North American Juniors
Niagara IceDogs 3 @ Barrie Colts 5
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 28 GP, 16-16-32, +13, 18 PIM
Hutchings (pictured) has scored in five straight games and has points in his last six. Barrie is on a 16-0-0-1 streak. He scored two shorthanded goals 29 seconds apart in the third period, including one on a penalty shot. This was unofficially his third First Star of the season. He finished November 6-6-12 in 10 games, with a plus-5 rating and 10 PIM.
Sudbury Wolves 5 @ Peterborough Petes 4 (SO)
LW Matais Sointu, SBY: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 25 GP, 4-7-11, +4, 8 PIM
With Sudbury: 4 GP, 1-0-1, -3, 2 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +7, 6 PIM
The Wolves broke a five-game winless streak. Sointu, who did not participate in the shootout, scored his first with Sudbury and his first goal since October 11. He finished November with three assists and an even rating.
Oshawa Generals 3 @ Brampton Battalion 2 (OT)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 33 saves on 35 shots, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 22 GP, 9-9-2-1, 3.25 GAA, .901 sv%, 1 SO
Zador was named a game star for the third game in a row (two thirds, a second). He hasnâ€™t had a regulation loss in five games. Zador finished November 2-5-1-1, 3.10, .904.
Ottawa 67â€™s 4 @ Belleville Bulls 3
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 2-0-2, E, 2 PIM (hooking), *Second Star*
Season Totals: 25 GP, 9-6-15, +2, 24 PIM
With Bulls: 12 GP, 7-5-12, +4, 4 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM
DeCoste now has four goals and five points in his last two games. He tied the game at three with a power play goal with just under two minutes remaining in the third period, but Ottawa came back to steal a win with a goal at 19:23.
Hockey Canada named their World Junior Championships Selection Camp roster today, and like the summer version, there was no Carter Ashton on the list. The Lightning first rounder (2009) was thought to have a shot at being named to the camp after earning a pro contract from Tampa Bay and a spot on Team WHL for the Subway Super Series, as well as producing as a power forward (13-12-25 in 26 games). While his numbers aren't mind blowing, the fact Ashton plays for a last-place club starved for high-end offensive talent makes them seem a more impressive than they appear. Ashton is on pace to obliterate his career highs of 30 goals and 20 assists he set last season.
The last Lightning prospect to play with Team Canada was Dustin Tokarski, who won gold with the Canadians last year. Dana Tyrell was also part of that team, but was injured in exhibition play and missed the tournament.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 1 @ Moncton Wildcats 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 26 GP, 2-19-21, +8, 28 PIM
Barberioâ€™s four-game point streak and streak of three two-assist games came to an end, but the Wildcats still scored a home win over Lewiston.
Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 1
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season Totals: 26 GP, 13-12-25, -5, 50 PIM
Lethbridge broke a six-game losing streak while ending Medicine Hatâ€™s streak of seven games without a regulation loss. Ashton will be keeping an eye on Hockey Canada today, as theyâ€™re expected to name this yearâ€™s WJC selection camp roster at noon (Eastern).
Brown Bears 4 @ Harvard Crimson 1
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 10 GP, 5-4-9, E, 6 PIM
As if this season wasnâ€™t bad enough for the Crimson, they dropped a home game to (formerly) 1-7-1 Brown. Harvard, now at 1-7-2, is 1-5-2 (4 points) in conference, just ahead of Brown, Clarkson, and Dartmouth at the bottom of the standings, though those three teams have 1-2 games in hand on Harvard.