World Junior A Challenge
Sweden 1 vs. USA 5
C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 4-0-4, 0 PIM
Mullin scored his tournament-leading fourth goal early in the first period, and the Americans scored three more in the second before Sweden found the scoresheet as USA easily disposed of the Swedes 5-1 in Penticton, B.C. USA is looking for its third-straight gold medal. They stand alone at the top of the standings with six points after two games and along with Switzerland will get a bye to the semifinals.
Canada West 4 vs. Russia 2
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, CW: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Canada West had a 2-0 lead midway through the game, but that quickly vanished by the end of the second period. Tied at 2 entering the third, Canada scored twice in the final frame to take the win. They will play Sweden on Thursday in the quarterfinals.
Oshawa Generals 4 @ Belleville Bulls 0
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 7-3-1-1, 3.48 GAA, .880 sv%, 1 SO
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 19 GP, 11-11-22, +1, 25 PIM
Belleville only managed 16 shots against Zadorâ€™s (former?) backup Kevin Bailie, who was getting his second straight start. The Bulls have been searching for offense as a whole all season.
Portland Winterhawks 5 @ Regina Pats 4 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 8-7-15, -8, 34 PIM
This was a good showing for the Pats against the leagueâ€™s top team. Portland needed a late goal to force overtime. Blue Jackets first round pick Ryan Johansen had a goal for Portland, his eighth of the year, and Islanders first rounder Nino Niederreiter went without a point against Regina. After a slow start, Ashton has 12 points in his last 10 games, including goals in his last two.