North American Juniors

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/3/11

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 @ Niagara IceDogs 6
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 43 GP, 1-7-8, -11, 54 PIM

Niagara scored the game’s final four goals after the Soo had taken a 3-2 lead 18 seconds into the third period. Brett Beukeboom was scoreless for the Greyhounds.

Owen Sound Attack 5 @ Peterborough Petes 1
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 42 GP, 1-16-17, +15, 12 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Win, 24 saves on 25 shots
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

Zador (pictured) extended his personal winning streak to four games. He has just one loss in his last 14 appearances, and saw his save percentage with the Attack inch closer to the .900 mark. Schemitsch, who had 40 points as a rookie last year, has just four points - all assists - in his last 15 games.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/2/11

OHL

Kitchener Rangers 2 @ Guelph Storm 3 (SO)
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM (tripping, roughing), *First Star*
With Guelph: 18 GP, 10-11-21, -5, 26 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 24-28-52, -5, 59 PIM

In addition to scoring the game’s opening goal, Panik scored the game deciding shootout goal to break a 2-2 shootout tie and give the Storm a much-needed win over division rival Kitchener. With the shootout goal, Panik made up for a roughing penalty late in overtime. With the win, Guelph moved up to seventh place in the Western Conference, 11 points ahead of ninth place Sarnia. The Storm is fourth in the Midwest Division, 13 points behind Owen Sound for first and one point ahead of Erie for fifth.

WHL

Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Tri-City Americans 4 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
With Tri-City: 9 GP, 6-9-15, +5, 20 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 38 GP, 22-20-42, -7, 64 PIM

TC got a power play goal in overtime to defeat the Oil Kings 4-3 and take the two points. Ashton had a power play assist in the second period on a goal that gave the Americans a brief 2-0 lead. Edmonton would score the game’s next three goals.

Regina Pats 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 6
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 12 PIM (fighting vs. Shayne Neigum, cross-checking, fighting vs. Shayne Neigum)
Season totals: 52 GP, 2-13-15, +17, 114 PIM

Zahn (6-3, 210 pounds) fought 6-0, 184-pound Shayne Neigum 15 seconds into the game, then again with just over five minutes left in the contest. To watch the fights, see hockeyfights.com by clicking here.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/1/11

OHL

Sudbury Wolves 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 (SO)
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 42 GP, 1-7-8, -11, 54 PIM

It’s hard to believe Beukeboom was 7-19-26 last year. If he finishes strong, it will go a long way to build momentum for next year when a decision will be made on his professional future. He’s got plenty of time and plenty of upside.

WHL

Red Deer Rebels 5 @ Saskatoon Blades 7
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 51 GP, 2-13-15, +17, 102 PIM

Zahn was a team-high plus-3 Tuesday and is now plus-17 for the year. His previous career-high in that category was plus-5 two years ago. Defenseman Stefan Elliott (Avalanche) leads the Blades at plus-40.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/30/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Alberni Valley Bulldogs 7
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-2-2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 50 GP, 22-42-64, 22 PIM

O’Donnell had primary assists on both Vees goals in a blowout loss to the Bulldogs.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 4 (SO)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 43 GP, 6-19-25, +10, 26 PIM

Gatineau outshot the Foreurs 34-20, including 4-1 in overtime, but lost in the shootout.

Montreal Juniors 6 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 41 GP, 9-26-35, +18, 20 PIM

One night after getting shut out in Sydney, Montreal popped in six goals – five in the third period – to beat the Screaming Eagles. With his two assists, Landry tied his career high for assists in a season, set last year in 68 games with Drummondville. He’s already set a career high for goals and points.

OHL

Guelph Storm 6 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-2-2, E, 4 PIM (slashing, roughing)
With Guelph: 17 GP, 9-11-20, -6, 22 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 23-28-51, -6, 55 PIM
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 41 GP, 1-7-8, -10, 54 PIM

The Greyhounds turned a 3-1 deficit into a 3-3 tie in the third period, then gave up three unanswered goals to lose the game. Buekeboom was on the ice for all three third period goals by Guelph. Panik crossed the 50-point plateau for the season for the first time in his brief OHL career.

Erie Otters 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 41 GP, 1-16-17, +15, 12 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Win, 12 saves on 14 shots
With Attack: 8 GP, 5-1-0-0, 3.42 GAA, .878 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 26 GP, 15-4-1-1, 3.37 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

Zador extended his personal winning streak to three games as Owen Sound completed a weekend sweep of Erie. Zador has lost just once in his last 13 outings.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/29/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Victoria Grizzlies 3 (OT)
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 22-40-62, 22 PIM

O’Donnell scored on the power play with seven seconds left in the second period to cut the Grizzlies’ lead to 2-1, but the Vees fell in overtime to former Lightning owner Len Barrie’s squad. Despite his reported financial troubles, Barrie is still listed as co-owner of the Grizzlies.

USHL

Fargo Force 3 @ Lincoln Stars 2 (OT)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: Did not play.
Season totals: 31 GP, 15-22-37, +18, 18 PIM

Fargo was without their leading scorer, Jimmy Mullin, for the second straight night with an undisclosed injury.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4 (OT)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 42 GP, 6-19-25, +10, 26 PIM

Gatineau gave up the game tying goal with 40 seconds left in the third, then fell in overtime. Janosik was on the ice for both of those goals.

Montreal Juniors 0 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 40 GP, 9-24-33, +18, 20 PIM

Montreal gave up two third period goals to the Eagles in Sydney, both scored by Denis Kindl (2011 draft), who was traded by Montreal to Cape Breton earlier this season. Kindl had 10 goals and 22 points in 36 games with Montreal, but has exploded for 10 goals and 14 points in nine games with Cape Breton.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 0 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 40 GP, 1-7-8, -7, 54 PIM

The Greyhounds scored six of their goals in the final two periods.

Guelph Storm 6 @ Sudbury Wolves 7
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
With Guelph: 16 GP, 9-9-18, -6, 18 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 43 GP, 23-26-49, -6, 51 PIM

Guelph scored six for the second straight night, but this time they lost. Sudbury’s game-winner was scored shorthanded with two seconds left in the third period. Ouch.

Erie Otters 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 6
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 40 GP, 1-16-17, +15, 12 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
With Attack: 7 GP, 4-1-0-0, 3.67 GAA, .880 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 14-4-1-1, 3.44 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

The Attack scored three times in the final four minutes of the game; the second was into an empty net.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 5 @ Spokane Chiefs 4
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, +2, 4 PIM (tripping, roughing)
With Tri-City: 8 GP, 6-9-15, +7, 20 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 37 GP, 22-20-42, -5, 64 PIM

Ashton’s point streak was snapped at 10 games as he failed to hit the scoresheet for the first time as a member of the Americans. He has tripping penalties in three straight games. TC scored the game winner with just over 30 seconds left in the game.

Prince George Cougars 2 @ Everett Silvertips 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 37 GP, 28-17-45, -10, 18 PIM

Connolly responded to a bad game Friday with his 28th goal of the year Saturday, but the Cougars couldn’t beat the Tips in Everett. Connolly’s goal cut the Tips’ lead to 3-2 midway through the third period.

Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Swift Current Broncos 1
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 50 GP, 2-13-15, +14, 102 PIM

The Blades swept their home-and-home weekend series with Swift Current.

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