Game Night Results

  • 10 weeks 7 hours ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Acadie-Bathurst Titan 5 @ Halifax Mooseheads 3

    C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 21/34 FO, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 27 GP, 6-13-19, -4, 18 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

    Somppi took nearly three times the amount of faceoffs as anyone else on the team, but despite the ice time went scoreless in a loss to the Titan. He has failed to register a point in six of his last eight games. Somppi was passed over for Finland’s selection camp in preparation for the World Junior Championships despite his U17 and U18 international experience.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Sudbury Wolves 4 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3 (OT)

    W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season: 30 GP, 13-12-25, +5, 22 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

    Katchouk broke a four-game scoreless streak with an assist in the Soo’s overtime loss to Sudbury.

    Western Hockey League

    Prince Albert Raiders 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4

    C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 14-13-27, +6, 13 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

    Howden was back in the Warriors’ lineup quickly after being released from Team Canada earlier in the week. He had an assist in Moose Jaw’s 4-1 win over Prince Albert Wednesday. Howden is a very strong candidate to be on Canada’s WJC entry next Christmas.

    NOTE: The following players are with Team Canada in preparation for the World Junior Championships: Anthony Cirelli, Taylor Raddysh, Mitchell Stephens, Connor Ingram, Mathieu Joseph. Libor Hajek is with Team Czech Republic.

  • 10 weeks 16 hours ago

    Lightning close clunker of a season segment with a critical win.

    TB-6
    CGY-3

    Ben Bishop allowed 3 goals on 22 shots for the victory. That's not a sexy stat line and it wasn't a flawless night from Bishop in terms of positioning and rebound control, but he had 2-3 really crucial situational saves that helped the team earn the win. At this juncture, those are way more important in the grand scheme of things.

    First Period
    3:06 CGY Brouwer (7), (Monahan, Brodie)(PP)
    10:04 TB Boyle (5), (Hedman, Johnson)(PP)
    13:42 TB Boyle (6), (Filppula, Hedman)

    Second Period
    4:40 TB Coburn (1), (Killorn, Namestnikov)
    18:47 TB Sustr (1), (Filppula, Hedman)

    Third Period
    0:37 TB Killorn (9), (unassisted)(SH)
    3:59 CGY Brodie (2), (Gaudreau, Brouwer)(PP)
    4:20 CGY Ferland (5), (Stajan, Bouma)
    19:15 TB Killorn (10), (Filppula)(EN)

    Brian Boyle and Victor Hedman were the game's first and second stars.

    The Lightning desperately needed this game, and even with Nikita Kucherov out of the lineup they handled Calgary in fairly convincing fashion. The penalty kill is still not fully well having allowed 2 more power play markers in this contest, and Bishop wasn't textbook in net, but overall a lot of players started to get well in this game and the team carried the balance of 5 on 5 play by a reasonable margin. In particular, the most hopeful sign to me was a rebound performance by Victor Hedman in all three zones. Assists in triplicate stand out on the scoresheet, but some key situational defensive plays were equally as important. Hedman hasn't been making those plays consistently during this slump and has been handing out some bad turnovers. That was cleaned up in this game and it's no coincidence the team plays a lot better when Victor's playing his A game.

    With the third 10-game segment of the season in the books, the Lightning sit at 32 points, which is 4 points off the pace you'd like them to be at for the season (technically, 3 points back of Boston for the closest playoff spot in the actual standings with 1 game in hand). They had just 7 of the preferred 12 points in this last segment after being a point ahead of pace through 20 games. Being 4 points behind isn't great, but it's manageable provided the Lightning start to put together successful 10-game segments from here on out. Last season they went on a long winning streak to cancel out a mid-season deficit, but you can't always count on those kind of tears to get you out of trouble. A more reasonable strategy is to aim at seeing if they can get 13-14 points out of this next 10-game stretch and start to whittle that number down until they get back on pace after another 20-30 games. Bottom line: if they had lost this game it might've been time to get panicky. The win tonight puts them in a position to weather the storm if they keep tightening up their game without too much undue hardship.

    Brayden Point was +1 with 1 shot and was a gaudy 78% on 9 draws in 15:40.

    Slater Koekkoek was +1 with 3 shots and 3 blocked shots in 13:38.

    Joel Vermin had 2 penalty minutes and 1 blocked shot in 13:52.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 10 weeks 20 hours ago

    Jukurit 1 vs. SaiPa 3
    Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 23 GP, 2-3-5, -5, 39 PIM

    Saku Salminen was scoreless in 8:44 of ice time in SaiPa's 3-1 win over Jukurit. Ex-Canadiens farmhand Brock Trotter had a pair of helpers in the win for SaiPa.

  • 10 weeks 1 day ago

    Yaroslavl Jr. 7 vs. Dynamo Moscow Jr. 4
    Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 24 GP, 0-0-0, -4, 50 PIM

    Loko Jr. flipped the results of yesterday's match by defeating Dynamo Jr. by a score of 7-4.

  • 10 weeks 2 days ago

    Yaroslavl Jr. 4 vs. Dynamo Moscow Jr. 7
    Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 23 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 50 PIM

    Undrafted 18 year old Anton Nazarevich had a hat trick for Dynamo Moscow Jr. in their 7-4 win over Yaroslavl Jr.

  • 10 weeks 3 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 1 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 4

    W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 3-0-3, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 1 Hit, *First Star*
    Season Totals: 30 GP, 19-6-25, +4, 36 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

    Saint John was playing without stars Mathieu Joseph and Thomas Chabot, but Boko Imama was still in the lineup, and that’s all the Dogs needed Sunday. Boko had his second hat trick of the season, leading Saint John to a 4-1 win over the Armada. Boko’s 19 goals are six more than his previous career high, in about 30 fewer games.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7 @ Hamilton Bulldogs 2

    W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season: 29 GP, 13-11-24, +5, 22 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

    Katchouk is scoreless in his last four games.

    Peterborough Petes 6 @ Ottawa 67’s 2

    D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 3-9-12, +6, 25 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

    W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
    Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
    2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

    Peterborough had a 4-0 lead by the early second period and coasted to a 6-2 win.

    Western Hockey League

    Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 5

    D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 31 GP: 1-11-12, -7, 43 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

    Saskatoon has won two in a row and is 4-5-1 in its last 10 games to pull within two points of a wild card spot in the East.

    NOTE: The following players have left their junior teams to join Team Canada in preparation for the World Junior Championships: Anthony Cirelli, Taylor Raddysh, Mitchell Stephens, Brett Howden, Connor Ingram, Mathieu Joseph.

  • 10 weeks 4 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Halifax Mooseheads 4 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 5 (OT)

    W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 18/25 FO, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 26 GP, 6-13-19, -4, 18 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

    Halifax scored twice late in the third period, but fell in overtime to the Eagles.

    Shawinigan Cataractes 5 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 1

    W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 2-2-4, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 0 Hits, *First Star*
    Season Totals: 26 GP, 18-10-28, +1, 30 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

    Yan scored twice Friday and added two more to go with two assists Saturday.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 @ Erie Otters 3

    W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season: 28 GP, 13-11-24, +5, 22 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

    Katchouk created multiple chances, but didn't find the scoresheet.

    Western Hockey League

    Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Regina Pats 1 (OT)

    D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 30 GP: 1-11-12, -6, 43 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

    Hajek had the primary assist on the overtime winner as Saskatoon upset the CHL’s top-ranked team, 2-1, in Regina. Hajek was named to Team Czech Republic’s WJC selection camp roster earlier this week.

    NOTE: The following players have left their junior teams to join Team Canada in preparation for the World Junior Championships: Anthony Cirelli, Taylor Raddysh, Mitchell Stephens, Brett Howden, Connor Ingram, Mathieu Joseph.

  • 10 weeks 4 days ago

    No. 9 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 5 @ Merrimack Warriors 1

    C Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 3-7-10, +3, 4 PIM

    The River Hawks improved to 10-5-3, beating the Warriors, 5-1.

    No. 5 Boston University Terriers 4 @ No. 12 Vermont Catamounts 0

    D John MacLeod, BU: Did not play
    Season Totals: 13 GP, 0-4-4, +4, 16 PIM
    2015-2016 Totals: 26 GP, 1-1-2, -4, 26 PIM

    C Ross Colton, UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 7-6-13, +4, 14 PIM

    Johnathan MacLeod sat as BU avenged a Friday night loss to Vermont with a shutout win Saturday. Jake Oettinger (2017) stopped 25 shots for the shutout. There were reports this week out of Moncton, New Brunswick, that the Wildcats, who own the rights to MacLeod, would try to convince him to leave school and go to the Q. Speculation in the reports said Moncton – who is rebuilding – would flip MacLeod to powerhouse Rouyn-Noranda. MacLeod has been in and out of a stacked BU lineup the last two years. He’s a junior at BU and would be an overager as a 20-year-old with Moncton/R-N.

    No. 20 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2 @ No. 17 St. Cloud State Huskies 4

    D Kristian Oldham, UNO: Did not play
    Season Totals: 6 GP, 3-2-1, 2.97 GAA, .901 sv%, 0 SO

    Oldham sat for the second straight night as the Mavs lost in St. Cloud, 4-2.

    No. 11 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4 @ Michigan State Spartans 2

    D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, UMN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 2-2-4, +5, 12 PIM

    Minnesota completed a weekend sweep of MSU with another 4-2 Saturday night. The Gophers won by the same score Friday.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 10 weeks 4 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Tanner Richard moved left and right as he slowly approached the net, and then quickly flicked a backhander that beat Michael Garteig’s glove.

    The goal — followed by a save by Kristers Gudlevskis at the other end — sealed a 4-3 shootout win for the Syracuse Crunch over the Utica Comets at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday. The Crunch captured all six points on the three-game homestand, including two wins against divisional opponents.

    “It’s a very good week for us, obviously,” Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx said. “Tonight we battled hard. It was our fifth game in eight days with some previous travel in St. John’s, so we had to battle hard last night and battle hard again against a very competitive Utica team. My hat’s off to our players.”

  • 10 weeks 4 days ago

    Crunch clip their rivals.

    UTI-3
    SYR-4 (SO)

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 34 shots before stopping 2 of 3 in the penalty shot session for the SO win.

    First Period
    7:45 UTI Pelletier (1), (Kunyk, Subban)(PP)
    13:20 SYR Ikonen (1), (Bournival, Gourde)

    Second Period
    5:03 UTI Virtanen (4), (Billins, Robak)(PP)
    7:01 SYR Thomas (1), (Richard, Hart)

    Third Period
    0:12 SYR Taormina (8), (Dotchin, Peca)(SH)
    15:21 UTI Cassels (3), (Kunyk, Grenier)

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    UTI- Valk
    SYR- Conacher, Richard

    Tanner Richard, Henri Ikonen, and Michael Bournival were the game's three stars.

    Syracuse, for the moment, moves 6 points clear of second place atop the North Division. They're starting to make up some ground on Lehigh Valley for tops in the conference if they can stay on track.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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