North American Juniors

NA Juniors Game Night: 12-11-13

Ontario Hockey League

North Bay Battalion 4 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 1-6-7, -10, 22 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

North Bay scored a huge road win over the heavily favored Greyhounds, 4-3. The Battalion had a 4-1 lead after two periods then hung on for dear life.

NA Juniors Game Night: 12-8-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 4 @ Charlottetown Islanders 1

C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: Did not play
Season totals: 23 GP, 17-33-50, +18, 22 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

Drouin missed the game with a much-publicized mild concussion. Drouin is out indefinitely. His has to be symptom free before he can work out, then be symptom free after that. In case you missed it, Drouin’s head was hit into the glass from behind by fellow Lightning prospect Adam Erne of the Quebec Remparts. Erne received a major penalty and game misconduct, but was not suspended.

Ontario Hockey League

Mississauga Steelheads 2 @ North Bay Battalion 3

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-6-7, -12, 22 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

Blujus was scoreless in North Bay’s 3-2 win over the Steelheads.

Barrie Colts 7 @ Ottawa 67’s 2

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 6-12-18, +19, 62 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

Barrie doubled up Ottawa in shots, 47-23, en route to a 7-2 win. Dotchin did not figure in on the scoring.

Erie Otters 7 @ Kingston Frontenacs 2

W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 27 GP, 13-28-41, +15, 25 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

Ikonen extended his point streak to 11 games with two assists. He is tied with Sam Bennett (expected 2014 first rounder) for the team lead in scoring. Ikonen is tied for eighth in the league in assists with 28, 13 behind leader and Leafs sixth rounder Conner Brown of Erie. Brown had two goals in Sunday’s win over the Fronts.

NA Juniors Game Night: 12-7-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Quebec Remparts 6 @ Charlottetown Islanders 3

C/W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit, 15/26 FO
Season totals: 30 GP, 12-26-38, +1, 45 PIM
2012-2013 Season: 68 GP, 28-44-72, +11, 67 PIM

Erne avoided a suspension for his match-penalty earning hit against fellow Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin on Friday night and responded with three assists on PEI against the Islanders. Drouin will not play on Sunday as he is reportedly still experiencing headaches associated with the hit. While his symptoms are considered minor, all head injuries are considered serious. He’s out indefinitely.

Ontario Hockey League

North Bay Battalion 6 @ Niagara IceDogs 3

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-6-7, -13, 22 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

North Bay got a much-needed win, beating Niagara 6-3. The Battalion stayed within five points of Sudbury for first in the Central Division.

Barrie Colts 5 @ Belleville Bulls 1

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 6-12-18, +18, 62 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

Barrie remains in second place in the Central Division, just ahead of North Bay.

Kitchener Rangers 1 @ Windsor Spitfires 2

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 7-17-24, +29, 18 PIM
2012-13 totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

Koekkoek was on the ice for both of the Spits’ goals on Saturday in an important win over the Rangers. Windsor has earned a point in five straight games.

NA Juniors Game Night: 12-6-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Quebec Remparts 4 @ Halifax Mooseheads 3 (SO)

C/W Adam Erne, QUE: 1-0-1, E, 10 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit, 5/9 FO
Season totals: 29 GP, 12-23-35, E, 45 PIM
2012-2013 Season: 68 GP, 28-44-72, +11, 67 PIM

C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits, 4/7 FO
Season totals: 23 GP, 17-33-50, +18, 22 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

What was supposed to be a match up of two of the Lightning’s top prospects turned into a sideshow of sorts as Erne hit Drouin from behind in the game and was ejected. Drouin was hurt on the play but played on the ensuing power play before leaving the game with concussion symptoms. Erne had a goal before his hit, extending his point streak to nine games. Before the incident the two had exchanged stick taps to acknowledge the other. The two were prospect standouts at the Lightning’s camp in September and will likely be on the Lightning in the next 1-2 years together – if not on the same line together. They’ll certainly remember the time Erne knocked himself and Drouin out of a junior game. Hopefully Drouin is okay; he may have a scar to remember the hit.

Ontario Hockey League

Barrie Colts 2 @ Kingston Frontenacs 5

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 26 GP, 5-10-15, +18, 58 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 26 GP, 13-26-39, +16, 25 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

Dotchin vs. Ikonen didn’t have the drama of Erne vs. Drouin. Ikonen’s Frontenacs got the best of Dotchin’s Colts, 5-2.

Windsor Spitfires 4 @ London Knights 5 (OT)

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 1-0-1, -2, 6 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 7-17-24, +27, 16 PIM
2012-13 totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

Koekkoek had a rare minus game (-2). He was on the ice for London’s overtime winner, scored by Coyotes first rounder Max Domi. Koekkoek took two tripping penalties and was also called for interference.

NA Juniors Game Night: 12-5-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Victoriaville Tigres 1 @ Halifax Mooseheads 4

C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 1 Hit, 15/25 FO, *First Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 17-33-50, +19, 22 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

One game after his 14-game point streak ended, Drouin had two goals – one shorthanded – and an assist to lead the Mooseheads to a win over the Tigres.

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 5 @ North Bay Battalion 3

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 17 GP, 1-6-7, -14, 18 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

Blujus (pictured) had one assist in his last 10 games before getting two on Thursday night. He was left off Team USA’s selection camp roster after being an invitee this past summer. North Bay had 44 shots on Thursday, including 19 in the third period.

Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 5

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 6-17-23, +29, 10 PIM
2012-13 totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

Slater Koekkoek took over the OHL plus/minus lead as Windsor won their first game after making two big trades this week, one of which was rumored to include Koekkoek. The 2012 10th overall pick was reported to be on the move to Guelph, but Windsor quickly denied it and a trade was later finalized with another defenseman instead. If Windsor keeps winning, Koekkoek will likely stay with the Spits, but they are in re-build mode and collecting assets for next year. Koekkoek, whom the Lightning already signed, will be in pro hockey next year (likely the AHL), and Windsor GM Warren Rychel – who traded his son to Guelph this week – will likely deal Koekkoek for additional assets. Erie and London are the most likely destinations for Koekkoek, though some reports said he had a no trade clause he could utilize. Koekkoek is eligible to join AHL Syracuse when his junior season is over. London is the 2014 Memorial Cup host, so if he’s a Knight he’ll be playing late into May.

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