London Knights 4 @ Kitchener Rangers 5 (SO)
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 14 GP, 10-7-17, +8, 14 PIM
Namestnikov scored twice in 31 seconds in the third period â€“ the first of which was highlight reel material â€“ to bring the Knights back from a 4-2 deficit to force overtime. After OT finished without a winner, Namestnikov was Londonâ€™s last shooter and needed to convert to extend the shootout one more round, but did not score. He has four goals and five points in his last two games and seven points in his last four. He is on pace for 48 goals. Namestnikov scored 30 last season.
Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5
D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 12 GP, 0-3-3, -5, 13 PIM
The Armada scored in the gameâ€™s final minute to steal a 5-4 win over the Wildcats. Milan was on the ice for the game winner in a penalty killing role.
London Knights 6 @ Windsor Spitfires 3
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 2-1-3, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 13 GP, 8-7-15, +6, 14 PIM
Namestnikov (pictured) scored Londonâ€™s final two goals to clinch a 6-3 win for the Knights in a tough barn. Stars first rounder Jack Campbell stopped 32 of 38 for the Spits.
Sudbury Wolves 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 1 (SO)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 12 GP, 0-3-3, -1, 4 PIM
Another loss for the defending OHL champs, who dropped to 6-8-0-1 on the year, nine points behind Namestnikov and London for first in the Midwest Division.
Green Bay Gamblers 6 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 3
G Adam Wilcox, GB: Win, 27 saves on 30 shots
Season Totals: 3-0-0, 2.67 GAA, .912 sv%, 0 SO
Wilcox (pictured) got his third start of the year and his third win as the Gamblers defeated Waterloo in Iowa, 6-3.
Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 6
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 10 GP, 0-7-7, -2, 11 PIM
After notching at least an assist in all but two of his first eight games, Janosik is scoreless in his last two. The Drakkar are tops in the league with 20 points so far this season.
Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3
D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 10 GP, 0-3-3, -6, 11 PIM
Milan broke a personal seven-game scoreless streak with two helpers Friday night, but it wasnâ€™t enough for Moncton to beat the Sags. Milan had a shorthanded assist on the Wildcatsâ€™ second goal, which cut the Sags lead to 3-2 with half a period to go, but Moncton couldnâ€™t complete the comeback.
Belleville Bulls 0 @ London Knights 4
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 12 GP, 6-6-12, +6, 14 PIM
Namestnikov maintained his point-per-game average with an assist Friday night in London against the Bulls. Lightning prospect camp participant Seth Griffith had a goal for London to extend his point streak to five games. He has 17 points (9 goals) in 12 games this year.
London Knights 6 @ Mississauga St. Michaelâ€™s Majors 3
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 11 GP, 6-5-11, +5, 12 PIM
Namestnikov (pictured) earned the primary assist on Londonâ€™s final goal as the Knights beat the defending Memorial Cup finalists 6-3. Twins Matt (2+1) and Ryan (1+1) Rupert combined for five points on the night. They're eligible for next summer's draft. Despite a loss to Sarnia last game out the Knights maintained their No.1 CHL ranking this week.
London Knights 3 @ Sarnia Sting 4
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (hooking, high sticking)
Season Totals: 10 GP, 6-4-10, +6, 12 PIM
Namestnikov was scoreless for his second straight game as London, the CHLâ€™s top ranked team, fell in Sarnia to Steven Stamkosâ€™s alma mater, 4-3. Likely 2012 top-3 pick Nail Yakupov had a goal â€“ his seventh â€“ and an assist for Sarnia. Devils pick Reid Boucher scored his 10th goal in nine games for Sarnia. Their goals erased a 3-2 third period lead for the Knights. The loss was only Londonâ€™s second of the season. They continue to lead the league in goals with just over five a game.
Not much to get excited about Saturday night. One streak ends, one continues - but not the right one.
Dubuque Fighting Saints 5 @ Green Bay Gamblers 2
G Adam Wilcox, GB: Did not play
Season Totals: 2-0-0, 2.50 GAA, .918 sv%, 0 SO
Correcting last nightâ€™s update, Wilcox made his second appearance of the season last night, stopping 31 of 33 shots in a win. He sat backup Saturday night.
Chicoutimi Sagueneens 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 0
Big nights for Adam Wilcox and Vladdy Namestnikov...
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 5
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hit
Season Totals: 6 GP, 0-5-5, -2, 7 PIM
Gatineau spotted the Huskies with a 2-0 lead before scoring five unanswered goals. Assistant captain Adam Janosik has at least an assist in all but two games this year.
Rimouski Oceanic 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 6
D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, +1, 7 PIM (hooking, checking to the head), 0 SOG, 0 Hit
Season Totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 9 PIM
Moncton won their second in a row, though Lightning prospect Daniel Milan was ejected with about a minute to go in the game after a check to the head. A suspension is possible. Coyotes prospect and 2010 first rounder Brandon Gormley, a defenseman, had a hat trick for Moncton.
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1 @ London Knights 4
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 7 GP, 4-3-7, +2, 6 PIM
Namestnikovâ€™s three-game goal scoring streak was stopped, but London got a 4-1 win over the Soo despite being outshot 41-35. Former Lightning prospect Brock Beukeboom, who played with the Greyhounds last season before getting injured and later had his rights traded to the St. Louis Blues in the Eric Brewer deal, was traded by the Soo to Niagara recently. He has yet to play a game this season.
Results from the USHL, QMJHL, and OHL...
London Knights 7 @ Niagara Ice Dogs 3
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 5 GP, 3-3-6, +3, 6 PIM
Namestnikovâ€™s third goal of the year was one of four the Knights scored in the first period on their way to a 7-3 blowout win in St. Catherines. London was outshot 43-31 in the game. Seven different Knights scored, including reigning OHL Player of the Week Seth Griffith, a Lightning prospect camp attendee. Griffith leads the Knights in scoring after five games with five goals and 11 points. Namestnikov is tied for fifth with six points, but has four points in his last two games (2+2).