North American Juniors

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/24/10

BCHL

Merritt Centennials 2 @ Penticton Vees 4
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 26 GP, 12-17-29, 8 PIM

O’Donnell continues to find the scoresheet after his WJAC experience. He has 4 goals and 7 assists in 5 games since the tournament.

OHL

Sarnia Sting 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 3 (SO)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Schemitsch remains out with an “upper body injury.”

WHL

Regina Pats 1 @ Kelowna Rockets 6
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM (slashing, holding)
Season totals: 25 GP, 14-8-22, -12, 42 PIM

Ashton’s 3 game goal streak came to an end. He was a team-worst minus-3 for the night.

Prince George Cougars 4 @ Chilliwack Bruins 0
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 18-12-30, -4, 6 PIM

Connolly has 5 points in his last 3 games.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/22/10

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Rimouski Oceanic 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 25 GP, 2-8-10, +6, 16 PIM

Gatineau’s Jean-Gabriel Pageau (undrafted) scored the game winner with one second left in the game.

WHL

Regina Pats 3 @ Kamloops Blazers 4 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (high sticking)
Season totals: 24 GP, 14-8-22, -9, 38 PIM

Ashton now has goals in 3 straight games, in 7 of his last 8 games, and 11 of his past 16. Regina has been playing better lately, at least getting a point out of their losses.

Swift Current Broncos 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 6
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 43 PIM

Zahn’s streak of First Star awards ended at one.

NA Juniors Game Night: 11/21/10

BCHL

Prince George Spruce Kings 1 @ Penticton Vees 10
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 3-1-4, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 25 GP, 12-16-28, 8 PIM

It was a good day for the Fighting Sioux Sunday as O’Donnell notched his first BCHL hat trick (and an assist), while fellow North Dakota commit Mark MacMillian had a hatter plus 2 assists for First Star honors in a Vees win. Penticton scored 7 times in the second period, including O’Donnell’s 3. MacMillian was chosen by Montreal in the fourth round of this past summer’s draft. He’s a native of Penticton.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 24 GP, 2-8-10, +5, 16 PIM

Janosik has 5 assists in his last 7 games. B-C hasn't won in 25 games (0-19-3-3).

OHL

Barrie Colts 4 @ Oshawa Generals 7
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 22 saves on 26 shots.
Season Totals: 16 GP, 9-3-1-1, 3.41 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

Despite the win, which is obviously the priority, Zador’s GAA and save percentage numbers actually got worse. At this point, however, the only way Zador will regain his No.1 position is to keep getting victories. His partner in net, Kevin Bailie, is 4-2-1-1 with a 2.60 GAA and .899 save percentage.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/20/10

USHL

Fargo Force 8 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 3
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 6-6-12, +7, 10 PIM

Fargo is now in full force after the WJACs, putting up 8 goals on 25 shots in Waterloo Saturday night. Mullin’s goal, his sixth of the year, was scored shorthanded into an empty net in the 13th minute of the third period – a period in which Waterloo didn’t have a goalie for most of it. Fargo was up 5-1 in the 11th minute when Waterloo went on the power play. They pulled their goalie and scored, making it 5-2, then did it again for a 5 on 3 immediately after and scored again, making it 5-3. Mullin scored into the empty net in the 13th minute, then Fargo scored 2 more empty netters, in the 15th and 18th minute while Waterloo had extra attackers. The game also featured a line brawl where all 10 players were ejected with 5 minutes to go. Old time hockey! (except without 2 goalies)

QMJHL

Montreal Juniors 4 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits, *First Star*
Season Totals: 15 GP, 2-7-9, +8, 2 PIM

Landry (pictured with Volts) scored his first goal of the year to give the Juniors a 3-2 lead late in the second period, then added the game winner with 2:01 remaining. He has really come on offensively as of late.

OHL

Windsor Spitfires 6 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5 (OT)
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 22 GP, 0-2-2, -10, 40 PIM

Windsor defenseman Ryan Ellis (Predators) scored his second of the game in overtime to lead the Spits to a win. Ellis had 2 goals and 2 assists in the game.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Belleville Bulls 6
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 1-3-4, +2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 24 GP, 13-15-28, -2, 31 PIM

Panik exploded after a recent slump with a 4-point night. Teammate Luke Judson (undrafted) had 2+2 for First Star.

Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 2
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Schemitsch is still day-to-day with an upper-body injury, but it’s turning into week-to-week.

WHL

Regina Pats 3 @ Chilliwack Bruins 2 (SO)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 13-8-21, -9, 36 PIM

Ashton now has goals in 6 of his last 7 games. No 3 stars were listed in the game report. Ashton did not convert his shootout attempt for Regina, who are on a little 1-0-1 streak and have tied Prince Albert for second last in their division.

Kelowna Rockets 2 @ Prince George Cougars 1 (OT)
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 18-10-28, -5, 6 PIM

That’s two home games in a row the Cougars have dropped to last-place Kelowna. Actually, with the win Kelowna jumped into a tie with PG in points and one ahead of Kamloops. Connolly is starting to heat up again; he has 3 goals in his last 2 games, and 4 in 3 if you count the Canada-Russia Super Series. Len Barrie’s son, Tyson, had 2 assists for the Rockets.

Saskatoon Blades 5 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 43 PIM

Blades captain Teigan Zahn scored his second of the year. He didn’t score at all last year, but has a career-high of 5, set 2 seasons ago. His plus-6 rating is currently a career high.

North American Juniors Game Night: 11/19/10

BCHL

Penticton Vees 2 @ Salmon Arm Silverbacks 1
C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 9-15-24, 8 PIM

O’Donnell earned the only assist on the Vees’ game winner scored midway through the third period.

USHL

Fargo Force 3 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 2
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 11 GP, 5-6-11, +4, 10 PIM

Fargo got Mullin and four of his teammates back from Team USA and beat the Stampede. Fargo had fallen into last place in their conference without those five players.

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 5 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, 11, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 23 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 16 PIM

Gatineau scored the game’s final 3 goals to win.

Montreal Juniors 3 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 1
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 14 GP, 0-7-7, +7, 2 PIM

Landry is still looking for his first goal of the year, but continues to rack up assists since returning from an injury.

OHL

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhouds 3 (SO)
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 21 GP, 0-2-2, -10, 40 PIM

Beukeboom, the Soo’s captain, fell to minus-10 on the year, the worst mark on the club. He’s 19th on the club in points. The SSM press has been calling for the firing of Soo coach Denny Lambert, so this was a welcomed win.

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Ottawa 67’s 5
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 12-12-24, -4, 31 PIM

Ottawa had a 5-0 lead before the Bulls hit the scoresheet.

Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 1
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

Schemitsch is still day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Erie Otters 3 @ Oshawa Generals 10
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 15 GP, 8-3-1-1, 3.37 GAA, .881 sv%, 1 SO

Rangers pick Christian Thomas, son of Lightning Player Development Consultant Steve Thomas, had a hat trick and 3 assists for the Gens.

WHL

Regina Pats 4 @ Vancouver Giants 5 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season totals: 22 GP, 12-7-19, -9, 36 PIM

Ashton has goals in 5 of his last 6 games; 6 out of 7 if you count the Canada-Russia Super Series. WHL leading scorer Craig Cunningham (Bruins) (24 GP, 8-33-41) had just an assist in the game.

Kelowna Rockets 4 @ Prince George Cougars 2
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 17-10-27, -6, 6 PIM

Connolly scored both his team’s goals, but the Cougars dropped a home game to last-place Kelowna. The Rockets are now just one point behind PG in the B.C. Division. This was Connolly’s first 2-goal game in nearly a month. He is 18th in the WHL in points.

Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Kootenay Ice 1
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (tripping, delay of game)
Season totals: 21 GP, 1-5-6, +5, 43 PIM

Saskatoon was outshot 40-23.

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