Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
PEI Rocket 2 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 6
C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit, *Second Star*
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-4-8, +8, 10 PIM
Paquette had a goal and an assist for the second straight game, and was second star for the second straight game as the Armada beat the Rocket, 6-2. Christopher Clapperton had a hat trick for Blainville-Boisbriand. He went undrafted in 2012, but camped with the Flyers, scoring a hat trick in their prospect scrimmage. Paquette is up over a point-per-game pace for the season. He has four multi-point games this year.
Note: Nikita Kucherov (Quebec) remains out with a shoulder injury.
Ontario Hockey League
Brampton Battalion 1 @ Erie Otters 5
D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (interference)
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 8 PIM
Blujus had an assist for the second straight game, but Brampton was stonewalled by Blue Jackets second rounder (2012) Oscar Dansk, who stopped 34 of 35 shots. Dansk is 2-3 on the year with a 4.51 GAA and .891 save percentage.
Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Sarnia Sting 3
D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, E, 6 PIM
Owen Sound avenged a 2-1 loss to the Sting in their last game. Habs first rounder (2012) Alex Galchenyuk had a goal and an assist for Sarnia. Dotchin hasn’t registered a point since accumulating two assists in the season opener.
Plymouth Whalers 4 @ Guelph Storm 5
C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 6 GP, 1-7-8, +3, 10 PIM
Guelph is now 2 for 2 in their key 3-games-in-3-nights stretch this weekend. They defeated Windsor 5-0 on Thursday. Richard had three assists Thursday night and added a helper Friday. Justin Auger (undrafted) had a hatter for the Storm, including the game-winning goal with five seconds left in the game. Guelph overcame a 3-1 deficit to win.
News: Unhappy with his team’s 3-game losing streak in which they’ve been outscored 14-3, Peterborough captain and Lightning first rounder Slater Koekkoek (pictured) boldly told the Peterborough Examiner that something may have to change with team personnel.
“I'm not going to do the GM's job by any means but if there are certain players in here not willing to compete then something has to happen,” he said. “We're not good enough.”