Victoria Grizzlies 7 @ Nanaimo Clippers 4
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 58 GP, 21-38-59, 96 PIM
Fargo Force 3 @ Omaha Lancers 2 (OT)
D Luke Witkowski, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 5-9-14, +21, 90 PIM
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 2 @ Rimouski Oceanic 6
W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: Did not play (injured).
Season totals: 49 GP, 13-23-36, +4, 26 PIM
The Oceanicâ€™s win streak hits 11 games. No word on Cuntiâ€™s injury, only that it was sustained in a game last Wednesday.
Plymouth Whalers 5 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2
W Kyle DeCoste, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 51 GP, 10-11-21, -22, 65 PIM
With SSM: 15 GP, 2-5-7, -9, 14 PIM
Prince George Cougars 3 @ Spokane Chiefs 5
G Dustin Tokarski, SPO: Win, 22 saves on 25 shots
Season totals: 40 GP, 27-11-0-2, 1.83 GAA, .940 sv%, 6 shutouts
Can the Bolts mimic the Volts? ... Good night for Witkowski ... Another First Star for Tokarski, who leads the WHL in four goaltending categories ... Jung-less Oil Kings cool off Fadden ... Stats for some possible draft targets ... What's wrong with Wright?
First Star Fadden returns in a big way ... Tokarski and Jung sit ... Courtnall and Barberio with good nights.
Jung in the hospital as he's announced as First Star ... Wright helps Vancouver hand Tokarski first loss in two months ... Witkowski sets career highs ... Cup hosts heating up ... Fadden and TC go cold ... and a Jeff Beukeboom reference.
Results from everyone and shutouts galore.
First stars for Tokarski and James Wright ... Cunti scores again ... Jung back on the winning side.
Ward continues to produce in Cape Breton ... another First Star for Fadden ... Tokarski strengthens league-leading stats ... Calgary knocks off Vancouver in battle of the WHL's top teams.
The USHL has announced their lineups for the 2009 USHL Prospects/All-Star Game to be held February 4 in Sioux Falls. Lightning prospect and Western Michigan University commit Luke Witkowski was named to the defensive squad for the West Division.
Teams are selected by a vote from league coaches.
Witkowski, a 2008 6th round pick, stands 6'2" and weights 200 pounds. The Force captain leads all Fargo defensemen in scoring with three goals and 10 points in 29 games this season. He also leads all Force players - and is fifth in the league among defensemen - in plus/minus with a plus-15 rating. He is second in the league among defensemen behind teammate Steve Spinnell (undrafted, Miami Univ. commit) in penalty minutes with 76.
Last season, Witkowski scored 13 points (3 goals) in 59 games with the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets - his first in the USHL. Luke will begin his collegiate career at WMU next fall.
Fargo Force 5 @ Tri-City Storm 2
D Luke Witkowski, FAR: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM (slashing, slashing), 4 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 3-5-8, +12, 72 PIM
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 @ Moncton Wildcats 1
D Michael Ward, CB: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 43 GP, 5-17-22, +3, 64 PIM
With Cape Breton: 8 GP, 1-4-5, +2, 12 PIM
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 41 GP, 9-20-29, +10, 26 PIM
Edmonton Oil Kings 0 @ Regina Pats 3
G Torrie Jung, EDM: Loss, 32 saves on 35 shots
Season totals: 27 GP, 12-10-1-4, 2.50 GAA, .914 sv%, 2 shutouts