Hutchings, Alex

CHL Game Night: 3-4-10

OHL

Belleville Bulls 3 @ Barrie Colts 4
C Richard Panik, BEL: 2-0-2, +2, 2 PIM (interference), *Third Star*
Season Totals: 55 GP, 18-16-34, +6, 43 PIM
With Bulls: 22 GP, 9-7-16, -9, 24 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 57 GP, 19-14-33, -19, 51 PIM
With Bulls: 44 GP, 17-13-30, -17, 31 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 63 GP, 45-29-74, +40, 54 PIM

Although Hutchings scored his 45th of the year, fellow Lightning prospect Richard Panik (pictured) had the most goals of anyone in the game with two – good enough for a Third Star honor on the road. Panik’s goals cut Barrie’s leads to 2-1 and 3-2 respectively in the third period. The Bulls would later tie it at three before Barrie got a goal with just over three minutes remaining to win it. Hutchings extended his point streak to 12 games and his goal streak to seven games. Barrie has five games left and Hutchings is five goals from 50.

CHL Game Night: 3-2-10

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 0
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM, 6 SOG
Season Totals: 58 GP, 13-42-55, +39, 64 PIM

Barberio scored what turned out to be the game winner less than five minutes into the first period. The ‘Cats would add another goal less than a minute later, then hold the Eagles off the scoresheet for the rest of the game. Moncton has won eight straight.

OHL

Barrie Colts 6 @ Sudbury Wolves 5 (OT)
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 62 GP, 44-30-74, +41, 52 PIM
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 45 GP, 7-15-22, -6, 16 PIM
With Sudbury: 23 GP, 4-8-12, -11, 10 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Hutchings scored his 44th goal of the year at 2:45 of overtime to give the Colts the road win and extend his point streak to 11 games. He has goals in six straight. This was his 11th game winning goal of the season, tying him with Ottawa's Cody Lindsay (undrafted) for the league lead. Sointu’s two assists gave him his first multi-point game since January 31. Sointu finished February with no goals and three assists in 10 games. Hutchings had 10 goals and five assists in 12 February games.

WHL

Regina Pats 2 @ Swift Current Broncos 5
RW Carter Ashton, REG: Did not play.
Season Totals: 60 GP, 23-26-49, -5, 100 PIM
With Regina: 32 GP, 10-13-23, +3, 48 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

That’s two huge losses to the eighth-place Broncos in the last week for Regina, which drops them 11 points back of Swift Current with five games remaining. That means they’re officially done. No word yet as to why Ashton was scratched. If he’s healthy, there’s a good chance he joins AHL Norfolk when the Pats are finished with their season. I’d also expect (and look forward to seeing) Jordan Eberle join the Oilers.

CHL Game Night: 2-27-10

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Halifax Mooseheads 3
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 56 GP, 12-40-52, +37, 54 PIM

Any win over your rival is a good win. In the game, Moncton goalie Nicola Riopel (Flyers 5/09) allowed his first goal in his last 179min 59sec played. It was the second longest shutout streak in the QMJHL history behind Mathieu Chouinard (Chicoutimi) in 97-98.

OHL

Kingston Frontenacs 5 @ Belleville Bulls 4 (OT)
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (holding)
Season Totals: 54 GP, 16-16-32, +4, 39 PIM
With Bulls: 21 GP, 7-7-14, -11, 20 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 56 GP, 18-14-32, -19, 47 PIM
With Bulls: 43 GP, 16-13-29, -17, 29 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

Both Lightning prospects broke personal three-game scoreless streaks.

Niagara IceDogs 1 @ Barrie Colts 6
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 61 GP, 43-29-72, +41, 52 PIM

Already with a career high for goals and points, Hutchings is starting to flirt with the 50-goal plateau.

WHL

Regina Pats 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 0
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 60 GP, 23-26-49, -5, 100 PIM
With Regina: 32 GP, 10-13-23, +3, 48 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Ashton hasn’t scored a goal in eight games. A day after losing an important road game to eighth-place Swift Current, the Pats shutout the conference’s top team (tied) in their own barn, holding them to 19 shots. Swift Current also won, however, so Regina remains a seemingly insurmountable nine points back of a playoff spot.

Vancouver Giants 3 @ Swift Current Broncos 5
C/W James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 4-10-14, -1, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

The Giants have now lost two in a row. Wright hasn’t registered a point in his last three games and is minus-six during that time.

CHL Game Night: 2-26-10

OHL

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Kingston Frontenacs 5
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -4, 4 PIM (roughing, hooking)
Season Totals: 53 GP, 16-15-31, +4, 37 PIM
With Bulls: 20 GP, 7-6-13, -11, 18 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 4 PIM (roughing, roughing)
Season Totals: 55 GP, 17-14-31, -19, 47 PIM
With Bulls: 42 GP, 15-13-28, -17, 29 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

Kingston needed an empty netter to fully secure the win, but it was never really in doubt.

Barrie Colts 9 @ Oshawa Generals 2
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 60 GP, 42-29-71, +40, 52 PIM
G Michael Zador, OSH: 13 saves on 18 shots
Season Totals: 44 GP, 14-24-2-1, 3.99 GAA, .888 sv%, 2 SO

Congratulations to Alex Hutchings (pictured), who set a new career high for points in a season with 71. He had 68 in 63 games last year. He is two points shy of 200 for his OHL career. His plus/minus is second in the league. This game was already 4-0 in the early second period before Zador hit the nets, though he didn’t fare much better than his goaltending partner against the high-powered Colts.

London Knights 3 @ Sudbury Wolves 2
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 43 GP, 7-13-20, -5, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 22 GP, 4-6-10, -10, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sointu broke a personal six-game scoreless streak with an assist and an overall good effort.

WHL

Regina Pats 4 @ Swift Current Broncos 6
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 59 GP, 23-26-49, -5, 100 PIM
With Regina: 30 GP, 10-13-23, +3, 48 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Ashton hasn’t scored a goal in seven games. He’s going to have to push it to reach his previous career high of 30 goals in a season, set last year. This was a big loss for the Pats, who now trail the Broncos by nine points for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference. That was a big four-point swing for the Broncos.

Vancouver Giants 0 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 2
C/W James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 14 GP, 4-10-14, +3, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

The Giants lost in regulation for the first time in their Olympic road trip. They now stand at 3-1-1-0 after five of 10 games.

CHL Game Night: 2-25-10

OHL

London Knights 3 @ Barrie Colts 5
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 59 GP, 41-27-68, +38, 52 PIM

This game between two of the OHL’s best turned into a WWE match-up as the teams combined for 71 penalty minutes. Three Colts were ejected, as was a Barrie fan who got into it with the London bench. According to the London Free Press, fans were spitting on players and saying things "that should never be said to someone." You stay classy, Barrie. These are teenagers, after all.

Hutchings' goal came shorthanded – again. This was his 10th shorthanded goal of the year, which is six more than anyone else in the league. Bryan Cameron (Kings 3/07) is three goals shy of becoming the first Colt to reach 50 goals in a season since former Lightning prospect Sheldon Keefe, who scored 51 with Barrie (and Toronto) in 1998-99.

Sudbury Wolves 0 @ Brampton Battalion 6
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 42 GP, 7-12-19, -4, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 21 GP, 4-5-9, -9, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sudbury had won two in a row after a five-game losing streak. Sointu has not registered a point in six games.

CHL Game Night: 2-21-10

QMJHL

Shawinigan Cataractes 0 @ Moncton Wildcats 4
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 55 GP, 12-40-52, +38, 54 PIM

A rare night where Barberio doesn’t register a point, however, the team gets a solid win. They remain second in the Atlantic Division, 10 points behind powerhouse St. John.

OHL

Barrie Colts 2 @ Brampton Battalion 1
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 58 GP, 40-26-66, +37, 52 PIM

Hutchings continues to establish a new career high for goals, this time hitting the coveted 40-goal mark.

Oshawa Generals 5 @ Kitchener Rangers 4
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 32 saves on 36 shots
Season Totals: 42 GP, 14-23-2-1, 3.83 GAA, .892 sv%, 2 SO

The Gens hung on for the rare road win and broke their 10-game losing streak. Zador broke his personal eight-game losing streak.

CHL Game Night: 2-20-10

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 54 GP, 12-40-52, +38, 52 PIM

Barberio has five points in his last three games.

OHL

Erie Otters 6 @ Belleville Bulls 0
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 51 GP, 16-15-31, +8, 33 PIM
With Bulls: 18 GP, 7-6-13, -7, 14 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 53 GP, 17-14-31, -17, 43 PIM
With Bulls: 40 GP, 15-13-28, -15, 25 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste (seven games) and Panik (three) both had their point streaks snapped.

Windsor Spitfires 5 @ Barrie Colts 8
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 2-0-2, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 57 GP, 39-26-65, +36, 52 PIM

This big match-up between conference leaders turned into a shootout. Barrie was leading 7-2 at one point before the Spits closed to 7-5. Hutchings added an empty netter to put the game away for the Colts.

Guelph Storm 1 @ Sudbury Wolves 5
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 41 GP, 7-12-19, -2, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 20 GP, 4-5-9, -7, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sudbury has won two in a row after a five-game losing streak.

WHL

Chilliwack Bruins 3 @ Regina Pats 5
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 56 GP, 23-23-46, -5, 96 PIM
With Regina: 27 GP, 10-10-20, +3, 44 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

A nice bounce-back win for the Pats, who gave up 10 in Brandon Friday night.

Vancouver Giants 2 @ Prince Albert Raiders 3 (OT)
C/W James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 11 GP, 4-8-12, +5, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

The Giants are 2-0-1-0 on their 10-game Olympic road trip. Wright had his five-game point streak snapped.

CHL Game Night: 2-13-10

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 52 GP, 12-36-48, +34, 52 PIM

Barberio set a new career high for assists in a season Saturday. He’s already set a high for points and is three off his previous best for goals. He's light years ahead of his previous plus/minus best (plus-9).

OHL

Niagara IceDogs 4 @ Belleville Bulls 3
C Richard Panik, BEL: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 48 GP, 15-13-28, +4, 31 PIM
With Bulls: 15 GP, 6-4-10, -11, 12 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 50 GP, 17-12-29, -15, 41 PIM
With Bulls: 37 GP, 15-11-26, -13, 23 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste extended his point streak to five games. He’s registered a point in seven of his last nine games. Panik scored early in the third to pull the Bulls within one at 4-3, but they couldn’t complete the comeback.

Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 5 @ Barrie Colts 4
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-1-1, E, 5 PIM (fighting vs. Blake Parlett)
Season Totals: 55 GP, 37-24-61, +36, 52 PIM

Unexpected stat of the night: This was Hutchings’ first assist since January 2nd and second since December 18. He had 34 assists last season. Hutchings is a frequent visitor to the scoresheet, so the low assist (lately) total is a bit of a surprise. This was a big road win for the Majors, who sit in second, (well) behind Barrie in the Eastern Conference. Those two are in a class by themselves in the conference.

WHL

Regina Pats 6 @ Red Deer Rebels 1
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 54 GP, 23-23-46, -2, 92 PIM
With Regina: 26 GP, 10-10-20, +6, 40 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Former Lightning prospect and WHL overager Torrie Jung (8-25-2-5, 3.46, .894, 1 SO) started the game for Edmonton, but only lasted two periods. Ashton has seven points in his last seven games.

Vancouver Giants 4 @ Chilliwack Bruins 2
C/WJames Wright, VAN: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 7 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

Wright (pictured) is back over a point-per-game pace for the Giants, who play at home Sunday (2/14) before going on a 10-game road trip.

CHL Game Night: 2-12-10

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 1
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 51 GP, 12-35-47, +31, 52 PIM

Barberio is now fifth in the Q among defensemen in plus/minus; sixth in points.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 4 @ Kitchener Rangers 5
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 47 GP, 14-12-26, +2, 31 PIM
With Bulls: 14 GP, 5-3-8, -13, 12 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, -2, 2 PIM (interference)
Season Totals: 49 GP, 16-12-28, -15, 41 PIM
With Bulls: 36 GP, 14-11-25, -13, 23 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste has five points in his last three games. With his goal Friday he set a new career high for points in a season.

Barrie Colts 6 @ Ottawa 67’s 4
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 2-0-2, +3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 54 GP, 37-23-60, +36, 47 PIM

Hutchings (pictured) has four goals in his last three games and hit 60 points for the second straight season. This was his ninth multi-goal game of the year. He scored the game’s opening two goals, the second of which was shorthanded. He leads the league in shorties with eight – twice as many as anyone else in the league. He is tied for third in the league in goals with likely 2010 Top-2 pick Tyler Seguin of Plymouth.

Brampton Battalion 3 @ Sudbury Wolves 1
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 37 GP, 7-12-19, -1, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 16 GP, 4-5-9, -6, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sointu’s four-game point streak came to an end vs. the Battalion. Brampton recently welcomed back Cody Hodgson (Canucks 1/08) from a season-long injury.

Oshawa Generals 0 @ Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 6
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 18 saves on 23 shots
Season Totals: 40 GP, 13-21-2-1, 3.73 GAA, .893 sv%, 2 SO

Zador has now dropped seven in a row. He started for the Gens against the conference’s second-best team, but was pulled after allowing five goals in a little over a period.

WHL

Regina Pats 1 @ Red Deer Rebels 3
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -2, 4 PIM (slashing, tripping)
Season Totals: 53 GP, 23-21-44, -4, 90 PIM
With Regina: 25 GP, 10-8-18, +4, 38 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Ashton is closing in on his career-high for PIM, which is 93, set in 70 games last year with Lethbridge.

CHL Game Night: 2-11-10

OHL

Barrie Colts 7 @ Peterborough Petes 2
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 53 GP, 35-23-58, +33, 47 PIM

Hutchings scored in his second straight game and has a new career high in goals because of it. He is 10 off his career high for points, set in 63 games last season.

Oshawa Generals 1 @ Niagara IceDogs 3
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 36 saves on 39 shots
Season Totals: 39 GP, 13-21-2-1, 3.63 GAA, .895 sv%, 2 SO

Zador is getting the starts, which is a positive, but he’s also mired in a six-game losing streak. His save percentage has been over .900 twice in those six games, including Thursday.

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