North American Juniors

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/26/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 5 @ Cowichan Valley Capitals 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 47 GP, 21-40-61, 22 PIM

O’Donnell snapped a two-game scoreless streak and notched his 61st point of the season Wednesday. Those 61 points tie his career high in Junior A, set last year with the Winnipeg South Blues of the MJHL (29-32-61). O’Donnell’s goal was Penticton’s first of the game, scored on the power play early in the first period.

USHL

Fargo Force 2 @ Omaha Lancers 5
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 15-22-37, +18, 18 PIM

Fargo allowed four third period goals to fall on the road in Nebraska. The game was tied at one entering the third period before the Lancers outscored the Force 4-1 in the final stanza. Fargo is three points behind Dubuque for first in the Western Conference, with the Saints having a whopping four games in hand. Mullin has a nine point lead on Kero Tanner for the team lead in scoring despite playing six fewer games.

QMJHL

Montreal Juniors 1 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 38 GP, 9-23-32, +18, 20 PIM

Landry attempted two shots on goal, but neither were part of the official count. Montreal has a five point lead on Drummondville for first in the TELUS West Division with one game in hand on the Volts. The Juniors’ 73 points is tied for second-best in the league behind St. John (79).

OHL

Kitchener Rangers 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 5
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 1-16-17, +16, 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

Schemitsch tied for the team high in plus/minus at plus-3 Wednesday. His plus-16 rating for the season is sixth best on the Attack. Garrett Wilson (Panthers) leads with plus-32.

WHL

Kamloops Blazers 5 @ Prince George 9
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-2-4, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 35 GP, 27-17-44, -4, 12 PIM

Connolly returned two weeks after spraining his MCL to lead his Cougars to a big win over Kamloops. He was expected to miss 3-6 weeks. Connolly is 10th in the WHL in goals at 27. He has eight more goals than anyone else on his team and is one point behind Nick Buonassisi for the team lead in points despite playing 12 fewer games.

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 3
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +2, 9 PIM (delay of game, boarding, fighting vs. Adrian Van de Mosselaer)
Season totals: 48 GP, 2-11-13, +14, 100 PIM

Zahn how has a fight in four of his last five games. He hit the 100 PIM mark for the first time in two years. He had 84 PIM last year in 44 games and 160 the year before in 62 games. Blades coach Lorne Molleken earned his 500th regular season win Wednesday.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/25/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 1 @ Powell River Kings 4
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 2 PIM (delay of game)
Season totals: 46 GP, 20-40-60, 22 PIM

O’Donnell hasn’t scored in two games, which is an eye opener considering his strong play after the World Junior A Challenge. The Kings exacted some revenge on Penticton for beating them 4-1 last game out.

WHL

Saskatoon Blades 8 @ Calgary Hitmen 4
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 47 GP, 2-11-13, +12, 91 PIM

Saskatoon outscored Calgary 13-5 over the last two games. Zahn’s streak of games with a fight came to an end at three. Kings first rounder and new Blade Brayden Schenn had a goal and an assist in his second game with Saskatoon. The Blades are a legitimate Memorial Cup threat.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/23/11

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 0 @ Montreal Juniors 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (roughing, holding), 0 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 40 GP, 6-19-25, +12, 26 PIM
D Charles Landry, MTL: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 37 GP, 9-23-32, +18, 20 PIM

Janosik had four points in his last two games and Gatineau was 8-1-1 in their last 10 games coming into their Sunday match-up vs. Montreal, but the Juniors earned a shutout win. Landry continues to set new career highs for goals and points in a season each time he hits the scoresheet. Landry, who is already under contract with the Lightning and will likely be in Norfolk next year, is one assist away from tying his career high for assists in a season.

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 0 @ Kitchener Rangers 5
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season Totals: 39 GP, 1-7-8, -8, 54 PIM

A day after a big win over Owen Sound, the Soo fell hard in Kitchener. Likely 2011 top-10 pick Ryan Murphy, a defenseman, had two assists for the Rangers. He’s up to 56 points (17 goals) in 42 games.

Guelph Storm 4 @ Ottawa 67’s 3
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM (cross-checking), *Third Star*
With Guelph: 14 GP, 8-7-15, -6, 18 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 41 GP, 22-24-46, -6, 51 PIM

Guelph scored three times in the third period to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 win. Panik scored the Storm’s first goal. It was his 22nd of the season and first in three games.

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4 (OT)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 38 GP, 1-15-16, +13, 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

Zador was back on the bench after his three GAA relief performance Saturday night against the Greyhounds. Schemitsch, who reportedly is playing well, did not find the scoresheet.

WHL

Kelowna Rockets 4 @ Tri-City Americans 3
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 2-0-2, E, 2 PIM (tripping), *Second Star*
With Tri-City: 6 GP, 6-8-14, +5, 14 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 22-19-41, -7, 58 PIM

Ashton extended his point streak to nine games, dating back to his time with Regina. He has 19 points in those nine games. He extended his goal streak to four games. Ashton has scored in 14 of his past 19 games.

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/22/11

BCHL

Powell River Kings 1 @ Penticton Vees 4
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 20-40-60, 20 PIM

A rare scoreless game for O’Donnell.

USHL

Tri-City Storm 1 @ Fargo Force 4
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 15-21-36, +20, 18 PIM

Mullin scored the eventual game winner in the second period and earned the primary assist on Fargo’s insurance goal as the Force exacted some revenge on Tri-City for shutting them out Friday night.

QMJHL

Shawinigan Cataractes 4 @ Gatineau Olympiques 3 (SO)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 39 GP, 6-19-25, +12, 22 PIM

Janosik has four points (all assists) in his last two games.

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Owen Sound Attack 2
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 38 GP, 1-7-8, -7, 52 PIM
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 37 GP, 1-15-16, +13, 12 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: 12 saves on 15 shots
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

He scores! Beukeboom (pictured) notched his first goal since the final game of the 2009-2010 season on the power play early in the third period. This was his first multi-point game since November 28, 2009. Beukeboom’s goal was scored against fellow Lightning prospect Michael Zador, who filled in for Jordan Binnington early in the second period down 3-1.

Guelph Storm 2 @ Belleville Bulls 5
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
With Guelph: 13 GP, 7-6-13, -8, 16 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 40 GP, 21-23-44, -8, 49 PIM

After starting his time in Guelph with a bang, Panik has one assist in his last three games. The Storm allowed four first period goals to Panik’s former team, who sits near the bottom of the league.

WHL

Everett Silvertips 4 @ Tri-City Americans 7
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 1-3-4, +1, 6 PIM (hooking, holding, tripping), *Third Star*
With Tri-City: 5 GP, 4-8-12, +5, 12 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 34 GP, 20-19-39, -7, 56 PIM

Ashton scored his 20th of the year and fourth in four games with TC, helping the Americans to a 7-4 home win. He now has 12 points in just five games with TC. Ashton scored 24 goals last year and 30 in his draft year.

Prince George Cougars 4 @ Chilliwack Bruins 3 (SO)
RW Brett Connolly, PG: Did not play (injured – knee).
Season totals: 34 GP, 25-15-40, -5, 12 PIM

Connolly is out 3-6 weeks with a sprained knee suffered January 12.

Calgary Hitmen 1 @ Saskatoon Blades 5
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 5 PIM (fighting vs. Rob Trzonkowski)
Season totals: 46 GP, 2-11-13, +12, 89 PIM

Brayden Schenn made his Blades debut and had an assist. Zahn has at least one fighting major in three straight games (23 PIM in that stretch).

North American Juniors Game Night: 1/21/11

BCHL

Coquitlam Express 5 @ Penticton Vees 3
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 20-40-60, 20 PIM

O’Donnell (pictured) scored his 20th of the season, but it wasn’t enough for the Vees to overcome 3-0 and 4-1 deficits to beat a mediocre Coquitlam team.

USHL

Tri-City Storm 2 @ Fargo Force 0
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 14-20-34, +18, 18 PIM

Mullin had a team-leading six shots on goal. Fargo has lost three in a row at home.

QMJHL

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 1 @ Montreal Juniors 4
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (roughing), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 36 GP, 8-23-31, +18, 20 PIM

Fresh off setting a new career high for points in a season, Landry didn’t dent the scoresheet, but the Juniors got a win.

OHL

Guelph Storm 8 @ Kingston Frontenacs 6
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (cross-checking)
With Guelph: 12 GP, 7-6-13, -6, 16 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 21-23-44, -6, 49 PIM

Guelph put up a snowman on Kingston though Panik only managed an assist in the game. He has points in 10 of his last 12 games.

WHL

Prince George Cougars 0 @ Vancouver Giants 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: Did not play (injured – knee).
Season totals: 34 GP, 25-15-40, -5, 12 PIM

Connolly is out 3-6 weeks with a sprained knee suffered January 12.

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