North American Juniors Game Night: 10/1/10
Ashton scores his first (and fights) ... Connolly, Schemitsch, O'Donnell with points ... Zador improves to 3-0 ... A full night of action for Lightning NAJ prospects.
Cowichan Valley Capitals 3 @ Penticton Vees 7
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 11 GP, 3-3-6, 6 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell scored his third goal of the year in a blowout win over the Capitals.
Fargo Force 2 Chicago Steel 4
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Despite beating Chicago in the Fall Classic, Fargo opened their season with a tough loss to the Steel. This was Mullinâ€™s first USHL game.
Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 1
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM
Gatineau scored an upset, beating the CHLâ€™s No.1 ranked team in their own barn. Janosik was credited with two hits.
Chicoutimi Sagueneens 1 @ Montreal Juniors 3
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM
Landry was credited with a hit in the game. Montreal outshot Chicoutimi 46-16.
Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Sarnia Sting 3
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (interference, tripping)
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 9 PIM
Beukeboom returned to the Soo lineup after serving a two game suspension. The Greyhounds are 3-1 on the year.
Belleville Bulls 4 @ Kingston Frontenacs 5
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, E, 7 PIM
Fresh off a big win over Peterborough, the Bulls fell in Kingston to the Frontenacs after falling behind 3-0 early.
Owen Sound Attack 4 @ London Knights 2
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 3 GP, 1-3-4, +2, 0 PIM
Schemitsch has at least a point in all three of the Attackâ€™s games so far this season. Heâ€™s tied for fourth in points among OHL defensemen.
Oshawa Generals 6 @ Ottawa 67â€™s 3
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 30 saves on 33 shots
Season Totals: 3-0-0-0, 3.00 GAA, .916 sv%
Both Oshawa and Zador improved to 3-0 on the year by beating the 67â€™s in Ottawaâ€™s home opener.
Edmonton Oil Kings 7 @ Regina Pats 3
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, E, 5 PIM (fighting vs. Klarc Wilson)
Season Totals: 3 GP, 1-1-2, E, 7 PIM
Ashton (pictured) scored his first of hopefully many goals this year to give Regina an early 1-0 lead, but it was all downhill from there for the Pats.
Vancouver Giants 5 @ Prince George Cougars 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, -4, 0 PIM
Connolly set up Oilers second round pick Martin Marincin for a power play goal, but the Cougars fell in their home opener. Connolly has a point in all 3 games so far for PG.
Saskatoon Blades 0 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 7
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season Totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 9 PIM
This was a scoreless game at the first intermission, but the Wheat Kings exploded for 7 goals in the second and third periods. David Toews (Islanders â€“ 3rd/2008), Jonathanâ€™s little brother, had 2 goals for Brandon. He left the University of North Dakota after his sophomore year to play in the WHL.