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Juniors Game Night: 10-2-19

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Victoriaville Tigres 6 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2

C/W Gabriel Fortier, BC: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 11/21 FO, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 5 GP, 0-4-4, -1, 0 PIM
18-19 Totals: 68 GP, 35-48-83, +41, 27 PIM

Leafs pick Mikhail Abramov had a hat trick and four points to lead Victoriaville to a 6-2 road win over the Drakkar. Gabe Fortier is up to four assists in five games, but remains in search of his first goal. He had 35 last season and should net over 40 this year.

Western Hockey League

Tri-City Americans 1 @ Kelowna Rockets 6

W Nolan Foote, KEL: 1-3-4, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 4 GP, 1-6-7, +2, 11 PIM
19-20 Totals: 66 GP, 36-27-63, -1, 62 PIM

Foote had a goal and four points to help the Rockets to a 6-1 home win over the visiting Americans. He’s now up to seven points in four games and should be on his way to a career season. Former WHL first-rounder Pavel Novak (2020) had a goal and two assists for the Rockets to claim First Star.

Seattle Thunderbirds 1 @ Kamloops Blazers 8

D Quinn Schmiemann, KAM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, E, 12 PIM
19-20 Totals: 58 GP, 5-23-28, -7, 30 PIM

Kamloops broke open a 1-1 game with a 7-goal explosion resulting in an 8-1 home win Wednesday. Quinn Schmiemann notched his first point of the young season.

Training Camp Numbers: Lightning Podcast Season 2, Episode 1

The podcast is back for another season as Andrew and I talk about camp, the year's expectations on and off the ice, and ... the literal training camp numbers this year.

Also, it may or not be Andrew's fault Columbus won. (Hint: It is.)

Juniors Game Night: 9-29-19

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 3 @ Cape Breton Eagles 8

W Maxim Cajkovic, SJ: Did not play (lower body injury)
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM
18-19 Totals: 48 GP, 10-20-30, +17, 36 PIM

A day after giving up six to the Eagles, the Sea Dogs watched eight pucks enter their net Sunday in an 8-3 loss. Maxim Cajkovic remains out with a lower body injury.

Baie-Comeau Drakkar 0 @ Sherebrooke Phoenix 1 (OT)

C/W Gabriel Fortier, BC: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 16/31 FO, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM
18-19 Totals: 68 GP, 35-48-83, +41, 27 PIM

Thomas Sigouin (undrafted) stopped all 30 shots he faced to get his second QMJHL shutout. He had only played five games over two years prior to this season.

Western Hockey League

Kelowna Rockets 0 @ Vancouver Giants 4

W Nolan Foote, KEL: 0-0-0, -1, 19 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-3-3 , E, 21 PIM [/i]
19-20 Totals: 66 GP, 36-27-63, -1, 62 PIM

Kelowna fell to 1-2 in their three games this weekend, getting shut out 4-0 Sunday in Vancouver. Nolan Foote got into a fight at the end of the first period and was slapped with the instigator and automatic 10-minute misconduct. He had a roughing call earlier in the first period. Foote is still looking for his first goal of the year.

United States Hockey League

Green Bay Gamblers 4 @ Des Moines Buccaneers 0

W McKade Webster, GB: 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 4 PIM[/i]
19-20 Totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 4 PIM
*Committed to the University of Denver

Webster scored his first goal since April 14, 2018 -- the final day of the regular season that year -- as Green Bay beat Des Moines in Iowa, 4-0. Webster missed all but six games last year with a wrist injury.

Juniors Game Night: 9-28-19

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Cape Breton Eagles 6

W Maxime Cajkovic, SJ: Did not play (lower body injury)
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM
18-19 Totals: 48 GP, 10-20-30, +17, 36 PIM

The Sea Dogs blew a 5-0 lead in this one, losing in regulation to the Eagles by giving up three goals in both the second and third periods. Cajkovic is out with a lower body injury after just two games this season.

Western Hockey League

Everett Silvertips 1 @ Kelowna Rockets 5

W Nolan Foote, KEL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-3-3 ,+1, 2 PIM [/i]
19-20 Totals: 66 GP, 36-27-63, -1, 62 PIM

The Rockets had a big night, building a 4-0 lead before the end of the second period en route to a 5-1 win. Foote had an assist on the power play in the game’s final minute.

Vancouver Giants 2 @ Kamloops Blazers 6

D Quinn Schmiemann, KAM: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, E, 12 PIM[/i]
19-20 Totals: 58 GP, 5-23-28, -7, 30 PIM

Kamloops won their second game in as many nights, beating the visiting Giants, 6-2. Quinn Schmiemann was scoreless on the night and continues to look for his first point this year.

United States Hockey League

Team USA 5 @ Green Bay Gamblers 2

W McKade Webster, GB: 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM[/i]
19-20 Totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 4 PIM

Webster and the Gamblers made their season debut Saturday, but lost to the USNTDP side, 5-2. Luke Tuch had two goals and an assist for Team USA. The Boston College commit is the brother of Vegas forward Alex Tuch.

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