North American Juniors

Juniors Game Night: 1-16-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 5

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: Did not play
Season totals: 28 GP, 4-9-13, -1, 50 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 39 GP, 21-24-45, +20, 45 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Joseph was scoreless for only the second time in the last 17 games.

Ontario Hockey League

Ottawa 67’s 5 @ Peterborough Petes 2

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 5-11-16, +22, 28 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: Did not play
Season totals: 40 GP, 3-16-19, E, 31 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Masin extended his point streak to four games. The 67’s pulled into a second-place tie with Peterborough in the East Division.

Kitchener Rangers 7 @ Saginaw Spirit 4

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 12/17 FO, *Second Star*
Season totals: 13 GP, 9-7-16, +5, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Stephens was second star, but Saginaw allowed seven goals for the second straight game, losing to Kitchener, 7-4.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 4 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 1

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-1-2, +2, 5 PIM
Season totals: 22 GP, 20-29-49, +13, 17 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point scored his 20th goal of the season in his 24th game. The goal turned out to be the game-winner. Point took a major penalty for clipping.

Prince George Cougars 6 @ Vancouver Giants 4

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 47 GP, 4-14-18, -15, 28 PIM
With Vancouver: 33 GP, 4-11-15, -5, 18 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Brad Morrison (Rangers) had a hat trick for Prince George.

United States Hockey League

Sioux Falls Stampede 3 @ Omaha Lancers 5

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Did not play
Season totals: 17 GP, 10-5-2, 2.47 GAA, .920 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Oldham got the night off. He had an overtime loss Friday.

Juniors Game Night: 1-15-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Charlottetown Islanders 7 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 8 (OT)

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: Did not play
Season totals: 28 GP, 4-9-13, -1, 50 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-2-3, +5, 2 PIM, 6 SOG, 3 Hits
Season totals: 38 GP, 21-24-45, +20, 43 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Joseph (pictured) scored in overtime to give Saint John an 8-7 win in an old-fashioned QMJHL shootout.

Shawinigan Cataractes 2 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 37 GP, 27-27-54, +3, 48 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

No points for Yan in a close loss to the junior alma mater of Cedrick Paquette and Daniel Walcott.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 1 @ Sarnia Sting 4

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 11/15 FO
Season totals: 38 GP, 12-21-33, -12 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli had his 6-game point streak snapped.

Saginaw Spirit 1 @ London Knights 7

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 5/14 FO
Season totals: 12 GP, 8-6-14, +3, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

London got two goals each from Christian Dvorak (Coyotes), Max Jones (2016), and Aaron Berisha (undrafted).

Western Hockey League

Everett Silvertips 3 @ Vancouver Giants 2

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 46 GP, 4-14-18, -13, 26 PIM
With Vancouver: 32 GP, 4-11-15, -3, 16 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Vancouver blew a 2-1 lead to visiting Everett.

United States Hockey League

Sioux City Musketeers 3 @ Omaha Lancers 2 (OT)

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: Did not play
Season totals: 27 GP, 0-22-22, -5, 30 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Loss, 23 saves on 26 shot*
Season totals: 17 GP, 10-5-2, 2.47 GAA, .920 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Oldham was named the USHL Goaltender of the Week for his performance last week.

Juniors Game Night: 1-14-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 1 (OT)

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 36 GP, 27-27-54, +4, 46 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan’s overtime goal Thursday gave him points in seven of his last eight games. Former 2015 Lightning camper Philippe Cadorette stopped 39 shots for Shawinigan. The 5-11 goaltender is 4-0 this season for the Cataractes after coming over from Baie-Comeau. He has a .944 save percentage and 1.70 GAA.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 1 @ Windsor Spitfires 4

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 11/21 FO
Season totals: 37 GP, 12-21-33, -11 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 1 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-20-35, +22, 53 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Windsor completed a home-and-home sweep of the Gens with a 4-1 win Thursday. DiGiancinto was scoreless for the third straight game, his longest such streak of the season. Anthony Cirelli scored Oshawa’s only goal on the night and now has points in all six games Oshawa has played in 2016. The Gens have sold off a lot of their tradable assets to build for the future.

Flint Firebirds 1 @ Peterborough Petes 6

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 5-10-15, +23, 28 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: Did not play
Season totals: 40 GP, 3-16-19, E, 31 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Masin (pictured) scored his fifth goal of the season to give him goals in three consecutive games dating back to before the World Junior tournament. Like last year before his injury, his offense is coming on as the season passes its midpoint. Matt Spencer did not play.

United States Hockey League

Sioux City Musketeers 3 @ Lincoln Stars 1

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: Did not play
Season totals: 27 GP, 0-22-22, -5, 30 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Musketeers captain Ryan Zuhlsdorf was not in the lineup Thursday in Nebraska.

Juniors Game Night: 1-13-16

Western Hockey League

Red Deer Rebels 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 0 (OT)

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 22 GP, 19-28-47, +11, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Red Deer won an old-fashioned goalie battle Wednesday thanks to Ivan Nikolishin’s overtime-winner. Nikolishin (5-9, undrafted) is the son of former NHLer Andrei Nikolishin. Zach Sawchenko (2016) stopped 37 of 38 shots for Moose Jaw and Rylan Toth (undrafted) had 25 saves for the shutout.

Juniors Game Night: 1-10-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Rimouski Oceanic 4 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 5

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: Did not play (suspended)
Season totals: 28 GP, 4-9-13, -1, 50 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 37 GP, 20-22-42, +15, 41 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Joseph matched last year’s point total in 12 fewer games.

Shawinigan Cataractes 5 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 35 GP, 26-27-53, +4, 44 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Dennis Yan had a goal and an assist as Shawinigan completed a weekend sweep of the Volts.

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Oshawa Generals 2

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 15-20-35, +22, 53 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 9/23 FO
Season totals: 36 GP, 11-21-32, -10 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

DiGiacinto was scoreless, but Windsor scored a 4-2 road wins over the Gens. The Spits are six points up on Sarnia for the West Division lead. Oshawa is fourth in the East Division, ahead of just Hamilton.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 4 @ Swift Current Broncos 3

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 19-28-47, +11, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

The WHL trade deadline came and went and Point remained a member of the Moose Jaw Warriors. He was thought to be on the block, but with a monumental return. Not many trades were made on Sunday around the league as a lot of teams are still in playoff races. Point will finish his junior career in Moose Jaw.

Juniors Game Night: 1-9-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: Did not play (suspended)
Season totals: 28 GP, 4-9-13, -1, 50 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 36 GP, 20-20-40, +16, 41 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Joseph was back on the scoresheet after his 12-game point streak was snapped last game. He has at least a point in 27 of his 36 games.

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 1 @ Barrie Colts 3

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 15-20-35, +23, 53 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Team Canada WJC goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (Devils) stopped 32 of 33 shots for Barrie.

Hamilton Bulldogs 2 @ Peterborough Petes 7

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 4-10-14, +20, 28 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 40 GP, 3-16-19, E, 31 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Masin returned from his duties as captain of the Czech Republic at World Juniors to score his fourth goal of the season and help the Petes to a 7-2 win over the visiting Bulldogs.

Sarnia Sting 5 @ Saginaw Spirit 4 (SO)

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 12/17 FO, *Second Star*
Season totals: 11 GP, 8-6-14, +4, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Stephens had a goal and two assists in his second game back from World Juniors, but had his shootout attempt saved in Sarnia’s 6-5 shootout win. First rounders Travis Konecny (Flyers) and Pavel Zacha (Devils) scored in the shootout for Steven Stamkos’ OHL alma mater after they were held scoreless in regulation.

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 6

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-2-3, +1, 2 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 20 GP, 19-27-46, +10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point made his return from captaining Canada at World Juniors and promptly earned first star honors in a home win over Saskatoon. Due to his shoulder injury and time in Finland Point has fallen out of the WHL scoring leader group. He’s currently in 18th, 20 points behind the leader – but he’s played 20 fewer games. If he can finish the year healthy and productive he has a chance at league MVP.

Vancouver Giants 6 @ Red Deer Rebels 5 (OT)

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 45 GP, 4-14-18, -13, 26 PIM
With Vancouver: 30 GP, 4-10-14, -3, 16 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Ty Ronning (2016), son of former NHLer Cliff Ronning, had the overtime winner for Vancouver. Lightning GM Steve Yzerman watched Thomas in person this week in Edmonton.

United States Hockey League

Lincoln Stars 2 @ Omaha Lancers 3 (OT)

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Win, 24 saves on 26 shots, *Second Star*
Season totals: 15 GP, 10-4-1, 2.45 GAA, .922 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

To prove Friday’s first star game against Lincoln was no fluke, Oldham was second star Saturday in an overtime win over the Stars. Omaha was down 2-0 Saturday before battling back.

Juniors Game Night: 1-8-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Drummondville Voltigeurs 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 6

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 34 GP, 25-26-51, +3, 44 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Newly acquired Dmytro Timashov (Leafs) had four assists to lead Shawinigan Friday.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 2 @ Kingston Frontenacs 5

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 13/20 FO
Season totals: 35 GP, 11-20-31, -11 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Michael Dal Colle (Islanders) had two goals and five points against his former team. Oshawa had the game tied at 2 early in the third until the Fronts took off. Oshawa has been busy on the trade front in the last two weeks, stocking up for the future. Cirelli is their first line center and is projected to be again next year.

Peterborough Petes 2 @ Ottawa 67’s 3

D Dominik Masin, PBO: Did not play
Season totals: 29 GP, 3-10-13, +20, 28 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 39 GP, 3-16-19, -1, 31 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Masin remains out of the lineup until he returns from World Juniors. Ottawa got the win despite dealing Travis Konecny to Sarnia earlier this week.

Niagara IceDogs 3 @ Saginaw Spirit 1

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 9/20 FO
Season totals: 10 GP, 7-4-11, +2, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Stephens returned from Team Canada to play his 10th game of the season (broken foot, World Juniors).

Western Hockey League

Vancouver Giants 5 @ Calgary Hitmen 2

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 44 GP, 4-13-17, -13, 26 PIM
With Vancouver: 30 GP, 4-10-14, -3, 16 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Ty Ronning had two goals for Vancouver.

United States Hockey League

Omaha Lancers 3 @ Lincoln Stars 2

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Win, 36 saves on 38 shots, *First Star*
Season totals: 14 GP, 9-4-1, 2.50 GAA, .922 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Oldham broke a personal 3-game losing streak with a 36-save performance Friday in Lincoln.

Sioux City Musketeers 0 @ Madison Capitols 4

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM 0 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 0-22-22, -5, 30 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Garrett Metcalf (UMass-Lowell, Ducks) stopped all 31 shots he faced to beat Sioux City, who has been shut out in consecutive games. Eetu Selanne (uncommitted, undrafted), Teemu’s son, scored an empty net goal for Madison.

Juniors Game Night: 1-7-16

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Peterborough Petes 3 (SO)

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 7/18 FO
Season totals: 34 GP, 11-19-30, -11 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

D Dominik Masin, PBO: Did not play
Season totals: 29 GP, 3-10-13, +20, 28 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 3-16-19, -1, 31 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

The Gens won a back-and-forth game in Peterborough, 4-3, after a skills competition. Anthony Cirelli scored his 11th goal of the season and is approaching last year’s season total of 13. Matt Spencer had an assist for Peterborough. Dominik Masin has not returned from the Petes since the Czech Republic was eliminated from the World Juniors Championship, won by Finland over Russia. USA took bronze over Sweden.

Owen Sound Attack 0 @ Windsor Spitfires 5

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 15-20-35, +23, 53 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto scored No. 15 this season, helping the Spits to a home shutout win over the Attack. Sixteen-year-old Michael DiPietro (2017) stopped 30 shots for the shutout.

United States Hockey League

Sioux City Musketeers 0 @ Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 4

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM 2 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 0-22-22, -5, 30 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Coming off a 3-assist game Sunday, Zuhlsdorf was shut out with the rest of his teammates by Benjamin Blacker and Cedar Rapids, 4-0. Blacker, an undrafted, 5-10 Western Michigan commit, stopped 22 shots for his first shutout of the season.

Juniors Game Night: 1-6-16

Western Hockey League

Vancouver Giants 1 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 3

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 43 GP, 4-13-17, -15, 26 PIM
With Vancouver: 29 GP, 4-10-14, -5, 16 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Thomas was scoreless Wednesday in the Giants’ loss in Edmonton. Dallas second rounder Brett Pollock had a goal and two assists for the Oil Kings.

Juniors Game Night: 1-5-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 2 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 1 (OT)

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 33 GP, 25-26-51, +2, 42 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan (RDS photo) had the lone assist on Sens prospect Gabriel Gagné’s overtime goal that gave the Cataractes a 2-1 win in Sherbrooke.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 4 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 2

C Brayden Point, MJ: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 18-25-43, +9, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point has not re-joined the team yet after captaining Team Canada at World Juniors. He is currently the subject of “should we or shouldn’t we?” trade discussion for Moose Jaw. (Point trade story from DiscoverMooseJaw.com).

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