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North American Juniors Game Night: 2/11/2011

BCHL

Penticton Vees 4 @ Prince George Spruce Kings 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 53 GP, 22-43-65, 24 PIM

O’Donnell had a power play assist and was given Second Star for the game. Penticton is third in the Interior Conference.

QMJHL

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 46 GP, 6-20-26, +8, 26 PIM

Gatineau built a 3-0 lead and hung on to win 4-2 after an empty net goal.

Montreal Juniors 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 3 (SO)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 45 GP, 9-27-36, +18, 22 PIM

Montreal twice recovered from one-goal deficits to force overtime and eventually win in the shootout.

OHL

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play (injured - concussion)
Season Totals: 44 GP, 1-7-8, -11, 54 PIM

The Soo has won two games in a row. Beukeboom missed his third consecutive game.

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Guelph Storm 4
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
With Guelph: 22 GP, 12-12-24, -6, 34 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 26-29-55, -6, 67 PIM

Panik has points in eight of his last nine games and 11 goals in his last 18 games.

Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Saginaw Spirit 4 (OT)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm/wrist)
Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 9 GP, 6-1-0-0, 3.11 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.28 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Saginaw scored the game’s final three goals to win a battle between the Western Conference’s two top teams. Owen Sound has a five point lead on the Spirit.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 5 @ Portland Winterhawks 0
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (holding)
With Tri-City: 12 GP, 6-12-18, +5, 26 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 41 GP, 22-23-45, -7, 70 PIM

TC got revenge for a 7-2 thrashing by Portland in their last game by shutting out the Winterhawks in Oregon, 5-0. Ashton is within six points of his career high for points in a season, set last season in Lethbridge and Regina. TC is fourth in the West.

Prince George Cougars 7 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 2
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +2, 2 PIM (hooking), *First Star*
Season totals: 42 GP, 32-20-52, -3, 22 PIM

Connolly set a new career high for goals in a season with 32 as the Cougars snapped a three game losing streak. His goals Friday came 12 seconds apart, the first on a rebound, then after stealing a pass at center ice, he scored on a wrist shot from the right circle. Prince George sits in sixth in the Western Conference.

Prince Albert Raiders 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 7
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 55 GP, 3-13-16, +20, 121 PIM

Blades captain Teigan Zahn scored his third goal of the season, helping Saskatoon to their 10th win a row. The Blades lead the league point race by seven over Red Deer and have already clinched a playoff spot.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/5/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Vernon Vipers 3
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 52 GP, 22-42-64, 24 PIM

The Vees fell to eight points behind the Vipers for first in the Interior Conference after losing 3-2 Saturday. Although the score was close, the shot count wasn’t – Vernon had 43 shots to just 15 for Penticton. The Vees are now tied with Salmon Arm for second place.

USHL

Omaha Lancers 3 @ Fargo Force 4 (SO)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (interference), 2 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 15-23-38, +17, 20 PIM

Fargo exacted some revenge on Omaha for the Lancers beating the Force 2-1 Friday night. Mullin had an assist in that game – his first game back from injury – but did not find the scoresheet Saturday. Mullin did not convert his shootout attempt. Fargo won the shootout 1-0 in seven rounds.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Quebec Remparts 6
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 45 GP, 6-20-26, +8, 26 PIM

Janosik (pictured) had his 20th assist of the season, which came on the power play. His career high for assists in a season is 26, set in 63 games last year.

OHL

Guelph Storm 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 5
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM (roughing)
With Guelph: 19 GP, 10-12-22, -7, 28 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 46 GP, 24-29-53, -7, 61 PIM
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (checking from behind)
Season totals: 43 GP, 1-18-19, +16, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 9 GP, 6-1-0-0, 3.11 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.28 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Schemitsch broke a three game scoreless streak with an assist on the Attack’s final goal. His career high for assists is 36, set last season in 62 games. He hasn’t had a goal since opening night, but has been solid defensively all season. Meanwhile Richard Panik extended his point streak to six games with a primary assist on Guelph’s only goal.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 2 @ Portland Winterhawks 7
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, -4, 2 PIM (tripping)
With Tri-City: 11 GP, 6-11-17, +5, 24 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 40 GP, 22-22-44, -7, 68 PIM

TC came into the game four points behind Portland for first in the U.S. Division and ended the game in third, one point behind Spokane. Ten minutes into the first period the Winterhawks were up 3-0 and they went on to put up 54 shots and post a snowman against the Americans. This game turned ugly as there were four fights in the last minute of the game, including one after the final horn. Ashton is minus-6 in his last three games.

Kelowna Rockets 0 @ Prince George Cougars 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 28-19-47, -7, 18 PIM

Prince George completed a two-game weekend sweep of Kelowna with a 3-0 victory Saturday. The Cougars entered the weekend nine points behind the Rockets for second in the B.C. Division. Connolly now has a three-game point streak.

Lethbridge Hurricanes 0 @ Saskatoon Blades 5
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 7 PIM (roughing, fighting vs. Neil Tarnasky)
Season totals: 53 GP, 2-13-15, +18, 121 PIM

Zahn fought Neil Tarnasky, who is the younger brother of former Lightning draft pick Nick Tarnasky. Zahn has seven fights in his last 10 games. He had four fights in his first 43 games. Brayden Schenn (Kings) had a Gordie Howe hat trick for the Blades.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/4/11

BCHL

Trail Smoke Eaters 6 @ Penticton Vees 0
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 51 GP, 22-42-64, 22 PIM

A tough home loss for Penticton, who allowed Trail to pull within four points of them in the Interior Conference. The Vees remain in second in the conference, six points behind Vernon.

USHL

Omaha Lancers 2 @ Fargo Force 1
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-1-1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 15-23-38, +18, 18 PIM

Mullin returned to Fargo’s lineup after missing two games with an undisclosed injury. The Force’s leading scorer managed an assist, but Fargo couldn’t get a win over Omaha.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 4 (SO)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 44 GP, 6-19-25, +9, 26 PIM

Janosik was scoreless as the Olympiques built a 3-1 lead, then let it fade away in the third period before gaining the second point in a shootout.

Montreal Juniors 1 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles Quebec Remparts 0
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (tripping), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 42 GP, 9-26-35, +18, 22 PIM

Trevor Parkes (undrafted) scored midway through the first period and the Juniors made it hold up against Patrick Roy’s Remparts.

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Erie Otters 5
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 44 GP, 1-7-8, -11, 54 PIM

After spotting the Otters a 4-0 lead, the Greyhounds mounted a furious comeback to make it 4-3, then gave up an empty netter. Beukeboom left the game early with a possible concussion after taking an elbow to the head. The Soo captain missed several games earlier this season with a concussion. A St. Pete Times report states Brock had one before being drafted, too. Brock’s father, former NHLer Jeff Beukeboom, had his career cut short by post concussion syndrome caused by multiple head injuries throughout his NHL career – the worst of which was a sucker punch from the Kings Matt Johnson.

WHL

Spokane Chiefs 2 @ Tri-City Americans 5
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM (slashing)
With Tri-City: 10 GP, 6-11-17, +5, 22 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 39 GP, 22-22-44, -7, 66 PIM

Ashton played his 10th game with the Americans and earned his 16th and 17th points with the club. Tri-City is 8-1-1 in those 10 games. With the win, TC leapfrogged Spokane into second in the division, four points behind Portland. The Ams and Winterhawks play Saturday.

Kelowna Rockets 2 @ Prince George Cougars 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 38 GP, 28-18-46, -9, 18 PIM

Connolly has six points in four games since his return from a knee injury.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/2/11

OHL

Kitchener Rangers 2 @ Guelph Storm 3 (SO)
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM (tripping, roughing), *First Star*
With Guelph: 18 GP, 10-11-21, -5, 26 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 24-28-52, -5, 59 PIM

In addition to scoring the game’s opening goal, Panik scored the game deciding shootout goal to break a 2-2 shootout tie and give the Storm a much-needed win over division rival Kitchener. With the shootout goal, Panik made up for a roughing penalty late in overtime. With the win, Guelph moved up to seventh place in the Western Conference, 11 points ahead of ninth place Sarnia. The Storm is fourth in the Midwest Division, 13 points behind Owen Sound for first and one point ahead of Erie for fifth.

WHL

Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Tri-City Americans 4 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
With Tri-City: 9 GP, 6-9-15, +5, 20 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 38 GP, 22-20-42, -7, 64 PIM

TC got a power play goal in overtime to defeat the Oil Kings 4-3 and take the two points. Ashton had a power play assist in the second period on a goal that gave the Americans a brief 2-0 lead. Edmonton would score the game’s next three goals.

Regina Pats 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 6
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 12 PIM (fighting vs. Shayne Neigum, cross-checking, fighting vs. Shayne Neigum)
Season totals: 52 GP, 2-13-15, +17, 114 PIM

Zahn (6-3, 210 pounds) fought 6-0, 184-pound Shayne Neigum 15 seconds into the game, then again with just over five minutes left in the contest. To watch the fights, see hockeyfights.com by clicking here.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/29/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Victoria Grizzlies 3 (OT)
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 22-40-62, 22 PIM

O’Donnell scored on the power play with seven seconds left in the second period to cut the Grizzlies’ lead to 2-1, but the Vees fell in overtime to former Lightning owner Len Barrie’s squad. Despite his reported financial troubles, Barrie is still listed as co-owner of the Grizzlies.

USHL

Fargo Force 3 @ Lincoln Stars 2 (OT)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: Did not play.
Season totals: 31 GP, 15-22-37, +18, 18 PIM

Fargo was without their leading scorer, Jimmy Mullin, for the second straight night with an undisclosed injury.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4 (OT)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 42 GP, 6-19-25, +10, 26 PIM

Gatineau gave up the game tying goal with 40 seconds left in the third, then fell in overtime. Janosik was on the ice for both of those goals.

Montreal Juniors 0 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 40 GP, 9-24-33, +18, 20 PIM

Montreal gave up two third period goals to the Eagles in Sydney, both scored by Denis Kindl (2011 draft), who was traded by Montreal to Cape Breton earlier this season. Kindl had 10 goals and 22 points in 36 games with Montreal, but has exploded for 10 goals and 14 points in nine games with Cape Breton.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 0 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 40 GP, 1-7-8, -7, 54 PIM

The Greyhounds scored six of their goals in the final two periods.

Guelph Storm 6 @ Sudbury Wolves 7
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
With Guelph: 16 GP, 9-9-18, -6, 18 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 43 GP, 23-26-49, -6, 51 PIM

Guelph scored six for the second straight night, but this time they lost. Sudbury’s game-winner was scored shorthanded with two seconds left in the third period. Ouch.

Erie Otters 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 6
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 40 GP, 1-16-17, +15, 12 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 7 GP, 4-1-0-0, 3.67 GAA, .880 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 14-4-1-1, 3.44 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

The Attack scored three times in the final four minutes of the game; the second was into an empty net.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 5 @ Spokane Chiefs 4
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, +2, 4 PIM (tripping, roughing)
With Tri-City: 8 GP, 6-9-15, +7, 20 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 37 GP, 22-20-42, -5, 64 PIM

Ashton’s point streak was snapped at 10 games as he failed to hit the scoresheet for the first time as a member of the Americans. He has tripping penalties in three straight games. TC scored the game winner with just over 30 seconds left in the game.

Prince George Cougars 2 @ Everett Silvertips 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 37 GP, 28-17-45, -10, 18 PIM

Connolly responded to a bad game Friday with his 28th goal of the year Saturday, but the Cougars couldn’t beat the Tips in Everett. Connolly’s goal cut the Tips’ lead to 3-2 midway through the third period.

Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Swift Current Broncos 1
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 50 GP, 2-13-15, +14, 102 PIM

The Blades swept their home-and-home weekend series with Swift Current.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/28/2011

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Nanaimo Clippers 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 48 GP, 21-40-61, 22 PIM

O’Donnell has just one goal in his last three games.

USHL

Fargo Force 2 @ Des Moines Buccaneers 0
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: Did not play.
Season totals: 31 GP, 15-22-37, +18, 18 PIM

Fargo was without their leading scorer, Jimmy Mullin. Ryan Clark, a writer for the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, told Bolt Prospects that Force Coach Jason Herter said Mullin “was not a healthy scratch,” but did not go into detail about an injury or how long Fargo’s leading scorer would be out. Fargo outshot Des Moines 41-19 Friday.

OHL

Sarnia Sting 2 @ Guelph Storm 6
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
With Guelph: 15 GP, 9-8-17, -5, 18 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 42 GP, 23-25-48, -5, 51 PIM

Panik’s 23rd goal of the season came on the power play. He has goals in eight of his past 11 games. Panik (pictured) has four points in his last two games.

WHL

Portland Winterhawks 2 @ Tri-City Americans 5
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
With Tri-City: 7 GP, 6-9-15, +5, 16 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 36 GP, 22-20-42, -7, 60 PIM

TC had a 4-0 lead heading into the third period on their way to soundly beating Portland 5-2 Friday. The Americans pulled within six points of the Winterhawks, who lead the division. Ashton extended his point streak to 10 games, dating back to his time with Regina. He has 20 points in those 10 games. His goal streak was snapped at four games. Ashton had scored in 14 of his past 19 games.

Prince George Cougars 3 @ Kelowna Rockets 7
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, -5, 6 PIM (hooking, roughing, goaltender interference)
Season totals: 36 GP, 27-17-44, -9, 18 PIM

This game was ugly, with several roughing, unsportsmanlike, and spearing penalties. The Cougars actually outshot the Rockets, but were never really in the game on the scoreboard, getting down 3-0 in the first six minutes. Connolly’s second game back wasn’t a good one on the scoresheet, as he was a team worst minus-5. That set a career low for him for one game. He had a minus-4 game in October 2008. He also set a career high for most penalties in one game.

Swift Current Broncos 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 6
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, +2, 1 PIM (delay of game)
Season totals: 49 GP, 2-13-15, +15, 102 PIM

Zahn notched his 15th point of the season after only accumulating three last season.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/23/11

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 0 @ Montreal Juniors 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (roughing, holding), 0 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 40 GP, 6-19-25, +12, 26 PIM
D Charles Landry, MTL: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 37 GP, 9-23-32, +18, 20 PIM

Janosik had four points in his last two games and Gatineau was 8-1-1 in their last 10 games coming into their Sunday match-up vs. Montreal, but the Juniors earned a shutout win. Landry continues to set new career highs for goals and points in a season each time he hits the scoresheet. Landry, who is already under contract with the Lightning and will likely be in Norfolk next year, is one assist away from tying his career high for assists in a season.

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 0 @ Kitchener Rangers 5
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season Totals: 39 GP, 1-7-8, -8, 54 PIM

A day after a big win over Owen Sound, the Soo fell hard in Kitchener. Likely 2011 top-10 pick Ryan Murphy, a defenseman, had two assists for the Rangers. He’s up to 56 points (17 goals) in 42 games.

Guelph Storm 4 @ Ottawa 67’s 3
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM (cross-checking), *Third Star*
With Guelph: 14 GP, 8-7-15, -6, 18 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 41 GP, 22-24-46, -6, 51 PIM

Guelph scored three times in the third period to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 win. Panik scored the Storm’s first goal. It was his 22nd of the season and first in three games.

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4 (OT)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 38 GP, 1-15-16, +13, 12 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 7 GP, 4-1-0-0, 3.67 GAA, .880 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 14-4-1-1, 3.44 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

Zador was back on the bench after his three GAA relief performance Saturday night against the Greyhounds. Schemitsch, who reportedly is playing well, did not find the scoresheet.

WHL

Kelowna Rockets 4 @ Tri-City Americans 3
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 2-0-2, E, 2 PIM (tripping), *Second Star*
With Tri-City: 6 GP, 6-8-14, +5, 14 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 22-19-41, -7, 58 PIM

Ashton extended his point streak to nine games, dating back to his time with Regina. He has 19 points in those nine games. He extended his goal streak to four games. Ashton has scored in 14 of his past 19 games.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/22/11

BCHL

Powell River Kings 1 @ Penticton Vees 4
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 20-40-60, 20 PIM

A rare scoreless game for O’Donnell.

USHL

Tri-City Storm 1 @ Fargo Force 4
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 15-21-36, +20, 18 PIM

Mullin scored the eventual game winner in the second period and earned the primary assist on Fargo’s insurance goal as the Force exacted some revenge on Tri-City for shutting them out Friday night.

QMJHL

Shawinigan Cataractes 4 @ Gatineau Olympiques 3 (SO)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 39 GP, 6-19-25, +12, 22 PIM

Janosik has four points (all assists) in his last two games.

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Owen Sound Attack 2
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 38 GP, 1-7-8, -7, 52 PIM
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 37 GP, 1-15-16, +13, 12 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: 12 saves on 15 shots
With Attack: 7 GP, 4-1-0-0, 3.67 GAA, .880 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 14-4-1-1, 3.44 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

He scores! Beukeboom (pictured) notched his first goal since the final game of the 2009-2010 season on the power play early in the third period. This was his first multi-point game since November 28, 2009. Beukeboom’s goal was scored against fellow Lightning prospect Michael Zador, who filled in for Jordan Binnington early in the second period down 3-1.

Guelph Storm 2 @ Belleville Bulls 5
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
With Guelph: 13 GP, 7-6-13, -8, 16 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 40 GP, 21-23-44, -8, 49 PIM

After starting his time in Guelph with a bang, Panik has one assist in his last three games. The Storm allowed four first period goals to Panik’s former team, who sits near the bottom of the league.

WHL

Everett Silvertips 4 @ Tri-City Americans 7
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 1-3-4, +1, 6 PIM (hooking, holding, tripping), *Third Star*
With Tri-City: 5 GP, 4-8-12, +5, 12 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 34 GP, 20-19-39, -7, 56 PIM

Ashton scored his 20th of the year and fourth in four games with TC, helping the Americans to a 7-4 home win. He now has 12 points in just five games with TC. Ashton scored 24 goals last year and 30 in his draft year.

Prince George Cougars 4 @ Chilliwack Bruins 3 (SO)
RW Brett Connolly, PG: Did not play (injured – knee).
Season totals: 34 GP, 25-15-40, -5, 12 PIM

Connolly is out 3-6 weeks with a sprained knee suffered January 12.

Calgary Hitmen 1 @ Saskatoon Blades 5
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 5 PIM (fighting vs. Rob Trzonkowski)
Season totals: 46 GP, 2-11-13, +12, 89 PIM

Brayden Schenn made his Blades debut and had an assist. Zahn has at least one fighting major in three straight games (23 PIM in that stretch).

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/19/11

WHL

Kamloops Blazers 0 @ Tri-City Americans 5
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct)
With Tri-City: 4 GP, 3-5-8, +4, 6 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 19-16-35, -8, 50 PIM

Ashton scored his 19th of the year and third in three games with TC in the second period to give the Americans a 2-0 lead. The team would never look back, beating the Blazers 5-0. TC is third in the strong U.S. Division at 28-12-2-1, two points behind both Spokane and Portland for first. TC has three games in hand on Portland and one on Spokane.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/18/11

WHL

Tri-City Americans 4 @ Portland Winterhawks 5 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM (roughing)
With Tri-City: 3 GP, 2-5-7, +3, 4 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 32 GP, 18-16-34, -9, 48 PIM

This would have been a great game to attend as Portland boasts arguably the WHL’s best roster and TC has been absolutely on fire lately, averaging seven goals per game over their last four contests. Tuesday night Portland’s Ryan Johansen, a high first round pick of Columbus last summer, scored with five minutes left in the third to tie the game, then Islanders’ high first rounder Nino Niederreiter scored his 18th in overtime to win it. Carter Ashton now has seven points in three games surrounded by the Americans' talent and is over a point-per-game pace for the season. His 18th goal of the season, scored on the power play, gave TC a brief 3-2 lead in the second period.

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