Today the BCHL announced its Coastal Conference all-stars and Lightning prospect Justin Courtnall made the list. Courtnall's father, Geoff, will be coaching the Coastal squad at the January 14 game vs. the Interior Conference.
Courtnall is in his third year in the BCHL, and is tied for the team lead in scoring with fellow all-star Evan Pighin. Both were participants in the Lightning's prospect camp this past summer. Pighin is a free agent.
Courtnall is averaging a career-best 1.1 points per game as he has accumulated nine goals and 25 assists for 34 points in 31 games. He is second on his club in penalty minutes with 53. Last year he was 19-32-51 in 60 games with Victoria. The year previous he split between Victoria and Burnaby, scoring five goals and 14 points in 48 games.
Game stars for Jung, Fadden, and Tyrell ... Tokarski's struggles continue.
Victoria Grizzlies 2 @ Langley Chiefs 1
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-0-0, 4 PIM (double minor for roughing, game misconduct at 20:00 of third period)
Season totals: 27 GP, 8-19-27, 40 PIM
Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Montreal Junior 3
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 6-12-18, +10, 12 PIM
After 20 games to start the year earning at least a point, Moncton lost its second in a row in regulation.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 5 @ Rimouski Oceanic 2
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 3-8-11, -5, 33 PIM
W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 4-13-17, -1, 12 PIM
Lewiston jumped out to a 4-0 first period lead and coasted to the win.
Ottawa 67â€™s 2 @ Brampton Battalion 4
W Kyle DeCoste, BRA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: DeCoste: 20 GP, 5-3-8, -8, 17 PIM
Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 5
G Torrie Jung, EDM: Loss, 26 saves
Season totals: 10 GP, 3-4-0-3, 3.19 GAA, .899 sv%, 1 shutout
Jung has lost his last six starts (0-4-0-2) after starting the year with a 3-0-0-1 streak. His save percentage dipped below .900 for the first time this year.
Portland Winter Hawks 2 @ Vancouver Giants 5
C James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (high sticking)
Season totals: 21 GP, 10-10-20, +15, 10 PIM
Another multi-pointer for Barberio ... five Firsts for Tokarski ... your Ugly Stat of the Day ... and who did Lightning co-owner Len Barrie watch his son with at the Vancouver-Kelowna game?
DeCoste (pictured) gets off the schnide ... Fadden makes his Tri-City debut ... First Star for Wright vs. Tyrell
Edmonton Oil Kings 2 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 8
G Torrie Jung, EDM: Loss, 26 saves, 2 PIM (Delay of Game)
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-2-0-1, 2.38 GAA, .926 sv%, 1 shutout
It was just one of those nights for the Edmonton Oil Kings and the Tampa Bay Prospect and goaltender Torrie Jung. The Oil Kings lost to the Seattle Thunderbirds tonight (Tuesday 11/4) 8-2 and Jung was pulled with 8:17 to go in the game when he was scored on with a penalty shot making the score 5-1.
Do not let the score fool you, Jung played an incredible first period as Seattle took 13 shots on him. He flat out stood on his head in an effort to keep the Oil Kings in the game. The score after the first period was only 1-0 Seattle when the score could have been at least 3 or 4-0 had it not been for the play of Jung. He seemed to lose focus in the second period, especially on the fourth goal, but he sure played well up until that goal. This 2007 seventh round pick deserved better tonight and I am sure his effort did not go unnoticed, especially in that first period of play.
Other Lightning N.A. Junior prospect scores:
Cowichan Valley 3 @ Victoria Grizzlies 6
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-2-2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 6-13-19, 34 PIM
Another big production night from Tyrell ... Fadden slow to start the year ... Courtnall and Victoria struggling
Fadden vs. Wright ... Tyrell vs. Tokarski ... Another strong effort by Jung
Firsts for Jung, Witkowski ... another goal for Tyrell ... Barberio left off the list