NA Juniors Game Night: 9-20-12
Ontario Hockey League
Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Windsor Spitfires 1
D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Dotchin picked up where he left off in the playoffs last season, contributing offensively with two assists in Owen Sound’s season opener. Dotchin had three assists in five playoff games last spring. He snapped a personal 14-game regular season scoreless streak tonight. Dotchin was drafted by the Lightning in the sixth round of this summer’s draft. Cameron Brace (undrafted) had two goals and an assist for the Attack.
Oshawa Generals 5 @ Peterborough Petes 2
D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Koekkoek returned to the Peterborough lineup after not only missing all but the Petes’ first 26 games last year, but the last couple weeks of the preseason this year. He was named Peterborough's captain in the offseason before being knocked out of their first preseason game with a badly bruised shoulder. Knocking him out of that game was Columbus prospect Boone Jenner, who had two goals and an assist for Oshawa tonight. Koekkoek was playing his first game since November 27, 2011. He had shoulder surgery last fall. The Lightning took him 10th overall in this summer’s draft.
Former Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch, an alternate captain for the Generals, had an assist in the game. The Lightning chose not to sign him in the spring, allowing him to re-enter the draft. He was not selected. Schemitsch was traded to the Gens from Owen Sound last year.