N.A. Juniors Game Night: 1/9

First stars for two WHLers ... Rimouski not looking like a Memorial Cup caliber team, though Cunti has a good night.

BCHL
Alberni Valley Bulldogs 2 @ Victoria Grizzlies 5
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 1-0-1, 2 PIM (elbowing)
Season totals: 42 GP, 13-31-44, 74 PIM

QMJHL
Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 1
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 39 GP, 8-20-28, +11, 24 PIM

Rimouski Oceanic 5 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 6
W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 9-18-27, -1, 18 PIM

The Memorial Cup hosts finally got a multi-point game from Cunti, but lost their 8th in a row. Rimouski is 22-20-1-0 on the year, and 22 points behind Quebec for first in the Telus Eastern Division.

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2
D Michael Ward, CB: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 41 GP, 5-16-21, +1, 62 PIM
With Cape Breton: 6 GP, 1-3-4, E, 10 PIM

OHL
Windsor Spitfires 7 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1
W Kyle DeCoste, SSM: Did not play.
Season totals: 36 GP, 8-6-14, -13, 51 PIM
With SSM: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

DeCoste could make his Greyhounds debut tonight (Saturday) against Kitchener.

WHL
Tri-City Americans 4 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 3 (SO)
C Mitch Fadden, TC: 2-0-2, +2, 2 PIM (slashing), *First Star*
Season totals: 31 GP, 14-21-35, +9, 19 PIM
With TC: 23 GP, 12-18-30, +7, 17 PIM

Fadden, who scored the game tier late in the third period, was Tri-City’s first shooter, but failed on his attempt. Fadden began his WHL career with Seattle before moving to Lethbridge and ultimately Tri-City.

Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 1
G Torrie Jung, EDM: Win, 25 saves on 26 shots, *First Star*
Season totals: 26 GP, 12-9-1-4, 2.48 GAA, .914 sv%, 2 shutouts

Jung won his third game in a row, and unofficially has four First Star awards this year.

Vancouver Giants 4 @ Kootenay Ice 1
C James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 14-18-32, +19, 22 PIM

Evander Kane had two goals and a helper in his first game since World Juniors.