North American Juniors

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/15/11

WHL

Tri-City Americans 2 @ Kamloops Blazers 3 (SO)
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
With Tri-City: 15 GP, 8-15-23, +1, 30 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 44 GP, 24-26-50, -11, 70 PIM

Ashton scored for the second straight game, but the Americans lost the shootout 2-0 and the game 3-2. He did not participate in the shootout. Ashton, who scored on the power play, has goals in consecutive games after going seven games without a goal. With the goal he matched his point total from his draft year at 50 and is within one point of his career high, set last year with Lethbridge and Regina. His career high for goals in 30, set in his draft year with the Hurricanes.

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 7
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 56 GP, 3-13-16, +19, 123 PIM

Saskatoon’s 11 game unbeaten streak came to an end against Brandon. Stars 2009 first round draft pick Scott Glennie had a hat trick for the Wheaties. He has 26 goals and 70 points in 57 games this season. Senators sixth rounder (2010) Mark Stone had six points in the game for Brandon. (TC Americans photo)

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/13/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 4 @ Prince George Spruce Kings 3 (OT)
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 55 GP, 25-42-67, 24 PIM

The Vees gave up leads of 2-0 and 3-1, but still prevailed in overtime. Fresh off a hat trick Saturday night, O’Donnell was held off the scoresheet Sunday.

USHL

Fargo Force 6 @ Muskegon Lumberjacks 4
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 15-26-41, +21, 20 PIM

The Force scored the game’s final five goals to earn a road win.

OHL

Guelph Storm 3 @ London Knights 2
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: Did not play (injured – knee)
With Guelph: 22 GP, 12-12-24, -6, 34 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 26-29-55, -6, 67 PIM

Panik missed the game with a knee injury. No details have been released on the severity of the injury. He scored a goal in the third period of Saturday night’s game, so if he was hurt, it happened late – or they kept him out as a precaution. It’s all speculation at this point. Guelph put up 50 shots on London Sunday, scoring three times in the third period to erase a 2-0 deficit and steal a win.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 6 @ Chilliwack Bruins 1
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
With Tri-City: 14 GP, 7-15-22, +2, 30 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 43 GP, 23-26-49, -10, 70 PIM

Ashton broke a seven game goal-less drought and notched three points, helping TC to a big win in Chilliwack.

Prince George Cougars 4 @ Red Deer Rebels 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 44 GP, 35-21-56, -6, 22 PIM

Prince George saw their 2-1 third period lead turn into a 3-2 deficit before Connolly scored with just under two minutes left in the game to tie game, and again in overtime to win it for the Cougars. Connolly is up to eighth in the league in goals scored. Undersized center Tyler Johnson of Spokane (undrafted overager) leads with 43. Possible first overall pick in 2011, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, was scoreless Sunday against the Cougars for the Rebels.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/12/11

BCHL

Penticton Vees 8 @ Quesnel Millionaires 4
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 3-0-3, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 54 GP, 25-42-67, 24 PIM

O’Donnell had a hat trick for the Vees, who scored five times in the first period en route to putting up a snowman against Quesnel. O’Donnell is tied for 20th in the league in goals and 14th in points. (Vees Blog photo)

USHL

Fargo Force 4 @ Indiana Ice 1
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 34 GP, 15-25-40, +19, 20 PIM

Mullin is now tied for ninth in the league in total points and is fourth in plus/minus. The league leader in points, Indiana’s Blake Coleman (undrafted), had the Ice’s only goal of the game. Coleman, a Miami (Ohio) commit like Mullin, is 12 points ahead of anyone else in the league at 60 in 41 games. This is his second season in the USHL.

QMJHL

Val-d’Or Foreurs 0 @ Gatineau Olympiques 3
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (interference), 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 47 GP, 6-20-26, +9, 28 PIM

Gatineau scored twice in the last two minutes of the second period, then added an empty netter with 21 seconds left to finish the game’s scoring. Janosik is third among Gatineau defensemen in points.

OHL

Owen Sound Attack 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 1
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm/wrist)
Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Win, 36 saves on 37 shots, *Second Star*
With Attack: 10 GP, 7-1-0-0, 2.87 GAA, .908 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 28 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.19 GAA, .890 sv%, 1 SO

Zador came up big for the Attack, who was outshot 37-20 in the game. Zador, a backup with Owen Sound, extended his personal winning streak to five games.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 2 @ Spokane Chiefs 7
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (interference, roughing)
With Tri-City: 13 GP, 6-13-19, E, 30 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 42 GP, 22-24-46, -12, 70 PIM

TC pasted first-place Portland in their last game, then faltered on the road against Spokane, who sits directly in front of the Americans in the division and conference standings, now three points ahead. Ashton had 14 points (six goals) in his first six games with TC, but has just five points (no goals) in his last seven with the club.

Prince George Cougars 1 @ Calgary Hitmen 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 43 GP, 33-21-54, -6, 22 PIM

Connolly has at least a goal in four consecutive games. He has a seven game point streak. This loss will not sit well with the Cougars, who are battling for playoff positioning and were playing the league’s worst team Saturday.

Saskatoon Blades 5 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 3
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 56 GP, 3-13-16, +19, 123 PIM

Saskatoon extended their unbeaten streak to 11 games.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/11/2011

BCHL

Penticton Vees 4 @ Prince George Spruce Kings 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 53 GP, 22-43-65, 24 PIM

O’Donnell had a power play assist and was given Second Star for the game. Penticton is third in the Interior Conference.

QMJHL

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 46 GP, 6-20-26, +8, 26 PIM

Gatineau built a 3-0 lead and hung on to win 4-2 after an empty net goal.

Montreal Juniors 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 3 (SO)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 45 GP, 9-27-36, +18, 22 PIM

Montreal twice recovered from one-goal deficits to force overtime and eventually win in the shootout.

OHL

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play (injured - concussion)
Season Totals: 44 GP, 1-7-8, -11, 54 PIM

The Soo has won two games in a row. Beukeboom missed his third consecutive game.

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Guelph Storm 4
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
With Guelph: 22 GP, 12-12-24, -6, 34 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 26-29-55, -6, 67 PIM

Panik has points in eight of his last nine games and 11 goals in his last 18 games.

Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Saginaw Spirit 4 (OT)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm/wrist)
Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
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

Saginaw scored the game’s final three goals to win a battle between the Western Conference’s two top teams. Owen Sound has a five point lead on the Spirit.

WHL

Tri-City Americans 5 @ Portland Winterhawks 0
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (holding)
With Tri-City: 12 GP, 6-12-18, +5, 26 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 41 GP, 22-23-45, -7, 70 PIM

TC got revenge for a 7-2 thrashing by Portland in their last game by shutting out the Winterhawks in Oregon, 5-0. Ashton is within six points of his career high for points in a season, set last season in Lethbridge and Regina. TC is fourth in the West.

Prince George Cougars 7 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 2
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +2, 2 PIM (hooking), *First Star*
Season totals: 42 GP, 32-20-52, -3, 22 PIM

Connolly set a new career high for goals in a season with 32 as the Cougars snapped a three game losing streak. His goals Friday came 12 seconds apart, the first on a rebound, then after stealing a pass at center ice, he scored on a wrist shot from the right circle. Prince George sits in sixth in the Western Conference.

Prince Albert Raiders 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 7
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 55 GP, 3-13-16, +20, 121 PIM

Blades captain Teigan Zahn scored his third goal of the season, helping Saskatoon to their 10th win a row. The Blades lead the league point race by seven over Red Deer and have already clinched a playoff spot.

North American Juniors Game Night: 2/10/11

OHL

Guelph Storm 3 @ Peterborough Petes 5
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (tripping)
With Guelph: 21 GP, 11-12-23, -7, 34 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
Season totals: 48 GP, 25-29-54, -7, 67 PIM

Panik’s 25th goal of the season gave the Storm a 2-1 lead midway through the second period, but the Petes’ Austin Watson (Predators 2010 first rounder) scored his 23rd a minute later to tie the game and Peterborough went on to claim a 5-3 win. Guelph has lost three in a row and has fallen three points behind Erie for 7th in the Western Conference. They’re comfortably in the playoffs right now, nine points up on Sarnia. As of right now they’d play Owen Sound in the first round.

Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Windsor Spitfires 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
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

Schemitsch had his brief point streak snapped at two games, but that's not all that was broken. A Bayshore Broadcasting report states Schemitsch went down with what's being called a broken arm or wrist. He'll miss the next 6-8 weeks of play. Predators 2009 first rounder Ryan Ellis was First Star in a losing effort, with a goal and three assists for Windsor. Spits goalie Jack Campbell, a Stars first rounder in 2010, was pulled after giving up three goals in 18 minutes. Campbell’s record is 17-11-1-2. He has a 3.85 GAA and .884 save percentage on the year.

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