North American Juniors Game Night: 1/28/2011

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Nanaimo Clippers 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 48 GP, 21-40-61, 22 PIM

O’Donnell has just one goal in his last three games.

USHL

Fargo Force 2 @ Des Moines Buccaneers 0
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: Did not play.
Season totals: 31 GP, 15-22-37, +18, 18 PIM

Fargo was without their leading scorer, Jimmy Mullin. Ryan Clark, a writer for the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, told Bolt Prospects that Force Coach Jason Herter said Mullin “was not a healthy scratch,” but did not go into detail about an injury or how long Fargo’s leading scorer would be out. Fargo outshot Des Moines 41-19 Friday.

OHL

Sarnia Sting 2 @ Guelph Storm 6
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
With Guelph: 15 GP, 9-8-17, -5, 18 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 42 GP, 23-25-48, -5, 51 PIM

Panik’s 23rd goal of the season came on the power play. He has goals in eight of his past 11 games. Panik (pictured) has four points in his last two games.

WHL

Portland Winterhawks 2 @ Tri-City Americans 5
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
With Tri-City: 7 GP, 6-9-15, +5, 16 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 36 GP, 22-20-42, -7, 60 PIM

TC had a 4-0 lead heading into the third period on their way to soundly beating Portland 5-2 Friday. The Americans pulled within six points of the Winterhawks, who lead the division. Ashton extended his point streak to 10 games, dating back to his time with Regina. He has 20 points in those 10 games. His goal streak was snapped at four games. Ashton had scored in 14 of his past 19 games.

Prince George Cougars 3 @ Kelowna Rockets 7
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, -5, 6 PIM (hooking, roughing, goaltender interference)
Season totals: 36 GP, 27-17-44, -9, 18 PIM

This game was ugly, with several roughing, unsportsmanlike, and spearing penalties. The Cougars actually outshot the Rockets, but were never really in the game on the scoreboard, getting down 3-0 in the first six minutes. Connolly’s second game back wasn’t a good one on the scoresheet, as he was a team worst minus-5. That set a career low for him for one game. He had a minus-4 game in October 2008. He also set a career high for most penalties in one game.

Swift Current Broncos 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 6
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, +2, 1 PIM (delay of game)
Season totals: 49 GP, 2-13-15, +15, 102 PIM

Zahn notched his 15th point of the season after only accumulating three last season.