Connolly, Brett

Ashton, Connolly Survive First Round of Cuts

Tampa Bay Lightning first round draft picks Carter Ashton and Brett Connolly both survived Team Canada's first round of cuts this morning as they prepare for the upcoming World Junior Championships in Buffalo, New York.

Through two scrimmages at Canada's selection camp Ashton has two goals and Connolly two assists.

Speculation is there are four more forwards to be cut from the team.

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/10/10

BCHL

Salmon Arm Silverbacks 2 @ Penticton Vees 2
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 33 GP, 16-24-40, 10 PIM

O’Donnell had another point, but the Vees couldn’t find the tie-breaking goal in the third period or overtime. They play the ‘Backs again Saturday.

USHL

Fargo Force 3 @ Lincoln Stars 0
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 17 GP, 9-10-19, +11, 14 PIM

Mullin (pictured) scored the game’s opening goal, which turned out to be the game winner Friday in Husker Country.

QMJHL

Victoriaville Tigres 4 @ Gatineau Olympiques 3
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (hooking), 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 32 GP, 4-11-15, +3, 20 PIM

Janosik bounced back from a minus-4 night earlier this week with an assist Friday.

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 1 @ Montreal Juniors 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 23 GP, 5-17-22, +12, 8 PIM

Landry has 10 points in his last five games and has registered at least a point in nine of his last 10 games.

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 5
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play.
Season Totals: 26 GP, 0-4-4, -13, 42 PIM

Beukeboom is out indefinitely with a concussion.

Sarnia Sting 1 @ Guelph Storm 4
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
With Guelph: 5 GP, 1-5-6, -1, 4 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, -1, 31 PIM
Season totals: 32 GP, 15-22-37, -1, 35 PIM

Panik’s 15th goal of the year was his first in a Guelph uniform. The Storm has won two in a row and has pulled back to .500 at 13-13-3-1.

Owen Sound Attack 2 @ Kitchener Rangers 6
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 22 GP, 1-11-12, +12, 6 PIM

Schemitsch nearly canceled out his plus-4 night from earlier this week with a minus-3 night Friday in Kitchener. 2011 eligible defenseman Ryan Murphy had three assists for the Rangers. He has 44 points in 28 games this year (13 goals).

Oshawa Generals 3 @ Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not dress.
Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

This was a huge win for the Gens against the OHL’s top team. Mississauga is eight points better than anyone else in the league. Peter DiSalvo made his debut in net for Oshawa and stopped 28 of 30 shots. The Lightning confirmed to BoltProspects Zador is out sick, though with the Gens’ acquisition of DiSalvo this week, combined with the fact Zador lost his number one spot to teammate Kevin Bailie earlier, it appears Zador’s days in Oshawa are numbered.

WHL

Seattle Thunderbirds 1 @ Tri-City Americans 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: Did not dress.
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -11, 44 PIM

Ashton was traded to Tri-City Friday. He will be attending Team Canada’s WJC Selection Camp this weekend.

Prince George Cougars 1 @ Portland Winterhawks 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: Did not dress.
Season totals: 30 GP, 22-14-36, -4, 8 PIM

Connolly is attending Team Canada’s WJC Selection Camp this weekend. Best of luck to both Connolly and Ashton.

Everett Silvertips 4 @ Saskatoon Blades 5 (OT)
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 7 PIM (roughing, fighting)
Season totals: 31 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 62 PIM

Saskatoon scored with 10 seconds left in the third to tie the game, then won it in overtime.

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/7/10

OHL

Guelph Storm 3 @ Kitchener Rangers 4
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
With Guelph: 3 GP, 0-4-4, -1, 2 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, -1, 31 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 14-21-35, -1, 33 PIM

The Storm battled back from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to tie the game late in the third, but Kitchener answered within a minute with the game winner to take the divisional match-up 4-3.

WHL

Everett Silvertips 3 @ Regina Pats 2
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM (high-sticking), *Second Star*
Season totals: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -11, 44 PIM

Ashton scored with less than a minute left in the game to make the score more respectable. He’s creeping closer to a point-per-game average.

Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Prince George Cougars 0
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-5-7, +7, 55 PIM
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 22-14-36, -4, 8 PIM

Zahn and the Blades got the better of Connolly and Prince George.

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/4/10

BCHL

Merritt Centennials 2 @ Penticton Vees 3
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 31 GP, 16-21-37, 10 PIM

O’Donnell scored again as the Vees completed a home-and-home sweep of Merritt.

USHL

Sioux City Musketeers 3 @ Fargo Force 2 (SO)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 8-10-18, +10, 14 PIM

Mullin failed to register a point a game after notching five against Sioux City as the Musketeers split the weekend series with the Force. Mullin did not convert his shootout attempt.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 5
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (holding), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 30 GP, 4-10-14, +8, 18 PIM

Saint John scored three times in the first period on their way to a win over Gatineau.

OHL

Owen Sound Attack 7 @ Saginaw Spirit 1
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 1-11-12, +10, 4 PIM

Avalanche first rounder Joey Hishon had two goals and an assist in the blowout win.

WHL

Swift Current Broncos 1 @ Regina Pats 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 15-10-25, -12, 42 PIM

Ashton’s assist came on an empty net goal. This was his first plus-2 game since mid-October. He has at least a point in 14 of his last 20 games and 22 points during that stretch.

Seattle Thunderbirds 5 @ Prince George Cougars 4 (SO)
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 22-14-36, -3, 8 PIM

Connolly’s seven game point streak and four game goal streak came to an end Saturday as Seattle beat the Cougars in a shootout. Connolly did not convert his shootout attempt, but still leads PG in scoring.

Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Kelowna Rockets 6
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 55 PIM

Oilers second rounder Curtis Hamilton leads the Blades in scoring with 15-25-40 and plus/minus with a plus-26 rating.

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/3/10

BCHL

Penticton Vees 6 @ Merritt Centennials 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 2-0-2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 15-21-36, 10 PIM

O’Donnell maintained his 2-points-per-game average since the World Junior A Championships with two goals scored less than a minute apart Friday.

USHL

Sioux City Musketeers 2 @ Fargo Force 6
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 2-3-5, +4, 0 PIM, 8 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 8-10-18, +10, 14 PIM

Mullin (pictured) had a monster night for Fargo, earning four of his five points in the second period, including a shorthanded goal. Mullin is now over a point-per-game pace and leads the Force in scoring. Fargo evened their record at 9-9-3 and is climbing up the Western Conference standings. They’re five points out of first, though they’ve played three more games than conference-leading Dubuque.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 2 (OT)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 29 GP, 4-10-14, +8, 16 PIM

Janosik scored his fourth of the year in overtime to lift Gatineau to a win. He has four points in his last three games with two two-point efforts.

Shawinigan Cataractes 1 @ Montreal Juniors 4
D Charles Landry, MTL: 1-2-3, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 20 GP, 5-13-18, +10, 6 PIM

Landry has six points in his last two games and has registered at least a point in six of his last seven games. His goal early in the third period Friday turned out to be the game winner.

OHL

Barrie Colts 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 25 GP, 0-4-4, -12, 42 PIM

The Soo scored four times in the third period to defeat the Colts. Beukeboom had his first plus game in eight tries.

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Guelph Storm 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
With Guelph: 1 GP, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, -1, 31 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 14-19-33, -1, 31 PIM

Wearing No.25, Panik made his Guelph debut and earned two assists, but the Storm could not overcome an early 3-0 deficit to beat the Gens. Zador watched from the bench for the second straight night.

Owen Sound Attack 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 3
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 1-11-12, +9, 4 PIM

Schemitsch assisted on Avalanche first rounder Joey Hishon’s 15th goal of the season.

WHL

Moose Jaw Warriors 9 @ Regina Pats 6
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 27 GP, 15-9-24, -14, 42 PIM

Ashton has goals in four of his last five games. Goaltending was optional Friday night in
Regina.

Seattle Thunderbirds 5 @ Prince George Cougars 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 28 GP, 22-15-37, -4, 8 PIM

Connolly has goals in four straight games and in six of his last seven games. He is third in the league in goals. Connolly passed the Lightning’s Steven Stamkos for the goal scoring lead in the Lightning organization. Your move, Mr. Stamkos. Colin Jacobs (2011 eligible) had a hat trick for Seattle Friday.

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Kamloops Blazers 3 (OT)
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 27 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 55 PIM

Zahn has roughing penalties in three straight games. This won't go over well with Santa.

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/1/10

BCHL

Westside Warriors 6 @ Penticton Vees 4
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-2-2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 13-21-34, 10 PIM

For all those keeping track, that’s now 16 points in 8 post-WJAC games for O’Donnell (pictured). Penticton is one point out of first in the Interior Conference, just behind Salmon Arm.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 4 @ PEI Rocket 1
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 28 GP, 3-9-12, +8, 16 PIM

Janosik couldn’t build on his two-point night in his last outing, but had a solid night in the plus/minus category.

Montreal Juniors 3 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 4 (OT)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 1-2-3, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 19 GP, 4-11-15, +10, 6 PIM

Landry now has points in 5 of his last 6 games. His power play goal gave Montreal a 2-1 lead in the first period Wednesday, but Montreal ended up falling in overtime on an Artem Sergeev (2011 draft) goal.

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 @ Saginaw Spirit 8
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 24 GP, 0-4-4, -13, 40 PIM

Beukeboom missed his last game with the flu, but was back in the lineup Wednesday. The Soo had a 4-2 lead in this game early in the second period before Saginaw exploded.

London Knights 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 2
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 4 PIM

Schemitsch played in his first game since November 6 due to an “upper body injury.” He was scoreless in his return.

WHL

Calgary Hitmen 3 @ Prince George Cougars 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 27 GP, 21-13-34, -5, 8 PIM

Another game, another goal for Connolly. The Lightning’s 2010 first round pick has goals in three straight games and in five of his last six games. Thrashers pick Jimmy Bubnick had a hat trick for Calgary.

Saskatoon Blades 7 @ Chilliwack Bruins 3
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (tripping, roughing)
Season totals: 26 GP, 2-5-7, +7, 53 PIM

Saskatoon scored five consecutive goals after falling behind 1-0 early.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/27/10

BCHL

Penticton Vees 7 @ Coquitlam Express 5
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-2-3, 2 PIM (tripping), *Third Star*
Season totals: 28 GP, 13-19-32, 10 PIM

That’s now 14 points in 7 post-WJAC games for O’Donnell.

USHL

Green Bay Gamblers 3 @ Fargo Force 2 (SO)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (tripping), 2 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 6-7-13, +6, 14 PIM

The Gamblers won the shootout 2-1. Mullin failed to score on his shootout opportunity.

QMJHL

Shawinigan Cataractes 4 @ Gatineau Olympiques 6
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 27 GP, 3-9-12, +6, 16 PIM

Janosik (pictured) scored the game’s opening goal, his third of the season. He had 9 goals in 63 games last season.

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Barrie Colts 5
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play.
Season Totals: 23 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 40 PIM

Beukeboom missed the game with the flu.

Sudbury Wolves 0 @ Owen Sound Attack 6
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Schemitsch remains out with an “upper body injury.” He was a game-time decision Saturday.

Oshawa Generals 5 @ Sarnia Sting 4 (SO)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 25 saves on 29 shots
Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

Zador stopped 2 of 2 shooters in the extra-extra session to get his 10th win. His career high is 14 wins, set last season.

WHL

Prince George Cougars 7 @ Kamloops Blazers 5
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 26 GP, 20-13-33, -4, 8 PIM

Connolly scored his 20th of the season in his 26th game. It’s not Steven Stamkos good, but it’s good. Connolly has points in 5 straight games. Prince George now leads the BC Division and is currently the second seed in the West.

Prince Albert Raiders 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 6
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 10 PIM (misconduct)
Season totals: 24 GP, 2-5-7, +7, 45 PIM

The Blades got some revenge on Prince Albert, winning the second game of a home-and-home series.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/24/10

BCHL

Merritt Centennials 2 @ Penticton Vees 4
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 26 GP, 12-17-29, 8 PIM

O’Donnell continues to find the scoresheet after his WJAC experience. He has 4 goals and 7 assists in 5 games since the tournament.

OHL

Sarnia Sting 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 3 (SO)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Schemitsch remains out with an “upper body injury.”

WHL

Regina Pats 1 @ Kelowna Rockets 6
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM (slashing, holding)
Season totals: 25 GP, 14-8-22, -12, 42 PIM

Ashton’s 3 game goal streak came to an end. He was a team-worst minus-3 for the night.

Prince George Cougars 4 @ Chilliwack Bruins 0
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 18-12-30, -4, 6 PIM

Connolly has 5 points in his last 3 games.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/20/10

USHL

Fargo Force 8 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 3
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 6-6-12, +7, 10 PIM

Fargo is now in full force after the WJACs, putting up 8 goals on 25 shots in Waterloo Saturday night. Mullin’s goal, his sixth of the year, was scored shorthanded into an empty net in the 13th minute of the third period – a period in which Waterloo didn’t have a goalie for most of it. Fargo was up 5-1 in the 11th minute when Waterloo went on the power play. They pulled their goalie and scored, making it 5-2, then did it again for a 5 on 3 immediately after and scored again, making it 5-3. Mullin scored into the empty net in the 13th minute, then Fargo scored 2 more empty netters, in the 15th and 18th minute while Waterloo had extra attackers. The game also featured a line brawl where all 10 players were ejected with 5 minutes to go. Old time hockey! (except without 2 goalies)

QMJHL

Montreal Juniors 4 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits, *First Star*
Season Totals: 15 GP, 2-7-9, +8, 2 PIM

Landry (pictured with Volts) scored his first goal of the year to give the Juniors a 3-2 lead late in the second period, then added the game winner with 2:01 remaining. He has really come on offensively as of late.

OHL

Windsor Spitfires 6 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5 (OT)
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 22 GP, 0-2-2, -10, 40 PIM

Windsor defenseman Ryan Ellis (Predators) scored his second of the game in overtime to lead the Spits to a win. Ellis had 2 goals and 2 assists in the game.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Belleville Bulls 6
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 1-3-4, +2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 24 GP, 13-15-28, -2, 31 PIM

Panik exploded after a recent slump with a 4-point night. Teammate Luke Judson (undrafted) had 2+2 for First Star.

Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 2
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Schemitsch is still day-to-day with an upper-body injury, but it’s turning into week-to-week.

WHL

Regina Pats 3 @ Chilliwack Bruins 2 (SO)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 13-8-21, -9, 36 PIM

Ashton now has goals in 6 of his last 7 games. No 3 stars were listed in the game report. Ashton did not convert his shootout attempt for Regina, who are on a little 1-0-1 streak and have tied Prince Albert for second last in their division.

Kelowna Rockets 2 @ Prince George Cougars 1 (OT)
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 18-10-28, -5, 6 PIM

That’s two home games in a row the Cougars have dropped to last-place Kelowna. Actually, with the win Kelowna jumped into a tie with PG in points and one ahead of Kamloops. Connolly is starting to heat up again; he has 3 goals in his last 2 games, and 4 in 3 if you count the Canada-Russia Super Series. Len Barrie’s son, Tyson, had 2 assists for the Rockets.

Saskatoon Blades 5 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 43 PIM

Blades captain Teigan Zahn scored his second of the year. He didn’t score at all last year, but has a career-high of 5, set 2 seasons ago. His plus-6 rating is currently a career high.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/19/10

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Salmon Arm Silverbacks 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 9-15-24, 8 PIM

O’Donnell earned the only assist on the Vees’ game winner scored midway through the third period.

USHL

Fargo Force 3 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 2
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 11 GP, 5-6-11, +4, 10 PIM

Fargo got Mullin and four of his teammates back from Team USA and beat the Stampede. Fargo had fallen into last place in their conference without those five players.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 5 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, 11, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 23 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 16 PIM

Gatineau scored the game’s final 3 goals to win.

Montreal Juniors 3 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 1
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 14 GP, 0-7-7, +7, 2 PIM

Landry is still looking for his first goal of the year, but continues to rack up assists since returning from an injury.

OHL

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhouds 3 (SO)
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 21 GP, 0-2-2, -10, 40 PIM

Beukeboom, the Soo’s captain, fell to minus-10 on the year, the worst mark on the club. He’s 19th on the club in points. The SSM press has been calling for the firing of Soo coach Denny Lambert, so this was a welcomed win.

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Ottawa 67’s 5
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 12-12-24, -4, 31 PIM

Ottawa had a 5-0 lead before the Bulls hit the scoresheet.

Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 1
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Schemitsch is still day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Erie Otters 3 @ Oshawa Generals 10
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 15 GP, 8-3-1-1, 3.37 GAA, .881 sv%, 1 SO

Rangers pick Christian Thomas, son of Lightning Player Development Consultant Steve Thomas, had a hat trick and 3 assists for the Gens.

WHL

Regina Pats 4 @ Vancouver Giants 5 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season totals: 22 GP, 12-7-19, -9, 36 PIM

Ashton has goals in 5 of his last 6 games; 6 out of 7 if you count the Canada-Russia Super Series. WHL leading scorer Craig Cunningham (Bruins) (24 GP, 8-33-41) had just an assist in the game.

Kelowna Rockets 4 @ Prince George Cougars 2
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 17-10-27, -6, 6 PIM

Connolly scored both his team’s goals, but the Cougars dropped a home game to last-place Kelowna. The Rockets are now just one point behind PG in the B.C. Division. This was Connolly’s first 2-goal game in nearly a month. He is 18th in the WHL in points.

Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Kootenay Ice 1
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (tripping, delay of game)
Season totals: 21 GP, 1-5-6, +5, 43 PIM

Saskatoon was outshot 40-23.

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