North American Juniors Game Night: 3-31-12

USHL

Tri-City Storm 2 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 4 (Friday)

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Loss, 21 saves on 24 shots

On Friday night, Wilcox let in three as Tri-City fell on the road in Iowa. Notre Dame commit Vince Hinostroza had two goals for Waterloo, new Lightning prospect J.T. Brown’s former club.

Tri-City Storm 6 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 3 (Saturday)

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 37 saves on 40 shots
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 32 GP, 16-16-1, 2.90 GAA, .916 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Wilcox stopped 37 shots to help the Storm get two points in South Dakota. With Des Moines losing five of their last six games, Tri-City sits six points up on the Bucs with Des Moines having five games left and Tri-City four. The Storm are three points behind Sioux City for fifth in the East. The top six teams in each conference make the playoffs.

OHL

E8-Oshawa Generals 3 @ E1-Niagara IceDogs 5
OHL First Round – Niagara leads best of seven series 3-2

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 0-3-3, -1, 2 PIM
Season Totals (OS, OSH): 48 GP, 2-17-19, +8, 24 PIM

Having dropped their last two games, Niagara dominated possession in Game 5, outshooting the Gens 59-25 on their way to a 5-3 win. The game was tied at two entering the third period before the IceDogs exploded for three goals in about nine minutes. Islanders first rounder (2011) Ryan Strome had two of the three third period goals for Niagara. Former Lightning prospect Brock Beukeboom was scoreless for the IceDogs. Current Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch had a helper, his third of the series. Game 6 is Sunday in Oshawa.