O'Donnell, Brendan

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/4/10

BCHL

Merritt Centennials 2 @ Penticton Vees 3
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 31 GP, 16-21-37, 10 PIM

O’Donnell scored again as the Vees completed a home-and-home sweep of Merritt.

USHL

Sioux City Musketeers 3 @ Fargo Force 2 (SO)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 8-10-18, +10, 14 PIM

Mullin failed to register a point a game after notching five against Sioux City as the Musketeers split the weekend series with the Force. Mullin did not convert his shootout attempt.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 5
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (holding), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 30 GP, 4-10-14, +8, 18 PIM

Saint John scored three times in the first period on their way to a win over Gatineau.

OHL

Owen Sound Attack 7 @ Saginaw Spirit 1
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 1-11-12, +10, 4 PIM

Avalanche first rounder Joey Hishon had two goals and an assist in the blowout win.

WHL

Swift Current Broncos 1 @ Regina Pats 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 15-10-25, -12, 42 PIM

Ashton’s assist came on an empty net goal. This was his first plus-2 game since mid-October. He has at least a point in 14 of his last 20 games and 22 points during that stretch.

Seattle Thunderbirds 5 @ Prince George Cougars 4 (SO)
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 22-14-36, -3, 8 PIM

Connolly’s seven game point streak and four game goal streak came to an end Saturday as Seattle beat the Cougars in a shootout. Connolly did not convert his shootout attempt, but still leads PG in scoring.

Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Kelowna Rockets 6
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 55 PIM

Oilers second rounder Curtis Hamilton leads the Blades in scoring with 15-25-40 and plus/minus with a plus-26 rating.

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/3/10

BCHL

Penticton Vees 6 @ Merritt Centennials 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 2-0-2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 15-21-36, 10 PIM

O’Donnell maintained his 2-points-per-game average since the World Junior A Championships with two goals scored less than a minute apart Friday.

USHL

Sioux City Musketeers 2 @ Fargo Force 6
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 2-3-5, +4, 0 PIM, 8 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 8-10-18, +10, 14 PIM

Mullin (pictured) had a monster night for Fargo, earning four of his five points in the second period, including a shorthanded goal. Mullin is now over a point-per-game pace and leads the Force in scoring. Fargo evened their record at 9-9-3 and is climbing up the Western Conference standings. They’re five points out of first, though they’ve played three more games than conference-leading Dubuque.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 2 (OT)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 29 GP, 4-10-14, +8, 16 PIM

Janosik scored his fourth of the year in overtime to lift Gatineau to a win. He has four points in his last three games with two two-point efforts.

Shawinigan Cataractes 1 @ Montreal Juniors 4
D Charles Landry, MTL: 1-2-3, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 20 GP, 5-13-18, +10, 6 PIM

Landry has six points in his last two games and has registered at least a point in six of his last seven games. His goal early in the third period Friday turned out to be the game winner.

OHL

Barrie Colts 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 25 GP, 0-4-4, -12, 42 PIM

The Soo scored four times in the third period to defeat the Colts. Beukeboom had his first plus game in eight tries.

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Guelph Storm 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
With Guelph: 1 GP, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, -1, 31 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 14-19-33, -1, 31 PIM

Wearing No.25, Panik made his Guelph debut and earned two assists, but the Storm could not overcome an early 3-0 deficit to beat the Gens. Zador watched from the bench for the second straight night.

Owen Sound Attack 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 3
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 1-11-12, +9, 4 PIM

Schemitsch assisted on Avalanche first rounder Joey Hishon’s 15th goal of the season.

WHL

Moose Jaw Warriors 9 @ Regina Pats 6
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 27 GP, 15-9-24, -14, 42 PIM

Ashton has goals in four of his last five games. Goaltending was optional Friday night in
Regina.

Seattle Thunderbirds 5 @ Prince George Cougars 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 28 GP, 22-15-37, -4, 8 PIM

Connolly has goals in four straight games and in six of his last seven games. He is third in the league in goals. Connolly passed the Lightning’s Steven Stamkos for the goal scoring lead in the Lightning organization. Your move, Mr. Stamkos. Colin Jacobs (2011 eligible) had a hat trick for Seattle Friday.

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Kamloops Blazers 3 (OT)
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 27 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 55 PIM

Zahn has roughing penalties in three straight games. This won't go over well with Santa.

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/1/10

BCHL

Westside Warriors 6 @ Penticton Vees 4
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-2-2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 13-21-34, 10 PIM

For all those keeping track, that’s now 16 points in 8 post-WJAC games for O’Donnell (pictured). Penticton is one point out of first in the Interior Conference, just behind Salmon Arm.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 4 @ PEI Rocket 1
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 28 GP, 3-9-12, +8, 16 PIM

Janosik couldn’t build on his two-point night in his last outing, but had a solid night in the plus/minus category.

Montreal Juniors 3 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 4 (OT)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 1-2-3, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 19 GP, 4-11-15, +10, 6 PIM

Landry now has points in 5 of his last 6 games. His power play goal gave Montreal a 2-1 lead in the first period Wednesday, but Montreal ended up falling in overtime on an Artem Sergeev (2011 draft) goal.

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 @ Saginaw Spirit 8
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 24 GP, 0-4-4, -13, 40 PIM

Beukeboom missed his last game with the flu, but was back in the lineup Wednesday. The Soo had a 4-2 lead in this game early in the second period before Saginaw exploded.

London Knights 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 2
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 4 PIM

Schemitsch played in his first game since November 6 due to an “upper body injury.” He was scoreless in his return.

WHL

Calgary Hitmen 3 @ Prince George Cougars 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 27 GP, 21-13-34, -5, 8 PIM

Another game, another goal for Connolly. The Lightning’s 2010 first round pick has goals in three straight games and in five of his last six games. Thrashers pick Jimmy Bubnick had a hat trick for Calgary.

Saskatoon Blades 7 @ Chilliwack Bruins 3
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (tripping, roughing)
Season totals: 26 GP, 2-5-7, +7, 53 PIM

Saskatoon scored five consecutive goals after falling behind 1-0 early.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/27/10

BCHL

Penticton Vees 7 @ Coquitlam Express 5
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-2-3, 2 PIM (tripping), *Third Star*
Season totals: 28 GP, 13-19-32, 10 PIM

That’s now 14 points in 7 post-WJAC games for O’Donnell.

USHL

Green Bay Gamblers 3 @ Fargo Force 2 (SO)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (tripping), 2 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 6-7-13, +6, 14 PIM

The Gamblers won the shootout 2-1. Mullin failed to score on his shootout opportunity.

QMJHL

Shawinigan Cataractes 4 @ Gatineau Olympiques 6
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 27 GP, 3-9-12, +6, 16 PIM

Janosik (pictured) scored the game’s opening goal, his third of the season. He had 9 goals in 63 games last season.

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Barrie Colts 5
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play.
Season Totals: 23 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 40 PIM

Beukeboom missed the game with the flu.

Sudbury Wolves 0 @ Owen Sound Attack 6
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Schemitsch remains out with an “upper body injury.” He was a game-time decision Saturday.

Oshawa Generals 5 @ Sarnia Sting 4 (SO)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 25 saves on 29 shots
Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

Zador stopped 2 of 2 shooters in the extra-extra session to get his 10th win. His career high is 14 wins, set last season.

WHL

Prince George Cougars 7 @ Kamloops Blazers 5
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 26 GP, 20-13-33, -4, 8 PIM

Connolly scored his 20th of the season in his 26th game. It’s not Steven Stamkos good, but it’s good. Connolly has points in 5 straight games. Prince George now leads the BC Division and is currently the second seed in the West.

Prince Albert Raiders 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 6
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 10 PIM (misconduct)
Season totals: 24 GP, 2-5-7, +7, 45 PIM

The Blades got some revenge on Prince Albert, winning the second game of a home-and-home series.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/24/10

BCHL

Merritt Centennials 2 @ Penticton Vees 4
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 26 GP, 12-17-29, 8 PIM

O’Donnell continues to find the scoresheet after his WJAC experience. He has 4 goals and 7 assists in 5 games since the tournament.

OHL

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

Schemitsch remains out with an “upper body injury.”

WHL

Regina Pats 1 @ Kelowna Rockets 6
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM (slashing, holding)
Season totals: 25 GP, 14-8-22, -12, 42 PIM

Ashton’s 3 game goal streak came to an end. He was a team-worst minus-3 for the night.

Prince George Cougars 4 @ Chilliwack Bruins 0
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 18-12-30, -4, 6 PIM

Connolly has 5 points in his last 3 games.

NA Juniors Game Night: 11/21/10

BCHL

Prince George Spruce Kings 1 @ Penticton Vees 10
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 3-1-4, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 25 GP, 12-16-28, 8 PIM

It was a good day for the Fighting Sioux Sunday as O’Donnell notched his first BCHL hat trick (and an assist), while fellow North Dakota commit Mark MacMillian had a hatter plus 2 assists for First Star honors in a Vees win. Penticton scored 7 times in the second period, including O’Donnell’s 3. MacMillian was chosen by Montreal in the fourth round of this past summer’s draft. He’s a native of Penticton.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 24 GP, 2-8-10, +5, 16 PIM

Janosik has 5 assists in his last 7 games. B-C hasn't won in 25 games (0-19-3-3).

OHL

Barrie Colts 4 @ Oshawa Generals 7
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 22 saves on 26 shots.
Season Totals: 16 GP, 9-3-1-1, 3.41 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

Despite the win, which is obviously the priority, Zador’s GAA and save percentage numbers actually got worse. At this point, however, the only way Zador will regain his No.1 position is to keep getting victories. His partner in net, Kevin Bailie, is 4-2-1-1 with a 2.60 GAA and .899 save percentage.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/19/10

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Salmon Arm Silverbacks 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 9-15-24, 8 PIM

O’Donnell earned the only assist on the Vees’ game winner scored midway through the third period.

USHL

Fargo Force 3 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 2
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 11 GP, 5-6-11, +4, 10 PIM

Fargo got Mullin and four of his teammates back from Team USA and beat the Stampede. Fargo had fallen into last place in their conference without those five players.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 5 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, 11, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 23 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 16 PIM

Gatineau scored the game’s final 3 goals to win.

Montreal Juniors 3 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 1
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 14 GP, 0-7-7, +7, 2 PIM

Landry is still looking for his first goal of the year, but continues to rack up assists since returning from an injury.

OHL

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhouds 3 (SO)
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 21 GP, 0-2-2, -10, 40 PIM

Beukeboom, the Soo’s captain, fell to minus-10 on the year, the worst mark on the club. He’s 19th on the club in points. The SSM press has been calling for the firing of Soo coach Denny Lambert, so this was a welcomed win.

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Ottawa 67’s 5
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 12-12-24, -4, 31 PIM

Ottawa had a 5-0 lead before the Bulls hit the scoresheet.

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

Schemitsch is still day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Erie Otters 3 @ Oshawa Generals 10
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 15 GP, 8-3-1-1, 3.37 GAA, .881 sv%, 1 SO

Rangers pick Christian Thomas, son of Lightning Player Development Consultant Steve Thomas, had a hat trick and 3 assists for the Gens.

WHL

Regina Pats 4 @ Vancouver Giants 5 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season totals: 22 GP, 12-7-19, -9, 36 PIM

Ashton has goals in 5 of his last 6 games; 6 out of 7 if you count the Canada-Russia Super Series. WHL leading scorer Craig Cunningham (Bruins) (24 GP, 8-33-41) had just an assist in the game.

Kelowna Rockets 4 @ Prince George Cougars 2
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 17-10-27, -6, 6 PIM

Connolly scored both his team’s goals, but the Cougars dropped a home game to last-place Kelowna. The Rockets are now just one point behind PG in the B.C. Division. This was Connolly’s first 2-goal game in nearly a month. He is 18th in the WHL in points.

Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Kootenay Ice 1
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (tripping, delay of game)
Season totals: 21 GP, 1-5-6, +5, 43 PIM

Saskatoon was outshot 40-23.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/17/10

BCHL

Trail Smoke Eaters 3 @ Penticton Vees 6
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-2-2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-14-23, 8 PIM

O’Donnell earned Second Star for the second straight game and now has 5 points in 2 games since playing for Canada West at the WJACs. After a slow start, he’s up to a point-per-game pace for the Vees.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 8
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM (holding stick)
Season totals: 22 GP, 12-12-24, -2, 31 PIM
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Panik is still more than a point-per-gamer, even though he has “just” 7 points in his last 12 games. Schemitsch missed his third game due to an “upper body injury.” He’s listed as day-to-day. Belleville had leads of 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 in this game before the Attack exploded for a snowman.

WHL

Team WHL 6 vs. Team Russia 7 (SO)
RW Carter Ashton, WHL: 1-0-1, 2 PIM (slashing)

The WHL scored the game’s first 3 goals, but allowed its last 3 and eventually lost in a shootout. Russia is now 3-2 in the Canada-Russia Subway Super Series after sweeping the Q and being swept in Ontario. Omsk’s Sergei Kalinin (1+2, undrafted) was player of the game for Russia, while Prince Albert’s Brandon Herrod (1+0, undrafted) won the WHL’s award. Lightning prospect Brett Connolly will serve as an alternate captain for the WHL in their final game against Russia in Connolly’s hometown of Prince George on Thursday. He didn’t play in Wednesday’s game in Kamloops. Ashton, who scored the game's first goal in Wednesday's game, will not play in Prince George.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/17/10

BCHL

Penticton Vees 4 @ Salmon Arm Silverbacks 5
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-2-3, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 9-11-19, 8 PIM

O’Donnell’s first game back from his time with Canada West in the World Junior A Challenge was a good one for him personally, as he scored once and added two assists, but the Vees fell on the road to Salmon Arm, 5-4. O’Donnell’s goal, scored with six seconds left in the second period, tied the game at 3 for Penticton. All his points came in the second period. O’Donnell is now second on the Vees in scoring, eight points behind left-handed defenseman Joey Laleggia, who was passed over in the 2010 draft. Laleggia, listed at 5’10”, is headed to the University of Denver next year. Laleggia was the first-ever B.C. Major Midget league hockey player to receive a verbal scholarship commitment to play hockey for an NCAA Div.1 school at 15-years-old, and actually committed to New Hampshire. UNH and LeLeggia agreed to go in separate directions this summer, reportedly.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/14/10

World Junior A Challenge

Canada East 4 vs. USA 6 (Gold Medal Game)
C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 1-0-1, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct)
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 6-0-6, 2 PIM

Jimmy Mullin’s sixth goal of the tournament – scored unassisted – was the game-winner as the USA won gold at the World Junior A Challenge for the third consecutive year. Mullin scored the tie-breaking goal with just over 4 minutes left in the game. The U.S. would add an empty netter late. Mullin, who led all players in goals for the tournament, was named to the WJAC’s all-star team. USA defenceman Scott Mayfield was named MVP. Mullin will now return to Fargo of the USHL. (HockeyCanada.ca photo)

Canada West 3 vs. Switzerland 8 (Bronze Medal Game)
C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 7 GP, 0-2-2, 0 PIM

Switzerland continued their rise in international play with a commanding blowout win over the home side, Canada West, to win bronze. O’Donnell did not hit the scoresheet in the game and finished the tournament with two assists. West scored the game’s opening goal and led 2-1 in the second period before entering the third tied at 2. Switzerland then scored the game’s next 6 goals, including 4 in about 4 ½ minutes. O’Donnell won’t have to travel to return to Penticton of the BCHL. Penticton served as host-city for the WJACs.

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 5 @ Gatineau Olympiques 1 (OT)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM (cross checking, roughing), 0 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 21 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 16 PIM

Moncton scored with less than 30 seconds left in the game to tie it, then scored again in OT to win it.

Drummondville Voltigeurs 1 @ Montreal Juniors 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 13 GP, 0-6-6, +6, 2 PIM

Montreal is 9-1 in its last 10 games and pulled within 2 points of the Volts for first in the TELUS West Division.

OHL

Peterborough Petes 2 @ Oshawa Generals 3
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 19 saves on 21 shots.
Season Totals: 15 GP, 8-3-1-1, 3.37 GAA, .881 sv%, 1 SO

Zador made the most of what has become a rare opportunity to start, stopping all but 2 shots in a win over the Petes.

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