North American Juniors Game Night: 1/6/11
Guelph Storm 6 @ Oshawa Generals 5 (SO)
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
With Guelph: 7 GP, 4-5-9, -2, 4 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 31 PIM
Season totals: 34 GP, 18-22-40, -2, 35 PIM
Coming off a stellar individual effort at the World Junior Championships (7 goals, 9 points), Panik scored a "nifty" (per durhamregion.com) shorthanded goal in his first game back at Guelph, helping the Storm to a shootout win over Oshawa. Panik was not called upon to participate in the shootout as the first two Storm shooters scored. The win was Guelphâ€™s third in a row and they are 7-2-1 over the past 10 games. Panik is within one point of his OHL career high of 41, set last season with Windsor and Belleville. He has already set a new career high for assists.