North American Juniors
Seattle Thunderbirds 5 @ Saskatoon Blades 4 (SO)
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-5-6, +7, 32 PIM
Saskatoon allowed 2 third period goals, enabling Seattle to tie the game. The Thunderbirds then scored once in the shootout for the win. With his assist Tuesday, Zahn extended his point streak to a career-long 4 games. While that may be ho-hum for some, considering Zahn only had 3 points (all assists) all of last season, itâ€™s a major achievement. His career high for points is 19, set in 2007-2008 with the Blades in 69 games. He was drafted by the Blackhawks in the fifth round after that season.
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.