North American Juniors

Juniors Game Night: 12-10-14

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Quebec Remparts 0 @ Moncton Wildcats 4

W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 8 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 27 GP, 20-23-43, +17, 32 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Quebec lost its second straight game, 4-0 in Moncton, the former home of Mark Barberio and Evgeni Artyukhin.

Western Hockey League

Brandon Wheat Kings 4 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 5 (SO)

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 16-26-42, +10, 21 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Point extended his point streak to 12 games with an assist during a rare night in which Point did not factor in at least half the Warriors’ goals. Point did not convert his shootout attempt, though Moose Jaw won the skills competition, 1-0.

Prospect of the Week: 12-8-14

We continue our Bolt Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for his recent contributions on and off the ice.

The Bolt Prospect of the Week for December 8, 2014 is … Brayden Point, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL – Canada).

With the success of smaller players in the NHL and its recent transformation into a speed and skill league, it’s rather dumbfounding that Brayden Point fell to the 2014 draft’s third round. But there was Point, a prolific producer with captain-worthy character and high-end hockey sense, sitting at No. 79 with the Lightning just one pick away at 80.

The Lightning may preach patience with prospects, but they showed none of it in this instance.

Juniors Game Night: 12-7-14

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Sarnia Sting 7 (SO)

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 8-24-32, E, 56 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

The CHL’s sixth ranked team outshot Sarnia 41-20, but Anthony DeAngelo and the Sting won in a shootout, 7-6. DeAngelo, who has points in five straight games and 10 of his past 11, scored the first Sarnia goal of the game, setting off a teddy bear toss.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Calgary Hitmen 8

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 16-25-41, +10, 19 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

D Ben Thomas, CAL: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-11-13, +4, 12 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Point extended his point streak to 11 games with an assist, and Moose Jaw was tied with Calgary 3-3 entering the third period, but the Hitmen exploded for five goals on a whopping 26 shots in the middle frame to defeat the Warriors, 8-3. There was no scoring in the third period. Ben Thomas remains out with a lower body injury.

Juniors Game Night: 12-6-14

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Quebec Remparts 5 @ Victoriaville Tigres 7

W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-1-1, -2, 7 PIM, 6 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 26 GP, 20-23-43, +17, 30 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Erne’s 3-game goal scoring streak was broken as the Remparts fell on the road to Victoriaville. He was a goal short of a Gordie Howe hat trick, also. Erne fought Phil Pietroniro. Quebec scored four goals in the second period.

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 2 @ Saginaw Spirit 5

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-1-1, -3, 2 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 7-23-30, -1, 54 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

Sarnia had its 6-game win streak snapped by Saginaw. DeAngelo has at least a point in nine of his last 10 games.

North Bay Battalion 4 @ Windsor Spitfires 5

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 22 GP, 9-5-14, -8, 36 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

DiGiacinto had his 3-game goal streak ended by North Bay. Windsor managed five goals on just 19 shots. North Bay had 38 shots. Aaron Luchuk (2015) had a hat trick for the Spits, doubling his goal total for the season.

Barrie Colts 7 @ Peterborough Petes 2

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 27 GP, 5-8-13, -21, 43 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

Masin was minus-3 Saturday, making him minus-9 in three games this week.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 7 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 4

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-3-4, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 27 GP, 16-24-40, +12, 19 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Point (pictured) extended his point streak to 10 games with four points Saturday. He has been a game star in three straight games. He’s putting himself in strong position to make Team Canada for World Juniors.

Juniors Game Night: 12-5-14

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Val-d’Or Foreurs 1 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4

C Cameron Darcy, CB: Did not play (off team)
Season totals: 19 GP: 1-13-15, -6, 14 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

The Eagles decided they’d waited long enough for Darcy to try to find his game and dropped him from their roster. The Lightning’s seventh round pick this summer who flirted with a spot on Syracuse will now await a trade, provided Cape Breton can find a taker who has an open overage spot (three allowed per game). If a trade can’t be made, Darcy will reportedly return home to Boston. It is possible the Lightning could find a spot for him with ECHL Florida on a minor league contract, that is if they still believe Darcy has a professional career ahead of him. The Lightning liked his skill in the preseason, but returned him to juniors so he could add weight and strength. Darcy has struggled to produce, though he was Cape Breton's leading scorer last season. Darcy's lone goal this year was scored into an empty net.

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3 @ Quebec Remparts 6

W Adam Erne, QUE: 1-1-2, -2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 5 Hits, *Third Star*
Season totals: 25 GP, 20-22-42, +19, 30 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Adam Erne now has goals in 10 of his last 12 games, scoring the eventual game-winner Friday night at home vs the Armada. Erne was a threat all night, but especially on his goal-scoring shift. Playing the left point on the power play, Erne was caught back on a 2 on 1 but hit the ice to block a cross-crease pass, saving a scoring chance. He gathered the puck, rushed it up ice, then dished before taking his spot on the point. The Remparts turned the puck over, but Erne didn’t leave his spot and challenged the puck carrier, poking the puck clear and gathering it himself. He took a stride to the left wing circle and rifled a slap shot far-side for a goal, breaking a 3-3 tie. He dropped to one knee to celebrate, pumping his fist (pictured). The goal was Erne’s 20th of the season, so he’s one off last year’s total set in 23 more games.

Ontario Hockey League

North Bay Battalion 2 @ Sarnia Sting 5

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 7-22-29, +2, 52 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

Sarnia won its sixth straight game, aided by DeAngelo’s two assists. DeAngelo has at least a point in eight of his last nine games.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Guelph Storm 5

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
Season totals: 26 GP, 5-8-13, -18, 43 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

In a game broadcast on NHL Network, Guelph rallied late to break a 3-3 tie and defeat the Petes, 5-3. Masin had an up-and-down game with a few giveaways, but some smart defensive play at other times. He is firmly in the Petes’ top-4 for defensemen and had several good breakout passes.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 1 @ Red Deer Rebels 2

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 26 GP, 15-21-36, +10, 19 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Point extended his point streak to nine games with an assist.

Edmonton Oil Kings 2 @ Calgary Hitmen 6

D Ben Thomas, CAL: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-11-13, +4, 12 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Thomas remains out with a lower body injury. He is getting close to a return.

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