North American Juniors Game Night: 4-13-12


Tri-City Storm 1 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 3

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Did not play
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 34 GP, 16-17-1-1, 2.91 GAA, .916 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

After handling nearly all the goaltending duties from the time he was acquired from Green Bay to leading the Storm to securing a playoff spot, Wilcox got the night off. Tri-City has one more game before the playoffs begin and can’t move up in the standings.


(W5) Saginaw Spirit 1 @ (W1) London Knights 2 (OT)
Western Conference Semifinals – London leads best of 7 series 3-2

C Vladislav Namestnikov , LDN: 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM (roughing)
Playoff Totals: 9 GP, 3-4-7, +4, 8 PIM
Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

Huge. Lightning prospect Vladislav Namestnikov (pictured) scored at 4:58 of the first overtime to give the Knights a 2-1 Game 5 win and a 3-2 series lead over Saginaw. The story for much of the game was Saginaw goaltender Jake Paterson, who is expected to go in the second round of this summer’s draft. Paterson stopped 46 shots on Friday – many of them in spectacular fashion. Lightning camper Seth Griffith had a helper and a tip-in goal for London, and defenseman Olli Maatta, who could go around the midway point of the first round this summer, had the primary assist on Namestnikov’s game winner. Game 6 is Saturday in Saginaw.