N.A. Juniors Game Night: 1/11

Lightning prospect results from the BCHL, USHL, and CHL. Two players earned first star honors and another was named the unquestioned centerpiece of a team that gave up 11 to Torrie Jung's Kelowna Rockets Friday night.

Nanaimo Clippers 1 @ Victoria Grizzlies 3
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-1-1, 0 PIM

Chicago Steel 4 @ Tri-City Storm 5 (SO)
W/C Luca Cunti, CHI: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (holding), 2 shots on goal

Cunti failed to score as the fourth Chicago shooter to give Tri-City a 2-0 shootout win (5 shooters in USHL). This was Chicago's first loss since Cunti joined the club (5-0-0-1).

Lewiston MAINEiacs 1 @ Quebec Remparts 2
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 shots on goal

Edmonton Oil Kings 0 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*

Kelowna Rockets 11 @ Prince George Cougars 1
G Torrie Jung, KEL: Win, Stopped 18 of 19 shots
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM (slashing)

The Cougars were major sellers at the deadline and now have 18 players 18 years of age or younger on their roster. Tyrell, who is 18, is now being called the unquestioned centerpiece of the team because of his leadership and work ethic (PG Citizen). Tyrell will be 19 in late April, so unless I’m mistaken, he’ll return to a young Prince George team next season unless he is signed to play in Tampa – which is unlikely to happen. It's also hard to imagine why PG would keep him at the deadline if they didn't expect him back next year. This will be an ugly run to the end of the season for Prince George.

Seattle Thunderbirds 3 @ Everett Silvertips 1
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Win, Stopped 33 of 34 shots, *First Star*
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, -1, 6 PIM (roughing, interference, cross-checking)

Helenius was stellar in his return to the Seattle lineup after a mediocre showing at the World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic.