Sointu, Matias

CHL Game Night: 12-11-09

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 3 @ Halifax Mooseheads 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 30 GP, 2-22-24, +7, 32 PIM

Barberio set up Nova Scotia native Scott Brannan (undrafted) shorthanded with 87 seconds left in the game for the winner over Halifax.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM (elbowing, game misconduct)
Season Totals: 29 GP, 10-8-18, -1, 31 PIM
With Bulls: 16 GP, 8-7-15, +1, 11 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste made his first return to the Soo after being traded from the Greyhounds earlier this year. It wasn’t the return he was hoping for as he was thrown out midway through the second period for elbowing an unsuspecting Tomas Rachunek in the head. Rachunek left the ice with a cut on his head and an apparent shoulder injury. SSM scored on the ensuing power play. Like it did when he was traded from Brampton to the Soo last year, DeCoste’s game has taken off since being traded. Up until Friday night he was producing at a point-per-game clip for the Bulls. He was named the team's Most Improved Player by the Belleville paper this week.

Barrie Colts vs. Sudbury Wolves - postponed
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR
Season Totals: 31 GP, 18-21-39, +18, 22 PIM
LW Matais Sointu, SBY
Season Totals: 27 GP, 4-7-11, +3, 8 PIM
With Sudbury: 6 GP, 1-0-1, -2, 2 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

This game was postponed due to poor travel conditions.

Erie Otters 3 @ Plymouth Whalers 6
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Did not play.
Season Totals: 8 GP, 4-3-1-0, 2.94 GAA, .919 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

Janus started Thursday night and is working his way back from a lower body injury, so he got the night off in Michigan.

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 2 (SO)
C Richard Panik, WSR: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 32 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

Panik scored for the second straight game but failed to convert his shootout attempt - but the Spits still won. Windsor hasn’t been defeated in regulation or overtime since a 6-5 loss to Sarnia on October 11 (21-0-0-3).

Oshawa Generals 5 @ Kingston Frontenacs 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 24 GP, 11-9-2-1, 3.25 GAA, .900 sv%, 1 SO

Zador, who has won four straight starts, got the night off.

WHL

Regina Pats 2 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 7
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -9, 52 PIM
With Regina: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Ashton made his debut for Regina wearing No.25 and starting the game on a line next to super-prospect Jordan Eberle (Oilers 1/2008) and Matt Strueby (undrafted). The line produced one goal in the game, an unassisted marker by Eberle. The Pats' Eberle and Colton Teubert will not play again for Regina in 2009 as they leave to attend Canada's WJC camp. Both are locks to make the club. Ashton will not wait long to face his former club as he and the remaining Pats will take on Lethbridge Saturday night.

CHL Game Night: 12-3-09

[b][i]OHL[/b][/i] [b] Niagara IceDogs 3 @ Barrie Colts 5[/b] [i]LW/C [b][url=/alex-hutchings]Alex Hutchings[/url][/b], BAR: 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star* [/i] Season Totals: 28 GP, 16-16-32, +13, 18 PIM Hutchings (pictured) has scored in five straight games and has points in his last six. Barrie is on a 16-0-0-1 streak. He scored two shorthanded goals 29 seconds apart in the third period, including one on a penalty shot. This was unofficially his third First Star of the season. He finished November 6-6-12 in 10 games, with a plus-5 rating and 10 PIM. [b] Sudbury Wolves 5 @ Peterborough Petes 4 (SO)[/b] [i]LW [b][url=/matias-sointu]Matais Sointu[/url][/b], SBY: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM [/i] Season Totals: 25 GP, 4-7-11, +4, 8 PIM [i]With Sudbury: 4 GP, 1-0-1, -3, 2 PIM With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +7, 6 PIM[/i] The Wolves broke a five-game winless streak. Sointu, who did not participate in the shootout, scored his first with Sudbury and his first goal since October 11. He finished November with three assists and an even rating. [b] Oshawa Generals 3 @ Brampton Battalion 2 (OT)[/b] [i]G [b][url=/michael-zador]Michael Zador[/url][/b], OSH: Win, 33 saves on 35 shots, *Second Star*[/i] Season Totals: 22 GP, 9-9-2-1, 3.25 GAA, .901 sv%, 1 SO Zador was named a game star for the third game in a row (two thirds, a second). He hasn’t had a regulation loss in five games. Zador finished November 2-5-1-1, 3.10, .904.

CHL Game Night: 11-29-09

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Victoriaville Tigres 5
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-2-2, +1, 4 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 25 GP, 2-19-21, +8, 28 PIM

That’s three two-assist games in a row for Barberio (pictured), who has seven points in his last four games.

OHL

Kingston Frontenacs 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 9
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (interference, tripping)
Season Totals: 28 GP, 7-8-15, +13, 12 PIM

Windsor has at least a point in 20 straight games (18-0-0-2). They outshot Kingston 60-23. Nashville first rounder Ryan Ellis had a hat trick for the Spitfires.

Sudbury Wolves 1 @ Kitchener Rangers 3
LW Matais Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 24 GP, 3-7-10, +4, 8 PIM
With Sudbury: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +7, 6 PIM

The Wolves are on a five game winless streak.

Niagara IceDogs 3 @ Oshawa Generals 4
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 41 saves on 44 shots, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 21 GP, 8-9-2-1, 3.32 GAA, .899 sv%, 1 SO

Zador was named Third Star for the second consecutive game. Niagara scored twice in the third period.

CHL Game Night: 11-27-09

OHL

Belleville Bulls 3 @ Niagara IceDogs 2
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 23 GP, 5-5-10, +1, 22 PIM
With Bulls: 10 GP, 3-4-7, +3, 2 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

Defenseman Shawn Lalonde (Blackhawks 3/2008) scored the game winner late in the third period. DeCoste’s goal briefly gave the Bulls a 2-1 lead early in the third.

Barrie Colts 5 @ Mississauga-St. Michael’s Majors 2
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (diving)
Season Totals: 26 GP, 13-16-29, +11, 16 PIM

Hutchings has scored in three straight games and has points in his last four. Barrie is on a 14-0-0-1 streak.

Erie Otters 5 @ Guelph Storm 4 (OT)
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Did not play.
Season Totals: 7 GP, 4-2-1-0, 2.93 GAA, .915 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

Janus, who reportedly has been battling “bumps and bruises” since returning to the OHL from Norfolk, did not make the trip to Guelph. He left the Otters’ previous game in the third period with an apparent leg injury.

Peterborough Petes 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 3 (SO)
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 27 GP, 7-8-15, +13, 8 PIM

Panik (pictured), who hit a post during the game, did not participate in the shootout. This was his second Third Star of the season. Windsor, the top-ranked team in the Canadian Hockey League, has at least a point in 19 straight games (17-0-0-2).

Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 2
LW Matais Sointu, OTT: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (interference)
Season Totals: 22 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 8 PIM
With Sudbury: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +7, 6 PIM

Sointu made his debut for Sudbury after coming over in a trade from Ottawa earlier in the week. The CHL import is wearing No.28 with the Wolves, with whom he is expected to get more ice time.

Oshawa Generals 3 @ Ottawa 67’s 6
G Michael Zador, OSH: No decision, 25 saves on 28 shots (pulled briefly)
Season Totals: 19 GP, 7-10-2-0, 3.48 GAA, .893 sv%, 1 SO

Zador was pulled briefly in the second period, but was re-inserted into the lineup when his backup gave up three goals on 11 shots.

WHL

Lethbridge Hurricanes 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 3 (SO)
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 24 GP, 13-12-25, -6, 46 PIM

The Hurricanes held a 2-0 lead in this game before watching that lead disappear. Ashton, Lethbridge’s fourth shooter, had his shootout attempt saved.

67's Send Sointu to Sudbury

The OHL's Ottawa 67’s announced Wednesday that winger and Lightning prospect Matias Sointu was traded to the Sudbury Wolves for goaltender Francis Dupuis.

According to the Orleans Star, the trade represents an opportunity to gain more playing time for Sointu.

“Here in Ottawa, we have a solid group of young forwards and with Corey Cowick coming back in the New Year it looked like Matias wasn’t going to get the minutes he needs to continue his development,” 67's coach Chris Byrne told the Star. “In Sudbury, I think he’ll be a top-six forward and have the opportunity to develop at a faster pace. We thank him for his contribution to our team and wish him well with the Wolves.”

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