North American Juniors

Juniors Game Night: 2-24-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM, 4 SOG, 5 Hits
Season totals: 52 GP, 30-33-63, +7, 74 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan hit the 30-goal mark for the second straight year and also set a career high for penalty minutes in a season during the Cataractes’ 3-2 home loss to the Tigres.

Ontario Hockey League

Mississauga Steelheads 5 @ Oshawa Generals 4 (OT)

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 18/27 FO, *First Star*
Season totals: 53 GP, 18-32-50, -15, 25 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli was first star in the Gens’ overtime loss to Mississauga Wednesday. His assist came after he dangled through two defenders and his shot trickled to the goal line. A teammate banged it home. He scored his 18th goal of the season earlier in the game on a wrist shot from just outside the Stamkos circle. Oshawa gave up the tying goal with two seconds left in regulation.

Juniors Game Night: 2-23-16

Western Hockey League

Vancouver Giants 3 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 5

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 64 GP, 7-18-25, -27, 44 PIM
With Vancouver: 50 GP, 7-15-22, -17, 34 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Thomas is getting dangerously close to the minus-30 mark.

United States Hockey League

Sioux City Musketeers 1 @ Tri-City Storm 4

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-0-0, -2, 17 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 0-23-23, -7, 51 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Zuhlsdorf got in a fight in his third game back from a concussion, accumulating 17 minutes in penalties when a 10-minute misconduct was tacked on to his fighting major vs Wade Allison (and earlier minor penalty).

Juniors Game Night: 2-21-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 7 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 51 GP, 29-33-62, +6, 70 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan set a new career high for assists in a season with 33. He’s closing in on his high for points at 64. Sunday was his first multipoint game since January 10. He had 14 multipoint games before January 10.

Ontario Hockey League

Ottawa 67’s 1 @ Oshawa Generals 2

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 13/28 FO
Season totals: 52 GP, 17-31-48, -14, 21 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli scored a dazzling goal in overtime to beat the 67’s, 2-1. (https://vine.co/v/irXl11pB9hQ)

Hamilton Bulldogs 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 6

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 52 GP, 16-24-40, +19, 72 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto scored for the first time in 17 games as the Spits beat the Bulldogs in Hamilton, 6-2.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ North Bay Battalion 9

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 46 GP, 8-19-27, +29, 42 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 49 GP, 3-17-20, -2, 46 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Dominik Masin set a new career high for points in a season, but it came in a losing cause – big time – to North Bay, 9-3.

Western Hockey League

Swift Current Broncos 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 5

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-3-3, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 37 GP, 29-43-72, +23, 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point had three assists and free agent linemate Dryden Hunt had a hat trick and an assist to lead the Warriors over Swift Current, 5-1. Hunt, a 6-1 forward who reportedly has at least four NHL teams after him, has five hat tricks in his last eight games. He would be a good match for the Lightning system if Steve Yzerman is interested. He’s had luck signing free agent prospects out of the WHL before (Tyler Johnson).

Kelowna Rockets 3 @ Vancouver Giants 4 (SO)

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM
Season totals: 63 GP, 7-18-25, -24, 44 PIM
With Vancouver: 49 GP, 7-15-22, -14, 34 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

The Giants blew a 3-0 lead, but got the second point in the shootout.

Juniors Game Night: 2-20-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 6

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM, 2 SOG, 4 Hits
Season totals: 35 GP, 4-10-14, -4, 54 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 52 GP, 30-34-64, +31, 51 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Saint John took a 1-0 lead at 12:14 of the first period, then gave up the game’s next four goals en route to a 6-2 loss. Boko Imama fought David Henley in the third period. Mathieu Joseph was scoreless for the second straight game after a 12-game point streak was snapped Friday.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 2 @ Barrie Colts 6

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 14/25 FO
Season totals: 51 GP, 16-31-47, -15, 21 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

The Gens continue to struggle to finish out the season after being in selling mode at the deadline.

Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Hamilton Bulldogs 1

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 51 GP, 15-24-39, +20, 72 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Ducks second rounder Julius Nattinen had two goals for Barrie.

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 @ Saginaw Spirit 1

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 13/22 FO
Season totals: 29 GP, 14-12-26, +1, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Saginaw had its modest 2-game winning streak to start the Moe Mantha era snapped. Stephens assisted on a power play goal with just over a minute remaining to avoid the shutout.

Western Hockey League

Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 2

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 36 GP, 29-40-69, +21, 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Moose Jaw dropped a key home game Saturday to the Oil Kings.

Kelowna Rockets 2 @ Vancouver Giants 4

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 62 GP, 7-18-25, -25, 40 PIM
With Vancouver: 48 GP, 7-15-22, -15, 30 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

The Giants scored three times in the third period to beat visiting Kelowna.

United States Hockey League

Omaha Lancers 4 @ Tri-City Storm 6

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Loss, 7 saves on 9 shots
Season totals: 25 GP, 12-10-3, 2.72 GAA, .910 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Oldham took the back door loss after replacing Zacharias Skog to start the third period, down 4-3.

Lincoln Stars 5 @ Sioux City Musketeers 2

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 0-23-23, -5, 34 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Zuhlsdorf established a new career high for assists in a season with 23. He played both games this weekend after missing more than a month with a concussion.

Juniors Game Night: 2-19-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 1 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM, 0 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 35 GP, 4-10-14, -4, 54 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 51 GP, 30-34-64, +32, 51 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Sharks first rounder Timo Meier had a goal and an assist for the Huskies, Nikita Kucherov’s former team. Joseph’s scoreless night snapped his point streak at 10 games.

Shawinigan Cataractes 4 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 1

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 50 GP, 29-31-60, +5, 64 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan had another quiet night on the scoresheet, finishing with just a minor penalty. He has one point in his last six games.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 0 @ Kitchener Rangers 5

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG, 13/20 FO
Season totals: 50 GP, 16-30-46, -16, 21 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Coyotes pick Ryan MacInnis, son of former NHLer Al MacInnis, had a hat trick for the Rangers Friday.

Peterborough Petes 6 @ Sudbury Wolves 4

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 1-1-2, E, 4 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 45 GP, 8-18-26, +28, 42 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, +2, 4 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 48 GP, 3-17-20, E, 44 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Dominik Masin set a new career high for goals in a season with eight, and tied his point total from last year in three less games. As for Spencer, he has two points in his last 11 games.

Erie Otters 1 @ Saginaw Spirit 3

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 6/18 FO
Season totals: 28 GP, 14-11-25, +2, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Saginaw won its second game in a row since firing coach Greg Gilbert and replacing him with former Jets forward Moe Mantha. The Spirit beat the West-leading Otters Friday, 3-1. Saginaw has beaten the top two teams in the conference the last two days. They have a 10-point lead on Flint for the final playoff spot in the West. They’ll likely play Erie in the first round.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 4 @ Prince Albert Raiders 3 (OT)

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 29-39-68, +21, 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Brayden Point scored his 29th goal in 35 games as the Warriors topped the Raiders in overtime, 4-3. Moose Jaw pulled within one point of Prince Albert for second in the East Division.

Vancouver Giants 5 @ Kelowna Rockets 6

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
Season totals: 61 GP, 7-18-25, -26, 38 PIM
With Vancouver: 47 GP, 7-15-22, -16, 28 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Thomas has been minus-2 in each of his last four games.

United States Hockey League

Omaha Lancers 2 @ Lincoln Stars 3

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Loss, 28 saves on 31 shots
Season totals: 24 GP, 12-9-3, 2.66 GAA, .911 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Oldham is now 1-4-1 in his last six games. That follows a 3-0-1 stretch in January.

Fargo Force 2 @ Sioux City Musketeers 3

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 0-22-22, -4, 32 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Zuhlsdorf, the Musketeers’ captain, returned to the Sioux City lineup for the first time since suffering a concussion January 8.

Juniors Game Night: 2-18-16

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 @ Windsor Spitfires 1

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 50 GP, 15-23-38, +20, 72 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto has just three assists in his last 16 games after being a fairly consistent scorer through the first half of the season. He’s been playing on the third line lately.

Kingston Frontenacs 4 @ Peterborough Petes 5

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 44 GP, 7-17-24, +28, 38 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 47 GP, 3-17-20, -2, 40 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Dominik Masin had an assist and Hunter Garlent had three assists to lead the Petes to a 5-4 win over visiting Kingston. The Fronts scored all four of their goals in the third period.

Juniors Game Night: 2-17-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 5 Hits
Season totals: 35 GP, 4-10-14, -4, 54 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 50 GP, 30-34-64, +33, 49 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 49 GP, 29-31-60, +5, 62 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Joseph, the reigning league First Star of the Week, had an assist on the game-winning goal scored midway through the third period as Saint John beat Shawinigan, 3-2. Joseph extended his point streak to 10 games, though his streak of games with at least two points ended at five games. On the other bench, Yan has just one point in his last five games. He continues to be rather quiet since early December. As for Imama, he’s been hitting more since he came back from a 15-game suspension, but he hasn’t seen the scoresheet more than once in those eight games.

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 2 @ Saginaw Spirit 5

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 10/18 FO
Season totals: 27 GP, 14-11-25, +2, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

A lot has changed since Saginaw’s last game, an 11-4 loss to the same Sarnia club they beat Wednesday night. The Spirit fired coach Greg Gilbert and regrouped enough to shut down the high-powered Sting.

Western Hockey League

Victoria Royals 5 @ Vancouver Giants 2

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 60 GP, 7-18-25, -23, 36 PIM
With Vancouver: 46 GP, 7-15-22, -13, 26 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Vancouver dropped a 5-2 afternoon decision to visiting Victoria Wednesday. Logan Fisher (undrafted) had a hat trick for the Royals.

Juniors Game Night: 2-16-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 1 @ Quebec Remparts 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 4 Hits
Season totals: 48 GP, 29-31-60, +6, 62 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan led the Cataractes in hits Tuesday in Quebec City.

Juniors Game Night: 2-15-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

NEWS: Mathieu Joseph was named the QMJHL First Star of the Week for his performance last week. He had three goals and four assists in three games to go with a plus-6 rating. Goalie and former Lightning camper Philippe Cadorette of Shawinigan was Third Star of the Week.

Ontario Hockey League

Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Oshawa Generals 5 (OT)

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 25/33 FO
Season totals: 50 GP, 16-30-46, -16, 21 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli was dominant in the faceoff circle and pitched in a goal and an assist in the Gens’ overtime win Monday. Cirelli assisted on the game-tying power play goal that sent the game to overtime. Oshawa overcame a 4-1 deficit to come back and win.

Windsor Spitfires 5 @ Peterborough Petes 6 (OT)

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 49 GP, 15-23-38, +20, 72 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 43 GP, 7-16-23, +27, 34 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 46 GP, 3-17-20, -2, 40 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Dominik Masin scored midway through overtime to give the Petes a 6-5 win over Christiano DiGiacinto and the Spitfires. Masin scored on a one-timer then kayaked through the neutral zone in celebration. Yes, you read that right.

Saginaw Spirit 4 @ Sarnia Sting 11

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-0-1, -3, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 16/25 FO
Season totals: 26 GP, 14-10-24, E, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Ouch. Kings pick Matt Mistele scored five times as Sarnia put 11 shots by Spirit keepers. Evan Cormier (2016) stopped only 19 of 28 shots in 49 minutes to take the loss. The Sting led 5-0 after one period, but Saginaw made a game of it temporarily, cutting the lead to 5-3 at one point. Sarnia scored six more times with Mitchell Stephens’ goal in the middle of that outburst.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 5 @ Prince Albert Raiders 0

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-3-3, +3, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 28-39-67, +21, 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Zach Sawchenko (2016) stopped 37 shots in a first star effort, and Brayden Point had four points in Moose Jaw’s Family Day win in Prince Albert. Dryden Hunt (undrafted) had a hat trick.

United States Hockey League

Omaha Lancers 3 @ Fargo Force 4 (OT)

G Kris Oldham, OMA: OT Loss, 28 saves on 32 shots
Season totals: 23 GP, 12-8-3, 2.65 GAA, .912 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Omaha was less than three minutes away from a road win in Fargo, but gave up a late tying goal and an overtime winner to take the loss, 4-3.

Juniors Game Night: 2-14-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Chicoutimi Sagueneens 5 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 6 (OT)

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 34 GP, 4-10-14, -4, 54 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit, *Third Star*
Season totals: 49 GP, 30-33-63, +33, 49 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Not only is Mathieu Joseph on a hot streak, he’s clutch. Joseph had two points in a game for the fifth straight game and scored the overtime winner as Saint John beat the Sags Sunday, 6-5. Joseph’s point streak is at nine games.

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 1 @ Ottawa 67’s 2

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 48 GP, 15-23-38, +20, 70 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto was on the third line again for the Spits, who fell on the road in Ottawa, 2-1.

United States Hockey League

Sioux City Musketeers 2 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 3

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: Did not play
Season totals: 27 GP, 0-22-22, -5, 30 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Zuhlsdorf, the Musketeers’ captain, remains out of the Sioux City lineup with a concussion sustained January 8.

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