North American Juniors

Juniors Game Night: 11-30-17

Catching up on Wednesday and Thursday night's games...

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7 @ Peterborough Petes 5

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 26 GP, 22-18-40, +26, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 9/15 FO
Season Totals: 23 GP, 8-2-10, -14, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

The Greyhounds and Petes combined for 12 goals and 82 shots, in a back-and-forth affair separated only by back-to-back Sault Ste. Marie goals in the 2nd period. The Greyhounds were paced by two goals each from both Conor Timmins (COL, 2017 2nd round pick) and Missouri native Ryan Roth (undrafted). Katchouk got the only assist on what would be the game-winning goal by Morgan Frost (PHI, 2017 1st round pick).

Mississauga Steelheads 3 @ Barrie Colts 6

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 6/11 FO
Season Totals: 23 GP, 9-13-22, +7, 2 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Lipanov notched an assist as the Colts doubled the Steelheads. Barrie was paced by a two goal performance by Ben Hawerchuk (undrafted).

Erie Otters 2 @ Niagara Ice Dogs 5

W Taylor Raddysh, ER: 0-2-2, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 25 GP, 13-24-37, +13, 16 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

Raddysh assisted on both Otters goals sandwiched around five straight Ice Dogs scores. Niagara pivot Bradey Johnson (undrafted) paced the Ice Dogs with two goals.

Western Hockey League

Prince George Cougars 3 @ Kelowna Rockets 5 (Wednesday)

D Cal Foote, KEL: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 26 GP, 6-19-25, +9, 22 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

Foote scored the Rockets’ fifth goal and assisted on the first goal, a power play marker just four minutes in to help lead Kelowna to victory over the Cougars. Foote earn Third Star honors behind Carsen Twarynski’s hat trick and Flames prospect Dillon Dube’s three point effort.

Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Spokane Chiefs 6 (Wednesday)

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 26 GP, 7-14-21, -13, 24 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

Hajek assisted on the first goal of the game just 2:27 into the match, but it was all Chiefs after that. Spokane winger Ethan McIndoe (undrafted) scored twice for the Chiefs and Saskatoon pivot Kirby Dach (2019 top prospect eligible) scored both Blades goals.

Juniors Game Night: 11-28-17

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 5 @ Tri-City Americans 2

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 25 GP, 7-13-20, -12, 22 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

Hajek setup Cameron Hebig (undrafted) for the Blades’ opening goal, a power play marker eight minutes into the game. Saskatoon got goals from five different players as the Blades scored early and often against the hometown Americans.

Victoria Royals 4 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 7

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-3-4, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 18/29 FO
Season Totals: 18 GP, 11-17-28, +11, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-1-1, +3, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 26 GP, 6-6-12, +21, 32 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Howden scored a goal and added three assists in the Warriors’ comeback victory over the visiting Royals. Victoria went up 3-2 early in the 2nd period, and then it was all Moose Jaw, scoring five of the next six goals. The Warriors were paced by Justin Almeida (undrafted), who notched a hat trick and led the Moose Jaw rally. Sosunov tag teamed with Howden, assisting on Jayden Halbgewachs’ goal.

Juniors Game Night: 11-26-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 4 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 5

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 8/25 FO
Season Totals: 19 GP, 10-16-26, +20, 14 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

Somppi broke a 2-2 deadlock in the 2nd period with a power-play marker and added another goal early in the 3rd to stretch the Mooseheads lead to 4-2. The Titan then got three straight goals to pull out the rally and hand Halifax the heartbreaker.

Ontario Hockey League

Barrie Colts 3 @ North Bay Battalion 2

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 7/16 FO
Season Totals: 22 GP, 9-12-21, +6, 2 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Lipanov was held pointless for the first time since returning to the Colts lineup, but Leo Lazarev (undrafted) stopped 33 Battalion shots and Barrie got goals from three different players to grit out road win in North Bay.

Juniors Game Night: 11-25-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 7 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 1

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 9/14 FO
Season Totals: 18 GP, 8-15-23, +18, 14 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

The Mooseheads put up a touchdown on the Sea Dogs behind an Arnaud Durandeau (Islanders 2017 6th round pick) hat trick.

Ontario Hockey League

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 8

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0/1 FO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 22-17-39, +25, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2/4 FO
Season Totals: 22 GP, 8-2-10, -13, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

The Greyhounds put up a snowman for the second straight game, this time against the Petes. Sault Ste. Marie was paced by the two goal, three point performance of Jack Kopacka (Ducks 2016 4th round pick). It was a quiet night for Katchouk, who notched just a single assist.

Oshawa Generals 7 @ Barrie Colts 3

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 1-2-3, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 4/13 FO, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 21 GP, 9-12-21, +6, 2 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

The Generals pasted a touchdown on the Colts behind possible 2018 1st rounder Serron Noel’s three point night. Lipanov (pictured) had a hand in all three Colts goals, scoring a power play marker and notching the primary assists on two 3rd period scores. Lipanov has 4 points in two games after after returning to the lineup after missing a couple of games.

Sarnia Sting 4 @ Erie Otters 3

W Taylor Raddysh, ER: 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 5/5 FO, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 24 GP, 13-22-35, +15, 16 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

Raddysh scored twice for the Otters, a 2-1 go-ahead power play marker and the 3-3 equalizer late in the 3rd. But Swede Hugo Leufvenius (2018 draft eligible) scored the game-winner for the Sting just 45 seconds after Raddysh’s 2nd goal.

Western Hockey League

Medicine Hat Tigers 0 @ Kelowna Rockets 4

D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 25 GP, 5-18-23, +8, 20 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

Fresh from the BC Major Midgets and the World U17 Hockey Challenge, Kelowna’s 16 year old netminder Roman Basran pitched a 38 save 4-0 shutout against Medicine Hat. Foote was on the ice for three of the Rockets’ four goals.

Prince Albert Raiders 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 2 (SO)

C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 11/26 FO
Season Totals: 17 GP, 10-14-24, +8, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 25 GP, 6-5-11, +18, 32 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Curtis Meger (undrafted) stopped 31 Moose Jaw shots and three more in the shootout, including Brett Howden to lead the Raiders to a 3-2 victory. Prince Albert was paced by Jordy Stallard (Jets 2016 5th round pick), who scored the Raiders’ first goal, and converted their only shootout goal to seal the win..

United States Hockey League

Sioux City Musketeers 4 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 5

C Cole Guttman, DBQ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 15 GP, 5-5-10, -1, 21 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
Committed to: University of Denver

RW Sammy Walker, SC: Did Not Play, High School
Season Totals (SC): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM
Season Totals (Edina-HS): 2 GP, 0-4-4, 0 PIM
Season Totals (UMHSEHL): 20 GP, 16-25-41, 14 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (Edina-HS): 25 GP, 22-24-46, 6 PIM
Committed to: University of Minnesota

Clarkson University commit Adam Tisdale (undrafted) bagged a hat trick to lead the Fighting Saints to a 5-4 win over the Musketeers.

Note: Sammy Walker has returned to Edina High School for the fall/winter season.

Team USA 1 @ Omaha Lancers 6

D Nick Perbix , OMA: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 15 GP, 0-6-6, +5, 8 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
Committed to: St. Cloud State University

Perbix notched a power play assist on the Lancers’ 6th goal as Omaha easily handled the NDTP Team USA squad.

Juniors Game Night: 11-24-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Charlottetown Islanders 3 (OT)

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 21/30 FO
Season Totals: 17 GP, 8-15-23, +18, 12 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

Somppi was part of both goals scored by the Mooseheads, potting a power play marker just shy of six minutes into the game, and followed by the primary assist on Maxime Fortier’s shorthanded goal with about ninety seconds left in the 1st. The Islanders’ Pierre-Olivier Joseph (Coyotes 2017 1st round pick) knotted the game at 2-2 with just eight seconds left in regulation and then Nikita Alexandrov (2019 draft eligible) netted the OT game-winner just 27 seconds into the extra session. Somppi also took 31 faceoffs, winning 70% of them.

Ontario Hockey League

Kitchener Rangers 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 8

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 2-2-4, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 24 GP, 22-16-38, +24, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

Katchouk (pictured) scored two goals and four points, earning Second Star honors, as the Greyhounds put up a snowman at home against the Rangers. Katchouk now leads the OHL in goals, short-handed goals, game-winning goals, and is one off the lead in plus-minus.

Barrie Colts 4 @ Guelph Storm 5 (OT)

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 7/16 FO
Season Totals: 20 GP, 8-10-18, +6, 2 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Lipanov returned to the lineup after missing a couple of games, scoring the Colts’ third goal. Barrie never trailed until Storm forward Cedric Ralph (undrafted) scored the OT game-winner 55 seconds into the extra session. The Colts had leads of 1-0, 3-1, and 4-3, pelting Guelph netminder Anthony Popovich (undrafted) with 44 shots. Yet, the Storm battled back at each juncture, giving the nearly 4,400 fans at Sleeman Centre plenty to cheer about.

Peterborough Petes 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 0

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 21 GP, 8-2-10, -11, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

Peterborough blanked the Wolves and goalie Dylan Wells (Oilers 2016 5th round pick) stopped 24 Sudbury shots. Pavel Gogolev (2018 draft eligible) scored twice for the Petes. Paquette took zero faceoffs after a downward trend the last few games of taking fewer and fewer.

Western Hockey League

Kelowna Rockets 3 @ Vancouver Giants 2

D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 24 GP, 5-18-23, +5, 20 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

Foote assisted on two of Kelowna’s three goals, including Flames prospect Dillon Dube’s 3rd period game-winning power play marker.

Brandon Wheat Kings 5 @ Saskatoon Blades 6

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 24 GP, 7-13-20, -13, 22 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

Hajek scored one and assisted on another, giving him 20 points in just 24 games and the first Blades blueliner since Duncan Siemens (2009-2013) to score 20+ points in 3 straight seasons. Hajek is on pace to eclipse his 2016-17 point totals in about one-third of the games. The Blades scored five 3rd period goals after falling behind 4-1 in the first two frames. Both Saskatoon and Brandon was paced by overaged and undrafted Braylon Shmyr and Evan Weinger, respective, who each put up three goals and four points.

United States Hockey League

Dubuque Fighting Saints 3 @ Madison Capitols 1

C Cole Guttman, DBQ: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 14 GP, 5-5-10, -1, 21 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
Committed to: University of Denver

Guttman scored the game-winner in the 3rd period as the Fighting Saints went on to beat the Capitols 3-1. Guttman earn 3rd Star honors for his efforts.

Tri-City Storm 3 @ Sioux City Musketeers 2 (OT)

RW Sammy Walker, SC: Did Not Play
Season Totals (SC): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM
Season Totals (HS): 20 GP, 16-25-41, 14 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 22-24-46, 6 PIM
Committed to: University of Minnesota

The Musketeers dropped an OT heartbreaker to the Storm, and Walker missed his third consecutive game. Minnesota-Duluth commit Charlie Dovorany scored the OT game-winner for Tri-City.

Juniors Game Night: 11-22-17

Ontario Hockey League

Sudbury Wolves 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0/1 FO, *First Star*
Season Totals: 23 GP, 20-14-34, +21, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

Katchouk scored twice, earning First Star honors, as the Greyhounds thrice evened the score before Rangers 2016 5th round pick Tim Gettinger notched the game-winner for Sault Ste. Marie late in the 3rd.

Western Hockey League

Kelowna Rockets 2 @ Spokane Chiefs 6

D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-0-0, -4, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 23 GP, 5-16-21, +6, 20 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

The Chiefs broke open a 2-2 game late in the 2nd, and scored four straight goals to win the game running away. Flames 2017 5th round pick Zach Fischer paced Spokane with a goal and two points.

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Swift Current Broncos 5 (SO)

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 23 GP, 6-12-18, -13, 22 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

The Blades allowed a 4-1 lead to evaporate in the 3rd period as undrafted overager Glenn Gawdin sparked the Bronco’s comeback with two goals. Aleksi Heponiemi and Logan Barlage scored shootout goals for Swift Current to complete the rally.

United States Hockey League

Waterloo Black Haws 3 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 2 (SO)

C Cole Guttman, DBQ: 0-0-0, E, 15 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 13 GP, 4-5-9, -1, 21 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
Committed to: University of Denver

Guttman fought UMass-Amherst commit Bobby Trivigno and both were subsequently given game misconducts.

Madison Capitols 2 @ Omaha Lancers 4

D Nick Perbix , OMA: 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season Totals: 14 GP, 0-5-5, +4, 6 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
Committed to: St. Cloud State University

Perbix assisted on the Lancers’ 2nd goal as Omaha doubled the Capitols at Ralston Arena.

Juniors Game Night: 11-21-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Moncton Wildcats 5 @ Halifax Mooseheads 6

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 10/17 FO
Season Totals: 16 GP, 7-14-21, +19, 12 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

Somppi scored the opening goal, a power play marker just 2:38 into the contest, and the Mooseheads would squeeze out the 6-5 win. But not before the Darren Rumble coached Wildcats fought them tooth and nail every minute of the game. Halifax was paced by Islanders 2016 6th round pick Arnaud Durandeau and Blue Jackets signee Maxime Fortier.

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 6 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 7 (OT)

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 22 GP, 6-13-19, -12, 20 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 16 GP, 10-14-24, +7, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 24 GP, 6-5-11, +20, 32 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Brett Howden finally returned to the lineup after being injured in the WHL vs. Russia series, and everyone in Mosaic Place was so happy, they awarded him the game’s Third Star. Howden assisted on a 1st period power play goal that was part of a 4-0 run by the Warriors that extended to 5-2 lead by the second intermission. After Moose Jaw went up 6-2 three minutes into the 3rd, the game looked like a full on stinker. Then the Blades went on their own 4-0 tear, sending it to OT before Brayden Burke scored the OT game winner for the Warriors. Hajek notched a couple of assists for Saskatoon in the loss, and Jason Halbgewachs scored twice to pace Moose Jaw.

Juniors Game Night: 11-19-17

Ontario Hockey League

Barrie Colts 5 @ Oshawa Generals 3

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: Did Not Play
Season Totals: 19 GP, 7-10-17, +6, 2 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

The Generals scored three 2nd period goals to knot the game at 3-3, but the Colts iced the game with two goals in the 3rd. Lipanov missed his second straight game, but overage Lucas Chiodo (undrafted) lead Barrie with a goal and three points.

Peterborough Petes 1 @ Kitchener Rangers 4

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 1/2 FO
Season Totals: 19 GP, 8-2-10, -12, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

Once again the Petes scored first, but the OHL Midwest leading Rangers mustered three unanswered and added the empty netter. Kitchener was paced by Slovakian Adam Liska (undrafted) and overage St. Louis native Jake Henderson (undrafted). Peterborough's winless streaks sits at three.

Erie Otters 1 @ Saginaw Spirit 3

W Taylor Raddysh, ER: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 22 GP, 10-21-31, +13, 16 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

The Spirit scored two 2nd period goals and then Devils 2016 4th round pick Evan Cormier shut the door, stopping 33 Erie shots.

Juniors Game Night: 11-18-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 5 @ Halifax Mooseheads 6 (SO)

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 20/29 FO
Season Totals: 15 GP, 6-14-20, +20, 12 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

You won’t see it on the stat line, but Somppi scores the shootout game winner as the fifth Mooseheads shooter, securing the Halifax victory by virtue of a skills contest. The Mooseheads were paced by highly ranked blueline prospect Jared McIsaac’s two-goal, three-point performance. McIsaac is currently ranked in the Top 15 by a number of scouting agencies ahead of next summer's 2018 NHL Entry draft.

Ontario Hockey League

Kitchener Rangers 3 @ Barrie Colts 1

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: Did Not Play
Season Totals: 19 GP, 7-10-17, +6, 2 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

The Colts scored first, but allowed a shortie and power play goal in the 3rd. Lipanov surprisingly didn’t dress for Barrie.

Erie Otters 5 @ Flint Firebirds 2

W Taylor Raddysh, ER: 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, 1/2 FO
Season Totals: 21 GP, 10-21-31, +13, 16 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

Taylor Raddysh potted the empty netter and rang up a power play assist to help the Otters earn a road victory in Flint.

Western Hockey League

Kelowna Rockets 1 @ Vancouver Giants 6

D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 22 GP, 5-16-21, +10, 18 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

Cal Foote and the Rockets gave up four 1st period goals and it was downhill from there for the Giants. Oilers 2016 2nd round pick and Giants captain Tyler Benson led the charge for Vancouver with two goals and an assist.

Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 6

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 1-2-3, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 21 GP, 6-12-18, -13, 20 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

C Brett Howden, MJ: Did Not Play, Injured
Season Totals: 15 GP, 10-13-23, +9, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-1-1, +3, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 23 GP, 6-5-11, +22, 32 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

The Blades held leads of 2-1 and 3-2 early, behind a goal and two power play assists from Hajek. But then Tanner Jeannot’s hat trick happened and the Warriors didn’t look back. Remember early in the season when Sosunov was shaking heads with all the goal scoring? Well, he’s just sneezing out power play assists these days. Still no Howden sighting in Mosaic Place as he remains out of the Warriors lineup with an injury.

United States Hockey League

Madison Capitols 2 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 3

C Cole Guttman, DBQ: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 12 GP, 4-5-9, -1, 6 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
Committed to: University of Denver

The Capitols knotted the game twice, but a 3rd period marker by Arizona State commit Josh Maniscalco (undrafted) sealed the win for the Fighting Saints. Guttman was credited with a helper on Dubuque’s opening goal.

Fargo Force 5 @ Sioux City Musketeers 1

RW Sammy Walker, SC: Did Not Play
Season Totals (SC): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM
Season Totals (HS): 20 GP, 16-25-41, 14 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 22-24-46, 6 PIM
Committed to: University of Minnesota

It’s the second straight game Walker didn’t dress, and the score looks like the Musketeers might could have used him in the lineup. Uncommitted and undrafted Fargo goalie Strauss Mann out of the Connecticut prep school system stopped 33 Sioux City shots.

Juniors Game Night: 11-17-17

From Friday night...

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 7 @ Halifax Mooseheads 2

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 15/24 FO, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 14 GP, 6-14-20, +20, 12 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

Somppi assisted on both Mooseheads goals and managed a plus-minus of +1 after the Sea Dogs put a touchdown up on the scoreboard, receiving Third Star hometown honors in the losing effort. Somppi leads all of the Q in plus-minus with +20 despite missing the early part of the season with an injury. Coupled with his 2 shorties in just 14 games, Somppi is progressing as a solid two-way prospect in a contract decision year for the Lightning, and there may be just one ELC available for either Somppi or fellow Bolt prospect Christopher Paquette.

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 @ Sudbury Wolves 0

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1/2 FO
Season Totals: 22 GP, 18-14-32, +20, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

The Greyhounds scored two shorthanded goals, shutting out the Wolves despite a sparkling 37 save effort from Sudbury netminder Jake McGrath (undrafted).

Western Hockey League

Lethbridge Hurricanes 4 @ Kelowna Rockets 7

D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-4-4, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 21 GP, 5-16-21, +12, 16 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

The Hurricanes and Rockets put on a show for the 5,100+ fans at Prospera Place. Kelowna scored the first two goals, striking just 40 seconds into the contest. Former Buffalo Sabres prospect Giorgio Estephan then put his Lethbridge team on his shoulders scoring twice and assisting on a third to give the Hurricanes a 3-2 lead. The Rockets then scored twice to take a 4-3 lead into 2nd intermission, and after the 4-4 equalizer by the Hurricanes early in the 3rd, Kelowna emptied the tank and finished with three straight for the win. Foote (pictured) earned Second Star honors, notching 4 assists, including helpers on both of Flames’ prospect Dillon Dube’s goals.

Brandon Wheat King 4 @ Saskatoon Blades 1

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 20 GP, 5-10-15, -12, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

Hajek assisted on the Blade’s lone goal as Brandon goalie Logan Thompson (undrafted) turned aside 42 Saskatoon shots.

Calgary Hitmen 2 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 5

C Brett Howden, MJ: DNP, Injured
Season Totals: 15 GP, 10-13-23, +9, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 22 GP, 6-4-10, +19, 30 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Sosunov nabbed a power play assist on the Warriors’ 4th goal as Moose Jaw cruised to a win against the Hitmen. Howden remains out of the Warriors lineup after sustaining an injury in the first game of the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series.

United States Hockey League

Dubuque Fighting Saints 2 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 3

C Cole Guttman, DBQ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 4-4-8, -2, 6 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
Committed to: University of Denver

Guttman was scoreless in Dubuque’s failed comeback attempt against Waterloo. Niko Esposito-Selivanov was also scoreless for the Black Hawks. It was a busy press week for Guttman, first announcing his commitment to the reigning NCAA champion University of Denver Pioneers. The Fighting Saints captain was then named to the 2017 WJAC roster by Team USA to play in the 2017 World Junior A Challenge from Dec. 10-16 in Truto, Nova Scotia.

Cedar Rapids Roughriders 4 @ Omaha Lancers 1

D Nick Perbix , OMA: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 13 GP, 0-4-4, +1, 6 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
Committed to: St. Cloud State University

After both teams traded power play goals in the first 40 minutes, the Roughriders scored thrice in the 3rd period to outpace the Lancers. This week Perbix was also named to the 2017 WJAC roster by Team USA and joins Guttman on the USA roster for the 2017 World Junior A Challenge.

Madison Capitols 1 @ Sioux City Musketeers 2 (SO)

RW Sammy Walker, SC: DNP
Season Totals (SC): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM
Season Totals (HS): 20 GP, 16-25-41, 14 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 22-24-46, 6 PIM
Committed to: University of Minnesota

Walker wasn’t in the lineup for the Musketeers’ shootout win over the Capitols. Checking with the team to see if he is injured, so stay tuned.

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