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Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 1 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 0
C Cameron Darcy, SHR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 6/16 FO, 2 Hits
With Sherbrooke: 30 GP, 18-22-40, -8, 30 PIM
With Cape Breton: 19 GP, 1-13-14, -6, 14 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 19-35-54, -13, 46 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM
After a lackluster road trip, Sherbrooke limped home and was shut out by Cedric Paquette’s former team. Samuel Montembeault (2015) stopped 19 shots for the shutout.
Ontario Hockey League
Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Peterborough Petes 4
D Dominik Masin, PBO: Did not play
Season totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM
2013-14 totals (Czech U20): 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM
Peterborough beat Sam Bennett (Calgary first rounder) and the Fronts, but had to do it without Dominik Masin, who was the victim of a vicious hit against Sudbury where his face smashed into the edge of the boards cutting his cheek. He's out indefinitely, per EXTRA 90.5 FM via Twitter.
Western Hockey League
Regina Pats 5 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 6
C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 50 GP, 29-39-68, +12, 40 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM
Point was named first star after scoring a goal and two assists Saturday. Moose Jaw was outshot 16-5 in the third period, but scored on their first shot of overtime. Adam Brooks, who was passed over in the 2014 draft, had a hat trick for the Pats. Moose Jaw is five points back of the final playoff spot in the East with 10 games to play. Point can join the Syracuse Crunch when his season is over.
Calgary Hitmen 2 @ Kelowna Rockets 1
D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 51 GP, 6-23-29, +15, 22 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM
Calgary beat the league’s top team in its own bard, 2-1. The Hitmen are two points ahead of Medicine hat for the Central Division lead. Both teams have nine games to play.
Princeton Tigers 0 @ No. 14 Harvard Crimson 5
F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 6-7-13, E, 19 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM
Hart now has points in consecutive games after going nearly a month without hitting the scoresheet. Harvard will need his production heading into the postseason.
No. 4 Boston University Terriers 6 @ Northeastern Huskies 1
D John MacLeod, BU: Did not play
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-6-8, +13, 46 PIM
2013-2014 totals (USHL): 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM
MacLeod was not in the lineup Saturday, though he did play Friday. Clay Witt made 29 saves for Northeastern while taking the loss.
St. Cloud State Huskies 1 @ No. 1 North Dakota 3
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG*
Season totals: 29 GP, 10-6-16, +10, 29 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM
North Dakota completed a two-game weekend sweep of SCSU with a 3-1 win Saturday. O’Donnell had a goal and an assist in the series.
No. 10 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Dartmouth Big Green 3
F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 5-27-32, E, 25 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM
Quinnipiac took the loss, but will still be the top seed when the conference playoffs begin soon.
*USCHO poll used
Kristers Gudlevskis bounced back.
The Crunch goalie, one night after being pulled in a 7-6 loss to Albany, registered 38 saves and an assist on the game-winning power play goal to lift Syracuse over the Utica Comets, 4-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.
"It's a new game, that's history and move on," Gudlevskis said of the game Friday. "Most important was to bounce back from yesterday."
Gudlevskis gets his groove back.
One night removed from allowing 7 goals, Kristers Gudlevskis allowed just 1 goal on 39 shots to lead the Crunch to the win. Streakiness, thy name is Kristers Gudlevskis.
SYR Richard, (8) (Deschamps, Koekkoek), 6:24
UTI Shinkaruk, (7) (Blain, Huskins), 14:01 (PP)
SYR Gourde, (21) (Namestnikov, Gudlevskis), 7:45 (PP)
SYR Richard, (9) (Blujus, Ashton), 8:27
SYR Marchessault, (16) (Koekkoek, Namestnikov), 17:49 (EN)
Don't look now, but first rounder Slater Koekkoek is starting to pick up some steam with 6 helpers in his last 5 games, including back-to-back 2 helper nights. He's also +6 over that span.
Syracuse sits 1 point behind Hershey now for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
HPK 3 vs. Pelicans 1
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 32 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM
Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori had the eventual game winner in HPK's 3-1 win over Pelicans. Ex-Bruins first rounder Zach Hamill assisted on the goal. HPK currently sits 5 points out of the final playoff spot on the Liiga table.