N.A. Juniors Game Night 10/18: Natural Hatter for Tyrell
Barberio gets an OT winner ... Refusing to go down without a fight, Tyrell unleashes on Red Deer ... Pickard vs. Tokarski Round 2.
Alberni Valley Bulldogs 1 @ Victoria Grizzlies 8
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-1-1, 7 PIM (elbowing, fighting)
Season totals: 14 GP, 6-9-15, 26 PIM
Courtnall's point streak reached eight games. Victoria's Evan Pighin, who played in the Lightning's prospect camp this summer in B.C., has been suspended by Hockey Canada. Pighin left the WHLâ€™s Chilliwack Bruins to play for the Grizzlies despite never having been released by the Bruins nor clearing WHL waivers. For more, click here. Victoria is owned by Lightning co-owner Len Barrie.
Fargo Force 1 @ Sioux City Musketeers 6
D Luke Witkowski, FAR: 0-0-0,-2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 1 (OT)
D Mark Barberio, MON: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 11 GP, 4-7-11, +7, 6 PIM
Barberio scored the game winner mid-way through the overtime period.
Rimouski Oceanic 5 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4 (SO)
W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 3-9-12, E, 8 PIM
Cunti had his shootout attempt stopped. His goal mid-way through the third period cut Gatineauâ€™s lead to 4-3.
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 7 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 5
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-5-6, -2, 16 PIM
Spokane Chiefs 2 @ Tri-City Americans 3 (SO)
G Dustin Tokarski, SPO: Shootout loss, 46 saves, *Second Star*
Season totals: 10 GP, 7-1-0-2, 1.29 GAA, .959 sv%, 3 shutouts
Nashville Predatorâ€™s first round goaltender Chet Pickard got the better of Tokarski in round two of their 2008-09 rivalry â€“ barely. TC won the shootout 1-0 when their last shooter, Johnny Lazo (undrafted) beat Tokarski between his pads. Pickard was named First Star. This was the second meeting between the two goaltenders since last year's epic conference finals where three of the seven games went into double-overtime and another to overtime. The first two double-OT games were 1-0 finishes. Spokane won Game 7 in TC. Earlier this year Tokarski shutout TC 4-0 in round one this season. Tokarski has been named a star in half of his games (2 1st, 2 2nd, 1 3rd).
Prince George Cougars 4 @ Red Deer Rebels 6
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 3-0-3, +1, 5 PIM (fighting), *Second Star*
Season totals: 10 GP, 9-4-13, -3, 10 PIM
Down 6-1 entering the third period, Tyrell, PGâ€™s captain, notched a natural hattrick, then fought Red Deer defenseman Colin Archer. One of his goals came shorthanded. He has six points in his last two games (5-1-6) and is one of the leaders for Player of the Week.