N.A. Juniors Game Night: 1/28

I like reports like this: Big games from Courtnall, Fadden, Jung, Tokarski, and Wright (pictured).

Victoria Grizzlies 6 @ Alberni Valley Bulldogs 1 (Tuesday)
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 2-0-2, 9 PIM (roughing after the whistle double minor, fighting major), *Second Star*
Season totals: 49 GP, 19-33-52, 88 PIM

With Victoria down 1-0 in the second, Courtnall scored twice in just over five minutes to give the Grizzlies a lead they would never relinquish. Courtnall, who has five goals in his last two games, sets a new career high for points in a season with 52. He tied last year’s goal mark of 19 – set in 60 games. He also tied his career high for penalty minutes in a season.

Moncton Wildcats 1 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 47 GP, 10-20-30, +9, 30 PIM

Portland Winter Hawks 2 @ Tri-City Americans 5
C Mitch Fadden, TC: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 42 GP, 20-27-47, +10, 31 PIM
With TC: 33 GP, 18-24-42, +8, 23 PIM

Fadden has 12 goals in his last 15 games dating back to December 31.

Brandon Wheat Kings 2 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 1
G Torrie Jung, EDM: Loss, 25 saves on 27 shots, *Second Star*
Season totals: 34 GP, 14-15-1-4, 2.49 GAA, .912 sv%, 2 shutouts

Included among Jung’s 25 saves was a penalty shot stop of Brandon’s Andrew Clark (undrafted). Brayden Shenn, a possible Lightning draft target, did not register a point for Brandon. The Wheat Kings’ leading scorer, Scott Glennie, notched the game winner while shorthanded. Glennie, a 6’1” 180 pound center who has 63 points in 50 games, is among the top North American skaters listed by Central Scouting (No. 12; Shenn was No.5 at midterms).

Spokane Chiefs 9 @ Everett Silvertips 1
G Dustin Tokarski, SPO: Win, 19 saves on 20 shots
Season totals: 33 GP, 22-9-0-2, 1.85 GAA, .940 sv%, 4 shutouts

Spokane led 1-0 entering the second period before exploding to a 5-0 lead before the ‘Tips had an answer. The Chiefs went on to score four more to give Everett their worst loss in franchise history.

Medicine Hat Tigers 3 @ Vancouver Giants 4
C James Wright, VAN: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 48 GP, 17-19-36, +21, 35 PIM

With the Giants down 2-0, Wright scored less than a minute into the second period to cut the lead to 2-1. Vancouver would later erase a 3-1 deficit with three straight goals to take the win. Wright tied his career high for points with 36 (set in 60 games last year). Wright’s plus-21 rating is rather mediocre by Vancouver standards as they are led by their leading scorer (as well as WHL leading scorer), Casey Pierro-Zabotel (2010 eligible) at plus-53.