Juniors Game Night: 12-15-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Arcadie-Bathurst Titan 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 5

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 14/21 FO, *First Star*
Season Totals: 26 GP, 11-24-35, +25, 14 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

The Mooseheads rolled out a 5-0 lead by the 2nd intermission behind a pair of assists by Somppi (pictured) on goals by Patrick Kyte (undrafted) and Arnaud Durandeau (NYI 2017 6th round pick). Sompii earned First Star honors, and Halifax had five different goal scorers on the way to the 5-2 victory. Sompii’s +27 is good for 2nd in the league in plus-minus behind Titan blueliner Adam Holwell (undrafted)

Ontario Hockey League

** Note: Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie) and Taylor Raddysh (Erie) are away from their respective teams for the 2018 WJC tournament.

Barrie Colts 4 @ Erie Otters 3

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 10/16 FO
Season Totals: 30 GP, 11-17-28, +9, 8 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Cade Robinson (undrafted) scored twice for the Otters but the Colts rallied from a 3-0 mid-game deficit, getting four straight goals from different players to squeak out a gutsy road win.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Oshawa Generals 3

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1/3 FO
Season Totals: 28 GP, 10-4-14, -17, 6 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

The Generals got a hat trick from Hayden McCool (undrafted) and two more goals from Matt Brassard (VAN 2017 7th round pick) as Oshawa doubled up the Petes 6-3 at home in the Tribute Communities Centre in front of 4500+ fans. Paquette assisted on Peterborough’s first goal just seconds before the end of the 1st from Pavel Gogolev (2018 draft eligible).

Western Hockey League

** Note: Brett Howden (Moose Jaw) and Cal Foote (Kelowna) are away from their respective teams for the 2018 WJC tournament.

** Note: Libor Hajek is away from his team (Saskatoon) attending the Team Czech Republic's WJC Selection Camp in Niagara Falls, Ont, and is expected to make the final team roster.

Kamloops Blazers 5 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 2

C Brett Howden, MJ: Did not play
Season Totals: 20 GP, 13-18-31, +14, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 33 GP, 6-10-16, +22, 34 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Jermaine Loewen (undrafted) scored a couple of late 3rd period goals for the Blazers to ice a 3-2 nail biter for Kamloops. Brayden Burke (undrafted) scored with 33 seconds left in the first to give the Blazers a 3-2 lead over the Warriors, and two teams battled until Loewen provided the late insurance for the Kamloops victory. Sosunov assisted on Moose Jaw’s first goal of the game by Tanner Jeannot (undrafted).

United States Hockey League

** Note: Nick Perbix (Omaha) and Cole Guttman (Dubuque) are away from their respective USHL teams this week for the World Junior A Challenge tournament.

Minnesota State High School League

Grand Rapids Thunderhawks 0 @ Edina Hornets 11 (Thursday)

F Sammy Walker, EDN: 1-1-2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals (HS): 6 GP, 3-8-11, 2 PIM
Season Totals (USHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 22-24-46, 6 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (USHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 6 PIM
Committed to: University of Minnesota

Walker notched a goal and assist as the Hornets leveraged a seven goal 2nd period to rout the Thunderhawks 11-0. Edina was paced by the two goals and three points of Liam Malmquist (uncommitted) and the 7 shot shutout by Hornet netminder Garrett Mackay (uncommitted). Edina’s next game is Saturday (Dec 16th) against the Eden Prairie Eagles.