N.A. Juniors Game Night: 2/22

Rimouski wins again without Luca ... Barberio closing in on 40 points - a mark that was reached by Wright ... DeCoste scores before getting kicked out ... Can anyone stop Mitch Fadden?

QMJHL
Shawinigan Cataractes 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 3
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 58 GP, 13-25-38, +11, 42 PIM

Moncton pulled within two points of Shawinigan for second place overall in the league – with a game in hand.

Rimouski Oceanic 6 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 5 (SO)
W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: Did not play (injured).
Season totals: 50 GP, 13-23-36, +4, 28 PIM

That’s 14 wins in a row for Rimouski, who was down 3-0 and 4-1 in this game before clawing their way to a 5-4 lead and eventually winning in the shootout. The Volts are the league’s best team.

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 5
D Michael Ward, CB: 0-0-0, -2, 4 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 58 GP, 6-25-31, +1, 91 PIM
With Cape Breton: 23 GP, 2-12-14, E, 39 PIM

Cape Breton is safely in second place in the Atlantic Division, 10 points back of Moncton.

OHL
Guelph Storm 1 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3
W Kyle DeCoste, SSM: 1-0-1, -1, 5 PIM (checking from behind + game misconduct)
Season totals: 55 GP, 11-11-22, -24, 72 PIM
With SSM: 18 GP, 3-5-8, -11, 21 PIM

DeCoste scored what would be the game winner mid-way through the first period. He was ejected for a hit from behind in the middle of the third. The Soo earned just its third win of 2009.

WHL
Tri-City Americans 4 @ Portland Winter Hawks 1
C Mitch Fadden, TC: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 53 GP, 30-36-66, +22, 47 PIM
With TC: 44 GP, 28-33-61, +20, 39 PIM

Fadden gets his 30th of the season, scored on the power play. He is 9-7-16 in nine February games. He has 13 goals in his last 13 games and has scored in 5 straight. This is his third straight season with at least 30 goals (36, 34).

Vancouver Giants 2 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 3
C James Wright, VAN: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 59 GP, 17-23-40, +17, 41 PIM

Wright gets points in two straight. He hits 40 points for the first time in his WHL career. Wright is 0-2-2 and minus-5 in 9 February games (minus-5 in last 3 games). Calvin Pickard continues to wreak havoc in the West, this time making 40 saves to beat Vancouver. Evander Kane had a goal for the Giants.