North American Juniors Game Night: 4/23/11
USHL Western Conference Semifinals
No.1 Dubuque Fighting Saints 3 @ No.4 Fargo Force 0
Dubuque wins best of five series 3-0
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 52 GP, 23-37-60, +29, 26 PIM
Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
And thatâ€™s that. Dubuque scored twice in the first period while outshooting the Force 13-5, then withstood a 14-1 shot onslaught in the third period to defeat Fargo 3-0 and advance to the conference finals. Lightning prospect Jimmy Mullin, who led the team in scoring during the regular season, was shut out of both this series and the qualifying round. That said, he had a great first (and only) season in the USHL and will take his talents to the Miami Redhawks of the NCAA next season.
Results from the QMJHL and OHL after the flip.
No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ No.4 Quebec Remparts 3
Best of seven series tied 1-1
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
Playoff Totals: 12 GP, 3-4-7, -1, 10 PIM
Gatineau had their five game winning streak broken, falling 3-2 to the Remparts in Quebec City. Patrick Royâ€™s team scored with just over a minute left in regulation to win the game and even the series at one. Adam Janosik had an assist to stretch his point streak to three games. He is tied for ninth in the league in postseason scoring among defensemen. Game 3 is in Gatineau Tuesday.
Western Conference Finals
No.4 Windsor Spitfires 4 @ No.1 Owen Sound Attack 6
Owen Sound leads best of seven series 2-1
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
Playoff Totals: 11 GP, 0-7-7, +3, 2 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not dress.
Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 2-0-0, 1.10 GAA, .958 sv%, 1 SO
Panthers prospect Garrett Wilson scored twice in the third period and added an assist to lead the Attack to a home ice win over Windsor in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch had an assist and now has six points in his last six games. After serving as backup Thursday, Michael Zador was back in the bleachers for Game 3. Game 4 is Monday in Windsor.