North American Juniors

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.

Juniors Game Night: 2-6-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Victoriaville Tigres 5 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 4

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM, 1 SOG, 5 Hits
Season totals: 31 GP, 4-9-13, -3, 54 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit, *Third Star*
Season totals: 46 GP, 27-29-56, +29, 49 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Down 4-1, Saint John clawed back to tie the game with just over four minutes left in regulation, but the Tigres scored with 1:40 on the clock to steal the win back. Joseph took over the team lead in goals with 27. He also leads in points by two and is plus-10 better than the next highest player on the Sea Dogs.

Shawinigan Cataractes 3 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 (OT)

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 45 GP, 28-31-59, +4, 60 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan had a quiet game in Shawinigan’s 4-3 overtime loss in Sydney. The Cataractes had a 3-0 lead at one point. Yan was on the ice for the overtime-winner.

Ontario Hockey League

Erie Otters 5 @ Windsor Spitfires 4

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 46 GP, 15-22-37, +19, 63 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Both teams scored three times in the third period, including Alex DeBrindicat (2016), who scored his 38th of the season into an empty net. Windsor scored six seconds after the empty-netter, but couldn’t get the tying goal. DiGiacinto has just two assists in his last 12 games.

Ottawa 67’s 3 @ Peterborough Petes 0

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 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

Liam Herbst (undrafted) stopped all 41 shots he faced to register the shutout vs Peterborough. It was his first shutout of the season and raised his save percentage to .880.

Sudbury Wolves 6 @ Saginaw Spirit 3

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 22/27 FO
Season totals: 23 GP, 10-9-19, E, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Saginaw is now winless in its last five games.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Red Deer Rebels 4 (OT)

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 was not in the lineup Saturday; he was injured Friday and missed the third period of that game.

"He just felt uncomfortable to finish the game,” Warriors Head Coach Tim Hunter told Matthew Gourlie of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald. “He was a little bit sore. Right now he'll be evaluated in the morning and again before game-time. There's no real update right now. Hunter told Gourlie that Point's injury wasn't related to the shoulder injury that knocked him out of the lineup in November. "It's a totally different situation," Hunter said. It’s unknown how long Point will be out.

United States Hockey League

Chicago Steel 3 @ Omaha Lancers 4 (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, who is on a personal 3-game losing streak, got the night off after playing Friday.

Sioux City Musketeers 2 @ Lincoln Stars 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 remains out of the Sioux City lineup with a concussion sustained January 8.

Juniors Game Night: 2-5-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

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

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: ---------
Season totals: 30 GP, 4-9-13, -2, 50 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: ---------
Season totals: 45 GP, 25-29-54, +28, 49 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

The game was postponed due to bad weather.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 4 @ Kingston Frontenacs 5

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 2-1-3, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 13/28 FO
Season totals: 46 GP, 15-29-44, -13, 21 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli scored twice to set a new career high for goals in a season, but the Gens fell in Kingston, 5-4. Both of Cirelli’s goals came in the third period.

Saginaw Spirit 3 @ Guelph Storm 4 (SO)

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 8 SOG, 18/30 FO
Season totals: 22 GP, 10-8-18, +2, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Stephens (pictured) scored for the first time since January 16, but the Sags fell in a shootout, 4-3. Stephens did not participate in the skills competition.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 1 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 5

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 31 GP, 25-33-58, +15, 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point scored his 25th goal of the season, which tied the game at 1-1 early in the second period, but Lethbridge would go on to win handily, 5-1. Moose Jaw is 3-6-1-0 in its last 10 games, but is comfortably in the playoff picture.

Calgary Hitmen 3 @ Vancouver Giants 2 (OT)

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 56 GP, 6-18-24, -18, 30 PIM
With Vancouver: 42 GP, 6-15-21, -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 assisted on the game-opening goal by Ty Ronning (2016) and Vancouver forced overtime with a late third period goal, but the Hitmen won in the extra session.

United States Hockey League

Omaha Lancers 3 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 7

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Loss, 27 saves on 33 shots
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)

Dubuque broke open a 3-3 game with the game’s final four goals. Dallas Gerads (undrafted, uncommitted) scored three of those goals in the form of a natural hat trick. Oldham had a rough night, allowing six goals on 33 shots. The Saints scored a late empty-netter. Oldham is on a personal 3-game losing streak.

Chicago Steel 3 @ Sioux City Musketeers 0

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 remains out of the Sioux City lineup with a concussion sustained January 8.

Juniors Game Night: 2-4-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 3 @ Halifax Mooseheads 6

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM, 7 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 44 GP, 28-31-59, +5, 60 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Eric Brassard made 46 saves to propel Halifax to a home win over Yan and Shawinigan. Yan’s seven shots were second on the team Thursday.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 1 @ Barrie Colts 4

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 6 SOG, 7/19 FO
Season totals: 45 GP, 13-28-41, -12 21 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli was scoreless coming off a 3-assist effort in his last game. Barrie got 25 saves from Team Canada WJC goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (Devils).

Sudbury Wolves 1 @ Windsor Spitfires 6

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 45 GP, 15-22-37, +21, 63 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Windsor rode two goals by Christian Fischer (undrafted) to a 6-1 blowout win over visiting Sudbury.

Hamilton Bulldogs 1 @ Peterborough Petes 4

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 39 GP, 6-16-22, +27, 34 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 41 GP, 3-16-19, E, 36 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Masin scored his sixth goal of the year off a backdoor finish and Matt Spencer returned to the ice after about four weeks off, wearing an alternate captain’s A. He missed time due to an upper-body injury, but fought Thursday against Benjamin Gleason.

Juniors Game Night: 2-2-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 4 @ Moncton Wildcats 3

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 30 GP, 4-9-13, -2, 50 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 45 GP, 25-29-54, +28, 49 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Saint John celebrated their recent inclusion on the CHL Top-10 Rankings (No. 10) with a road win over rival Moncton. Joseph extended his point streak to five games (4-5-9 in that time).

Shawinigan Cataractes 7 @ Charlottetown Islanders 3

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-1-1, +2, 4 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 43 GP, 28-30-58, +7, 58 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan had an assist Wednesday as Shawinigan put a up a touchdown on the island. Daniel Sprong, who started the year with the Pittsburgh Penguins, had a goal and two assists for Charlottetown.

Ontario Hockey League

Flint Firebirds 4 @ Saginaw Spirit 3 (OT)

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 12/21 FO
Season totals: 21 GP, 9-8-17, +1, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Stephens’ slump continued Wednesday, though it coincides with the Spirit’s struggles. Stephens has one point in his last eight games. The team has lost three in a row (0-2-1) and is 3-6-1 in its last 10 games. Saginaw is holding on to the last playoff spot in the West, 10 points up on Flint. Erie has already clinched a playoff spot in first, 14 points up on second place Windsor. Saginaw would get Erie in the first round.

Western Hockey League

Spokane Chiefs 6 @ Vancouver Giants 2

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 55 GP, 6-17-23, -19, 30 PIM
With Vancouver: 41 GP, 6-14-20, -9, 20 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Tyler Johnson’s former junior team scored three times in both the first and third periods to win big in Vancouver, 6-2.

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