North American Juniors

CHL Game Night: 12-18-09

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 33 GP, 3-22-25, +12, 34 PIM

Moncton had their seven-game win streak broken by the Eagles when rookie Brad Cuzner scored with half a period to go in the game. Moncton had just scored twice in the early third period to tie the game at two. Cuzner’s goal came less than a minute after the tying marker. Barberio’s plus-12 rating is two better than any other Wildcat.

OHL

Barrie Colts 10 @ Kingston Frontenacs 2
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 2-1-3, +3, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 33 GP, 21-22-43, +23, 22 PIM

Hutchings (pictured) extended his point streak to 11 games as the Colts hit double digits and won their 20th in a row. Unofficially, this was Hutchings fifth First Star award. He has 20 points in his 11-game point streak.

Sudbury Wolves 4 @ Erie Otters 5
LW Matais Sointu, SBY: 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 30 GP, 5-9-14, +1, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 9 GP, 2-2-4, -4, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Win, 15 saves on 19 shots
Season Totals: 10 GP, 6-3-1-0, 2.95 GAA, .913 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

This wasn’t Janus’ best game, but he earned his second straight win. Sointu now has points in three straight games.

Plymouth Whalers 3 @ Oshawa Generals 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 29 saves on 31 shots
Season Totals: 25 GP, 11-10-2-1, 3.20 GAA, .902 sv%, 1 SO

Plymouth was led by two Team Canada (WJC) cuts, Tyler Seguin (2 assists) and Matt Hackett (34 saves). Zador performed well after sitting for Oshawa’s last two games. Oshawa had won seven straight.

WHL

Regina Pats 1 @ Calgary Hitmen 3
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 32 GP, 14-16-30, -11, 62 PIM
With Regina: 5 GP, 1-3-4, -3, 10 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Regina has lost its last six games. Ashton has points in four of his five games with the Pats and is on a four game point streak despite the Pats only scoring five goals in that span.

CHL Game Night: 12-17-09

OHL

London Knights 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 4
C Richard Panik, WSR: Did not play (WJC camp - Slovakia)
Season Totals: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

Sudbury Wolves 3 @ Niagara IceDogs 1
LW Matais Sointu, SBY: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 29 GP, 5-8-13, +4, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 8 GP, 2-1-3, -1, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sointu (pictured) scored the game winning goal with just under eight minutes left in the third period to give the Wolves their fifth win in a row. Sointu is expected to join Team Finland for the World Junior Championships shortly. He has points in consecutive games and three of his past five.

CHL Game Night: 12-16-09

OHL

Brampton Battalion 1 @ Belleville Bulls 4
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 31 GP, 11-8-19, -2, 33 PIM
With Bulls: 18 GP, 9-7-16, E, 13 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste broke a mini two-game scoring slump with his 11th goal of the season. His goal tied the game at one in the second period. DeCoste had 15 goals last year split between Brampton (8) and Sault Ste. Marie (7). His nine goals with Belleville are the most he’s scored for one team since scoring 10 in 66 games for Brampton in 2007-2008.

WHL

Regina Pats 1 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 3
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-1-1, -1, 4 PIM (tripping, roughing)
Season Totals: 31 GP, 14-15-29, -12, 60 PIM
With Regina: 4 GP, 1-2-3, -4, 8 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Regina has lost its last five games and has fallen to 10th in the Eastern Conference. The Oil Kings, led by former Lightning prospect Torrie Jung’s 20 save, Third Star performance, pulled out of the Eastern Conference cellar into 11th with the win. Ashton’s old team, Lethbridge, sits in last.

CHL Game Night: 12-15-09

QMJHL

Halifax Mooseheads 1 @ Moncton Wildcats 6
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 32 GP, 3-22-25, +10, 32 PIM

A quiet night for Barberio as Moncton wins their seventh in a row.

WHL

Regina Pats 2 @ Red Deer Rebels 3
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 30 GP, 14-14-28, -11, 56 PIM
With Regina: 3 GP, 1-1-2, -3, 4 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Ashton’s first goal in a Pats uniform cut Red Deer’s lead to 3-2 with four minutes remaining, but they couldn’t complete the comeback.

CHL Game Night: 12-13-09

QMJHL

Saint John Sea Dogs 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 7
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season Totals: 31 GP, 3-22-25, +10, 32 PIM

A huge win as Barberio (pictured) and Moncton broke the Sea Dogs’ 22-game winning streak – the third longest in QMJHL history. Barberio’s seven shots on goal led the Wildcats. PEI native Randy Cameron (Red Wings 5/2007) had five points for Moncton.

OHL

Kitchener Rangers 5 @ Windsor Spitfires 2
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

Windsor’s 24-game streak without a regulation loss came to a crashing halt Sunday, and at home no less. Rangers goaltender Mavric Parks (undrafted) stopped 46 shots to earn First Star honors. Panik will now join Team Slovakia for their WJC camp. Windsor Forwards Taylor Hall, Adam Henrique, and Greg Nemisz, along with defensemen Ryan Ellis and Cam Fowler were all out of the line-up for this game, either attending their WJC camps or preparing for camps.

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Brampton Battalion 3 (SO)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 24 GP, 11-9-2-1, 3.25 GAA, .901 sv%, 1 SO

Zador did not play for the second straight game. He has not lost in regulation since November 15 (seven games).

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