North American Juniors Game Night: 1/7/11
Surrey Eagles 3 @ Penticton Vees 4
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 40 GP, 16-34-50, 18 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell earned an assist on the Vees game winning goal scored on the power play midway through the third period. The assist gave Oâ€™Donnell 50 points for the year. He had 61 in 55 games last year for the Winnipeg South Blues of the MJHL.
Waterloo Black Hawks 2 @ Fargo Force 7
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 14-17-31, +17, 18 PIM
Somehow Fargo scored seven goals and their leading scorer, Mullin, didnâ€™t figure in on any of them. Heâ€™s likely too busy smiling about the win to care.
Gatineau Olympiques 5 @ Victoriaville Tigres 1
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 34 GP, 4-13-17, +5, 20 PIM
Coming off a strong WJC performance in which he was Slovakiaâ€™s second leading scorer to fellow Lightning prospect Richard Panik, Janosik earned the primary assist on Gatineauâ€™s first goal en route to helping the Olympiques to a big road win.
Mississauga St. Michaelâ€™s Majors 5 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -6, 48 PIM
The Soo was outshot 35-16 in the game. Not good.
Plymouth Whalers 4 @ Guelph Storm 1
C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, -2, 4 PIM (checking from behind, roughing), *Second Star*
With Guelph: 8 GP, 5-5-10, -4, 8 PIM
With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 31 PIM
Season totals: 35 GP, 19-22-41, -4, 39 PIM
Panik scored midway through the third to cut the Whalersâ€™ lead to 2-1, but Plymouth added a power play goal a few minutes later to clinch the win. Panik has goals in consecutive games since his return from the WJCs.
Owen Sound Attack 2 @ Kingston Frontenacs 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 1-13-14, +10, 6 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play.
With Attack: 3 GP, 2-0-0-0, 3.20 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 21 GP, 12-3-1-1, 3.34 GAA, .881 sv%, 1 SO
Owen Sound had a 2-0 lead to start the game, but Kingston scored four unanswered goals to win. Kingstonâ€™s Eric Gudbranson, the Panthersâ€™ first rounder last year, scored his fourth of the season in his first game back from Team Canada.
Tri-City Americans 2 @ Everett Silvertips 3
RW Carter Ashton, TC: Did not play.
With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -11, 44 PIM
With Tri-City: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -11, 44 PIM
Ashton has yet to make his debut for TC after being traded by Regina before the World Junior tournament.
Vancouver Giants 4 @ Prince George Cougars 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM (elbowing), *First Star*
Season totals: 31 GP, 23-15-38, -4, 10 PIM
After not scoring in his time for Team Canada, Connolly had a goal and an assist and earned First Star in his return to Prince George. His goal came after he toe-dragged past a defender. The Cougars gave up a third period goal to the Giants, however, and took the loss. With the win, the Giants tied the Cougars for tops in the B.C. Division, though Prince George has two games in hand.
Saskatoon Blades 5 @ Prince Albert Raiders 1
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 41 GP, 2-10-12, +11, 64 PIM
Saskatoon is now six points up on Kootenay for the leagueâ€™s best point total.