North American Juniors Game Night: 3-24-12

USHL

Dubuque Fighting Saints 4 @ Tri-City Storm 1

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Loss, 32 saves on 35 shots
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 30 GP, 15-15-1, 2.89 GAA, .916 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

The defending Clark Cup champs were too much for the streaking Storm on Saturday as they beat Wilcox and Tri-City 4-1. Tri-City scored first in the game before allowing four unanswered goals, the last of which was scored into an empty net. Sioux City won tonight and leapfrogged the Storm into fifth. Tri-City is in sixth, four points up on Des Moines, who has a game in hand (seven games left).

QMJHL

16-Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1 @ 1-Saint John Sea Dogs 8
QMJHL First Round – Saint John leads the best of seven series 2-0

C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 3 Hits
Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 2-2-4, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

Saint John scored five fewer goals than they did Friday night, but still pulled together, toughed it out, and managed to put up a snowman on the Eagles. Cape Breton only managed 16 shots compared to the Sea Dogs’ 47. Saint John out shot them 50-19 on Friday, winning 13-4. Charlie Coyle (Sharks) had a hat trick for the second straight night. He has 11 points in the first two games of this series. Game 3 is Tuesday in Sydney.

13-Baie-Comeau Drakkar 5 @ 4-Victoriaville Tigres 3
QMJHL First Round – Baie-Comeau leads best of seven series 2-0

D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0 E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals (MON, VIC): 62 GP, 2-9-11, -16, 73 PIM

Fourth-seeded Victoriaville has now dropped two games at home in this series and the upset-minded Drakkar will return home for Game 3 on Tuesday with all the momentum.