N.A. Juniors Game Night 9/20: Jung on the Block

Tokarski gets his first shutout ... Courtnall with an OT winner ... and Torrie Jung appears done in Kelowna.


Alberni Valley Bulldogs 3 @ Victoria Grizzlies 4 (OT)
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 2-0-2, 0 PIM

Courtall scored his first two goals of the year – including the OT winner.


Moncton Wildcats 3 @ PEI Rocket 2 (SO)
D Mark Barberio, MON: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG

Fresh off Traverse City, Barberio made his season debut for Moncton, wearing an alternate captain’s “A.”

Shawinigan Cataractes 1 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 4
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-1-1, +2, 4 PIM, 2 SOG

Ward, also wearing an “A”, got his first point of what should be an offensive breakout year. Shawinigan beat Lewiston Friday night.


Seattle Thunderbirds 0 @ Prince George Cougars 2
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: Did not play

Tyrell is in Lightning camp.

Spokane Chiefs 3 @ Portland Winter Hawks 0
G Dustin Tokarski, SPO: Win, 40 saves on 40 shots, Shutout, *First Star*

Portland was the league doormat last year, but outshot the defending league champs 40-25. Their problem was Tokarski, who stopped 40 shots for what should be the first of many goose eggs he puts up this year behind a staunch defensive team. Calgary pick Mitch Wahl had 3 assists for the Chiefs. The game was filled with fighting majors. Ah, the WHL.

Vancouver Giants 4 @ Everett Silvertips 0
C James Wright, VAN: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM

In his first game since Traverse City, Wright had a power play assist for the Giants against the Dane Crowley-less Silvertips. Crowley was not signed by the Bolts this summer and is ineligible to return to juniors. Wright had 13-23-36 in 60 games last year for Vancouver.

Kelowna Rockets 2 @ Tri-City Americans 5
G Torrie Jung, KEL: Did Not Play.

Jung played for Tampa Bay in Traverse City, but is still not with the Rockets. He is not slated for Norfolk camp. The Rockets traded for a 19 year-old goaltender yesterday after coming out of preseason camp with a rookie backup for Jung. However, this likely won’t be a tandem as the Rockets GM told Doyle Potenteau of the Kelowna Daily Courier: “Torrie’s on the (trade) wire, and we’ll see if there’s any interest in him.” Kelowna is expected to challenge Spokane for the league championship this year.

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Seattle T-Birds

Above states the Seattle Thunderbirds shut out the Cougers. In fact, it was the opposite.

Cougers won the game 2-0.


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