Milan, Daniel

North American Juniors Game Night: 2-23-12

QMJHL

Victoriaville Tigres 5 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4 (SO)

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 53 GP, 2-6-8, -15, 51 PIM
With Victoriaville: 20 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

Milan’s goal late in the second period cut Baie-Comeau’s lead to 3-2. The Tigres would eventually tie the game – twice – including Phillip Danault’s goal with 20 seconds left that sent the game to overtime. Milan’s goal was his second of the season. He had 14 last year as a rookie. Former Lightning camper Brandon Hynes scored the shootout winner. (Pictured: Milan's first goal of the year, scored against Gatineau. La Presse photo.)

North American Juniors Game Night: 2-18-12

USHL

Lincoln Stars 3 @ Tri-City Storm 8

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 25 saves on 28 shots
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 20 GP, 9-10-1, 3.05 GAA, .913 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Wilcox won his third straight game and had plenty of goal support to do so. The boys from Kearney beat their intra-state rivals from the east, 8-3. Las Vegas native and future Penn State Nittany Lion Kenny Brooks had a hat trick for Tri-City. (Kearney Hub photo)

QMJHL

Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ PEI Rocket 2

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (tripping), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 52 GP, 1-6-7, -13, 51 PIM
With Victoriaville: 19 GP, 1-1-2, E, 20 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

Former Lightning forward and PEI coach Gordie Dwyer saw the visiting Tigres beat his Rocket 3-2 on the island. PEI is last in the QMJHL, four points out of a playoff spot. All but one team makes the postseason.

OHL

Oshawa Generals 1 @ Barrie Colts 5

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: Did not play (injured)
Season Totals: 39 GP, 0-14-14, +4, 22 PIM
With Oshawa: 12 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 4 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

Schemitsch remains scratched for Oshawa because of a concussion. This is at least his third concussion. Late bloomer Tanner Pearson (undrafted) had a goal and an assist for the Colts. Pearson, who is second in the league with 79 points in 47 games (33 goals), is speculated to go in the second round of this summer’s NHL draft. He played for Team Canada at the recent World Junior tournament.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2-17-12

USHL

Sioux Falls Stampede 2 @ Tri-City Storm 5

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 29 saves on 31 shots
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 18 GP, 8-10-1, 3.05 GAA, .914 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Wilcox (pictured) continues to shine for Tri-City, this time stopping all but two of 31 shots to help the Storm to a home win over last place Sioux Falls. TC is two points behind Des Moines for the West’s final playoff spot, though Des Moines has a game in hand.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 4 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3

D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 44 GP, 5-24-29, -11, 47 PIM

Gatineau jumped out to 2-0 and 4-2 leads and held on for the win at home against the Sags. Rookie Adam Chapman (2012) had two goals for the Olympiques. Gatineau sits in 13th place in the league. The best 16 teams of the 17-team league make the playoffs. There are no conferences.

Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ Halifax Mooseheads 5

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (roughing, roughing after the whistle), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 51 GP, 1-6-7, -13, 49 PIM
With Victoriaville: 18 GP, 1-1-2, E, 18 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

Victoriaville carried a 3-0 lead into the third period before allowing five goals to the Mooseheads. One of the Halifax goals was an empty netter. Despite the choking, Victoriaville’s Phillip Danault, a first round pick of the Blackhawks last summer, was named first star for scoring two goals. The Tigres are in fourth in the QMJHL.

OHL

Windsor Spitfires 4 @ London Knights 1

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 51 GP, 18-44-62, +16, 42 PIM

Coming off a streak of three mulit-point games in a row, Namestnikov is now scoreless in two straight games. Windsor avenged a home loss to London last week by beating the Knights at the Labatt Centre on Friday night. London leads the Western Conference by five points.

Belleville Bulls 1 @ Oshawa Generals 8

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 39 GP, 0-14-14, +4, 22 PIM
With Oshawa: 12 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 4 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

Schemitsch remains scratched for Oshawa. Scott Laughton (2012) had a hat trick for the Gens. Oshawa is in sixth in the Eastern Conference.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2-15-12

QMJHL

Victoriaville Tigres 5 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (holding), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 50 GP, 1-6-7, -13, 45 PIM
With Victoriaville: 17 GP, 1-1-2, E, 14 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

Victoriaville stole a win in Sydney by scoring the game’s final two goals. Former Lightning camper (2010) Brandon Hynes scored his 35th and 36th goals of the season for the Tigres. He also had an assist and was a team-leading plus-4. Hynes is eighth in the league with 70 points in 49 games. Milan hit game No.50 for the season last night and is sitting on seven points. Though primarily a stay-at-home defenseman, he had 38 points (14 goals) in 68 games last season with Moncton (pictured). The Lightning signed him to an entry-level contract in the fall.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2-12-12

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Gatineau Olympiques 3 (SO)

D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 43 GP, 5-24-29, -10, 47 PIM

Moncton won the shootout 2-1. Janosik (pictured) did not participate in the tiebreaker. Janosik is 20th in the league in points among defensemen. Sabres pick Jerome Gauthier-Leduc of Rimouski leads blueliners with 62 points in 50 games (24 goals).

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Victoriaville Tigres 1 (SO)

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 49 GP, 1-6-7, -14, 43 PIM
With Victoriaville: 16 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 12 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

Halifax won the shootout 3-2. Former Lightning camper Brandon Hynes (Vic) and likely 2014 first overall pick Nathan MacKinnons (Hal) both scored in the skills competition.

OHL

Kitchener Rangers 3 @ London Knights 4 (SO)

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (holding)
Season Totals: 50 GP, 18-44-62, +17, 42 PIM

Namestnikov’s streak of multi-point games ended at three. He had seven points in those three games. This game on Sunday between the two Midwest Division powers didn’t disappoint as it took a shootout to decide the winner. London got a goal from Jared Knight (Bruins) in the shootout to take the extra point. The Knights extended their lead over the Rangers to nine points for the division lead. Kitchener is one point behind Plymouth for the second most points in the league. London is 8-2 in their last 10 games.

Niagara IceDogs 5 @ Oshawa Generals 3

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 39 GP, 0-14-14, +4, 22 PIM
With Oshawa: 12 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 4 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

Rangers pick Christian Thomas, son of Lightning player development consultant Steve Thomas, had two goals for the second straight game.

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