North American Juniors Game Night: 3/27/11


Western Conference Quarterfinals

No.2 Saginaw Spirit 3 @ No.7 Guelph Storm 2
Best of seven series tied 1-1

C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct, check to the head)
Season Totals: 51 GP, 27-29-56, -6, 75 PIM
Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, E, 6 PIM

Panik’s first career playoff goal gave Guelph a 2-0 first period lead and the Storm never looked back, winning at home in Game 2, 6-2. Game 3 is Monday in Michigan.


Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

Prince Albert Raiders 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 5
Saskatoon leads best of seven series 2-0

D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 72 GP, 3-20-23, +39, 133 PIM
Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2 +3, 2 PIM

Yes, you read that right. On a team full of stars, Teigan Zahn was First Star tonight for Saskatoon in their Game 2 win over Prince Albert. Zahn is now at a point-per-game pace for the playoffs. Sure, it’s just two games, but Zahn, a rugged defenseman known more for his fists and leadership, is a PPGer officially. Game 3 is Wednesday in Prince Albert.