Western Hockey League
Calgary Hitmen 4 @ Saskatoon Blades 1
D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 16 GP, 2-5-7, E, 10 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM
Rangers pick Adam Tambellini, son of former NHLer and recent Oilers GM Jeff Tambellini, had two goals and an assist for Calgary, who defeated the Blades in Saskatoon, 4-1.
For Syracuse Crunch coach Rob Zettler, a leader doesn't have to be the loudest one on the ice.
Case in point: Crunch assistant captain and frequent Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette.
A player known for his high compete level, Paquette has registered seven points in five games with the Crunch and has developed into a quality depth player for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who recalled the second-year pro on Tuesday.
"I like what he brings to the table on the ice," Zettler said of the 21-year-old forward. "His work ethic in practice, his work ethic in a game -- it doesn't change. That's what I like about him, and that's why he has an A on his sweater. You don't always have to be a loud or a vocal guy to be a leader."
Jokerit 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 29/30, 1.00 GAA, .967 sv%
Season totals: 24 GP, 16-2-4, 3 SO, 1.51 GAA, .945 sv%
Czech forward Jan Kovar had 2 goals and 3 points to pace Magnitka in a 4-1 pasting of KHL newcomer Jokerit Helsinki. Ex-Oilers prospect Linus Omark had the only goal of the match for Jokerit.
Wichita Thunder 2 at Tulsa Oilers 3 SO
F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 5 GP, 2-2-4, +4, 8 PIM, 10 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, -2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Despite a 2-0 lead in the 1st period, Wichita gave up goals to Tulsa in both the 2nd and 3rd period and eventually lost in the shootout. Bolt prospect Danick Gauthier was the first shooter for the Thunder in the shootout, but failed to convert. Wichita lines up against Rapid City next Friday.
Ontario Hockey League
Sarnia Sting 5 @ North Bay Battalion 8
D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-2-2, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 3-11-14, -1, 26 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM
Sarnia held a 5-2 lead in the second period before giving up the game’s final six goals. Two of those goals were late empty-netters. DeAngelo had two assists and is tied for fourth in the OHL for points by a defenseman. Mitchell Vande Sompel (2015 eligible) of Oshawa leads with 19 points in 16 games.
Barrie Colts 3 @ Peterborough Petes 6
D Dominik Masin, PBO: 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 13 GP, 3-5-8, -6, 31 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM
Masin (pictured) scored the game’s opening goal and added an assist to help the Petes to a 6-3 win over visiting Barrie on Sunday.