North American Juniors

Canada Passes on Ashton

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.

CHL Game Night: 12-1-09

QMJHL

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

Barberio’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.

WHL

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 Hat’s streak of seven games without a regulation loss. Ashton will be keeping an eye on Hockey Canada today, as they’re expected to name this year’s WJC selection camp roster at noon (Eastern).

NCAA Game Night: 12-1-09

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 wasn’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.

NCAA Game Night: 11-30-09

Yale Bulldogs 0 @ No.19 Vermont Catamounts 1
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 12 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM

Vermont’s David Pacan (Blackhawks 6/2009) scored the game’s only goal late in the second period to give the Catamounts their second straight win.

CHL Game Night: 11-29-09

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Victoriaville Tigres 5
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-2-2, +1, 4 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 25 GP, 2-19-21, +8, 28 PIM

That’s three two-assist games in a row for Barberio (pictured), who has seven points in his last four games.

OHL

Kingston Frontenacs 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 9
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (interference, tripping)
Season Totals: 28 GP, 7-8-15, +13, 12 PIM

Windsor has at least a point in 20 straight games (18-0-0-2). They outshot Kingston 60-23. Nashville first rounder Ryan Ellis had a hat trick for the Spitfires.

Sudbury Wolves 1 @ Kitchener Rangers 3
LW Matais Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 24 GP, 3-7-10, +4, 8 PIM
With Sudbury: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +7, 6 PIM

The Wolves are on a five game winless streak.

Niagara IceDogs 3 @ Oshawa Generals 4
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 41 saves on 44 shots, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 21 GP, 8-9-2-1, 3.32 GAA, .899 sv%, 1 SO

Zador was named Third Star for the second consecutive game. Niagara scored twice in the third period.

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