North American Juniors

NA Juniors Game Night: 3-15-2014

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 6 @ Halifax Mooseheads 8

C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 1-6-7, E, 0 PIM, 0 Hits, 6 SOG, 12/18 FO, *First Star*
Season totals: 46 GP, 29-70-108, +49, 43 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

Remember when we talked about how Drouin had never had a six-point game, then he got one a game later? Well, a week after that he hit seven points in one game – against the same team. Cape Breton will be glad Drouin is destined for Tampa Bay next season. Drouin set a career high for points in a game, obviously, but also finished the regular season with new career highs in assists, points, plus/minus, and penalty minutes. His goals weren’t the same without Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado) and Martin Frk (AHL Grand Rapids) with him this year, but he managed to beat his point total. Super prospect Nik Ehlers (2014), who scored 49 goals this season, doesn’t even play on Drouin’s line. The two team up on power play situations only.

Halifax enters the playoffs as the league’s No. 2 seed. They will play Charlottetown in Round 1. The Islanders are coached by former Lightning player Gordie Dwyer.

Note: Quebec Rempart Adam Erne tweeted that he’ll return to action at the end of March. He’s been out with a lacerated spleen. Seventh-seeded Quebec will face No. 8 Gatineau in Round 1.

Ontario Hockey League

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Barrie Colts 6

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0--, +2, 4 PIM
Season totals: 63 GP, 11-25-36, +22, 121 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

Barrie scored five times in the third period to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. The Colts will play Sudbury in Round 1.

NA Juniors Game Night: 3-14-2014

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 7

C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 2-1-3, +1, 0 PIM, 0 Hits, 7 SOG, 13/21 FO, *Second Star*
Season totals: 45 GP, 28-73-101, +49, 43 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

Drouin topped the 100-point mark for the second straight season with two goals and an assist to lead the Mooseheads to a 7-2 win over the Sea Dogs. Halifax had a 7-0 lead after two periods. The third period featured several misconducts and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties as things got out of hand.

Ontario Hockey League

North Bay Battalion 5 @ Sudbury Wolves 3

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 54 GP, 4-26-30, +9, 56 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

Blujus got to 30 points in the season, the second time in his OHL career he has hit the mark. He had 34 points in his draft year.

Ottawa 67’s 4 @ Kingston Frontenacs 5 (OT)

W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 53 GP, 25-45-70, +17, 49 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

Ikonen scored the game-opening goal, his 25th goal of the season.

NA Juniors Game Night: 3-13-2014

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 0 @ North Bay Battalion 3

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 53 GP, 4-25-29, +8, 56 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

Brampton got 20 saves from Jake Smith (2014) to shut out the Gens, 3-0.

Barrie Colts 5 @ Ottawa 67’s 3

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 62 GP, 11-25-36, +20, 117 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

Dotchin added another goal to season stats, giving him 11 for the year.

NA Juniors Game Night: 3-11-2014

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 3 @ Charlottetown Islanders 2 (OT)

C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 1 Hit, 7 SOG, 13/27 FO
Season totals: 44 GP, 26-72-98, +48, 43 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

Drouin returned to the Mooseheads’ lineup after missing a game due to an illness. He scored the overtime winner on Tuesday night, lifting Halifax to their 11th straight win. Eric Brassard stopped 36 of 39 shots for the Islanders to earn first star honors. Brassard was in Tampa Bay’s camp last fall. He is 7-20 this year with a 3.57 GAA and a .900 save percentage.

Ontario Hockey League

Kingston Frontenacs 4 @ Ottawa 67’s 2

W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 51 GP, 24-45-69, +19, 49 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

Ikonen was first star for scoring twice for Kingston on Tuesday night. He had the Fronts’ second and third goals.

Bolt Prospect of the Week: March 10, 2014

We continue our Bolt Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their recent contributions on and off the ice.

The Bolt Prospect of the Week for March 10, 2014 is … Jonathan Drouin, C/W, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL – Canada).

We’re sorry, Jonathan.

Last week in our Bolt Prospect of the Week write-up, we made special note of the fact that Matt Peca had done something that super-prospect Jonathan Drouin had never done – get six points in one game.

Scratch that.

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