NA Juniors Game Night: 2-23-13
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 8
W Nikita Kucherov, R-N: 4-0-4, +2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 0 Hits, *First Star*
Season totals: 24 GP, 20-28-48, +12, 2 PIM
With R-N: 18 GP, 17-21-38, +13, 0 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM
A day after going without a point for just the third time this season, Kucherov (pictured) scored four times in a lopsided Huskies win over the Olympiques. He was originally credited with an assist, which would have given him his third five-point game in the last 10 days, but it was taken away on a scoring change. Kucherov is back to a two points per game average for the season.
Quebec Remparts 6 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 3
D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 47 GP, 6-27-33, +22, 53 PIM
Quebec scored four times in the third period to break open a tie game and beat the Foreurs. Former Lightning prospect camp participant Brandon Hynes had two goals and was first star for Val-d’Or. The teams combined for 91 shots on net.
Ontario Hockey League
Guelph Storm 0 @ Barrie Colts 2
C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: Did not play
Season totals: 43 GP, 8-45-53, +15, 90 PIM
D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 58 GP, 4-18-22, +2, 68 PIM
With Barrie: 20 GP, 2-6-8, +1, 29 PIM
With Owen Sound: 38 GP, 2-12-14, +1, 39 PIM
German overager Mathias Niederberger (undrafted) made 44 saves for the shutout, leading Barrie to a home win over Guelph. Tanner Richard remains out of the Storm lineup due to an upper body injury.