North American Juniors

CHL Game Night: 10-18-16

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Victoria Royals 9

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM
Season Totals: 7 GP: 0-6-6, +2, 10 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

The Blades made the trek to Vancouver Island only to get destroyed by the Royals, 9-3. Hopefully they saw some orcas to make it worth the trip.

CHL Game Night: 10-17-16

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 5 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 4 (OT)

C Brett Howden, MJ: 2-0-2, -3, 2 PIM, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 9 GP, 8-5-13, -4, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden’s second goal of the game put the Warriors up 4-2 midway through the third period, but they gave up two goals in the final 3+ minutes and had to win in overtime. Howden was a team-worst minus-3 despite scoring twice. One of his goals was on the power play.

CHL Game Night: 10-16-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 7 @ Victoriaville Tigres 2

W Otto Somppi, HAL: 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits, 6/15 FO
Season Totals: 9 GP, 4-5-9, -3, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Somppi is back at a point-per-game pace for the season have putting two points on the scoresheet Sunday vs the Tigres. His goal was into an empty net Sunday.

Moncton Wildcats 1 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM, 7 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 6 GP, 7-2-9, E, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Yan (pictured) extended his goal streak to three games with a goal Sunday. He has six goals in those three games.

Ontario Hockey League

Sudbury Wolves 5 @ Oshawa Generals 3

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 19/26 FO, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 7 GP, 6-7-13, +9, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

Cirelli’s goal late in the first period tied the score at 2, but Sudbury pulled ahead for good in the second and third periods. Cirelli factored in all three of the Gens’ goals.

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 @ Ottawa 67’s 1

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season: 8 GP, 2-6-8, +5, 4 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 44 GP, 13-28-41, -10 19 PIM

Katchouk’s second goal of the year, scored midway through the third period, provided a 2-goal cushion for the Soo. They’d add one more goal into an empty net to give the game its final score.

Peterborough Petes 5 @ Owen Sound Attack 2

D Matt Spencer, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, -2, 4 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

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

Both Lightning prospects remain out with injuries.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 4 @ Calgary Hitmen 3 (OT)

C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 8 GP, 6-5-11, -1, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Likely 2017 first rounder Nikita Popugaev had a hat trick, with the third goal the Warriors an overtime win in Calgary.

CHL Game Night: 10-15-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 4 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 2

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hits
Season Totals: 8 GP, 1-2-3, E, 2 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 2-1-3, +3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 8 GP, 9-4-13, +7, 11 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Joseph added another two goals to his season’s point total, giving him nine in eight games.

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4

W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits, 4/10 FO
Season Totals: 8 GP, 3-4-7, -5, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Yvon Mongo (2017) had two goals for Cedric Paquette’s former team Saturday in the Armada’s 4-2 win over the Mooseheads.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 2 @ Niagara IceDogs 1

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 16/24 FO
Season Totals: 6 GP, 5-5-10, +8, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

C Christopher Paquette, NIA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2/2 FO
Season Totals: 8 GP, 2-2-4, -6, 4 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

The Gens built a 2-0 lead in the second period and held on for a one-goal win.

London Knights 1 @ Erie Otters 7

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-4-4, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 7 GP, 5-12-17, +14, 2 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Raddysh and Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrindicat continued their magic together Saturday, combining for eight points as Erie put a touchdown on the board against the high-powered Knights, 7-1. Raddysh is currently tied for second in the OHL in points.

Mississauga Steelheads 3 @ Saginaw Spirit 2 (OT)

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 8 SOG, 13/29 FO
Season Totals: 5 GP, 2-3-5, +3, 4 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

Nathan Bastian (Devils second rounder) scored in overtime to lift the Steelheads to a 3-2 win in Saginaw.

CHL Game Night: 10-14-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 4 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 2

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 3 Hits
Season Totals: 7 GP, 1-2-3, E, 2 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 7 GP, 7-3-10, +4, 11 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Joseph had a shorty early in the third period to give the Sea Dogs a 4-0 lead and they held on for a 2-goal win.

Halifax Mooseheads 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 6

W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit, 6/12 FO
Season Totals: 7 GP, 3-4-7, -3, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-1-2, -1, 4 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hits
Season Totals: 5 GP, 6-2-8, -2, 12 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Dennis Yan followed up his 4-goal game with a goal and an assist Friday as the Cataractes beat the visiting Mooseheads, 6-3. Otto Somppi was scoreless for Halifax.

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 @ Kingston Frontenacs 1

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season: 7 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 4 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 44 GP, 13-28-41, -10 19 PIM

The Soo built on their shootout win Thursday with a road win in Kingston. Bruins first rounder Zachary Senyshyn had a hat trick for the Greyhounds.

Erie Otters 4 @ Guelph Storm 3 (SO)

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 6 GP, 5-8-13, +12, 2 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Raddysh scored his fifth goal of the season in Erie’s first road win Friday. He missed his shootout attempt. Guelph rookie Nate Schnarr had a goal and was third star.

Peterborough Petes 2 @ Oshawa Generals 5

D Matt Spencer, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, -2, 4 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

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

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM, 7 SOG, 20/28 FO, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 5 GP, 5-4-9, +7, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

Cirelli (pictured) continues to produce on the young season, putting up another two points Friday. His unassisted goal in the second period turned out to be the game-winner. Matt Spencer remains out of the Peterborough lineup with an undisclosed injury. Jonne Tammela is still out from an injury sustained before Lightning camp.

Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Kitchener Rangers 6

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 6/17 FO
Season Totals: 4 GP, 2-3-5, +4, 2 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

Stephens has had a nice start to his season, but the Spirit are struggling with the league’s worst record at 1-6-0-1. They’re already eight points from getting out of the division cellar.

Western Hockey League

Kamloops Blazers 2 @ Tri-City Americans 4

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Loss, 33 saves on 37 shots
Season Totals: 8 GP, 3-5-0-0, 2.40 GAA, .925 sv%, 0 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Ingram’s modest 2-game winning streak was broken in Kennewick.

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Kelowna Rockets 2

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 6 GP: 0-6-6, +3, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

Libor Hajek had his 4-game point streak snapped, but Saskatoon got a win in BC, 4-2 over Kelowna.

Moose Jaw Warriors 4 @ Red Deer Rebels 6

C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
Season Totals: 7 GP, 6-4-10, E, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden’s 6-game goal streak to start his season came to an end Friday in Red Deer. Austin Pratt (2017) had a hat trick for Red Deer.

CHL Game Night: 10-14-16

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5 @ Peterborough Petes 4 (SO)

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season: 6 GP, 1-5-6, +1, 4 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 44 GP, 13-28-41, -10 19 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, -2, 4 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

Katchouk’s first goal of the year came with 1:30 left in the third period and the Soo’s goalie pulled, forcing overtime. Matt Spencer missed his second straight game for the Petes.

Sarnia Sting 5 @ Niagara IceDogs 4

C Christopher Paquette, NIA: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 2/5 FO
Season Totals: 7 GP, 2-2-4, -5, 4 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

Niagara lost a lead for the third-straight game, this time falling to visiting Sarnia, 5-4.

The Bolt Prospects Podcast, Episode 72

This week’s “Dylan Blujus Edition” of the Bolt Prospects Podcast includes the following topics:

· The No. 72
· Point is in, but who else makes TB debut this year?
· Season preview and forecast
· 3 bold predictions
· Leading scorer, first to move, still to come
· Early junior reviews are outstanding
· #BPMailbag (Re-do a pick … Who’s on the 2019-2020 Lightning? … Buying out Gusev’s contract … Expansion draft possibles … Killorn contract … Syracuse vets to sit … Impact rankings)

CHL Game Night: 10-12-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3 (OT)

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-0-0, -2, 5 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 6 GP, 6-3-9, +4, 11 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Alexandre Alain (undrafted), who is listed as camping with the Lightning in the summer but does not appear on the rosters released by the club, scored mid-way through overtime to lift Cedric Paquette’s old team to an overtime win over Saint John. Joseph fought San Jose second-rounder Jeremy Roy.

Halifax Mooseheads 0 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3

W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 2 Hits, 9/17 FO
Season Totals: 6 GP, 3-4-7, -2, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Reilly Pickard (2017) stopped all 26 shots he faced to beat the visiting Mooseheads, 3-0.

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 2 @ Erie Otters 7

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 5 GP, 4-8-12, +12, 0 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Raddysh continues to operate at over a 2-points-per-game clip, adding two more points to his total on Wednesday in a 7-2 shellacking of Steven Stamkos’ former club.

Western Hockey League

Spokane Chiefs 1 @ Kamloops Blazers 6

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Win, 29 saves on 30 shots
Season Totals: 7 GP, 3-4-0-0, 2.17 GAA, .931 sv%, 0 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

After two straight first star efforts, Ingram wasn’t throwing pucks to the crowd after the game, but he did pick up his third win of the season.

CHL Game Night: 10-11-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Gatineau Olympiques 5 @ Halifax Mooseheads 6 (OT)

W Otto Somppi, HAL: 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM, 7 SOG, 0 Hits, 11/22 FO, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 5 GP, 3-4-7, E, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Halifax blew leads of 3-1 and 4-2 Monday, but got the overtime winner to get the two points. Lightning Head of Amateur Scouting Al Murray was in Halifax recently and talked with John Moore about Somppi:

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Ontario Hockey League

Niagara IceDogs 3 @ North Bay Battalion 4

C Christopher Paquette, NIA: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 4/5 FO
Season Totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, -5, 4 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

CHL Game Night: 10-9-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 3

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-0-1, +2, 4 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 5 GP, 6-3-9, +6, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Joseph opened the game’s scoring with his sixth goal in five games, and Saint John cruised to a 5-3 win in Sherbrooke.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 1 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 7

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 4-0-4, +2, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 0 Hits, *First Star*
Season Totals: 4 GP, 5-1-6, -1, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Yan (pictured) scored four times – once in the first period, once in the second, and twice in the third – as Shawinigan crushed visiting Val-d’Or, 7-1. The four goals in a game are a personal record in the Q for Yan, who has had four hat tricks prior to Sunday in his QMJHL career.

Ontario Hockey League

Barrie Colts 2 @ Oshawa Generals 4

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 16/32 FO, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 4 GP, 4-3-7, +6, 4 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

Cirelli had two apples and Mitchell Vande Sompel (Islanders) had two goals from the backline to lead the Gens to a 4-2 home win over Barrie.

Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season: 5 GP, 0-5-5, +2, 2 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 44 GP, 13-28-41, -10 19 PIM

Owen Sound had a 5-0 lead after two periods en route to a 6-1 win Sunday.

Niagara IceDogs 5 @ Sudbury Wolves 4 (OT)

C Christopher Paquette, NIA: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 6/11 FO
Season Totals: 5 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 4 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

Niagara had a 4-0 lead after the first period, then relinquished it by the end of the second period. The third period saw no scoring before the IceDogs won it in overtime.

Western Hockey League

Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 2 (OT)

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-2-2, E, 4 PIM
Season Totals: 5 GP: 0-6-6, +3, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

Libor Hajek extended his point streak to four games, but the Blades fell in overtime to Edmonton, 3-2.

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