KHL Game Day: 12-29-14

Mytischi 2 vs. Dinamo Riga 3
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 47 PIM

Dmitry Korobov had an assist in 20:22 of ice time in Mytischi's 3-2 loss to Riga. Ex-Lightning defenseman Matt Gilroy had a goal in defeat for Mytischi.

IIHF U20 WJC: Day Three

Group A
USA 6 vs. Germany 0
Anthony DeAngelo, USA, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

Red Wings first rounder Dylan Larkin had 2 goals and 1 assist as Team USA smashed Germany 6-0. Rangers second rounder Brandon Halverson stopped a meager 14 shots for the shutout. The game also featured the first goal of the tournament for USA captain Jack Eichel, a sparkling wraparound in the Third Period of the game. Eichel is expected to go in the top two of the June draft.

NCAA Game Night: 12-28-14

Russian Red Stars 0 @ No. 4 Harvard Crimson 4 (Exhibition)

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 5-4-9, +2, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Harvard defeated the Russian Red Stars in an exhibition match on Sunday.

No. 14 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Princeton Tigers 0

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 17 GP, 1-12-13, -6, 19 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Peca (USCHO photo) made a nifty move in the slot after calling for a pass, then slid a soft backhand pass to Devon Toews (Islanders), who rifled it into the open side of the net. The game was broadcast on ESPNU and was filled with compliments for Peca from ESPN’s John Buccigross. Peca was called the best player in the game multiple times. He should be in AHL Syracuse next season if things go as expected.

*USCHO poll used

Juniors Game Night: 12-28-14

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Sherbrooke Phoenix 4 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3

C Cameron Darcy, SHR: 1-2-3, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 12/19 FO, 1 Hit
With Sherbrooke: 4 GP, 2-5-7, -4, 4 PIM
With Cape Breton: 21 GP, 1-13-14, -6, 14 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 3-18-21, -10, 18 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

Darcy (estrieplus.com photo) extended his point streak to six games and scored for the second game after not scoring into a guarded net until he was traded to Sherbrooke. His numbers with the Phoenix, albeit early, are what was expected from him this season after being a second-team all-star last year. Sherbrooke scored the game’s final three goals, all in the third period. The game-winner was scored with 29 seconds left in regulation.

Quebec Remparts 2 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 1 (SO)

W Adam Erne, QUE: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 3 Hits
Season totals: 30 GP, 22-24-46, +19, 34 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Quebec won the shootout, 1-0, to take the game, 2-1. Erne played his first game since being cut from Team USA and scored a goal. In an interview with La Presse, Erne said he was bitter about USA’s decision, saying team officials never gave him a reason why he was released after making the team last year. He’s using the decision as motivation for the rest of the season and through the Memorial Cup.

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 5 @ London Knights 4 (SO)

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 10-8-18, -12, 51 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

Windsor upset London on the road, winning in a shootout. DiGiacinto has points in consecutive games after going three games without a point.

Western Hockey League

Kootenay Ice 4 @ Calgary Hitmen 3

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 3-12-15, +1, 12 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Kootenay completed the home-and-home weekend sweep of Calgary with a 4-3 win on Sunday.

Notes: The following players remain out of their respective lineups:
Brayden Point (Moose Jaw), with Team Canada for the World Junior Championships
Anthony DeAngelo (Sarnia), with Team USA
Dominik Masin (Peterborough),with Team Czech Republic

ECHL Game Night: 12-28-14

Florida Everblades 6 at Orlando Solar Bears 5

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 6-6-12, +8, 8 PIM, 34 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, W, 60:00 MIN, 5 GA, 31 SV, 36 SH
Season totals: 17 GP, 13-3-0-1, 2.45 GAA, 0.905 SV%, 2 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 17 GP, 5-4-9, +2, 24 PIM, 36 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-2-2, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 18 GP, 5-6-11, -2, 11 PIM, 31 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Allen York allowed five goals, but the Florida offense bailed him out for his 13th win of the season in this 11-goal high scoring affair. Knotted 5-5 after the 2nd period with Orlando, the Everblades' Brant Harris scored the lone goal of the 3rd period to secure the win along with his hat trick. Lightning prospect Artem Sergeev notched two assists along with the camper Mike Aviani. Jeff Costello was credited with the primary assist on the game's only power play goal. Florida travels to Gwinnett for a Tuesday night tilt.

AHL Game Day: 12-28-14 Crunch at Falcons

The beasts of the Northeast square off.

SYR-2
SPR-3 (OT)

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals on 33 shots for the loss.

First Period
SPR Adam, (10) (Labrie, Tyrell), 0:39
SYR Namestnikov, (6) (Mormina, Smith), 14:48

Second Period
SYR Angelidis, (12) (Gourde, Marchessault), 17:32
SPR Adam, (11) (Sifers, St. Denis), 18:17

Third Period
NO SCORING

Overtime
SPR Urban, (2) (Madaisky, Adam), 3:10 (PP)

Mike Angelidis was the game's third star.

Springfield now holds a 2 point lead on Syracuse in the Northeast Division after the victory. Syracuse does, however, hold a game in hand on the Falcons.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

KHL Game Day: 12-28-14

Magnitogorsk 2 vs. Kazan 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 25/28, 3.03 GAA, .893 sv%
Season totals: 36 GP, 23-5-5, 4 SO, 1.79 GAA, .935 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin took just his 5th regulation loss of the season as Kazan nipped Magnitogorsk 3-2. Ex-Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had a goal in defeat for Magnitka.

Togliatti 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 3 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 14-7-21, +5, 10 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a pair of goals, including the game-tying goal with 48 seconds left in regulation, but failed to convert on his lone shootout attempt in Yugra's 4-3 loss to Lada Togliatti. Gusev's first marker was a penalty shot goal and he played 17:00 in the match.

Juniors Game Night: 12-27-14

Western Hockey League

Calgary Hitmen 2 @ Kootenay Ice 6

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 3-11-13, E, 12 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Thomas returned after missing a few weeks with a lower-body injury. He was a team-worst minus-4 as Calgary outshot Kootenay, 53-26, but lost, 6-2. Wyatt Hoflin (undrafted) made 51 saves for the Ice.

Notes: The following players remain out of their respective lineups:
Brayden Point (Moose Jaw) is with Team Canada for the World Junior Championships
Anthony DeAngelo (Sarnia) is with with Team USA
Dominik Masin (Peterborough) is with Team Czech Republic

ECHL Game Night: 12-27-14

Florida Everblades 2 at Orlando Solar Bears 3

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 6-4-10, +8, 6 PIM, 31 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, L, 59:08 MIN, 3 GA, 42 SV, 45 SH
Season totals: 16 GP, 12-3-0-1, 2.29 GAA, 0.909 SV%, 2 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 16 GP, 5-3-8, +2, 24 PIM, 33 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 17 GP, 5-4-9, E, 11 PIM, 31 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Orlando broke the Everblades seven-game win streak behind a 45-shot effort against Adam York, who stopped 42 in the losing effort. Lightning camper Mike Aviani scored a shortie early in the 3rd to pull Florida to within a goal, but the Blades were unable to muster the equalizer. The first of a six-game road trip, Florida looks to exact some revenge Sunday in a rematch against the Solar Bears.

Allen Americans 2 at Wichita Thunder 3 SO

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 28 GP, 13-13-26, +1, 35 PIM, 92 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, -1, 9 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 0-5-5, -7, 62 PIM, 29 SOG

The Thunder squeaked out their third consecutive win against the Central Division leading Americans with a shootout victory Saturday night in Wichita. Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier scored the go-ahead 2-1 goal in the 2nd, but the Thunder allowed the Americans to tie the game with a power-play marker in the 3rd. Gauthier failed to convert in the shootout, but the Thunder prevailed nonetheless. Fellow prospect Daniel Milan fought Allen veteran centerman Ian Schultz in the 2nd. The Thunder play next against Missouri on Tuesday night.

IIHF U20 WJC: Day Two

Group A
Germany 0 vs. Canada 4
Brayden Point, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM

Top 2015 prospect Connor McDavid had 1 goal and 3 points to lead Canada to a 4-0 victory over Germany. Jets second rounder Eric Comrie stopped all 17 shots he faced for the shutout for the Canadians.

Group B
Czech Republic 2 vs. Switzerland 5
Dominik Masin, Czech Republic, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM

Switzerland scored 3 unanswered Second Period goals to defeat the Czech Republic 5-2. Predators first rounder Kevin Fiala had a pair of goals in the victory for the Swiss.

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