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Juniors Game Night: 10-29-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Charlottetown Islanders 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 6

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 14/25 FO
Season Totals: 8 GP, 4-8-12, +16, 6 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

Somppi had a couple helpers Sunday in Halifax’s win over Charlottetown.

Ontario Hockey League

Hamilton Bulldogs 3 @ Peterborough Petes 8

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 9/17 FO
Season Totals: 11 GP, 5-2-7, -6, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

Paquette had one of the Petes' eight goals Sunday in a romp over Hamilton.

Sudbury Wolves 1 @ Erie Otters 4

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *First Star*
Season Totals: 14 GP, 6-16-22, +7, 12 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-66-108, +67, 37 PIM

Raddysh was first star for the second straight game, scoring twice Sunday in Erie’s win over Sudbury.

NCAA Game Night: 10-28-17

No. 14 New Hampshire Wildcats 4 @ Vermont Catamounts 4 (OT)

C Ross Colton, UVM: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM, 6 SOG
Season Totals: 7 GP, 5-0-5, -5, 8 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 33 GP, 12-15-27, E, 22 PIM

Vermont scored in the final minute of play to force overtime and earn a point for a tie.

No. 6 Boston University Terriers 0 @ No. 11 Providence Friars 3

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 4 PIM
’17-’18 Totals Totals: 36 GP, 2-5-7, +8, 30 PIM

MacLeod dressed Saturday for BU’s game against the Friars, but they were shutout one day after upsetting top-ranked Denver.

No. 17 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 4 @ No. 20 Northeastern Huskies 5 (OT)

C Ryan Lohin, UML: 1-1-2, -2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 8 GP, 1-9-10, +1, 6 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 41 GP, 12-17-29, +10, 14 PIM

Northeastern finished off a sweep of UML on the weekend with an overtime win Saturday. Ryan Lohin scored his first goal of the season and added an assist. Lohin’s goal was shorthanded.

No. 9 Clarkson Golden Knights 1 @ No. 7 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, UMN: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 8 GP, 0-4-4, +2, 20 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 37 GP, 2-3-5, +11, 35 PIM

The Gophers completed a weekend sweep of Clarkson with a 2-1 win Saturday. Zuhlsdorf had an assist – his fourth of the season.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

Juniors Game Night: 10-28-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 4 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 16/24 FO
Season Totals: 7 GP, 4-5-9, +13, 6 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

Benoit-Olivier Groulx (2018), son of Syracuse Coach Benoit Groulx, had two goals for Halifax.

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7 @ Flint Firebirds 0

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 15 GP, 14-5-19, +11, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

The Soo won a laugher in Flint by a touchdown (and extra point if you want to get technical).

Mississauga Steelheads 6 @ Barrie Colts 2

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 7/12 FO
Season Totals: 13 GP, 4-11-15, +7, 0 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Lipanov was scoreless in Barrie’s home loss to Mississauga Saturday.

Guelph Storm 4 @ Erie Otters 5 (SO)

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-2-2, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *First Star*
Season Totals: 13 GP, 4-16-20, +5, 12 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-66-108, +67, 37 PIM

Raddysh was first star for his two-assist effort Saturday against the Storm. Erie had a 3-0 lead before falling behind 4-3 midway through the third period.

Western Hockey League

Prince George Cougars 2 @ Kelowna Rockets 4

D Cal Foote, KEL: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *First Star*
Season Totals: 14 GP, 4-8-12, +7, 10 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

Foote was first star Saturday for the Rockets with a goal and a plus-3 rating.

Brandon Wheat Kings 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 4

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, +2, 4 PIM, 0 SOG, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 13 GP, 3-5-8, -6, 16 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 61 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 86 PIM

Hajek had a strong game in Saskatoon’s win, earning third star.

United States Hockey League

Dubuque Fighting Saints 6 @ Central Illinois Flying Aces 3

C Cole Guttman, DBQ: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 7 GP, 1-2-3, -2, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
Committed to: St. Cloud State University

Dubuque had six goals all year coming into the weekend, then scored 11 in two days.

USHL Note: Sam Walker, a Minnesota commit, is playing high school hockey this season for Team Southwest. He has 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points in 12 games.

NHL Game Night: 10-28-17 Ducks at Lightning

Reality check.

ANH-4
TB-1

Peter Budaj allowed 4 goals on 21 shots for the loss. It's a different team when Vasiy's in net. It just needs to be said and understood.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
10:13 ANH Rakell (4), (Montour, Getzlaf)(PP)
16:55 ANH Montour (4), (Getzlaf)(PP)
17:52 TB Kunitz (2), (Brown, Callahan)
19:59 ANH Lindholm (1), (Wagner, Rasmussen)

Third Period
8:59 ANH Rakell (5), (Getzlaf, Perry)

Part of tonight is just a reality check/correction. Part of tonight is not minding details like allowing a critical goal very late in a period. Part of tonight is a team being allowed by the refs to slow the Lightning down with a lot of clutching and grabbing. Either way, it's a quick wake up call for the Lightning, who now have eight games to try to collect another ten points in this ten game segment of the year.

Slater Koekkoek was -1 with 1 shot in 6:36.

Yanni Gourde was -1 with 4 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 17:39. Gourde was also 60% on 5 draws. His line was the best Lightning line on the night, particularly Brayden Point, and had the refs called the game a little tighter they surely would've generated a handful of power plays.

Jake Dotchin was -1 with 1 shot and 3 blocked shots in 16:43.

Mikhail Sergachev was +1 with 2 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 16:16.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 10-28-17 Crunch at Americans

Comeback Crunch get a desperately needed W.

SYR-3
RCH-2

Veteran Michael Leighton allowed 2 goals on 27 shots for the victory.

First Period
9:40 RCH Gill (3), (Goers, Fedun)(PP)
16:53 SYR Bournival (4), (Lynch)

Second Period
15:25 RCH Criscuolo (3), (Smith)

Third Period
9:12 SYR Cirelli (2), (Erne, Thomas)(PP)
18:57 SYR Lynch (2), (Peca, Bournival)

Kevin Lynch and Anthony Cirelli were the game's first and third stars.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NCAA Game Night: 10-27-17

No. 1 Denver Pioneers 3 @ No. 6 Boston University Terriers 4

D John MacLeod, BU: Did not play
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM
’17-’18 Totals Totals: 36 GP, 2-5-7, +8, 30 PIM

MacLeod did not dress in BU’s huge home win over top-ranked Denver. You’d like for MacLeod – a senior – to be important enough at this point to be a lineup priority against a team like Denver.

No. 20 Northeastern Huskies 3 @ No. 17 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 1

C Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 7 GP, 0-8-8, +3, 6 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 41 GP, 12-17-29, +10, 14 PIM

UML fell to 3-4 this season with a home loss to Northeastern.

Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 6 @ No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 4 (Thursday)

D Kristian Oldham, UNO: Did not play
Season Totals: 1 GP, 0-0-1, 3.69 GAA, .889 sv%, 0 SO
’16-‘17 Totals: 10 GP, 5-3-1, 3.38 GAA, .895 sv%, 0 SO

Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 4 @ No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 5 (Friday)

D Kristian Oldham, UNO: Did not play
Season Totals: 1 GP, 0-0-1, 3.69 GAA, .889 sv%, 0 SO
’16-‘17 Totals: 10 GP, 5-3-1, 3.38 GAA, .895 sv%, 0 SO

Oldham did not start for UNO Friday. Omaha had 10 votes in the last USCHO poll.

No. 9 Clarkson Golden Knights 1 @ No. 7 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, UMN: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 7 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 20 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 37 GP, 2-3-5, +11, 35 PIM

Minny had a 3-0 lead before Clarkson broke Eric Schierhorn’s shutout late in this top-10 match-up. Schierhorn is undrafted.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

Juniors Game Night: 10-27-17

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Sarnia Sting 6

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 14 GP, 13-5-18, +10, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

Sarnia got a hat trick from Blues second-rounder Jordan Kyrou to help defeat the visiting Soo, 6-3.

Peterborough Petes 1 @ Oshawa Generals 4

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 6/13 FO
Season Totals: 10 GP, 4-2-6, -6, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

The Gens got a back-breaking goal (to the Petes) in the final minute of the second period to extend their lead to 3-1 and went on to a 4-1 win. Paquette had his second apple of the season in the loss.

Erie Otters 3 @ Guelph Storm 4 (SO)

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 12 GP, 4-14-18, +7, 12 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-66-108, +67, 37 PIM

Erie battled back from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to gain a road point in Guelph. Raddysh had an assist and failed to convert as the final shootout shooter for Erie. Nate Schnarr (Coyotes) had the circus winner for Guelph.

Western Hockey League

Tri-City Americans 3 @ Kelowna Rockets 4 (OT)

D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 13 GP, 3-8-11, +4, 10 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

Kelowna exacted some revenge on Portland after a couple losses to the Winterhawks recently.

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Swift Current Broncos 3

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 12 GP, 3-5-8, -8, 12 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 61 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 86 PIM

Cameron Hebig (undrafted) had a natural hat trick for Saskatoon. He missed all of last season with an injury. He’s up to 10-7-17 in 10 games for the Blades this year.

Moose Jaw Warriors 9 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 1

C Brett Howden, MJ: 2-0-2, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 12/19 FO
Season Totals: 13 GP, 9-9-18, +6, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 1-0-1, +6, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 15 GP, 6-0-6, +16, 22 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

Sosunov! Oleg scored his sixth of the year for the Warriors and Brett Howden scored twice as Moose Jaw put up three field goals in Medicine Hat. Sosunov’s goal came on a slapper from the left circle. To put his goal total in perspective, he matched Lightning first rounder Cal Foote’s total for all last season. He’s currently tied for third in the WHL for goals by a defenseman. Sosunov is tied for the league lead among defensemen for plus/minus. Howden scored off a wrister from the left side and a tap-in from in front.

United States Hockey League

Central Illinois Flying Aces 2 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 5

C Cole Guttman, DBQ: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-1-2, E, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
Committed to: St. Cloud State University

Dubuque finally broke out on the scoreboard, scoring five times. They came into the game with six total goals.

Omaha Lancers 3 @ Des Moines Buccaneers 0

D Nicklaus Perbix, OMA: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 8 GP, 0-4-4, +3, 2 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (High School): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
Committed to: St. Cloud State University

Omaha got a shutout win in Des Moines Friday. Zach Driscoll (undrafted, uncommitted) made 25 saves for the Lancers.

USHL Note: Sam Walker, a Minnesota commit, is playing high school hockey this season for Team Southwest. He has 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points in 12 games.

Volkov Scores First Pro Goal, But Crunch Fall to Marlies


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Alexander Volkov received the drop pass and quickly fired it from the top of the right wing circle past Garrett Sparks.

The rookie’s first professional goal brought the Crunch to within one midway through the second period but the Marlies goalie finished with 29 saves, as Syracuse was topped by Toronto, 4-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

“I scored my first goal, but I’m not happy because my team lost the game,” Volkov said. “I scored a goal, but it’s a bonus for me.”

AHL Game Night: 10-27-17 Marlies at Crunch

Young Crunch's growing pains continue.

TOR-4
SYR-2

Connor Ingram allowed 2 goals on 5 shots before giving way to veteran Michael Leighton who allowed 1 goal on 19 shots for the dreaded backdoor loss.

First Period
0:48 SYR Stephens (2), (Yan, Cernak)
4:21 TOR Aaltonen (1), (unassisted)
10:27 TOR Greening (2), (Dermott, Liljegren)

Second Period
3:28 TOR Greening (3), (Mueller, Timashov)
8:57 SYR Volkov (1), (Erne)

Third Period
17:26 TOR Johnsson (3), (Smith, Rosen)

Alexander Volkov was the game's second star after scoring his first pro goal.

Maybe it shouldn't be surprising the Crunch have struggled to produce wins with the amount of roster turnover that happened over the offseason and the number of veterans that have been replaced by rookie pros. That doesn't make it sting any less, though.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Juniors Game Night: 10-26-17

Ontario Hockey League

Hamilton Bulldogs 0 @ Barrie Colts 6

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 5/13 FO
Season Totals: 12 GP, 4-11-15, +7, 0 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Barrie notched a shutout win over the visiting Bulldogs Thursday, winning 6-0. Leo Lazarev, a 5-10 undrafted Russian import, had 37 saves for the Colts.

Saginaw Spirit 3 @ Peterborough Petes 5

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 13/16 FO
Season Totals: 9 GP, 4-1-5, -7, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

Paquette moved back to center for the Petes home win over the Spirit. Saginaw had beaten the Petes earlier in the week in Michigan.

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