North American Juniors

NCAA Game Night: 1-9-15

No. 2 Boston University Terriers 3 @ Wisconsin Badgers 3 (OT)

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 2-3-5, +6, 36 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

BU junior defenseman Ahti Oksanen (undrafted) scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season in the last two minutes of the game – the final goal coming with three seconds left in regulation – to force a 3-3 tie with Wisconsin. The Badgers had taken a 3-1 lead with just under three minutes remaining to set up the dramatic finish.

No. 7 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 4 @ No. 1 North Dakota 1

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 5-2-7, +1, 25 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

North Dakota tied the game at one midway through the third period, but the Bulldogs surged ahead and capped the upset win with an empty-netter.

RPI Engineers 2 @ No. 15 Quinnipiac Bobcats 4

F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 21 GP, 4-16-20, -2, 19 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Matt Peca climbed within a point of being at a point-per-game pace, scoring once and assisting on two other goals Friday night. He opened the game’s scoring with his fourth goal of the season.

No. 9 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3 @ Michigan Wolverines 4 (OT) (Mariucci Classic)

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 26 saves on 30 shots
Season totals: 17 GP, 10-6-1, 2.28 GAA, .917 sv%, 3 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

Wilcox matched last year’s total of losses in half the games played as the Gophers fell at Yost, 4-3. The Wolverines outshot Minnesota 3-0 in the extra session.

*USCHO poll used

Juniors Game Night: 1-8-15

Ontario Hockey League

Ottawa 67’s 3 @ Peterborough Petes 2

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 5-8-13, -21, 45 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

Masin made his return to the Peterborough lineup after representing the Czech Republic at the World Junior Championships. Masin had one assist and a minus-4 rating in five games for the Czechs.

Juniors Game Night: 1-7-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 3 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 2 (OT)

C Cameron Darcy, SHR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 11/14 FO, 0 Hits
With Sherbrooke: 9 GP, 7-9-16, -8, 6 PIM
With Cape Breton: 19 GP, 1-13-14, -6, 14 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 8-22-30, -14, 20 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

Sherbrooke scored twice in the third period to send the game in overtime, but the Cataractes prevailed in the extra session.

Quebec Remparts 1 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4

W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 6 SOG, 16/20 FO, 1 Hit
Season totals: 35 GP, 23-27-50, +19, 46 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Quebec lost its second straight game after a five-game win streak, falling on the road to the Drakkar, who sit just behind Quebec in the league table. The Remparts are reportedly going to receive Anthony Duclair from the Rangers, last seen winning a gold as part of Canada’s top line.

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 6 @ Belleville Bulls 5 (OT)

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 33 GP, 13-11-24, -10, 59 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

Windsor won again on the road, defeating the Bulls in overtime. Former Lightning camper Brett Welychka was first star for notching a goal and three assists for Belleville. The undersized, gritty forward has 21 points in 27 games with Belleville after being traded from London earlier this year.

TRADE: Lightning prospect Anthony DeAngelo was traded by Sarnia to Sault Ste Marie on Wednesday. The Soo is ranked No. 6 in the entire Canadian Hockey League, and third in the OHL. DeAngelo will be a part of what should be a long championship run for the Greyhounds. Their main competition will be the top-ranked Oshawa Generals, and Connor McDavid’s Erie Otters.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 1 @ Prince Albert Raiders 5

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 17-28-45, +8, 21 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Point (Moose Jaw Times photo) returned to the Moose Jaw lineup after winning gold with Canada, but couldn’t spark the Warriors to victory. He did extend his point streak to 13 games, the longest active streak in the WHL.

Calgary Hitmen 4 @ Prince Albert Raiders 5 (SO)

D Ben Thomas, CAL: Did not play
Season totals: 29 GP, 4-12-16, -3, 16 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

There hasn’t been any word so far about an injury to Thomas. Calgary had a 3-1 lead entering the third period, and a 4-3 lead in the last minute and let the game get to overtime. Jake DeBrusk had two goals for Swift Current. His dad is Louie DeBrusk, who played one season for the Lightning in the late 90’s. Jake is a 2015 draft eligible prospect who is expected to go late in the first or early in the second round.

Prospect of the Week: 1-7-14

After a nice holiday break, we continue our Bolt Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for his recent contributions on and off the ice.

The Bolt Prospect of the Week for January 7, 2014 is … Cameron Darcy, Center, Sherbrooke Phoenix (QMJHL – Canada).

There are turnarounds, then there's what Lightning prospect Cam Darcy is doing.

Darcy’s story is well known – he was intent on getting a pro contract last fall, but the Lightning sent him back to juniors for an overage year so he could get stronger. The South Boston native didn’t produce anywhere close to the level that made him a second team all-star with Cape Breton last year and eventually the Eagles had to move on. Darcy was traded to Sherbrooke, where he suddenly found his game again.

Juniors Game Night: 1-6-15

Western Hockey League

Calgary Hitmen 6 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 1

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 4-12-16, -3, 16 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

C Brayden Point, MJ: Did not play
Season totals: 29 GP, 16-26-42, +10, 21 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Calgary outshot Moose Jaw 36-16 on their way to an easy 6-1 win. The Warriors only mustered two shots in the final period compared to 16 for Calgary, who had a 5-1 lead entering the last 20 minutes. Ben Thomas was scoreless for the Hitmen. Brayden Point, fresh off his gold medal for Team Canada at the WJCs, arrived at the arena just before game time, so he was a scratch.

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