North American Juniors
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.
Gatineau Olympiques 6 @ Halifax Mooseheads 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM (cross-checking), 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 15 GP, 2-3-5, +2, 10 PIM
Janosikâ€™s second goal of the year turned out to be the insurance goal as Gatineau cruised to a 6-2 win over Halifax despite only outshooting them 23-20.
Ottawa 67â€™s 2 @ Belleville Bulls 4
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 11-9-20, +4, 21 PIM
Belleville climbed out of last place with a big home win over East Division-leading Ottawa. The Bulls won only their third game of the year. Panik is sixth in the league in points, but just four points behind the leader, Owen Soundâ€™s Garrett Wilson (Panthers, 4th, 2009).
Prince George Cougars 3 @ Spokane Chiefs 7
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 14-8-22, +2, 6 PIM
Connolly ran his point streak to 14 games and still sits in fourth in the league scoring race with 22 points in 14 games. Vancouverâ€™s Craig Cunningham (Bruins, 4th/2010)leads with 34 points in 16 games.
Victoria Grizzlies 3 @ Penticton Vees 6
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 2-3-5, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 19 GP, 8-8-16, Even, 8 PIM
A huge night for Oâ€™Donnell, who was named the gameâ€™s First Star. Victoria had a 2-0 lead in this game before Oâ€™Donnell scored his first. His second goal was the eventual game winner.
Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Regina Pats 5
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-0-1, +5, 17 PIM
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 13 GP, 6-5-11, -4, 25 PIM
Regina won their third in a row with an upset win over first-place Saskatoon. Ashton, who scored on the power play, now has 5 points in his last 2 games and 6 in his last 3. He was given credit for a goal in his last game after the play was reviewed late. Perhaps his season is indeed starting to take off.
Montreal Juniors 6 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 5 GP, 0-3-3, +6, 0 PIM
Landry (pictured) made a triumphant return from injury against his former team with a multipoint game and a plus-2 rating.
Kingston Frontenacs 3 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2 (OT)
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 11 GP, 0-0-0, -5, 36 PIM
Beukeboom, the Soo captain, leads the team in penalty minutes and is tied for last in points and plus/minus rating.
Oshawa Generals 3 @ Ottawa 67â€™s 4 (SO)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Shootout loss, 16 saves on 19 shots
Season Totals: 6-2-0-1, 3.52 GAA, .883 sv%
Zador stopped the first four shooters in the shootout before giving up the eventual game winner. His numbers arenâ€™t great, but heâ€™s been the Gensâ€™ undisputed No.1 so far.
Regina Pats 7 @ Swift Current Broncos 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 12 GP, 4-4-8, -4, 25 PIM
Regina won their second in a row. Ashton has 5 points in his last 4 games.