North American Juniors

NA Juniors Game Night: 12-5-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Victoriaville Tigres 1 @ Halifax Mooseheads 4

C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 1 Hit, 15/25 FO, *First Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 17-33-50, +19, 22 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

One game after his 14-game point streak ended, Drouin had two goals – one shorthanded – and an assist to lead the Mooseheads to a win over the Tigres.

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 5 @ North Bay Battalion 3

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 17 GP, 1-6-7, -14, 18 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

Blujus (pictured) had one assist in his last 10 games before getting two on Thursday night. He was left off Team USA’s selection camp roster after being an invitee this past summer. North Bay had 44 shots on Thursday, including 19 in the third period.

Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 5

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 6-17-23, +29, 10 PIM
2012-13 totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

Slater Koekkoek took over the OHL plus/minus lead as Windsor won their first game after making two big trades this week, one of which was rumored to include Koekkoek. The 2012 10th overall pick was reported to be on the move to Guelph, but Windsor quickly denied it and a trade was later finalized with another defenseman instead. If Windsor keeps winning, Koekkoek will likely stay with the Spits, but they are in re-build mode and collecting assets for next year. Koekkoek, whom the Lightning already signed, will be in pro hockey next year (likely the AHL), and Windsor GM Warren Rychel – who traded his son to Guelph this week – will likely deal Koekkoek for additional assets. Erie and London are the most likely destinations for Koekkoek, though some reports said he had a no trade clause he could utilize. Koekkoek is eligible to join AHL Syracuse when his junior season is over. London is the 2014 Memorial Cup host, so if he’s a Knight he’ll be playing late into May.

NA Juniors Game Night: 12-4-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Quebec Remparts 3 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 6

C/W Adam Erne, QUE: 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM, 6 SOG, 2 Hits, 10/18 FO
Season totals: 27 GP, 11-23-34, E, 35 PIM
2012-2013 Season: 68 GP, 28-44-72, +11, 67 PIM

Erne extended his point streak to eight games. He has at least two points in his last four games. Erne was named to Team USA’s selection camp roster for the upcoming World Junior Championships.

Drouin Named QMJHL Player of the Month

Jonathan Drouin, François Brassard and Guillaume Gélinas were named the TELUS three stars for the month of November on Monday.

Drouin is the first star of the month of November in the QMJHL. The Halifax Mooseheads forward had 12 goals and 19 assists in just 10 games. According to the league, his 31 points tied the team record for most points in a month, also held by two other players during the 1999-2000 season, Brandon Reid and Ramzi Abid. The 1st round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning maintained a +14 rating, and scored at least one point in each of his 10 games. In seven games, he scored at least three points, and matched his career-high five points in a game against Acadie-Bathurst on November 22. The average of 3.1 points per game maintained by Drouin in November allowed him to climb to second in scoring in the QMJHL. His 47 points place him 12 points behind the leader of the QMJHL, Anthony Mantha (59). Drouin's performances helped his team get 9 wins in 10 games for the month of November.

BP Notes: Reid and Abid were rivals of Brad Richards' Rimouski squad that year. Drouin was also named to Team Canada's WJC Selection Camp roster. He played for Canada last year and has a good chance to have the honor of being Canada's captain. Andrey Vasilevskiy was named to Russia's roster and Adam Erne to Team USA's. Noted omissions were Slater Koekkoek (Canada) and Dylan Blujus (USA), both of whom were in their country's summer camps.

NA Juniors Game Night: 12-1-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 0

C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 0 Hits, 21/27 FO
Season totals: 21 GP, 15-32-47, +17, 22 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

Moncton’s 5-9 goaltender Alex Dubeau (undrafted) did the unthinkable and shut out Drouin and Halifax, ending Drouin’s 14-game point streak. Drouin is a lock for Canada's WJC camp roster, which will be announced today. He may be Canada's captain.

Quebec Remparts 3 @ Rimouski Oceanic 4 (SO)

C/W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit, 20/31 FO, *Second Star*
Season totals: 26 GP, 10-22-32, +1, 35 PIM
2012-2013 Season: 68 GP, 28-44-72, +11, 67 PIM

Erne finished the weekend with four points (1-3) in two games. He is three points behind Anthony Duclair (NYR) for the team scoring lead.

Ontario Hockey League

North Bay Battalion 4 @ Kitchener Rangers 0

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM
Season totals: 16 GP, 1-4-5, -13, 18 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

Blujus has one assist in his last 10 games.

Kingston Frontenacs 2 @ Oshawa Generals 1

W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 13-25-38, +15, 23 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

Ikonen extended his point streak to nine games with a secondary assist on Kingston’s game-winning goal.

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Sarnia Sting 2 (SO)

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 26 GP, 6-17-23, +27, 10 PIM
2012-13 totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

Windsor completed a weekend sweep of Sarnia with a shootout win on the road. Koekkoek was plus-7 with three assists in the two games. After several years significantly in the minus, Koekkoek’s plus-27 rating is ties for the OHL lead. Koekkoek will have his fingers crossed today as Canada releases its WJC camp roster.

NA Juniors Game Night: 11-30-13

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 3 @ Windsor Spitfires 6

D Slater Koekkoek, NB: 0-2-2, +5, 0 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 6-16-22, +25, 10 PIM
2012-13 totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

Koekkoek, who is on well on pace for a career year, delivered yet another solid effort for the Spits, which rolled against Steven Stamkos' former club.

Kitchener Rangers 5 @ Barrie Colts 3

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 1-1-2, E, 4 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 6-11-17, +17, 60 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

With a goal and an assist Saturday night, Jake Dotchin -- who's already bested his previous season-best goal total -- is quickly honing in on, in roughly half the amount of games played, the career-best 19 points he registered with Owen Sound in 2011-2012.

Kingston Frontenacs 6 @ Belleville Bulls 4

W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 13-24-37, +14, 21 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

Ikonen extended his point streak to eight games.

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