North American Juniors

North American Juniors Game Night: 5/10/11

OHL Finals

West No.1 Owen Sound Attack 3 @ East No.1 Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 7
Mississauga leads best of seven series 3-2

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
Playoff Totals: 18 GP, 0-9-9, +4, 2 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: 4 saves on 6 shots, pulled at 9:01 of first period
Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
Playoff Totals: 7 GP, 4-0-0, 2.13 GAA, .929 sv%, 1 SO

Starting his third straight game for Owen Sound, Lightning prospect Michael Zador let in two goals on six shots in about half a period and was yanked in favor of Scott Stajcer, who let in five the rest of the way for the back door loss. Geoffrey Schemitsch did not register a point for the fifth consecutive game. He hasn't had a point since his three assist game in the series clincher vs. Windsor. Devante Smith-Pelly (Ducks) had a hat trick for the Majors. Game 6 is Thursday in Owen Sound.

North American Juniors Game Night: 5/9/11

QMJHL Finals

No.1 St. John Sea Dogs 5 @ No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 0
St. John leads best of seven series 2-1

D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
Playoff Totals: 21 GP, 3-4-7, -3, 10 PIM

Former Seattle Thunderbird Jacob DeSerres stopped all 17 shots he faced and five different Sea Dogs scored as St. John won Game 3 of their QMJHL Finals series with Gatineau, 5-0. The game was 0-0 until the Sea Dogs scored as the first period buzzer sounded. The Olympiques could never recover. Likely 2011 top-5 pick Jonathan Huberdeau was First Star with a goal and six shots. DeSerres (Flyers) split time in the Seattle nets with Lightning prospect Riku Helenius in 2007-2008. The overager was signed this year by St. John and went 27-3 in the regular season. He’s 10-2 in the playoffs. Game 4 is Wednesday in Quebec.

North American Juniors Game Night: 5/8/11

OHL Finals

East No.1 Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors @ West No.1 Owen Sound Attack 6
Best of seven series tied 2-2

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
Playoff Totals: 17 GP, 0-10-10, +6, 2 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Win, 41 saves on 42 shots, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
Playoff Totals: 6 GP, 4-0-0, 1.80 GAA, .940 sv%, 1 SO

Starting his second straight game for Owen Sound, Lightning prospect Michael Zador (pictured) stopped 41 of 42 shots in 76 minutes of play to help the Attack to a Game 4 win and even their championship series with Mississauga at two games apiece. Zador stopped all nine shots he faced in overtime. The game was scoreless until just under five minutes left in the third when Hurricanes prospect Justin Shugg scored to give Owen Sound a 1-0 lead. The Majors struck back on the power play less than a minute later to tie the game. Attack rookie Cameron Brace, from Steven Stamkos' home town of Markham, scored his second goal of the playoffs with four minutes left in the first extra session to give the home side a win. Game 5 will be in Mississauga Tuesday.

North American Juniors Game Night: 5/7/11

QMJHL Finals

No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ No.1 St. John Sea Dogs 2
Best of seven series tied 1-1

D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
Playoff Totals: 19 GP, 3-4-7, -4, 10 PIM

Underdog Gatineau scored twice in the first period and early in the third to claim a 3-2 win in Game 2 of the QMJHL Finals vs. St. John. Lightning prospect Adam Janosik was scoreless for the Olympiques. Game 3 is Monday in Gatineau.

North American Juniors Game Night: 5/6/11

OHL Finals

West No.1 Owen Sound Attack 6 @ East No.1 Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 5 (OT)
Mississauga leads best of seven series 2-1

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
Playoff Totals: 16 GP, 0-10-10, +6, 2 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Win, 32 saves on 37 shots.
Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 3-0-0, 2.14 GAA, .926 sv%, 1 SO

Lightning prospect Michael Zador, who had only dressed as backup once in the Attack’s last several games, was the surprise starter for Owen Sound Friday night in a must-win situation. Though he allowed five goals, Zador did pick up the win when the Attack’s Matt Petgrave scored on the first shot of overtime. Owen Sound had a 5-3 lead entering the third period before being outshot 17-7 and outscored 2-0 to send the game to an extra period. Geoffrey Schemitsch was scoreless for the third straight game, but was plus-1 for the victors. Game 4 is Sunday in Owen Sound with Zador the likely starter - though one never knows with Owen Sound. Before Friday, he hadn’t started a game since Game 1 of their second round series with Plymouth. Scott Stajcer, who had been starting for the Attack, didn’t even dress Friday. Owen Sound’s coach, Mark Reeds, has juggled his three goalies all playoffs. He was named OHL Coach of the Year in April.

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