NA Juniors Game Night: 1-30-2014
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Quebec Remparts 8
C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit, 7/13 FO
Season totals: 29 GP, 18-47-65, +26, 34 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM
C/W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 39 GP, 19-35-54, E, 57 PIM
2012-2013 Season: 68 GP, 28-44-72, +11, 67 PIM
The first QMJHL game between rivals Quebec and Halifax since Erne’s concussion-inducing hit on Drouin in December was a doozy. Quebec exploded for six goals in the second period and cruised to an 8-2 win. Both of Erne’s assists were on the power play, and though Drouin officially has two more penalty minutes added to his season total, he was in the box for two 10-minute unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. His first was for something he said to the refs, the second followed a slashing call and the assumption is it was for the same thing.
As for Erne, the Mooseheads got some payback for the December hit when Luca Ciampini cross-checked him to the ice after a play, and Andrew Ryan hit him when he was on the ice. Ciampini was ejected, Ryan got a roughing call. The Remparts out PP-chanced the Mooseheads 17-3 and had several 5-on-3 advantages.
Meanwhile, Rangers prospect Anthony Duclair had seven points (2+5) in the game for Quebec. Ducks pick Nick Sorensen had a hat trick and five points.
Ontario Hockey League
London Knights 9 @ North Bay Battalion 4
D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 35 GP, 3-15-18, +3, 42 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM
London put nine on the scoreboard Thursday in North Bay, beating the Battalion, 9-4. Former Lightning camper Brett Welychka had a goal and an assist for London. He has 16-25-41 in 48 games this year. As for Blujus, he extended his point streak to three games, which is a season long.
Sudbury Wolves 7 @ Barrie Colts 5
D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 9-18-27, +19, 87 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM
Barrie had a 2-0 lead in this one before the game slipped away.
Kingston Frontenacs 0 @ Windsor Spitfires 4
W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 36 GP, 14-34-48, +12, 31 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM
D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 46 GP, 12-28-40, +38, 30 PIM
2012-13 totals: 42 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM
In the “other” Lightning prospect match-up, Koekkoek’s Spitfires got the best of Ikonen’s Frontenacs, 4-0. With his plus-3 night, Koekkoek is back on top of the OHL plus/minus leaders at plus-38. The big news out of this game was 2014 top prospect Sam Bennett of Kingston had his league-best 25-game point streak snapped. He had 46 points in those 25 games.