North American Juniors

Report: Norfolk to Return Janus to OHL

A report on the Erie Times-News' web site states the AHL's Norfolk Admirals will return goaltender Jaroslav Janus to the OHL's Erie Otters this week.

The newspaper received confirmation of the expected transaction from Janus' agent, Craig Oster of Newport Sports Management Inc. in Mississauga, Ontario.

The report also states the Lightning are interested in signing Janus after this season.

Janus, a 2009 sixth round pick of the Lightning, began the season with Norfolk on a 25-game professional tryout contract. He has played in two of Norfolk's 10 games, accumulating a 0-2-0 record, a 1.52 goals-against average (GAA) and a .939 save percentage. Last year he posted a 25-20-4 record with Erie, along with a 3.24 GAA and a .908 save percentage. The Otters have struggled defensively this year so far, and Janus will be a welcomed re-addition.

Janus' expected departure from Norfolk would leave the club with Dustin Tokarski and Riku Helenius in net.(Norfolk Admirals photo)

Killorn ECAC Player of the Week

Harvard's Alex Killorn was named the ECAC Player of the Week on Monday, November 2, after scoring two goals and an assist in the Crimson’s 5-3 win vs. Dartmouth last Friday.

According to the Harvard Gazette, Killorn was named ECAC Rookie of the Week November 24, 2008, and was named an honorable mention for the Hockey Commissioners’ Association National Rookie of the Month in February. He finished his freshman year with six goals, nine assists, and 15 points in 30 games.

He was a standout this past summer for the Lightning in the club's post-draft prospect camp.

Killorn was taken by the Lightning in the third round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Soo Trades DeCoste to Bulls

According to the Belleville Bulls Hockey Club (OHL), the Bulls have acquired Lightning prospect Kyle DeCoste from the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds for a 2011 conditional seventh round draft choice.

This is the second time in two seasons DeCoste has been traded. Last year the center/winger split the season between Brampton and the Soo, scoring 15 times while contributing 13 assists and 76 penalty minutes.

He has recorded two goals and three points along with 20 penalty minutes in 13 games played so far with the Greyhounds in this, his fourth OHL season.

DeCoste, who has a goal and an assist in his last two games, was taken by the Lightning in the fifth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

CHL Game Night: 11/1

QMJHL

Montreal Junior @ Moncton Wildcats
D Mark Barberio, MCT: Game canceled.
Season Totals: 18 GP, 2-11-13, +3, 20 PIM

Moncton has a slew of players out with injuries and several woke up Sunday ill with the flu leaving the Wildcats with only 11 healthy skaters. According to the Wildcats, “the team doctors for the Wildcats and the QMJHL discussed the situation and it was decided that in the best interest of both teams, game cancellation was the best alternative at this time.”

OHL

Kingston Frontenacs 2 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 4
RW Kyle DeCoste, SSM: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste (pictured) has points in two straight games. His second goal of the year tied the score at one for the Soo against the East Division leading Fronts.

Belleville Bulls 4 @ Oshawa Generals 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 22 saves on 26 shots.
Season Totals: 12 GP, 6-5-1-0, 3.58 GAA, .891 sv%, 1 SO

Oshawa outshot Belleville 37-26, but Zador dropped his fourth straight decision. His 7 GAA (51 saves) loss to London on Friday snuck under the radar here at BoltProspects – probably a good thing.

NCAA Game Night: 10/31

No.20 Michigan State Spartans 5 @ Western Michigan Broncos 3
D Luke Witkowski , UWM: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (interference), 2 SOG
Season Totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 8 PIM

The Broncos put up a good fight, but dropped both games of a home-and-home with MSU this weekend. The Spartans scored a shorthanded empty netter to give the game its final score.

CHL Game Night: 10/31

OHL

Niagara IceDogs 1 @ Barrie Colts 2
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 17 GP, 8-10-18, +6, 8 PIM

Barrie leads the Eastern Conference with 25 points at 12-4-0-1.

Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Saginaw Spirit 5 (SO)
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 17 GP, 4-7-11, +13, 6 PIM

Panik shot second in the shootout, but hit the post. It was the second straight shootout loss for the defending Memorial Cup champs, though they still lead the league in points at 13-3-0-3.

WHL

Brandon Wheat Kings 5 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 4
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 0-3-3, +2, 4 PIM (hooking, roughing), *Third Star*
Season Totals: 15 GP, 9-9-18, -5, 28 PIM

Ashton (pictured) has a four game point streak in which he has eight points. Brandon scored the game winner with 13 seconds left in the game. Lethbridge remains in a tie for last in the Eastern Conference at 5-11-2-0.

NCAA Game Night: 10/30

NCAA

Harvard Crimson 5 @ Dartmouth Big Green 3
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *First Star*

Harvard’s regular and conference season debut was a good one for both the team and Killorn. The sophomore scored twice and added an assist in the second period to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 lead. His assist came on a goal by Canadien’s first rounder Louis Leblanc.

No.10 Vermont Catamounts 1 @ Maine Black Bears 4
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (hitting from behind), 1 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM

Marshall scored his second career goal and first of the season, but No.10 Vermont struggled overall against the Black Bears in Orono. Marshall’s goal came on a slap shot from the right circle that beat the goalie through his five-hole.

Western Michigan Broncos 1 @ No.20 Michigan State Spartans 2
D Luke Witkowski , UWM: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (high sticking)
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 6 PIM

Witkowski’s first collegiate point came on the power play. He fired a slap shot that was saved, but the Broncos scored on the rebound to make the score 2-1 in the third period.

CHL Game Night: 10/30

OHL

Windsor Spitfires 7 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 4
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM (goaltender interference)
Season Totals: 16 GP, 4-7-11, +13, 6 PIM
RW Kyle DeCoste, SSM: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-1-2, -3, 20 PIM

Panik’s linemate, Eric Wellwood (Flyers), had four goals in the game. DeCoste notched his first assist of the season in the loss.

Barrie Colts 7 @ Guelph Storm 5
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 16 GP, 8-10-18, +7, 8 PIM

Hutchings failed to register a point in a game for the fifth time this season.

Brampton Battalion 4 @ Ottawa 67’s 7
LW Matais Sointu, OTT: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 3-4-7, +4, 4 PIM

A big win for Ottawa. Sointu has been nursing a sore foot caused by a blocked shot.

WHL

Seattle Thunderbirds 4 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 9-6-15, -7, 24 PIM

Ashton extended his point streak to three games, albeit in a bad loss to last place Seattle. Lethbridge found themselves down 4-1 entering the third period, but despite a 15-2 shot advantage in the period couldn’t come all the way back.

CHL Game Night: 10/29

QMJHL

Quebec Remparts 5 @ Moncton Wildcats 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 2-11-13, +3, 20 PIM

Patrick Roy’s team broke out to 3-0 and 4-1 leads and never looked back.

OHL

Barrie Colts 7 @ Niagara IceDogs 0
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season totals: 15 GP, 8-10-18, +7, 6 PIM

Seven different Colts scored for Barrie. Hutchings (pictured) had his seventh multi-point game of the season, but he hasn't scored more than two points in any game thus far.

Owen Sound Attack 5 @ Windsor Spitfires 4 (SO)
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 4-5-9, +11, 4 PIM

Panik set up the game tying goal at 6:34 of the third period. He shot first in the shootout for Windsor, but lost control of the puck while making a move on Attack goalie Jordon Binnington (OHL rookie).

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Peterborough Petes 6
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season: 10 GP, 6-3-1-0, 3.19 GAA, .897 sv%, 1 SO

Zador started six straight (4-2, shutout), so Kevin Bailie got the start for the Generals. He stopped 22 of 27 shots. Oshawa outshot the Petes 41-28.

CHL Game Night: 10/28

OHL

Sudbury Wolves 2 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3
RW Kyle DeCoste, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-0-1, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste remained in the lineup for two straight games, but failed to manage a point for the Soo in their win against rival Sudbury. SSM sits in second in the West Division with a 9-6-0-1 record, six points behind division leader Windsor. They are 3-6-0-1 in their last 10 games.

WHL Note: Carter Ashton and Lethbridge received some good news this week when the Anaheim Ducks returned defenseman Luca Sbisa to the junior club. Lethbridge recently climbed out of the Central Division cellar, but has a lackluster 5-9-2-0 record thus far.

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