Sointu, Matias

CHL Game Night: 2-26-10

OHL

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Kingston Frontenacs 5
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -4, 4 PIM (roughing, hooking)
Season Totals: 53 GP, 16-15-31, +4, 37 PIM
With Bulls: 20 GP, 7-6-13, -11, 18 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 4 PIM (roughing, roughing)
Season Totals: 55 GP, 17-14-31, -19, 47 PIM
With Bulls: 42 GP, 15-13-28, -17, 29 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

Kingston needed an empty netter to fully secure the win, but it was never really in doubt.

Barrie Colts 9 @ Oshawa Generals 2
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 60 GP, 42-29-71, +40, 52 PIM
G Michael Zador, OSH: 13 saves on 18 shots
Season Totals: 44 GP, 14-24-2-1, 3.99 GAA, .888 sv%, 2 SO

Congratulations to Alex Hutchings (pictured), who set a new career high for points in a season with 71. He had 68 in 63 games last year. He is two points shy of 200 for his OHL career. His plus/minus is second in the league. This game was already 4-0 in the early second period before Zador hit the nets, though he didn’t fare much better than his goaltending partner against the high-powered Colts.

London Knights 3 @ Sudbury Wolves 2
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 43 GP, 7-13-20, -5, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 22 GP, 4-6-10, -10, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sointu broke a personal six-game scoreless streak with an assist and an overall good effort.

WHL

Regina Pats 4 @ Swift Current Broncos 6
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 59 GP, 23-26-49, -5, 100 PIM
With Regina: 30 GP, 10-13-23, +3, 48 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Ashton hasn’t scored a goal in seven games. He’s going to have to push it to reach his previous career high of 30 goals in a season, set last year. This was a big loss for the Pats, who now trail the Broncos by nine points for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference. That was a big four-point swing for the Broncos.

Vancouver Giants 0 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 2
C/W James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 14 GP, 4-10-14, +3, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

The Giants lost in regulation for the first time in their Olympic road trip. They now stand at 3-1-1-0 after five of 10 games.

CHL Game Night: 2-25-10

OHL

London Knights 3 @ Barrie Colts 5
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 59 GP, 41-27-68, +38, 52 PIM

This game between two of the OHL’s best turned into a WWE match-up as the teams combined for 71 penalty minutes. Three Colts were ejected, as was a Barrie fan who got into it with the London bench. According to the London Free Press, fans were spitting on players and saying things "that should never be said to someone." You stay classy, Barrie. These are teenagers, after all.

Hutchings' goal came shorthanded – again. This was his 10th shorthanded goal of the year, which is six more than anyone else in the league. Bryan Cameron (Kings 3/07) is three goals shy of becoming the first Colt to reach 50 goals in a season since former Lightning prospect Sheldon Keefe, who scored 51 with Barrie (and Toronto) in 1998-99.

Sudbury Wolves 0 @ Brampton Battalion 6
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 42 GP, 7-12-19, -4, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 21 GP, 4-5-9, -9, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sudbury had won two in a row after a five-game losing streak. Sointu has not registered a point in six games.

CHL Game Night: 2-20-10

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 54 GP, 12-40-52, +38, 52 PIM

Barberio has five points in his last three games.

OHL

Erie Otters 6 @ Belleville Bulls 0
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 51 GP, 16-15-31, +8, 33 PIM
With Bulls: 18 GP, 7-6-13, -7, 14 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 53 GP, 17-14-31, -17, 43 PIM
With Bulls: 40 GP, 15-13-28, -15, 25 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste (seven games) and Panik (three) both had their point streaks snapped.

Windsor Spitfires 5 @ Barrie Colts 8
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 2-0-2, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 57 GP, 39-26-65, +36, 52 PIM

This big match-up between conference leaders turned into a shootout. Barrie was leading 7-2 at one point before the Spits closed to 7-5. Hutchings added an empty netter to put the game away for the Colts.

Guelph Storm 1 @ Sudbury Wolves 5
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 41 GP, 7-12-19, -2, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 20 GP, 4-5-9, -7, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sudbury has won two in a row after a five-game losing streak.

WHL

Chilliwack Bruins 3 @ Regina Pats 5
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 56 GP, 23-23-46, -5, 96 PIM
With Regina: 27 GP, 10-10-20, +3, 44 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

A nice bounce-back win for the Pats, who gave up 10 in Brandon Friday night.

Vancouver Giants 2 @ Prince Albert Raiders 3 (OT)
C/W James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 11 GP, 4-8-12, +5, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

The Giants are 2-0-1-0 on their 10-game Olympic road trip. Wright had his five-game point streak snapped.

CHL Game Night: 2-19-10

QMJHL

Rimouski Oceanic 0 @ Moncton Wildcats 8
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 53 GP, 12-39-51, +37, 52 PIM

Barberio passed the 50-point mark for the first time in his career in a blowout win over Vincent Lecavalier's alma mater. Barberio improved his plus/minus to plus-37, third in the league among defensemen. His point total is good enough for sixth among QMJHL blueliners.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 9 @ Oshawa Generals 4
C Richard Panik, BEL: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 50 GP, 16-15-31, +8, 33 PIM
With Bulls: 17 GP, 7-6-13, -7, 14 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct)
Season Totals: 52 GP, 17-14-31, -15, 43 PIM
With Bulls: 39 GP, 15-13-28, -13, 25 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

G Michael Zador, OSH: 18 saves on 21 shots
Season Totals: 41 GP, 13-23-2-1, 3.83 GAA, .892 sv%, 2 SO

DeCoste extended his point streak to seven games. Panik has five points in his last three games, and 10 points in his last nine games. Zador started the game on the bench, but replaced Kevin Bailie, who allowed six goals on 30 shots to a last-place team. Oshawa has lost 10 in a row.

Niagara IceDogs 1 @ Sudbury Wolves 2
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 40 GP, 7-12-19, -2, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 19 GP, 4-5-9, -7, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sudbury broke a five-game losing streak against a key opponent and moved into seventh place in the Eastern Conference. They are tied with Niagara, but with one more win and two games in hand.

WHL

Regina Pats 2 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 10
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM (cross-checking, hooking)
Season Totals: 55 GP, 23-23-46, -5, 96 PIM
With Regina: 27 GP, 10-10-20, +3, 44 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

This was an ugly game for the Pats in many ways. There were six fights and several misconducts in the game.

Vancouver Giants 5 @ Saskatoon Blades 2
C/W James Wright, VAN: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 10 GP, 4-8-12, +4, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

The Giants are 2-0 on their 10-game Olympic road trip. Wright has points in five straight games.

CHL Game Night: 2-15-10

OHL

Sudbury Wolves 2 @ Sarnia Sting 6
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 39 GP, 7-12-19, -2, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 18 GP, 4-5-9, -7, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sudbury has lost their last five and has fallen into a three-way tie for seventh place in the Eastern Conference with Oshawa and Niagara (all with 56 games played). The three of them are eight points ahead of Belleville. Sarnia scored five times in the third period to beat the Wolves Monday night.

Brampton Battalion 3 @ Oshawa Generals 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 40 GP, 13-21-2-1, 3.73 GAA, .893 sv%, 2 SO

The Gens have now lost eight in a row.

WHL

Vancouver Giants 8 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 3
C/W James Wright, VAN: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 9 GP, 4-7-11, +4, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

Vancouver scored four times in the third period to break open a close game with Seattle. The Giants, who are 1-0 on their 10-game Olympic road trip, chased potential 2010 first rounder Calvin Pickard from the Seattle net just over six minutes into the third period.

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