North American Juniors

NCAA Game Night: 11-14-15

No. 1 Providence Friars 3 @ No. 11 Boston University Terriers 3 (OT)

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 12 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 37 GP, 2-7-9, +19, 58 PIM

Providence and BU tied for the second straight night, this time 3-3. It was 1-1 Friday. The Friars had an early 2-0 lead but needed the game’s final goal to force overtime.

Minnesota State Mavericks 3 @ Minnesota Golden Gophers 2

W Jimmy Mullin, MSU: Did not play
Season totals: 7 GP, 1-0-1, -4, 0 PIM
2013-2014 totals (Miami): 19 GP, 1-6-7, 23 PIM

Mullin, a senior, remains out with a head injury.

*USCHO poll used

Juniors Game Night: 11-13-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 5

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-1-1, +1, 7 PIM, 1 SOG, 3 Hits
Season totals: 19 GP, 3-5-8, E, 32 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 7 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 19 GP, 9-8-17, +3, 21 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

A day after being shut out at home by Moncton, Saint John responded with a big win vs the visiting Eagles. Boko Imama was back in action after taking a puck to the face Thursday, and Mathieu Joseph had his third shorthanded goal of the season – tied for second in the league. Imama was ejected midway through the third period for a questionable check to the head.

Shawinigan Cataractes 4 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5 (OT)

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 18 GP, 18-15-33, +9, 23 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan scored again, his 18th goal in 18 games. His is fourth in the league in goals. The Armada scored twice at the end of the second period to tie the game at 4, then scored in overtime after a scoreless third period.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Erie Otters 6

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: Did not play
Season totals: 17 GP, 5-10-15, -4, 7 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli remains out with an undisclosed injury.

Windsor Spitfires 7 @ Mississauga Steelheads 4

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 2-1-3, +3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 20 GP, 10-12-22, +13, 23 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Cristiano DiGiacinto (pictured) was first star in Windsor’s convincing road win over Mississauga. It was DiGiacinto’s first 2-goal game since he had a hat trick December 20, 2013. He didn’t score his 10th goal of the season last year until December 28.

Note: Saginaw’s Mitchell Stephens suffered a broken foot and is out indefinitely.

Western Hockey League

Lethbridge Hurricanes 2 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4

C Brayden Point, MJ: 2-1-3, -1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 17 GP, 18-24-42, +12, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Brayden Point extended his point streak to seven games with two goals and an assist. He has 18 points in those seven games and five goals in his last two games.

Kamloops Blazers 3 @ Vancouver Giants 4 (OT)

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 2-5-7, -11, 10 PIM
With Vancouver: 7 GP, 2-2-4, -1, 2 PIM
With Calgary: 13 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Ty Ronning, (undrafted), son of former NHLer Cliff Ronning, had two goals and an overtime assist to lead the Giants to a 4-3 win Friday.

United States Hockey League

Omaha Lancers 2 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 4

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Loss, 36 saves on 39 shots
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-2-1, 2.41 GAA, .926 sv%
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha commit)

Oldham fell to 5-2-1 despite a 36-save effort Friday. Sioux Falls had an empty net goal.

Des Moines Buccaneers 3 @ Sioux City Musketeers 2

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 0-12-12, -3, 20 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Zuhlsdorf signed his national letter of intent this week to attend the University of Minnesota, making his commitment official.

Juniors Game Night: 11-12-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Moncton Wildcats 5 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 0

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 17 GP, 3-4-7, -1, 25 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 18 GP, 8-7-15, +1, 19 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Moncton scored three times in the first period and twice in the second to coast to a 5-0 road shutout win. 18-year-old 5-9 rookie Sebastien Dupre (undrafted) had a 29-save shutout for Moncton. Boko Imama took a puck to the face and left the game woozy.

NOTE: Matthew Spencer of Peterborough was scoreless with a charging penalty in Team OHL’s 3-0 win over Russia in the CHL Canada-Russia series Thursday.

Juniors Game Night: 11-11-15

Vancouver Giants 1 @ Kelowna Rockets 2 (SO)

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 19 GP, 2-5-7, -10, 10 PIM
With Vancouver: 6 GP, 2-2-4, E, 2 PIM
With Calgary: 13 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Overage goalie Jackson Whistle (undrafted) stopped 32 of 33 shots in regulation and overtime, the 2 of 2 in the shootout to grab a win for the Rockets. Thomas was coming off his first career 2-goal game. He was an honorable mention for our Prospect of the Week, which went to Brayden Point.

Juniors Game Night: 11-10-15

Ontario Hockey League

Kingston Frontenacs 3 @ Peterborough Petes 4

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 0-3-3, +12, 22 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-3-3, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 19 GP, 2-6-8, -4, 21 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Matt Spencer had his first career 3-point game, leading the Petes to a 4-3 win over visiting Kingston. Two of Spencer’s assists came on the power play. Peterborough gave up three third period goals, but hung on for the victory. The Petes had a 3-0 lead entering the third period.

Juniors Game Night: 11-8-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 1

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 16 GP, 16-13-29, +7, 21 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan had his 13-game point streak come to an end at the hands of Gatineau.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 3 @ Flint Firebirds 4 (SO)

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: Did not play
Season totals: 17 GP, 5-10-15, -4, 7 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli remains day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Guelph Storm 0

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 8-11-19, +10, 23 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

The Spitfires shutout the last place Storm, 4-0. Guelph is six points worse than any other team in the league. Windsor is five points up on Sarnia for first in the West Division.

Juniors Game Night: 11-7-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 7 @ Quebec Remparts 3

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 16 GP, 3-4-7, -2, 25 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-0-1, -3, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 17 GP, 8-7-15, +3, 19 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Saint John won big in Quebec City, 7-3. Joseph and Imama combined for zero official hits, which is almost certainly a byproduct of home-team statisticians.

Shawinigan Cataractes 5 @ Victoriaville Tigres 4 (SO)

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 15 GP, 16-13-29, +7, 21 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan extended his point streak to 13 games with an early assist and late goal. He did not convert his shootout attempt, but the Cataractes won without it.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 3 @ Saginaw Spirit 4

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: Did not play
Season totals: 17 GP, 5-10-15, -4, 7 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. Saginaw’s Mitchell Stephens remains out with a broken foot.

Windsor Spitfires 6 @ Erie Otters 4

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 7-11-18, +8, 23 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Windsor managed to beat the mighty Otters in Erie, 6-4.

Peterborough Petes 1 @ Niagara IceDogs 5

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 0-3-3, +12, 20 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 2-3-5, -4, 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

The Petes have lost nine of their last 10 games, falling to 6-9-1-2.

Western Hockey League

Prince Albert Raiders 4 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 6

C Brayden Point, MJ: 4-1-5, +3, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 16 GP, 17-22-39, +13, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Brayden Point had the first 4-goal game of his career and seventh hat trick, leading the Warriors to a 6-4 home win over Prince Albert. Point’s last hat trick was exactly one month ago to the day. He scored three goals tonight in the second period, then added an empty-net goal. Point has a 6-point lead in the league scoring race over linemate Dylan Hunt.

Vancouver Giants 2 @ Everett Silvertips 3

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 2-5-7, -11, 10 PIM
With Vancouver: 5 GP, 2-2-4, -1, 2 PIM
With Calgary: 13 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Thomas scored his first goal since March 13 of last year. Including the playoffs, that’s a span of 40 games. It was the first 2-goal game of his career. Thomas has used the change of scenery from the Calgary trade to elevate his offensive production and now has four points in five games with the Giants.

United States Hockey League

Omaha Lancers 1 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 5

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Did not play
Season totals: 7 GP, 5-1-1, 2.30 GAA, .926 sv%
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha commit)

Oldham got the night off after getting the win in Friday’s game.

Sioux Falls Stampede 4 @ Sioux City Musketeers 2

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 0-12-12, -2, 20 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota commit)

Zuhlsdorf is tied for second in the USHL in scoring for defensemen, one point behind Tri-City’s Mattias Goransson (undrafted, UMass-Lowell commit).

Juniors Game Night: 11-6-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 3

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG, 3 Hits
Season totals: 15 GP, 3-4-7, -2, 25 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 3 Hits
Season totals: 16 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 17 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Saint John got a goal with 30 seconds remaining in regulation, but couldn’t complete a comeback in Drummondville.

Quebec Remparts 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 8

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 15 GP, 16-13-29, +7, 21 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan extended his point streak to 12 games with a late assist Friday.

Ontario Hockey League

Hamilton Bulldogs 3 @ Oshawa Generals 6

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: Did not play
Season totals: 17 GP, 5-10-15, -4, 7 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli is day-to-day with an injury.

Peterborough Petes 2 @ Erie Otters 7

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 0-3-3, +12, 18 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 2-3-5, -3, 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

The Petes have lost seven of their last eight games and one has to wonder how long Jody Hull keeps his job. Alex DeBrincat (2016) had a hat trik and two assists, and Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome had two goals and three assists for the Otters.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 7 @ Saskatoon Blades 4

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 15 GP, 13-21-34, +10, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point was first star as Moose Jaw toppled the Blades in Saskatoon, 7-4.

Kamloops Blazers 1 @ Vancouver Giants 2

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 17 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 10 PIM
With Vancouver: 4 GP, 0-2-2, -3, 2 PIM
With Calgary: 13 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Vancouver outshot the visiting Blazers, 32-21, but could only beat Connor Ingram (undrafted) once.

United States Hockey League

Omaha Lancers 4 @ Sioux City Musketeers 2

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Win, 26 saves on 28 shots
Season totals: 7 GP, 5-1-1, 2.30 GAA, .926 sv%
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha commit)

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 0-11-11, -1, 20 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota commit)

Oldham (pictured) and the Lancers got the better of Zuhlsdorf and the Musketeers Friday, 4-2. Sioux City scored their second goal with 20 seconds left in regulation and the game well in hand for Omaha. Zuhlsdorf had his five-game point streak snapped.

Juniors Game Night: 11-5-15

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Niagara IceDogs 5

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-2-3, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 17 GP, 7-11-18, +6, 23 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

The Spitfires, No. 10 in the most recent CHL Top-10 rankings, lost by a goal in St. Catherines. DiGiacinto had his first three-point game since last November against Saginaw. It was his fourth career game with three or more points.

North Bay Battalion 5 @ Peterborough Petes 3

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 0-3-3, +14, 18 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 9 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 2-3-5, -1, 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

The Petes have now lost six of their last seven games. Matt Spencer got an instigator and fighting major shortly after Peterborough cut North Bay’s lead to 4-2 mid-way through the third period. He also received a misconduct.

Juniors Game Night: 11-4-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 3 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 2 (OT)

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 14 GP, 3-4-7, -2, 23 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 15 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 15 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

The Sea Dogs rode into Sherbrooke and beat the Phoenix, 3-2, in overtime. Lightning prospect Mathieu Joseph was named a late addition to Team QMJHL for the upcoming CHL Canada-Russia series.

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 4 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 6

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 14 GP, 16-12-28, +7, 19 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan has at least a goal in 10 of his 14 games so far this season. He is currently riding an 11-game point streak.

Western Hockey League

Victoria Royals 5 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 2

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 12-20-32, +9, 4 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

The Royals outshot Moose Jaw, 31-19, en route to a big road win in Saskatchewan. Point, who was just named the WHL Player of the Month for September-October, is on a 4-game point streak, his third such streak of the season. Point does not have a game so far this year where he has only recorded one point; he has two no-point games, seven 2-point games, two 3-point games, and three 4-point games. The Lightning already have him under contract for next year when he turns pro.

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