North American Juniors

Juniors Game Night: 10-21-15

Western Hockey League

Swift Current Broncos 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 6

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-3-4, +3, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 8 GP, 10-12-22, +15, 2 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Brayden Point had four points by the end of the second period, helping Moose Jaw to a 6-0 lead before the second break. The Warriors lost the shutout in the third period. With his four additional points, Point is up to 22 points in eight games, which leads the WHL by two points despite Brayden missing three games due to an extended stay at Lightning camp.

Calgary Hitmen 0 @ Prince George Cougars 5

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 0-2-2, -10, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Former Hitman goalie Mack Shields (undrafted) stopped 23 shots for a shutout Wednesday night against his former team. Shields played three seasons for Calgary.

Bolt Prospect of the Week

We continue our Bolt Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for his recent contributions on and off the ice.

The Bolt Prospect of the Week for the week ending October 19 is … Ryan Zuhlsdorf, D, Sioux City Musketeers, USHL.

Has Al Murray done it again?

Juniors Game Night: 10-18-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, -1, 5 PIM, 1 SOG, 3 Hits
Season totals: 8 GP, 3-1-4, -3, 15 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 4 Hits
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-4-8, +6, 9 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Joseph assisted on Adam Marsh’s first period goal and the Sea Dogs beat the Olympiques in Gatineau, 3-2. Boko Imama fought Jonathon Masters (undrafted).

Shawinigan Cataractes 5 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 4 (SO)

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, -1, 5 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 9 GP, 10-9-19, +3, 15 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan scored his 10th goal of the season, but was ejected from the game for spearing before the half-way point. Shawinigan won the 8-round shootout, 4-3, after fighting back from a 4-1 deficit.

Stars: 3-1-0

Ontario Hockey League

Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Oshawa Generals 0

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 3-5-8, -4, 5 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli fought Juho Lammikko at the end of the first period. Lucas Peressini (undrafted) had a 35-save shutout for the Fronts.

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4 (OT)

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, +1, 6 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-5-9, +4, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto doubled his penalty minute total for the season in one game. The Spits are tied for the league lead in overtime losses with Kitchener at three.

Western Hockey League

Regina Pats 1 @ Calgary Hitmen 5

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 10 GP, 0-2-2, -9, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Ben Thomas had his second assist of the season, a primary helper on Calgary’s fifth and final goal in a 5-1 win.

United States Hockey League

Waterloo Black Hawks 5 @ Sioux City Musketeers 7

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 8 GP, 0-7-7, E, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota commit)

Ryan Zuhlsdorf had a season-high three assists, helping the Musketeers to a 7-5 win over visiting Waterloo. Zuhlsdorf is second in team scoring for Sioux City.

NCAA Game Night: 10-17-15

Wisconsin Badgers 1 @ No. 6 Boston University Terriers 4

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 37 GP, 2-7-9, +19, 58 PIM

MacLeod took a boarding call in the first period of BU’s home non-conference win over unranked Wisconsin.

No. 14 Minnesota State Mavericks 0 @ No. 12 St. Cloud State Huskies 3

W Jimmy Mullin, MSU: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-0-1, -4, 0 PIM
2013-2014 totals (Miami): 19 GP, 1-6-7, 23 PIM

The Mavs have now been shut out in three straight games. They’ll likely fall out of the polls next week.

*USCHO poll used

Juniors Game Night: 10-17-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 3 Hits
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-1-4, -2, 10 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 6 GP, 4-3-7, +4, 9 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

One night after falling in Victoriaville, Saint John earned a win vs the Armada. Mathieu Joseph had a goal and an assist for the Sea Dogs.

Ontario Hockey League

Mississauga Steelheads 5 @ Saginaw Spirit 4 (OT)

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: Did not play
Season totals: 7 GP, 5-1-6, +1, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Stephens suffered a broken foot last game and is out indefinitely.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 2

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 7 GP, 9-9-18, +10, 2 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point’s ninth goal of the season, scored mid-way through the second period, ended up the game-winner as Moose Jaw won in Edmonton.

Calgary Hitmen 0 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 6

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-1-1, -9, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Calgary got knocked around in Medicine Hat, 6-0. Overager Austin Lotz had a 27-save shutout for the Tigers.

United States Hockey League

Omaha Lancers 4 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 1

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Win, 31 saves on 32 shots, *Third Star*
Season totals: 4 GP, 3-1, 2.03 GAA, .936 sv%
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha commit)

Oldham earned the game’s third star award for his performance in Saturday’s 3-1 road win over Tri-City.

Juniors Game Night: 10-16-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Victoriaville Tigres 5

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 1-0-1, -1, 4 PIM, 4 SOG, 4 Hits
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-1-4, -2, 8 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-2-5, +2, 9 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

The Sea Dogs outshot the Tigres, 40-23, and carried a 2-1 lead into the third period, yet fell in Victoriaville, 5-2.

Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 5

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 8 GP, 9-9-18, +4, 10 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan was unable to stretch his hat trick streak to three games, but he did manage two assists in Shawinigan’s 5-3 win over the Volts. Yan is the reigning QMJHL and CHL Player of the Week.

Ontario Hockey League

Erie Otters 7 @ Oshawa Generals 4

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 3-5-8, -4, 0 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Jake Marchment (Kings), nephew of former Lightning defenseman Bryan Marchment, had a hat trick and was plus-4, leading the Otters to a win over Oshawa. Anthony Cirelli had a goal and an assist for the Gens.

Windsor Spitfires 2 @ Guelph Storm 1

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-5-9, +3, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Windsor snuck out a 2-1 win in Guelph backed by Michael DiPietro’s 36-save performance. DiPietro is a 2017 draft prospect.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Kingston Frontenacs 4 (SO)

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-1-1, +11, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Peterborough was outshot 10-0 in overtime, but managed to survive and send the game to a shootout. Unfortunately for the Petes, the Fronts won the skills competition for the extra point, 2-1.

Saginaw Spirit 1 @ London Knights 4

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 8 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 5-1-6, +1, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Mitchell Stephens scored his fifth goal of the year, but Saginaw was already down 4-1 late in the game.

United States Hockey League

Sioux City Musketeers 4 @ Omaha Lancers 0

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, -4, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota commit)

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Did not play
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1, 2.46 GAA, .923 sv%
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha commit)

Sioux City broke a three-game losing streak by winning in Omaha. Kris Oldham sat backup in the game for the Lancers. CJ Dodero (no known relation to Syracuse/Greenville defenseman Charlie Dodero) had a hat trick for Sioux City.

Juniors Game Night: 10-15-15

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 1 @ North Bay Battalion 5

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 2-4-6, -4, 0 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Oshawa took a 1-0 lead into the third period, but North Bay exploded for five goals in the final frame to defeat the visiting Gens, 5-1. The Battalion outshot Oshawa, 33-16. Cirelli has been held without a shot the last two games.

Ottawa 67’s 4 @ Windsor Spitfires 3 (OT)

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-5-9, +4, 4 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Cristiano DiGiacinto was a force all night and had a goal and an assist. He led Windsor with six shots, but the Spits fell to visiting Ottawa in overtime. Flyers first rounder Travis Konecny had three assists and was named first star.

Erie Otters 4 @ Peterborough Petes 3 (SO)

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 0-1-1, +9, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 2-1-3, E, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Peterborough moved into first place in the East Division with an overtime point, but the Petes conceded the extra point to Erie in the shootout. Dominik Masin was scoreless in his first game since signing with the Lightning. That contract will kick in when he begins his pro career next season.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 10 @ Calgary Hitmen 2

C Brayden Point, MJ: 2-2-4, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 6 GP, 8-8-16, +9, 2 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 0-1-1, -6, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Moose Jaw made a statement on the road, walloping Calgary 10-2 one day after being shut out by Kootenay. Brayden Point, who had his 13-game goal-scoring streak snapped against the Ice, had two goals and two assists to lead the Warriors. He’s been a first star in half of his games this season, and second or third star in two more. Point will be in the WHL MVP race all season if he stays healthy.

United States Hockey League

Sioux City Musketeers 3 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 7 (Tuesday)

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, -4, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota commit)

Sioux City has lost three games in a row after dropping a road contest in Sioux Falls on Tuesday. Lightning prospect Ryan Zuhlsdorf picked up his second assist of the season in the loss.

Juniors Game Night: 10-14-15

Ontario Hockey League

Guelph Storm 0 @ Oshawa Generals 2 (Monday)

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 2-3-5, -3, 0 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Jeremy Brodeur (undrafted) had a 24-save shutout and Lightning prospect Anthony Cirelli had an assist, leading the Gens to a 2-0 Thanksgiving win over visiting Guelph.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 0 @ Kootenay Ice 1

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 6-6-12, +6, 2 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Overage goaltender Wyatt Hoflin (undrafted) stopped all 34 shots he faced and the Ice rode a first period goal to a shutout win over visiting Moose Jaw. Brayden Point had his 13-game goal-scoring streak snapped in the loss. He finished last season on a nine-game streak and started this season with a four-game streak. He has at least one goal in 17 of his last 19 regular season games, including two hat tricks.

Lightning Sign Masin to Entry-Level Contract

(Tampa Bay Lightning release)

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Dominik Masin to a three-year, entry-level contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Masin, 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, has played in seven games with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League this season, recording one assist. He leads all Peterborough skaters for plus/minus with a plus-9 rating and ranks third for penalty minutes with 12. In two seasons with the Petes, Masin has registered seven goals and 27 points in 55 games.

A native of Mestec Kralove, Czech Republic, Masin represented his native country in the 2015 World Junior Championships, notching an assist in five games.

Masin, 19, was drafted by Tampa Bay in the second round, 35th overall, of the 2014 NHL Draft.

BP Commentary:

The Lightning have high hopes for Masin, whom they drafted with one of the Martin St. Louis draft picks. Syracuse Coach Rob Zettler said in Estero at the prospects tournament that Masin will be a great player for a "long, long time," which usually is a comment reserved for prospects the organization feels are near or at the elite category. Toward the second half of last season, his first in North America, his offense started to come around. He was mostly a character, defense-first defenseman (aren't they all?) when he was drafted out of the Czech Republic. He has top-4 defenseman upside when everything eventually comes together. Spending a year or two in the AHL with former defensemen Zettler and assistant coach Trent Cull will certainly help. Stay patient.

Bolt Prospect of the Week

We continue our Bolt Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for his recent contributions on and off the ice.

The Bolt Prospect of the Week for the week ending October 12 is … Dennis Yan, W, Shawinigan Cataractes, QMJHL.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are taking over the Canadian Hockey League.

Two Lightning prospects, Dennis Yan (QMJHL) and Brayden Point (WHL), won their respective league’s Player of the Week this week after they combined for three hat tricks.

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