North American Juniors
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
Witkowskiâ€™s minus-3 rating was the worst on the team for the night. The freshman continues to get solid minutes for the Broncos.
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).
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 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.
The OHL's Ottawa 67â€™s announced Wednesday that winger and Lightning prospect Matias Sointu was traded to the Sudbury Wolves for goaltender Francis Dupuis.
According to the Orleans Star, the trade represents an opportunity to gain more playing time for Sointu.
â€œHere in Ottawa, we have a solid group of young forwards and with Corey Cowick coming back in the New Year it looked like Matias wasnâ€™t going to get the minutes he needs to continue his development,â€ 67's coach Chris Byrne told the Star. â€œIn Sudbury, I think heâ€™ll be a top-six forward and have the opportunity to develop at a faster pace. We thank him for his contribution to our team and wish him well with the Wolves.â€
Windsor Spitfires 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 1
C Richard Panik, WSR: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 26 GP, 7-8-15, +13, 8 PIM
Windsor won its ninth straight as Panik scored his seventh of the year. His unassisted goal opened the gameâ€™s scoring.
(Saskatoon StarPhoenix) During the next week, [Lightning 2009 first rounder] Carter Ashton will tote his Lethbridge Hurricanes hockey bag through three provinces for four games.
He'll tangle with familiar WHL foes in Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Medicine Hat. But first, the 18-year-old winger has a Thursday date with the Russians in Kelowna, B.C.
"A lot of people will be watching that game," says Ashton, who'll represent Team WHL in the finale of the Subway Super Series. "It's another step towards the process (of earning an invitation to the national junior team's selection camp)."
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