North American Juniors

NA Juniors Game Night: 3-4-2014

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 10 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1

C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 1-5-6, +7, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits, 10/14 FO, *First Star*
Season totals: 42 GP, 25-70-95, +47, 41 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

Wow. Less than a week after fellow Lightning prospect Matt Peca had a six-point game for Quinnipiac University, Drouin set a new regular season career high with a six pointer in Sydney. Drouin scored the game’s opening goal, then added five assists before the end of the second period. His five assists in a game were also a regular season career high. He had six assists in a playoff game last season. He didn’t play much in the third period tonight with Halifax holding a 10-0 lead entering the final frame. Drouin’s teammate, Nikolaj Ehlers, had a hat trick for the third straight game. Drouin, who was named the NHL's top prospect in The Hockey News' Future Watch issue, currently has a 9-game point streak in which he has 24 points.

ECHL Game Night: 3-2-14

Florida Everblades 5 @ Gwinnett Gladiators 3

W Danick Gauthier, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 4-11-15, +2, 51 PIM

D Jordan Henry (AHL Contract), FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 26 GP, 8-13-21, +9, 33 PIM

W Carl Nielsen (AHL Contract), FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 3-5-8, -11, 49 PIM

Florida salvaged a win to finish a three-game set with last-place Gwinnett, 1-2. Carl Nielsen was back in the lineup for the ‘Blades after sitting a handful of games. Florida sits in eighth in the Eastern Conference, tied with Wheeling but holding a three-game-in-hand advantage on the Nailers.

NA Juniors Game Night: 3-2-2014

Ontario Hockey League

Niagara IceDogs 5 @ North Bay Battalion 2

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 4-21-25, E, 56 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

North Bay dropped a favorable chance at home to stay up the standings against a team struggling for playoff position. Niagara goalie Brent Moran (2014), considered one of the best undrafted goaltender prospects, stopped 28 of 30 for Niagara.

Kingston Frontenacs 2 @ Oshawa Generals 3 (SO)

W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 20-43-63, +17, 37 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

Ikonen missed on his shootout attempt. Oshawa won the skills competition, 1-0.

NA Juniors Game Night: 3-1-2014

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 5 @ Moncton Wildcats 2

C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM, 10 SOG, 0 Hits, 12/22 FO
Season totals: 41 GP, 24-65-89, +40, 41 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

Drouin set a new career high for assists in a season despite playing eight fewer games and missing Nathan MacKinnon (NHL Colorado) and Martin Frk (AHL Grand Rapids). He does have potential 2014 first rounder Nikolaj Ehlers next to him, and Ehlers had a hat trick (natural) Saturday for the second night in a row. Drouin assisted on all three goals. Ehlers, a Denmark native who has drawn comparisons to Drouin, is up to 43 goals and 91 points and a plus-56 rating in his rookie season.

Ontario Hockey League

Ottawa 67’s 1 @ Barrie Colts 7

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 57 GP, 10-22-32, +20, 113 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

Barrie crushed visiting Ottawa on the back of Andreas Athanasious’s hat trick. The Red Wings prospect and former London teammate of Vladdy Namestnikov has 45 goals in 60 games.

Kingston Frontenacs 5 @ Belleville Bulls 2

W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 20-43-63, +17, 37 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

Ikonen had his second-straight multi-point game.

Windsor Spitfires 0 @ Plymouth Whalers 5

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
Season totals: 61 GP, 15-38-53, +44, 44 PIM
2012-13 totals: 42 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

Rough night for Windsor in Michigan. Alex Nedeljkovic (2014) had 26 saves for the Whalers.

NA Juniors Game Night: 2-28-2014

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 6 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 0

C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits, 5/13 FO, *Third Star*
Season totals: 40 GP, 24-61-85, +39, 41 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

Drouin is approaching his career high for assists in a season. Halifax outshot the Titan, 40-18.

Ontario Hockey League

Barrie Colts 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 1 (SO)

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 56 GP, 10-22-32, +21, 111 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

The second period was delayed due to a fire alarm. There’s probably a joke to be made about both goalies being on fire as Plymouth’s Alex Nedeljkovic (2015) stopped 49 of 50 shots and Barrie’s Mackenzie Blackwood (2016) saved 35 of 36.

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Kingston Frontenacs 10

W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 44 GP, 20-40-60, +14, 37 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

Ikonen and Sam Bennett (2014) combined for seven points to lead the Fronts to a huge win over the visiting Bulls. Ikonen hit the 40-assist and 60-point marks for the season.

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