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.
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...
Saint John Sea Dogs 1 @ Gatineau Olympiques 5
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (cross-checking), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 7 GP, 0-6-6, -1, 9 PIM
Another day, another assist for Janosik. Gatineau welcome Saint John's Jonathan Huberdeau back from the Florida Panthers by limiting him to one shot on goal, no points, and a -1 rating as the Olympiques beat the reigning Memorial Cup champs 5-1. Huberdeau was signed to an NHL contract by the Panthers just a few days ago. Zack Phillips, whom Bolt Prospects thought would be a candidate to be drafted by Tampa Bay last summer, was also held scoreless. Phillips, a Wild draft pick, has 10 points in seven games this season. He was taken 28th overall in the draft.
Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 2 (OT)
D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hit
Season Totals: 7 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 11 PIM
Considering Milan played, he obviously wasnâ€™t suspended for his major penalty for checking to the head in Monctonâ€™s last game. Milan, who had 38 points last year in his rookie season, is off to a slow start statistically. Moncton leads the Maritimes Division with 15 points (7-6-1-0).
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...
Gatineau Olympiques 6 @ Val-dâ€™Or Foreurs 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-4-4, -1, 5 PIM
Janosik had a power play assist as Gatineau built up a 5-0 lead by the end of the second period. Val-dâ€™Or, who beat the Olympiques Friday night, scored four times in the third before Gatineau added an empty netter.
Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Rimouski Oceanic 7
D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hit
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM
Moncton finished their visit to northern Quebec 0-2 while being outscored 13-3. Not good. They play again on the road Wednesday in Halifax.
London Knights 6 @ Plymouth Whalers 3
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 4 GP, 2-3-5, +1, 2 PIM
Playing in his home state, Namestnikov scored his second of the year in the third period to help his Knights teammates to a 6-3 win over Plymouth. Seth Griffith, a member of the Lightning for the Coral Springs prospects tournament, had a goal and three assists for First Star honors. Griffith leads the Knights in scoring with four goals and nine points in four games.
Guelph Storm 5 @ Owen Sound Attack 3
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 4 PIM
Last yearâ€™s OHL champs have dropped two straight games this weekend and fell to .500 for the year at 3-3.
Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Val-dâ€™Or Foreurs 5
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 5 PIM
Janosikâ€™s power play assist gave him three helpers in three games. Gatineau was down 3-0 by the mid-way point of the game and had to play catch-up all night.
Moncton Wildcats 1 @ Quebec Remparts 5
D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 0 Hit
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Milan and the Wildcats played on the same rink the Lightning practiced on earlier in the day. Patrick Royâ€™s Remparts skated to an easy 5-1 win Friday night. Milan had his first point of the season in his second game. Moncton was already down 5-0 at the time, unfortunately. The Lightning are in Quebec City to play the Canadiens Saturday night.
Sudbury Wolves 2 @ London Knights 8
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 3 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM
This is hard to understand. The Knights have scored eight goals in two of their three games this season, yet of those 16 goals, Namestnikov has only one assist toward the total. The good news for London is theyâ€™re getting it done without the first rounderâ€™s offensive production. Thereâ€™s enough talent around him that Namestnikov should have a big season. Finishing on the minus side of even in an 8-2 win is not going to help much. Second year player Ryan Rupert (2012) had a hatter for London.
Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Mississauga St. Michaelâ€™s Majors 5
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (holding)
Season Totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 4 PIM
Schemitsch had an assist for the second straight game, but his Owen Sound Attack fell in a rematch of last yearâ€™s OHL championship won by the Attack. The Majors, last yearâ€™s Memorial Cup hosts, got the better of Owen Sound in the Cup tournament and finished runner-up to St. John last May. Leafs 2011 first rounder Stuart Percy had two goals for the Majors.
Gatineau Olympiques 0 @ Victoriaville Tigres 8
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 5 PIM
Ouch. Victoriaville outshot Gatineau 20-3 in the first period while scoring three times. They outshot them again 17-9 in the second and scored four times. They put up the snowman in the third period despite being outshot 16-6. Janosik, who is wearing an A for Gatineau as an assistant captain, was minus-3, tied for second worst on the club. Yanni Gourde (undrafted) had a hat trick for the Tigres.
Q Note: On Sunday the Lightning assigned recently-signed prospect Daniel Milan to Moncton. Milan had 14 goals and 38 points last year as a rookie with the Wildcats. Milan will make his season debut on Friday.
London Knights 2 @ Guelph Storm 1 (SO)
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM
Namestnikov (pictured) scored his first of the year late in the second period on the power play, then added what turned out to be the shootout winner to lead London to a 2-1 win and 2-0 record on the young season. Seth Griffith, a member of the Lightning prospect team this summer, was the only other Knight to participate in the shootout, but he failed to convert his opportunity.
Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 6
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-2-2, +1, 5 PIM (fighting vs. Xavier Ouellet), 2 SOG, 0 Hit
Last Seasonâ€™s Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
Playoff Totals: 24 GP, 5-4-9, -3, 12 PIM
Janosik made his 2011-2012 debut for the Olympiques, notching a multi-point night and a fight. Janosik has done well statistically for his native Slovakia in World Junior play, but his stats so far in league play have been mediocre. A breakout year is expected. The Armada is a new franchise in the Q this year. Last year they were the Montreal Junior and before that the St. Johnâ€™s Fog Devils.
Saginaw Spirit 0 @ London Knights 8
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (hooking)
Last Seasonâ€™s Totals: 68 GP, 30-38-68, +12, 49 PIM
2011 Playoff Totals: 6 GP, 1-4-5, 6 PIM
London put a snowman on the scoreboard to start their season, scoring five times in the second period and adding three more in the third. Namestnikov, who was sent back to juniors by the Lightning this week, had one assist in the game, but was one of only three players to fail to finish above even in plus/minus. He was hauled down from behind on a shorthanded breakaway, but no penalty was called. London was paced by Tie Domiâ€™s son, Max, who had a hat trick and an assist in his first OHL game. London first rounder Bo Horvat had a goal and an assist, and Seth Griffith, who participated in the Lightningâ€™s prospect camp early in the summer and again for the Bolts in the Coral Springs prospect tournament, had two goals and was named Third Star. London plays at Guelph Sunday.
Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Guelph Storm 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +3, 2 PIM
Defending champion Owen Sound is off to a 2-0 start to the year after beating the Storm in Guelph Friday night 6-4. Schemitsch is scoreless through two games.