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CHL Game Night: 1-15-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 7 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 6

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 40 GP, 27-10-37, +8, 62 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 29 GP, 26-22-48, +24, 29 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Joseph had three points to move his point streak to 20 games. He’s two off the Sea Dogs record. His goal, scored at 14:17 of the third period, cut the Eagles’ lead to 7-6, but they couldn’t get any closer.

Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ Halifax Mooseheads 2

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 13/24 FO, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 37 GP, 9-16-25, -10, 22 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Likely 2017 top-3 pick Nico Hischier had two goals to give him 30 for the season, but the Mooseheads lost, 3-2.

Shawinigan Cataractes 2 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 3

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 39 GP, 28-22-50, +17, 42 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Yan’s scoreless streak is now at four games, which is twice as long as his previous scoreless streak this season.

Ontario Hockey League

Erie Otters 1 @ Kitchener Rangers 2

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 9/14 FO
Season Totals: 29 GP, 13-23-36, +19, 8 PIM
With Erie: 4 GP, 0-3-3, +1, 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: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 6 SOG
Season Totals: 32 GP, 26-42-68, +41, 19 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Panthers prospect Adam Mascherin had two assists to extend his league-lead in the points race. The 5-9 Florida second rounder (2016) has 27 goals and 73 points in 41 games for the Rangers.

London Knights 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3 (OT)

W Mitchell Stephens, LDN: 0-0-0, +E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 5/5 FO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 11-16-27, +15, 14 PIM
With London: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
With Saginaw: 22 GP, 11-15-26, +13, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 9 SOG
Season: 41 GP, 20-17-37, +7, 28 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

Zach Senyshyn (Bruins) had his fifth hat trick of the season as the Soo beat London, 3-2, in a battle of Western Conference heavies. Katchouk led all players with nine shots on goal. Mitchell Stephens, who has been playing center for London since coming over from Saginaw, only took five faceoffs. There aren’t any reports of an injury, so he may have been on the wing.

CHL Game Night: 1-14-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 1 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 38 GP, 28-22-50, +18, 42 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Yan’s scoreless streak hit three games. Shawinigan started the game tied with Rouyn-Noranda for the league lead in points. They finished two points behind, tied with Saint John and Blainville-Boisbriand.

Ontario Hockey League

Flint Firebirds 3 @ Erie Otters 4 (SO)

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 14/22 FO
Season Totals: 28 GP, 13-23-36, +20, 8 PIM
With Erie: 3 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 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: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 31 GP, 26-42-68, +41, 17 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Cirelli (pictured with Canada) took 22 faceoffs, one more than No. 1 center Dylan Strome. He had been taking the third-most amount of faceoffs, so his responsibility is growing with his new team. He has an assist in all three games with Erie. Raddysh continues to dent the scoresheet and is approaching 70 points on the year. His career high is 73. Neither Cirelli nor Raddysh participated in the shootout, won by a Strome goal.

Kingston Frontenacs 4 @ Peterborough Petes 3

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 14/19 FO
Season Totals: 40 GP, 12-19-31, -6, 18 PIM
With Petes: 3 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 4 PIM
With Niagara: 37 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 34 GP, 5-16-21, +3, 35 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

Kingston completed a 2-game weekend sweep of Peterborough with a close win Saturday. The Fronts are two spots behind the Petes on the Eastern Conference table.

London Knights 4 @ Saginaw Spirit 3

W Mitchell Stephens, LDN: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 11/20 FO
Season Totals: 24 GP, 11-16-27, +15, 14 PIM
With London: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
With Saginaw: 22 GP, 11-15-26, +13, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

Stephens had his first point in a Knights uniform, earning an assist Saturday. He didn’t have to wait at all to face his former team as his first two games against the club he captained were in a home-and-home set. London won both games.

Western Hockey League

Red Deer Rebels 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 4

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 38 GP: 3-17-20, -6, 47 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

The Blades scored three times in the third period to turn a deficit into a win. Hajek assisted on the empty-net insurance marker in the final seconds.

Moose Jaw Warriors 0 @ Victoria Royals 3

C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 31 GP, 22-25-47, +5, 35 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Griffen Outhouse (undrafted) stopped all 36 shots he faced to shutout the visiting Warriors on Vancouver Island. Moose Jaw is four points behind Regina for the East Division lead. The Pats have four games in hand.

Vancouver Giants 3 @ Kamloops Blazers 6

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 did not dress for the game as he’s at home in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, on a post-WJC break.

CHL Game Night: 1-13-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 4 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 39 GP, 27-9-36, +9, 62 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM2 SOG
Season Totals: 28 GP, 25-20-45, +23, 29 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Joseph (pictured) had two helpers in his return to the Saint John lineup, and newly acquired Julien Gauthier (Hurricanes) had a goal and an assist as the Dogs won in Sydney, 4-1. Joseph now has a 19-game point streak, which is third highest in the Q this year. Per CHL statistician Geoffrey Brandow, Joseph is within three games of tying the Saint John club record.

Drummondville Voltigeurs 1 @ Halifax Mooseheads 2 (SO)

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG, 16/22 FO, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -10, 22 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Somppi had an assist in Halifax’s 2-1 shootout win over the Volts. He did not participate in the shootout.

Ontario Hockey League

Ottawa 67’s 0 @ Erie Otters 8

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 8/13 FO
Season Totals: 27 GP, 13-22-35, +19, 8 PIM
With Erie: 2 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 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: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 30 GP, 25-41-66, +40, 17 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Despite Erie putting a snowman on the board against Ottawa, Raddysh and Cirelli combined for just two points. Ivan Lodnia (2017), who was rumored to be part of the deal to acquire Anthony Cirelli, had two goals and an assist for Erie.

Mississauga Steelheads 5 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season: 40 GP, 20-16-36, +6, 28 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

Mississauga scored an upset win in Wayne Gretzky’s old city, topping the Soo, 5-2. The Hounds had a 2-0 lead in the game before watching things blow up.

Peterborough Petes 2 @ Kingston Frontenacs 6

C/W Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 6/12 FO
Season Totals: 39 GP, 12-18-30, -7, 16 PIM
With Petes: 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
With Niagara: 37 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 33 GP, 5-16-21, +3, 35 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

Paquette had his first point as a Pete with an assist, but Peterborough lost in Kingston, 6-2. Paquette primarily played wing with Niagara, but has moved to second-line center with the Petes.

Saginaw Spirit 1 @ London Knights 5

C/W Mitchell Stephens, LDN: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 17/21 FO
Season Totals: 23 GP, 11-15-26, +14, 14 PIM
With London: 1 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
With Saginaw: 22 GP, 11-15-26, +13, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

Stephens made his Knights debut, and after losing the opening faceoff was 17/20 on draws for the rest of the game. He and Cliff Pu (Sabres) were 21 and 22 in faceoffs taken, respectively, for London. Stephens is wearing No. 67 for London. He was 27 as captain of Saginaw, but 67 last year in AHL Syracuse to end the season and with the Lightning in training camp. It appears to be his chosen number moving forward.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 4 @ Vancouver Giants 1

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-1-2, +1, 4 PIM
Season Totals: 30 GP, 22-25-47, +6, 35 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden had a shorthanded goal and added an assist to lead the Warriors to a win against the former team of Ben Thomas.

Everett Silvertips 4 @ Kamloops Blazers 0

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

Carter Hart, who overtook Ingram as Canada’s No. 1 goalie in the WJCs, had a 22-save shutout against Ingram’s club. Ingram did not dress for the game as he’s at home in Saskatchewan on a post-WJC break.

CHL Game Night: 1-12-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Rimouski Oceanic 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 37 GP, 28-22-50, +20, 42 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Yan was scoreless for the second-straight game as L’Oceanic beat Shawinigan, 3-2. The Cataractes chipped away at a 3-0 deficit to make it 3-2 early in the third period, but they couldn’t get any closer. Alexandre Legace (undrafted) stopped 38 of 40 shots for Rimouski.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Peterborough Petes 5 (OT)

W/C Christopher Paquette, NIA: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 38 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 16 PIM
With Petes: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
With Niagara: 37 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 32 GP, 5-16-21, +5, 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

Paquette made his Petes debut wearing No. 12, but was scoreless in Peterborough’s overtime win over the Cirelli-less Oshawa Generals. Panthers prospect Jonathan Ang scored the overtime winner for the Petes.

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.

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