Hutchings, Alex

ECHL Game Night: 12/4/10

Florida Everblades 5 @ Cincinnati Cyclones 3
C Mitch Fadden: 0-3-3, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-27-36, +6, 24 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 3-1-4, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 20 GP, 7-4-11, -9, 10 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Win, 28 saves on 31 shots.
Season totals: 12 GP, 7-4-0-0, 3.27 GAA, .904 sv%, 0 SO

That’s more like it! Alex Hutchings, who scored 47 goals last year for Barrie in the OHL but has struggled somewhat in his rookie pro year, erupted for three goals and four points as the Everblades won their sixth in a row Saturday night, defeating Cincinnati 5-3. Hutchings (pictured while with Barrie) benefited from playing on a line with ECHL scoring leader Mitch Fadden, who extended his point streak to seven games and had his third three-point night in four outings, assisting on all three of Hutchings’ goals. Fadden has 10 points in his last four games, and 19 in his last 10. Though AHL Norfolk is rolling offensively, Fadden may be forcing his way into the lineup.

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/3/10


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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.

ECHL Game Night: 12/3/10

Florida Everblades 4 @ Cincinnati Cyclones 2
C Mitch Fadden: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (holding), 1 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 9-24-33, +6, 24 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 4-3-7, -9, 10 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play.
Season totals: 11 GP, 6-4-0-0, 3.30 GAA, .904 sv%, 0 SO

The Everblades won their fifth in a row, defeating Cincinnati on the road 4-2 despite being outshot 36-24. Mitch Fadden extended his point streak to six games and Alex Hutchings (pictured) earned a point for the first time in five games. Florida's Mike McKenzie (undrafted) had two goals and was given First Star in front of his father, TSN’s Bob McKenzie, who was in attendance.

ECHL Game Night: 12/1/10

Florida Everblades 5 @ Kalamazoo Wings 2
C Mitch Fadden: 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 9-23-32, +7, 22 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 4-2-6, -8, 10 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Win, 49 saves on 51 shots, *First Star*
Season totals: 11 GP, 6-4-0-0, 3.30 GAA, .904 sv%, 0 SO

Jarosolav Janus stopped 49 shots and fellow Lightning prospect Mitch Fadden had his second consecutive three assist/plus-three game as Florida won their fourth in a row beating Kalamzoo 5-2 Wednesday night in Michigan. Janus earned First Star for his efforts and the goaltender saw his save percentage rise over .900 for the first time this year. Former Chicoutimi Sagueneen Francis Lemieux (undrafted) had a hat trick for the Everblades. With his three assists, Fadden extended his ECHL points lead to six. Florida teammate Matthew Pistilli, who Fadden set up for the game’s opening goal 20 seconds into the contest, pulled into a tie for second at 26 points.

ECHL Game Night: 11/28/10

Florida Everblades 6 @ Elmira Jackals 2
C Mitch Fadden: 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 20 GP, 9-20-29, +4, 22 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 4-2-6, -8, 10 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play.
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-4-0-0, 3.45 GAA, .894 sv%, 0 SO

Fadden earned a game star for the third straight game and extended his point streak to 4 games with 3 assists Sunday. He is now 3 points up on Elmira’s Justin Donati for the league lead in points. Donati went scoreless in the game Sunday. Lightning prospect Alex Hutchings was scoreless for the fourth straight game.

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