Richard, Tanner

NA Juniors Game Night: 1-17-13

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 2 @ Barrie Colts 3 (SO)

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 42 GP, 3-12-15, E, 45 PIM
With Barrie: 4 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 6 PIM
With Owen Sound: 38 GP, 2-12-14, +1, 39 PIM

Jake Dotchin (pictured) had his first point in a Barrie uniform, a power play goal that gave the Colts a 2-1 lead early in the second period. The Gens fought back to force overtime and a shootout before Barrie took the win. Dotchin’s goal was his first power play goal of the year. He didn’t receive a lot of man-advantage ice time with the Attack.

Guelph Storm 5 @ Peterborough Petes 3

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 32 GP, 3-39-42, +13, 72 PIM

Tanner Richard had a shorthanded assist in Guelph’s 5-3 road win over the Petes. He has three assists in two games since his one-game suspension for slew-footing.

Mississauga Steelheads 1 @ Windsor Spitfires 2

D Slater Koekkoek, WIN: Did not play
Season totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM
With Windsor: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
With Peterborough: 38 GP, 6-22-28, -26, 28 PIM

Slater Koekkoek skated this week despite an injured shoulder, but The Windsor Star reported the Lightning flew him to Florida to have the shoulder examined before both Tampa Bay and Windsor clear him to play.

NA Juniors Game Night: 1-13-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 2

W Nikita Kucherov, R-N: Did not play.
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

Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov remains out of the Huskies lineup following the World Junior Championships.

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 7 @ Halifax Mooseheads 0

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 0 Hits, *Third Star*
Season totals: 41 GP, 17-36-53, +21, 77 PIM

Cedric Paquette scored the game’s opening goal, then assisted on the Armada’s seventh and final goal, as Blainville-Boisbriand blew out Cape Breton, 7-0.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 2 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 5

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 32 GP, 5-21-26, +11, 24 PIM

Artem Sergeev’s 10 game point streak was snapped in a 5-2 loss to the Volts. The Foreurs pulled within two goals with half a period to go, but Drummondville added an empty net goal late.

Ontario Hockey League

Sudbury Wolves 1 @ Brampton Battalion 2

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 2-18-20, -6, 32 PIM

Dylan Blujus (pictured) had his fourth multi-point game of the year, helping Brampton to a close home win over the Wolves.

Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Guelph Storm 4

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 31 GP, 3-38-41, +13, 72 PIM

Tanner Richard returned from serving a one-game suspension for slew footing and had two assists for Guelph as they beat the Frontenacs in central Ontario.

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Oshawa Generals 1

D Slater Koekkoek, WIN: Did not play
Season totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM
With Windsor: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
With Peterborough: 38 GP, 6-22-28, -26, 28 PIM

Slater Koekkoek suffered a shoulder injury last game and will be re-evaluated on Monday. Initial reports state he separated his shoulder, which would mean he would miss 4-6 weeks. Koekkoek missed the majority of last season after undergoing shoulder surgery. He bruised a shoulder in the pre-season this year, but only missed exhibition games.

NA Juniors Game Night: 1-11-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3 (OT)

W Nikita Kucherov, R-N: Did not play.
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

Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov was not in the lineup as the Huskies won in overtime despite being outshot, 48-19, in the game. Swiss forward Sven Andrighetto had four assists for the Huskies. Like Kucherov, Andrighetto participated in the World Junior Championships in Russia earlier this month.

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 4

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 8 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 40 GP, 16-35-51, +19, 77 PIM

Halifax had a 3-0 lead before the second period even began, and only a goal with five seconds remaining in the game by the Armada made the score look close. Halifax teammates Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Druin, who will fight to be the No. 1 selection in this summer’s draft, combined for just one point – an assist by Druin.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 1 @ Victoriaville Tigres 7

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 30 GP, 5-19-24, +10, 24 PIM

Artem Sergeev (pictured) played his first game since returning from representing the home country at the World Junior Championships in Russia and notched an assist on the Foreurs’ only goal. The point extended Sergeev's point streak to nine games. Val-d’Or registered 39 shots (21 in the third period) to Victoriaville’s 25, yet were blown out where it counted, 7-1.

Ontario Hockey League

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 4

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 2-16-18, -7, 32 PIM

Plymouth outscored Brampton 4-1 in the second period and hung on for a 4-2 win on Friday night. Blujus has one assist and an even rating in his last five games. Brampton’s winless streak rose to five games.

Barrie Colts 2 @ Guelph Storm 3

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, -2, 4 PIM
Season totals: 40 GP, 2-12-14, -1, 43 PIM
With Barrie: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 4 PIM
With Owen Sound: 38 GP, 2-12-14, +1, 39 PIM

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: Suspended
Season totals: 30 GP, 3-36-39, +13, 72 PIM

Jake Dotchin played his second game for Barrie and was minus-2 in a road loss to Guelph. He received some power play time tonight, but was on the ice when Guelph scored shorthanded. Storm forward Tanner Richard was serving a one-game suspension for slew-footing.

NA Juniors Game Night: 1-8-13

Ontario Hockey League

Guelph Storm 2 @ Kitchener Rangers 6

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-0-0, -1, 7 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 3-36-39, +13, 72 PIM

Tanner Richard played his first game for Guelph since returning from the World Junior Championships in Russia, but the Swiss forward only lasted half the game as he was ejected for a slew-footing penalty. Kitchener did not score on the ensuing 5-minute power play, but they did score four times in the third period to break open a close game.

Lightning Prospect WJC Review

The Lightning had five prospects at the 2013 Under-20 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia, and four came away with medals.

Here’s a look how each prospect fared, and what their future might look like.

Nikita Kucherov, RW, Russia
7 Games Played, 5-3-8, +4, 4 PIM, 21 SOG

While Kucherov may only remember his missed shootout attempt against Sweden in the semifinals right now, years from now will look at his Bronze medal and be satisfied with his play throughout the competition. Kucherov was arguably Russia’s best forward in the tournament, though Mikhail Grigorenko (Sabres) was the only forward named among the team’s three best by the coaches at tournament’s end. In the opinion of TSN commentator Ray Ferraro, Kucherov was the team’s best forward. He and Grigorenko were by far the most consistent and dangerous forwards for the Russians at the event, and the two were responsible for 14 points together.

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