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NA Juniors Game Night: 2-9-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Sherbrooke Phoenix 2 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 4

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 41 GP, 6-24-30, +17, 42 PIM

Artem Sergeev (pictured) hit 30 points for the first time in his brief QMJHL career, helping Val-d’Or to a 4-2 win over the visiting Pheonix on Saturday. Sergeev’s previous career high for points in a season was 27, set in 64 games two years ago. The Foreurs are ninth of 18 clubs in the QMJHL league standings. The top 16 make the playoffs.

Ontario Hockey League

Barrie Colts 3 @ Saginaw Spirit 5

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 50 GP, 4-13-17, -1, 56 PIM
With Barrie: 12 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 17 PIM
With Owen Sound: 38 GP, 2-12-14, +1, 39 PIM

Dotchin returned from missing a game to notch an assist in Barrie’s 5-3 loss to Saginaw. He has 17 points this season, two shy of his career high set in 64 games last year. Barrie leads the Eastern Conference by four points over Belleville.

Note: Windsor’s Slater Koekkoek is out for the season with an injured shoulder.

ECHL Game Night: 2-8-13

Florida Everblades 3 @ Orlando Solar Bears 4 (SO)

F Alex Hutchings, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 37 GP, 13-19-32, -1, 28 PIM

D Charles Landry, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 35 GP, 3-9-12, +3, 23 PIM

F Maxime Langelier-Parent, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 5 PIM
(Syracuse Crunch contract)

D Daniel Milan, FLA: 0-0-0, +2, 0 SOG, 2 PIM (cross-checking)
Season totals: 28 GP, 1-2-3, +2, 24 PIM

G Pat Nagle, FLA: Shootout loss, 36 saves on 39 shots
Season totals: 24 GP, 12-6-2, 3.09 GAA, .906 SV%, 0 SO

Orlando avenged a Thursday night loss to the Everblades by rallying from a 3-0 deficit and winning in a shootout on Saturday. Lightning prospect Alex Hutchings participated in the shootout, but did not convert his attempt. Florida was 0-4 in the skills competition. Former Lightning draft pick Chris Lawrence had an assist for Orlando and scored on his shootout chance.

Official Recap | Box Score

Panik's Goal Lifts Crunch Over Phantoms, 4-2


By Jeremy Houghtaling

With a subtle pump of the fist, Richard Panik's celebration showed his goal was more alleviating than exhilarating.

After his team squandered a two-goal lead against the Adirondack Phantoms, the Syracuse Crunch forward picked up a loose puck that ricocheted off a defenseman, and fired it low blocker-side. It wasn't his prettiest, but it counted all the same.

"I was so relieved that I scored and I put the team in the lead," Panik said.

The Slovakian winger's team-leading 21st goal of the season stood up as the game-winner, and Philip-Michael Devos added an insurance marker, as the Crunch snapped their two-game losing streak with a 4-2 win at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday night.

NCAA Game Night: 2-8-13

No. 3 Miami RedHawks 0 @ No. 6 Western Michigan Broncos 2

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 4-7-11, -1, 10 PIM

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-5-7, -1, 36 PIM

The Broncos held the Red Hawks off the scoresheet in a match-up of two of the country’s top teams. WMU captain Luke Witkowski did not record a point in the win. Frank Slubowski (undrafted) had 29 saves for the shutout. With the win, WMU moved into first place in the CCHA, two points ahead of Miami.

No. 7 North Dakota 2 @ No. 14 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 1

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 12 PIM

Brendan O’Donnell remains out of the North Dakota lineup. On Friday, Danny Kristo (Flames) had a goal and an assist to lead UND to a big road win. UND is in a three-way tie for second in the WCHA with UNO and Minnesota.

No. 2 Quinnipiac Bobcats 4 @ Cornell Big Red 1

F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 9-8-17, +9, 18 PIM

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 12 PIM

Matt Peca (pictured) had a goal to help Quinnipiac to their 20th straight game without a loss. His nine goals are one more than he scored as a freshman last season in 39 games. The Bobcats have a nine point lead on Yale for the ECAC title. Cornell finally fell out of the USCHO top 20, and did not receive a vote this past week. The Big Red are 11th out of 12 teams in the ECAC standings.

No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4 @ No. 8 St. Cloud State Huskies 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 22 saves on 24 shots
Season totals: 26 GP, 18-3-4, 1.71 GAA, .925 sv%, 3 SO

Minnesota overcame two disallowed goals and an early third period tie to defeat WCHA-leading SCSU, 4-2. Eric Haula (Wild) had two goals for the Gophers. Wilcox was excellent in the third period, making athletic stops and turning back a late breakaway chance. He came into the game second in the country in wins. Minnesota is tied with North Dakota and Nebraska-Omaha for second place in the conference, three points back of the Huskies. The Gophers have two games in hand on the other three teams mentioned here.

*USCHO poll used

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