Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 7
W Nikita Kucherov, R-N: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 17 GP, 12-18-30, +4, 2 PIM
With R-N: 11 GP, 9-11-20, +5, 0 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM
Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov extended his point streak to seven games with an assist in a bad loss to last place Shawinigan. His streak of multipoint games ended at four. That streak dated back before the World Junior Championships (12/7/12).
Val-d’Or Foreurs 6 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5 (SO)
D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 37 GP, 6-23-29, +16, 36 PIM
C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 2-1-3, -2, 0 PIM, 10 SOG, 0 Hits, *First Star*
Season totals: 46 GP, 20-45-65, +22, 77 PIM
Lightning prospect Cedric Paquette (pictured) was named first star for his two goals and three points in Wednesday night’s shootout loss to Artem Sergeev and Val-d’Or. Paquette had his shootout attempt saved. The Foreurs won the skills competition, 2-1. Paquette hit the 20-goal mark for the season thanks to his game-opening 2-goal effort. His goals were scored in the first five minutes of the game and staked the Armada to an early 2-0 lead. Paquette’s point streak is now at eight games. He has at least three points in three consecutive games and in four of his last five contests. He has nine three-point games in total this year.
Ontario Hockey League
Barrie Colts 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 4
D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 48 GP, 4-12-16, -3, 51 PIM
With Barrie: 10 GP, 2-0-2, -4, 12 PIM
With Owen Sound: 38 GP, 2-12-14, +1, 39 PIM
Dotchin returned to his former stomping grounds for the second time since being traded earlier this month. Blues goaltender prospect Jordan Binnington stopped 37 of 38 shots for Owen Sound.