Game Night Results

  • 5 years 36 weeks ago

    N.A. Juniors Memorial Cup Game Night: 5/20

    Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 vs. Rimouski Oceanic 2 (OT) (Round Robin)
    W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 1-0-1,-1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    MemCup totals: 3 GP, 2-0-2, -3, 2 PIM
    Playoff totals: 13 GP, 4-5-9, -2, 12 PIM
    Season totals: 57 GP, 20-25-45, +10, 32 PIM

    Rimouski dominated the Volts – who had dominated them in a 4-0 playoff sweep weeks earlier – but they simply couldn’t figure out Volts goaltender Marco Cousineau (Ducks). Cousineau was outstanding in this game, making up for a very sub-par effort against Windsor the previous night.

    Cunti scored the Oceanic’s opening goal when he darted through the blue ice and knocked a rebound under Cousineau. The 'Nics outshot the Volts 41-20 and out chanced them by a large margin, also. Gabriel Dumont (N.A. No. 153 for 2009 draft) scored the OT winner on one of the few Drummondville chances when he won the puck along the sidewall from Felix Lefrancois (undrafted, unranked), darted into the middle, eluding Rimouski’s top defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon (Flyers), who tried to knock him over but missed horribly, then proceeded to get multiple shots on sprawled-out Rimouski goaltender Maxim Gougeon (undrafted) while Cunti weakly attempted to tie up his stick. Dumont’s second shot went in over the outstretched arm of Gougeon, and Drummondville was sent on to the semifinals.

    Rimouski (1-2) will play in a rematch with Windsor (1-2) – a hard-fought 5-4 Oceanic win days ago – in a tiebreaker game to produce the second semifinalist. NHL Network will have the game Thursday night.

    For more on Cunti’s performance, see Pete’s blog.

    Note: Current Bolt Vincent Lecavalier and Lightning Conn Smythe winner Brad Richards were honored before the game by the Oceanic for their contributions to the team. Former Lightning Michel Ouellet was also present for the ceremonial face-off. Richards' No.39 and Lecavalier's No.4 are hanging in the Rimouski rafters. Both are considered legends in the small Quebec hockey-heavy city. Richards won MVP as he led the Oceanic to a Memorial Cup championship in Halifax in 2000.

  • 5 years 36 weeks ago

    N.A. Juniors Memorial Cup Game Night: 5/17

    Windsor Spitfires 4 vs. Rimouski Oceanic 5 (Round Robin)
    W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 1-0-1,-1, 2 PIM (high sticking), 3 SOG
    MemCup totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, -2, 2 PIM
    Playoff totals: 13 GP, 4-5-9, -2, 12 PIM
    Season totals: 57 GP, 20-25-45, +10, 32 PIM

    A fantastic game between the heavily-favored Spits and the host Oceanic. Cunti scored his first goal of the tournament on a one-timer down low off a nice feed from Kevin Veilleux (Penguins), after Veilleux performed a fancy toe-drag around the stick of a Windsor defender. Cunti nearly repaid him for the feed with a somewhat accidental set-up for a Grade A scoring chance late in the game. Veilleux's shot was stopped by Andrew Engelage, however. For a full report, see Pete's blog.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    N.A. Juniors Game Night: 5/15

    Kelowna Rockets 4 @ Rimouski Oceanic 1 (Memorial Cup Round Robin)
    W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Playoff totals: 13 GP, 4-5-9, -2, 12 PIM
    Season totals: 57 GP, 20-25-45, +10, 32 PIM

    Don’t let the final score fool you, if not for Rimouski goaltender Maxim Gougeon, the Rockets could have picked up where Drummondville left off and put a snowman on the Oceanic. Rimouski was outshot 42-20, including 17-8 in the first period where it looked like Kelowna was running offensive drills in the Oceanic zone. Tyler Myers (Sabres) had a goal and two assists in the game and was rather dominant. When that prospect fills out, he may be among the most dominant at the next level, too. Tyson Barrie, son of Lightning owner Len Barrie, also had a good game and showed a quick stick and decision making in his own zone to go with his offensive prowess. At one point the Sportsnet broadcasters mentioned speaking with scouts who say Tampa Bay early in the second round is a likely destination for Barrie at this summer’s draft.

    As for the Lightning’s current prospect in the tournament, Cunti was arguably Rimouski’s most dangerous player, creating a half-dozen scoring chances – a couple of which were Grade A. For an excellent write-up on Cunti’s performance, see Pete’s blog post on the subject.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    Johan Harju had three shots on goal in 13:27 as Sweden defeated Team USA 4-2 to capture World Championships bronze. Harju finishes the tournament with 2 goals and 4 points in 9 games with 4 penalty minutes and a +4 rating. Harju averaged 14:26 of ice time per game.

    Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis were scoreless as Canada fell to Russia 2-1 in the World Championships gold medal match. Stamkos and St. Louis will take home silver medals for their efforts in Switzerland. Canada outshot the Russians 38-17 but could not solve Ilya Bryzlagov to get the tying marker. Stamkos had 5 shots on goal in 14:56 for the Canadians. St. Louis had 2 shots in 21:05.

    Both St. Louis and Stamkos were named by the media to the Tournament All-Star team. Martin St. Louis also was selected as one of Canada's three best players in the tournament by the tournament's coaches.

    In the final ranking, Russia finished 1st (Koshechkin), Canada finished 2nd (St. Louis and Stamkos), Sweden 3rd (Harju), Finland 5th (Niskala and Ramo), and Latvia 7th (Karsums).

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago
    [b][i]N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 5/8[/b][/i] Fargo watches Indiana celebrate ... Victoria loses another close one ... Cunti and Rimouski know one Memorial Cup opponent, two more are close.
  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    Vasily Koshechkin did not dress as a late third period power play goal by Konstantin Gorovikov propelled Russia over Team USA 3-2.

    Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis each had helpers on Canada's opening goal as the Canadians defeated Sweden 3-1. Stamkos was +1, but did not register a shot on goal in 13:28. St. Louis also failed to register a shot on goal in 15:39. Johan Harju had 1 shot on goal in 15:00 of ice time for the Swedes.

    Sunday, Sweden will face USA in the bronze medal match before Canada and Russia square off in the championship game.

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    Steven Stamkos had 1 goal and 1 assist with 2 shots on goal in 8:33 as Canada defeated Latvia 4-2. Martin St. Louis was scoreless and -1 for the Canadians with 4 shots on goal. Martins Karsums did not suit up for Latvia.

    Johan Harju had 2 penalty minutes and 1 shot on goal in 13:12 as Sweden defeated the Czech Republic 3-1.

    Tomorrow's semifinal matchups set up as follows: Vasily Koshechkin's Russian squad will take on Team USA and Canada will face Sweden. Martin St. Louis leads the tournament in scoring with 4 goals and 14 points in 7 games. Steven Stamkos is tied for the tournament lead in goals with Finland's Niko Kapanen with 7 in 7 games.

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 5/6

    Justin Courtnall scored his first goals of the RBC tournament to help Len Barrie's Grizzlies advance to the Final 4 ... Fargo needs a Game 4 win to keep Indiana from hoisting the Cup on North Dakota ice.

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    Karri Ramo again served as backup goaltender as Team USA knocked off Finland 3-2 in the World Championships quarterfinals. Janne Niskala was -1 with 5 shots on goal in 21:59 for the Finns.

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 5/5

    2009 RBC Cup – Round Robin

    Victoria Grizzlies 4 vs. Vernon Vipers 5 (OT)
    W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
    RBC Cup totals: 3 GP, 0-3-3, 12 PIM
    BCHL playoff totals: 14 GP, 2-4-6, 24 PIM
    Season totals: 60 GP, 22-41-63, 98 PIM

    Host Victoria collapsed for the second time in three RBC games, this time allowing a game tying goal with under two minutes left in the contest, and losing in overtime to the West representative, Vernon. The Grizzlies held a 4-2 lead entering the third period, and were up 4-3 before Mike Collins scored at 18:12 to force overtime. Cole Ikkala scored in the extra session for the BCHL champs. The Grizzlies (1-2) lost their tournament opener when they gave up the game winner shorthanded with just over a second left in the game. Victoria plays East representative Summerside Western Capitals on Wednesday.

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