Kucherov, Nikita

NA Juniors Game Night: 12-7-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Val-d’Or Foreurs 4 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 6

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: Did not play
Season totals: 29 GP, 5-18-23, +9, 24 PIM

W Nikita Kucherov, QUE: 3-2-5, +2, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 0 Hits, *Second Star*
Season totals: 13 GP, 9-13-22, +5, 2 PIM
With R-N: 7 GP, 6-6-12, +6, 0 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov (pictured – Abitibi Express photo) was moved onto a line with fellow import Sven Andrighetto (undrafted) and center Marcus Power (undrafted) and the three combined for 12 points in the Huskies 6-4 win over the visiting Foreurs. Kucherov’s final goal was scored into an empty net. Fellow Lightning prospect Artem Sergeev did not play. It is thought he is preparing for Russia’s World Junior camp, but nothing has been confirmed. Kucherov is also on the camp roster and is obviously still playing. And playing well.

Rimouski Oceanic 6 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5 (SO)

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM, 11 SOG, 5 Hits
Season totals: 29 GP, 13-24-37, +15, 52 PIM

Cedric Paquette extended his point streak to five games with an assist in a shootout loss to Rimouski. He led the Armada with 11 shots, 15 faceoff wins, and five hits on the night. His shootout attempt was saved. The Armada fought back from a 4-0 deficit at the first intermission to eventually tie the game, then tie it again in the last minute, 5-5.

Ontario Hockey League

Brampton Battalion 3 @ Kingston Frontenacs 4

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 32 GP, 2-12-14, -5, 26 PIM

Brampton let three 1-goal leads get away in a road loss to the Fronts.

Owen Sound Attack 1 @ Guelph Storm 4

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-7-9, +2, 33 PIM

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-1-1, +1, 5 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 3-32-35, +11, 65 PIM

Tanner Richard was a goal shy of the Gordie Howe Hat Trick on Friday night in a big win over Jake Dotchin and visiting Owen Sound. Richard fought the Attack’s Cameron Brace. Guelph held Owen Sound to 19 shots on goal and moved within six points of the Attack in the Midwest Division. Richard will play Saturday then leave for Switzerland to prepare for the World Junior tournament.

NA Juniors Game Night: 12-4-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 1

W Nikita Kucherov, QUE: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 12 GP, 6-11-17, +3, 2 PIM
With R-N: 6 GP, 3-4-7, +4, 0 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov scored just over 20 seconds after Moncton had taken a 1-0 lead in the second period, but the Huskies gave up four goals in the final stanza to lose, 4-1. Kucherov was hurt briefly in the third period and had to be helped off the ice. He later returned to action and Moncton radio said he looked fine. Kucherov had shoulder surgery in May which delayed the start of his season this fall.

Ontario Hockey League

Guelph Storm 3 @ Kitchener Rangers 2 (SO)

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 27 GP, 3-31-34, +10, 60 PIM

Tanner Richard (pictured) scored at 19:03 of the third period to send the game to overtime and the Storm eventually won in a shootout, 3-2. They scored on both their shootout chances. Richard’s goal was just his third of the season. He has 34 points, however. He had 13 goals in 43 games last year.

NA Juniors Game Night: 12-1-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 6 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 3

W Nikita Kucherov, QUE: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 11 GP, 5-11-16, +3, 2 PIM
With R-N: 5 GP, 2-4-6, +4, 0 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

Kucherov (pictured) snapped his mini scoreless streak at two games with two helpers on Saturday night against the defending Memorial Cup champs. Fellow import player Sven Andrightetto (undrafted) had a goal (19) and an assist for first star honors.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 4 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 8

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM, 0 SOG, 3 Hit
Season totals: 28 GP, 5-17-22, +8, 24 PIM

Artem Sergeev’s point streak rose to seven games with an assist, but the Foreurs were doubled up by the Phoenix, 8-4.

Ontario Hockey League

Brampton Battalion 6 @ Niagara IceDogs 5

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, +3, 2 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-10-12, -5, 24 PIM

Dylan Blujus was a season-high plus-3 as Brampton won a big road game against Niagara, 6-5. The Battalion are now seven points behind Niagara in the Central Division.

Owen Sound Attack 2 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 1

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 26 GP, 2-5-7, +2, 29 PIM

Owen Sound scored the game’s final two goals to top the Soo, 2-1. Jake Dotchin was on the plus side of the only even strength goal scored in the game – a second period marker by Daniel Catenacci (Sabres).

Guelph Storm 1 @ London Knights 3

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 26 GP, 2-31-33, +9, 58 PIM

Guelph dropped a key game on the road against a division rival, falling 3-1 to London. Guelph is now nine points behind the Knights in the Midwest Division.

Sarnia Sting 5 @ Peterborough Petes 2

D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 4-18-22, -23, 20 PIM

Habs first rounder Alex Galchenyuk had a hat trick and an assist to lead Sarnia to a 5-2 win over Peterborough. Slater Koekkoek extended his point streak to four games in the loss.

NA Juniors Game Night: 11-30-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4 @ Quebec Remparts 1

W Nikita Kucherov, QUE: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-9-14, +3, 2 PIM
With R-N: 4 GP, 2-2-4, +4, 0 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

After starting the year with at least a point in his first eight games, Nikita Kucherov is scoreless in his last two contests. He and his Huskies had a satisfying win on Friday when Kucherov’s new team beat his old team, 4-1. Kucherov was traded from Quebec after a decision was made to sit Kucherov as an “extra” import player. A trade was worked out to benefit both teams. On Friday, the team with Kucherov scored three times in the third period to claim victory.

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits, *Second Star*
Season totals: 26 GP, 10-22-32, +11, 50 PIM

Cedric Paquette (pictured) had two assists for the second-straight game as the Armada beat the Drakkar, 5-2, on Friday night. Paquette was just 3 of 15 on faceoffs in the game. He is obliterating his career high for assists in a season. His previous high was 17 in 63 games, though he did have 31 goals with those 17 assists.

Ontario Hockey League

Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Sudbury Wolves 4

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 2-5-7, +1, 29 PIM

Jake Dotchin registered a point for the second-straight game when he scored his second goal of the season. The 6’3” 222-pound defensive-defenseman is within one goal of his career high of three goals set last season.

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Guelph Storm 3

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-10-12, -8, 22 PIM

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 2-31-33, +10, 56 PIM

Both Lightning prospects were scoreless on Friday night during Guelph’s 3-2 win over visiting Brampton. Guelph outshot the Battalion, 34-19.

NA Juniors Game Night: 11-28-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 1

W Nikita Kucherov, QUE: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 9 GP, 5-9-14, +3, 2 PIM
With R-N: 3 GP, 2-2-4, +4, 0 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

It happened. For the first time in his North American hockey career, Nikita Kucherov went scoreless in a game as Saint John shut down Rouyn-Noranda, 5-1, on Wednesday night. Kucherov had gone all eight games with at least one point to start the season, his first in North America. The Huskies entered the game seven points ahead of the Sea Dogs in the QMJHL standings. Saint John has won four in a row.

NA Juniors Game Night: 11-24-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 6

W Nikita Kucherov, QUE: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit, *Second Star*
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-9-14, +3, 2 PIM
With R-N: 2 GP, 2-2-4, +4, 0 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov extended his point streak to eight games with a goal and an assist against Acadie-Bathurst. He now has four points in two games since joining Rouyn-Noranda. He has also “starred” in both games. So far he’s looking like a fine acquisition for the Huskies.

Shawinigan Cataractes 1 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 4

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 26 GP, 5-15-20, +6, 16 PIM

Artem Sergeev’s point streak increased to five games with two assists against the defending Memorial Cup champs. He matched last season’s point total in 20 fewer games.

Ontario Hockey League

London Knights 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 0

D Jake Dotchin, OS: Did not play
Season totals: 23 GP, 1-4-5, E, 29 PIM

Jake Dotchin remains out of the Attack lineup due to a possible suspension. Former Lightning camper Seth Griffith (Bruins) had a goal for London.

Ottawa 67’s 5 @ Guelph Storm 7

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 2-31-33, +10, 54 PIM

Tanner Richard (pictured) had his third 3-assist game in his last five outings, helping the Storm to a 7-5 win over the 67’s. All of his points came in the first period when Guelph skated to a 4-1 lead at the first intermission. Scott Kosmachuk (Jets) had a hat trick for Guelph. Richard leads the Storm in scoring by a point over Kosmachuk. He is two helpers behind Ryan Strome (Islanders/Niagara) for the league lead in assists.

Peterborough Petes 2 @ Sarnia Sting 8

D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 3-16-19, -17, 20 PIM

Peterborough continues to struggle, this time losing big to Sarnia, 8-2. Charles Sarault (undrafted) had a goal and four assists for the Sting.

Kucherov Set Free, Traded to Huskies

Patrick Roy knows how to make headlines.

This summer, the NHL Hall of Famer and Quebec Remparts coach/general manager made news when he chose Lightning 2010 second rounder and scoring star Nikita Kucherov out of the CSKA program in Russia during the Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. Few thought Kucherov was even an option to come to North America, but Roy obviously knew better, and he had an ace up his sleeve by the name of Mikhail Grigorenko.

NA Juniors Game Night: 11-18-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Victoriaville Tigres 2 @ Quebec Remparts 3 (SO)

W Nikita Kucherov, QUE: Did not play
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov sat for the third straight game. As one of three import players with the Remparts, he is reportedly on the league trading block. Mikhail Grigorenko (Sabres) and Nick Sorensen (2013) – Quebec’s other import players – had both goals on Sunday.

Sherbrooke Phoenix 1 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 23 GP, 10-16-26, +7, 50 PIM

Paquette had his 4-game point streak snapped by the Phoenix. He had seven points in those four games.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 3 @ Halifax Mooseheads 4

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 24 GP, 5-12-17, +6, 16 PIM

After a 3-game scoreless streak, Sergeev responded with four points in his next three games. He had two helpers on Sunday to pull within three points of the total he accumulated last year in 46 games (20). His career high is 27 points in 64 games.

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 0 @ Owen Sound Attack 1

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 1-4-5, E, 29 PIM

Jordan Binnington (Blues) had his second-consecutive shutout, stopping 26 Spitfire shots. Jake Dotchin (pictured) was ejected from the game early in the third period for being involved in the second fight to occur during one stoppage of play. The OHL is trying to crack down on anything resembling a line brawl.

NA Juniors Game Night: 11-16-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Quebec Remparts 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2 (OT)

W Nikita Kucherov, QUE: Did not play
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov sat for the second straight game, then after the game reports began to surface that Kucherov was on the QMJHL trading block. One reporter said Kucherov had been playing “lazy.” Quebec has three import players and one has to move, though it was assumed Kucherov and his good friend Mikhail Grigorenko would be the ones staying. Nick Sorensen is the other import player. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Kucherov was a surprise Import Draft selection because few expected him to be interested in coming to North America. Quebec’s Patrick Roy knew something others didn’t, and having Grigorenko on the Remparts was no doubt a big help in getting that talented Kucherov to North America. Kucherov could choose to return to Russia if he’s not happy with his next playing situation. Stay tuned.

Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 6

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 22 GP, 10-16-26, +7, 45 PIM

Marc-Olivier Roy (undrafted) had two goals and an assist for the Armada in their win over the visiting Volts.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 5 @ Moncton Wildcats 4

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 22 GP, 5-9-14, +6, 14 PIM

Artem Sergeev (pictured) snapped a 3-game scoreless streak with a goal in New Brunswick. He is within two goals of his career high of seven goals, scored last year in 46 games. Moncton outshot the Foreurs, 42-21, on Friday.

Ontario Hockey League

Brampton Battalion 4 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-8-10, -9, 20 PIM

Dylan Blujus scored his second goal of the year in a 4-3 win in Wayne Gretzky’s old stomping grounds. The Soo had a 2-0 lead entering the second period before the Battalion scored three times in the middle frame. Blujus had seven goals in 66 games last year.

Owen Sound Attack 2 @ London Knights 5

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 1-4-5, E, 22 PIM

Former Lightning camper Seth Griffith (Bruins) had a goal and two assists for London and was given First Star honors. Griffith and Lightning prospect Vladislav Namestnikov were linemates last year in London. With the win, the Knights leapfrogged the Attack for first in the Midwest Division. They also took over the OHL lead in points by one over Barrie and Owen Sound.

Mississauga Steelheads 2 @ Guelph Storm 7

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-3-3, +2, 2 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 2-25-27, +6, 44 PIM

Tanner Richard had three helpers to regain the OHL assist lead from Islanders first rounder Ryan Strome (Niagara) at 25. Richard has played in two fewer games than Strome, who leads the league with 39 points. Former Lightning prospect Brock Beukeboom scored his first of the year for Guelph.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Kingston Frontenacs 7

D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 3-15-18, -14, 18 PIM

This was a 3-2 game halfway through the game until the Fronts exploded for a 7-3 win.

NA Juniors Game Night: 11-14-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Quebec Remparts 4 @ Rimouski Oceanic 5

W Nikita Kucherov, QUE: Did not play
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov and his 6-game point streak were scratched on Wednesday as fellow Rempart import Nick Sorensen took his place in the lineup. CHL teams can only dress two import players, and Mikhail Grigorenko is the team points leader, so he’s unlikely to come out. Sorensen (2013), who has sat for the last handful of games, had a goal and an assist in the Remparts’ loss to Rimouski. Grigorenko (Sabres) had a goal to give him 17 in 19 games. He has 37 points this year. The Lightning skipped over Grigorenko in the 2012 draft in favor of defenseman Slater Koekkoek, which better filled an organizational need. Sooner or later Quebec General Manager Patrick Roy will have to trade one of his import stars, especially if the NHL lockout continues so the Sabres can’t solve that problem for him.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 3 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 21 GP, 4-9-13, +5, 10 PIM

Artem Sergeev is scoreless in his last three games, which matches his longest scoreless streak of the season. He has one assist in his last six games. Earlier this year he snapped out of a 3-game scoreless streak with six points in his next three games.

Ontario Hockey League

Brampton Battalion 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 2

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 1-8-9, -9, 20 PIM

Matej Machovsky (undrafted) stopped 29 of 31 shots to earn first star honors for Brampton as they won on the road in Sudbury.

Guelph Storm 1 @ Belleville Bulls 2 (SO)

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 19 GP, 2-22-24, +4, 42 PIM

Belleville’s Malcolm Subban (Bruins) won a goaltending battle with Garrett Sparks (Leafs) as the Bulls defeated the Storm, 2-1, in a shootout. Subban was 35/36 in regulation and overtime, then 1 for 2 in the shootout. That was good enough to beat Sparks, who had 41 saves through overtime, but was 0 for 2 in the shootout. Malcolm’s brother, Jordan, scored the shootout winner for Belleville. Lightning prospect Tanner Richard did not participate in the shootout, but had the primary assist on Guelph’s second period goal.

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