Namestnikov, Vladislav

North American Juniors Game Night: 3-17-12

USHL

Fargo Force 1 @ Tri-City Storm 2

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 36 saves on 37 shots, *First Star*
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 28 GP, 14-14-1, 2.96 GAA, .915 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Wilcox put up the same stat line for the second night in a row: one goal allowed, 36 saves, and yet another first star award. Unofficially that's six in the last month. With a loss by Des Moines, Tri-City moved into the final playoff spot in the West, two points ahead of the Bucs, who have two games in hand. Eight games remain for the Storm, who are just one point behind Sioux City for fifth. Fargo sits above Sioux City.

QMJHL

Saint John Sea Dogs 7 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2

C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 2-0-2, +1, 2 PIM (slashing), 5 SOG, 1 Hit, *First Star*
Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

In his last game of the season, newly-signed Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier didn’t perform a miracle and catch Zach O’Brien for the league’s goal scoring title, but with two goals he set a new franchise record for Saint John with 47 goals in one season. His 46th goal set a new family record – his father, Daniel, had 46 goals for Victoriaville in 89-90. Gauthier crushed his previous personal highs (11-19-30, +21) in every major category. Saint John, which finished 50-15-0-3, will begin their run to defend the Memorial Cup starting on Friday.

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 6

D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (roughing), 0 SOG, 5 Hits
Season Totals: 51 GP, 6-26-32, -13, 55 PIM

Gatineau lost to the Huskies for the second night in a row to end their regular season. With his assist, Janosik tied his career high for points in a season and broke his personal high for assists, which he set last year. He played in nine more games last year. The Olympiques will finish in 14th in the league, but make the playoffs.

OHL

London Knights 3 @ Erie Otters 0

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

London got a win over last place Erie in the Knights’ last game of the regular season, and combined with Plymouth’s loss to Sarnia, clinched the conference’s top seed heading into the playoffs. Namestnikov finished without a point for the 10th time in his last 14 games. He set new career highs this season for points, assists, plus/minus, and penalty minutes. He was eight off his 30-goal high, which he set last year in 68 games.

Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 3 @ Oshawa Generals 0

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-0-0 E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 48 GP, 2-17-19, +8, 24 PIM
With Oshawa: 21 GP, 2-6-8, +5, 4 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

Oshawa will conclude their regular season on Sunday. They can catch Belleville in points for seventh, but Belleville has more wins.

North American Juniors Game Night: 3-16-12

USHL

Fargo Force 1 @ Tri-City Storm 5

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 36 saves on 37 shots, *First Star*
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 27 GP, 13-14-1, 3.04 GAA, .912 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Wilcox (pictured) and Tri-City got a must-needed win on Friday, topping the Force, 5-1. Wilcox was named first star for about the fifth time in the last month. He’s put the team on the back as they continue to make a push for the playoffs. With the win on Friday the Storm are tied with Des Moines for the last playoff spot in the West, but the Bucs have two games in hand. Tri-City has nine games left in the regular season.

QMJHL

Saint John Sea Dogs 4 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 0

C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (tripping), 7 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 65 GP, 45-39-84, +45, 65 PIM

With one game left to play in the regular season, Saint John has already wrapped up the league’s top seed. Gauthier remains five goals back of league-leader Zach O’Brien (Acadie-Bathurst).

Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5

D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (roughing, roughing), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 50 GP, 6-25-31, -13, 53 PIM

Janosik was back from his native Slovakia, where he was taking some exams, but he didn’t register a point in a loss to the Huskies. With one game to go in the regular season, Janosik is one point off his career high of 32 points, set last year in 10 more games. Gatineau can finish no lower than 14th among the 16 playoff teams. There are no conferences in the Q.

Shawinigan Cataractes 5 @ Victoriaville Tigres 7

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0 E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 61 GP, 2-9-11, -16, 69 PIM
With Victoriaville: 28 GP, 2-4-6, -3, 38 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

5’8” Yanni Gourde (undrafted) had a goal and four assists to increase his league-leading point total to 122. No one else is even close to him. With 11 points this season, Milan won’t come close to touching the 38 points he put up last year as a rookie with Moncton. He is already signed to an NHL contract with the Lightning. The Tigres are currently one point up on Quebec for the fourth seed in the league with one game remaining.

OHL

Sarnia Sting 2 @ London Knights 3

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 62 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

Twice London overcame one-goal deficits to tie and eventually beat Sarnia at home. With one game left, London and Plymouth are tied on top of the Western Conference with 97 points. London leads in wins by one. The Whalers have gone 10-0 in their last 10 games while the Knights have gone 5-5.

In a poll of OHL coaches, Namestnikov finished third in the Best Playmaker and Best Skater categories in the conference. Lightning camper Seth Griffith, who will re-enter the draft and could be a target of the Lightning with a second or third round pick, finished in the following categories: Most Improved (1), Most Dangerous in the Goal Area (2), Best Shootout Shooter (2).

North American Juniors Game Night: 3-15-12

OHL

London Knights 0 @ Windsor Spitfires 2

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 61 GP, 22-48-70, +18, 50 PIM

Despite a stacked roster full of offensive talent, the Knights were shutout for the second game in a row. This time it was Jaroslav Pavelka and the Windsor Spitfires. Pavelka, who went undrafted in 2011, stopped 29 shots.

Bolts Ink 2011 1st Round Pick

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Vladislav Namestnikov to a three-year, entry level contract, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Namestnikov, 19, has played in 60 games with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League this season, recording 22 goals and 70 points to go along with 50 penalty minutes. The 5-foot-11, 171-pound forward ranks eighth in the OHL and leads the Knights in assists with 48, and is third on the team in points. Namestnikov has recorded 14 multi-assist games so far this season with London, including two occasions in which he has recorded four assist contests.

The Voskresensk, Russia native has skated in 128 career games with the Knights over the past two seasons, registering 52 goals and 139 points, to go along with a +29 rating. Namestnikov appeared in six OHL playoff games last year with the Knights, recording one goal and five points.

The Lightning selected Namestnikov in the first round, 27th overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

North American Juniors Game Night: 3-11-12

QMJHL

Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 6

C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (interference), 3 SOG, 1 Hits
Season Totals: 63 GP, 44-36-80, +39, 63 PIM

The CHL’s top ranked team lost for the second time this week, dropping a 6-2 decision to the upcoming Memorial Cup hosts. Gauthier’s five-game point streak was snapped in the process. He had 11 points over those five games. Anton Zlobin had two goals and three assists for the Cataractes. Zlobin is projected to be a mid-round pick in the 2012 draft after being passed over last year. He has 39 goals and 74 points in 64 games. He is also plus-43. He had 45 points in 59 games in his initial draft year.

Quebec Remparts 0 @ Gatineau Olympiques 5

D Adam Janosik, GAT: Did not play.
Season Totals: 49 GP, 6-25-31, -11, 49 PIM

Even without one of their defensive leaders in Adam Janosik, Gatineau upset the visiting Remparts from Quebec City. Janosik reportedly returned to his native Slovakia to take school tests. He is expected back Thursday.

Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3 @ Victoriaville Tigres 5

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0 E, 2 PIM (holding), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 60 GP, 2-9-11, -16, 69 PIM
With Victoriaville: 27 GP, 2-4-6, -3, 38 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

Former Lightning camper Brandon Hynes had a goal and an assist for Victoriaville. He is sixth in QMJHL scoring with 84 points in 59 games.

OHL

London Knights 0 @ Kitchener Rangers 1

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 60 GP, 22-48-70, +19, 50 PIM

Ducks first rounder and former Michigan commit John Gibson had his first OHL shutout, and over one of the league’s top scoring teams at that.

Oshawa Generals 5 @ Brampton Battalion 2

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-17-18, +8, 24 PIM
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 1-6-7, +5, 4 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

Schemitsch has points in two straight games and three of his last four contests.

North American Juniors Game Night: 3-9-12

USHL

Tri-City Storm 0 @ Omaha Lancers 4

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Loss, 30 saves on 33 shots
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 26 GP, 12-14-1, 3.13 GAA, .909 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Wilcox carried a shutout into the third period before conference-leading Omaha scored early in the final frame to take a 1-0 lead. They scored three more times, including an empty net goal, before the game ended. The Storm fell out of the last playoff spot and are now one point behind Sioux City, who beat Waterloo 7-2 and has a game in hand on Tri-City.

QMJHL

Saint John Sea Dogs 3 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 4 (SO)

C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 3 Hits
Season Totals: 62 GP, 44-35-79, +41, 61 PIM

Twice Gauthier tied the game for Saint John, but at the end of the shootout with the game on the line Gauthier couldn’t come through one final time. Kings second rounder Christopher Gibson stopped two of three shooters in the skills competition for the victory. With his two goals Friday, Gauthier moved into second place on his own in the Q goal scoring race. He’s still six behind Acadie-Bathurst’s Zach O’Brien (undrafted).

Gatineau Olympiques 5 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 6 (OT)

D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM (holding), 0 hits
Season Totals: 49 GP, 6-25-31, -11, 49 PIM

Janosik was back in the lineup after missing last weekend with an illness and scored his sixth of the year for Gatineau to open the game’s scoring. He took a holding penalty in overtime, however, and the Foreurs capitalized on it with the game winning goal.

Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2 @ Victoriaville Tigres 5

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (high sticking), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 59 GP, 2-8-10, -17, 67 PIM
With Victoriaville: 26 GP, 2-3-5, -4, 36 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

Canucks third rounder David Honzik stopped all but two shots for the Tigres.

OHL

London Knights 5 @ Guelph Storm 1

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM (cross-checking)
Season Totals: 59 GP, 22-48-70, +19, 50 PIM

Namestnikov broke a three-game scoreless streak with a goal and an assist Friday as London completed a two-game home-and-home sweep of Guelph. With two points he reached 70 for the season, which establishes a new career high for the Lightning first round draft pick. He also set a career high for penalty minutes in a season with two more added to his totals.

North American Juniors Game Night: 3-8-12

OHL

Guelph Storm 1 @ London Knights 4

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 58 GP, 21-47-68, +19, 48 PIM

With a win over Guelph on Thursday the London Knights clinched the Midwest Division title. Namestnikov was scoreless for the third game in a row and seventh time in his last nine games. Of course, he has a five point game squeezed in that time span. Of concern is Namesntikov has registered a minus rating in five of those nine games, as opposed to only two games in which he’s finished on the plus side of even.

North American Juniors Game Night: 3-4-12

USHL

Tri-City Storm 4 @ Omaha Lancers 3

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 25 saves on 28 shots, *First Star*
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 25 GP, 12-13-1, 3.13 GAA, .909 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

He’s doing it again. After two bad losses to start the weekend, Wilcox was back in net for the third straight day and earned another first star in a Storm win. That gives him, unofficially, six in the last few weeks. With Sioux City idol on Sunday, Tri-City has taken over the final playoff spot in the USHL’s Western Conference. USHL observers say they have Wilcox to thank for that.

QMJHL

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 5 (Saturday)

C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hits, *First Star*
Season Totals: 61 GP, 42-35-77, +41, 61 PIM

Sorry folks, somehow I missed this late Saturday night, and it’s a shame because new Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier was first star for the Sea Dogs in their 5-2 win over the Titan. In addition to scoring a couple of points, Gauthier was 8/13 on faceoffs. His 42 goals this year are tied for second, eight behind leader Zack O’Brien of the Titan. O’Brien (undrafted) did not score against the Sea Dogs on Saturday. Gauthier is tied for 10th in the league in total points and is sixth in plus/minus behind five teammates.

Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (interference), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 57 GP, 2-8-10, -16, 59 PIM
With Victoriaville: 24 GP, 2-3-5, -3, 28 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM
D Adam Janosik, GAT: Did not play (illness)
Season Totals: 48 GP, 5-25-30, -13, 47 PIM

A day after putting up 10 goals on Moncton, Victoriaville only scored three in Gatineau on Sunday, but it was enough to win. Janosik continues to miss time with an illness. The Olympiques went 2-1 in his absence this weekend.

OHL

London Knights 1 @ Oshawa Generals 4

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season Totals: 57 GP, 21-47-68, +19, 48 PIM
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 44 GP, 1-16-17, +6, 24 PIM
With Oshawa: 17 GP, 1-5-6, +3, 4 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

For the second night in a row London was stymied by a hot goaltender, this time it was Kevin Bailie (undrafted) of Oshawa. Saturday night it was Petr Mrazek of Ottawa. Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch outpointed fellow Bolt prospect Vladislav Namestnikov in the game, 2-0. Schemitsch’s two assists were a season high and the most points he’s registered in a game since October 30, 2010, when he had three helpers. Namestnikov has fallen from among the league leaders in points to 22nd overall. Plymouth, who beat Sarnia on Sunday, closed to within two points of the Knights atop the Western Conference.

North American Juniors Game Night: 3-3-12

USHL

Cedar Rapids Roughriders 4 @ Tri-City Storm 1

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Loss, 18 saves on 22 shots
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 24 GP, 11-13-1, 3.14 GAA, .910 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Wilcox and the Storm have spent the last two months crawling up the standings to make a run at the playoffs, but two bad losses this weekend could be a sign the surge could be ending. Wilcox had a pedestrian night in net after earning four or five first stars in the past few weeks. Fortunately for the Storm Sioux City continues to lose so Tri-City is still within a point of the final spot.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 8 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 2

D Adam Janosik, GAT: Did not play (illness)
Season Totals: 48 GP, 5-25-30, -13, 47 PIM

Janosik was not in the lineup for the second straight night due to a virus that’s spreading through the Gatineau locker room. Rookie Kyle Morrison (undrafted) had a hat trick for Gatineau.

Moncton Wildcats 0 @ Victoriaville Tigres 10

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM (slashing), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 56 GP, 2-8-10, -15, 57 PIM
With Victoriaville: 23 GP, 2-3-5, -2, 26 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

Victoriaville was not a kind host to Moncton on Saturday, beating them 10-0. Milan got into the action with an assist against his former team. Former Lightning camper Brandon Hynes was first star for Victoriaville with two goals and four points.

OHL

Ottawa 67’s 2 @ London Knights 1

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (holding)
Season Totals: 56 GP, 21-47-68, +18, 46 PIM

Czech Republic World Juniors hero Petr Mrazek (Red Wings) stole the show in London on Saturday by stopping 39 of 40 shots to give Ottawa the win. Namestnikov has one point in his last four games.

Oshawa Generals 5 @ Barrie Colts 1

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 43 GP, 1-14-15, +4, 24 PIM
With Oshawa: 16 GP, 1-3-4, +1, 4 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

The Gens bounced back from a shellacking by London on Friday night to get a big road win against the high-powered Colts. Oshawa is three points up on Peterborough for the final playoff spot in the East with a game in hand on the Petes.

North American Juniors Game Night: 3-2-12

USHL

Omaha Lancers 6 @ Tri-City Storm 1

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Loss, 30 saves on 35 shots
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 23 GP, 11-12-1, 3.09 GAA, .913 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Wilcox couldn’t make it three straight games with a first star award as the first place Lancers put five pucks by him on Friday on their way to a big win. Tri-City is still one point out of a playoff spot in the West.

QMJHL

PEI Rocket 1 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 8

C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 0-3-3, +4, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 60 GP, 41-34-75, +39, 61 PIM

Fresh off signing a 3-year free agent contract with the Lightning, forward Danick Gauthier had three assists to help the first place Sea Dogs to an 8-1 win over last place PEI. Gauthier is 10th in the league in total points now with 75. Florida Panthers first rounder Jonathan Huberdeau had four goals on the night for Saint John. The Rocket was outshot 41-15. To put things into perspective, Saint John leads the league with 94 points. PEI has 38.

Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4 (SO)

D Adam Janosik, GAT: Did not play (illness)
Season Totals: 48 GP, 5-25-30, -13, 47 PIM

Janosik was not in the lineup Friday night due to a virus that’s spreading through the Gatineau locker room. Sound familiar?

Val-d’Or Foreurs 3 @ Victoriaville Tigres 2 (SO)

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (slashing, interference), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 55 GP, 2-7-9, -17, 55 PIM
With Victoriaville: 22 GP, 2-2-4, -4, 24 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

The Tigres sit in the fifth spot on the QMJHL table after picking up a point in a shootout loss on Friday.

OHL

Oshawa Generals 2 @ London Knights 7

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 42 GP, 1-14-15, +3, 22 PIM
With Oshawa: 15 GP, 1-3-4, +1, 4 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 55 GP, 21-47-68, +19, 44 PIM

It’s over! Schemitsch’s (pictured) streak of 86 regular season games without a goal came to an end when he scored an unassisted marker on Friday night in London. It was his first goal since the first game of the 2010-2011 season when he was with Owen Sound. On the other side of the ice, former Lightning prospect camper Seth Griffith had a hat trick for the Knights. He has 44 goals this season. His usual set-up man, Lightning prospect Vladislav Namestnikov, was moved off Griffith’s line.

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