North American Juniors

Juniors Game Night: 12-8-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 1 (SO)

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 12/25 FO, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 23 GP, 11-19-30, +23, 14 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

Jocktan Chainey (NJ, 2017 7th round pick) scored for the Mooseheads just 66 seconds into the game, and then Foreurs netminder Etienne Montpetit (undrafted) slammed the door shut for the next 63:54, stopping 44 Halifax shots and forcing a shootout to steal a point for Val-d’Or. Somppi and Filip Zadina (2018 draft eligible) both scored in the shootout to claim the 2nd point and the victory for the Mooseheads, with Somppi earning Third Star honors.

Ontario Hockey League

North Bay Battalion 1 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 0/1 FO
Season Totals: 29 GP, 25-18-43, +29, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

Katchouk scored what would be the game winning goal with less than two minutes left in the 1st. Battalion goalie Julian Sime (undrafted) stopped 37 Sault Ste. Marie shots. Katchouk is 5th in the OHL in points, 2nd in goals, and 1st in shorthanded and game wining goals, and 2nd in plus-minus.

Barrie Colts 3 @ Mississauga Steelheads 2

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 7/18 FO
Season Totals: 26 GP, 9-14-23, +4, 6 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Lipanov fired a game-high 6 shots, but failed to point in the Colts 3-2 road win over the Steelheads. Barrie jumped to the 2-0 lead before Jason Willms (undrafted) netted the game winner with 2:35 remaining in the game after Mississauga rallied to knot the score.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ London Knights 4 (OT)

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 1/6 FO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 10-2-12, -13, 6 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

The Petes thrice tied the game, including a goal by Matthew Timms (undrafted) with just six seconds left in regulation. But Evan Bouchard (undrafted) scored the game winner for the Knights just 50 seconds into overtime.

Erie Otters 4 @ Sarnia Sting 7

W Taylor Raddysh, ER: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 0/1 FO
Season Totals: 29 GP, 15-27-42, +10, 16 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

Raddysh capped a 3-2 1st period for the Otters, scoring his 15th of the season, but the 2nd and 3rd would belong to the Sting. Sarnia would pour on a 5-1 scoring run in front of 2700+ at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. The Sting was paced by a three point performance by OHL points and assist leader Jordan Kyrou (STL, 2016 2nd round pick) and two goals from Adam Ruzicka (CGY, 2017 4th round pick). Raddysh’s 27 assists are good for 5th in the OHL.

Western Hockey League

Kelowna Rockets 7 @ Regina Pats 5

D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-1-1, +2, 5 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 29 GP, 6-21-27, +13, 27 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

Cal Foote assisted on a Dillon Dube shorthanded goal in the 2nd period that would be the 5-4 go ahead goal for the Rockets. Kelowna would go on to a 7-5 win behind two goals from both Leif Mattson (undrafted) and Nolan Foote (2019 draft eligible). The 3rd period would turn ugly starting at 17:27 with fighting majors to Cal Foote and Braydon Buziak (undrafted). 52 minutes in penalties would be handed out to both teams in the closing two-and-half minutes of the game..

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Red Deer Rebels 0

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 13/29 FO, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 19 GP, 12-18-30, +12, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 30 GP, 6-8-14, +23, 34 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Howden (pictured) returned to action for the Warriors after missing several games, as Moose Jaw blanked Red Deer 3-0. Howden opened the scoring with his 12th of the season, a power play marker that would be the eventual game winner. He also assisted on a Tanner Jeannot tally 14 seconds before the end of the 2nd. Howden fired off a game-high 6 shots en route to 2nd Star honors.

World Junior A Challenge U19

Canada East 0 @ USA 7 (Pre-tournament exhibition)

D Nick Perbix , USA: No boxscore available
Tournament Totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals (USHL): 17 GP, 0-7-7, +11, 10 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
Committed to: St. Cloud State University

C Cole Guttman, USA: No boxscore available
Tournament Totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals (USHL): 16 GP, 6-5-11, E, 21 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
Committed to: University of Denver

Jack Dugan (VGK, 2017 5th round pick, Providence commit) paced the USA Under-19 team with two goals in a pre-tournament exhibition against the Canada East Under-19 team. The Americans blanked Canada’s East team while putting up a touchdown on the scoreboard. Ryan Bischel (undrafted, Clarkson commit) and Jake Kucharski (2018 draft eligible, Providence commit) split the netminding duties and combined for the 20-save shutout. Team USA kicks off their tournament Monday afternoon, December 11 at the tournament site in Truro, Nova Scotia against the Czech Republic U19 team.

Juniors Game Night: 12-7-17

Ontario Hockey League

Sudbury Wolves 4 @ Peterborough Petes 5 (OT)

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 5/7 FO, *First Star*
Season Totals: 24 GP, 10-2-12, -13, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

The Petes returned from what seemed like a mini-break and Christopher Paquette was a man possessed for Peterborough as they rallied from a 4-2 2nd intermission deficit to claim the 5-4 overtime win against the Wolves. Paquette broke a really long pointless streak when he opened the scoring with a power play marker a little over seven minutes in the contest. He then scored his 10th goal of the season midway in the 3rd to knot the game at 4-4 before Jonathan Ang (FLA, 2016 4th round pick) potted a power play goal in OT for the Petes win. Paquette paced all players with 7 shots on goal en route to First Star honors.

Erie Otters 3 @ Windsor Spitfires 4

W Taylor Raddysh, ER: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 1/1 FO
Season Totals: 28 GP, 14-27-41, +11, 16 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

Raddysh celebrated being named to Team Canada’s WJC camp by scoring a goal and an assist in the Otters road loss to the Spitfires. Erie got out to a 3-0 advantage by the 2nd period as Raddysh garnered the primary assist on the opening goal by Kyle Maksimovich (undrafted) and then scored Erie’s second marker just 34 seconds into the middle frame. Raddysh notched a game-high 6 shots, but the Otters couldn’t hold off the Spitfire rally as Windsor reeled off four unanswered goals in the last half of the game.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 4 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 3 (OT)

C Brett Howden, MJ: Did Not Play
Season Totals: 18 GP, 11-17-28, +11, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 29 GP, 6-8-14, +23, 32 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Howden remained out of the lineup for the Warriors, but Moose Jaw won a tough road contest in Edmonton against the Oil Kings in overtime. The Warriors were paced by Jayden Halbgewachs (undrafted), who scored his 28th and 29th goals of the season, including the OT game-winner just 26 seconds into the extra session.

Juniors Game Night: 12-6-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 3 (SO)

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 14/19 FO
Season Totals: 22 GP, 11-19-30, +24, 14 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

After the Cataractes got out to a two-goal lead, Sompii helped trigger the Halifax rally assisting on a shorthanded goal by Filip Zadina (2018 draft eligible). About 90 seconds later, Islander 6th round pick Arnaud Durandeau knotted the game at deuces. Zadina, a consensus Top 10 projected pick in the 2018 NHL draft, was named to Team Canada’s World Juniors camp earlier in the day. However, neither Zadina nor Somppi could solve Shawinigan netminder Mikhail Denisov in the shootout before Jan Drozg (PIT, 2017 5th round pick) potted the shootout game-winner for the Cataractes. Somppi was once again lights out in the faceoff circle, winning 74% of his draws.

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 28 GP, 24-18-42, +28, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

Katchouk celebrated being named to Team Canada’s WJC camp by scoring a shorthanded goal for the Greyhounds as they doubled up the Sting. Sault Ste. Marie was paced by Morgan Frost (PHI, 2017 1st round pick) and Tim Gettinger (NYR, 2016 5th round pick).

Juniors Game Night: 12-5-17

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 1 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 4

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 29 GP, 7-14-21, -14, 26 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

The Thunderbirds got goals from four different players and Seattle netminder Matt Berlin stopped 26 Saskatoon shots.

Medicine Hat Tigers 4 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 5

C Brett Howden, MJ: Did Not Play
Season Totals: 18 GP, 11-17-28, +11, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: Did Not Play
Season Totals: 27 GP, 6-8-14, +23, 32 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Neither Howden nor Sosunov was in the lineup for Warriors as Moose Jaw squeaked out 5-4 victory. The Warriors took a 3-0 lead into the 2nd intermission, but the two teams combined for six third period goals, including the game winner by Brayden Burke (undrafted) with 24 seconds remaining.

Juniors Game Night: 12-3-17

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 @ Ottawa 67’s 0

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 23-18-41, +27, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

Boris Katchouk returned to action after missing the Kingston game and scored the Greyhounds fourth goal. Sault Ste. Marie netminder Tyler Johnson (undrafted) stopped all 32 Ottawa shots, blanking the 67’s 4-0.

Barrie Colts 2 @ Kingston Frontenacs 6

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 1/7 FO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 9-14-23, +4, 6 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Finnish blueliner Eemeli Rasanen (TOR, 2017 2nd round pick) paced the Frontenacs with three assists as Kingston handed the Central Division leading Colts a 6-2 loss. Lipanov failed to point and is a combined 3/17 in faceoffs over the two game Barrie losing streak.

Kitchener Rangers 3 @ Erie Otters 2 (OT)

W Taylor Raddysh, ER: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 8 SOG, 1/3 FO
Season Totals: 27 GP, 13-26-39, +10, 16 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

Raddysh spit out a game-high 8 shots, but only managed the one assist on the opening goal of the game. The Otters scored twice in 37 seconds in the 1st period, but it was all Rangers after that. Kitchener winger Adam Liska (2018 draft eligible) sparked the Ranger rally with a goal and an assist.

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Portland Winterhawks 0

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 7-14-21, -13, 26 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

Sixteen year old rookie Saskatoon goalie Nolan Maier stopped 48 Winterhawks shots for the 4-0 shutout of Portland.

Juniors Game Night: 12-2-17

Catching up on Friday and Saturday night's games...

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League[/i

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 6 (Friday)

[i]C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 10/17 FO
Season Totals: 20 GP, 10-18-28, +22, 14 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

The Mooseheads jumped out to a 4-0 lead before the game’s midpoint and cruised to the 6-2 win over the Huskies. Somppi notched two assists, including the primary on what would be Filip Zadina’s game winner. Zadina, a consensus Top 10 ranked prospect for the 2018 draft., and Raphael Lavoie (undrafted) both paced the Mooseheads with two goals and three points each. Zadina currently leads the Q in goals and points.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 4 (Saturday)

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 10/16 FO
Season Totals: 21 GP, 11-18-29, +23, 14 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

Once again, the Mooseheads jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the 2nd period and cruised to a 4-2 win over the Foreurs. Somppi scored the opening goal and Halifax netminder Alexis Gravel (2018 draft eligible) stopped 32 Val-d’Or shots for the win. Somppi’s +23 rating leads the Q.

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Kingston Frontenacs 2 (OT) (Friday)

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: Did Not Play
Season Totals: 26 GP, 22-18-40, +26, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

Boris Katchouk was missing from action as the Frontenacs twice knotted the match before Conor Timmins (COL, 2017 2nd round pick) scored the OT power-play game-winner for the Greyhounds.

Barrie Colts 3 @ Ottawa 67’s 4 (Saturday)

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG, 2/10 FO
Season Totals: 24 GP, 9-14-23, +6, 4 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Lipanov assisted on the game’s opening goal, a power play marker by Ben Hawerchuk (undrafted), but the Colts allowed two 3rd period goals by the 67’s.

Erie Otters 4 @ Guelph Storm 5 (OT) (Friday)

W Taylor Raddysh, ER: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0/1 FO
Season Totals: 26 GP, 13-25-38, +11, 16 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

Raddysh assisted on the Owen Headrick (undrafted) power play goal 13 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime for the Otters, but Cedric Ralph (undrafted) netted the OT game-winner for the Storm just 20 seconds in the extra session.

Western Hockey League

Kelowna Rockets 4 @ Spokane Chiefs 2 (Friday)

D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 6-19-25, +9, 22 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

The Rockets were once again propelled by Carsen Twarynski (PHI, 2016 3rd round pick) and Dillon Dube (CGY, 2016 2nd round pick) as Kelowna doubled the Chiefs on the road in Spokane.

Kootenay Ice 2 @ Kelowna Rockets 5 (Saturday)

D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 28 GP, 6-20-26, +11, 22 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

Cal Foote assisted on his brother Nolan Foote’s (2019 draft eligible) power play marker in the 3rd to help seal the Rockets victory over the Ice.

Saskatoon Blades 0 @ Everett Silvertips 3 (Saturday)

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 7-14-21, -15, 26 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

Despite firing off a team-high five shots, Libor Hajek and the rest of his Blades teammates failed to solve Silvertips netminder Carter Hart (PHI, 2016 2nd round pick), and were blanked 3-zip by Everett in front of 5600+ home fans at XFINITY Arena.

Swift Current Broncos 7 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 6 (OT) (Friday)

C Brett Howden, MJ: Did Not Play
Season Totals: 18 GP, 11-17-28, +11, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 6-7-13, +22, 32 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Brett Howden was absent from the action as the Warriors pressed for a three-goal 3rd period to rally to a 6-5 lead, starting with Sosunov’s assist on a Tanner jeannot’s goal just 52 seconds into the period. However, the Broncos had a rally of their own battling back to send the game to OT and eventually steal the win.

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Swift Current Broncos 2 (Saturday)

C Brett Howden, MJ: Did Not Play
Season Totals: 18 GP, 11-17-28, +11, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 6-8-14, +23, 32 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

The Warriors jumped out to 3-0 1st period lead and hung on to split the home-and-home series against Swift Current. Sosunov assisted on what would be the game-winner by Luka Burzan (2018 draft eligible). Brett Howden missed his 2nd straight game for Moose Jaw.

United States Hockey League

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 3 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 4 (OT1) (Friday)

C Cole Guttman, DBQ: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, *First Star*
Season Totals: 16 GP, 6-5-11, E, 21 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
Committed to: University of Denver

Guttman scored the OT game-winner to lead the Fighting Saints in victory over the visiting RoughRiders.

Sioux City Musketeers 2 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 0 (Saturday)

C Cole Guttman, DBQ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 16 GP, 6-5-11, E, 21 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
Committed to: University of Denver

Ben Kraws (Miami University commit) blanked the Fighting Saints, stopping 27 Dubuque shots for the win for the Musketeers.

Sioux Falls Stampede 1 @ Omaha Lancers 4 (Friday)

D Nick Perbix , OMA: 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 16 GP, 0-7-7, +8, 8 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
Committed to: St. Cloud State University

Perbix notched an assist on what would be the game-winner from Christian O’Neill (Princeton commit).

Omaha Lancers 5 @ Des Moines Buccaneers 3 (Saturday)

D Nick Perbix , OMA: 0-0-0, +3, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 17 GP, 0-7-7, +11, 10 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
Committed to: St. Cloud State University

After just one goal scored in the first 40 mins of hockey, the Lancers and Buccaneers combined for seven 3rd period goals. Perbix notched a +3 rating for the 2nd straight game.

Note: Sioux City Musketeer and University of Minnesota commit Sammy Walker has returned to Edina High School (MIN) for the fall/winter season.

Juniors Game Night: 11-30-17

Catching up on Wednesday and Thursday night's games...

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7 @ Peterborough Petes 5

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 26 GP, 22-18-40, +26, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 9/15 FO
Season Totals: 23 GP, 8-2-10, -14, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

The Greyhounds and Petes combined for 12 goals and 82 shots, in a back-and-forth affair separated only by back-to-back Sault Ste. Marie goals in the 2nd period. The Greyhounds were paced by two goals each from both Conor Timmins (COL, 2017 2nd round pick) and Missouri native Ryan Roth (undrafted). Katchouk got the only assist on what would be the game-winning goal by Morgan Frost (PHI, 2017 1st round pick).

Mississauga Steelheads 3 @ Barrie Colts 6

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 6/11 FO
Season Totals: 23 GP, 9-13-22, +7, 2 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Lipanov notched an assist as the Colts doubled the Steelheads. Barrie was paced by a two goal performance by Ben Hawerchuk (undrafted).

Erie Otters 2 @ Niagara Ice Dogs 5

W Taylor Raddysh, ER: 0-2-2, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 25 GP, 13-24-37, +13, 16 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

Raddysh assisted on both Otters goals sandwiched around five straight Ice Dogs scores. Niagara pivot Bradey Johnson (undrafted) paced the Ice Dogs with two goals.

Western Hockey League

Prince George Cougars 3 @ Kelowna Rockets 5 (Wednesday)

D Cal Foote, KEL: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 26 GP, 6-19-25, +9, 22 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

Foote scored the Rockets’ fifth goal and assisted on the first goal, a power play marker just four minutes in to help lead Kelowna to victory over the Cougars. Foote earn Third Star honors behind Carsen Twarynski’s hat trick and Flames prospect Dillon Dube’s three point effort.

Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Spokane Chiefs 6 (Wednesday)

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 26 GP, 7-14-21, -13, 24 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

Hajek assisted on the first goal of the game just 2:27 into the match, but it was all Chiefs after that. Spokane winger Ethan McIndoe (undrafted) scored twice for the Chiefs and Saskatoon pivot Kirby Dach (2019 top prospect eligible) scored both Blades goals.

Juniors Game Night: 11-28-17

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 5 @ Tri-City Americans 2

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 25 GP, 7-13-20, -12, 22 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

Hajek setup Cameron Hebig (undrafted) for the Blades’ opening goal, a power play marker eight minutes into the game. Saskatoon got goals from five different players as the Blades scored early and often against the hometown Americans.

Victoria Royals 4 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 7

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-3-4, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 18/29 FO
Season Totals: 18 GP, 11-17-28, +11, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-1-1, +3, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 26 GP, 6-6-12, +21, 32 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Howden scored a goal and added three assists in the Warriors’ comeback victory over the visiting Royals. Victoria went up 3-2 early in the 2nd period, and then it was all Moose Jaw, scoring five of the next six goals. The Warriors were paced by Justin Almeida (undrafted), who notched a hat trick and led the Moose Jaw rally. Sosunov tag teamed with Howden, assisting on Jayden Halbgewachs’ goal.

Juniors Game Night: 11-26-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 4 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 5

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 8/25 FO
Season Totals: 19 GP, 10-16-26, +20, 14 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

Somppi broke a 2-2 deadlock in the 2nd period with a power-play marker and added another goal early in the 3rd to stretch the Mooseheads lead to 4-2. The Titan then got three straight goals to pull out the rally and hand Halifax the heartbreaker.

Ontario Hockey League

Barrie Colts 3 @ North Bay Battalion 2

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 7/16 FO
Season Totals: 22 GP, 9-12-21, +6, 2 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Lipanov was held pointless for the first time since returning to the Colts lineup, but Leo Lazarev (undrafted) stopped 33 Battalion shots and Barrie got goals from three different players to grit out road win in North Bay.

Juniors Game Night: 11-25-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 7 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 1

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 9/14 FO
Season Totals: 18 GP, 8-15-23, +18, 14 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

The Mooseheads put up a touchdown on the Sea Dogs behind an Arnaud Durandeau (Islanders 2017 6th round pick) hat trick.

Ontario Hockey League

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 8

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0/1 FO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 22-17-39, +25, 8 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2/4 FO
Season Totals: 22 GP, 8-2-10, -13, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

The Greyhounds put up a snowman for the second straight game, this time against the Petes. Sault Ste. Marie was paced by the two goal, three point performance of Jack Kopacka (Ducks 2016 4th round pick). It was a quiet night for Katchouk, who notched just a single assist.

Oshawa Generals 7 @ Barrie Colts 3

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 1-2-3, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 4/13 FO, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 21 GP, 9-12-21, +6, 2 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

The Generals pasted a touchdown on the Colts behind possible 2018 1st rounder Serron Noel’s three point night. Lipanov (pictured) had a hand in all three Colts goals, scoring a power play marker and notching the primary assists on two 3rd period scores. Lipanov has 4 points in two games after after returning to the lineup after missing a couple of games.

Sarnia Sting 4 @ Erie Otters 3

W Taylor Raddysh, ER: 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 5/5 FO, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 24 GP, 13-22-35, +15, 16 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

Raddysh scored twice for the Otters, a 2-1 go-ahead power play marker and the 3-3 equalizer late in the 3rd. But Swede Hugo Leufvenius (2018 draft eligible) scored the game-winner for the Sting just 45 seconds after Raddysh’s 2nd goal.

Western Hockey League

Medicine Hat Tigers 0 @ Kelowna Rockets 4

D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 25 GP, 5-18-23, +8, 20 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

Fresh from the BC Major Midgets and the World U17 Hockey Challenge, Kelowna’s 16 year old netminder Roman Basran pitched a 38 save 4-0 shutout against Medicine Hat. Foote was on the ice for three of the Rockets’ four goals.

Prince Albert Raiders 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 2 (SO)

C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 11/26 FO
Season Totals: 17 GP, 10-14-24, +8, 18 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 25 GP, 6-5-11, +18, 32 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Curtis Meger (undrafted) stopped 31 Moose Jaw shots and three more in the shootout, including Brett Howden to lead the Raiders to a 3-2 victory. Prince Albert was paced by Jordy Stallard (Jets 2016 5th round pick), who scored the Raiders’ first goal, and converted their only shootout goal to seal the win..

United States Hockey League

Sioux City Musketeers 4 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 5

C Cole Guttman, DBQ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 15 GP, 5-5-10, -1, 21 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
Committed to: University of Denver

RW Sammy Walker, SC: Did Not Play, High School
Season Totals (SC): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM
Season Totals (Edina-HS): 2 GP, 0-4-4, 0 PIM
Season Totals (UMHSEHL): 20 GP, 16-25-41, 14 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (Edina-HS): 25 GP, 22-24-46, 6 PIM
Committed to: University of Minnesota

Clarkson University commit Adam Tisdale (undrafted) bagged a hat trick to lead the Fighting Saints to a 5-4 win over the Musketeers.

Note: Sammy Walker has returned to Edina High School for the fall/winter season.

Team USA 1 @ Omaha Lancers 6

D Nick Perbix , OMA: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 15 GP, 0-6-6, +5, 8 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
Committed to: St. Cloud State University

Perbix notched a power play assist on the Lancers’ 6th goal as Omaha easily handled the NDTP Team USA squad.

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