Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 5
C Cameron Darcy, CB: Did not play
Season totals: 4 GP: 0-2-2, -2, 2 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM
Halifax had a 4-1 lead entering the third period and coasted to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Eagles. Cam Darcy did not play in the game. They team only said he wasn’t dressed for the game.
Quebec Remparts 2 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3
W/C Adam Erne, QUE: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2/5 FO, 3 Hits
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-6-10, +6, 10 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM
Quebec dropped their second game this week, 3-2 to the Sags. Erne’s goal at 12:02 of the first period gave the Remparts a 2-1 lead they’d later relinquish.
Ontario Hockey League
Sarnia Sting 4 @ Oshawa Generals 6
D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-5-6, -1, 15 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM
Fresh off a road win in Peterborough on Thursday, Sarnia spotted the Gens a 3-0 lead entering the third period before DeAngelo scored his first of the year on the power play. Oshawa scored two more goals to push the lead to 5-1 and they never looked back.
Western Hockey League
Portland Winterhawks 6 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 2
C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-0-1, -1, 4 PIM
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-7-12, +6, 10 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM
Point and the Warriors were pummeled at home, 6-2, by Portland. Miles Koules, WHL overager and son of former Lightning owner Oren Koules, had two assists for Portland.
Calgary Hitmen 2 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 1 (OT)
D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 1-2-3, +2, 4 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM
Calgary stole a win in Medicine Hat, winning 2-1 in overtime. Calgary goalie Mack Shields (undrafted) stopped 40 of 41 shots as the Hitmen were outshot, 41-19.
Chelyabinsk 3 vs. Bratislava 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 22/25, 3.05 GAA, .880 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 2-5-2, 0 SO, 2.57 GAA, .906 sv%
Ex-NHLer Jan Bulis had a goal for Chelyabinsk in their 3-2 win over Slovan Bratislava. Ex-Lightning defenseman Kurtis Foster had a helper in defeat for Slovan.
Khanty-Mansiysk 1 vs. Zagreb 2 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 4-2-6, -2, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 15:35 of ice time in Yugra's 3-2 loss to Zagreb. Ex-Coyote, Penguin, and Panther Bill Thomas scored the overtime winner on the PP for Zagreb, assisted by ex-Montreal second rounder/ex-Syracuse Crunch Mathieu Carle.
Togliatti 2 vs. Mytischi 1 (SO)
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Dmitry Korobov was scoreless in 23:26 of ice time in Mytischi's 2-1 shootout loss to Lada Togliatti. Ex-Lightning defenseman Matt Gilory had a helper in defeat for Mytischi.
No. 3 North Dakota 3 @ Colorado College Tigers 1
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM
North Dakota’s Mark MacMillian (Canadiens) had two goals and Brendan O’Donnell added a single marker to lead the nation’s No. 2 team to a 3-1 win in Colorado Springs.
No. 13 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 @ No. 9 UMass-Lowell Riverhawks 6
F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-2-2, -3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-3-4, -3, 0 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM
Quinnipiac cut the Riverhawks’ lead to 5-3 with five minutes to go in regulation, but they were unable to complete a comeback from down 4-1. Peca has two points in each of his first two games.
South Carolina Stingrays 3 @ Florida Everblades 4
C Mike Aviani (TB Preseason Tryout), FLA: Did not play
W Jeff Costello (AHL Contract), FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
W Danick Gauthier, FLA: 1-0-1, +2, 4 PIM, 1 SOG, *Third Star*
D Artem Sergeev, FLA: Did not play
G Allen York (AHL Contract), FLA: Did not play (backup)
Florida opened their season by hanging on for a 4-3 win over visiting South Carolina on Friday. The Stingrays made things interesting when they cut the Everblades lead to one with just over three minutes remaining, but Daniel Altshuller (25 saves on 28 shots) stood tall in net for Florida.
Legends were born tonight in Syracuse, New York.
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 29 shots for his first professional victory in North America.
SYR Marchessault, (1) (Cote, Blujus), 8:44
SPR Tyrell, (1) (Madaisky, Sedlak), 15:45
SPR Monardo, (1) (Sifers, Madaisky), 3:53
SYR Paquette, (3) (Marchessault, Kunyk), 18:51
SYR Drouin, (1) , 7:18
I envy the folks who were in the arena tonight. Not only did they get to witness the first North American pro win by Vasilevskiy, but the first pro point by one of the truly great young players in the game. A future immortal. A young man who needs no introduction. 50 years ago when they recount this night to their grandchildren, and they will, they'll speak his name with the hushed reverence it deserves...
But, seriously. We love Blujus here at Bolt Prospects, and we love Vasilevskiy, but all that was overshadowed by the professional debut of Jonathan Drouin, who lived up to his billing. He was +3. He was dangerous all night in helping to tilt the ice in Syracuse's favor. And, of course, he scored the game winner on a partial break that began with a quick little defensive play in his own end and was completed with a top shelf, cookie jar breaking shot.
Syracuse gets Binghamton tomorrow night as the Jonny (Jouer au) Hockey road show continues on its short run in the AHL.
Box score from TheAHL.com.