North American Juniors Game Night: 9-23-11

QMJHL

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 6

D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-2-2, +1, 5 PIM (fighting vs. Xavier Ouellet), 2 SOG, 0 Hit
Last Season’s Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
Playoff Totals: 24 GP, 5-4-9, -3, 12 PIM

Janosik made his 2011-2012 debut for the Olympiques, notching a multi-point night and a fight. Janosik has done well statistically for his native Slovakia in World Junior play, but his stats so far in league play have been mediocre. A breakout year is expected. The Armada is a new franchise in the Q this year. Last year they were the Montreal Junior and before that the St. John’s Fog Devils.

OHL

Saginaw Spirit 0 @ London Knights 8

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (hooking)
Last Season’s Totals: 68 GP, 30-38-68, +12, 49 PIM
2011 Playoff Totals: 6 GP, 1-4-5, 6 PIM

London put a snowman on the scoreboard to start their season, scoring five times in the second period and adding three more in the third. Namestnikov, who was sent back to juniors by the Lightning this week, had one assist in the game, but was one of only three players to fail to finish above even in plus/minus. He was hauled down from behind on a shorthanded breakaway, but no penalty was called. London was paced by Tie Domi’s son, Max, who had a hat trick and an assist in his first OHL game. London first rounder Bo Horvat had a goal and an assist, and Seth Griffith, who participated in the Lightning’s prospect camp early in the summer and again for the Bolts in the Coral Springs prospect tournament, had two goals and was named Third Star. London plays at Guelph Sunday.

Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Guelph Storm 4

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +3, 2 PIM

Defending champion Owen Sound is off to a 2-0 start to the year after beating the Storm in Guelph Friday night 6-4. Schemitsch is scoreless through two games.