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North American Juniors Game Night: 1-15-12


Baie-Comeau Drakkar 1 @ Victoriaville Tigres 8

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 40 GP, 0-6-6, -13, 35 PIM
With Victoriaville: 7 GP, 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM
With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

The Tigres built a snowman on the scoreboard at home on Sunday with an 8-1 win over the Drakkar. Brandon Hynes (undrafted) had four goals and an assist for Victoriaville. He was a Lightning camper and member of the Bolts' Traverse City team in 2010. Milan’s scoreless and shotless streak reached five games.


London Knights 6 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1 E, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season Totals: 39 GP, 17-33-50, +14, 38 PIM

Namestnikov extended his point streak to four games with an assist Sunday in the Soo against USA World Juniors goaltender Jack Campbell (Stars). London scored twice on the power play and twice shorthanded – including a penalty shot by Ryan Rupert (2012). Lightning camper Seth Griffith had a goal and two assists for First Star honors. The story has been told many times, but once again the Bolts let Griffith go back to London after the south Florida rookie tournament and before Lightning training camp started. He was listed on the official Lightning camp roster. Griffith exploded this year and one London media member told me he is “the real deal.” If the Lightning are to get him in camp next year, they’ll have to draft him as Griffith will enter the NHL draft for a second straight year. He went undrafted in 2011. That won't happen again. Griffith is fourth in the league with 61 points (32 goals) in 42 games. Namestnikov is tied for 13th. Griffith is second in goals and his linemate, Namestnikov, is fifth in assists.

Sudbury Wolves 3 @ Oshawa Generals 2

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 30 GP, 0-11-11, +1, 20 PIM
With Oshawa: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

Schemitsch is still looking for his first point in an Oshawa uniform.