N.A. Juniors Game Night: 11/1

Game stars galore ... and unfortunately, slumps, too.

USHL

Fargo Force 1 @ Lincoln Stars 4
D Luke Witkowski, FAR: 0-0-0,-1, 2 PIM (hooking) 1 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 28 PIM

QMJHL

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 6
D Mark Barberio, MON: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 4-11-15, +10, 8 PIM

Rimouski Oceanic 4 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 3 (SO)
W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 3-9-12, -4, 12 PIM

Cunti, who started the year with a bang, is officially in a slump now. He was not chosen to participate in the shootout, also.

Lewiston MAINEiacs 5 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3
D Michael Ward, LEW: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 2-6-8, -1, 22 PIM

OHL

Brampton Battalion 4 @ Peterborough Petes 3 (SO)
W Kyle DeCoste, BRA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: DeCoste: 13 GP, 3-2-5, -4, 17 PIM

Speaking of slumps, DeCoste has not registered a point in eight of his last nine games.

WHL

Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 @ Kelowna Rockets 4
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season totals: 9 GP, 2-3-5, +2, 2 PIM

Kelowna won the battle of teams that didn’t want Torrie Jung. At least statistically, Fadden seems to be falling into that category of junior stars who return to the junior ranks after not landing a pro contract and play uninspired/disappointed hockey. Hopefully he turns it around soon. Kris Lazaruk, the goaltender acquired by Kelowna to replace Jung, has himself been replaced as rookie Adam Brown has taken over as the Rockets’ No.1. He’s 6-0 with two shutouts thus far (1.55, .911).

Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Everett Silvertips 1
G Torrie Jung, EDM: Win, 30 saves, *Second Star*
Season totals: 4 GP, 3-0-0-1, 1.47 GAA, .952 sv%, 1 shutout

Meanwhile, Jung remains undefeated and if he had the required games played, would be leading the league in save percentage and be second in GAA.

Kootenay Ice 1 @ Spokane Chiefs 5
G Dustin Tokarski, SPO: Win, 35 saves, *Second Star*
Season totals: 14 GP, 9-3-0-2, 1.55 GAA, .951 sv%, 3 shutouts

Tokarski is tied for second in the WHL in GAA and is first in save percentage. The next highest (official) save percentage is .937.

Kamloops Blazers 2 @ Prince George Cougars 7
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 1-3-4, +1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 16 GP, 14-9-23, -14, 17 PIM

All three of Tyrell’s assists came on the power play. Tyrell (pictured) is now tied for 10th in the WHL in points; second in goals. Aside from a horrific plus/minus, the Cougars' captain is playing like he wants an NHL contract next spring.

Brandon Wheat Kings 3 @ Vancouver Giants 4
C James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 7-8-15, +12, 6 PIM

Wright had 10 points in his first six games. He has five in his last nine. Vancouver still hasn’t lost in regulation (12-0-0-3).