North American Juniors

CHL Game Night: 12-17-09

OHL

London Knights 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 4
C Richard Panik, WSR: Did not play (WJC camp - Slovakia)
Season Totals: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

Sudbury Wolves 3 @ Niagara IceDogs 1
LW Matais Sointu, SBY: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 29 GP, 5-8-13, +4, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 8 GP, 2-1-3, -1, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sointu (pictured) scored the game winning goal with just under eight minutes left in the third period to give the Wolves their fifth win in a row. Sointu is expected to join Team Finland for the World Junior Championships shortly. He has points in consecutive games and three of his past five.

CHL Game Night: 12-16-09

OHL

Brampton Battalion 1 @ Belleville Bulls 4
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 31 GP, 11-8-19, -2, 33 PIM
With Bulls: 18 GP, 9-7-16, E, 13 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste broke a mini two-game scoring slump with his 11th goal of the season. His goal tied the game at one in the second period. DeCoste had 15 goals last year split between Brampton (8) and Sault Ste. Marie (7). His nine goals with Belleville are the most he’s scored for one team since scoring 10 in 66 games for Brampton in 2007-2008.

WHL

Regina Pats 1 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 3
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-1-1, -1, 4 PIM (tripping, roughing)
Season Totals: 31 GP, 14-15-29, -12, 60 PIM
With Regina: 4 GP, 1-2-3, -4, 8 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Regina has lost its last five games and has fallen to 10th in the Eastern Conference. The Oil Kings, led by former Lightning prospect Torrie Jung’s 20 save, Third Star performance, pulled out of the Eastern Conference cellar into 11th with the win. Ashton’s old team, Lethbridge, sits in last.

CHL Game Night: 12-15-09

QMJHL

Halifax Mooseheads 1 @ Moncton Wildcats 6
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 32 GP, 3-22-25, +10, 32 PIM

A quiet night for Barberio as Moncton wins their seventh in a row.

WHL

Regina Pats 2 @ Red Deer Rebels 3
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 30 GP, 14-14-28, -11, 56 PIM
With Regina: 3 GP, 1-1-2, -3, 4 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Ashton’s first goal in a Pats uniform cut Red Deer’s lead to 3-2 with four minutes remaining, but they couldn’t complete the comeback.

CHL Game Night: 12-13-09

QMJHL

Saint John Sea Dogs 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 7
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season Totals: 31 GP, 3-22-25, +10, 32 PIM

A huge win as Barberio (pictured) and Moncton broke the Sea Dogs’ 22-game winning streak – the third longest in QMJHL history. Barberio’s seven shots on goal led the Wildcats. PEI native Randy Cameron (Red Wings 5/2007) had five points for Moncton.

OHL

Kitchener Rangers 5 @ Windsor Spitfires 2
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

Windsor’s 24-game streak without a regulation loss came to a crashing halt Sunday, and at home no less. Rangers goaltender Mavric Parks (undrafted) stopped 46 shots to earn First Star honors. Panik will now join Team Slovakia for their WJC camp. Windsor Forwards Taylor Hall, Adam Henrique, and Greg Nemisz, along with defensemen Ryan Ellis and Cam Fowler were all out of the line-up for this game, either attending their WJC camps or preparing for camps.

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Brampton Battalion 3 (SO)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 24 GP, 11-9-2-1, 3.25 GAA, .901 sv%, 1 SO

Zador did not play for the second straight game. He has not lost in regulation since November 15 (seven games).

CHL Game Night: 12-12-09

OHL

Belleville Bulls 1 @ Sudbury Wolves 4
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 30 GP, 10-8-18, -2, 31 PIM
With Bulls: 17 GP, 8-7-15, E, 11 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

LW Matais Sointu, SBY: 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM (hooking, hooking)
Season Totals: 28 GP, 4-8-12, +3, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 7 GP, 1-1-2, -2, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sointu notched just his second point in seven games since moving to Sudbury. This was the first time in a month DeCoste has failed to register a point in back-to-back games.

Ottawa 67’s 1 @ Barrie Colts 4
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 32 GP, 19-21-40, +20, 22 PIM

Hutchings extended his point streak to 10 games. He’s scored a goal in eight of his past nine contests. His plus-20 rating is second on the Colts.

Erie Otters 3 @ Sarnia Sting 2
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Win, 29 saves on 31 shots, *First Star*
Season Totals: 9 GP, 5-3-1-0, 2.83 GAA, .921 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

Sarnia outshot Erie 12-3 in the third period while the Otters were clutching to their 3-2 lead. Janus shut the door, unofficially earning his first First Star of the season. If Janus had enough games to qualify, his save percentage would rank sixth in the league.

WHL

Regina Pats 1 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 5
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-1-1, -1, 4 PIM (hooking, slashing)
Season Totals: 29 GP, 13-14-26, -10, 56 PIM
With Regina: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 4 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Ashton took a hooking penalty in the first minute of his first game back in Lethbridge. The last place Hurricanes easily took care of the Pats, outshooting them 40-16 (30-7 after two periods). This was Regina’s first game without Canadian national team stars Jordan Eberle and Colton Teubert, who are at the WJC camp. With the win, Lethbridge pulled into a second-last place tie with Edmonton in the Eastern Conference. Regina fell to last in the East Division, but are in eighth in the Eastern Conference.

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