NA Juniors Game Night: 3-16-13
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 1 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4
C Cedric Paquette, BLB: Did not play
Season totals: 63 GP, 27-56-83, +29, 103 PIM
W Nikita Kucherov, R-N: 2-2-4, +3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 33 GP, 29-34-63, +17, 14 PIM
With R-N: 27 GP, 26-27-53, +18, 12 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM
Nikita Kucherov (pictured) responded to a zero point game with four points on Saturday against Blainville-Boisbriand. Paquette was out of the lineup again for the Armada, who have already clinched their division title. The regular season is finished for both Lightning prospects. Paquette set career highs in assists, points, plus/minus, and penalty minutes. This was Kucherov’s first and last year in the QMJHL. The Lightning already signed him and he will begin his pro contract next year.
Sherbrooke Phoenix 4 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 3
D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 55 GP, 6-33-39, +20, 65 PIM
Val-d’Or gave up three third period goals to fall to the Phoenix, 4-3. Sergeev finishes the regular season with career highs in assists, points, plus/minus, and penalty minutes.
Ontario Hockey League
Niagara IceDogs 2 @ Barrie Colts 3
D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM
Season totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM
With Barrie: 28 GP, 2-6-8, -1, 42 PIM
With Owen Sound: 38 GP, 2-12-14, +1, 39 PIM
Dotchin finishes his regular season with career highs in goals, assists, points, plus/minus, and penalty minutes. Barrie will start the playoffs as the two-seed in the East as Central Division champs.
Guelph Storm 4 @ Erie Otters 5 (OT)
C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 52 GP, 11-51-62, +18, 94 PIM
Erie scored with one second left in regulation to force overtime, then won the game in the extra period. Richard finishes his regular season with career highs in assists, points, plus/minus, and penalty minutes.
Note: Windsor’s Slater Koekkoek is out for the season with an injured shoulder.