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CHL Game Night: 2-15-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 5 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 6

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 6 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 51 GP, 36-25-61, +19, 52 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

The Cataractes saw a 4-1 lead slip away, but recovered in the end to win, 6-5. Yan was scoreless.

Ontario Hockey League

Sudbury Wolves 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season: 53 GP, 26-24-50, +11, 38 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

Katchouk hit 50 points for the second straight year with an assist Wednesday in the Soo’s win over Sudbury. The Hounds put 54 shots on Wolves goaltenders.

London Knights 1 @ Erie Otters 5

W/C Mitchell Stephens, LDN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 8/22 FO
Season Totals: 37 GP, 19-25-44, +18, 18 PIM
With London: 15 GP, 8-8-16, +6, 4 PIM
With Saginaw: 22 GP, 11-17-28, +13, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 6/16 FO
Season Totals: 41 GP, 18-32-50, +27, 12 PIM
With Erie: 15 GP, 5-11-16, +9, 4 PIM
With Oshawa: 26 GP, 13-21-34, +18, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 43 GP, 33-56-89, +56, 29 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Erie beat London in Pennsylvania to extend their lead on the Knights to four points, 83-79. The Otters lead the Western Conference over Sault Ste. Marie and London. Dylan Strome (Coyotes) had two goals and an assist for Erie.

Western Hockey League

Everett Silvertips 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 1 (SO)

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM
Season Totals: 48 GP: 3-19-22, -9, 57 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

Carter Hart (Flyers) was first star, stopping 30 of 31 shots in regulation and overtime, then three of four shooters in the circus.
h the third period.

Crunch's Erne Doesn't Miss a Beat in Return From Injury


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Adam Erne looks like he hasn’t missed a beat.

The Syracuse Crunch forward missed a little more than a month with a lower body injury, but was able to return to the lineup last weekend. Erne recorded three points in a 5-2 win over Rochester Saturday, and added a goal in Sunday’s 3-2 victory in Utica.

Erne is focused on consistency as he pushes for a spot in the NHL.

“It’s just a matter of getting back in a game and getting used to the speed and whatnot,” Erne said of his return. “Luckily, it didn’t take too long. Now it’s just a matter of doing it night in and night out.”

CHL Game Night: 2-14-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Charlottetown Islanders 1

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 51 GP, 32-12-44, +6, 74 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 40 GP, 31-32-63, +34, 43 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Joseph was back on the scoresheet after his 28-game streak ended against Shawinigan. He played against his brother, 2017 draft eligible Pierre-Olivier, who was scoreless with two shots. The younger Joseph, a 6-0 160-pound lefty defenseman, has 34 points (six goals) in 49 games. Former Lightning camper Mark Grametbauer stopped 22 of 24 shots for Charlottetown, earning him second star. Boko Imama, who was all over the scoresheet when Saint John’s top players were at World Juniors, is on a five-game scoreless streak.

Western Hockey League

Brandon Wheat Kings 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 3

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 44 GP, 29-32-61, +3, 54 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden scored for the first time in six games, helping Moose Jaw to a 3-1 home win over Nolan Patrick (2017) and Brandon. Patrick was scoreless for the Wheat Kings.

Liiga Game Day: 2-14-17

SaiPa 3 vs. Karpat 5
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, DNP
Season totals: 39 GP, 3-4-7, -9, 41 PIM

Undrafted 22 year old forward Ville Leskinen had 2 goals and an assist to lead Karpat to a 5-3 win over SaiPa. Saku Salminen remains out of the lineup with an injury for SaiPa.

KHL Game Day: 2-14-17

St. Petersburg 2 vs. Spartak Moscow 4
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 54 GP, 23-45-68, +30, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 17:31 of ice time in SKA's 4-2 loss to Spartak Moscow. Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal in defeat for SKA.

CHL Game Night: 2-13-17

Western Hockey League

Portland Winterhawks 4 @ Kamloops Blazers 0

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Loss, 34 saves on 37 shots
Season Totals: 35 GP, 20-10-2-2, 2.24 GAA, .932 sv%, 3 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Cole Kehler (undrafted) stopped all 41 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season and second of his career. Kehler used to play for Kamloops. He went 3-14-2 two seasons ago before playing in the BCHL last year.

NCAA Game Night: 2-13-17

No. 3 Harvard Crimson 6 @ No. 4 Boston University Terriers 3 (Beanpot)

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 0-5-5, +8, 26 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 26 GP, 1-1-2, -4, 26 PIM

MacLeod had the only assist on Clayton Keller’s goal early in the second period that gave BU a 2-1 lead. That would be the last lead they’d have as Harvard took over, winning 6-3 and taking the 65th Beanpot Tournament championship. This was Harvard's first Beanpot championship in 24 years. Alex Killorn was unable to win one in his time with Crimson.

The Bolt Prospects Podcast, Episode 89

This is this week’s “Cory Conacher Edition” of the Bolt Prospects Podcast includes the following topics:

· The No. 89
· Conacher-Bishop trade and its similarities to today
· TB has “mo” on its side, but is it too late?
· Trade deadline an opportunity too good to pass up
· Farm’s D has holes to be filled
· Interview with Tanner Richard

AHL Game Night: 2-12-17 Crunch at Comets

Crunch finds the antidote to rid themselves of UTI.

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UTI-2

Kristers Gudlevskis put on a show, turning aside 39 of 41 shots for the win, therby helping Syracuse overcome a 41-17 shot deficit.

First Period
6:54 SYR Erne (11), (Brodeur, Koekkoek)

Second Period
5:52 SYR Gourde (18), (Conacher)(SH)
10:12 UTI Rendulic (5), (Kunyk, Grenier)(PP)
13:25 SYR Vermin (11), (Peca)

Third Period
13:52 UTI Pedan (3), (Archibald)

Gudlevskis and Joel Vermin were the game's first and second stars.

Adam Erne now has goals in each of his two games since returning from injury. You can't help but wonder if his cup of coffee with the Lightning gave him an extra jolt of confidence that's showing up in his play. He's a first round caliber talent if he puts it all together.

Syracuse moves 1 point up on Albany for the top spot in the North Division with the win.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

CHL Game Night: 2-12-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 1 @ Halifax Mooseheads 0

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 50 GP, 36-25-61, +20, 50 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 11/21 FO, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 48 GP, 14-23-37, -3, 22 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

One day after shutting down Saint John, Shawinigan’s Mikhail Denisov (2017) shut out Halifax, making 28 stops.

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Erie Otters 5 (SO)

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 9/16 FO
Season Totals: 40 GP, 18-32-50, +26, 12 PIM
With Erie: 14 GP, 5-11-16, +8, 4 PIM
With Oshawa: 26 GP, 13-21-34, +18, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 42 GP, 33-54-87, +54, 29 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Erie lost a 2-goal third period lead, but recovered in the circus to take the two points. The Otters were 2/2 in the shootout. Evan Lodnia (2017) had the winner. He’d look good in a Lightning sweater on draft day.

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