North American Juniors

CHL Game Night: 1-10-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 1 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 36 GP, 28-22-50, +20, 40 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Julio Billia (undrafted) stopped 28 of 29 shots as the Sags shut down the high-scoring Cataractes, 2-1. Yan had his 3-game goal streak snapped. He had scored in nine of his last 10 games.

Ontario Hockey League

Kitchener Rangers 3 @ Erie Otters 6

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 6/11 FO
Season Totals: 26 GP, 13-21-34, +18, 8 PIM
With Erie: 1 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
With Oshawa: 26 GP, 13-21-34, +18, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 1-3-4, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *First Star*
Season Totals: 29 GP, 24-41-65, +38, 17 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Cirelli made his Erie debut, notching an assist, and Taylor Raddysh returned to the Otters from Team Canada and promptly picked up where he left of with a 4-point game. Raddysh had a 3-point game in his final Erie appearance before the WJC’s. As for Cirelli, he wore his customary No. 22 and took the third-most faceoffs for the team. Dylan Strome (Coyotes) is the clear No. 1 center for the club.

Western Hockey League

Calgary Hitmen 4 @ Saskatoon Blades 5 (OT)

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 37 GP: 3-16-19, -8, 47 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

Overager Jesse Shynkaruk (undrafted) had a hat trick to lead Saskatoon to an overtime win over visiting Calgary. His final goal was the overtime winner, scored on the power play.

Tri-City Americans 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 2

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-0-1, E, 4 PIM
Season Totals: 29 GP, 21-24-45, +5, 31 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden scored 37 seconds into the game and Moose Jaw held a 2-1 lead at the end of the first period, but Morgan Geekie (undrafted) scored two goals, the final scored in the final minute of regulation to steal a win, 3-2. Geekie, a 6-2 forward who was undrafted in 2016, has 50 points in 45 games after getting just 25 in 66 games in his draft year. He could hear his name called this summer.

CHL Game Night: 1-8-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 1 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 2

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM, 1 SOG, 3 Hits, *First Star*
Season Totals: 38 GP, 27-9-36, +8, 60 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: Did not play.
Season Totals: 28 GP, 25-20-45, +23, 29 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 10/18 FO, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 34 GP, 9-15-24, -10, 20 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Boko Imama scored his 27th goal of the season early in the third period to break a 1-1 tie and lead the Dogs to a close win over Halifax. Saint John should get Team Canada stars Thomas Chabot and Mathieu Joseph back next game.

Ontario Hockey League

Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Oshawa Generals 4

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 13/23 FO, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 26 GP, 13-21-34, +18, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

In what would be his final game as a member of the Oshawa Generals, Cirelli had an assist and was named Second Star as the Gens beat the Fronts, 4-1. Cirelli was traded to Erie on Monday (more on that soon).

Western Hockey League

Kamloops Blazers @ Portland Winterhawks (postponed)

G Connor Ingram, KAM: - - - -
Season Totals: 24 GP, 14-9-1-0, 2.12 GAA, .935 sv%, 2 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Game was postponed due to inclement weather.

CHL Game Night: 1-7-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 1 @ Halifax Mooseheads 4

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 6 SOG, 4 Hits
Season Totals: 37 GP, 26-9-35, +7, 56 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: Did not play.
Season Totals: 28 GP, 25-20-45, +23, 29 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 11/25 FO, 1 Hit, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 33 GP, 9-15-24, -10, 20 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Somppi scored on a deflection in the slot to give Halifax a 1-0 lead. The Mooseheads went on to win, 4-1.

Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 7

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-3-4, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 35 GP, 28-22-50, +20, 40 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Yan had a 4-point game for the fourth time this season. He has 23 points in his last 10 games.

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Barrie Colts 1

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season: 38 GP, 19-15-34, +7, 24 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

The Hounds improved to 8-1-1-0 in their last 10 games. They lead the OHL with 29 wins and 60 points in 40 games.

Niagara IceDogs 1 @ Hamilton Bulldogs 3

W/C Christopher Paquette, NIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 37 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

Niki Petti (undrafted) had two goals for Hamilton.

North Bay Battalion 2 @ Peterborough Petes 5

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 31 GP, 5-15-20, +7, 33 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

The Petes scored three times in the third period to break a 2-2 tie and gain the win.

Western Hockey League

Tri-City Americans 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 0

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 36 GP: 3-15-18, -9, 47 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

The Blades were shutout for the second game in a row. Rylan Parenteau (undrafted) had a 25-save shutout for the Americans.

Saskatoon Blades 0 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 28 GP, 20-24-44, +5, 27 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden has 20 goals, but only one game this year when he’s scored more than once. He’s well on his way to a new career high for goals in a season.

Kamloops Blazers 2 @ Kelowna Rockets 3 (SO)

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Did not play.
Season Totals: 24 GP, 14-9-1-0, 2.12 GAA, .935 sv%, 2 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Ingram was back in the Kamloops lineup, but sat backup to December’s WHL Goalie of the Month, Dylan Ferguson (2017). Ferguson was second star, stopping 34 shots.

CHL Game Night: 1-6-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 1 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 5

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 1-1-2, +3, 5 PIM, 6 SOG, 2 Hits, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 36 GP, 26-9-35, +9, 54 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: Did not play
Season Totals: 28 GP, 25-20-45, +23, 29 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Boko Imama took over the team goal-scoring lead with his 26th marker of the season, and also added an assist and fight vs Jeffrey Truchon-Viel to give him the Gordie Howe Hat Trick. Mathieu Joseph, coming off his goal in the WJC Gold Medal Game vs USA, did not play for Saint John.

Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 6

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 8/16 FO, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 32 GP, 8-15-23, -10, 20 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Swiss WJC stud Nico Hischier (2017) had two goals and two assists to lead the Mooseheads to a 6-2 win over visiting Moncton. Somppi is scoreless in his last three contests.

Sherbrooke Phoenix 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 4

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 2-0-2, +1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, 1 Hit, *First Star*
Season Totals: 34 GP, 27-19-46, +19, 40 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Yan has scored in eight of his last nine games, giving him 27 goals for the season – good enough for third in the league. He is plus-18 in his last eight games.

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Kitchener Rangers 5 (OT)

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 2-0-2, +2, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, *Third Star*
Season: 37 GP, 19-14-33, +6, 24 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

Katchouk scored in overtime at the Aud to propel the Greyhounds to a 6-5 win over the Rangers. Bruins first rounder Zach Senyshyn had a hat trick for the Soo, his fourth of the season. Katchouk has three overtime goals this year, which leads the OHL. (Highlights) He also had five shorthanded goals, which leads the OHL. Lightning prospect Mathieu Joseph leads the QMJHL in shorties, as well.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Niagara IceDogs 4

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, -2, 4 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 30 GP, 5-15-20, +6, 33 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

W/C Christopher Paquette, NIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 36 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

Paquette was scoreless for the fourth game in a row, but the IceDogs picked up a home win over visiting Peterborough, 4-3. The Petes are expected to be active leading up to Tuesday’s trade deadline. Peterborough native Mitchell Stephens would look good in his hometown colors, but the rumors seem to indicate Windsor may be his destination.

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 0 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP: 3-15-18, -9, 47 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 27 GP, 19-23-42, +5, 27 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Backup goalie Brody Willms stopped 23 shots to give the Warriors a win over the visiting Blades. Moose Jaw made a major trade this week, acquiring 17-year-old forward Justin Almeida, 18-year-old forward Yan Khomenko, a 5th round pick in 2017, and a 2nd round pick in 2018 from the Prince George Cougars in exchange for 18-year-old forward Nikita Popugaev, who is expected to go in the first round of the 2017 draft. Both Almeida and Khomenko were scoreless Friday for the Warriors.

CHL Game Night: 1-4-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 6 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 3

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM, 5 SOG, 4 Hits
Season Totals: 35 GP, 25-8-33, +6, 49 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

Saint John got down 3-1 and 5-2 before ultimately losing, 6-3. Imama fought Yannik Bertrand.

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 6

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season: 36 GP, 17-14-31, +4, 22 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

Katchouk broke Michael McNiven’s shutout attempt with a shorthanded goal with 32 seconds remaining. The Montreal prospect goaltender was cut from Team Canada’s WJC team in favor of Lightning prospect Connor Ingram.

Niagara IceDogs 2 @ Erie Otters 7

W/C Christopher Paquette, NIA: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 35 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

No Taylor Raddysh, no problem for Erie, who beat visiting Niagara, 7-2, Wednesday. Alex DeBrincat only had one goal for the Otters. Paquette has just two goals in his last 20 games and is scoreless in his last three.

Western Hockey League

Lethbridge Hurricanes 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4

C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-2-2, +3, 2 PIM
Season Totals: 27 GP, 18-22-40, +4, 27 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden had two assists to give him five points in his last two games. Jayden Halbgewachs (undrafted) had a hat trick for the Warriors to give him 34 goals on the season.

NOTE: The following players are with Team Canada in preparation for the World Junior Championships: Anthony Cirelli, Taylor Raddysh, Mitchell Stephens, Connor Ingram, Mathieu Joseph.

CHL Game Night: 1-3-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Halifax Mooseheads 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 2 (OT)

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 15/23 FO, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 31 GP, 8-15-23, -9, 20 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Somppi has gone scoreless in 11 of his last 17 games.

Shawinigan Cataractes 4 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-1-2, +4, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits, *First Star*
Season Totals: 33 GP, 25-19-44, +18, 38 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Yan was first star Tuesday as the Cataractes defeated the Drakkar, 4-2. Yan scored his goal 40 seconds into the game.

NOTE: The QMJHL is on break until December 28.

Ontario Hockey League

Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Peterborough Petes 3

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 29 GP, 5-14-19, +8, 29 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Newly acquired Nikita Koroselstev (Leafs) had a goal and an assist to lead the Petes to a home win over the Fronts. The Petes are 9-1 in their last 10 games and are a point behind Oshawa for the East Division lead.

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 2

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 2-0-2, +3, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 34 GP: 3-12-15, -7, 47 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

Hajek had his first 2-goal game as a CHLer, leading the Blades to a win in Manitoba. Hajek was the last player cut from Team Czech Republic at the World Junior Championships. He has responded nicely since that time, posting three points in three games.

Moose Jaw Warriors 6 @ Prince Albert Raiders 5 (SO)

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-2-3, E, 2 PIM
Season Totals: 25 GP, 18-20-38, +1, 25 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden had a goal and two assists Tuesday to give him three goals and three assists in the five games since being cut from Team Canada.

NOTE: The following players are with Team Canada in preparation for the World Junior Championships: Anthony Cirelli, Taylor Raddysh, Mitchell Stephens, Connor Ingram, Mathieu Joseph.

Editor's Note: Apologies for the delay in daily updates during the holidays. Travel and computer issues contributed to the unintentional break.

Bolts Ink Brett Howden to Entry-Level Deal

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Brett Howden to a three-year, entry-level contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Howden, 6-foot-3, 191 pounds, has played in 21 games with the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League this season, recording 16 goals and 32 points along with four power-play goals. He ranks fourth on the Warriors for goals and fifth for points despite missing time due to injury. Howden’s current 1.52 points per game average would be a career high.

A native of Oakbank, Manitoba, Howden has skated in 162 career WHL games, all with Moose Jaw, with 63 goals and 143 points. He has also amassed 104 penalty minutes and 20 power-play goals. Howden played in 10 WHL playoff games last season and notched four goals and 15 points. He was named the Warriors’ Rookie of the Year for the 2014-15 season.

Howden was selected by Tampa Bay in the first round, 27th overall, of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

CHL Game Night: 12-17-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Charlottetown Islanders 2 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 8

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 1-2-3, +1, 4 PIM, 3 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 31 GP, 20-8-28, +5, 40 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

One day after a snowstorm forced the postponement of a Halifax-Saint John matchup the Dogs put a snowman on the board against the Islanders. Imama now has 20 goals in 31 games. He had 30 in his entire QMJHL career coming into this season (210 games). Let that sink in.

Moncton Wildcats 6 @ Halifax Mooseheads 4

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 2-1-3, +1, 0 PIM, 8 SOG, 16/26 FO, 0 Hits, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 28 GP, 8-14-22, -3, 18 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Somppi scored twice and added an assist, but it wasn’t enough for Halifax, who lost to Moncton, 6-4. Somppi’s second of the game cut the Wildcats’ lead to 5-4 at 7:58 of the third period. That was the closest they’d come. This was Somppi’s first multi-goal game since February 4 of last year. He has three 2-goal games in his brief QMJHL career.

Shawinigan Cataractes 6 @ Quebec Remparts 1

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 4 Hits
Season Totals: 28 GP, 22-17-39, +9, 32 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

One game after putting five points on the board vs. the Sags, Yan scored once in Shawinigan’s 6-1 win in Quebec City. Yan has six goals and seven assists in six December games.

NOTE: The QMJHL is on break until December 28.

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Niagara IceDogs 4 (SO)

W/C Christopher Paquette, NIA: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 31 GP, 12-15-27, -5, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

Niagara was down 2-0, then up 3-2 late before Windsor forced overtime. The IceDogs won in a shootout. Paquette had two points in regulation, but was not one of the five shooters for Niagara in the circus. Former Bolt prospect Cristiano DiGiacinto had a goal and two assists for the Spits. The former sixth rounder has eight goals and 11 helpers in 21 games this year.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Regina Pats 7

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-1-2, -3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 20 GP, 15-16-31, +3, 15 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Moose Jaw heads into the break with a 7-3 loss at the hands of the Pats, whom the Warriors upset on Friday night. Howden’s goal put Moose Jaw up 3-2 entering the third period Saturday before Regina scored five times in the final frame – none into an empty net. The Warriors gave the Pats just their third loss of the season on Friday.

NOTE: The following players are with Team Canada in preparation for the World Junior Championships: Anthony Cirelli, Taylor Raddysh, Mitchell Stephens, Connor Ingram, Mathieu Joseph. Libor Hajek is with Team Czech Republic.

CHL Game Night: 12-16-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Chicoutimi Sagueneens 1 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 6

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-4-5, +5, 2 PIM, 6 SOG, 0 Hits, *First Star*
Season Totals: 27 GP, 21-17-38, +8, 32 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Yan was first star Friday as the Cataractes beat up on the Sags, 6-1. He has five goals and six assists in his last three games.

NOTE: The Halifax-Saint John game (Somppi vs Imama) was postponed due to weather.

Ontario Hockey League

Saginaw Spirit 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *First Star*
Season: 31 GP, 14-12-26, +4, 22 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

Katchouk scored shorthanded as the Soo built a 4-0 lead and subsequently allowed three third period goals. A late empty-netter sealed the deal.

Niagara IceDogs 2 @ Oshawa Generals 5

W/C Christopher Paquette, NIA: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 30 GP, 11-14-25, -6, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

The Gens completed a season sweep of Niagara with a 5-2 win Friday.

Peterborough Petes 4 @ Kingston Frontenacs 3 (OT)

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 24 GP, 3-12-15, +9, 25 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Peterborough lost a 3-0 third period lead, but prevailed in overtime. Spencer had two assists in the Petes’ impressive 3-1 win over second-ranked (CHL) London.

Western Hockey League

Regina Pats 4 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 5

C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM
Season Totals: 19 GP, 14-15-29, +6, 15 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Moose Jaw played a strong defensive third period, propelling them to a 5-4 win over the high-powered Pats. They lost a 2-0 lead early, falling behind 4-2 late in the first period, then scored the game's final three goals in the second period to steal the win. Regina is the top-ranked team in the CHL, coming into Friday at 21-2-6-0.

NOTE: The following players are with Team Canada in preparation for the World Junior Championships: Anthony Cirelli, Taylor Raddysh, Mitchell Stephens, Connor Ingram, Mathieu Joseph. Libor Hajek is with Team Czech Republic.

CHL Game Night: 12-14-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 5 @ Halifax Mooseheads 3

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 21/34 FO, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 27 GP, 6-13-19, -4, 18 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Somppi took nearly three times the amount of faceoffs as anyone else on the team, but despite the ice time went scoreless in a loss to the Titan. He has failed to register a point in six of his last eight games. Somppi was passed over for Finland’s selection camp in preparation for the World Junior Championships despite his U17 and U18 international experience.

Ontario Hockey League

Sudbury Wolves 4 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3 (OT)

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season: 30 GP, 13-12-25, +5, 22 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

Katchouk broke a four-game scoreless streak with an assist in the Soo’s overtime loss to Sudbury.

Western Hockey League

Prince Albert Raiders 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4

C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 18 GP, 14-13-27, +6, 13 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden was back in the Warriors’ lineup quickly after being released from Team Canada earlier in the week. He had an assist in Moose Jaw’s 4-1 win over Prince Albert Wednesday. Howden is a very strong candidate to be on Canada’s WJC entry next Christmas.

NOTE: The following players are with Team Canada in preparation for the World Junior Championships: Anthony Cirelli, Taylor Raddysh, Mitchell Stephens, Connor Ingram, Mathieu Joseph. Libor Hajek is with Team Czech Republic.

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