North American Juniors

CHL Game Night: 2-1-10

WHL

Kootenay Ice 2 @ Regina Pats 1 (SO)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 47 GP, 20-19-39, -7, 84 PIM
With Regina: 19 GP, 7-6-13, +1, 32 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Ashton’s modest two-game goal streak came to an end. Jordan Eberle (Oilers 1/’08) scored in the third period to force overtime for Regina, but they lost the shootout 2-1. Ashton did not participate in the shootout. This was a makeup game as the originally schedule contest was postponed due to weather and travel conditions. Even with the point, 10th place Regina is seven points back of Prince Albert for the eighth spot in the conference - with Swift Current in ninth.

CHL Game Night: 1-31-10

OHL

Sudbury Wolves 4 @ Brampton Battalion 3 (SO)
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 34 GP, 7-10-17, -1, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 13 GP, 4-3-7, -6, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sointu scored for the second straight game and notched the second multi-point night of his brief OHL career. He had two assists on November 13 for Ottawa.

Ottawa 67’s 6 @ Oshawa Generals 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 33 saves on 39 shots
Season Totals: 35 GP, 13-16-2-1, 3.54 GAA, .895 sv%, 2 SO

Despite being pulled in the first period against Ottawa Friday, Zador got the start again for the Generals. He lasted the whole game, but gave up six, with three coming on the power play.

WHL

Portland Winterhawks 4 @ Vancouver Giants 3
C James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (high sticking)
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 2 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

Vancouver held a 2-0 at the game’s midway point, but Portland scored the next four and hung on as the Giants scored one early in the third to pull within 4-3. Wright, who is still trying to find his place in the lineup, is looking for his first WHL goal of the season. He had 21 in 71 games last season.

CHL Game Night: 1-30-10

OHL

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Belleville Bulls 0
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 43 GP, 12-12-24, +6, 29 PIM
With Bulls: 10 GP, 3-3-6, -9, 10 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 45 GP, 15-8-23, -12, 41 PIM
With Bulls: 32 GP, 13-7-20, -10, 23 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

Belleville was only outshot 27-23, but did little damage against Wayne Gretzky’s alma mater.

Kitchener Rangers 2 @ Barrie Colts 5
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +1, 7 PIM (hooking, fighting vs. Jeremy Morin, misconduct-USC)
Season Totals: 49 GP, 33-23-56, +32, 45 PIM

This was Hutchings’ (pictured) second fight of his career and first of the season. Morin (Thrashers 2/2009) is among Rangers’ leading scorers at 65 points. Morin, an American, received an instigator on the play. He has fought five times this year.

WHL

Regina Pats 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season Totals: 46 GP, 20-20-40, -7, 84 PIM
With Regina: 18 GP, 7-7-14, +1, 32 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Ashton’s goal tied the game at one early, but Regina couldn’t defeated Moose Jaw on the road to extend their 5-0-0-1 streak. Ashton hit 20 goals for the second straight season. The first rounder had 30 in 70 games last year with Lethbridge.

Prince George Cougars 4 @ Vancouver Giants 7
C James Wright, VAN: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

Wright registered his first point since his return to the WHL from Tampa. Vancouver, who had lost a season-high three in a row before their shootout win Friday on the road, broke out in a big way against the Cougars.

CHL Game Night: 1-29-10

QMJHL

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 6
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 47 GP, 11-33-44, +29, 48 PIM

Barberio has 19 points in his last 14 games. He’s within two points of his career high (46), set two seasons ago in 70 games. Moncton, which scored four times on the power play, has won 12 straight.

OHL

Barrie Colts 4 @ Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 0
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 48 GP, 32-23-55, +31, 38 PIM

This was a big win for conference-leading Barrie over their closest competitor in the East (10 points back).

Kitchener Rangers 5 @ Sudbury Wolves 2
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 6-9-15, -1, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 12 GP, 3-2-5, -6, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sointu scored his first goal since December 17, but thanks to the WJCs and time missed with injury, that was only four games ago for him.

Oshawa Generals 0 @ Ottawa 67’s 6
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 6 saves on 9 shots
Season Totals: 34 GP, 13-16-2-1, 3.45 GAA, .897 sv%, 2 SO

Zador had won two in a row, but couldn’t make it out of the first period at East Division-leading Ottawa. Kevin Balie allowed three goals on 33 shots the rest of the way. Oshawa sits in sixth in the Eastern Conference.

WHL

Moose Jaw Warriors 2 @ Regina Pats 3
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, +1, 5 PIM (fighting vs. Spencer Edwards), *Third Star*
Season Totals: 45 GP, 19-20-39, -7, 82 PIM
With Regina: 17 GP, 6-7-13, +1, 30 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Ashton (pictured) scored the game winner with 94 seconds left in the third period. The Pats are on a 6-0-0-1 streak and are within five points of the conference’s eighth spot with a game in hand on the two teams holding that position.

Vancouver Giants 2 @ Kamloops Blazers 1 (SO)
C James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

Wright started the game on a line with Lance Bouma (Flames 3/2008) and Tomas Vincour (Stars 5/2009). He was wearing his familiar No.19, which was taken before his arrival from Tampa. The Giants got a late goal from Vincour, then won the shootout 2-1 to break a losing streak.

CHL Game Night: 1-28-10

QMJHL

Victoriaville Tigres 1 @ Moncton Wildcats 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 46 GP, 11-31-42, +29, 48 PIM

Barberio has 17 points in his last 13 games. He scored the game winner on a third period power play. Moncton (34-11-1-3) has won 11 straight and 20 of their last 22, but just now snuck into the CHL Top-10 at No.9. They’ve taken two in the last week from Victoriaville, who’s ranked No.8 in all of Canada.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 3 @ Peterborough Petes 1
C Richard Panik, BEL: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 42 GP, 12-12-24, +8, 29 PIM
With Bulls: 9 GP, 3-3-6, -7, 10 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 44 GP, 15-8-23, -11, 41 PIM
With Bulls: 31 GP, 13-7-20, -9, 23 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

Panik broke out of a five-game scoreless streak with a First Star effort on the road. He set up DeCoste with five seconds left in the second period to give the Bulls a 2-0 lead. Panik scored the insurance goal with just over five minutes left in the game.

Sudbury Wolves 1 @ Barrie Colts 4
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 32 GP, 5-9-14, E, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 11 GP, 2-2-4, -5, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 47 GP, 32-23-55, +30, 38 PIM

Hutchings has 22 goals in his last 24 games, a time span which includes a four-game pointless streak. Sointu was making his first appearance since the World Juniors. He reportedly returned to Finland for surgery after taking a puck to the face in the tournament. Barrie is ranked second in the latest CHL Top-10.

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1 @ Oshawa Generals 2 (SO)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 28 saves on 29 shots
Season Totals: 33 GP, 13-15-2-1, 3.38 GAA, .899 sv%, 2 SO

Zador (pictured) won his second in a row and had his shutout streak at over 100 minutes before the Soo scored early in the third period. He stopped one of two shooters in the shootout, which was won by the Generals when they went three for three.

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