North American Juniors
Results from the USHL, QMJHL, and OHL...
London Knights 7 @ Niagara Ice Dogs 3
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 5 GP, 3-3-6, +3, 6 PIM
Namestnikovâ€™s third goal of the year was one of four the Knights scored in the first period on their way to a 7-3 blowout win in St. Catherines. London was outshot 43-31 in the game. Seven different Knights scored, including reigning OHL Player of the Week Seth Griffith, a Lightning prospect camp attendee. Griffith leads the Knights in scoring after five games with five goals and 11 points. Namestnikov is tied for fifth with six points, but has four points in his last two games (2+2).
Moncton Wildcats 1 @ Halifax Mooseheads 7
D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hit
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
Moncton has now given up 20 goals in its last three games, including seven in each of its last two contests. Not good for a defense with two NHL-contracted players in Milan and Phoenixâ€™s Brandon Gormley.
(Week ending October 2)
This season Bolt Prospects introduced our Prospect of the Week award. The award is (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their on-ice contributions. There are no trophies or plaques or chocolate coins involved, but weâ€™re fairly certain this will carry heavy weight among players in the global hockey community (we were able to find a picture of him with a trophy, however. Pretend it's from us.). Quite simply, we wanted to highlight prospects throughout the year to help fans get better acquainted with the next round of Lightning stars while recognizing the prospectâ€™s achievement on the ice.
This weekâ€™s BP Prospect of the Week award goes to â€¦ Brett Connolly, Tampa Bay Lightning.
Gatineau Olympiques 6 @ Val-dâ€™Or Foreurs 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-4-4, -1, 5 PIM
Janosik had a power play assist as Gatineau built up a 5-0 lead by the end of the second period. Val-dâ€™Or, who beat the Olympiques Friday night, scored four times in the third before Gatineau added an empty netter.
Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Rimouski Oceanic 7
D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hit
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM
Moncton finished their visit to northern Quebec 0-2 while being outscored 13-3. Not good. They play again on the road Wednesday in Halifax.
London Knights 6 @ Plymouth Whalers 3
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 4 GP, 2-3-5, +1, 2 PIM
Playing in his home state, Namestnikov scored his second of the year in the third period to help his Knights teammates to a 6-3 win over Plymouth. Seth Griffith, a member of the Lightning for the Coral Springs prospects tournament, had a goal and three assists for First Star honors. Griffith leads the Knights in scoring with four goals and nine points in four games.
Guelph Storm 5 @ Owen Sound Attack 3
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 4 PIM
Last yearâ€™s OHL champs have dropped two straight games this weekend and fell to .500 for the year at 3-3.