North American Juniors
Muskegon Lumberjacks 1 @ Fargo Force 2
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (hooking), 3 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 4-2-6, -2, 8 PIM
Mullin scored the game winner with three seconds left in regulation to give the Force a home win.
Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4 (OT)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 1-3-4, +1, 2 PIM
Gatineau outshot the Sagueneens 34-15, including 4-0 in overtime, but needed that extra session to win. Janosik was credited with two hits in the game. He had 35 points last year, but is off to a bit of a slow start statistically.
Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Belleville Bulls 3 (OT)
C Richard Panik, BEL: 3-0-3, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 10 GP, 10-7-17, +4, 13 PIM
Panik provided all the offense for the Bulls, scoring in the first, third, and again with one second left in overtime to give Belleville the win. Panik, who has three First Star awards, is tied for second in the league in goals and fourth in points.
Barrie Colts 5 @ Owen Sound Attack 7
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 9 GP, 1-5-6, +6, 2 PIM
Owen Sound boasts the leagueâ€™s top goal scorer, Garrett Wilson (Panthers 4th/09), who had two goals Saturday to give him 12 for the year â€“ two ahead of Lightning prospect Richard Panik.
Oshawa Generals 5 @ Niagara IceDogs 6
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 5-1-0-0, 3.52 GAA, .891 sv%
Zador got the night off as his backup, Kevin Bailie, stopped 22 of 28 shots in the loss.
Regina Pats 4 @ Kootenay Ice 7
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 9 GP, 3-2-5, -6, 21 PIM
Ashton scored for the first time in three games for the Pats, who remain the leagueâ€™s worst team at 2-7-1.
Prince George Cougars 8 @ Kamloops Blazers 1
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 10 GP, 9-7-16, +2, 4 PIM
Connolly ran his point streak to 10 games and his goal streak to 5 games (both 2nd longest streaks in the league currently). He is tied for 11th in the league in points and 5th in goals. Prince George has 20 goals in their last 3 games.
Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 0
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 8 GP, 1-0-1, +7, 11 PIM
Saskatoon is now 8-1 and one point behind league-leader Portland.
Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 1 @ Brampton Battalion 5
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 18 PIM (Checking-from-behind , fighting vs. Barclay Goodrow, checking-from-behind , fighting vs. Sean Jones)
Season Totals: 7 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 34 PIM
The Soo lost their sixth game in a row, being outshot by Brampton 41-22 in the process. Beukeboom had his third and fourth fights of the year. You certainly like to see passion from the captain, but two double minors for checking-from-behind is over the line. Beukeboom didnâ€™t fare too well in his first fight (click for hockeyfights.com video) and his second wasnâ€™t much of a contest before the linesmen came in.
Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Barrie Colts 2
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM (holding)
Season Totals: 7 GP, 1-4-5, +5, 2 PIM
Schemitsch hasnâ€™t had a point in a few games, but the team is winning and is tied with Kitchener for the Mid-West Division lead at 6-1.
Quesnel Millionaires 2 @ Penticton Vees 6
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 2 PIM (holding)
Season Totals: 15 GP, 6-4-10, 8 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell earned a power play assist in the Veesâ€™ route of Quesnel.
Niagara IceDogs 5 @ Belleville Bulls 4
C Richard Panik, BEL: 2-1-3, -1, 2 PIM (Tripping), *Second Star*
Season Totals: 8 GP, 7-6-13, +2, 13 PIM
Panik had three points for the second consecutive game, but the Bulls gave up two late goals to see a win slip away. Panik is tied for fourth in the OHL in points with 13, three behind leaders Greg McKegg (Erie, Maple Leafs), Ryan Strome (Niagara, 2011), and Ryan Murphy (Kitchener, 2011). Panik is also tied for fourth in goals, one behind leaders Christian Thomas (Oshawa, Rangers), Alex Aleardi (Plymouth, undrafted), and McKegg.
Penticton Vees 2 @ Westside Warriors 1 (OT)
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 12 GP, 5-3-8, 6 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell was scoreless coming off a 2-goal game, but he and the Vees will take the road victory.
Kootenay Ice 2 @ Regina Pats 0
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 7 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 21 PIM
Regina is a league-worst 1-6-1-0 so far this year, and for a team with Jordan Weal and Ashton, that shouldnâ€™t be happening. They managed only 14 shots on goal â€“ at home â€“ on Tuesday. Then again, this was a team that had Jordan Eberle last year and greatly faltered. After scoring 30 two years ago, Ashton fell to 24 goals last year, and with only 2 after 7 games, he canâ€™t be happy with his (or the teamâ€™s) production so far, especially considering he had such a good Lightning camp and exhibition season.