Mullin, James

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/10/10

World Junior A Challenge

Sweden 1 vs. USA 5
C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 4-0-4, 0 PIM

Mullin scored his tournament-leading fourth goal early in the first period, and the Americans scored three more in the second before Sweden found the scoresheet as USA easily disposed of the Swedes 5-1 in Penticton, B.C. USA is looking for its third-straight gold medal. They stand alone at the top of the standings with six points after two games and along with Switzerland will get a bye to the semifinals.

Canada West 4 vs. Russia 2
C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, 0 PIM

Canada West had a 2-0 lead midway through the game, but that quickly vanished by the end of the second period. Tied at 2 entering the third, Canada scored twice in the final frame to take the win. They will play Sweden on Thursday in the quarterfinals.

OHL

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Belleville Bulls 0
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 7-3-1-1, 3.48 GAA, .880 sv%, 1 SO
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 19 GP, 11-11-22, +1, 25 PIM

Belleville only managed 16 shots against Zador’s (former?) backup Kevin Bailie, who was getting his second straight start. The Bulls have been searching for offense as a whole all season.

WHL

Portland Winterhawks 5 @ Regina Pats 4 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 8-7-15, -8, 34 PIM

This was a good showing for the Pats against the league’s top team. Portland needed a late goal to force overtime. Blue Jackets first round pick Ryan Johansen had a goal for Portland, his eighth of the year, and Islanders first rounder Nino Niederreiter went without a point against Regina. After a slow start, Ashton has 12 points in his last 10 games, including goals in his last two.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/8/10

World Junior A Challenge

Canada East 1 vs. USA 6
C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 3-0-3, 0 PIM

USA opened defense of their 2009 Gold medal with a convincing 6-1 win over Canada East. Lightning prospect Jimmy Mullin led the way for the Americans with a hat trick. He was originally credited with an assist on USA’s first goal, but it was later changed to his goal. The Fargo Force (USHL) forward followed that up with USA’s second goal, giving the Americans a 2-1 lead in the second period. He completed the hat trick in Penticton, B.C., with the USA’s final goal mid-way through the third period. (Hockey Canada photo)

Canada West 4 vs. Switzerland 5 (OT)
C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-1-1, 0 PIM

Canada West found themselves down 3-0 going into the third period of their WJAC opener before mounting a furious comeback to send the game to overtime. Lighting prospect Brendan O’Donnell, playing on his home ice in Penticton, earned the primary assist on West’s game tying goal with just over 6 minutes to go in the game. The Swiss won on an overtime goal scored on the power play. West had taken a delay of game penalty in the closing seconds of the third period.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/5/10

World Junior A Challenge

Canada West 2 vs. Canada East 7 (Exhibition)
C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-0-0, 0 PIM

Canada East scored 5 times in the second period to take a 5-0 lead. West cut it to 5-2 early in the third, but couldn’t come back any further. O’Donnell wasn’t listed on the scoresheet.

USHL

Fargo Force 3 @ Tri-City Storm 4
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: Did not play.
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 10 PIM

Mullin is currently with Team USA for the World Junior A Challenge.

QMJHL

Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (cross checking), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 18 GP, 2-4-6, +5, 12 PIM

Janosik earned his sixth point of the year with a primary power play assist. He had 35 points in 63 games last season.

Quebec Remparts 4 @ Montreal Juniors 5 (SO)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 7 GP, 0-4-4, +5, 0 PIM

Montreal scored twice in the late third to send the game to an extra session, then defeated the CHL’s top ranked team in a shootout. Patrick Roy and Quebec are 15-2-0-2 on the year. They're 0-1-0-1 this week - the same week Roy blamed Lightning coach Guy Boucher for the lack of offense in the QMJHL. #GuyBoucherKarma

OHL

Oshawa Generals 3 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 7
G Michael Zador, OSH: No decision, 6 saves on 9 shots
Season Totals: 7-3-1-1, 3.48 GAA, .880 sv%, 1 SO
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 0-1-1, -5, 36 PIM

Beukeboom (pictured) finally earned his first point of the year, although it was part of a poor performance by his fellow Lightning prospect Michael Zador. Zador was pulled in the first period.

Belleville Bulls 0 @ Kitchener Rangers 8
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -5, 0 PIM
Season totals: 17 GP, 11-10-21, E, 21 PIM

A snowman in Kitchener. Panik was a team-worst minus-5. The next worst was minus-3. Possible 2011 Lightning draft target right-handed defenseman Ryan Murphy just had an assist in the game. He has 10 goals and 28 points in 16 games so far this year for the Rangers and is now playing himself into the top of the first round it seems (and too high for the Lightning?).

Owen Sound Attack 0 @ Erie Otters 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 17 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Schemitsch had 4 points in his last 2 games coming into the Erie game.

WHL

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Regina Pats 1
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 6-6-12, -7, 32 PIM

Ashton has at least a point in 4 of his last 5 games.

Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Prince George Cougars 6
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 15-10-25, -2, 6 PIM

Connolly had gone his last 5 games without registering multiple points. This was his sixth multi-point game of the year.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/30/10

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Trail Smoke Eaters 6
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 8-9-17, 8 PIM

Trail scored 5 times in the third period.

USHL

Fargo Force 1 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 2
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (slashing), 4 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 10 PIM

Sioux Falls moved into a tie for first in the West with the win, one point ahead of Fargo (5-4-1).

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 1 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 (SO)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 17 GP, 2-3-5, +4, 10 PIM

Gatineau fell to 9-7-1-2 with the shootout loss.

OHL

Sudbury Wolves 1 @ Belleville Bulls 6
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 16 GP, 11-10-21, +5, 21 PIM

Belleville was looking for more offense, and certainly got it Saturday night despite their leading scorer, Panik, only earning an assist.

Kingston Frontenacs 5 @ Owen Sound Attack 4 (SO)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 15 GP, 1-9-10, +8, 2 PIM

Schemitsch had a season-high 3 points and earned a Second Star award.

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Erie Otters 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 7-2-1-1, 3.24 GAA, .889 sv%, 1 SO

Zador got the night off.

WHL

Spokane Chiefs 11 @ Regina Pats 1
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -1, 7 PIM (fighting, holding)
Season totals: 14 GP, 6-5-11, -5, 32 PIM

Regina had won 3 straight before the Halloween Eve Massacre.

Prince George Cougars 4 @ Tri-City Americans 3 (SO)
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 16 GP, 14-8-22, E, 6 PIM

Connolly was scoreless for the second straight game. He failed to convert his shootout attempt. It’s a good sign for the Cougars team that they can win when Connolly is not producing statistically night in and night out like he has been.

Saskatoon Blades 1 @ Red Deer Rebels 7
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (cross-checking)
Season totals: 14 GP, 1-0-1, +5, 19 PIM

Yikes.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/29/10

BCHL

Salmon Arm Silverbacks 2 @ Penticton Vees 4
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 8-9-17, 8 PIM

The Vees scored the game’s final four goals for the win. O’Donnell was coming off a 5-point game Wednesday.

USHL

Fargo Force 3 @ Omaha Lancers 2 (SO)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 8 PIM

Mullin’s point streak was snapped at 3 games. He did not convert his shootout attempt.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 16 GP, 2-3-5, +3, 10 PIM

Cape Breton only managed 12 shots in the game.

Montreal Juniors 4 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 3 (SO)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 6 GP, 0-4-4, +6, 0 PIM

Landry (pictured) has at least a point in both games since his return from injury. Former Harvard Crimson Louis Leblanc (Habs) scored his 9th of the season for the Juniors.

OHL

Saginaw Spirit 5 @ Owen Sound Attack 2
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 1-6-7, +7, 2 PIM

In a battle of OHL heavyweights, Saginaw came out on top despite being outshot by the Attack 54-22.

Belleville Bulls 1 @ Oshawa Generals 6
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 11-9-20, +3, 21 PIM
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 20 saves on 21 shots
Season Totals: 7-2-1-1, 3.24 GAA, .889 sv%, 1 SO

Zador shut down Panik and the Bulls, stopping 20 shots in the process.

WHL

Prince George Cougars 2 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 0
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 14-8-22, +2, 6 PIM

Connolly had his point streak snapped at 14 games as this was the first game this season he didn’t hit the scoresheet. Ty Rimmer (undrafted) had a 36-save shutout for the Cougars. Avalanche pick Calvin Pickard had 30 saves for the T-Birds, earning a Second Star award.

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