World Junior A Challenge
Jimmy Mullin scored his tournament-leading fifth goal on a penalty shot in the third period to help lead USA into the gold medal game vs. Canada East. Brendan Oâ€™Donnell did not find the scoresheet for Canada West, who will play Switzerland for the bronze. This will be the first time in the AJACâ€™s 5-year history Canada West wonâ€™t play for gold. USA is seeking its third-straight gold medal.
Montreal Juniors 1@ Gatineau Olympiques 2
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (high sticking), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 12 GP, 0-6-6, +4, 2 PIM
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 20 GP, 2-5-7, +4, 12 PIM
Janosik set up the gameâ€™s opening goal, leading the Olympiques to close win over fellow prospect Charles Landry and Montreal.
Sarnia Sting 3 @ Belleville Bulls 2 (SO)
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 12-11-23, +1, 20 PIM
Panik scored for the first time in 8 games, but was one of four Bulls who couldnâ€™t convert their shootout attempt and Belleville fell to Sarnia at home.
Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM
Still no word on a potential injury to Schemitsch.
Regina Pats 4 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 6
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 11-7-18, -8, 34 PIM
Ashton extended his goal scoring streak to 4 games, and the Pats again scored 4 goals, but the defense let them down in a loss to the Tigers.
Prince George Cougars 3 @ Vancouver Giants 2 (SO)
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 15-10-25, -7, 6 PIM
Connolly didnâ€™t score, but was on the plus-side of even for the first time in 8 games. He converted his shootout attempt as the Cougars stole a victory in Vancouver. Connolly has 3 points in his last 7 games, but is still over a point-per-game pace.