North American Juniors

CHL Game Night: 11-28-09

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 4
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 24 GP, 2-17-19, +7, 24 PIM

Barberio has five points in his last three games after his second consecutive two assist game.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 5
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 2-1-3, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 24 GP, 7-6-13, +2, 22 PIM
With Bulls: 11 GP, 5-5-10, +4, 2 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

This was DeCoste’s (pictured) first three point game of the year, and second multipoint game. It was his first three point game since September 28, 2007, when he had three assists for Brampton.

Sudbury Wolves 3 @ Barrie Colts 4 (SO)
LW Matais Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 23 GP, 3-7-10, +4, 8 PIM
With Sudbury: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +7, 6 PIM

LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season Totals: 27 GP, 14-16-30, +11, 18 PIM

Hutchings has scored in four straight games and has points in his last five. Barrie is on a 15-0-0-1 streak. Sointu was one of five Sudbury shooters who failed to score in the shootout. Hutchings did not participate. Hutchings hit the 30-point mark for the season. He had 68 points in 63 games last season.

London Knights 3 @ Erie Otters 4
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Did not play.
Season Totals: 7 GP, 4-2-1-0, 2.93 GAA, .915 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

Janus did not dress for the game as he is still nursing an undisclosed injury. His backup, Ramis Sadikov (2010 draft), stopped 42 shots for the win.

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Oshawa Generals 1 (SO)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Shootout loss, 27 saves on 28 shots, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 20 GP, 7-9-2-1, 3.34 GAA, .897 sv%, 1 SO

One of two Brampton shooters scored against Zador. All three Generals shooters failed to beat Battalion goalie Patrick Killeen (Penguins 6/2008).

WHL

Lethbridge Hurricanes 1 @ Prince Albert Raiders 6
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 25 GP, 13-12-25, -6, 48 PIM

Lethbridge is last in the Eastern Conference at 8-15-3-1. Their 20 points are the second fewest in the league, 10 points ahead of Prince George.

NCAA Game Night: 11-28-09

Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 4
D Luke Witkowski , UWM: Did not play.
Season Totals: 13 GP, 1-3-4, -9, 16 PIM

Witkowski may have just received the night off as there have been no reports of an injury. WMU fell to 5-7-2 on the year.

CHL Game Night: 11-27-09

OHL

Belleville Bulls 3 @ Niagara IceDogs 2
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 23 GP, 5-5-10, +1, 22 PIM
With Bulls: 10 GP, 3-4-7, +3, 2 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

Defenseman Shawn Lalonde (Blackhawks 3/2008) scored the game winner late in the third period. DeCoste’s goal briefly gave the Bulls a 2-1 lead early in the third.

Barrie Colts 5 @ Mississauga-St. Michael’s Majors 2
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (diving)
Season Totals: 26 GP, 13-16-29, +11, 16 PIM

Hutchings has scored in three straight games and has points in his last four. Barrie is on a 14-0-0-1 streak.

Erie Otters 5 @ Guelph Storm 4 (OT)
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Did not play.
Season Totals: 7 GP, 4-2-1-0, 2.93 GAA, .915 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

Janus, who reportedly has been battling “bumps and bruises” since returning to the OHL from Norfolk, did not make the trip to Guelph. He left the Otters’ previous game in the third period with an apparent leg injury.

Peterborough Petes 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 3 (SO)
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 27 GP, 7-8-15, +13, 8 PIM

Panik (pictured), who hit a post during the game, did not participate in the shootout. This was his second Third Star of the season. Windsor, the top-ranked team in the Canadian Hockey League, has at least a point in 19 straight games (17-0-0-2).

Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 2
LW Matais Sointu, OTT: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (interference)
Season Totals: 22 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 8 PIM
With Sudbury: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +7, 6 PIM

Sointu made his debut for Sudbury after coming over in a trade from Ottawa earlier in the week. The CHL import is wearing No.28 with the Wolves, with whom he is expected to get more ice time.

Oshawa Generals 3 @ Ottawa 67’s 6
G Michael Zador, OSH: No decision, 25 saves on 28 shots (pulled briefly)
Season Totals: 19 GP, 7-10-2-0, 3.48 GAA, .893 sv%, 1 SO

Zador was pulled briefly in the second period, but was re-inserted into the lineup when his backup gave up three goals on 11 shots.

WHL

Lethbridge Hurricanes 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 3 (SO)
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 24 GP, 13-12-25, -6, 46 PIM

The Hurricanes held a 2-0 lead in this game before watching that lead disappear. Ashton, Lethbridge’s fourth shooter, had his shootout attempt saved.

NCAA Game Night: 11-27-09

No.18 Vermont Catamounts 3 @ Northeastern Huskies 2
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM

Vermont moves back to .500 at 5-5-1.

Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 4
D Luke Witkowski , UWM: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 13 GP, 1-3-4, -9, 16 PIM

Witkowski’s minus-3 rating was the worst on the team for the night. The freshman continues to get solid minutes for the Broncos.

CHL Game Night: 11-26-09

QMJHL

Drummondville Voltigeurs 1 @ Moncton Wildcats 5
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-2-2, +3, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 23 GP, 2-15-17, +7, 24 PIM

Barberio has three points in his last two games after notching two helpers against the defending QMJHL champs Thursday. Barberio is tied for 14th in scoring among Q defensemen, but third on the Wildcats after David Savard (Blue Jackets 4/2009) and PEI native Brandon Gormley (2010).

OHL

Belleville Bulls 3 @ Erie Otters 5
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 22 GP, 4-5-9, -1, 22 PIM
With Bulls: 9 GP, 2-4-6, +1, 2 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Win, 20 saves on 22 shots in 49:36.
Season Totals: 7 GP, 4-2-1-0, 2.93 GAA, .915 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

Janus was pulled midway through the third period with an apparent leg problem, the Canadian Press reported. The Otters snapped a four game losing streak while accumulating a season-high 46 shots.

Owen Sound Attack 1 @ Barrie Colts 5
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 25 GP, 12-16-28, +10, 14 PIM

Hutchings (pictured) posted his second three point game of November, earning his second First Star honor of the year in the process.

WHL

WHL All-Stars 4 vs. Russian Selects 2 (Subway Super Series)
RW Carter Ashton, WHL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 23 GP, 12-12-24, -6, 44 PIM

After a 2-1 WHL win earlier this week, the WHL/CHL completed the sweep over Russia with a 4-2 win Thursday. The CHL (QMJHL, OHL, WHL) finished 6-0 against the Russians.

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