O'Donnell, Brendan

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/13/10

World Junior A Challenge

Canada West 1 vs. USA 5
C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, 0 PIM
C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 5-0-5, 0 PIM

Jimmy Mullin scored his tournament-leading fifth goal on a penalty shot in the third period to help lead USA into the gold medal game vs. Canada East. Brendan O’Donnell did not find the scoresheet for Canada West, who will play Switzerland for the bronze. This will be the first time in the AJAC’s 5-year history Canada West won’t play for gold. USA is seeking its third-straight gold medal.

QMJHL

Montreal Juniors 1@ Gatineau Olympiques 2
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (high sticking), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 12 GP, 0-6-6, +4, 2 PIM
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 20 GP, 2-5-7, +4, 12 PIM

Janosik set up the game’s opening goal, leading the Olympiques to close win over fellow prospect Charles Landry and Montreal.

OHL

Sarnia Sting 3 @ Belleville Bulls 2 (SO)
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 12-11-23, +1, 20 PIM

Panik scored for the first time in 8 games, but was one of four Bulls who couldn’t convert their shootout attempt and Belleville fell to Sarnia at home.

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Still no word on a potential injury to Schemitsch.

WHL

Regina Pats 4 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 6
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 11-7-18, -8, 34 PIM

Ashton extended his goal scoring streak to 4 games, and the Pats again scored 4 goals, but the defense let them down in a loss to the Tigers.

Prince George Cougars 3 @ Vancouver Giants 2 (SO)
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 15-10-25, -7, 6 PIM

Connolly didn’t score, but was on the plus-side of even for the first time in 8 games. He converted his shootout attempt as the Cougars stole a victory in Vancouver. Connolly has 3 points in his last 7 games, but is still over a point-per-game pace.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/11/10

World Junior A Challenge

Canada West 3 vs. Sweden 2
C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, 0 PIM

Canada West is through to the semifinals after getting the winning goal early in the third period to defeat Sweden. O’Donnell had the primary assist on West’s second goal, scored on the power play. West will now face top-seeded USA and Lightning prospect Jimmy Mullin. Switzerland will play Canada East in the other semifinal.

QMJHL

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 @ Montreal Juniors 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 10 GP, 0-6-6, +5, 0 PIM

Montreal had a 4-1 lead early in the third period and coasted to a Thursday night win.

OHL

Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Peterborough Petes 2 (OT)
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 17 GP, 0-2-2, -8, 38 PIM

Beukeboom’s two game point streak came to an end. The Lightning 2010 second rounder was on the ice for both Petes goals. Beukeboom will play for Team OHL in the Canada-Russia Subway Super Series’ fourth game. In Game 3, OHL defeated Russia 4-0 last night. Russia beat the Q twice before moving to the OHL portion of their schedule.

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: 11/5/10

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.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/26/10

BCHL

Victoria Grizzlies 3 @ Penticton Vees 6
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 2-3-5, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 19 GP, 8-8-16, Even, 8 PIM

A huge night for O’Donnell, who was named the game’s First Star. Victoria had a 2-0 lead in this game before O’Donnell scored his first. His second goal was the eventual game winner.

WHL

Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Regina Pats 5
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-0-1, +5, 17 PIM
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 13 GP, 6-5-11, -4, 25 PIM

Regina won their third in a row with an upset win over first-place Saskatoon. Ashton, who scored on the power play, now has 5 points in his last 2 games and 6 in his last 3. He was given credit for a goal in his last game after the play was reviewed late. Perhaps his season is indeed starting to take off.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/23/10

BCHL

Alberni Valley Bulldogs 3 @ Penticton Vees 2
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 6-5-11, Even, 8 PIM

O’Donnell’s primary assist came while shorthanded. It temporarily tied the game at one.

USHL

Sioux Falls Stampede 2 @ Fargo Force 1 (OT)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 8 PIM

Mullin extended his point streak to three games. He had a goal and two assists Thursday vs. Youngstown. Mullin is tied for fifth in the league in points.

QMJHL

Lewiston MAINEiacs 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 1
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking), 1 SOG
Season Totals: 14 GP, 1-3-4, E, 8 PIM

After losing Friday, Lewiston takes the second of back-to-back games in Gatineau.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Saginaw Spirit 5
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM (2 checking-from-behind, diving)
Season totals: 13 GP, 11-7-18, +3, 21 PIM

Panik had two checking-from-behind penalties two minutes apart in the first period. The second led to a Saginaw power play goal. At 3-10, Belleville is just one point ahead of Barrie in the league’s basement.

Sarnia Sting 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 9
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-6-7, +9, 2 PIM

Schemitsch had the primary assist on the game’s opening goal. Avalanche first rounder Joey Hishon had two goals and three assists in the game for the Attack. The controversial first rounder has 13 points in 4 games.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 3 @ Prince George Cougars 8
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 13 GP, 13-8-21, +3, 6 PIM

Connolly ran his point streak to 13 games, but his goal streak ended at 7 despite PG scoring 8 Saturday night. The Cougars’ captain had 11 points in his last 5 games coming into Saturday night’s game.

Medicine Hat Tigers 1 @ Saskatoon Blades 4
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM (tripping, interference)
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-0-1, +6, 15 PIM

The Blades are one point behind Portland for the league’s best record. The Winterhawks have played one more game than Saskatoon, however.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/22/10

BCHL

Vernon Vipers 5 @ Penticton Vees 0
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 17 GP, 6-4-10, Even, 8 PIM

A devastating home loss to Vernon, though Penticton still leads the Interior Conference with a 12-5-0-0 record.

QMJHL

Lewiston MAINEiacs 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 13 GP, 1-3-4, E, 6 PIM

It was a rough plus/minus night for Janosik despite the win. He was credited with one hit in the game.

OHL

Erie Otters 3 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 7
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 10 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 36 PIM

An offensive explosion for the Soo, yet Beukeboom is still searching for his first point of the season. The Lightning’s third round pick was named this week to Team OHL for the upcoming Canada/Russia Subway Super Series.

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 5
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 12 GP, 11-7-18, +3, 15 PIM

Panik opened the game’s scoring, but the Bulls couldn’t pull off the win in Michigan.

Owen Sound Attack 5 @ Sarnia Sting 7
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-5-6, +7, 2 PIM

Another quiet night on the scoresheet for Schemitsch.

Oshawa Generals 4 @ London Knights 3 (OT)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 33 saves on 36 shots
Season Totals: 6-2-0-0, 3.61 GAA, .886 sv%

A nice win for the Gens and Zador, who’s save percentage is creeping back toward .900.

WHL

Swift Current Broncos 0 @ Regina Pats 2
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 4-2-6, -6, 23 PIM

Ashton scored his fourth of the year in the third period on the power play to give the Pats an insurance goal. He has 2 goals in his last 3 games. Ashton was named this week to Team WHL for the upcoming Canada/Russia Subway Super Series.

Tri-City Americans 7 @ Prince George Cougars 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +1, 2 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 12 GP, 13-7-20, +4, 6 PIM

Connolly (pictured) ran his point streak to 12 games and his goal streak to 7 games with his third straight 2-goal game. He’s scored at least twice in 4 of his last 5 games. The PG captain, who was named this week for Team WHL for the Canada/Russia Subway Super Series, is alone in third in the league in goals now with 13.

Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 4 (SO)
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-0-1, +5, 11 PIM

Coming off a rare loss, the Blades earned a shootout win over the Hurricanes after scoring twice in the third period to force the extra sessions.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/15/10

Many junior prospects in action Friday night. Connolly scores his 7th, Zador picks up another win while Panik, Schemitsch and Mullin add helpers.

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