Juniors Game Night: 12-5-14

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Val-d’Or Foreurs 1 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4

C Cameron Darcy, CB: Did not play (off team)
Season totals: 19 GP: 1-13-15, -6, 14 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

The Eagles decided they’d waited long enough for Darcy to try to find his game and dropped him from their roster. The Lightning’s seventh round pick this summer who flirted with a spot on Syracuse will now await a trade, provided Cape Breton can find a taker who has an open overage spot (three allowed per game). If a trade can’t be made, Darcy will reportedly return home to Boston. It is possible the Lightning could find a spot for him with ECHL Florida on a minor league contract, that is if they still believe Darcy has a professional career ahead of him. The Lightning liked his skill in the preseason, but returned him to juniors so he could add weight and strength. Darcy has struggled to produce, though he was Cape Breton's leading scorer last season. Darcy's lone goal this year was scored into an empty net.

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3 @ Quebec Remparts 6

W Adam Erne, QUE: 1-1-2, -2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 5 Hits, *Third Star*
Season totals: 25 GP, 20-22-42, +19, 30 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Adam Erne now has goals in 10 of his last 12 games, scoring the eventual game-winner Friday night at home vs the Armada. Erne was a threat all night, but especially on his goal-scoring shift. Playing the left point on the power play, Erne was caught back on a 2 on 1 but hit the ice to block a cross-crease pass, saving a scoring chance. He gathered the puck, rushed it up ice, then dished before taking his spot on the point. The Remparts turned the puck over, but Erne didn’t leave his spot and challenged the puck carrier, poking the puck clear and gathering it himself. He took a stride to the left wing circle and rifled a slap shot far-side for a goal, breaking a 3-3 tie. He dropped to one knee to celebrate, pumping his fist (pictured). The goal was Erne’s 20th of the season, so he’s one off last year’s total set in 23 more games.

Ontario Hockey League

North Bay Battalion 2 @ Sarnia Sting 5

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 7-22-29, +2, 52 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

Sarnia won its sixth straight game, aided by DeAngelo’s two assists. DeAngelo has at least a point in eight of his last nine games.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Guelph Storm 5

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
Season totals: 26 GP, 5-8-13, -18, 43 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

In a game broadcast on NHL Network, Guelph rallied late to break a 3-3 tie and defeat the Petes, 5-3. Masin had an up-and-down game with a few giveaways, but some smart defensive play at other times. He is firmly in the Petes’ top-4 for defensemen and had several good breakout passes.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 1 @ Red Deer Rebels 2

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 26 GP, 15-21-36, +10, 19 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Point extended his point streak to nine games with an assist.

Edmonton Oil Kings 2 @ Calgary Hitmen 6

D Ben Thomas, CAL: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-11-13, +4, 12 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Thomas remains out with a lower body injury. He is getting close to a return.