North American Juniors

CHL Game Night: 2-16-17

Ontario Hockey League

Hamilton Bulldogs 4 @ Peterborough Petes 3

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 14/19 FO
Season Totals: 52 GP, 17-21-38, -3, 22 PIM
With Petes: 15 GP, 5-4-9, +4, 8 PIM
With Niagara: 37 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 46 GP, 5-17-22, +8, 43 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Peterborough fought back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game early in the third period, but gave up the winning goal four minutes later and couldn’t recover. Matt Spencer had gone four games without a point. He has two points in his last 14 games after a strong December (10 GP, 3-7-10).

CHL Game Night: 2-15-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 5 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 6

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 6 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 51 GP, 36-25-61, +19, 52 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

The Cataractes saw a 4-1 lead slip away, but recovered in the end to win, 6-5. Yan was scoreless.

Ontario Hockey League

Sudbury Wolves 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season: 53 GP, 26-24-50, +11, 38 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

Katchouk hit 50 points for the second straight year with an assist Wednesday in the Soo’s win over Sudbury. The Hounds put 54 shots on Wolves goaltenders.

London Knights 1 @ Erie Otters 5

W/C Mitchell Stephens, LDN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 8/22 FO
Season Totals: 37 GP, 19-25-44, +18, 18 PIM
With London: 15 GP, 8-8-16, +6, 4 PIM
With Saginaw: 22 GP, 11-17-28, +13, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 6/16 FO
Season Totals: 41 GP, 18-32-50, +27, 12 PIM
With Erie: 15 GP, 5-11-16, +9, 4 PIM
With Oshawa: 26 GP, 13-21-34, +18, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 43 GP, 33-56-89, +56, 29 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Erie beat London in Pennsylvania to extend their lead on the Knights to four points, 83-79. The Otters lead the Western Conference over Sault Ste. Marie and London. Dylan Strome (Coyotes) had two goals and an assist for Erie.

Western Hockey League

Everett Silvertips 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 1 (SO)

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM
Season Totals: 48 GP: 3-19-22, -9, 57 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

Carter Hart (Flyers) was first star, stopping 30 of 31 shots in regulation and overtime, then three of four shooters in the circus.
h the third period.

CHL Game Night: 2-14-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Charlottetown Islanders 1

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 51 GP, 32-12-44, +6, 74 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 40 GP, 31-32-63, +34, 43 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Joseph was back on the scoresheet after his 28-game streak ended against Shawinigan. He played against his brother, 2017 draft eligible Pierre-Olivier, who was scoreless with two shots. The younger Joseph, a 6-0 160-pound lefty defenseman, has 34 points (six goals) in 49 games. Former Lightning camper Mark Grametbauer stopped 22 of 24 shots for Charlottetown, earning him second star. Boko Imama, who was all over the scoresheet when Saint John’s top players were at World Juniors, is on a five-game scoreless streak.

Western Hockey League

Brandon Wheat Kings 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 3

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 44 GP, 29-32-61, +3, 54 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden scored for the first time in six games, helping Moose Jaw to a 3-1 home win over Nolan Patrick (2017) and Brandon. Patrick was scoreless for the Wheat Kings.

CHL Game Night: 2-13-17

Western Hockey League

Portland Winterhawks 4 @ Kamloops Blazers 0

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Loss, 34 saves on 37 shots
Season Totals: 35 GP, 20-10-2-2, 2.24 GAA, .932 sv%, 3 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Cole Kehler (undrafted) stopped all 41 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season and second of his career. Kehler used to play for Kamloops. He went 3-14-2 two seasons ago before playing in the BCHL last year.

CHL Game Night: 2-12-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 1 @ Halifax Mooseheads 0

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 50 GP, 36-25-61, +20, 50 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 11/21 FO, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 48 GP, 14-23-37, -3, 22 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

One day after shutting down Saint John, Shawinigan’s Mikhail Denisov (2017) shut out Halifax, making 28 stops.

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Erie Otters 5 (SO)

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 9/16 FO
Season Totals: 40 GP, 18-32-50, +26, 12 PIM
With Erie: 14 GP, 5-11-16, +8, 4 PIM
With Oshawa: 26 GP, 13-21-34, +18, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 42 GP, 33-54-87, +54, 29 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Erie lost a 2-goal third period lead, but recovered in the circus to take the two points. The Otters were 2/2 in the shootout. Evan Lodnia (2017) had the winner. He’d look good in a Lightning sweater on draft day.

CHL Game Night: 2-10-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 3 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 0

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 49 GP, 36-25-61, +20, 50 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 0 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 50 GP, 32-12-44, +6, 74 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 39 GP, 31-31-62, +34, 41 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

It’s over. Mathieu Joseph’s point streak ended at 28 games when Shawinigan’s Mikhail Denisov (2017) shut out the Sea Dogs Saturday. Yan’s goal was scored into an empty net.

Ontario Hockey League

Saginaw Spirit 4 @ Erie Otters 9

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 9/16 FO
Season Totals: 39 GP, 18-32-50, +28, 10 PIM
With Erie: 13 GP, 5-11-16, +10, 2 PIM
With Oshawa: 26 GP, 13-21-34, +18, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 2-2-4, +4, 2 PIM, 6 SOG, *First Star*
Season Totals: 41 GP, 33-53-86, +55, 29 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Raddysh had four points and was first star Saturday as the Otters beat up on visiting Sagainaw, 9-4. Erie had a 3-0 lead before watching it vanish into a 3-3 tie. They turned the energy back up and coasted to the win. Anthony Cirelli has five goals in his last five games for Erie.

Flint Firebirds 5 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, *Third Star*
Season: 52 GP, 26-23-49, +10, 36 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

Katchouk raised his career-high for goals in a season to 26 with a goal Saturday. He has six goals in his last eight games. He has 11 points in that time.

Peterborough Petes 4 @ Barrie Colts 1

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 17/23 FO
Season Totals: 51 GP, 17-21-38, -4, 22 PIM
With Petes: 14 GP, 5-4-9, +3, 8 PIM
With Niagara: 37 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 45 GP, 5-16-21, +8, 43 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Paquette scored the game’s opening goal for the second straight game as the Petes beat the Colts in Barrie, 4-1. Paquette appears to have taken over the No. 1 center role in Peterborough, taking double the amount of faceoffs as the next highest player on the team. He was a third and fourth liner in Niagara this time last season.

Western Hockey League

Brandon Wheat Kings 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 3 (OT)

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Season Totals: 47 GP: 3-19-22, -8, 53 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

Hajek had a power play helper in regulation. Nolan Patrick, a likely top-2 pick in this summer’s draft, had two assists for Brandon.

Everett Silvertips 2 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 0

C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 43 GP, 28-32-60, +2, 54 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Carter Hart (Flyers) stopped 31 shots for his league-leading eighth shutout of the season. Howden is slumping a little with just two assists in his last five games. He’s minus-5 during that time.

Kamloops Blazers 3 @ Victoria Royals 1

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Did not play
Season Totals: 34 GP, 20-9-2-2, 2.21 GAA, .932 sv%, 3 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Dylan Ferguson (2017) stopped 36 of 37 shots for the Blazers, earning first star.

CHL Game Night: 2-10-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Drummondville Voltigeurs 1 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 4

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 4 Hits
Season Totals: 49 GP, 32-12-44, +8, 72 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 39 GP, 31-31-62, +34, 41 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Joseph’s point streak hit 28 games Friday when the Dogs beat the visiting Volts, 4-1. He came close to scoring, but hit the post early in the game. (Saint John Sea Dogs graphic)

Halifax Mooseheads 3 @ Charlottetown Islanders 4

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 14/22 FO, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 47 GP, 14-23-37, -3, 22 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Penguins pick Daniel Sprong had two goals for the team from PEI.

Shawinigan Cataractes 2 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 8

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 48 GP, 35-25-60, +19, 48 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Yan hit 35 goals and 60 points for the year, but it came in a thrashing at the hands of the Titan.

Ontario Hockey League

Guelph Storm 5 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *First Star*
Season: 50 GP, 24-20-44, +7, 34 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

The Soo was down 3-0 and 4-1, but fought back to win, 7-5. Katchouk scored a big goal at the end of the first period to make the score 3-1.

London Knights 5 @ Kitchener Rangers 2

W/C Mitchell Stephens, LDN: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 6/14 FO, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 36 GP, 19-25-44, +18, 18 PIM
With London: 14 GP, 8-8-16, +6, 4 PIM
With Saginaw: 22 GP, 11-17-28, +13, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

Stephens was third star for London as they overcame an early 2-1 deficit to win, 5-2. Cliff Pu (Sabres) had two goals for London.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 4

C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 42 GP, 28-30-58, +3, 54 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 46 GP: 3-21-24, -8, 51 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

Saskatoon got two goals from Kirby Dach – the first goals of his 5-game career. Dach just turned 16. He was the No. 2 overall pick of the Blades in 2016.

Kamloops Blazers 1 @ Victoria Royals 2 (SO)

G Connor Ingram, KAM: SOL, 20 saves on 21 shots
Season Totals: 34 GP, 20-9-2-2, 2.21 GAA, .932 sv%, 3 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Ingram stopped all but one shot in regulation and overtime, but allowed two of three shooters to score in the shootout, losing 2-1. He was coming off a 33-save shutout vs. Kelowna Wednesday. Griffen Outhouse (2017) stopped 41 shots for Victoria.

CHL Game Night: 2-9-17

Sudbury Wolves 1 @ Peterborough Petes 2

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 15/25 FO
Season Totals: 50 GP, 16-21-37, -6, 22 PIM
With Petes: 13 GP, 4-4-8, +1, 8 PIM
With Niagara: 37 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 44 GP, 5-16-21, +7, 43 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Paquette (pictured) scored the game’s opening goal and the Petes added another before the end of the first period, then held on for a 2-1 win. After going through a stretch of 10 points in eight games in December, Spencer has just two assists in his last 17 games.

CHL Game Night: 2-8-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 3 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 48 GP, 32-12-44, +9, 72 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 38 GP, 31-30-61, +33, 41 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Joseph’s point streak hit 27 games as the Dogs beat the Titan, 3-2. Boko Imama was scoreless.

Ontario Hockey League

Saginaw Spirit 1 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season: 50 GP, 24-20-44, +7, 34 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

Ducks fourth rounder Jack Kopacka scored twice (21) for the Hounds in their win over visiting Saginaw.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Ottawa 1

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 12/16 FO
Season Totals: 49 GP, 15-21-36, -7, 22 PIM
With Petes: 12 GP, 3-4-7, E, 8 PIM
With Niagara: 37 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 43 GP, 5-16-21, +8, 43 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Spencer was plus-2 and the Petes won Wednesday despite getting outshot 27-16. He’s not putting up a lot of points, but Paquette is doing his job in the faceoff circle for the Petes. Not bad considering he played on the wing for Niagara before the trade.

London Knights 4 @ Flint Firebirds 3 (SO)

W/C Mitchell Stephens, LDN: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 11/22 FO
Season Totals: 35 GP, 19-24-43, +18, 16 PIM
With London: 13 GP, 8-7-15, +6, 2 PIM
With Saginaw: 22 GP, 11-17-28, +13, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

Stephens scored for the seventh time in the last six games as London won in a shootout in Flint, 4-3. His shorthanded goal sent the game to overtime, and he also had the shootout winner. Not a bad night. It wasn’t enough for the Flint media to give him a game star, though.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 4

C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 41 GP, 28-30-58, +4, 54 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Likely 2017 top-2 pick center Nolan Patrick had two goals and was first star for Brandon. Most mock drafts have him going to the Avalanche first overall.

Kelowna Rockets 0 @ Kamloops Blazers 6

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Win, 33 saves on 33 shots, shutout, *First Star*
Season Totals: 33 GP, 20-9-2-1, 2.26 GAA, .932 sv%, 3 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Ingram stopped all 33 shots he faced, earning his third First Star award in the last 10 days. He now has a .10 lead on Carter Hart (Flyers) for first in the WHL in save percentage, though he trails Hart in GAA, 2.07 to 2.26. Hart has a sizeable lead in shutouts, 7-3. Ingram is third in the WHL in that category.
gram is in goal.

CHL Game Night: 2-5-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 7 @ Moncton Wildcats 2

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 10/17 FO, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 46 GP, 14-22-36, -2, 22 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Somppi set a new career high for goals in a season with 14. His goal Sunday was of the highlight reel variety as he kicked a bouncing puck up above his waist, then bunted the puck into the net. Good stuff. Nico Hischier (2017) had two goals and three assists as he tries to overtake Nolan Patrick of Brandon for the No. 1 spot in this summer’s draft.

Ontario Hockey League

Erie Otters 6 @ Kingston Frontenacs 1

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie: 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 11/17 FO
Season Totals: 38 GP, 17-31-48, +28, 10 PIM
With Erie: 12 GP, 4-10-14, +10, 2 PIM
With Oshawa: 26 GP, 13-21-34, +18, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 40 GP, 31-51-82, +51, 27 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Raddysh and Cirelli (pictured) both scored in the first period as Erie built a 4-0 lead after one and 6-0 after two periods. Cirelli is starting to find his groove in the Erie lineup with nine points in his last five games.

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7 @ North Bay Battalion 4

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Third Star*
Season: 49 GP, 24-19-43, +5, 32 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

Katchouk tied his career high for goals in a season, set in 14 fewer games.

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