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North American Juniors Game Night: 10/3/10

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 4 @ Rimouski Oceanic 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 7 GP, 1-3-4, +4, 0 PIM

Gatineau finished their weekend 2-1 with a road win over Rimouski. Janosik was credited with two hits in the game.

Victoriaville Tigres 4 @ Montreal Juniors 7
D Charles Landry, MTL: Did not play.
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM

Canadiens first rounder and former Harvard player Louis Leblanc had 2-2-4 in the game.

OHL

Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Oshawa Generals 3
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 32 saves on 33 shots, *First Star*
Season Totals: 4-0-0-0, 2.50 GAA, .929 sv%

Zador (pictured) has started every game so far for undefeated Oshawa. He is first in the league in wins and fourth in save percentage.

WHL

Brandon Wheat Kings 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 4
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-0-1, +4, 11 PIM

With the win, Saskatoon tied Brandon for first in the East Division at 8 points.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/2/10

Panik gets another 2 ... Mullin gets his first ... Connolly extends point streak to 4.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10/1/10

Ashton scores his first (and fights) ... Connolly, Schemitsch, O'Donnell with points ... Zador improves to 3-0 ... A full night of action for Lightning NAJ prospects.

North American Juniors Game Day: 9/30/10

OHL

Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 5 @ Windsor Spitfires 1
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play.
Season Totals: 0-0-0, +1, 5 PIM

Beukeboom, who had a fight in the season opener, missed his second game of a two game suspension. Dallas Stars first round pick Jack Campbell stopped 30 of 35 shots in the loss for the Spits. Campbell is 2-2 with a 4.50 GAA and .866 sv% so far this year.

Belleville Bulls 7 @ Peterborough Petes 5
C Richard Panik, BEL: 2-0-2, +1, 5 PIM (fighting vs. Jeff Braithwaite), *First Star*
Season Totals: 2 GP, 2-0-2, +1, 7 PIM

Panik (pictured) earned the first First Star for a Lightning prospect this season, finishing a Belleville win with two goals and a fight. He scored his first on a penalty shot while shorthanded – he sent a wicked wrist shot into the top corner off the post. For his second goal, he scored on a one-timer from the left faceoff circle, similar to Steven Stamkos (opposite side from Stamkos’ office). The Bulls were up 4-0 midway through the first period in this game and held on late for the win. For highlights of this game, click here.

North American Juniors Game Day: 9/29/10

WHL

Swift Current Broncos 3 @ Regina Pats 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM

Ashton notched his first point of the season when he set up Colin Reddin (undrafted) for Regina’s second goal, cutting Swift Current’s lead to 3-2 in the third period. The Pats would add two more goals in the span of just over two minutes to earn their first win of the year (1-2).

North American Juniors Game Day: 9/26/10

BCHL

Penticton Vees 0 @ Quesnel Millionaires 2
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 9 GP, 2-3-5, 6 PIM

O’Donnell remains third on the Vees in scoring. Penticton sits in third in the Interior Conference at 5-4-0-0. They were playing for the fourth consecutive night and fifth game in the last six days. The Vees went 3-2 in the 5 games. They’re now off until Thursday.

QMJHL

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

Janosik (pictured) earned his third point of the season, though it came in a loss to Shawinigan. The Olympiques outshot the Cataractes 41-16. Jean-Sebastien Boucher (undrafted), playing in his first game, stopped just 10 of 15 shots for Gatineau. Shawinigan added an empty netter.

WHL

Brandon Wheat Kings 3 @ Regina Pats 1
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (slashing)
09-10 Season Totals: 64 GP, 24-27-51, -12, 102 PIM

Ashton made his season debut for the Pats, but Regina fell in another close game to Brandon. Regina is now 0-2 on the young season. Ashton is wearing an alternate captain’s A on his sweater this year. The former first round pick of the Bolts scored two goals in NHL exhibition play last week before being returned to his junior team.

North American Juniors Game Day: 9/25/10

Connolly scores again ... Zahn finally scores ... multi-point effort for O'Donnell.

BCHL

Penticton Vees 6 @ Prince George Spruce Kings 2
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-2-2, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 8 GP, 2-3-5, 6 PIM

O’Donnell registered his first BCHL multi-point game, and also earned his third tripping minor penalty of the season.

North American Juniors Game Day: 9/24/10

Connolly scores in his first game back ... Schemitsch nets his first ... Nearly a full lineup of Lightning prospect games as the OHL and WHL get underway.

Bolts Send Three Top Prospects Back to Juniors

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning reduced their preseason roster by three today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced. The Lightning now have 49 players remaining on their exhibition roster as the team prepares for the final contest on its four-game road trip tomorrow night in Calgary.

The three players who have been reassigned to their junior clubs are as follows:

RW Carter Ashton -- Regina (WHL)
RW Brett Connolly -- Prince George (WHL)
RW Richard Panik -- Belleville (OHL)

North American Juniors Game Day: 9/23/10

BCHL

Salmon Arm Silverbacks 6 @ Penticton Vees 5
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, 2 PIM

O’Donnell scored his second goal of the year as part of a 3-goal third period for the Vees. They cut the lead to 6-5, but couldn’t complete the comeback from down 6-2.

USHL

Fargo Force 2 vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks 4 (Exhibition)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG

Fargo got down 2-0 early and 3-0 early in the third before scratching their way back to a 3-2 deficit late. They couldn’t make it all the way back and the Lumberjacks added an empty netter. Mullin had a goal and an assist in the Fall Classic opener Wednesday.

OHL

Oshawa Generals 5 @ Peterborough Petes 4
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 37 saves on 41 shots

Zador (pictured) will again battle Kevin Bailie for playing time this season, but the 2009 fifth round pick of the Lightning got the season opening start for Oshawa. He was 14-28-2-1 with a 4.15 GAA and .884 save percentage for the Gens last year.

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