North American Juniors

North American Juniors Game Night: 1-25-12

QMJHL

Victoriaville Tigres 0 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 6

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 44 GP, 1-6-7, -13, 43 PIM
With Victoriaville: 11 GP, 1-1-2, E, 12 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

Milan played against his former defensive partner, Coyotes first rounder Brandon Gormley, who was traded from Moncton to Shawinigan after the World Junior tournament earlier this month. Gormley had an assist in the game for the Cataractes. Maligned Islanders draft pick Kirill Kabanov had two assists for Shawinigan.

OHL

Kitchener Rangers 8 @ London Knights 3

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 43 GP, 17-36-53, +12, 38 PIM

Kitchener embarrassed their division rivals and Namestnikov (pictured) on Wednesday night, 8-3. Namestnikov was stripped of the puck while on the power play early, leading to the first Rangers goal. Former Lightning camper Seth Griffith had two goals (33, 34) for London, who outshot Kitchener 48-35. Namestnikov’s minus-3 rating tied a career worst for the Lightning’s 2011 first rounder, set last January 28 in a 6-4 loss to Erie. London is now “only” eight points up on Kitchener for first in the Midwest Division.

Prospect of the Week (1.24.12)

This season Bolt Prospects introduced our Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their on-ice contributions. There are no trophies or plaques, but we’re considering a WWF/WWE-type belt they can wear during games. At the least, maybe a really big belt buckle with the BP logo on it.

Quite simply, we wanted to highlight prospects throughout the year to help fans get better acquainted with the next round of Lightning stars while recognizing the prospect’s achievement on the ice.

This week’s BP Prospect of the Week award goes to … Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr. (Russia).

North American Juniors Game Night: 1-22-12

QMJHL

PEI Rocket 1 @ Victoriaville Tigres 2

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (delay of game, slashing), 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 42 GP, 0-6-6, -13, 41 PIM
With Victoriaville: 9 GP, 0-1-1, E, 10 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

Milan has six PIM in his last two games.

OHL

Erie Otters 2 @ London Knights 3 (OT)

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0 -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 42 GP, 17-35-52, +15, 38 PIM

Namestnikov had his point streak stopped at six games. His goal-less streak was extended to 10 games in the overtime win. Leafs prospect Greg McKegg scored the overtime winner – his second goal of the game.

Barrie Colts 0 @ Oshawa Generals 3

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 32 GP, 0-13-13, +2, 20 PIM
With Oshawa: 5 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

Schemitsch was not in the lineup on Sunday. He missed about a month earlier in the year with an upper body injury.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1-21-12

USHL

Waterloo Black Hawks 2 @ Tri-City Storm 3

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 37 saves on 39 shots, *First Star*
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 12 GP, 4-8-0, 3.51 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Wilcox (pictured) was thrown right back in net after a Friday loss and responded with a First Star effort Saturday in a 3-2 win over Waterloo. Wilcox had lost his last four games and eight of his past 10. Despite the losses, he still holds a respectable .905 save percentage.

QMJHL

Shawinigan Cataractes 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4

D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM, 1 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 35 GP, 3-19-22, -3, 34 PIM

Gatineau captain Adam Janosik said after Friday’s loss that the Olympiques needed to play with more energy, and the team responded by taking a 3-0 lead on Shawinigan and holding on for a 4-2 win. Janosik was involved in a line brawl with just over 30 seconds left in the game.

OHL

London Knights 6 @ Owen Sound Attack 5 (SO)

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1 E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 41 GP, 17-35-52, +16, 38 PIM

Namestnikov extended his point streak to six games and his goal-less streak to nine games. London beat the Attack on back-to-back nights. Lightning camper Seth Griffith scored the shootout winner for the Knights. Namestnikov did not get a turn in the skills competition.

Kingston Frontenacs 3 @ Oshawa Generals 11

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 32 GP, 0-13-13, +2, 20 PIM
With Oshawa: 5 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

Schemitsch earned his second point in as many games as Oshawa had three field goals and a safety against the Frontenacs. Blue Jackets prospect Boone Jenner had a hat trick plus an assist for the Gens.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1-20-12

USHL

Waterloo Black Hawks 4 @ Tri-City Storm 2

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Loss, 36 saves on 39 shots
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 11 GP, 3-8-0, 3.68 GAA, .900 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Tri-City is now tied for the second-worst point total in the league with Muskegon at 22. They are both three points ahead of last place Chicago.

QMJHL

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2

D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 34 GP, 3-19-22, -3, 29 PIM

Gatineau captain Adam Janosik was awarded Second Star for his efforts Friday against the Armada. He is likely earning himself a pro contract at the end of the year.

Victoriaville Tigres 5 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 4

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (holding), 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 41 GP, 0-6-6, -12, 37 PIM
With Victoriaville: 8 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 6 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

The Tigres overcame four second period goals by Guy Boucher’s former team to top the Volts in Drummondville.

OHL

Owen Sound Attack 0 @ London Knights 3

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1 +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 40 GP, 17-34-51, +16, 38 PIM

Namestnikov extended his point streak to five games with a third period assist on Greg McKegg’s goal. McKegg is a prospect of the Maple Leafs. Namestnikov has not scored a goal in eight games, but he has 11 assists over that time.

Oshawa Generals 3 @ Ottawa 67’s 8

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 31 GP, 0-12-12, +1, 20 PIM
With Oshawa: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

Schemitsch (pictured) earned his first point with Oshawa, but the Gens allowed five goals in the second period on their way to a big loss to Ottawa.

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