North American Juniors Game Night: 2/5/11


Penticton Vees 2 @ Vernon Vipers 3
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 52 GP, 22-42-64, 24 PIM

The Vees fell to eight points behind the Vipers for first in the Interior Conference after losing 3-2 Saturday. Although the score was close, the shot count wasn’t – Vernon had 43 shots to just 15 for Penticton. The Vees are now tied with Salmon Arm for second place.


Omaha Lancers 3 @ Fargo Force 4 (SO)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (interference), 2 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 15-23-38, +17, 20 PIM

Fargo exacted some revenge on Omaha for the Lancers beating the Force 2-1 Friday night. Mullin had an assist in that game – his first game back from injury – but did not find the scoresheet Saturday. Mullin did not convert his shootout attempt. Fargo won the shootout 1-0 in seven rounds.


Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Quebec Remparts 6
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 45 GP, 6-20-26, +8, 26 PIM

Janosik (pictured) had his 20th assist of the season, which came on the power play. His career high for assists in a season is 26, set in 63 games last year.


Guelph Storm 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 5
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM (roughing)
With Guelph: 19 GP, 10-12-22, -7, 28 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 46 GP, 24-29-53, -7, 61 PIM
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (checking from behind)
Season totals: 43 GP, 1-18-19, +16, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 9 GP, 6-1-0-0, 3.11 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.28 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Schemitsch broke a three game scoreless streak with an assist on the Attack’s final goal. His career high for assists is 36, set last season in 62 games. He hasn’t had a goal since opening night, but has been solid defensively all season. Meanwhile Richard Panik extended his point streak to six games with a primary assist on Guelph’s only goal.


Tri-City Americans 2 @ Portland Winterhawks 7
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, -4, 2 PIM (tripping)
With Tri-City: 11 GP, 6-11-17, +5, 24 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 40 GP, 22-22-44, -7, 68 PIM

TC came into the game four points behind Portland for first in the U.S. Division and ended the game in third, one point behind Spokane. Ten minutes into the first period the Winterhawks were up 3-0 and they went on to put up 54 shots and post a snowman against the Americans. This game turned ugly as there were four fights in the last minute of the game, including one after the final horn. Ashton is minus-6 in his last three games.

Kelowna Rockets 0 @ Prince George Cougars 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 28-19-47, -7, 18 PIM

Prince George completed a two-game weekend sweep of Kelowna with a 3-0 victory Saturday. The Cougars entered the weekend nine points behind the Rockets for second in the B.C. Division. Connolly now has a three-game point streak.

Lethbridge Hurricanes 0 @ Saskatoon Blades 5
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 7 PIM (roughing, fighting vs. Neil Tarnasky)
Season totals: 53 GP, 2-13-15, +18, 121 PIM

Zahn fought Neil Tarnasky, who is the younger brother of former Lightning draft pick Nick Tarnasky. Zahn has seven fights in his last 10 games. He had four fights in his first 43 games. Brayden Schenn (Kings) had a Gordie Howe hat trick for the Blades.