North American Juniors Game Night: 12-30-11
Sioux City Musketeers 3 @ Tri-City Storm 4
G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 33 saves on 36 shots
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 6 GP, 2-4-0, 3.32 GAA, .906 sv%, 0 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO
Wilcox played for the first time since December 9 and broke a four-game losing streak by beating Sioux City, 4-3. Wilcox had lost the No.1 job to Phoenix Copley, but Copley was shelled Wednesday night giving Wilcox an opening Friday.
Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 2 (OT)
D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (holding), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 32 GP, 0-4-4, -12, 29 PIM
Milanâ€™s scoreless streak hit 14 games in the loss.
QMJHL Note: Lightning prospect Adam Janosik of Gatineau is with Team Slovakia at the U20 World Junior Championships in Alberta.
Sarnia Sting 3 @ London Knights 7
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: Did not play (injured)
Season Totals: 33 GP, 17-23-40, +10, 28 PIM
After Namestnikov was a surprise cut by Team Russia at the World Junior tournament, rumors started swirling he was injured when trying to make the team though nothing had been announced. Friday was the second straight game for London that Namestnikov has missed due to a â€œlower body injury,â€ giving those rumors some credibility. Speaking of credibility, itâ€™s a lot easier to handle Namestnikov â€“ a first round pick of the Lightning in 2011 â€“ not making the team due to an injury than not being good enough. On Friday, Lightning camper Seth Griffith had a hat trick for the Knights. He also added an assist. Griffith (pictured) now has 29 goals and 50 points in 35 games.
Owen Sound Attack 1 @ Kitchener Rangers 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 25 GP, 0-8-8, +1, 16 PIM
Schemitsch couldnâ€™t string together two straight games with an assist and Owen Sound couldnâ€™t beat the Rangers at the Aud in Kitchener on Friday, losing 4-1. Schemitsch had an assist Wednesday in a 2-1 loss to Niagara.