NA Juniors Game Night: 3-1-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 5 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 2

W Nikita Kucherov, R-N: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 26 GP, 21-28-49, +11, 6 PIM
With R-N: 20 GP, 18-21-39, +12, 4 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

This game featured a match-up between two of the Q’s best point-per-game players, Jonathan Druin (2013) and Kucherov. Druin, the game’s first star, had a goal and two assists in Halifax’s 5-2 win. Kucherov had a highlight-reel goal for the losing side. Druin has 97 points (38 goals) in 44 games. He is also a plus-44 and expected to go top-3 in this summer's draft.

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 2 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 5

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 9 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 59 GP, 26-51-77, +25, 101 PIM

Lightning prospect Cedric Paquette scored for the second game in a row, but the Armada fell to Sherbrooke despite outshooting the Phoenix, 45-22.

PEI Rocket 6 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 6 (SO)

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 49 GP, 6-27-33, +24, 53 PIM

Val-d’Or got a goal, two assists, and a shootout goal from former Lightning camper Brandon Hynes to beat the visiting Rocket, 6-5. The Foreurs scored the final three goals of regulation to force overtime.

Ontario Hockey League

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Oshawa Generals 3

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 61 GP, 2-23-25, -5, 51 PIM

Blue Jackets draft pick Boone Jenner had a goal (his 40th) and an assist to pace Oshawa over visiting Brampton on Friday night. Dylan Blujus had an assist for Brampton.

Barrie Colts 2 @ Mississauga Steelheads 0

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 60 GP, 4-18-22, +2, 68 PIM
With Barrie: 22 GP, 2-6-8, +1, 29 PIM
With Owen Sound: 38 GP, 2-12-14, +1, 39 PIM

Barrie goaltender Mathias Niederberger stopped 36 shots – 21 in the first period – en route to a shutout win in Mississauga.

Guelph Storm 6 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-3-3, +4, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 44 GP, 8-48-56, +19, 90 PIM

Richard (pictured) returned from an upper body injury to notch three assists and get first star in Guelph’s road win over the surging Greyhounds. Guelph stayed ahead of the Soo in the Western Conference standings. The Storm are currently the five-seed and the Greyhounds the six. Both have clinched playoff spots.

Note: Windsor’s Slater Koekkoek is out for the season with an injured shoulder.