North American Juniors

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/17/11

QMJHL

Quebec Remparts 1 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 48 GP, 6-20-26, +9, 28 PIM

A big win for Gatineau over the TELUS East Division-leading Remparts. The Olympiques have clinched a playoff spot and sit in fourth in the TELUS West Division, one point behind Shawinigan.

Montreal Juniors 4 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 46 GP, 10-27-37, +22, 24 PIM

Landry’s career high 10th goal of the season was scored on the power play in the first period to give Montreal a 1-0 lead. The Juniors would later fall behind 3-1 before storming back for a 4-3 win. The game winning goal was scored by Jeremy Gouchie (undrafted) with 35 seconds left in the game. Montreal leads the TELUS West Division with 86 points, five more than Drummondville. They have clinched a playoff spot. Only St. John (95) has more points in the Q.

OHL

Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Niagara IceDogs 3
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm)
Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup)
With Attack: 11 GP, 7-2-0-0, 3.19 GAA, .895 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 29 GP, 17-5-1-1, 3.29 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Owen Sound maintained their five point lead in the Western Conference over Saginaw with a win in St. Catherines. They have clinched a playoff spot.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/16/11

BCHL

Westside Warriors 4 @ Penticton Vees 5
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 56 GP, 26-42-68, 26 PIM

O’Donnell’s 26th goal of the season came on the power play.

OHL

London Knights 4 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play (injured - concussion)
Season Totals: 44 GP, 1-7-8, -11, 54 PIM

Beukeboom has now missed the Soo’s last five games with a concussion.

Owen Sound Attack 2 @ Erie Otters 6
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm)
Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Loss, 19 saves on 25 shots
With Attack: 11 GP, 7-2-0-0, 3.19 GAA, .895 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 29 GP, 17-5-1-1, 3.29 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Zador got a second straight start for the Attack after stopping 37 of 38 shots in a close win vs. Plymouth his last game. He did not fare nearly as well as Owen Sound was beaten handily by an inferior Erie squad, 6-2, despite only being outshot 25-24. Zador’s personal five game win streak came to an end.

WHL

Medicine Hat Tigers 4 @ Saskatoon Blades 5 (OT)
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 58 GP, 3-14-17, +20, 125 PIM

Kings first rounder Brayden Schenn scored his 12th goal in 13 games - a goal that came in overtime Wednesday to thwart a full Tigers comeback and give the Blades a win. Medicine Hat scored twice in the late third to tie the game, including a shorthanded goal with 1:15 to go by California native Emerson Etem. The Ducks first round pick last summer scored twice in the game. He has 32 goals on the year. The Tigers’ Linden Vey, also a Kings pick (4/2009) had three assists in the game to regain the WHL scoring lead with 95 points in 55 games (38 goals).

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/15/11

WHL

Tri-City Americans 2 @ Kamloops Blazers 3 (SO)
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
With Tri-City: 15 GP, 8-15-23, +1, 30 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 44 GP, 24-26-50, -11, 70 PIM

Ashton scored for the second straight game, but the Americans lost the shootout 2-0 and the game 3-2. He did not participate in the shootout. Ashton, who scored on the power play, has goals in consecutive games after going seven games without a goal. With the goal he matched his point total from his draft year at 50 and is within one point of his career high, set last year with Lethbridge and Regina. His career high for goals in 30, set in his draft year with the Hurricanes.

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 7
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 56 GP, 3-13-16, +19, 123 PIM

Saskatoon’s 11 game unbeaten streak came to an end against Brandon. Stars 2009 first round draft pick Scott Glennie had a hat trick for the Wheaties. He has 26 goals and 70 points in 57 games this season. Senators sixth rounder (2010) Mark Stone had six points in the game for Brandon. (TC Americans photo)

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/13/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 4 @ Prince George Spruce Kings 3 (OT)
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 55 GP, 25-42-67, 24 PIM

The Vees gave up leads of 2-0 and 3-1, but still prevailed in overtime. Fresh off a hat trick Saturday night, O’Donnell was held off the scoresheet Sunday.

USHL

Fargo Force 6 @ Muskegon Lumberjacks 4
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 15-26-41, +21, 20 PIM

The Force scored the game’s final five goals to earn a road win.

OHL

Guelph Storm 3 @ London Knights 2
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: Did not play (injured – knee)
With Guelph: 22 GP, 12-12-24, -6, 34 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 26-29-55, -6, 67 PIM

Panik missed the game with a knee injury. No details have been released on the severity of the injury. He scored a goal in the third period of Saturday night’s game, so if he was hurt, it happened late – or they kept him out as a precaution. It’s all speculation at this point. Guelph put up 50 shots on London Sunday, scoring three times in the third period to erase a 2-0 deficit and steal a win.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 6 @ Chilliwack Bruins 1
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
With Tri-City: 14 GP, 7-15-22, +2, 30 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 43 GP, 23-26-49, -10, 70 PIM

Ashton broke a seven game goal-less drought and notched three points, helping TC to a big win in Chilliwack.

Prince George Cougars 4 @ Red Deer Rebels 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 44 GP, 35-21-56, -6, 22 PIM

Prince George saw their 2-1 third period lead turn into a 3-2 deficit before Connolly scored with just under two minutes left in the game to tie game, and again in overtime to win it for the Cougars. Connolly is up to eighth in the league in goals scored. Undersized center Tyler Johnson of Spokane (undrafted overager) leads with 43. Possible first overall pick in 2011, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, was scoreless Sunday against the Cougars for the Rebels.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/12/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 8 @ Quesnel Millionaires 4
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 3-0-3, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 54 GP, 25-42-67, 24 PIM

O’Donnell had a hat trick for the Vees, who scored five times in the first period en route to putting up a snowman against Quesnel. O’Donnell is tied for 20th in the league in goals and 14th in points. (Vees Blog photo)

USHL

Fargo Force 4 @ Indiana Ice 1
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 34 GP, 15-25-40, +19, 20 PIM

Mullin is now tied for ninth in the league in total points and is fourth in plus/minus. The league leader in points, Indiana’s Blake Coleman (undrafted), had the Ice’s only goal of the game. Coleman, a Miami (Ohio) commit like Mullin, is 12 points ahead of anyone else in the league at 60 in 41 games. This is his second season in the USHL.

QMJHL

Val-d’Or Foreurs 0 @ Gatineau Olympiques 3
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (interference), 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 47 GP, 6-20-26, +9, 28 PIM

Gatineau scored twice in the last two minutes of the second period, then added an empty netter with 21 seconds left to finish the game’s scoring. Janosik is third among Gatineau defensemen in points.

OHL

Owen Sound Attack 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 1
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm/wrist)
Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Win, 36 saves on 37 shots, *Second Star*
With Attack: 10 GP, 7-1-0-0, 2.87 GAA, .908 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 28 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.19 GAA, .890 sv%, 1 SO

Zador came up big for the Attack, who was outshot 37-20 in the game. Zador, a backup with Owen Sound, extended his personal winning streak to five games.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 2 @ Spokane Chiefs 7
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (interference, roughing)
With Tri-City: 13 GP, 6-13-19, E, 30 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 42 GP, 22-24-46, -12, 70 PIM

TC pasted first-place Portland in their last game, then faltered on the road against Spokane, who sits directly in front of the Americans in the division and conference standings, now three points ahead. Ashton had 14 points (six goals) in his first six games with TC, but has just five points (no goals) in his last seven with the club.

Prince George Cougars 1 @ Calgary Hitmen 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 43 GP, 33-21-54, -6, 22 PIM

Connolly has at least a goal in four consecutive games. He has a seven game point streak. This loss will not sit well with the Cougars, who are battling for playoff positioning and were playing the league’s worst team Saturday.

Saskatoon Blades 5 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 3
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 56 GP, 3-13-16, +19, 123 PIM

Saskatoon extended their unbeaten streak to 11 games.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/11/2011

BCHL

Penticton Vees 4 @ Prince George Spruce Kings 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 53 GP, 22-43-65, 24 PIM

O’Donnell had a power play assist and was given Second Star for the game. Penticton is third in the Interior Conference.

QMJHL

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 46 GP, 6-20-26, +8, 26 PIM

Gatineau built a 3-0 lead and hung on to win 4-2 after an empty net goal.

Montreal Juniors 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 3 (SO)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 45 GP, 9-27-36, +18, 22 PIM

Montreal twice recovered from one-goal deficits to force overtime and eventually win in the shootout.

OHL

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play (injured - concussion)
Season Totals: 44 GP, 1-7-8, -11, 54 PIM

The Soo has won two games in a row. Beukeboom missed his third consecutive game.

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Guelph Storm 4
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
With Guelph: 22 GP, 12-12-24, -6, 34 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 26-29-55, -6, 67 PIM

Panik has points in eight of his last nine games and 11 goals in his last 18 games.

Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Saginaw Spirit 4 (OT)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm/wrist)
Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 9 GP, 6-1-0-0, 3.11 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.28 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Saginaw scored the game’s final three goals to win a battle between the Western Conference’s two top teams. Owen Sound has a five point lead on the Spirit.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 5 @ Portland Winterhawks 0
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (holding)
With Tri-City: 12 GP, 6-12-18, +5, 26 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 41 GP, 22-23-45, -7, 70 PIM

TC got revenge for a 7-2 thrashing by Portland in their last game by shutting out the Winterhawks in Oregon, 5-0. Ashton is within six points of his career high for points in a season, set last season in Lethbridge and Regina. TC is fourth in the West.

Prince George Cougars 7 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 2
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +2, 2 PIM (hooking), *First Star*
Season totals: 42 GP, 32-20-52, -3, 22 PIM

Connolly set a new career high for goals in a season with 32 as the Cougars snapped a three game losing streak. His goals Friday came 12 seconds apart, the first on a rebound, then after stealing a pass at center ice, he scored on a wrist shot from the right circle. Prince George sits in sixth in the Western Conference.

Prince Albert Raiders 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 7
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 55 GP, 3-13-16, +20, 121 PIM

Blades captain Teigan Zahn scored his third goal of the season, helping Saskatoon to their 10th win a row. The Blades lead the league point race by seven over Red Deer and have already clinched a playoff spot.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/10/11

OHL

Guelph Storm 3 @ Peterborough Petes 5
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (tripping)
With Guelph: 21 GP, 11-12-23, -7, 34 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 48 GP, 25-29-54, -7, 67 PIM

Panik’s 25th goal of the season gave the Storm a 2-1 lead midway through the second period, but the Petes’ Austin Watson (Predators 2010 first rounder) scored his 23rd a minute later to tie the game and Peterborough went on to claim a 5-3 win. Guelph has lost three in a row and has fallen three points behind Erie for 7th in the Western Conference. They’re comfortably in the playoffs right now, nine points up on Sarnia. As of right now they’d play Owen Sound in the first round.

Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Windsor Spitfires 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 9 GP, 6-1-0-0, 3.11 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.28 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Schemitsch had his brief point streak snapped at two games, but that's not all that was broken. A Bayshore Broadcasting report states Schemitsch went down with what's being called a broken arm or wrist. He'll miss the next 6-8 weeks of play. Predators 2009 first rounder Ryan Ellis was First Star in a losing effort, with a goal and three assists for Windsor. Spits goalie Jack Campbell, a Stars first rounder in 2010, was pulled after giving up three goals in 18 minutes. Campbell’s record is 17-11-1-2. He has a 3.85 GAA and .884 save percentage on the year.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/9/11

QMJHL

Halifax Mooseheads 1 @ Montreal Juniors 2
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 44 GP, 9-27-36, +18, 22 PIM

Landry (pictured) had an assist on Montreal’s game winning goal, scored midway through the third period.

OHL

Sudbury Wolves 0 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play (injured)
Season Totals: 44 GP, 1-7-8, -11, 54 PIM

Beukeboom missed his second game in a row with a possible concussion.

WHL

Prince George Cougars 2 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 5
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 41 GP, 30-20-50, -5, 20 PIM

Connolly scored his 30th goal of the season, which ties his career high, but the Cougars suffered their second straight loss in Alberta. Prince George was down 4-0 heading into the third period before climbing back to 4-2. The Tigers added an empty net goal late. Connolly scored 30 in 65 games as a 16 year old two years ago.

Moose Jaw Warriors 5 @ Saskatoon Blades 6 (OT)
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 54 GP, 2-13-15, +18, 121 PIM

Brayden Schenn (Kings) scored at 3:41 of overtime to give the Blades the win. The Warriors’ Quinton Howden (Panthers 2010 first rounder) had a hat trick for Moose Jaw, including the game tying goal - his 31st goal of the season - with just over two minutes left in regulation.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/8/11

QMJHL

Lewiston MAINEiacs 3 @ Montreal Juniors 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 43 GP, 9-26-35, +18, 22 PIM

Montreal scored four times in the first period and cruised to a 5-3 win over Lewiston. Kirill Kabanov (Islanders) had a goal and an assist for Lewiston. The much-maligned former top prospect has eight goals and 19 points in 24 games this season.

OHL

Guelph Storm 3 @ Kitchener Rangers 5
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (boarding, unsportsmanlike conduct)
With Guelph: 20 GP, 10-12-22, -8, 32 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 47 GP, 24-29-53, -8, 65 PIM

Guelph fought back from a 4-1 deficit to make it 4-3 with just over a minute to go, but Kitchener defenseman Ryan Murphy, a likely top-10 pick in this summer’s draft, scored his second of the game and 21st of the season into an empty net to seal the win for the Rangers.

WHL

Prince George Cougars 5 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 6
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-1-2, +3, 2 PIM (interference), *Second Star*
Season totals: 40 GP, 29-20-49, -4, 20 PIM

Prince George let 4-1 and 5-2 leads disappear as the Oil Kings scored four times in the third period to steal a win. Connolly’s 29th of the season opened the game’s scoring. He is within one goal and 11 points of his career highs, set as a 16 year old in 2008-2009.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/6/11

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 @ Kitchener Rangers 4
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play (injured)
Season Totals: 44 GP, 1-7-8, -11, 54 PIM

Beukeboom (pictured) missed the game due to a possible concussion suffered when he took an elbow to the head in his last game. According to the Sault Star, Beukeboom was suffering from "concussion-like symptoms." If in fact it is diagnosed as a concussion, it would be his second concussion of the season and at least the third of his brief hockey career.

Saginaw Spirit 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 5
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 1-19-20, +16, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 9 GP, 6-1-0-0, 3.11 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.28 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

Schemitsch has points in consecutive games. His 20th point for the season came via a power play assist.

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