North American Juniors

Juniors Game Night: 12-3-14

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Gatineau Olympiques 1 @ Quebec Remparts 5

W Adam Erne, QUE: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 4 Hits
Season totals: 24 GP, 19-21-40, +21, 30 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Adam Erne continued his consistent play, scoring his 19th goal of the year as Quebec beat visiting Gatineau. Erne has scored a goal in nine of his past 12 games. The Connecticut native hit 40 points for the season with Wednesday's goal.

Lightning Sign DeAngelo to ELC

(Lightning press release)

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

DeAngelo, 19, has skated in 22 games this season with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League, recording seven goals and 27 points to go along with 52 penalty minutes. He ranks first for points and is second for assists (20) among all OHL defensemen. The Sewell, New Jersey native also led all OHL defensemen for points (71) and assists (56) last season.

The 5-foot-11, 173-pound defenseman has skated in 203 career OHL games, all with the Sting over four seasons, recording 37 goals and 179 points to go along with 248 penalty minutes. DeAngelo has also appeared in 10 career OHL playoff games, collecting two goals and four points.

DeAngelo was originally selected by the Lightning in the first round, 19th overall, at the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia. DeAngelo was recently named to USA Hockey’s preliminary roster for the 2015 U.S. National Junior Team.

BP Commentary: DeAngelo gets a contract just ahead of USA's camp, much the same as Dana Tyrell got his as he was beginning Team Canada's WJC camp in 2008. The big difference, of course, is Tyrell was signed by Brian Lawton, not Yzerman. Stevie-Y has shown a penchant for getting his first rounders under contract early in their post-draft year to take contract worries away from them.

Juniors Game Night: 11-30-14 (Plus WJC Notes)

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 6 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3

C Cameron Darcy, CB: 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 8/10 FO, 2 Hits, *Second Star*
Season totals: 19 GP: 1-13-15, -6, 14 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

Darcy had two assists for the second straight game, but the Eagles were defeated by the Armada despite limiting them to 18 shots. Cape Breton had and lost a 3-1 lead in this one.

Quebec Remparts 2 @ Rimouski Oceanic 3 (OT)

W Adam Erne, QUE: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 23 GP, 18-21-39, +19, 28 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Leafs prospect Frederik Gauthier scored in overtime to give the Oceanic a 3-2 win over rival Quebec. Adam Erne was back on the scoresheet after having his 10-game point streak snapped last game. Erne is almost assuredly on Team USA’s WJC preliminary (and final) roster that comes out Tuesday.

Ontario Hockey League

Kingston Frontenacs 3 @ Sarnia Sting 4

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 7-20-27, +1, 52 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

Sarnia won its fifth straight game, 4-3 over the Fronts. DeAngelo continues to produce from the backline; he now leads the OHL in scoring for defensemen. DeAngelo will be watching Team USA’s announcements on Tuesday to see if he made the World Juniors preliminary roster. DeAngelo was not invited to the summer camp because of character concerns.

WJC Notes: Congratulations to Brayden Point, who was named to Team Canada's WJC Development Camp later this month. Point has a good chance at making the team. There is still an outside chance Jonathan Drouin joins him there. Adam Erne is a lock for Team USA and Dominik Masin may captain the Czechs. Anthony DeAngelo is the one to watch.

Juniors Game Night: 11-29-14

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 4 @ Plymouth Whalers 2

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 6-19-25, +2, 52 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

Sarnia won its fourth game in a row to take sole possession of second place in the West Division. They are 13 points behind Sault Ste Marie.

Windsor Spitfires 5 @ Saginaw Spirit 3

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 20 GP, 8-5-13, -7, 34 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

DiGiacinto (pictured, OHL photo) scored for the second consecutive game and added two assists to lead the Spits to a road win in Saginaw.

Ottawa 67’s 3 @ Peterborough Petes 7

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 5-8-13, -12, 41 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

The 67’s beat the Petes in a shootout last game, but Peterborough made sure the game would end in regulation on Saturday – in a good way. Dominik Masin didn’t get in on the scoring spree. Five of the Petes were suspended (will not be served all at once) for egging a car, causing damage. Masin was not one of them.

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 25 GP, 15-20-35, +10, 19 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Point was named first star for scoring what turned out to be the game-winning goal in the final minute of the second period.

Vancouver Giants 6 @ Calgary Hitmen 3

D Ben Thomas, CAL: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-11-13, +4, 12 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Thomas suffered a lower body injury last Sunday and is out for about a week.

Juniors Game Night: 11-28-14

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 @ Moncton Wildcats 5 (SO)

C Cameron Darcy, CB: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 14/19 FO, 1 Hit
Season totals: 18 GP: 1-11-13, -5, 14 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

Darcy (pictured) broke his personal 3-game pointless streak with two assists, and was a highlight save away from a third assist on a potential game-winner in the final seconds of overtime. Moncton won the shootout, 1-0, but their goal came after a lengthy review to see if the puck slid into the net under Francois Brassard’s pad as Brassard’s momentum carried him into the net. The Eagles fought back from down 4-1 to tie the game. Both of Darcy’s assists came in the third period. Conor Garland (undrafted) had a goal and three assists for Moncton. Garland, who is listed at 5-8 (generous), is second in the league in points with 50 in 27 games.

Quebec Remparts 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 1

W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 22 GP, 17-21-38, +19, 26 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Erne had his 10-game point streak snapped, but Quebec still got the win, 3-1 in Gatineau. Erne had 20 points in the 10-game streak. He has at least a point in 14 of his last 16 games.

Ontario Hockey League

Owen Sound Attack 1 @ Sarnia Sting 2

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-0-0, E, 8 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 6-18-24, E, 52 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

DeAngelo took a double-minor for spearing in the first period and later added holding and roughing penalties. Sarnia continues to climb in the standings.

Plymouth Whalers 4 @ Windsor Spitfires 5

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 19 GP, 7-3-10, -8, 34 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

DiGiacinto’s first goal in five games tied the contest for Windsor, and the Spits got the winner two minutes later to beat the Whalers, 5-4.

Peterborough Petes 1 @ Ottawa 67’s 2 (SO)

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 5-8-13, -13, 41 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

The Petes managed only 16 shots through three periods and overtime, but nearly stole two points in Ottawa. The 67’s won the shootout, 2-0. Winger Travis Konecny, the first overall pick in the 2013 OHL draft and who is expected to go in the first round this summer, had Ottawa’s goal.

Western Hockey League

Swift Current Broncos @ Calgary Hitmen

D Ben Thomas, CAL: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-11-13, +4, 12 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Thomas suffered a lower body injury last Sunday and is out for about a week.

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