Wright, James

N.A. Juniors Game Night: 10/11

Wright scores two ... Courtnall and Cunti streaks hit seven ... another minuscule GAA game for Tokarski.

N.A. Juniors Game Night 10/10: Going Streaking

Results from all five junior leagues posted ... Barberio, Courtnall and Ward extend point streaks ... Something's not Wright in Vancouver

N.A. Juniors Game Night 10/3: Tokarski Sets Spokane Record

Dustin Tokarski records his third shutout in five games this year ... DeCoste with a game winner ... and first star accolades for Mark Barberio and undefeated Moncton.

N.A. Juniors Weekend Wrap: 9/26-28

Weekend game results for Lightning prospects playing in the BCHL, QMJHL, OHL, and WHL. Season stat update included.

N.A. Juniors Game Night 9/25: Wright Scores in Giants Loss


Cowichan Valley Capitals 2 @ Victoria Grizzlies 4 (Tuesday)
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-1-1, 2 PIM (hooking)

Evan Pighin scored the fourth and final goal for Victoria. It was his first this season in the BCHL after leaving Chilliwack of the WHL. After scoring 48 points in 53 games last year in Chilliwack, the 20 year-old Pighin joined the Grizzlies – owned by Lightning co-owner Len Barrie – with approval from B.C. Hockey and without permission from his WHL club. The situation is causing much controversy in B.C. and could affect future player movement between CHL and provincial junior clubs. Pighin attended the Lightning's prospect camp in Victoria this summer.


Vancouver Giants 3 @ Kamloops Blazers 4 (SO)
C James Wright, VAN: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM

Wright scored the game’s opening goal – his first of the year – but Vancouver would lose a 3-1 lead in the second period and fall in the shootout. Wright had 13 goals in 60 games last year for the Giants.

N.A. Juniors Game Night 9/20: Jung on the Block

Tokarski gets his first shutout ... Courtnall with an OT winner ... and Torrie Jung appears done in Kelowna.

On the Wright Track to Better Things

James Wright's wake-up call came from NHL teams hitting the snooze button on him at their entry draft.

Wright, a Vancouver Giants centre, may be a pro-level skater already and that led to speculation that he could have been a second-rounder this past summer. That speculation, too, led to him attending the festivities in Ottawa with his family.

Wright, 18, has also had an up-and-down first two years with the Giants, thanks to an inconsistent battle level. NHL teams looked at that most of all, as he wasn't picked until the end of the fourth round by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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