North American Juniors

CHL Game Night: 2-9-10

WHL

Regina Pats 2 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 6
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 51 GP, 22-20-42, -3, 86 PIM
With Regina: 23 GP, 9-7-16, +5, 34 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Regina failed to earn a point for just the second time in their last 12 games. They are five points behind Moose Jaw for the final playoff spot, but Moose Jaw has three games in hand on both 10th place Regina and 9th place Swift Current. Brandon is tied for the league lead in points with 80.

CHL Game Night: 2-7-10

OHL

Barrie Colts 4 @ Oshawa Generals 1
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 52 GP, 34-23-57, +32, 47 PIM
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 32 saves on 36 shots
Season Totals: 38 GP, 13-20-2-1, 3.65 GAA, .894 sv%, 2 SO

Hutchings’ 34th goal of the year, scored late in the first period, turned out to be the game-winner for the Colts. It also tied a career high in goals for Hutchings, set last season in 63 games. He’s 11 points off his career high for points, also set in those 63 games. Hutchings scored on fellow Lightning prospect Michael Zador, who played well against the conference’s best team. Zador, who has been streaky all year, is currently mired in a five-game losing skid.

CHL Game Night: 2-6-10

QMJHL

Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Moncton Wildcats 4 (SO)
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-0-1, -2, 4 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 50 GP, 12-35-47, +29, 52 PIM

This huge match-up between two of Canada’s best teams went to a shootout, which the Sea Dogs won 3-1. Saint John is the top-ranked team in the CHL; Moncton sixth. Barberio set a new career high for points in a season, in 20 fewer games.

OHL

Guelph Storm 5 @ Belleville Bulls 4
C Richard Panik, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (elbowing)
Season Totals: 45 GP, 14-12-26, +6, 31 PIM
With Bulls: 12 GP, 5-3-8, -9, 12 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 47 GP, 16-11-27, -11, 41 PIM
With Bulls: 34 GP, 14-10-24, -9, 23 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste’s 16th goal of the year set a new career high for him, set last year between Brampton and Sault Ste. Marie. DeCoste (pictured) is within one point of his career high for points, also set in 63 games last season.

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Barrie Colts 5
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 51 GP, 33-23-56, +31, 45 PIM

Barrie has clinched a playoff spot and has an 11 point lead on Mississauga for the conference's top seed.

Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 8 @ Sudbury Wolves 3
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 36 GP, 7-12-19, -1, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 15 GP, 4-5-9, -6, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sointu has points in four straight games and four of five since returning from injury.

Oshawa Generals 3 @ Peterborough Petes 6
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 33 saves on 39
Season Totals: 37 GP, 13-19-2-1, 3.64 GAA, .894 sv%, 2 SO

Oshawa head coach and GM Chris DiPiero has been critical of both Generals goaltenders this year. This game won’t help. Oshawa was only outshot 39-36.

WHL

Kootenay Ice 4 @ Regina Pats 5 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 50 GP, 22-20-42, -3, 86 PIM
With Regina: 22 GP, 9-7-16, +5, 34 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Regina scored twice in the last two minutes of regulation to force overtime, including Jordan Eberle’s clutch goal with under a minute remaining. Eberle (Oilers 1/08) would then set up defenseman Mitch Spooner (2010) with the game winner in overtime.

Tri-City Americans 5 @ Vancouver Giants 4 (SO)
C/WJames Wright, VAN: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 6 GP, 2-4-6, +2, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

Wright’s second goal of the year gave the Giants a 3-0 first period lead, but the Giants would later squander that lead and need a goal with 12 seconds left in regulation to force overtime at 4-4. Wright did not participate in the shootout, which was won by TC 1-0.

CHL Game Night: 2-5-10

OHL

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Ottawa 67’s 3
C Richard Panik, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 44 GP, 13-12-25, +6, 29 PIM
With Bulls: 11 GP, 4-3-7, -9, 10 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 46 GP, 15-9-24, -12, 41 PIM
With Bulls: 33 GP, 13-8-20, -10, 23 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste set up Panik (pictured) for the game-tying goal early in the third, but the Bulls gave up the game winner six minutes later. Panik’s goal came from Martin St. Louis’ office (Watch).

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 8 @ Sudbury Wolves 5
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 7-11-18, -2, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 14 GP, 4-4-8, -7, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sointu has points in three straight games and three of four since returning from injury.

Oshawa Generals 6 @ Kitchener Rangers 7
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 40 saves on 44 shots in relief
Season Totals: 36 GP, 13-18-2-1, 3.56 GAA, .896 sv%, 2 SO

Kevin Bailie started for the Generals but was pulled after allowing three goals in just over seven minutes of action. Zador stepped in and allowed the Rangers’ fourth goal within 40 seconds, but settled down after that to finish with 40 saves – but a loss.

WHL

Saskatoon Blades 5 @ Regina Pats 4 (SO)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 49 GP, 21-19-40, -6, 86 PIM
With Regina: 21 GP, 8-6-14, +2, 34 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Regina has lost three straight games – all in shootouts. Ashton was one of six Pats who failed to score in the shootout against their provincial rivals.

Everett Silvertips 0 @ Vancouver Giants 1
C/WJames Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

Thomas Heemskerk (undrafted) stopped 39 of 40 shots for Everett, who was outshot 40-18 in the game. The Giants have an 11 point lead on Kelowna for the B.C. Division title.

CHL Game Night: 2-4-10

OHL

Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 3 @ Barrie Colts 2 (SO)
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 50 GP, 33-23-56, +32, 45 PIM

Fresh off a five-point All-Star Game, including a hat trick, Hutchings could not find the scoresheet as the Colts suffered a rare home loss, albeit in a shootout. Hutchings did not participate in the breakaway contest. He is 12 points off his career high for points in a season (68), set in 63 games last season. He’s one goal off his career high for goals (34), set that same year.

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