North American Juniors

Juniors Game Night: 10-16-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Victoriaville Tigres 5

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 1-0-1, -1, 4 PIM, 4 SOG, 4 Hits
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-1-4, -2, 8 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-2-5, +2, 9 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

The Sea Dogs outshot the Tigres, 40-23, and carried a 2-1 lead into the third period, yet fell in Victoriaville, 5-2.

Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 5

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 8 GP, 9-9-18, +4, 10 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan was unable to stretch his hat trick streak to three games, but he did manage two assists in Shawinigan’s 5-3 win over the Volts. Yan is the reigning QMJHL and CHL Player of the Week.

Ontario Hockey League

Erie Otters 7 @ Oshawa Generals 4

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 3-5-8, -4, 0 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Jake Marchment (Kings), nephew of former Lightning defenseman Bryan Marchment, had a hat trick and was plus-4, leading the Otters to a win over Oshawa. Anthony Cirelli had a goal and an assist for the Gens.

Windsor Spitfires 2 @ Guelph Storm 1

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-5-9, +3, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Windsor snuck out a 2-1 win in Guelph backed by Michael DiPietro’s 36-save performance. DiPietro is a 2017 draft prospect.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Kingston Frontenacs 4 (SO)

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-1-1, +11, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Peterborough was outshot 10-0 in overtime, but managed to survive and send the game to a shootout. Unfortunately for the Petes, the Fronts won the skills competition for the extra point, 2-1.

Saginaw Spirit 1 @ London Knights 4

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 8 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 5-1-6, +1, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Mitchell Stephens scored his fifth goal of the year, but Saginaw was already down 4-1 late in the game.

United States Hockey League

Sioux City Musketeers 4 @ Omaha Lancers 0

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, -4, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota commit)

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Did not play
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1, 2.46 GAA, .923 sv%
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha commit)

Sioux City broke a three-game losing streak by winning in Omaha. Kris Oldham sat backup in the game for the Lancers. CJ Dodero (no known relation to Syracuse/Greenville defenseman Charlie Dodero) had a hat trick for Sioux City.

Juniors Game Night: 10-15-15

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 1 @ North Bay Battalion 5

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 2-4-6, -4, 0 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Oshawa took a 1-0 lead into the third period, but North Bay exploded for five goals in the final frame to defeat the visiting Gens, 5-1. The Battalion outshot Oshawa, 33-16. Cirelli has been held without a shot the last two games.

Ottawa 67’s 4 @ Windsor Spitfires 3 (OT)

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-5-9, +4, 4 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Cristiano DiGiacinto was a force all night and had a goal and an assist. He led Windsor with six shots, but the Spits fell to visiting Ottawa in overtime. Flyers first rounder Travis Konecny had three assists and was named first star.

Erie Otters 4 @ Peterborough Petes 3 (SO)

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 0-1-1, +9, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 2-1-3, E, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Peterborough moved into first place in the East Division with an overtime point, but the Petes conceded the extra point to Erie in the shootout. Dominik Masin was scoreless in his first game since signing with the Lightning. That contract will kick in when he begins his pro career next season.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 10 @ Calgary Hitmen 2

C Brayden Point, MJ: 2-2-4, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 6 GP, 8-8-16, +9, 2 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 0-1-1, -6, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Moose Jaw made a statement on the road, walloping Calgary 10-2 one day after being shut out by Kootenay. Brayden Point, who had his 13-game goal-scoring streak snapped against the Ice, had two goals and two assists to lead the Warriors. He’s been a first star in half of his games this season, and second or third star in two more. Point will be in the WHL MVP race all season if he stays healthy.

United States Hockey League

Sioux City Musketeers 3 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 7 (Tuesday)

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, -4, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota commit)

Sioux City has lost three games in a row after dropping a road contest in Sioux Falls on Tuesday. Lightning prospect Ryan Zuhlsdorf picked up his second assist of the season in the loss.

Juniors Game Night: 10-14-15

Ontario Hockey League

Guelph Storm 0 @ Oshawa Generals 2 (Monday)

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 2-3-5, -3, 0 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Jeremy Brodeur (undrafted) had a 24-save shutout and Lightning prospect Anthony Cirelli had an assist, leading the Gens to a 2-0 Thanksgiving win over visiting Guelph.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 0 @ Kootenay Ice 1

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 6-6-12, +6, 2 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Overage goaltender Wyatt Hoflin (undrafted) stopped all 34 shots he faced and the Ice rode a first period goal to a shutout win over visiting Moose Jaw. Brayden Point had his 13-game goal-scoring streak snapped in the loss. He finished last season on a nine-game streak and started this season with a four-game streak. He has at least one goal in 17 of his last 19 regular season games, including two hat tricks.

Lightning Sign Masin to Entry-Level Contract

(Tampa Bay Lightning release)

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Dominik Masin to a three-year, entry-level contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Masin, 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, has played in seven games with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League this season, recording one assist. He leads all Peterborough skaters for plus/minus with a plus-9 rating and ranks third for penalty minutes with 12. In two seasons with the Petes, Masin has registered seven goals and 27 points in 55 games.

A native of Mestec Kralove, Czech Republic, Masin represented his native country in the 2015 World Junior Championships, notching an assist in five games.

Masin, 19, was drafted by Tampa Bay in the second round, 35th overall, of the 2014 NHL Draft.

BP Commentary:

The Lightning have high hopes for Masin, whom they drafted with one of the Martin St. Louis draft picks. Syracuse Coach Rob Zettler said in Estero at the prospects tournament that Masin will be a great player for a "long, long time," which usually is a comment reserved for prospects the organization feels are near or at the elite category. Toward the second half of last season, his first in North America, his offense started to come around. He was mostly a character, defense-first defenseman (aren't they all?) when he was drafted out of the Czech Republic. He has top-4 defenseman upside when everything eventually comes together. Spending a year or two in the AHL with former defensemen Zettler and assistant coach Trent Cull will certainly help. Stay patient.

Bolt Prospect of the Week

We continue our Bolt Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for his recent contributions on and off the ice.

The Bolt Prospect of the Week for the week ending October 12 is … Dennis Yan, W, Shawinigan Cataractes, QMJHL.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are taking over the Canadian Hockey League.

Two Lightning prospects, Dennis Yan (QMJHL) and Brayden Point (WHL), won their respective league’s Player of the Week this week after they combined for three hat tricks.

Juniors Game Night: 10-11-15

Ontario Hockey League

Peterborough Petes 6 @ Flint Firebirds 4

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, +3, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 0-1-1, +10, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Peterborough got five points from overager Hunter Garlent (undrafted) and defeated the Firebirds in Flint, 6-4. Dominik Masin is plus-8 in his last two games, combined.

NCAA Game Night: 10-10-15

No. 3 Boston University Terriers 3 @ Union Dutchmen 5

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
2014-2015 totals: 37 GP, 2-7-9, +19, 58 PIM

With Jack Eichel now in Buffalo, BU dropped its season opener at Union, 5-3.

No. 10 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2 @ No. 6 Minnesota State Mavericks 0

W Jimmy Mullin, MSU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
2013-2014 totals (Miami): 19 GP, 1-6-7, 23 PIM

Omaha took both games in Mankato, the second of which was a 40-save shutout by freshman Evan Weninger.

*USCHO poll used

Juniors Game Night: 10-10-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 6 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 0

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-1-3, -1, 4 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 7 PIM, 2 SOG, 3 Hits
Season totals: 5 GP, 3-1-4, +3, 9 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

An ugly showing for the Sea Dogs at home. Joseph fought Tyler Hylland.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 5

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 3-2-5, +4, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit, *First Star*
Season totals: 7 GP, 9-7-16, +3, 10 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Dennis Yan had his second hat trick in as many days, and added two more assists in a 5-2 Shawinigan win over the Foreurs. Yan has 10 points in two games this weekend. Sweet fancy Moses.

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Erie Otters 4

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-4-7, +3, 4 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Windsor turned a 3-0 deficit into a 3-2 game, but they couldn’t come all the way back after Erie hit four goals. Coyotes No. 3 overall pick Dylan Strome had an assist fo Erie.

Peterborough Petes 7 @ Saginaw Spirit 2

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, +5, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, +7, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 2-0-2, E, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 4-1-5, +2, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Dominik Masin was a team-high plus-5, and Matt Spencer scored his second goal of the year, leading the Petes to a road win in Saginaw.

Western Hockey League

Kootenay Ice 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4

D Brayden Point, MJ: 1-2-3, +4, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 4 GP, 6-6-12, +6, 2 PIM
2015-16 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Brayden Point’s third point of the game was a primary assist on Dryden Hunt’s game winner with just over a minute left in regulation as the Warriors beat Kootenay, 4-3, Saturday. Point has been a game star in all four games since his return from Tampa Bay. He’s averaging three points-per-game.

Calgary Hitmen 4 @ Red Deer Rebels 5 (SO)

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 7 GP, 0-1-1, -5, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Red Deer earned a split of its home-and-home series with Calgary, winning in a shootout Saturday. Former Carolina No. 7 overall pick Hayden Fleury was first star for Red Deer with a goal and an assist.

United States Hockey League

Omaha Lancers 4 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 1

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Did not play
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1, 2.46 GAA, .923 sv%
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha commit)

Oldham sat after winning his start Friday night.

Bloomington Thunder 1 @ Sioux City Musketeers 0

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota commit)

Bloomington completed a weekend sweep of Sioux City, though only four goals were scored in the series.

Juniors Game Night: 10-9-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 3 @ Charlottetown Islanders 1

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 5 Hits
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 2 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hits
Season totals: 4 GP, 3-1-4, +3, 2 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Joseph had a shorthanded goal and Imama led the team in hits as Saint John won on PEI, 3-1.

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 7 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 8 (OT)

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 3-2-5, +2, 4 PIM, 6 SOG, 2 Hits, *Second Star*
Season totals: 6 GP, 6-5-11, -1, 10 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Dennis Yan had a hat trick and added two assists to help the Cataractes to an 8-7 overtime win over the Huskies. Yan had a goal in each period, as well as the secondary assist on Anthony Beauvillier’s overtime winner. Beauvillier, a New York Islanders first rounder, was also 3-2-5 for the game, but was named first star.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 2 @ Ottawa 67’s 4

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 2-2-4, -5, 0 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

The 67’s had a 3-0 lead before Oshawa got on the scoreboard. The Gens had a lengthy 5 on 3 power play to try to get back into the game, but gave up two shorthanded breakaways in the sequence. Cirelli was on the ice for the shift that drew the original penalty, then all of the 5 on 3. Ottawa added another goal late to give the game its final score, 4-1.

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Kitchener Rangers 2 (OT)

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-4-6, +3, 4 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Cristiano DiGiacinto had two assists, including the primary helper on Christian Fisher’s overtime winner, in the Spits’ win at the Aud in Kitchener.

Saginaw Spirit 5 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 4-1-5, +3, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Saginaw outshot the Soo 37-15 en route to a 5-2 road win. Stephens was coming off a hat trick in his last game.

Western Hockey League

Edmonton Oil Kings 4 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 3 (SO)

D Brayden Point, MJ: 1-1-2, -2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 3 GP, 5-4-9, +2, 2 PIM
2015-16 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Moose Jaw lost Friday in an old-fashioned shootout, 4-3 to Edmonton. Brayden Point continued his assault on WHL goalies, scoring on a power play penalty shot, then again as Moose Jaw’s first shooter in the shootout. The Oil Kings won the skills competition, 2-1. Point has two first stars and one second in his three games this season.

Red Deer Rebels 1 @ Calgary Hitmen 4

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, -5, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Calgary improved to 5-1 with a solid win over rival Red Deer. Ben Thomas was scoreless and minus-1, dropping him to a team-worst minus-5 on the year. His former defense partner, Travis Sanheim (Flyers), leads the Hitmen at plus-7.

United States Hockey League

Des Moines Buccaneers 2 @ Omaha Lancers 3 (OT)

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Win, 31 saves on 33 shots, *Third Star*
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1, 2.46 GAA, .923 sv%
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha commit)

The Lancers squeaked by the visiting Buccaneers, 3-2 in overtime. Oldham has won two straight games since being pulled on opening night.

Bloomington Thunder 2 @ Sioux City Musketeers 1

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 4 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota commit)

St. Louis native Cameron Gornet (undrafted, uncommitted) stopped 27 of 29 shots to steal a road win for Bloomington in Sioux City.

Juniors Game Night: 10-8-15

Ontario Hockey League

Peterborough Petes 1 @ Windsor Spitfires 4

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 1-0-1, -2, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-2-4, +2, 4 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto sniped his second goal of the year on a wicked wrist shot (video) to lead the Spits to a 4-1 win over visiting Peterborough. The Petes, who started 3-0, have fallen to 3-3. Dominik Masin had his first point of the season in the game for Peterborough.

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