Panik, Richard

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/11/2011

BCHL

Penticton Vees 4 @ Prince George Spruce Kings 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 53 GP, 22-43-65, 24 PIM

O’Donnell had a power play assist and was given Second Star for the game. Penticton is third in the Interior Conference.

QMJHL

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 46 GP, 6-20-26, +8, 26 PIM

Gatineau built a 3-0 lead and hung on to win 4-2 after an empty net goal.

Montreal Juniors 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 3 (SO)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 45 GP, 9-27-36, +18, 22 PIM

Montreal twice recovered from one-goal deficits to force overtime and eventually win in the shootout.

OHL

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play (injured - concussion)
Season Totals: 44 GP, 1-7-8, -11, 54 PIM

The Soo has won two games in a row. Beukeboom missed his third consecutive game.

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Guelph Storm 4
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
With Guelph: 22 GP, 12-12-24, -6, 34 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 26-29-55, -6, 67 PIM

Panik has points in eight of his last nine games and 11 goals in his last 18 games.

Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Saginaw Spirit 4 (OT)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm/wrist)
Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 9 GP, 6-1-0-0, 3.11 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.28 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Saginaw scored the game’s final three goals to win a battle between the Western Conference’s two top teams. Owen Sound has a five point lead on the Spirit.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 5 @ Portland Winterhawks 0
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (holding)
With Tri-City: 12 GP, 6-12-18, +5, 26 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 41 GP, 22-23-45, -7, 70 PIM

TC got revenge for a 7-2 thrashing by Portland in their last game by shutting out the Winterhawks in Oregon, 5-0. Ashton is within six points of his career high for points in a season, set last season in Lethbridge and Regina. TC is fourth in the West.

Prince George Cougars 7 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 2
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +2, 2 PIM (hooking), *First Star*
Season totals: 42 GP, 32-20-52, -3, 22 PIM

Connolly set a new career high for goals in a season with 32 as the Cougars snapped a three game losing streak. His goals Friday came 12 seconds apart, the first on a rebound, then after stealing a pass at center ice, he scored on a wrist shot from the right circle. Prince George sits in sixth in the Western Conference.

Prince Albert Raiders 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 7
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 55 GP, 3-13-16, +20, 121 PIM

Blades captain Teigan Zahn scored his third goal of the season, helping Saskatoon to their 10th win a row. The Blades lead the league point race by seven over Red Deer and have already clinched a playoff spot.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/10/11

OHL

Guelph Storm 3 @ Peterborough Petes 5
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (tripping)
With Guelph: 21 GP, 11-12-23, -7, 34 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 48 GP, 25-29-54, -7, 67 PIM

Panik’s 25th goal of the season gave the Storm a 2-1 lead midway through the second period, but the Petes’ Austin Watson (Predators 2010 first rounder) scored his 23rd a minute later to tie the game and Peterborough went on to claim a 5-3 win. Guelph has lost three in a row and has fallen three points behind Erie for 7th in the Western Conference. They’re comfortably in the playoffs right now, nine points up on Sarnia. As of right now they’d play Owen Sound in the first round.

Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Windsor Spitfires 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 9 GP, 6-1-0-0, 3.11 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.28 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Schemitsch had his brief point streak snapped at two games, but that's not all that was broken. A Bayshore Broadcasting report states Schemitsch went down with what's being called a broken arm or wrist. He'll miss the next 6-8 weeks of play. Predators 2009 first rounder Ryan Ellis was First Star in a losing effort, with a goal and three assists for Windsor. Spits goalie Jack Campbell, a Stars first rounder in 2010, was pulled after giving up three goals in 18 minutes. Campbell’s record is 17-11-1-2. He has a 3.85 GAA and .884 save percentage on the year.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/8/11

QMJHL

Lewiston MAINEiacs 3 @ Montreal Juniors 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 43 GP, 9-26-35, +18, 22 PIM

Montreal scored four times in the first period and cruised to a 5-3 win over Lewiston. Kirill Kabanov (Islanders) had a goal and an assist for Lewiston. The much-maligned former top prospect has eight goals and 19 points in 24 games this season.

OHL

Guelph Storm 3 @ Kitchener Rangers 5
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (boarding, unsportsmanlike conduct)
With Guelph: 20 GP, 10-12-22, -8, 32 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 47 GP, 24-29-53, -8, 65 PIM

Guelph fought back from a 4-1 deficit to make it 4-3 with just over a minute to go, but Kitchener defenseman Ryan Murphy, a likely top-10 pick in this summer’s draft, scored his second of the game and 21st of the season into an empty net to seal the win for the Rangers.

WHL

Prince George Cougars 5 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 6
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-1-2, +3, 2 PIM (interference), *Second Star*
Season totals: 40 GP, 29-20-49, -4, 20 PIM

Prince George let 4-1 and 5-2 leads disappear as the Oil Kings scored four times in the third period to steal a win. Connolly’s 29th of the season opened the game’s scoring. He is within one goal and 11 points of his career highs, set as a 16 year old in 2008-2009.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/5/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Vernon Vipers 3
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 52 GP, 22-42-64, 24 PIM

The Vees fell to eight points behind the Vipers for first in the Interior Conference after losing 3-2 Saturday. Although the score was close, the shot count wasn’t – Vernon had 43 shots to just 15 for Penticton. The Vees are now tied with Salmon Arm for second place.

USHL

Omaha Lancers 3 @ Fargo Force 4 (SO)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (interference), 2 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 15-23-38, +17, 20 PIM

Fargo exacted some revenge on Omaha for the Lancers beating the Force 2-1 Friday night. Mullin had an assist in that game – his first game back from injury – but did not find the scoresheet Saturday. Mullin did not convert his shootout attempt. Fargo won the shootout 1-0 in seven rounds.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Quebec Remparts 6
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 45 GP, 6-20-26, +8, 26 PIM

Janosik (pictured) had his 20th assist of the season, which came on the power play. His career high for assists in a season is 26, set in 63 games last year.

OHL

Guelph Storm 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 5
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM (roughing)
With Guelph: 19 GP, 10-12-22, -7, 28 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 46 GP, 24-29-53, -7, 61 PIM
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (checking from behind)
Season totals: 43 GP, 1-18-19, +16, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 9 GP, 6-1-0-0, 3.11 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.28 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Schemitsch broke a three game scoreless streak with an assist on the Attack’s final goal. His career high for assists is 36, set last season in 62 games. He hasn’t had a goal since opening night, but has been solid defensively all season. Meanwhile Richard Panik extended his point streak to six games with a primary assist on Guelph’s only goal.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 2 @ Portland Winterhawks 7
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, -4, 2 PIM (tripping)
With Tri-City: 11 GP, 6-11-17, +5, 24 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 40 GP, 22-22-44, -7, 68 PIM

TC came into the game four points behind Portland for first in the U.S. Division and ended the game in third, one point behind Spokane. Ten minutes into the first period the Winterhawks were up 3-0 and they went on to put up 54 shots and post a snowman against the Americans. This game turned ugly as there were four fights in the last minute of the game, including one after the final horn. Ashton is minus-6 in his last three games.

Kelowna Rockets 0 @ Prince George Cougars 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 28-19-47, -7, 18 PIM

Prince George completed a two-game weekend sweep of Kelowna with a 3-0 victory Saturday. The Cougars entered the weekend nine points behind the Rockets for second in the B.C. Division. Connolly now has a three-game point streak.

Lethbridge Hurricanes 0 @ Saskatoon Blades 5
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 7 PIM (roughing, fighting vs. Neil Tarnasky)
Season totals: 53 GP, 2-13-15, +18, 121 PIM

Zahn fought Neil Tarnasky, who is the younger brother of former Lightning draft pick Nick Tarnasky. Zahn has seven fights in his last 10 games. He had four fights in his first 43 games. Brayden Schenn (Kings) had a Gordie Howe hat trick for the Blades.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/2/11

OHL

Kitchener Rangers 2 @ Guelph Storm 3 (SO)
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM (tripping, roughing), *First Star*
With Guelph: 18 GP, 10-11-21, -5, 26 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 24-28-52, -5, 59 PIM

In addition to scoring the game’s opening goal, Panik scored the game deciding shootout goal to break a 2-2 shootout tie and give the Storm a much-needed win over division rival Kitchener. With the shootout goal, Panik made up for a roughing penalty late in overtime. With the win, Guelph moved up to seventh place in the Western Conference, 11 points ahead of ninth place Sarnia. The Storm is fourth in the Midwest Division, 13 points behind Owen Sound for first and one point ahead of Erie for fifth.

WHL

Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Tri-City Americans 4 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
With Tri-City: 9 GP, 6-9-15, +5, 20 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 38 GP, 22-20-42, -7, 64 PIM

TC got a power play goal in overtime to defeat the Oil Kings 4-3 and take the two points. Ashton had a power play assist in the second period on a goal that gave the Americans a brief 2-0 lead. Edmonton would score the game’s next three goals.

Regina Pats 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 6
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 12 PIM (fighting vs. Shayne Neigum, cross-checking, fighting vs. Shayne Neigum)
Season totals: 52 GP, 2-13-15, +17, 114 PIM

Zahn (6-3, 210 pounds) fought 6-0, 184-pound Shayne Neigum 15 seconds into the game, then again with just over five minutes left in the contest. To watch the fights, see hockeyfights.com by clicking here.

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