Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Quebec Remparts 5 @ Victoriaville Tigres 7
W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-1-1, -2, 7 PIM, 6 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 26 GP, 20-23-43, +17, 30 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM
Erne’s 3-game goal scoring streak was broken as the Remparts fell on the road to Victoriaville. He was a goal short of a Gordie Howe hat trick, also. Erne fought Phil Pietroniro. Quebec scored four goals in the second period.
Ontario Hockey League
Sarnia Sting 2 @ Saginaw Spirit 5
D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-1-1, -3, 2 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 7-23-30, -1, 54 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM
Sarnia had its 6-game win streak snapped by Saginaw. DeAngelo has at least a point in nine of his last 10 games.
North Bay Battalion 4 @ Windsor Spitfires 5
W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 22 GP, 9-5-14, -8, 36 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM
DiGiacinto had his 3-game goal streak ended by North Bay. Windsor managed five goals on just 19 shots. North Bay had 38 shots. Aaron Luchuk (2015) had a hat trick for the Spits, doubling his goal total for the season.
Barrie Colts 7 @ Peterborough Petes 2
D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 27 GP, 5-8-13, -21, 43 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM
Masin was minus-3 Saturday, making him minus-9 in three games this week.
Western Hockey League
Moose Jaw Warriors 7 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 4
C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-3-4, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 27 GP, 16-24-40, +12, 19 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM
Point (pictured) extended his point streak to 10 games with four points Saturday. He has been a game star in three straight games. He’s putting himself in strong position to make Team Canada for World Juniors.
Wichita Thunder 3 at Brampton Beast 1
F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 3-0-3, +3, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals (ECHL): 20 GP, 11-10-21, +6, 14 PIM, 66 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 0-4-4, -1, 34 PIM, 23 SOG
A night after being held of the score sheet in a 3-1 loss, the Wichita Wizard notched his first career hat trick to propel the Thunder to their own 3-1 road win against Brampton and earning First Star honors. After dueling to scoreless 1st and 2nd periods, the Beast jumped out to the 1-0 lead about midway through the 3rd period. And then Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier happened. About a minute later, Gauthier scored the equalizer unassisted, and followed up with the go-ahead marker with about three minutes left. Gauthier completed the natural hatter with an empty netter with 40 seconds remaining. Fellow Bolt prospect Dan Milan got the assist on the empty net insurance tally, leaving his mark on his former team. The road trip for the Thunder continues Sunday in upstate NY against the Elmira Jackals.
Flat Lightning get Bobrovsky'ed.
Ben Bishop allowed 3 goals on 20 shots for the loss. The 2 softies he gave up in the first period became the margin of victory, as softies often do.
2:37 CBJ Jenner (4), (Calvert)
12:48 CBJ Savard (5), (Johnson, Atkinson)(PP)
4:51 CBJ Skille (4), (Chaput, Hartnell)
18:47 TB Palat (8), (Kucherov, Drouin)
I'm not going to go so far as to say the Lightning were completely terrible, effort-wise. They outshot Columbus 34-20 and got their fair share of scoring chances on the forecheck. The team's been very out of sync passing the puck the last 3 or so games, though, which is indicative of a lack of focus, and that bit them tonight like it did in the shootout loss against Buffalo. It's a coachable moment for Cooper and an opportunity to get his players' eyes back on the prize.
Cedric Paquette had 1 shot, 3 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 13:19.
Jonathan Drouin had a helper on the Lightning's lone goal and 1 shot and 1 hit in 10:31.
Vasilevskiy makes his bid for the starter's job.
Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 34 shots he faced for the win and his first career AHL shutout. He's won 5 out of his last 6 starts and 3 of his last 4 starts have been high quality outings. It certainly feels like he's turned the corner and with Gudlevskis struggling, it's time to ride or die for a little while with Vasya.
SYR Samson, (1) (Namestnikov, Kunyk), 17:08
SYR Namestnikov, (2) (Witkowski), 19:47 (EN)
Box score from TheAHL.com.
No. 9 Harvard Crimson 5 @ No. 15 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2
F Brian Hart, HAR: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 5-4-9, +2, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM
F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 1-11-12, -6, 19 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM
Hart’s late goal put Harvard up 5-1. It was Hart’s fifth goal of the season. Peca was a team-worst minus-4 for QU.
No. 18 Merrimack Warriors 2 @ No. 3 Boston University Terriers 4
D John MacLeod, BU: 0-2-2, +3, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-3-4, +5, 32 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM
MacLeod had his first multi-point game for BU and Jack Eichel had four assists to lead the Terriers to a win over Merrimack. First star of the game was Eichel’s right winger, Danny O’Regan (Sharks), who had a hat trick and four points.
Lake Superior State Lakers 1 @ No. 1 North Dakota 3
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 15 GP, 5-2-7, E, 23 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM
O’Donnell scored for the second consecutive game after returning from injury, helping No. 1 UND to a weekend sweep of the Lakers.
No. 6 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3 @ Michigan State Spartans 3 (OT)
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Tie, 42 saves on 45 shots
Season totals: 14 GP, 9-4-1, 2.13 GAA, .926 sv%, 3 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO
One night after shutting out MSU, Wilcox and the Gophers battled back from two one-goal deficits to force a tie. Wilcox stopped 42 shots in regulation and overtime. MSU won a just-for-show shootout, 2-1, in six rounds. Wilcox made one save in the shootout as three Spartan players missed the net.
*USCHO poll used