CHL Game Night: 3-18-17

Ontario Hockey League

Guelph Storm 2 @ Erie Otters 5

D Erik Cernak, Erie: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 50 GP, 3-18-21, +31, 53 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 41 GP, 4-11-15, +7, 35 PIM

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 2/6 FO, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 51 GP, 25-39-64, +36, 12 PIM
With Erie: 25 GP, 12-18-30, +18, 4 PIM
With Oshawa: 26 GP, 13-21-34, +18, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 58 GP, 42-66-108, +67, 37 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Anthony Cirelli was second star as Erie wrapped up the top seed for the OHL playoffs, winning the Hamilton Spectator Trophy for most points in the regular season. They set a CHL record with their fourth straight 50-win season. All three Lightning prospects on Erie set career highs for points in a season.

London Knights 3 @ Flint Firebirds 2

W/C Mitchell Stephens, LDN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 51 GP, 22-32-54, +19, 26 PIM
With London: 29 GP, 11-14-25, +6, 12 PIM
With Saginaw: 22 GP, 11-17-28, +13, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

Stephens was undergoing evaluation Sunday for an upper-body injury sustained after taking a blind-side hit.

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 1 @ Prince Albert Raiders 5

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -2, 12 PIM
Season Totals: 61 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 86 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

Hajek finished his season with 12 penalty minutes in the game, getting a 10-minute misconduct after taking a roughing penalty in the third period. Both teams had just had a melee a few minutes before that so the refs were trying to get control. Hajek is now eligible to join AHL Syracuse and the tryout contract watch is on.

Swift Current Broncos 5 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 10

C Brett Howden, MJ: 3-2-5, +3, 9 PIM
Season Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick and then some with a “normal” hat trick and two assists to go with his fight and two minor penalties. That line is a WHL fantasy player’s dream, if there is such a thing. Undersized (5’8”) center Jayden Halbgewachs (undrafted) had four goals to give him 50 on the season. He added three assists to give him seven points in the game and 101 on the year. Swift Current and Moose Jaw will face each other in the first round of the playoffs anyway, so they played this game without goalies (not really). Howden finished third on Moose Jaw in scoring this season.

Kamloops Blazers 2 @ Prince George Cougars 1

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Did not play
Season Totals: 45 GP, 26-14-2-2, 2.44 GAA, .927 sv%, 5 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Ingram didn’t play, though he did set the season record for save percentage in a season, beating his own mark. The .927 save percentage tied for first in the league. He was second in shutouts and GAA.