North American Juniors Game Night: 1/8/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 5 @ Surrey Eagles 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 2 PIM (high sticking)
Season totals: 41 GP, 17-34-51, 20 PIM

Penticton took both games from Surrey this weekend, winning 5-1 in the second half of a home-and-home series. O’Donnell scored on the power play late in the second period.

USHL

Dubuque Fighting Saints 5 @ Fargo Force 0
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 14-17-31, +16, 18 PIM

Fargo had a chance to pull into a first place tie with Dubuque in the Western Conference, but the Force was blown out by the Saints at home. Mullin was scoreless for the second straight game.

QMJHL

Val-d’Or Foreurs 4 @ Montreal Juniors 6
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 31 GP, 5-22-27, +13, 18 PIM

Landry attempted three shots, but none ended up being counted as official shots. The Foreurs scored four times in the first period and had a 3-0 lead before eventually falling to Montreal.

OHL

Owen Sound Attack 2 @ Belleville Bulls 1
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 31 GP, 1-13-14, +11, 6 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play.
With Attack: 3 GP, 2-0-0-0, 3.20 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 21 GP, 12-3-1-1, 3.34 GAA, .881 sv%, 1 SO

Owen Sound bounced back from a tough loss in Kingston on Friday night with a close win against the Bulls. Despite the fact Zador sat last night and the Attack was playing one of the league’s weaker teams, Zador watched from the bench. It was a good decision as his partner in net, Jordan Binnington, was the game’s Second Star.

WHL

Lethbridge Hurricanes 4 @ Tri-City Americans 9
RW Carter Ashton, TC: Did not play.
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -11, 44 PIM
With Tri-City: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -11, 44 PIM

Ashton has yet to make his debut for TC after being traded by Regina before the World Junior tournament.

Vancouver Giants 5 @ Prince George Cougars 7
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 32 GP, 25-16-41, -2, 10 PIM

Connolly scored twice and has five points in his first two games back from the WJCs. He was called a future 50-goal scorer at the NHL level by TSN during one of Canada’s games. Prince George broke a 5-5 tie midway through the third period and added an empty netter to give the game its final score.