CHL Game Night: 2-6-10

QMJHL

Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Moncton Wildcats 4 (SO)
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-0-1, -2, 4 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 50 GP, 12-35-47, +29, 52 PIM

This huge match-up between two of Canada’s best teams went to a shootout, which the Sea Dogs won 3-1. Saint John is the top-ranked team in the CHL; Moncton sixth. Barberio set a new career high for points in a season, in 20 fewer games.

OHL

Guelph Storm 5 @ Belleville Bulls 4
C Richard Panik, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (elbowing)
Season Totals: 45 GP, 14-12-26, +6, 31 PIM
With Bulls: 12 GP, 5-3-8, -9, 12 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 47 GP, 16-11-27, -11, 41 PIM
With Bulls: 34 GP, 14-10-24, -9, 23 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste’s 16th goal of the year set a new career high for him, set last year between Brampton and Sault Ste. Marie. DeCoste (pictured) is within one point of his career high for points, also set in 63 games last season.

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Barrie Colts 5
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 51 GP, 33-23-56, +31, 45 PIM

Barrie has clinched a playoff spot and has an 11 point lead on Mississauga for the conference's top seed.

Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 8 @ Sudbury Wolves 3
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 36 GP, 7-12-19, -1, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 15 GP, 4-5-9, -6, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sointu has points in four straight games and four of five since returning from injury.

Oshawa Generals 3 @ Peterborough Petes 6
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 33 saves on 39
Season Totals: 37 GP, 13-19-2-1, 3.64 GAA, .894 sv%, 2 SO

Oshawa head coach and GM Chris DiPiero has been critical of both Generals goaltenders this year. This game won’t help. Oshawa was only outshot 39-36.

WHL

Kootenay Ice 4 @ Regina Pats 5 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 50 GP, 22-20-42, -3, 86 PIM
With Regina: 22 GP, 9-7-16, +5, 34 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Regina scored twice in the last two minutes of regulation to force overtime, including Jordan Eberle’s clutch goal with under a minute remaining. Eberle (Oilers 1/08) would then set up defenseman Mitch Spooner (2010) with the game winner in overtime.

Tri-City Americans 5 @ Vancouver Giants 4 (SO)
C/WJames Wright, VAN: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 6 GP, 2-4-6, +2, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

Wright’s second goal of the year gave the Giants a 3-0 first period lead, but the Giants would later squander that lead and need a goal with 12 seconds left in regulation to force overtime at 4-4. Wright did not participate in the shootout, which was won by TC 1-0.