North American Juniors Game Night: 2/2/11
Kitchener Rangers 2 @ Guelph Storm 3 (SO)
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM (tripping, roughing), *First Star*
With Guelph: 18 GP, 10-11-21, -5, 26 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 24-28-52, -5, 59 PIM
In addition to scoring the gameâ€™s opening goal, Panik scored the game deciding shootout goal to break a 2-2 shootout tie and give the Storm a much-needed win over division rival Kitchener. With the shootout goal, Panik made up for a roughing penalty late in overtime. With the win, Guelph moved up to seventh place in the Western Conference, 11 points ahead of ninth place Sarnia. The Storm is fourth in the Midwest Division, 13 points behind Owen Sound for first and one point ahead of Erie for fifth.
Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Tri-City Americans 4 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
With Tri-City: 9 GP, 6-9-15, +5, 20 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 38 GP, 22-20-42, -7, 64 PIM
TC got a power play goal in overtime to defeat the Oil Kings 4-3 and take the two points. Ashton had a power play assist in the second period on a goal that gave the Americans a brief 2-0 lead. Edmonton would score the gameâ€™s next three goals.
Regina Pats 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 6
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 12 PIM (fighting vs. Shayne Neigum, cross-checking, fighting vs. Shayne Neigum)
Season totals: 52 GP, 2-13-15, +17, 114 PIM
Zahn (6-3, 210 pounds) fought 6-0, 184-pound Shayne Neigum 15 seconds into the game, then again with just over five minutes left in the contest. To watch the fights, see hockeyfights.com by clicking here.