North American Juniors

Juniors Game Night: 3-5-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Chicoutimi Sagueneens 6 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 5

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 56 GP, 31-34-65, +5, 80 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan set a new career high for points in a season with 65.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Mississauga Steelheads 2

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 14/29 FO, *Second Star*
Season totals: 56 GP, 20-33-53, -12, 25 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli was a game star yet again for the Gens, who beat the Steelheads in Mississauga, 4-2. Oshawa has a 4-point lead on Hamilton for the final playoff spot in the East.

Windsor Spitfires 1 @ Sarnia Sting 2

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 56 GP, 16-25-41, +15, 79 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto fought Kevin Spinozzi early in the third period.

Kingston Frontenacs 5 @ Saginaw Spirit 3

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 15/27 FO
Season totals: 33 GP, 16-15-31, -2, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Saginaw had a 3-0 lead before allowing five unanswered goals. Panthers first rounder Lawson Crouse had two goals for Kingston, his 18th and 19th of the year.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 6

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-2-2, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 41 GP, 31-48-79, +22, 23 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Moose Jaw was outshot 57-23 by Brandon, including 20-4 in the third period, while losing 6-3. Brandon scored the final four goals of the game, all in the thid period.

Victoria Royals 5 @ Vancouver Giants 1

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 69 GP, 8-19-27, -30, 46 PIM
With Vancouver: 55 GP, 8-16-24, -20, 36 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Dante Hannoun (2016) had a hat trick for the Royals.

United States Hockey League

Tri-City Storm 4 @ Omaha Lancers 0

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Loss, 31 saves on 34 shots
Season totals: 28 GP, 12-12-4, 2.75 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Oldham’s streak stretched to 1-7-2 since January 23.

Sioux Falls Stampede 2 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 3 (OT)

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, DBQ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 0-24-24, -9, 53 PIM
With Dubuque: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM
With Sioux City: 30 GP, 0-23-23, -7, 51 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Dubuque kept pace with first-place Cedar Rapids with an overtime win over Sioux Falls. The Saints are four points back of Cedar Rapids for first in the East, but with a game in-hand.

Juniors Game Night: 3-3-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Drummondville Voltigeurs 1 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 4

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM, 1 SOG, 4 Hits
Season totals: 41 GP, 4-12-16, -4, 74 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1,+1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 56 GP, 32-38-70, +35, 55 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Imama (pictured) had his second assist in his last four games to help the Sea Dogs to a 4-1 win over the Volts. Mathieu Joseph also added a helper to give him 70 points on the season.

Shawinigan Cataractes 6 @ Victoriaville Tigres 5

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 55 GP, 31-33-64, +5, 76 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Shawinigan got a power play goal in the final minute to steal a 6-5 road win in Victoriaville.

Ontario Hockey League

Hamilton Bulldogs 4 @ Peterborough Petes 7

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-2-2, +3, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 50 GP, 8-24-32, +30, 42 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 53 GP, 4-19-23, -4, 46 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Masin and Spencer combined for three points and a plus-5 rating as the Petes beat the Bulldogs, 7-4.

Juniors Game Night: 3-2-16

Ontario Hockey League

Saginaw Spirit 5 @ Flint Firebirds 6 (OT)

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 10/18 FO
Season totals: 32 GP, 16-14-30, E, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

With two points Wednesday, Stephens has at least a point in four straight games and 10 of his past 11. Flint pulled within nine points of Saginaw for the last playoff spot in the West, though it’s probably too little too late for the much-maligned Firebirds.

Western Hockey League

Lethbridge Hurricanes 5 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 1

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 40 GP, 31-46-77, +23, 21 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Moose Jaw held a 1-0 lead after the first period, but things went downhill quickly from there. By the start of the third, the Warriors were down 4-1.

Vancouver Giants 1 @ Prince George Cougars 2

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 68 GP, 8-19-27, -29, 46 PIM
With Vancouver: 54 GP, 8-16-24, -19, 36 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

The Cougars took both games of a 2-game mid-week set with the Giants, winning in a shootout Tuesday and in regulation Wednesday. Prince George was outshooting the Giants 31-15 through two periods, but was only up, 1-0.

Juniors Game Night: 3-1-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 4

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 40 GP, 4-11-15, -4, 70 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 55 GP, 32-37-69, +34, 55 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Joseph assisted on Senator defensive prospect Thomas Chabot’s ninth goal of the year Tuesday. The Sea Dogs are now 14 points up on Moncton for first in the Maritimes Division. They’re tied with East-leading Shawinigan for the No. 2 overall seed entering the playoffs. Chabot was one of the players rumored to be a possible Drouin-to-Ottawa deal. He's a future top-pair, 2-way defenseman.

Vancouver Giants 4 @ Prince George Cougars 5 (SO)

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 67 GP, 8-19-27, -28, 46 PIM
With Vancouver: 53 GP, 8-16-24, -18, 36 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Thomas set a new career high for goals in a season with eight after scoring Tuesday in Prince George. He had seven goals in both of his seasons in Calgary before moving to Vancouver.

Juniors Game Night: 2-28-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Baie-Comeau Drakkar 1 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 5

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 54 GP, 30-33-63, +6, 74 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Shawinigan scored three times in the third period to blow open a close game. Yan has four points in his last 10 games.

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 55 GP, 16-25-41, +15, 74 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Logan Brown (2016) had a hat trick for Windsor.

Peterborough Petes 2 @ Oshawa Generals 5

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 49 GP, 8-22-30, +27, 40 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: 52 GP, 4-18-22, -6, 46 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 13/26 FO, *Second Star*
Season totals: 56 GP, 20-33-53, -12, 25 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli scored his 20th goal of the season and was a game star for the third straight game as the Gens moved further ahead of the Hamilton Bulldogs for the final playoff berth in the East with a 5-2 win over the Petes.

Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Hamilton Bulldogs 1 (OT)

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 18/28 FO
Season totals: 31 GP, 15-13-28, +1, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Stephens had the only assist on Saginaw’s overtime-winning goal.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 4 @ Saskatoon Blades 1

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 39 GP, 31-46-77, +26, 21 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point had three points and new Panthers prospect Dryden Hunt also had a goal and two assists (and nine shots) as the Warriors beat the Blades, 5-2.

United States Hockey League

Omaha Lancers 2 @ Team USA 6

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Did not play
Season totals: 27 GP, 12-11-4, 2.74 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Oldham got the night off after starting both Friday and Saturday.

Juniors Game Night: 2-27-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Halifax Mooseheads 1

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 39 GP, 4-11-15, -4, 70 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit, *First Star*
Season totals: 54 GP, 32-36-68, +35, 55 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Saint John swept its home-and-home series with Jonathan Drouin’s former team, winning 5-1 Saturday. Mathieu Joseph earned first star for his goal and two power play assists.

Charlottetown Islanders 1 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 3

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 53 GP, 30-33-63, +6, 74 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan continued his quiet second half of the season with a scoreless performance in a win over Charlottetown. Alexis D’Aoust (undrafted) had two goals for the Cataractes to give him 40 for the season.

Ontario Hockey League

Kitchener Rangers 0 @ Oshawa Generals 5

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 18/27 FO, *Third Star*
Season totals: 55 GP, 19-33-52, -12, 25 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli was a game star for the second consecutive game and the Gens moved back into the 8-spot in the East for the playoffs with a 5-0 win over Kitchener. Oshawa is one point ahead of Hamilton for the final playoff spot.

Windsor Spitfires 6 @ Flint Firebirds 4

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 54 GP, 16-25-41, +16, 74 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Windsor had a 6-3 lead after the second period and coasted to a 6-4 road win.

Sudbury Wolves 6 @ Peterborough Petes 3

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 48 GP, 8-22-30, +29, 40 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 51 GP, 4-18-22, -5, 46 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Matt Spencer (pictured) had his first multi-point game since December 11, and Dominik Masin matched his games-played totals from last season, but the Petes fell at home to Sudbury, 6-3. Dmitry Sokolov (2016) had a hat trick for Sudbury.

Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Erie Otters 4

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 18/31 FO
Season totals: 30 GP, 15-12-27, E, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Stephens’ goal gave the Spirit a brief 2-1 lead in the second period, but the high-powered Otters scored within a minute and eventually took the lead. Saginaw, the 8-seed in the West, pressed for the tying goal with the conference’s top seed, but couldn’t get it, giving up an empty net goal in the process.

Western Hockey League

Prince Albert Raiders 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 5

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 38 GP, 30-44-74, +24, 21 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Moose Jaw pulled within four points of Prince Albert for second place in the East Division with a 5-3 win Saturday. Brayden Point had a goal and an assist. His high-scoring linemate, Dryden Hunt, signed with the Florida Panthers Saturday as an overage free agent. He reportedly had three contract options to consider, though there was never a report the Lightning were involved. The Flames were believed to be one other team.

Vancouver Giants 2 @ Kamloops Blazers 4

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 66 GP, 7-19-26, -28, 44 PIM
With Vancouver: 52 GP, 7-16-23, -18, 34 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

The Blazers outshot the Giants, 40-29, en route to a 4-2 win Saturday.

United States Hockey League

Omaha Lancers 2 @ Muskegon Lumberjacks 4

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Loss, 19 saves on 22 shots
Season totals: 27 GP, 12-11-4, 2.74 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Oldham got the start for the second straight night, but like Friday, ended up with a close loss. Muskegon had an empty-net goal late.

Des Moines Buccaneers 3 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 1

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, DBQ: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 0-24-24, -9, 53 PIM
With Dubuque: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM
With Sioux City: 30 GP, 0-23-23, -7, 51 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Dubuque outshot Des Moines, 36-22, but could only beat future Yale Bulldog Nick MacNab once.

Juniors Game Night: 2-26-16

Western Hockey League

Kelowna Rockets 4 @ Vancouver Giants 3

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 65 GP, 7-19-26, -27, 44 PIM
With Vancouver: 51 GP, 7-16-23, -17, 34 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Thomas had an assist on a second period goal by the Giants, who fell at home to Kelowna, 4-3. Vancouver is in the Western Conference cellar with no realistic shot at the playoffs. Kelowna is in first.

United States Hockey League

Omaha Lancers 2 @ Muskegon Lumberjacks 3 (OT)

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Loss, 23 saves on 31 shots
Season totals: 26 GP, 12-10-4, 2.72 GAA, .909 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Oldham has played reasonably well in the last month, but is in a 1-5-2 slump for a team that is 4-4-2 in its last 10 games.

Green Bay Gamblers 0 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 5

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, DBQ: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 0-24-24, -7, 53 PIM
With Dubuque: 1 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
With Sioux City: 30 GP, 0-23-23, -7, 51 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Zuhlsdorf, Sioux City’s captain, was part of a major trade within the USHL when he was dealt to East-leading Dubuque. The Saints are tied for the league’s highest point total with conference rival Cedar Rapids. Zuhlsdorf will give them a top-pair puck-moving defenseman for the stretch run. He got an assist in his Saints debut, a commanding win over Jon Cooper's former team.

Juniors Game Night: 2-25-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 0 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 2

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-1-1, +1, 5 PIM, 2 SOG, 2 Hits, *Second Star*
Season totals: 36 GP, 4-11-15, -3, 59 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 53 GP, 31-34-65, +32, 51 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Alex Bishop (undrafted) stopped all 32 shots he faced and Mathieu Joseph scored the eventual game-winning goal in the first period as the Sea Dogs beat the visiting Mooseheads, 2-0. Boko Imama earned second star honors.

Ontario Hockey League

Barrie Colts 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 4

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 53 GP, 16-24-40, +19, 72 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Windsor got goals from four different players in their 4-2 win over Barrie.

London Knights 7 @ Peterborough Petes 4

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 47 GP, 8-21-29, +28, 42 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 50 GP, 3-17-20, -4, 46 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Leafs first rounder Mitch Marner had a goal and two assists to lead the Knights to a 7-4 shellacking of Peterborough Thursday. The game was 2-2 early in the second period before London exploded for the game’s next five goals.

Juniors Game Night: 2-24-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM, 4 SOG, 5 Hits
Season totals: 52 GP, 30-33-63, +7, 74 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan hit the 30-goal mark for the second straight year and also set a career high for penalty minutes in a season during the Cataractes’ 3-2 home loss to the Tigres.

Ontario Hockey League

Mississauga Steelheads 5 @ Oshawa Generals 4 (OT)

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 18/27 FO, *First Star*
Season totals: 53 GP, 18-32-50, -15, 25 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli was first star in the Gens’ overtime loss to Mississauga Wednesday. His assist came after he dangled through two defenders and his shot trickled to the goal line. A teammate banged it home. He scored his 18th goal of the season earlier in the game on a wrist shot from just outside the Stamkos circle. Oshawa gave up the tying goal with two seconds left in regulation.

Juniors Game Night: 2-23-16

Western Hockey League

Vancouver Giants 3 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 5

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 64 GP, 7-18-25, -27, 44 PIM
With Vancouver: 50 GP, 7-15-22, -17, 34 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Thomas is getting dangerously close to the minus-30 mark.

United States Hockey League

Sioux City Musketeers 1 @ Tri-City Storm 4

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-0-0, -2, 17 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 0-23-23, -7, 51 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Zuhlsdorf got in a fight in his third game back from a concussion, accumulating 17 minutes in penalties when a 10-minute misconduct was tacked on to his fighting major vs Wade Allison (and earlier minor penalty).

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