North American Juniors

Juniors Game Night: 12-4-15

Ontario Hockey League

Flint Firebirds 4 @ Windsor Spitfires 3 (OT)

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: Did not play (suspended)
Season totals: 24 GP, 11-14-25, +15, 40 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto is serving a 5-game suspension for “bullying actions.”

Kingston Frontenacs 6 @ Peterborough Petes 2

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 2-7-9, +18, 28 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 3-10-13, +5, 27 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Peterborough had their six-game win streak snapped with a 6-2 home loss Thursday. Dominik Masin had the primary assist on a third period power play goal that cut Kingston’s lead to 4-2, but the Fronts added two goals 22 seconds apart with less than two minutes remaining in regulation. Panthers first rounder Lawson Crouse had two assists and was second star for Kingston.

Bolt Prospect of the Week

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(s) of the Week for the week ending November 30 is … Matt Spencer, D, Peterborough Petes (OHL).

Second round picks are often prized trade pieces in the NHL, especially at the deadline. Teams feel they receive good value and the dealing clubs aren’t parting with first rounders. The Lightning have two second rounders in 2016, and if they keep them, don’t be surprised if at least one is spent on a defenseman.

Juniors Game Night: 12-2-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Acadie-Bathurst Titan @ Saint John Sea Dogs (Postponed)

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: --------
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-8-11, +1, 34 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: ------------
Season totals: 24 GP, 11-10-21, +7, 27 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Wednesday’s game was postponed because Titan defenseman Nicolas Dumulong was involved in a car accident.

Rimouski Oceanic 4 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 3

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 24 GP, 21-19-40, +5, 31 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan scored his 21st goal of the season, but Shawinigan gave up leads of 2-0 and 3-2 in a 4-3 home loss to Rimouski.

Western Hockey League

Medicine Hat Tigers 0 @ Vancouver Giants 6

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-9-11, -15, 19 PIM
With Vancouver: 15 GP, 2-6-8, -5, 9 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Cliff Ronning’s son, Ty (2016 draft), had a natural hat trick for the Giants, who toppled the visiting Tigers, 6-0. Ryan Kubic (2016) had 33 saves for the shut out.

Juniors Game Night: 11-28-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Moncton Wildcats 5 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 23 GP, 20-19-39, +7, 31 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan hit the 20-goal mark Saturday, but Shawinigan was handled at home, 5-2. Yan’s penalty was for a check to the head.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 1 @ Peterborough Petes 5

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 5-13-18, -7, 15 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 2-6-8, +21, 28 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 3-10-13, +7, 27 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Peterborough completed the home-and-home sweep of Oshawa with a big win Saturday. Cirelli was 5/16 in the faceoff dot after going 23/29 Friday.

Note: Saginaw’s Mitchell Stephens suffered a broken foot and is out indefinitely.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors @ Seattle Thunderbirds

C Brayden Point, MJ: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 18-25-43, +9, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point missed his sixth straight game for Moose Jaw. As a correction to previous updates, he did not make the trip out west. An earlier online report said he was to make the trip.

Vancouver Giants 2 @ Portland Winterhawks 0

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-9-11, -17, 19 PIM
With Vancouver: 14 GP, 2-6-8, -7, 9 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Vancouver got 34 saves from Ryan Kubic (2016) to shut out Portland in Oregon, 2-0.

United States Hockey League

Fargo Force 2 @ Omaha Lancers 6

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Win, 22 saves on 24 shots
Season totals: 11 GP, 8-2-1, 2.19 GAA, .927 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Oldham stopped all but one in the second and one in the third, earning his eighth win of the season.

Sioux City Musketeers 1 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 2

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 0-14-14, -3, 20 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

The Stampede scored with exactly three minutes left in regulation to break a 1-1 tie.

Juniors Game Night: 11-27-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Sherbrooke Phoenix 2 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 6

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 5 Hit, *Third Star*
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-8-11, +1, 34 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 9 SOG, 3 Hits, *First Star*
Season totals: 24 GP, 11-10-21, +7, 27 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Lightning prospects were first and third stars for Saint John Friday, with Joseph (pictured) taking first star and Boko Imama skating out as third star. Both of Joseph’s points came in the third period when the Sea Dogs put the game out of reach.

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 4 (OT)

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 4 Hits
Season totals: 22 GP, 19-19-38, +7, 29 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan had two first period assists, helping the Cataractes to a 4-3 home win over Cedric Paquette and Daniel Walcott’s former team.

Ontario Hockey League

Saginaw Spirit 1 @ Windsor Spitfires 5

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: Did not play (suspended)
Season totals: 24 GP, 11-14-25, +15, 40 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto served the first game of his 5-game suspension for bullying actions last game. He instigated a fight late in the third period. This is the second suspension he’s received for “bullying actions.” The first was late last season. He was also suspended in January last year for 8 games after delivering a check to the head of a defenseless player.

Peterborough Petes 4 @ Oshawa Generals 2

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 2-5-7, +22, 26 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 3-10-13, +7, 27 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 5-13-18, -6, 15 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Eric Cornel (Sabres) had a natural hat trick for Peterborough, extending their streak with at least a point to eight games. Lightning prospect Matt Spencer now has points in four of his last five and six of his last eight games. He has eight points in those six games, so almost half of his season total. Cirelli went 23/29 on faceoffs as the Gens top center Friday.

Note: Saginaw’s Mitchell Stephens suffered a broken foot and is out indefinitely.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 0 @ Everett Silvertips 5

C Brayden Point, MJ: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 18-25-43, +9, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point has now missed five games.

Vancouver Giants 3 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 5

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -1, 7 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 2-8-10, -19, 17 PIM
With Vancouver: 10 GP, 2-4-6, -4, 9 PIM
With Calgary: 13 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Thomas got in his first fight of the season, vs Keegan Kolesar. Both players are listed at 6’2, but Kolesar has a 30-40 pound weight advantage. No votes from hockeyfights.com on who won the bout.

United States Hockey League

Sioux Falls Stampede 0 @ Omaha Lancers 1 (Wednesday)

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Did not play
Season totals: 10 GP, 7-2-1, 2.21 GAA, .928 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Omaha goaltender Zackarias Skog stopped all 25 shots he faces for the shutout win Wednesday.

Sioux City Musketeers 4 @ Des Moines Buccaneeers 1 (Wednesday)

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 0-14-14, -4, 20 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Zuhlsdorf added to his assist total for the season, upping it to 14 in 18 games. He is second in the league in points among defensemen.

Juniors Game Night: 11-26-15

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 1 @ Peterborough Petes 3

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 2-5-7, +21, 24 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 3-9-12, +5, 27 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Peterborough has now earned at least a point in six straight games after beating visiting Sarnia Thursday. The Petes are 12-9-2-2 and two points behind Kingston for the division lead. Dominik Masin is now alone in third in the OHL in plus/minus.

Juniors Game Night: 11-22-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 3 @ Rimouski Oceanic 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 21 GP, 19-17-36, +7, 27 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan has at least a point in 17 of his last 18 games. He has now gone two games without a goal, which is his longest goal-less streak of the season.

Ontario Hockey League

Ottawa 67’s 6 @ Oshawa Generals 2

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 5-11-16, -7, 15 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli notched an assist Sunday, but Travis Konecny (Flyers) had five for Ottawa, leading the 67’s to a 6-2 win. Dante Salituro (undrafted) had a hat trick for Ottawa.

Niagara IceDogs 3 @ Windsor Spitfires 0

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 9 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 11-14-25, +15, 40 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Vince Dunn (Blues) had two goals and former Spitfire Josh Ho-Sang (NYI) had an assist as Niagara beat Windsor, 3-0.

Note: Saginaw’s Mitchell Stephens suffered a broken foot and is out indefinitely.

Juniors Game Night: 11-21-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 4 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3 (SO)

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +1, 32 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 22 GP, 9-9-18, +5, 25 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Joseph was scoreless in regulation but scored the game-clinching shootout goal for Saint John.

Ontario Hockey League

Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Windsor Spitfires 1

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 11-14-25, +15, 31 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto had his seven-game point streak snapped by Owen Sound. He took a roughing penalty as time expired in the third period.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 0

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 2-5-7, +20, 24 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-8-11, +4, 27 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Matthew Mancina (undrafted) stopped all 39 shots he faced, leading the Petes to a 3-0 road win in the Soo. Masin is tied for third in the league at plus-20, five behind the leader, defenseman Victor Mete (2016 draft) of London.

Note: Saginaw’s Mitchell Stephens suffered a broken foot and is out indefinitely.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 2 @ Spokane Chiefs 5

C Brayden Point, MJ: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 18-25-43, +9, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point, who is day-to-day with a shoulder injury but is on the road trip, did not dress Saturday.

Vancouver Giants 2 @ Kelowna Rockets 5

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 2-8-10, -18, 10 PIM
With Vancouver: 9 GP, 2-4-6, -3, 2 PIM
With Calgary: 13 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Vancouver was down 4-0 before trying to mount a comeback, but could only get it to 4-2.

United States Hockey League

Waterloo Black Hawks 3 @ Omaha Lancers 4

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Win, 26 saves on 29 shots
Season totals: 10 GP, 7-2-1, 2.21 GAA, .928 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

After his shutout and first star effort Friday, Oldham got a rare back-to-back for Omaha. He got the win despite allowing three goals.

Green Bay Gamblers 1 @ Sioux City Musketeers 2

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 0-13-13, -5, 20 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Zuhlsdorf had an assist on the game winning goal, scored on the power play with just over a minute left in regulation.

Juniors Game Night: 11-20-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 3

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +1, 32 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 21 GP, 9-9-18, +3, 25 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

The Drakkar scored twice in the third period to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 win. Joseph was coming off two goals Thursday night for Team QMJHL in their win over Russia in the CHL Canada-Russia Series. Joseph was named Player of the Game for the Q.

Gatineau Olympiques 4 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 1

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 20 GP, 19-16-35, +8, 25 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan has at least a point in 16 of his last 17 games.

Ontario Hockey League

Hamilton Bulldogs 3 @ Oshawa Generals 4

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, -E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 5-10-15, -7, 11 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli is scoreless in the two games he’s played since missing more than two weeks with an injury.

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-5-7, +19, 24 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 3-8-11, +3, 23 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Dominik Masin scored his second goal of the year in overtime Friday, lifting the Petes to a 6-5 win in Sudbury. His goal, a wrist shot scored off a turnover and rush up the right wing, was unassisted. Tonight marked his first 3-point game in the OHL. Fellow Lightning prospect Matt Spencer had sent the game to overtime with a goal from the slot with 1.8 seconds remaining in regulation.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 1 @ Kootenay Ice 2 (OT)

C Brayden Point, MJ: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 18-25-43, +9, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point, who is day-to-day with a shoulder injury but is on the road trip, did not dress Friday.

Victoria Royals 5 @ Vancouver Giants 4

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 2-8-10, -16, 10 PIM
With Vancouver: 9 GP, 2-4-6, -3, 2 PIM
With Calgary: 13 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Vancouver had a 3-0 lead after the first period, then gave up the next four goals. They tied it late, but gave up a late game-winner. Thomas continues to find the scoresheet after his trade to Vancouver.

United States Hockey League

Team USA 0 @ Omaha Lancers 1

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Win, 21 saves on 21 shots, shutout, *First Star*
Season totals: 9 GP, 6-2-1, 2.12 GAA, .932 sv%
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 2 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha commit)

Oldham stopped all 21 shots he faced, shutting out the US National Team Development Program club, 1-0.

Green Bay Gamblers 3 @ Sioux City Musketeers 1

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 0-12-12, -4, 20 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Jon Cooper’s old club, Green Bay, got the best of Zuhlsdorf and Sioux City, 3-1.

Juniors Game Night: 11-19-15

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 2 @ London Knights 5

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 5-10-15, -7, 11 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli played for the first time since November 1. He took a double-minor for high sticking and was minus-3.

Guelph Storm 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 3

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 11-14-25, +15, 27 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Windsor went ahead 3-2 early in the second period and held on for the win.
DiGiacinto extended his point streak to seven games.

NOTE: Mathieu Joseph had two goals and was named Player of the Game for Team QMJHL in its 6-4 win over Russia in the CHL Canada-Russia series. CHL teams finished the series 5-1, the only loss coming against the Q last game.

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