Salmon Arm Silverbacks 2 @ Penticton Vees 4
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 8-9-17, 8 PIM
The Vees scored the gameâ€™s final four goals for the win. Oâ€™Donnell was coming off a 5-point game Wednesday.
Fargo Force 3 @ Omaha Lancers 2 (SO)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 8 PIM
Mullinâ€™s point streak was snapped at 3 games. He did not convert his shootout attempt.
Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 16 GP, 2-3-5, +3, 10 PIM
Cape Breton only managed 12 shots in the game.
Montreal Juniors 4 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 3 (SO)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 6 GP, 0-4-4, +6, 0 PIM
Landry (pictured) has at least a point in both games since his return from injury. Former Harvard Crimson Louis Leblanc (Habs) scored his 9th of the season for the Juniors.
Saginaw Spirit 5 @ Owen Sound Attack 2
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 1-6-7, +7, 2 PIM
In a battle of OHL heavyweights, Saginaw came out on top despite being outshot by the Attack 54-22.
Belleville Bulls 1 @ Oshawa Generals 6
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 11-9-20, +3, 21 PIM
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 20 saves on 21 shots
Season Totals: 7-2-1-1, 3.24 GAA, .889 sv%, 1 SO
Zador shut down Panik and the Bulls, stopping 20 shots in the process.
Prince George Cougars 2 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 0
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 14-8-22, +2, 6 PIM
Connolly had his point streak snapped at 14 games as this was the first game this season he didnâ€™t hit the scoresheet. Ty Rimmer (undrafted) had a 36-save shutout for the Cougars. Avalanche pick Calvin Pickard had 30 saves for the T-Birds, earning a Second Star award.
Gatineau Olympiques 6 @ Halifax Mooseheads 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM (cross-checking), 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 15 GP, 2-3-5, +2, 10 PIM
Janosikâ€™s second goal of the year turned out to be the insurance goal as Gatineau cruised to a 6-2 win over Halifax despite only outshooting them 23-20.
Ottawa 67â€™s 2 @ Belleville Bulls 4
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 11-9-20, +4, 21 PIM
Belleville climbed out of last place with a big home win over East Division-leading Ottawa. The Bulls won only their third game of the year. Panik is sixth in the league in points, but just four points behind the leader, Owen Soundâ€™s Garrett Wilson (Panthers, 4th, 2009).
Prince George Cougars 3 @ Spokane Chiefs 7
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 14-8-22, +2, 6 PIM
Connolly ran his point streak to 14 games and still sits in fourth in the league scoring race with 22 points in 14 games. Vancouverâ€™s Craig Cunningham (Bruins, 4th/2010)leads with 34 points in 16 games.
Alberni Valley Bulldogs 3 @ Penticton Vees 2
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 6-5-11, Even, 8 PIM
Oâ€™Donnellâ€™s primary assist came while shorthanded. It temporarily tied the game at one.
Sioux Falls Stampede 2 @ Fargo Force 1 (OT)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 8 PIM
Mullin extended his point streak to three games. He had a goal and two assists Thursday vs. Youngstown. Mullin is tied for fifth in the league in points.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 1
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking), 1 SOG
Season Totals: 14 GP, 1-3-4, E, 8 PIM
After losing Friday, Lewiston takes the second of back-to-back games in Gatineau.
Belleville Bulls 2 @ Saginaw Spirit 5
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM (2 checking-from-behind, diving)
Season totals: 13 GP, 11-7-18, +3, 21 PIM
Panik had two checking-from-behind penalties two minutes apart in the first period. The second led to a Saginaw power play goal. At 3-10, Belleville is just one point ahead of Barrie in the leagueâ€™s basement.
Sarnia Sting 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 9
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-6-7, +9, 2 PIM
Schemitsch had the primary assist on the gameâ€™s opening goal. Avalanche first rounder Joey Hishon had two goals and three assists in the game for the Attack. The controversial first rounder has 13 points in 4 games.
Tri-City Americans 3 @ Prince George Cougars 8
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 13 GP, 13-8-21, +3, 6 PIM
Connolly ran his point streak to 13 games, but his goal streak ended at 7 despite PG scoring 8 Saturday night. The Cougarsâ€™ captain had 11 points in his last 5 games coming into Saturday nightâ€™s game.
Medicine Hat Tigers 1 @ Saskatoon Blades 4
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM (tripping, interference)
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-0-1, +6, 15 PIM
The Blades are one point behind Portland for the leagueâ€™s best record. The Winterhawks have played one more game than Saskatoon, however.
Vernon Vipers 5 @ Penticton Vees 0
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 17 GP, 6-4-10, Even, 8 PIM
A devastating home loss to Vernon, though Penticton still leads the Interior Conference with a 12-5-0-0 record.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 13 GP, 1-3-4, E, 6 PIM
It was a rough plus/minus night for Janosik despite the win. He was credited with one hit in the game.
Erie Otters 3 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 7
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 10 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 36 PIM
An offensive explosion for the Soo, yet Beukeboom is still searching for his first point of the season. The Lightningâ€™s third round pick was named this week to Team OHL for the upcoming Canada/Russia Subway Super Series.
Belleville Bulls 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 5
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 12 GP, 11-7-18, +3, 15 PIM
Panik opened the gameâ€™s scoring, but the Bulls couldnâ€™t pull off the win in Michigan.
Owen Sound Attack 5 @ Sarnia Sting 7
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-5-6, +7, 2 PIM
Another quiet night on the scoresheet for Schemitsch.
Oshawa Generals 4 @ London Knights 3 (OT)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 33 saves on 36 shots
Season Totals: 6-2-0-0, 3.61 GAA, .886 sv%
A nice win for the Gens and Zador, whoâ€™s save percentage is creeping back toward .900.
Swift Current Broncos 0 @ Regina Pats 2
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 4-2-6, -6, 23 PIM
Ashton scored his fourth of the year in the third period on the power play to give the Pats an insurance goal. He has 2 goals in his last 3 games. Ashton was named this week to Team WHL for the upcoming Canada/Russia Subway Super Series.
Tri-City Americans 7 @ Prince George Cougars 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +1, 2 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 12 GP, 13-7-20, +4, 6 PIM
Connolly (pictured) ran his point streak to 12 games and his goal streak to 7 games with his third straight 2-goal game. Heâ€™s scored at least twice in 4 of his last 5 games. The PG captain, who was named this week for Team WHL for the Canada/Russia Subway Super Series, is alone in third in the league in goals now with 13.
Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 4 (SO)
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-0-1, +5, 11 PIM
Coming off a rare loss, the Blades earned a shootout win over the Hurricanes after scoring twice in the third period to force the extra sessions.
PEI Rocket 2 @ Montreal Juniors 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: Did not play.
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM
Landry still isnâ€™t back from injury, but is expected to return to the ice soon.
Plymouth Whalers 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 5
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-5-6, +7, 2 PIM
Owen Sound is ranked No.5 in the latest CHL Top-10.
Lethbridge Hurricanes 4 @ Regina Pats 3 (SO)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season totals: 10 GP, 3-2-5, -7, 21 PIM
Ashton was the third and final shooter for the Pats in the shootout, but he hit the post and couldnâ€™t extend the tie-breaker. Ashton is tied for sixth on the club in scoring, behind two defensemen. His minus-7 rating is tied for third worst on the team. The Regina newspaper reported this week itâ€™s not a matter of â€œif,â€ but â€œwhenâ€ and â€œwhereâ€ Ashton gets traded within the WHL, but Regina needs for him to play to his 1st round capabilities so they can maximize the return for their rebuilding effort. Regina is tied for the fewest points in the league with Kelowna at 2-7-1-1.
Brandon Wheat Kings 3 @ Prince George Cougars 5
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 11 GP, 11-7-18, +3, 4 PIM
Connolly ran his point streak to 11 games and his goal streak to 6 games with his second straight 2-goal game. Heâ€™s scored at least twice in 3 of his last 4 games. Reigning WHL and CHL Player of the Week Sena Acolatse, a right-handed, undrafted, overage defenseman, had 2 assists in the game. Acolatse has 13 points in 8 games this season with Prince George since coming over from Saskatoon.