North American Juniors
Ashton scores his first (and fights) ... Connolly, Schemitsch, O'Donnell with points ... Zador improves to 3-0 ... A full night of action for Lightning NAJ prospects.
Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 5 @ Windsor Spitfires 1
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play.
Season Totals: 0-0-0, +1, 5 PIM
Beukeboom, who had a fight in the season opener, missed his second game of a two game suspension. Dallas Stars first round pick Jack Campbell stopped 30 of 35 shots in the loss for the Spits. Campbell is 2-2 with a 4.50 GAA and .866 sv% so far this year.
Belleville Bulls 7 @ Peterborough Petes 5
C Richard Panik, BEL: 2-0-2, +1, 5 PIM (fighting vs. Jeff Braithwaite), *First Star*
Season Totals: 2 GP, 2-0-2, +1, 7 PIM
Panik (pictured) earned the first First Star for a Lightning prospect this season, finishing a Belleville win with two goals and a fight. He scored his first on a penalty shot while shorthanded â€“ he sent a wicked wrist shot into the top corner off the post. For his second goal, he scored on a one-timer from the left faceoff circle, similar to Steven Stamkos (opposite side from Stamkosâ€™ office). The Bulls were up 4-0 midway through the first period in this game and held on late for the win. For highlights of this game, click here.
Swift Current Broncos 3 @ Regina Pats 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Ashton notched his first point of the season when he set up Colin Reddin (undrafted) for Reginaâ€™s second goal, cutting Swift Currentâ€™s lead to 3-2 in the third period. The Pats would add two more goals in the span of just over two minutes to earn their first win of the year (1-2).
Penticton Vees 0 @ Quesnel Millionaires 2
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 9 GP, 2-3-5, 6 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell remains third on the Vees in scoring. Penticton sits in third in the Interior Conference at 5-4-0-0. They were playing for the fourth consecutive night and fifth game in the last six days. The Vees went 3-2 in the 5 games. Theyâ€™re now off until Thursday.
Shawinigan Cataractes 6 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 4 GP, 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM
Janosik (pictured) earned his third point of the season, though it came in a loss to Shawinigan. The Olympiques outshot the Cataractes 41-16. Jean-Sebastien Boucher (undrafted), playing in his first game, stopped just 10 of 15 shots for Gatineau. Shawinigan added an empty netter.
Brandon Wheat Kings 3 @ Regina Pats 1
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (slashing)
09-10 Season Totals: 64 GP, 24-27-51, -12, 102 PIM
Ashton made his season debut for the Pats, but Regina fell in another close game to Brandon. Regina is now 0-2 on the young season. Ashton is wearing an alternate captainâ€™s A on his sweater this year. The former first round pick of the Bolts scored two goals in NHL exhibition play last week before being returned to his junior team.
Connolly scores again ... Zahn finally scores ... multi-point effort for O'Donnell.
Penticton Vees 6 @ Prince George Spruce Kings 2
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-2-2, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 8 GP, 2-3-5, 6 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell registered his first BCHL multi-point game, and also earned his third tripping minor penalty of the season.