North American Juniors
Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 4
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 12 GP, 0-0-0, -6, 36 PIM
The Soo is 5-7-2-0 on the year, good enough for third (tie) in the West Division, three points behind Windsor and 11 behind first place Saginaw.
Oshawa Generals 2 @ Peterborough Petes 3 (OT)
G Michael Zador, OSH: OT loss, 26 saves on 29 shots, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 6-2-1-1, 3.45 GAA, .884 sv%, 1 SO
Zador (pictured) played well enough to earn a Third Star award on the road, but allowed a third period goal to the Petes and the overtime winner to 2011 draft hopeful Matt Puempel.
Gatineau Olympiques 6 @ Halifax Mooseheads 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM (cross-checking), 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 15 GP, 2-3-5, +2, 10 PIM
Janosikâ€™s second goal of the year turned out to be the insurance goal as Gatineau cruised to a 6-2 win over Halifax despite only outshooting them 23-20.
Ottawa 67â€™s 2 @ Belleville Bulls 4
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 11-9-20, +4, 21 PIM
Belleville climbed out of last place with a big home win over East Division-leading Ottawa. The Bulls won only their third game of the year. Panik is sixth in the league in points, but just four points behind the leader, Owen Soundâ€™s Garrett Wilson (Panthers, 4th, 2009).
Prince George Cougars 3 @ Spokane Chiefs 7
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 14-8-22, +2, 6 PIM
Connolly ran his point streak to 14 games and still sits in fourth in the league scoring race with 22 points in 14 games. Vancouverâ€™s Craig Cunningham (Bruins, 4th/2010)leads with 34 points in 16 games.
Victoria Grizzlies 3 @ Penticton Vees 6
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 2-3-5, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 19 GP, 8-8-16, Even, 8 PIM
A huge night for Oâ€™Donnell, who was named the gameâ€™s First Star. Victoria had a 2-0 lead in this game before Oâ€™Donnell scored his first. His second goal was the eventual game winner.
Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Regina Pats 5
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-0-1, +5, 17 PIM
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 13 GP, 6-5-11, -4, 25 PIM
Regina won their third in a row with an upset win over first-place Saskatoon. Ashton, who scored on the power play, now has 5 points in his last 2 games and 6 in his last 3. He was given credit for a goal in his last game after the play was reviewed late. Perhaps his season is indeed starting to take off.
Montreal Juniors 6 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 5 GP, 0-3-3, +6, 0 PIM
Landry (pictured) made a triumphant return from injury against his former team with a multipoint game and a plus-2 rating.
Kingston Frontenacs 3 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2 (OT)
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 11 GP, 0-0-0, -5, 36 PIM
Beukeboom, the Soo captain, leads the team in penalty minutes and is tied for last in points and plus/minus rating.
Oshawa Generals 3 @ Ottawa 67â€™s 4 (SO)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Shootout loss, 16 saves on 19 shots
Season Totals: 6-2-0-1, 3.52 GAA, .883 sv%
Zador stopped the first four shooters in the shootout before giving up the eventual game winner. His numbers arenâ€™t great, but heâ€™s been the Gensâ€™ undisputed No.1 so far.
Regina Pats 7 @ Swift Current Broncos 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 12 GP, 4-4-8, -4, 25 PIM
Regina won their second in a row. Ashton has 5 points in his last 4 games.
Alberni Valley Bulldogs 3 @ Penticton Vees 2
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 6-5-11, Even, 8 PIM
Oâ€™Donnellâ€™s primary assist came while shorthanded. It temporarily tied the game at one.
Sioux Falls Stampede 2 @ Fargo Force 1 (OT)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 8 PIM
Mullin extended his point streak to three games. He had a goal and two assists Thursday vs. Youngstown. Mullin is tied for fifth in the league in points.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 1
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking), 1 SOG
Season Totals: 14 GP, 1-3-4, E, 8 PIM
After losing Friday, Lewiston takes the second of back-to-back games in Gatineau.
Belleville Bulls 2 @ Saginaw Spirit 5
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM (2 checking-from-behind, diving)
Season totals: 13 GP, 11-7-18, +3, 21 PIM
Panik had two checking-from-behind penalties two minutes apart in the first period. The second led to a Saginaw power play goal. At 3-10, Belleville is just one point ahead of Barrie in the leagueâ€™s basement.
Sarnia Sting 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 9
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-6-7, +9, 2 PIM
Schemitsch had the primary assist on the gameâ€™s opening goal. Avalanche first rounder Joey Hishon had two goals and three assists in the game for the Attack. The controversial first rounder has 13 points in 4 games.
Tri-City Americans 3 @ Prince George Cougars 8
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 13 GP, 13-8-21, +3, 6 PIM
Connolly ran his point streak to 13 games, but his goal streak ended at 7 despite PG scoring 8 Saturday night. The Cougarsâ€™ captain had 11 points in his last 5 games coming into Saturday nightâ€™s game.
Medicine Hat Tigers 1 @ Saskatoon Blades 4
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM (tripping, interference)
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-0-1, +6, 15 PIM
The Blades are one point behind Portland for the leagueâ€™s best record. The Winterhawks have played one more game than Saskatoon, however.