North American Juniors

Juniors Game Night: 2-17-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 5 Hits
Season totals: 35 GP, 4-10-14, -4, 54 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 50 GP, 30-34-64, +33, 49 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 49 GP, 29-31-60, +5, 62 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Joseph, the reigning league First Star of the Week, had an assist on the game-winning goal scored midway through the third period as Saint John beat Shawinigan, 3-2. Joseph extended his point streak to 10 games, though his streak of games with at least two points ended at five games. On the other bench, Yan has just one point in his last five games. He continues to be rather quiet since early December. As for Imama, he’s been hitting more since he came back from a 15-game suspension, but he hasn’t seen the scoresheet more than once in those eight games.

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 2 @ Saginaw Spirit 5

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 10/18 FO
Season totals: 27 GP, 14-11-25, +2, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

A lot has changed since Saginaw’s last game, an 11-4 loss to the same Sarnia club they beat Wednesday night. The Spirit fired coach Greg Gilbert and regrouped enough to shut down the high-powered Sting.

Western Hockey League

Victoria Royals 5 @ Vancouver Giants 2

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 60 GP, 7-18-25, -23, 36 PIM
With Vancouver: 46 GP, 7-15-22, -13, 26 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Vancouver dropped a 5-2 afternoon decision to visiting Victoria Wednesday. Logan Fisher (undrafted) had a hat trick for the Royals.

Juniors Game Night: 2-16-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 1 @ Quebec Remparts 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 4 Hits
Season totals: 48 GP, 29-31-60, +6, 62 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan led the Cataractes in hits Tuesday in Quebec City.

Juniors Game Night: 2-15-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

NEWS: Mathieu Joseph was named the QMJHL First Star of the Week for his performance last week. He had three goals and four assists in three games to go with a plus-6 rating. Goalie and former Lightning camper Philippe Cadorette of Shawinigan was Third Star of the Week.

Ontario Hockey League

Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Oshawa Generals 5 (OT)

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 25/33 FO
Season totals: 50 GP, 16-30-46, -16, 21 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli was dominant in the faceoff circle and pitched in a goal and an assist in the Gens’ overtime win Monday. Cirelli assisted on the game-tying power play goal that sent the game to overtime. Oshawa overcame a 4-1 deficit to come back and win.

Windsor Spitfires 5 @ Peterborough Petes 6 (OT)

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 49 GP, 15-23-38, +20, 72 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 43 GP, 7-16-23, +27, 34 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 46 GP, 3-17-20, -2, 40 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Dominik Masin scored midway through overtime to give the Petes a 6-5 win over Christiano DiGiacinto and the Spitfires. Masin scored on a one-timer then kayaked through the neutral zone in celebration. Yes, you read that right.

Saginaw Spirit 4 @ Sarnia Sting 11

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-0-1, -3, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 16/25 FO
Season totals: 26 GP, 14-10-24, E, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Ouch. Kings pick Matt Mistele scored five times as Sarnia put 11 shots by Spirit keepers. Evan Cormier (2016) stopped only 19 of 28 shots in 49 minutes to take the loss. The Sting led 5-0 after one period, but Saginaw made a game of it temporarily, cutting the lead to 5-3 at one point. Sarnia scored six more times with Mitchell Stephens’ goal in the middle of that outburst.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 5 @ Prince Albert Raiders 0

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-3-3, +3, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 28-39-67, +21, 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Zach Sawchenko (2016) stopped 37 shots in a first star effort, and Brayden Point had four points in Moose Jaw’s Family Day win in Prince Albert. Dryden Hunt (undrafted) had a hat trick.

United States Hockey League

Omaha Lancers 3 @ Fargo Force 4 (OT)

G Kris Oldham, OMA: OT Loss, 28 saves on 32 shots
Season totals: 23 GP, 12-8-3, 2.65 GAA, .912 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Omaha was less than three minutes away from a road win in Fargo, but gave up a late tying goal and an overtime winner to take the loss, 4-3.

Juniors Game Night: 2-14-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Chicoutimi Sagueneens 5 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 6 (OT)

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 34 GP, 4-10-14, -4, 54 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit, *Third Star*
Season totals: 49 GP, 30-33-63, +33, 49 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Not only is Mathieu Joseph on a hot streak, he’s clutch. Joseph had two points in a game for the fifth straight game and scored the overtime winner as Saint John beat the Sags Sunday, 6-5. Joseph’s point streak is at nine games.

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 1 @ Ottawa 67’s 2

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 48 GP, 15-23-38, +20, 70 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto was on the third line again for the Spits, who fell on the road in Ottawa, 2-1.

United States Hockey League

Sioux City Musketeers 2 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 3

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: Did not play
Season totals: 27 GP, 0-22-22, -5, 30 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Zuhlsdorf, the Musketeers’ captain, remains out of the Sioux City lineup with a concussion sustained January 8.

Juniors Game Night: 2-13-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Baie-Comeau Drakkar 1 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 5

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 33 GP, 4-10-14, -3, 54 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit, *Third Star*
Season totals: 48 GP, 29-31-61, +33, 49 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Mathieu Joseph continued his torrid scoring pace with another 2-point game Saturday. He scored shorthanded against the Drakkar. The 2015 fourth rounder has an 8-game point streak in which he has 16 points.

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 3 (OT)

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 47 GP, 29-31-60, +6, 62 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan scored his 29th of the season, but just his first in his last eight games.

Ontario Hockey League

Peterborough Petes 4 @ Hamilton Bulldogs 3 (OT)

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 42 GP, 6-16-22, +28, 34 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 45 GP, 3-17-20, -1, 40 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Peterborough scored late in the third and again in overtime to steal a road win over the Bulldogs, 4-3.

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 7

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 33 GP, 27-36-63, +18, 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Brayden Point was named second star for the second straight night as Moose Jaw beat visiting Saskatoon, 7-4. Point has five points in two games since missing two games with an undisclosed injury.

Vancouver Giants 3 @ Kamloops Blazers 4 (OT)

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -2, 4 PIM
Season totals: 59 GP, 7-18-25, -21, 36 PIM
With Vancouver: 45 GP, 7-15-22, -11, 26 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Vancouver was an overtime goal away from salvaging a split in their home-and-home series with Kamloops. Draft eligible goalie Connor Ingram – a name Lightning fans could keep an eye on as the draft gets closer – was first star in both games.

United States Hockey League

Cedar Rapids Roughriders 1 @ Omaha Lancers 4

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Win, 13 saves on 14 shots, *Third Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 12-7-2, 2.59 GAA, .914 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Oldham broke a personal 3-game losing streak with a third star effort Saturday. He only faced 14 shots in the game.

Juniors Game Night: 2-12-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Val-d’Or Foreurs 0 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 46 GP, 28-31-59, +5, 62 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan continues to struggle to put up points in the second half of the year. Philippe Cadorette, who camped with the Lightning this past fall, stopped 26 shots for the shutout to set the league’s all-time record for lifetime shutouts at 17. Cadorette is only 5-11, but could see another shot with a pro team next year.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 0 @ Ottawa 67’s 3

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 13/19 FO
Season totals: 49 GP, 15-29-44, -16, 21 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Ottawa got 31 saves from Leo Lazarev (undrafted) in a shutout win over Cirelli and the Gens.

Windsor Spitfires 1 @ Kingston Frontenacs 2

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-1-1, +1, 5 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 47 GP, 15-23-38, +20, 68 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto had an assist and fought Cody Caron (undrafted).

Saginaw Spirit 3 @ Sudbury Wolves 7

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 17/29 FO
Season totals: 25 GP, 13-10-23, +3, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Stephens built on Thursday night’s goal with two more Friday, but the struggling Spirit dropped its seventh game in a row.

Western Hockey League

Swift Current Broncos 4 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 6

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 32 GP, 26-34-60, +17, 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point was back in the Warriors lineup after missing two games, and the captain promptly scored a goal and added an assist in a big Moose Jaw home win.

Kamloops Blazers 5 @ Vancouver Giants 0

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 58 GP, 7-18-25, -19, 32 PIM
With Vancouver: 43 GP, 7-15-22, -8, 20 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Both teams had 34 shots, but Kamloops 6-1 goalie Conner Ingram (2016) stopped every one that he saw.

United States Hockey League

Madison Capitols 2 @ Omaha Lancers 3 (OT)

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Did not play
Season totals: 21 GP, 11-7-2, 2.67 GAA, .913 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Oldham sat for the second straight game. California native Nick Rivera (undrafted, Minnesota State commit) had two goals for Omaha.

Sioux City Musketeers 0 @ Chicago Steel 7

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: Did not play
Season totals: 27 GP, 0-22-22, -5, 30 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Zuhlsdorf, the Musketeers’ captain, remains out of the Sioux City lineup with a concussion sustained January 8.

Juniors Game Night: 2-11-16

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Peterborough Petes 1

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 10/18 FO
Season totals: 48 GP, 15-29-44, -13, 21 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 40 GP, 6-16-22, +26, 34 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 42 GP, 3-16-19, -1, 36 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Marty’s son Jeremy Brodeur (undrafted) stopped 37 of 38 shots and had an assist as Oshawa scored a rare road win over Peterborough. None of the three Lightning prospects in the game registered a point.

Saginaw Spirit 1 @ North Bay Battalion 4

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 9/17 FO
Season totals: 24 GP, 11-9-20, +1, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Saginaw is winless in its last six games after dropping a road contest in North Bay. Stephens had Saginaw’s only goal, scored on a wide-angle slapshot that went over the goalie’s shoulder and back out of the net. It was determined to be a good goal after a review. (Watch)

Juniors Game Night: 2-10-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Charlottetown Islanders 2 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 7

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 32 GP, 4-10-14, -3, 54 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 47 GP, 28-30-59, +32, 49 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Saint John scored four times in the second period and three times in the third to blow open a close game and beat the visiting Islanders, 7-2. Boko Imama had his first point since his return from a 15-game suspension, and at plus-3 for the night, Mathieu Joseph moved up to seventh in the league in plus/minus.

Western Hockey League

Prince Albert Raiders 2 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4

C Brayden Point, MJ: Did not play
Season totals: 31 GP, 25-33-58, +15, 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point missed his second straight game due to injury (unrelated to previous shoulder injury). He is back practicing with the Warriors, however.

Juniors Game Night: 2-8-16

Western Hockey League

Edmonton Oil Kings 0 @ Vancouver Giants 1

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 57 GP, 7-18-25, -18, 30 PIM
With Vancouver: 43 GP, 7-15-22, -8, 20 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Thomas scored on the power play mid-way through the third period and Ryan Kubic (2016) stopped 28 shots as Vancouver beat visiting Edmonton, 1-0.

Juniors Game Night: 2-7-16

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5 @ Oshawa Generals 1

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 6/18 FO
Season totals: 47 GP, 15-29-44, -13, 21 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

The Soo had four goals before Oshawa got on the board, and by then the game was basically over.

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