N.A. Juniors Game Night: 2/27

Luca's back ... DeCoste and Wright extend streaks ... Fadden continues his ridiculous run ... a snowman and goose egg for Tokarski and Spokane.

USHL
Fargo Force 2 @ Sioux Falls 1
D Luke Witkowski, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (checking from behind), 1 SOG
Season totals: 42 GP, 5-13-18, +23, 104 PIM

QMJHL
Moncton Wildcats 3 @ Victoriaville Tigres 4
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 59 GP, 13-26-39, +10, 42 PIM

Chicoutimi Sagueneens 5 @ Rimouski Oceanic 6
W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 51 GP, 13-23-36, +4, 28 PIM

Fifteen straight wins and Cunti back in the lineup. Rimouski had four goals in the second period to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 5-3 lead. They’d stretch that to 6-3 before giving up two goals before the mid-way point of the third.

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 @ Halifax Mooseheads 3 (SO)
D Michael Ward, CB: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 60 GP, 6-26-32, +5, 93 PIM
With Cape Breton: 25 GP, 2-13-15, +4, 41 PIM

OHL
Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3
W Kyle DeCoste, SSM: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 57 GP, 13-11-24, -23, 72 PIM
With SSM: 20 GP, 5-5-10, -10, 21 PIM

DeCoste has scored in three straight games. His second period goal gave the Soo a 2-1 lead heading into the third period.

WHL
Tri-City Americans 5 @ Everett Silvertips 4
C Mitch Fadden, TC: 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct), *Third Star*
Season totals: 55 GP, 33-37-70, +27, 49 PIM
With TC: 46 GP, 31-34-65, +25, 41 PIM

Fadden’s goal streak is now at seven games. He has 70 points for the third straight season. His plus-25 rating is a career best so far.

Edmonton Oil Kings 2 @ Swift Current Broncos 3 (OT)
G Torrie Jung, EDM: OTL, 16 saves on 19 shots
Season totals: 42 GP, 18-17-2-5, 2.55 GAA, .911 sv%, 3 shutouts

The point puts Edmonton in the East's 8 slot for the playoffs for now.

Portland Winter Hawks 0 @ Spokane Chiefs 8
G Dustin Tokarski, SPO: Win, 32 saves on 32 shots, shutout, *Third Star*
Season totals: 46 GP, 30-14-0-2, 1.87 GAA, .939 sv%, 7 shutouts

Tokarski matches his career high for wins in a year, set in 45 games last season. He re-takes the WHL lead in shutouts with 7. Chiefs vs. Pickard, Fadden, and Tri City on Saturday in a game that's been sold out for days.

Chilliwack Bruins 1 @ Vancouver Giants 3
C James Wright, VAN: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 62 GP, 19-24-43, +20, 41 PIM

Wright has points in four straight games now (2-2-4).

*Some information for this report taken from the WHL blog “Taking Note,” by Gregg Drinnan of the Kamloops Daily News.