North American Juniors

NA Juniors Game Night: 1-1-2014

Ontario Hockey League

North Bay Battalion 2 @ Oshawa Generals 3 (OT)

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 26 GP, 2-7-9, -14, 34 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

Josh Sterk (2014) scored the overtime winner to propel the Gens to a 3-2 win over North Bay. Dylan Blujus is scoreless in his last three games.

NA Juniors Game Night: 12-31-13

Ontario Hockey League

Sudbury Wolves 2 @ North Bay Battalion 1 (SO)

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 2-7-9, -13, 32 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

Sudbury scored a 1-0 shootout win to get the extra point over North Bay. The Battalion sit in fifth on the Eastern Conference table.

Guelph Storm 4 @ Barrie Colts 1

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, -2, 4 PIM
Season totals: 36 GP, 7-14-21, +16, 83 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

Dotchin is minus-5 in his last three games.

Plymouth Whalers 1 @ Windsor Spitfires 5

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 36 GP, 9-21-30, +39, 22 PIM
2012-13 totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

Koekkoek was named First Star in Windsor’s 5-1 win on New Year’s Eve. Koekkoek is plus-9 better than the second place player in the OHL’s plus/minus category. Considering Windsor is just fifth in the Western Conference, this is great for him and Tampa Bay.

Note: Jonathan Drouin (Canada), Adam Erne (USA), and Henri Ikonen (Finland) are away from their teams participating in the World Junior Championships.

NA Juniors Game Night: 12-20-13

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 11 @ Saginaw Spirit 6

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 1-2-3, +5, 2 PIM
Season totals: 33 GP, 8-19-27, +36, 20 PIM
2012-13 totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

Windsor scored 11 goals on just 26 shots en route to a blowout win in Michigan. Koekkoek raised his league-leading plus/minus rating to plus-36 with a team-best plus-5 night. Chris Kontos, Lightning record-holder for most goals in a game (4), had his son Kristoff playing in the game for Saginaw. Kristoff had a goal and three helpers and was third star.

NA Juniors Game Night: 12-19-13

Ontario Hockey League

Mississauga Steelheads 2 @ North Bay Battalion 3 (SO)

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 2-7-9, -12, 30 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

Blujus notched his second goal of the year and his first since his first game of the season two months ago. North Bay outshot the Steelheads, 43-15, but needed the shootout for the extra point.

Sarnia Sting 2 @ Barrie Colts 7

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 33 GP, 6-15-21, +21, 73 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

Red Wings pick Andreas Athanasiou had four goals and Dotchin was plus-3 as the Colts beat the Sting, 7-2. Dotchin’s plus-21 rating leads the Colts.

NA Juniors Game Night: 12-15-13

Ontario Hockey League

North Bay Battalion 0 @ Sudbury Wolves 1 (OT)

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 22 GP, 1-7-8, -10, 30 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

Sudbury scored on its 37th shot, coming in overtime for a 1-0 win over the Battalion.

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Barrie Colts 4 (Saturday)

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-1-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 31 GP, 7-17-24, +31, 18 PIM
2012-13 totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 32 GP, 6-15-21, +18, 73 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

Barrie withstood getting outshoot 55-37, including 27-15 in a wide-open first period, and got a late goal on an assist by Jake Dotchin (pictured) to win, 4-3.

Windsor Spitfires 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 3

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 32 GP, 7-17-24, +31, 18 PIM
2012-13 totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

Windsor suffered another close loss on its road trip despite a high shot total (39).

WJC Notes The following players are away from their junior clubs in order to participate in the World Junior Championships: Jonathan Drouin (Canada), Adam Erne (USA), Henri Ikonen (Finland).

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