North American Juniors
World Junior A Challenge
Canada East 1 vs. USA 6
C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 3-0-3, 0 PIM
USA opened defense of their 2009 Gold medal with a convincing 6-1 win over Canada East. Lightning prospect Jimmy Mullin led the way for the Americans with a hat trick. He was originally credited with an assist on USAâ€™s first goal, but it was later changed to his goal. The Fargo Force (USHL) forward followed that up with USAâ€™s second goal, giving the Americans a 2-1 lead in the second period. He completed the hat trick in Penticton, B.C., with the USAâ€™s final goal mid-way through the third period. (Hockey Canada photo)
Canada West 4 vs. Switzerland 5 (OT)
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, CW: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Canada West found themselves down 3-0 going into the third period of their WJAC opener before mounting a furious comeback to send the game to overtime. Lighting prospect Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, playing on his home ice in Penticton, earned the primary assist on Westâ€™s game tying goal with just over 6 minutes to go in the game. The Swiss won on an overtime goal scored on the power play. West had taken a delay of game penalty in the closing seconds of the third period.
Baie-Comeau Drakkar 3 @ Montreal Juniors 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 9 GP, 0-6-6, +5, 0 PIM
Landry continues to pile up assists since his return from injury. The Drakkar have lost their last 21 games (0-16-2-3). Theyâ€™ve won once this season.
Plymouth Whalers 6 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (closing hand on puck)
Season Totals: 16 GP, 0-2-2, -6, 38 PIM
After going his first 14 games without a point, Beukeboom has assists in his last two contests.
Brandon Wheat Kings 1 @ Regina Pats 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM (hooking), *Second Star*
Season totals: 17 GP, 7-7-14, -6, 34 PIM
A big win for Regina, who is now two points away from escaping the East Division cellar.
Canada West jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead, but Mullin (pictured) started the USA comeback with a second period goal and the Americans scored 4 of the gameâ€™s next 5 goals after that for the exhibition win.
Baie-Comeau Drakkar 0 @ Gatineau Olympiques 1 (OT)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 19 GP, 2-4-6, +5, 12 PIM
The Olympiques needed overtime to beat the leagueâ€™s worst team.
Montreal Juniors 3 @ Quebec Remparts 2
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 8 GP, 0-5-5, +5, 0 PIM
Montreal completed the home-and-home sweep of top-ranked Quebec with a 3-2 win Saturday. The #GuyBoucherKarma continues on Patrick Roy.
Kingston Frontenacs 3 @ Belleville Bulls 2 (SO)
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM (goaltender interference x2)
Season totals: 18 GP, 11-11-22, +1, 25 PIM
Panik earned a point, but failed to convert his shootout attempt.
Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Erie Otters 2
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM
The Attack got revenge on Erie for a Friday loss.
Mississauga St. Michaels Majors 4 @ Oshawa Generals 1
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 7-3-1-1, 3.48 GAA, .880 sv%, 1 SO
Zador watched Saturday after getting pulled early Friday.
Regina Pats 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 5
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 16 GP, 6-6-12, -7, 32 PIM
Ashton had at least a point in 4 of his last 5 games entering the Moose Jaw game.
Edmonton Oil Kings 7 @ Prince George Cougars 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 19 GP, 15-10-25, -5, 6 PIM
The Cougars suffered a bad home loss a day after beating the Oil Kings.
Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Swift Current Broncos 3 (OT)
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM (cross checking, tripping)
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-2-3, +7, 28 PIM
Zahn is becoming a point machine by his statistical standards.
World Junior A Challenge
Canada West 2 vs. Canada East 7 (Exhibition)
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, CW: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Canada East scored 5 times in the second period to take a 5-0 lead. West cut it to 5-2 early in the third, but couldnâ€™t come back any further. Oâ€™Donnell wasnâ€™t listed on the scoresheet.
Fargo Force 3 @ Tri-City Storm 4
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: Did not play.
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 10 PIM
Mullin is currently with Team USA for the World Junior A Challenge.
Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (cross checking), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 18 GP, 2-4-6, +5, 12 PIM
Janosik earned his sixth point of the year with a primary power play assist. He had 35 points in 63 games last season.
Quebec Remparts 4 @ Montreal Juniors 5 (SO)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 7 GP, 0-4-4, +5, 0 PIM
Montreal scored twice in the late third to send the game to an extra session, then defeated the CHLâ€™s top ranked team in a shootout. Patrick Roy and Quebec are 15-2-0-2 on the year. They're 0-1-0-1 this week - the same week Roy blamed Lightning coach Guy Boucher for the lack of offense in the QMJHL. #GuyBoucherKarma
Oshawa Generals 3 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 7
G Michael Zador, OSH: No decision, 6 saves on 9 shots
Season Totals: 7-3-1-1, 3.48 GAA, .880 sv%, 1 SO
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 0-1-1, -5, 36 PIM
Beukeboom (pictured) finally earned his first point of the year, although it was part of a poor performance by his fellow Lightning prospect Michael Zador. Zador was pulled in the first period.
Belleville Bulls 0 @ Kitchener Rangers 8
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -5, 0 PIM
Season totals: 17 GP, 11-10-21, E, 21 PIM
A snowman in Kitchener. Panik was a team-worst minus-5. The next worst was minus-3. Possible 2011 Lightning draft target right-handed defenseman Ryan Murphy just had an assist in the game. He has 10 goals and 28 points in 16 games so far this year for the Rangers and is now playing himself into the top of the first round it seems (and too high for the Lightning?).
Owen Sound Attack 0 @ Erie Otters 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 17 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM
Schemitsch had 4 points in his last 2 games coming into the Erie game.
Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Regina Pats 1
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 6-6-12, -7, 32 PIM
Ashton has at least a point in 4 of his last 5 games.
Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Prince George Cougars 6
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 15-10-25, -2, 6 PIM
Connolly had gone his last 5 games without registering multiple points. This was his sixth multi-point game of the year.
Sarnia Sting 7 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 14 GP, 0-0-0, -8, 36 PIM
The Soo fell to 5-9-3 on the year after the home ice blowout.
Barrie Colts 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 3
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 16 GP, 1-10-11, +10, 2 PIM
Schemitsch has 4 points in his last 2 games. Owen Sound peppered Barrie goaltender Peter DiSalvo (undrafted) with 51 shots. He stopped 49. DiSalvo is 1-10-1 on the year but you wouldnâ€™t know it by his First Star performance Wednesday. DiSalvo was a teammate of Steven Stamkos a few years ago in Sarnia.
Saskatoon Blades 5 @ Swift Current Broncos 4
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 17 GP, 1-1-2, +6, 28 PIM
The Blades extended their lead atop the East Division by scoring 3 times in the third period vs. Swift Current to beat the Broncos.