World Junior A Challenge
Canada East 4 vs. USA 6 (Gold Medal Game)
C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 1-0-1, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct)
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 6-0-6, 2 PIM
Jimmy Mullinâ€™s sixth goal of the tournament â€“ scored unassisted â€“ was the game-winner as the USA won gold at the World Junior A Challenge for the third consecutive year. Mullin scored the tie-breaking goal with just over 4 minutes left in the game. The U.S. would add an empty netter late. Mullin, who led all players in goals for the tournament, was named to the WJACâ€™s all-star team. USA defenceman Scott Mayfield was named MVP. Mullin will now return to Fargo of the USHL. (HockeyCanada.ca photo)
Canada West 3 vs. Switzerland 8 (Bronze Medal Game)
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, CW: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 7 GP, 0-2-2, 0 PIM
Switzerland continued their rise in international play with a commanding blowout win over the home side, Canada West, to win bronze. Oâ€™Donnell did not hit the scoresheet in the game and finished the tournament with two assists. West scored the gameâ€™s opening goal and led 2-1 in the second period before entering the third tied at 2. Switzerland then scored the gameâ€™s next 6 goals, including 4 in about 4 Â½ minutes. Oâ€™Donnell wonâ€™t have to travel to return to Penticton of the BCHL. Penticton served as host-city for the WJACs.
Moncton Wildcats 5 @ Gatineau Olympiques 1 (OT)
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM (cross checking, roughing), 0 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 21 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 16 PIM
Moncton scored with less than 30 seconds left in the game to tie it, then scored again in OT to win it.
Drummondville Voltigeurs 1 @ Montreal Juniors 5
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 13 GP, 0-6-6, +6, 2 PIM
Montreal is 9-1 in its last 10 games and pulled within 2 points of the Volts for first in the TELUS West Division.
Peterborough Petes 2 @ Oshawa Generals 3
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 19 saves on 21 shots.
Season Totals: 15 GP, 8-3-1-1, 3.37 GAA, .881 sv%, 1 SO
Zador made the most of what has become a rare opportunity to start, stopping all but 2 shots in a win over the Petes.