North American Juniors
Mississauga St. Michaels Majors 4 @ Oshawa Generals 1
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 20 saves on 24 shots
Season Totals: 7-3-1-1, 3.31 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO
Zador was back in the Gens nets after a night off, but gave up four goals in the final two periods to pick up a loss. One of the four goals against was a shorthanded penalty shot by Derek Schoenmakers (undrafted). There were 6 fights in the game.
Prince George Cougars 2 @ Kelowna Rockets 6
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 17 GP, 14-9-23, -1, 6 PIM
Connolly broke his miniature 2-game scoreless streak, but the Cougars fell to last-place Kelowna 6-2 despite outshooting them 30-27. James Priestner (undrafted) stopped 21 of 27 shots in the loss. PG is 9-7-1-0 for the year and sit in second in the B.C. Division. Tyson Barrie, a Colorado Avalanche draft pick and son of former Lightning owner Len Barrie, had a goal and 2 assists for Kelowna. The defenseman and captain of the Rockets has 6 points in 8 games after scoring 72 in 63 last year.
Spokane Chiefs 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 2
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, -1, 5 PIM (fighting vs. Dominik Uher)
Season totals: 16 GP, 1-1-2, +4, 26 PIM
Zahn earned his second point of the year, but the assist came in a losing effort for Saskatoon. He fought 6â€™0â€ center and Czech native Dominik Uher in the second period.
Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2 @ Sarnia Sting 3 (OT)
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 13 GP, 0-0-0, -6, 36 PIM
Nail Yakupov (2012 draft) scored his second goal of the game and 13th of the season in the extra session to propel Steven Stamkosâ€™ former junior team to an OT win over the Soo.
Saskatoon Blades 5 @ Calgary Hitmen 3
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 15 GP, 1-0-1, +5, 21 PIM
The teams combined for 7 third period goals on 15 total shots. Zahn hasnâ€™t registered a point since the second game of the season.
Penticton Vees 2 @ Trail Smoke Eaters 6
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 8-9-17, 8 PIM
Trail scored 5 times in the third period.
Fargo Force 1 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 2
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (slashing), 4 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 10 PIM
Sioux Falls moved into a tie for first in the West with the win, one point ahead of Fargo (5-4-1).
Gatineau Olympiques 1 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 (SO)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 17 GP, 2-3-5, +4, 10 PIM
Gatineau fell to 9-7-1-2 with the shootout loss.
Sudbury Wolves 1 @ Belleville Bulls 6
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 16 GP, 11-10-21, +5, 21 PIM
Belleville was looking for more offense, and certainly got it Saturday night despite their leading scorer, Panik, only earning an assist.
Kingston Frontenacs 5 @ Owen Sound Attack 4 (SO)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 15 GP, 1-9-10, +8, 2 PIM
Schemitsch had a season-high 3 points and earned a Second Star award.
Oshawa Generals 4 @ Erie Otters 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 7-2-1-1, 3.24 GAA, .889 sv%, 1 SO
Zador got the night off.
Spokane Chiefs 11 @ Regina Pats 1
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -1, 7 PIM (fighting, holding)
Season totals: 14 GP, 6-5-11, -5, 32 PIM
Regina had won 3 straight before the Halloween Eve Massacre.
Prince George Cougars 4 @ Tri-City Americans 3 (SO)
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 16 GP, 14-8-22, E, 6 PIM
Connolly was scoreless for the second straight game. He failed to convert his shootout attempt. Itâ€™s a good sign for the Cougars team that they can win when Connolly is not producing statistically night in and night out like he has been.
Saskatoon Blades 1 @ Red Deer Rebels 7
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (cross-checking)
Season totals: 14 GP, 1-0-1, +5, 19 PIM
Salmon Arm Silverbacks 2 @ Penticton Vees 4
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 8-9-17, 8 PIM
The Vees scored the gameâ€™s final four goals for the win. Oâ€™Donnell was coming off a 5-point game Wednesday.
Fargo Force 3 @ Omaha Lancers 2 (SO)
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 8 PIM
Mullinâ€™s point streak was snapped at 3 games. He did not convert his shootout attempt.
Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 16 GP, 2-3-5, +3, 10 PIM
Cape Breton only managed 12 shots in the game.
Montreal Juniors 4 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 3 (SO)
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 6 GP, 0-4-4, +6, 0 PIM
Landry (pictured) has at least a point in both games since his return from injury. Former Harvard Crimson Louis Leblanc (Habs) scored his 9th of the season for the Juniors.
Saginaw Spirit 5 @ Owen Sound Attack 2
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 1-6-7, +7, 2 PIM
In a battle of OHL heavyweights, Saginaw came out on top despite being outshot by the Attack 54-22.
Belleville Bulls 1 @ Oshawa Generals 6
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 11-9-20, +3, 21 PIM
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 20 saves on 21 shots
Season Totals: 7-2-1-1, 3.24 GAA, .889 sv%, 1 SO
Zador shut down Panik and the Bulls, stopping 20 shots in the process.
Prince George Cougars 2 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 0
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 14-8-22, +2, 6 PIM
Connolly had his point streak snapped at 14 games as this was the first game this season he didnâ€™t hit the scoresheet. Ty Rimmer (undrafted) had a 36-save shutout for the Cougars. Avalanche pick Calvin Pickard had 30 saves for the T-Birds, earning a Second Star award.
Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 4
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 12 GP, 0-0-0, -6, 36 PIM
The Soo is 5-7-2-0 on the year, good enough for third (tie) in the West Division, three points behind Windsor and 11 behind first place Saginaw.
Oshawa Generals 2 @ Peterborough Petes 3 (OT)
G Michael Zador, OSH: OT loss, 26 saves on 29 shots, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 6-2-1-1, 3.45 GAA, .884 sv%, 1 SO
Zador (pictured) played well enough to earn a Third Star award on the road, but allowed a third period goal to the Petes and the overtime winner to 2011 draft hopeful Matt Puempel.