Wilcox, Adam

Prospect of the Week (1.30.12)

This season Bolt Prospects introduced our Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their on-ice contributions. There are no trophies or plaques, but we are considering paying for a Super Bowl commercial to highlight the winner(s). It’s how much? Never mind. Just assume that when Danica and the GoDaddy.com commercials tell you to go to the Web to “see more” that you’re going to a highlight package of our Prospect of the Week.

We just wanted to highlight prospects throughout the year to help fans get better acquainted with the next round of Lightning stars while recognizing the prospect’s achievement on the ice.

This week’s BP Prospect of the Week award goes to … Adam Wilcox (Tri-City, USHL) and Alex Killorn (Harvard, NCAA).

Our first co-winners.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1-28-12

USHL

Sioux Falls Stampede 2 @ Tri-City Storm 3 (SO)

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 30 saves on 32 shots, *First Star*
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 14 GP, 6-8-0, 3.23 GAA, .910 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Wilcox (pictured) earned his third straight First Star award by stopping 30 shots against Sioux Falls on Saturday night. He stopped two of three shooters in the skills competition to pick up the win – his third in a row, all by 3-2 scores.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 1 @ Quebec Remparts 12

D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 38 GP, 5-20-25, -8, 34 PIM

Ouch. Patrick Roy’s Remparts scored six times in the first period and had 10 goals by the end of the second. Gabriel Desjardins (undrafted) had a hat trick plus an assist for Quebec. Janosik’s minus-4 rating was tied for the worst on the team.

OHL

London Knights 6 @ Saginaw Spirit 3

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 45 GP, 17-38-55, +11, 38 PIM

Max Domi (2013 draft) had a hat trick for London in Michigan on Saturday. Namestnikov was back on the scoresheet with two assists, though his goal-less drought tied a career-long at 13 games.

Brampton Battalion 3 @ Oshawa Generals 2

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (holding)
Season Totals: 34 GP, 0-13-13, +3, 22 PIM
With Oshawa: 7 GP, 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

Brampton overcame 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to beat the Gens in Oshawa on Saturday night. Lightning player development consultant Steve Thomas’ son, Christian, had a goal and was Second Star for Oshawa. Canucks first rounder (2011) and Denmark native Nicklas Jensen had Oshawa’s other goal.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1-27-12

USHL

Tri-City Storm 3 @ Omaha Lancers 2

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 30 saves on 32 shots, *First Star*
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 13 GP, 5-8-0, 3.37 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Wilcox (pictured) earned his second straight First Star award by stopping 30 shots in a close road win in Omaha. He made 37 saves last Saturday to defeat Waterloo, 3-2. The Storm are within three points of Des Moines for sixth in the Western Conference, but Des Moines has four games in hand.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Rimouski Oceanic 5
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 3 Hits
Season Totals: 37 GP, 5-20-25, -4, 34 PIM

Fresh off a career-high three points in his last game, Janosik was scoreless Friday in the house that Brad Richards and Vincent Lecavalier built in Rimouski. Janosik had two goals and an assist earlier in the week against Victoriaville. Friday's game featured seven different goal scorers.

OHL

Windsor Spitfires 2 @ London Knights 5

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 44 GP, 17-36-53, +11, 38 PIM

London shook off a blowout loss at home to Kitchener earlier in the week by defeating Windsor handily on Friday night. Namestnikov’s goal-less streak reached 12 games. He had a 13-game goal-less drought last year, which was the longest of his short OHL career thus far. Namestnikov has 13 assists over his last 12 games, but only one in his last three contests. Lightning camper Seth Griffith scored his 35th goal of the season on Friday. His 35 goals rank second in the league behind Kings second rounder Tyler Toffoli of the Ottawa 67’s.

Oshawa Generals 1 @ Kingston Frontenacs 2 (OT)

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-13-13, +3, 20 PIM
With Oshawa: 6 GP, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

Schemitsch was back in the lineup after missing Sunday’s game. Kingston’s captain, Cody Alcock (undrafted), scored the game winner for the Fronts.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1-21-12

USHL

Waterloo Black Hawks 2 @ Tri-City Storm 3

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 37 saves on 39 shots, *First Star*
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 12 GP, 4-8-0, 3.51 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Wilcox (pictured) was thrown right back in net after a Friday loss and responded with a First Star effort Saturday in a 3-2 win over Waterloo. Wilcox had lost his last four games and eight of his past 10. Despite the losses, he still holds a respectable .905 save percentage.

QMJHL

Shawinigan Cataractes 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4

D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM, 1 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 35 GP, 3-19-22, -3, 34 PIM

Gatineau captain Adam Janosik said after Friday’s loss that the Olympiques needed to play with more energy, and the team responded by taking a 3-0 lead on Shawinigan and holding on for a 4-2 win. Janosik was involved in a line brawl with just over 30 seconds left in the game.

OHL

London Knights 6 @ Owen Sound Attack 5 (SO)

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1 E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 41 GP, 17-35-52, +16, 38 PIM

Namestnikov extended his point streak to six games and his goal-less streak to nine games. London beat the Attack on back-to-back nights. Lightning camper Seth Griffith scored the shootout winner for the Knights. Namestnikov did not get a turn in the skills competition.

Kingston Frontenacs 3 @ Oshawa Generals 11

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 32 GP, 0-13-13, +2, 20 PIM
With Oshawa: 5 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

Schemitsch earned his second point in as many games as Oshawa had three field goals and a safety against the Frontenacs. Blue Jackets prospect Boone Jenner had a hat trick plus an assist for the Gens.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1-14-12

USHL

Fargo Force 4 @ Tri-City Storm 2

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 9 GP, 3-6-0, 3.54 GAA, .902 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Tri-City lost their second consecutive game to Fargo in as many days. After taking the loss in an 8-1 thrashing Friday night, Wilcox was on the bench Saturday. The Storm are alone in the Western Conference cellar with 22 points. They have the third fewest points in the league.

OHL

London Knights 5 @ Saginaw Spirit 4 (SO)

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-2-2 +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 38 GP, 17-32-49, +14, 36 PIM

Namestnikov (pictured) had two assists to give him five in the last three games and 16 in his last nine games to help lead London to a 5-4 shootout win in Saginaw. Predators first rounder Austin Watson, recently acquired by London, had two goals and the shootout winner for the Knights.

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