North American Juniors

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/9/10

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Windsor Spitfires 4
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play.
Season Totals: 26 GP, 0-4-4, -13, 42 PIM

Beukeboom was a victim of a check to the head last game out and has been diagnosed with a concussion. He told the Sault Star he felt fine after the game, but was complaining about headaches Monday. He is out indefinitely and is not along on the Greyhounds' 4-game road trip. Ryan Ellis and Nick Ebert had two goals each for the Spits Thursday.

Guelph Storm 4 @ London Knights 3
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (interference)
With Guelph: 4 GP, 0-4-4, -2, 4 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, -1, 31 PIM
Season totals: 31 GP, 14-21-35, -2, 35 PIM

The Storm won in one of the toughest barns in the OHL Thursday, erasing three one-goal deficits in the process. Panik was scoreless for the first time in four games with his new team.

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/8/10

BCHL

Quesnel Millionaires 1 @ Penticton Vees 4
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-2-2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 32 GP, 16-23-39, 10 PIM

O’Donnell had two more points as the Vees scored four times in the first period to defeat the Millionaires. OD is five points behind Denver commit Joey Laleggia, a defenseman, for the team scoring lead, but 11 points up on the next highest player, St. Cloud State commit Joey Benik. OD is tied for 18th in league scoring. Bradley McGowan (undrafted) of Surrey, an RIT commit, leads the league with 26 goals and 58 points.

QMJHL

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 1 @ Montreal Juniors 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (hooking), 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 22 GP, 5-16-21, +12, 8 PIM

Landry has nine points in his last four games and has registered at least a point in eight of his last nine games.

OHL

Oshawa Generals 1 @ Belleville Bulls 6
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

Zador was out of the lineup completely for the second straight game with “an illness.”

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/7/10

OHL

Guelph Storm 3 @ Kitchener Rangers 4
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
With Guelph: 3 GP, 0-4-4, -1, 2 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, -1, 31 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 14-21-35, -1, 33 PIM

The Storm battled back from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to tie the game late in the third, but Kitchener answered within a minute with the game winner to take the divisional match-up 4-3.

WHL

Everett Silvertips 3 @ Regina Pats 2
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM (high-sticking), *Second Star*
Season totals: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -11, 44 PIM

Ashton scored with less than a minute left in the game to make the score more respectable. He’s creeping closer to a point-per-game average.

Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Prince George Cougars 0
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-5-7, +7, 55 PIM
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 22-14-36, -4, 8 PIM

Zahn and the Blades got the better of Connolly and Prince George.

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/5/10

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 8
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 31 GP, 4-10-14, +4, 18 PIM

Janosik’s plus-8 rating for the season was cut in half in one bad night vs. the Titan. Gatineau is third in the TELUS West Division with 42 points, eight behind Charles Landry and Montreal for first.

Montreal Juniors 5 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 21 GP, 5-15-20, +11, 6 PIM

Landry has eight points in his last three games and has registered at least a point in seven of his last eight games. With his two points Sunday, he is quickly approaching point-per-game status. Although his strong play didn’t show on the scoresheet for the Lightning in Traverse City, Steve Yzerman and company saw enough in the undrafted defenseman to sign him to an entry level contract. He had a slow start to the season, but has come on very strong since missing a few games due to an injury. The Lightning may have a legitimate prospect here.

OHL

Owen Sound Attack 7 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +4, 2 PIM (interference)
Season totals: 21 GP, 1-11-12, +15, 6 PIM
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 26 GP, 0-4-4, -13, 42 PIM

After being down 2-1 to start the third period, the Attack exploded for three goals in each of the final frames to beat the Soo. Beukeboom’s minus-1 rating was tied for second best on the team Sunday. Schemitsch’s plus-4 was second on the Attack.

Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 5 @ Guelph Storm 6
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (high sticking)
With Guelph: 2 GP, 0-3-3, +1, 2 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, -1, 31 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 14-20-34, E, 33 PIM

This was a huge win for Guelph against the league’s top team. The Majors have only lost three games all season.

Windsor Spitfires 6 @ Oshawa Generals 3
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

Zador sat on the bench for all three games this weekend. Predators first rounder Ryan Ellis had a goal, two assists, and a plus-4 night for Windsor.

North American Juniors Game Night: 12/4/10

BCHL

Merritt Centennials 2 @ Penticton Vees 3
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 31 GP, 16-21-37, 10 PIM

O’Donnell scored again as the Vees completed a home-and-home sweep of Merritt.

USHL

Sioux City Musketeers 3 @ Fargo Force 2 (SO)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 8-10-18, +10, 14 PIM

Mullin failed to register a point a game after notching five against Sioux City as the Musketeers split the weekend series with the Force. Mullin did not convert his shootout attempt.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 5
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (holding), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 30 GP, 4-10-14, +8, 18 PIM

Saint John scored three times in the first period on their way to a win over Gatineau.

OHL

Owen Sound Attack 7 @ Saginaw Spirit 1
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 1-11-12, +10, 4 PIM

Avalanche first rounder Joey Hishon had two goals and an assist in the blowout win.

WHL

Swift Current Broncos 1 @ Regina Pats 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 15-10-25, -12, 42 PIM

Ashton’s assist came on an empty net goal. This was his first plus-2 game since mid-October. He has at least a point in 14 of his last 20 games and 22 points during that stretch.

Seattle Thunderbirds 5 @ Prince George Cougars 4 (SO)
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 22-14-36, -3, 8 PIM

Connolly’s seven game point streak and four game goal streak came to an end Saturday as Seattle beat the Cougars in a shootout. Connolly did not convert his shootout attempt, but still leads PG in scoring.

Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Kelowna Rockets 6
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 55 PIM

Oilers second rounder Curtis Hamilton leads the Blades in scoring with 15-25-40 and plus/minus with a plus-26 rating.

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