North American Juniors
Harvard Crimson 1 @ No.20 Quinnipiac Bobcats 4
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 4 GP, 3-3-6, +1, 4 PIM
The Bobcats scored twice in the second period to break open a 1-1 game before a sellout crowd and NESN audience. Harvard did not receive any votes in the latest USCHO poll.
Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ Ohio State Buckeyes 4
D Luke Witkowski , UWM: 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM (hooking), 2 SOG
Season Totals: 9 GP, 1-2-3, -4, 10 PIM
Sudbury Wolves 0 @ Barrie Colts 5
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 20 GP, 10-13-23, +9, 10 PIM
Hutchings has points in three straight games after getting his first three-point game of the season against Sudbury.
Plymouth Whalers 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 4
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season Totals: 21 GP, 4-8-12, +13, 8 PIM
Panik hasnâ€™t scored in three games. With Dale Mitchell returning to the Spits from the Toronto Marlies, his ice time may take a bit of a hit.
Oshawa Generals 2 @ Belleville Bulls 1 (SO)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 23 saves on 24 shots
Season Totals: 15 GP, 7-7-1-0, 3.48 GAA, .893 sv%, 1 SO
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: Did not play.
Season Totals: 16 GP, 3-3-6, +1, 20 PIM
With Bulls: 3 GP, 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM
Zador broke a personal seven game losing streak, though he was named a game star in his last appearance. Hopefully this sparks him on another win streak. The lone goal against him was kind of a fluke as he had the puck covered in a goal-mouth scramble, but no whistle was blown. He raised his blocker off the ice to see if the puck was under it, which it was, and a Bull poked it home. It looked like the ref should have blown the whistle (see Bulls highlights below). Zador stopped four of five shooters to secure the shootout win. No word yet why DeCoste missed the game.
Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Erie Otters 5
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Win, 27 saves on 29 shots, 2 PIM (delay of game)
Season Totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 2.50 GAA, .909 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%
Janus moved to 2-0 since his return to the OHL from AHL Norfolk. Erie scored four times in the third period to get the win.
Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Rimouski Oceanic 5 (SO)
D Mark Barberio, MCT:0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 19 GP, 2-12-14, +5, 22 PIM
Moncton played their first game since October 29 thanks to a flu-cancelled game against Montreal and a long layoff. The Wildcats lost the shootout 2-1 after leading 1-0 at the completion of round 1.
Calgary Hitmen 2 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM (roughing, tripping)
Season Totals: 19 GP, 10-12-22, -5, 38 PIM
Ashton extended his point streak to seven games with his 10th goal of the season as the Hurricanes beat first place Calgary 3-2. Lethbridge was 0-7 on the power play compared to Calgaryâ€™s 2-5. The Hurricanes, who won their third game in a row, climbed out of the cellar with the win and now stand at 8-11-2-0 on the year, 14 points behind Calgary in the Central Division.
Minnesota Red 10 vs. Shattuck-St. Maryâ€™s 3 (Championship)
D Kirill Gotovets, S-SM: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 14 GP, 2-3-5, 33 PIM
Shattuck advanced to the Bauer NIT Tournament (New Hope, Minnesota) championship game with an 8-1 win over the Dallas Stars and a 7-1 win over the MDHL U-18 White team. They fell hard to a good Minnesota Red squad in the finals, 10-3. Warroad HS senior and North Dakota commit Brock Nelson, a possible Mr. Hockey candidate in Minnesota, had a hat trick for Red. Gotovets, a Cornell commit, played in two of the three games and did not register a point.