North American Juniors Game Night: 1/15/11
Penticton Vees 6 @ Langley Chiefs 5 (OT)
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 2-2-4, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 43 GP, 19-40-59, 20 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell (pictured) remains on fire since his time with Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge, this time accumulating four points in a come-from-behind overtime win for the Vees.
Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 5
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 3 Hits
Season Totals: 37 GP, 6-15-21, +10, 20 PIM
Janosik didnâ€™t hit the scoresheet but registered a strong plus-3 rating for the Olympiques. Tye McGill (Flyers 4th, 2010) had a hat trick and was plus-5 for Gatineau.
Guelph Storm 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 3
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (high sticking)
With Guelph: 11 GP, 7-5-12, -5, 14 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 31 PIM
Season totals: 38 GP, 21-22-43, -5, 45 PIM
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 33 GP, 1-14-15, +12, 10 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 4 GP, 2-1-0-0, 4.08 GAA, .867 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 22 GP, 12-4-1-1, 3.47 GAA, .877 sv%, 1 SO
Panikâ€™s goal scoring streak was stopped at six games as Owen Sound won the second game of a home-and-home series with Guelph. The Storm won Friday night. Panik has at least one point in nine of 11 games with Guelph. Michael Zador served as backup for both games of the series.
Vancouver Giants 2 @ Tri-City Americans 5
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM (roughing)
With Tri-City: 2 GP, 1-3-4, E, 2 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -11, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 31 GP, 17-14-31, -11, 46 PIM
TC scored the gameâ€™s first five goals en route to a 5-2 win over the Giants. Ashton has four points in his first two games with the Americans.
Chilliwack Bruins 3 @ Prince George Cougars 1
RW Brett Connolly, PG: Did not play (injured â€“ knee).
Season totals: 34 GP, 25-15-40, -5, 12 PIM
Connolly is out 3-6 weeks with a sprained knee suffered January 12.
Swift Current Broncos 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 2
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, +1, 9 PIM (roughing, fighting vs. Jordan Peddle, tripping)
Season totals: 44 GP, 2-10-12, +8, 75 PIM
It turns out the reason Zahn was listed as No.55 last game was his No.4 jersey was so torn after a fight he had to switch. He was back in his familiar No.4 Saturday â€“ and fought again. The jersey apparently survived this one. Saskatoon and Swift Current traded road wins in their home-and-home series this weekend.