North American Juniors

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/21/11

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 @ Guelph Storm 10
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: Did not play (injured – sprained ankle)
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

Guelph has 18 goals in their last two games – both without scoring sensation Richard Panik. Former Lightning prospect Brock Beukeboom did not play for the Soo. He remains out with a concussion. Panik is trying to get over a sprained ankle.

WHL

Spokane Chiefs 5 @ Tri-City Americans 1
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
With Tri-City: 18 GP, 8-16-24, +1, 35 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 47 GP, 24-27-51, -11, 75 PIM

TC started their two-game set with Spokane two points behind the Chiefs for third in the Western Conference and three points behind Portland for first (B.C. Division leader Kelowna is seeded second). The Ams dropped the first game – at home – to the Chiefs 6-2, then were soundly beat Monday 5-1. The loss leaves TC five points behind third place Portland and six behind Spokane, who took over the top spot from the Winterhawks.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/20/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-1-2, 2 PIM (roughing), *Second Star*
Final season totals: 58 GP, 29-43-72, 28 PIM

O’Donnell finished the season second on the Vees in points, goals, and assists, and led in power play points with 18. The Vees (38-17-3-2) will play Quesnel (13-38-3-6) in the first round of the BCHL Interior Conference playoffs.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 1
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 50 GP, 7-20-27, +10, 30 PIM

Gatineau outshot the Drakkar 43-18, but had to come from behind to win. They have already clinched a playoff spot and are within one point of Shawinigan for third in the TELUS West Division.

OHL

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 3 (SO)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm)
Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup)
With Attack: 11 GP, 7-2-0-0, 3.19 GAA, .895 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 29 GP, 17-5-1-1, 3.29 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Owen Sound scored with a minute left in regulation to send the game to overtime, but the Attack fell in a shootout.

WHL

Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 5
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM (checking from behind, holding)
Season totals: 60 GP, 3-14-17, +22, 131 PIM

Oilers second rounder Tyler Pitlick had two goals and three points to lead the Tigers to a win over the league-leading Blades.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/19/11

BCHL

Quesnel Millionaires 2 @ Penticton Vees 5
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-1-2, 2 PIM (roughing), *Second Star*
Season totals: 58 GP, 29-43-72, 28 PIM

O’Donnell has four points (three goals) in his last two games. Both his points Saturday came in the Vees’ four-goal second period.

USHL

Fargo Force 2 @ Tri-City Storm 0
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-27-42, +21, 20 PIM

Mullin had the primary assist on the Force’s second goal, helping Fargo bounce back from a tough loss to Lincoln Friday night with a shutout win over Tri-City Saturday. Mullin, a USHL all-star, hasn’t scored in seven game and 13 of his last 14. He has 10 assists in those 14 games. He led Fargo with six shots on goal Saturday night.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (checking from behind), 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 49 GP, 7-20-27, +10, 30 PIM

Gatineau outshot the Sags 31-18 but lost. Janosik (pictured) is now within two goals of his career high of nine goals set last season.

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 1 @ Montreal Juniors 7
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 48 GP, 10-27-37, +21, 24 PIM

David Rose (undrafted) and Nicolas Chouinard (undrafted) both had two goals for the Juniors.

OHL

Guelph Storm 3 @ Erie Otters 8
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: Did not play (injured – sprained ankle)
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

A snowman sighting in Erie. The Otters were up 8-1 at one point. Panik missed his third straight game with a sprained ankle. There is no timetable for his return.

Note: Owen Sound’s game with Ottawa was postponed due to weather. It has been rescheduled for Sunday, when former Red Wing Kirk Maltby will be recognized.

WHL

Spokane Chiefs 6 @ Tri-City Americans 2
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-1-1, E, 5 PIM (fighting vs. Darren Kramer)
With Tri-City: 17 GP, 8-16-24, +1, 35 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 46 GP, 24-27-51, -11, 75 PIM

TC came into the game two points behind Spokane for third in the Western Conference and three points behind Portland for first (B.C. Division leader Kelowna is seeded second). With their less-than-stellar home ice showing Saturday and Portland’s win, that hole got a little deeper for TC. The Ams do have two games in hand on Portland and three on Spokane, however.

Everett Silvertips 4 @ Prince George Cougars 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 46 GP, 36-22-58, -4, 22 PIM

Everett took both games from Prince George in their weekend series. The Tips went up by two goals early and the Cougars played catch-up all night. Prince George is now tied for sixth in the West with Everett, three points up on eighth place Kamloops and seven up on ninth place Chilliwack.

Saskatoon Blades 5 @ Kootenay Ice 3
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (cross-checking)
Season totals: 59 GP, 3-14-17, +21, 127 PIM

Kings first rounder Brayden Schenn and undrafted forward Jesse Ismond both had two goals for the Blades.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/18/11

BCHL

Prince George Spruce Kings 2 @ Penticton Vees 2
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 2-0-2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 57 GP, 28-42-70, 26 PIM

O’Donnell (pictured) scored both his team's goals and hit 70 points for the season after accumulating 61 in 53 games last year with the Winnipeg South Blues of the MJHL. The game ended in a tie Friday. In the BCHL, they play five minutes of 4-on-4 hockey, then another five of 3-on-3 play if no one has scored. If the game is still tied after 10 extra minutes, the contest is finished; there is no shootout. Last season there were only seven ties in 510 BCHL games.

USHL

Fargo Force 1 @ Lincoln Stars 4
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (high sticking), 1 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 15-26-41, +20, 20 PIM

Mullin was named to the USHL All-Star team earlier in the day, though no actual game will take place this year.

QMJHL

Quebec Remparts 2 @ Montreal Juniors 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 47 GP, 10-27-37, +21, 24 PIM

Montreal won a battle of division leaders at home over the Remparts. Swedish import player Viktor Hertzberg had a goal and two assists for Montreal. He went undrafted in both 2009 and 2010.

OHL

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Guelph Storm 6
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: Did not play (injured – sprained ankle)
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 missed his second straight game with a sprained ankle. Initial reports said he missed his last game with a knee injury. According to the Guelph Mercury, there is no timetable for his return.

WHL

Chilliwack Bruins 2 @ Tri-City Americans 6
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
With Tri-City: 16 GP, 8-15-23, +1, 30 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 45 GP, 24-26-50, -11, 70 PIM

Ashton’s two game goal streak came to an end. Justin Feser, undrafted in 2010, had a hat trick for TC. The Ams outshot the Bruins 51-20.

Everett Silvertips 4 @ Prince George Cougars 1
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 35-21-56, -6, 22 PIM

Prince George fell victim to the “first home game after a long road trip” lull and gave up three third period goals to the Tips in a 4-1 loss. Connolly had his five game goal streak and eight game point streak snapped.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/17/11

QMJHL

Quebec Remparts 1 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 48 GP, 6-20-26, +9, 28 PIM

A big win for Gatineau over the TELUS East Division-leading Remparts. The Olympiques have clinched a playoff spot and sit in fourth in the TELUS West Division, one point behind Shawinigan.

Montreal Juniors 4 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 46 GP, 10-27-37, +22, 24 PIM

Landry’s career high 10th goal of the season was scored on the power play in the first period to give Montreal a 1-0 lead. The Juniors would later fall behind 3-1 before storming back for a 4-3 win. The game winning goal was scored by Jeremy Gouchie (undrafted) with 35 seconds left in the game. Montreal leads the TELUS West Division with 86 points, five more than Drummondville. They have clinched a playoff spot. Only St. John (95) has more points in the Q.

OHL

Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Niagara IceDogs 3
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm)
Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup)
With Attack: 11 GP, 7-2-0-0, 3.19 GAA, .895 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 29 GP, 17-5-1-1, 3.29 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Owen Sound maintained their five point lead in the Western Conference over Saginaw with a win in St. Catherines. They have clinched a playoff spot.

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