North American Juniors

67's Send Sointu to Sudbury

The OHL's Ottawa 67’s announced Wednesday that winger and Lightning prospect Matias Sointu was traded to the Sudbury Wolves for goaltender Francis Dupuis.

According to the Orleans Star, the trade represents an opportunity to gain more playing time for Sointu.

“Here in Ottawa, we have a solid group of young forwards and with Corey Cowick coming back in the New Year it looked like Matias wasn’t going to get the minutes he needs to continue his development,” 67's coach Chris Byrne told the Star. “In Sudbury, I think he’ll be a top-six forward and have the opportunity to develop at a faster pace. We thank him for his contribution to our team and wish him well with the Wolves.”

CHL Game Night: 11-25-09


Windsor Spitfires 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 1
C Richard Panik, WSR: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 26 GP, 7-8-15, +13, 8 PIM

Windsor won its ninth straight as Panik scored his seventh of the year. His unassisted goal opened the game’s scoring.

Ashton hopes to ride Subway to WJHC

(Saskatoon StarPhoenix) During the next week, [Lightning 2009 first rounder] Carter Ashton will tote his Lethbridge Hurricanes hockey bag through three provinces for four games.

He'll tangle with familiar WHL foes in Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Medicine Hat. But first, the 18-year-old winger has a Thursday date with the Russians in Kelowna, B.C.

"A lot of people will be watching that game," says Ashton, who'll represent Team WHL in the finale of the Subway Super Series. "It's another step towards the process (of earning an invitation to the national junior team's selection camp)."

For the rest of this story, please see the StarPhoenix by clicking here.

NCAA Game Night: 11-24-09

Boston University Terriers 6 @ Harvard Crimson 5 (OT)
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 8 GP, 5-4-9, +2, 6 PIM

Killorn’s unassisted goal gave the Crimson a brief 2-1 lead early in the game. He has 10 shots in his last two games. Former Lightning prospect Justin Courtnall did not play for Boston. Courtnall has no points and two penalty minutes in seven games for BU this season after playing for his father (former NHLer Geoff Courtnall) in Victoria (BCHL) last season. BU, the defending NCAA champions, are 4-7-1 on the year and in the basement of Hockey East.

No.10 UMass Minutemen 6 @ No.18 Vermont Catamounts 2
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 10 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM

Vermont fell below .500 on the year at 4-5-1. UMass leads Hockey East and Vermont is tied for fifth. Marshall was centering Vermont’s fourth line.

CHL Game Night: 11-22-09


Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 2
D Mark Barberio, Q: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 22 GP, 2-13-15, +4, 22 PIM

Moncton put themselves in a 3-0 hole and could never recover. Former Lightning prospect Michael Ward finished his season with Cape Breton last season after a trade from Lewiston. He was not offered a contract by Tampa Bay, but signed with Vancouver. The Canucks re-assigned him to Cape Breton, where as a co-captain he has 15 assists (0 goals) in 17 games so far this year. He had 17 points in 30 games with the Eagles after the trade last year; 17 in 35 with Lewiston.


Belleville Bulls 0 @ Brampton Battalion 3
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 21 GP, 4-4-8, E, 22 PIM
With Bulls: 8 GP, 2-3-5, +2, 2 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste earned his first two penalty minutes as a Bull.

Erie Otters 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 3
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Did not play.
Season Totals: 6 GP, 3-2-1-0, 3.00 GAA, .915 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

Erie is on a 0-2-2-0 streak. Janus got the night off.

Guelph Storm 3 @ Windsor Spitfires 11
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 25 GP, 6-8-14, +11, 8 PIM

This is confusing. Panik was coming off a two goal game, his team scored 11, had six even strength goals, and somehow Panik goes without a point and has a team-worst minus-two rating.

Kitchener Rangers 3 @ Ottawa 67’s 6
LW Matais Sointu, OTT: Did not play.
Season Totals: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +7, 6 PIM

Ottawa is on a 5-0-1 streak and are now at .500 on the year.

London Knights 4 @ Oshawa Generals 1
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 18 GP, 7-9-2-0, 3.45 GAA, .893 sv%, 1 SO

Zador got the night off.

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