North American Juniors
Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Val-d'Or Foyeurs 2 (SO)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, Even, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: Season Totals: 56 GP, 7-21-28, +12, 30 PIM
Gatineau won the shootout 2-1 over Val-d'Or for the win.
MontrÃ©al Juniors 1 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 52 GP, 11-27-38, +23, 26 PIM
Montreal out shot Rouyn-Noranda 50-27 in the game. Huskies goaltender Robin Gusse made 49 saves for the win.
Peterborough Petes 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 4
D Geoffrey Schmitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm)
Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not dress
With Attack: 11 GP, 7-2-0-0, 3.19 GAA, .895 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season totals: 29 GP, 17-5-1-1, 3.29 GAA, .889 sv%, 1 SO
Owen Sound winger Mike Halmo had three assists as the Attack picked up the win over Peterborough.
Spokane Chiefs 4 @ Prince George Cougars 2
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM
Season totals: 53 GP, 40-23-63, -3, 26 PIM
Connolly was held scoreless as Prince George dropped their second straight to Spokane in as many nights. Possible future Lightning prospect Tyler Johnson of Spokane, who has been reported to be signing a contract with the Lightning in the next day or two, had a goal Saturday for the Chiefs, his league-leading 48th.
Moose Jaw Warriors 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 7
D Teigan Zahn, SAS:0-1-1, +6, 0 PIM
Season totals: 66 GP, 3-17-20, +30, 131 PIM
Zahn had a huge night on the scoresheet in the plus/minus category finishing with a +6 for the game. Zahn now has a career high in points with 20, surpassing the 19 he recorded in 2007-2008.
SWX in eastern Washington is reporting Tyler Johnson, the Spokane Chiefs' leading scorer and WHL's leading goal scorer, will sign a three-year entry level contract with the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning when the Chiefs return from their two-game weekend series in Prince George.
Johnson, who is listed at 5'9", is an undrafted center and a former Chiefs teammate of current Norfolk Admirals goaltender Dustin Tokarski. Johnson, Tokarski and the Chiefs won the Memorial Cup in 2008. Johnson was the MVP of the WHL playoffs that year while Tokarski was Memorial Cup MVP.
Johnson, who is a native of Spokane, represented the USA twice at World Juniors. He had five points in seven games in the 2010 tournament.
He camped with the Coyotes and Wild the last two summers.
Johnson's 105 points are good for second in the league, four points behind Linden Vey of Medicine Hat. He has 47 goals on the season.
Fargo Force 1 @ Youngstown Phantoms 2
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (interference), 6 SOG
Season totals: 40 GP, 18-29-47, +25, 24 PIM
Mullin was on a hot streak with five points in his last two games before getting held off the scoresheet vs. Youngstown. He led the team with six shots on goal Friday.
Gatineau Olympiques 5 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4 (OT)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 55 GP, 7-21-28, +12, 30 PIM
Philip-Michael Devosâ€™ 44th goal of the year was the overtime winner for Gatineau. The undrafted Quebec native leads the Q in scoring with 104 points.
Erie Otters 5 @ Guelph Storm 4 (SO)
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: Did not play (injured â€“ sprained ankle)
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 remains out with a sprained ankle. He is expected to return next week.
Everett Silvertips 2 @ Tri-City Americans 3 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct)
With Tri-City: 24 GP, 11-20-31, +4, 43 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 53 GP, 27-31-58, -8, 87 PIM
Ashtonâ€™s 27th goal of the season gave the Ams an overtime win and gave the team a much-needed victory. Ashton has four points in his last two games.
Spokane Chiefs 5 @ Prince George Cougars 4
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 52 GP, 40-23-63, -3, 26 PIM
Connolly scored his 40th goal of the season, but it wasnâ€™t enough as the Chiefs held on for a 5-4 win in Prince George. Connolly, who has three goals in his last two games, is tied for fifth in the league in goals despite playing 10-11 fewer games than those above him. Spokaneâ€™s Tyler Johnson (undrafted) leads with 47. Johnson had a goal Friday against the Cougars.
Kootenay Ice 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 9
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 65 GP, 3-15-18, +24, 131 PIM
Zahn is within one point of his career high of 19 in a season, set in 2007-2008. Saskatoon has scored 30 goals in their past four games; 17 in their last two. Defenseman Stefan Elliott (Avalanche) scored his 29th and 30th goals of the season for the Blades.
Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 54 GP, 7-21-28, +12, 30 PIM
Heâ€™s getting close, but barring a ridiculously strong finish it doesnâ€™t look like Janosik will match his career high of 35 points set last year in 63 games. He is within two goals of his career high of nine with six games remaining.
Saskatoon Blades 8 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 5
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 64 GP, 3-14-17, +22, 131 PIM
The Blades were down 3-1 in this game before exploding for a big win. Defenseman Stefan Elliott had two goals in the game and now has 28 for the year to go with 75 points. The 2009 Avalanche second rounder had 26 goals and 65 points last season.
BCHL Interior Conference Quarterfinals â€“ Game 4
Penticton Vees 6 @ Quesnel Millionaires 3
Vees wins Best of 7 series 4-0
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: Did not play - injured
Season totals: 58 GP, 29-43-72, 28 PIM
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-2-2, 5 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell missed games 2-4 after being First Star in Game 1. He is considered day-to-day with an â€œupper body injury.â€ Heâ€™ll get some time to rest now that the Vees have swept Quesnel.
Portland Winterhawks 6 @ Tri-City Americans 5
RW Carter Ashton, TC: 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM (slashing)
With Tri-City: 23 GP, 10-19-29, +3, 41 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
Season Totals: 52 GP, 26-30-56, -9, 85 PIM
The Americans have now lost six of their last seven games. They were down 3-0 after 14 minutes in this one. Ashton scored with nine seconds left in the first to get the Ams within two goals, but Portland scored the gameâ€™s next three goals to take a 6-1 lead. TC regrouped and cut the â€˜Hawks lead to 6-5 with three minutes left in the third, but they couldnâ€™t complete the comeback. Islanders first rounder Nino Neiderreiter had two goals and four points for Portland.