner late in the third period. DeCoste’s goal briefly gave the Bulls a 2-1 lead early in the third.

Barrie Colts 5 @ Mississauga-St. Michael’s Majors 2
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (diving)
Season Totals: 26 GP, 13-16-29, +11, 16 PIM

Hutchings has scored in three straight games and has points in his last four. Barrie is on a 14-0-0-1 streak.

Erie Otters 5 @ Guelph Storm 4 (OT)
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Did not play.
Season Totals: 7 GP, 4-2-1-0, 2.93 GAA, .915 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

Janus, who reportedly has been battling “bumps and bruises” since returning to the OHL from Norfolk, did not make the trip to Guelph. He left the Otters’ previous game in the third period with an apparent leg injury.

Peterborough Petes 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 3 (SO)
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 27 GP, 7-8-15, +13, 8 PIM

Panik (pictured), who hit a post during the game, did not participate in the shootout. This was his second Third Star of the season. Windsor, the top-ranked team in the Canadian Hockey League, has at least a point in 19 straight games (17-0-0-2).

Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 2
LW Matais Sointu, OTT: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (interference)
Season Totals: 22 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 8 PIM
With Sudbury: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +7, 6 PIM

Sointu made his debut for Sudbury after coming over in a trade from Ottawa earlier in the week. The CHL import is wearing No.28 with the Wolves, with whom he is expected to get more ice time.

Oshawa Generals 3 @ Ottawa 67’s 6
G Michael Zador, OSH: No decision, 25 saves on 28 shots (pulled briefly)
Season Totals: 19 GP, 7-10-2-0, 3.48 GAA, .893 sv%, 1 SO

Zador was pulled briefly in the second period, but was re-inserted into the lineup when his backup gave up three goals on 11 shots.

WHL

Lethbridge Hurricanes 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 3 (SO)
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 24 GP, 13-12-25, -6, 46 PIM

The Hurricanes held a 2-0 lead in this game before watching that lead disappear. Ashton, Lethbridge’s fourth shooter, had his shootout attempt saved.

NCAA Game Night: 11-27-09

No.18 Vermont Catamounts 3 @ Northeastern Huskies 2
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM

Vermont moves back to .500 at 5-5-1.

Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 4
D Luke Witkowski , UWM: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 13 GP, 1-3-4, -9, 16 PIM

Witkowski’s minus-3 rating was the worst on the team for the night. The freshman continues to get solid minutes for the Broncos.

CHL Game Night: 11-26-09

QMJHL

Drummondville Voltigeurs 1 @ Moncton Wildcats 5
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-2-2, +3, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 23 GP, 2-15-17, +7, 24 PIM

Barberio has three points in his last two games after notching two helpers against the defending QMJHL champs Thursday. Barberio is tied for 14th in scoring among Q defensemen, but third on the Wildcats after David Savard (Blue Jackets 4/2009) and PEI native Brandon Gormley (2010).

OHL

Belleville Bulls 3 @ Erie Otters 5
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 22 GP, 4-5-9, -1, 22 PIM
With Bulls: 9 GP, 2-4-6, +1, 2 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Win, 20 saves on 22 shots in 49:36.
Season Totals: 7 GP, 4-2-1-0, 2.93 GAA, .915 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

Janus was pulled midway through the third period with an apparent leg problem, the Canadian Press reported. The Otters snapped a four game losing streak while accumulating a season-high 46 shots.

Owen Sound Attack 1 @ Barrie Colts 5
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 25 GP, 12-16-28, +10, 14 PIM

Hutchings (pictured) posted his second three point game of November, earning his second First Star honor of the year in the process.

WHL

WHL All-Stars 4 vs. Russian Selects 2 (Subway Super Series)
RW Carter Ashton, WHL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 23 GP, 12-12-24, -6, 44 PIM

After a 2-1 WHL win earlier this week, the WHL/CHL completed the sweep over Russia with a 4-2 win Thursday. The CHL (QMJHL, OHL, WHL) finished 6-0 against the Russians.

67's Send Sointu to Sudbury

The OHL's Ottawa 67’s announced Wednesday that winger and Lightning prospect Matias Sointu was traded to the Sudbury Wolves for goaltender Francis Dupuis.

According to the Orleans Star, the trade represents an opportunity to gain more playing time for Sointu.

“Here in Ottawa, we have a solid group of young forwards and with Corey Cowick coming back in the New Year it looked like Matias wasn’t going to get the minutes he needs to continue his development,” 67's coach Chris Byrne told the Star. “In Sudbury, I think he’ll be a top-six forward and have the opportunity to develop at a faster pace. We thank him for his contribution to our team and wish him well with the Wolves.”

CHL Game Night: 11-25-09

OHL

Windsor Spitfires 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 1
C Richard Panik, WSR: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 26 GP, 7-8-15, +13, 8 PIM

Windsor won its ninth straight as Panik scored his seventh of the year. His unassisted goal opened the game’s scoring.

Ashton hopes to ride Subway to WJHC

(Saskatoon StarPhoenix) During the next week, [Lightning 2009 first rounder] Carter Ashton will tote his Lethbridge Hurricanes hockey bag through three provinces for four games.

He'll tangle with familiar WHL foes in Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Medicine Hat. But first, the 18-year-old winger has a Thursday date with the Russians in Kelowna, B.C.

"A lot of people will be watching that game," says Ashton, who'll represent Team WHL in the finale of the Subway Super Series. "It's another step towards the process (of earning an invitation to the national junior team's selection camp)."

For the rest of this story, please see the StarPhoenix by clicking here.

NCAA Game Night: 11-24-09

Boston University Terriers 6 @ Harvard Crimson 5 (OT)
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 8 GP, 5-4-9, +2, 6 PIM

Killorn’s unassisted goal gave the Crimson a brief 2-1 lead early in the game. He has 10 shots in his last two games. Former Lightning prospect Justin Courtnall did not play for Boston. Courtnall has no points and two penalty minutes in seven games for BU this season after playing for his father (former NHLer Geoff Courtnall) in Victoria (BCHL) last season. BU, the defending NCAA champions, are 4-7-1 on the year and in the basement of Hockey East.

No.10 UMass Minutemen 6 @ No.18 Vermont Catamounts 2
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 10 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM

Vermont fell below .500 on the year at 4-5-1. UMass leads Hockey East and Vermont is tied for fifth. Marshall was centering Vermont’s fourth line.

CHL Game Night: 11-22-09

QMJHL

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 2
D Mark Barberio, Q: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 22 GP, 2-13-15, +4, 22 PIM

Moncton put themselves in a 3-0 hole and could never recover. Former Lightning prospect Michael Ward finished his season with Cape Breton last season after a trade from Lewiston. He was not offered a contract by Tampa Bay, but signed with Vancouver. The Canucks re-assigned him to Cape Breton, where as a co-captain he has 15 assists (0 goals) in 17 games so far this year. He had 17 points in 30 games with the Eagles after the trade last year; 17 in 35 with Lewiston.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 0 @ Brampton Battalion 3
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 21 GP, 4-4-8, E, 22 PIM
With Bulls: 8 GP, 2-3-5, +2, 2 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste earned his first two penalty minutes as a Bull.

Erie Otters 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 3
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Did not play.
Season Totals: 6 GP, 3-2-1-0, 3.00 GAA, .915 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

Erie is on a 0-2-2-0 streak. Janus got the night off.

Guelph Storm 3 @ Windsor Spitfires 11
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 25 GP, 6-8-14, +11, 8 PIM

This is confusing. Panik was coming off a two goal game, his team scored 11, had six even strength goals, and somehow Panik goes without a point and has a team-worst minus-two rating.

Kitchener Rangers 3 @ Ottawa 67’s 6
LW Matais Sointu, OTT: Did not play.
Season Totals: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +7, 6 PIM

Ottawa is on a 5-0-1 streak and are now at .500 on the year.

London Knights 4 @ Oshawa Generals 1
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 18 GP, 7-9-2-0, 3.45 GAA, .893 sv%, 1 SO

Zador got the night off.

CHL Game Night: 11-22-09

OHL

Plymouth Whalers 1 @ Belleville Bulls 3
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 20 GP, 4-4-8, +2, 20 PIM
With Bulls: 7 GP, 2-3-5, +4, 0 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste scored the game’s insurance marker late in the third.

Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Barrie Colts 4
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season Totals: 24 GP, 11-14-25, +8, 12 PIM

Barrie set a team record with their 11th straight win. Like DeCoste, Hutchings (pictured) scored the game’s insurance marker late in the third. Hutchings has points in two straight games.

Erie Otters 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 3
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Loss, 32 saves on 34 shots, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 6 GP, 3-2-1-0, 3.00 GAA, .915 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

Janus lost his third in a row (one in OT), but earned Third Star for the game. The Attack hit an empty net to give the game its final score.

NCAA Game Night: 11-21-09

Clarkson Golden Knights 2 @ Harvard Crimson 2
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (boarding), 5 SOG
Season Totals: 7 GP, 4-3-7, +2, 6 PIM

Clarkson scored twice in the third period to force a tie with Harvard. The Crimson is now 1-4-2 on the year.

No.1 Miami Redhawks 1 @ Western Michigan Broncos 1
D Luke Witkowski , UWM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 12 GP, 1-3-4, -6, 16 PIM

A good showing by the Broncos, earning a tie with the No.1 team in the country. WMU is 5-5-2 this season, Dan Boyle's Miami Redhawks 9-1-4.

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