North American Juniors

NA Juniors Game Night: 1-9-2014

Ontario Hockey League

Mississauga Steelheads 1 @ North Bay Battalion 4

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 3-10-13, -7, 34 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

Blujus had his brief, 2-game multi-point streak snapped, but he still ended up plus-2, making him plus-7 over his last two games.

Erie Otters 6 @ Barrie Colts 5

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 8-15-23, +15, 83 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

Dotchin scored on a point shot to tie the game at two, but Barrie eventually fell to Connor McDavid (1+1) and the high-powered Otters. With his point tonight, Dotchin set a new career high for points in a season.

Ottawa 67’s 8 @ Windsor Spitfires 3

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-2-2, E, 4 PIM
Season totals: 40 GP, 10-24-34, +37, 28 PIM
2012-13 totals: 42 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

Ottawa built a snowman on the Windsor scoreboard, 8-3, on Thursday night. Koekkoek had two assists for the Spits and finished even. He’s two games from matching last year’s games-played total. Travis Konecny (2015) had two goals and four points for Ottawa. He was also the victim of a heavy hit by Koekkoek.

NA Juniors Game Night: 1-8-2014

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 5 @ Charlottetown Islanders 2

C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: Did not play
Season totals: 23 GP, 17-33-50, +18, 22 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

Halifax scored a big road win over a re-vamped Charlottetown club. Drouin did not play due to “grueling” travel home from the World Junior Championships, per reports.

Quebec Remparts 6 @ Victoriaville Tigres 2

C/W Adam Erne, QUE: 1-3-4, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2 Hits, 9/17 FO, *First Star*
Season totals: 32 GP, 14-30-44, +2, 47 PIM
2012-2013 Season: 68 GP, 28-44-72, +11, 67 PIM

Erne had a four-point night in his third game back from the WJCs. He was scoreless against Drummondville on Friday and had a goal and an assist against Sherbrooke on Sunday.

NA Juniors Game Night: 1-5-2014

Ontario Hockey League

Kitchener Rangers 3 @ North Bay Battalion 6

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-2-2, +5, 0 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 3-10-13, -9, 34 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

Blujus had two assists and a career-best plus-5 rating on Sunday to give him back-to-back multiple point games. Hopefully this helps him break out offensively a bit more.

Windsor Spitfires 2 @ Kingston Frontenacs 4

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 10-22-32, +37, 24 PIM
2012-13 totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

Koekkoek was a rare minus-2 as the Spits fell to Henri Ikonen’s Frontenacs. Ikonen won gold with Team Finland in the World Junior Championships on Sunday and will re-join Kingston soon. Keep an eye on Koekkoek in the coming days as the OHL trade deadline approaches. Windsor has already dumped key pieces for prospects and picks. They are fifth in the West, nine points behind the top-4, which have separated themselves from the pack. Windsor is on a 2-game losing streak and is 6-4 in their last 10 games. They could keep Koekkoek and take their chances against the 4-seed in the first round, or they could trade him and get a significant return knowing Koekkoek will be a pro next year.

NA Juniors Game Night: 1-4-2014

Ontario Hockey League

North Bay Battalion 5 @ Ottawa 67’s 6 (OT)

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 27 GP, 3-8-11, -14, 34 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

Blujus (pictured) had his third multi-point game of the season in North Bay’s 6-5 overtime loss. The Battalion outshot the 67’s, 46-19.

Oshawa Generals 2 @ Barrie Colts 2

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 38 GP, 7-15-22, +16, 83 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

Oshawa outshot Barrie, 43-30, including 19-10 in the third period when they erased a 2-0 deficit. Barrie won the 6-round shootout, 1-0. Dotchin did not participate in the shootout.

Windsor Spitfires 1 @ Belleville Bulls 3

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 38 GP, 10-22-32, +39, 22 PIM
2012-13 totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

Koekkoek took a minus on a Belleville empty net goal to drop him back below plus-40. He scored when his shot was blocked and he gathered the puck and wristed it home. Windsor reporter Jim Parker said Koekkoek had over 21 minutes of ice time after two periods. The OHL does not publish official time-on-ice stats. He apparently had over 30 minutes on Friday night. He’s certainly making up for time lost by injury the last two seasons. His 10 goals are tied for second in the OHL and his 32 points are tied for third. He leads in plus/minus. He’s already set career highs for goals and points in a season and is one assist away from matching that career best.

NA Juniors Game Night: 1-3-2014

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Ottawa 67’s 1

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 37 GP, 9-22-31, +40, 22 PIM
2012-13 totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

Koekkoek was named a game star for the second straight game for his strong defensive play. He’s the first OHL player to hit the plus-40 mark this season.

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