NA Juniors Game Results

  • 3 years 14 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Quebec Remparts @ Victoriaville Tigres 5 (OT)

    D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 34 GP, 0-5-5, -14, 31 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Milan made his Victoriaville debut, which ended up to be an overtime win for the Tigres over the league’s top team. Blackhawks 2011 first rounder Phillip Danault, who just signed an entry level contract with Chicago this week, scored the overtime winner. Victoriaville, who acquired Milan earlier this week from Moncton for two younger players, has revamped their backline and are still rumored to be after Moncton captain Brandon Gormley.

    QMJHL Note: Lightning prospect Adam Janosik of Gatineau is with Team Slovakia at the U20 World Junior Championships in Alberta.

    OHL

    London Knights 6 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-4-4, +2, *Second Star*
    Season Totals: 34 GP, 17-27-44, +12, 28 PIM

    Namestnikov played his first game since being cut from Team Russia for what turned out to be a lower body injury that kept him out of the Knights’ next three games. He was named second star because former Lightning camper Seth Griffith had a goal and three assists for First Star. Griffith and Namestnikov continue to produce well together – something some Lightning fans would like to see in the future with the big club. This was the second four-assist game for Namestnikov in his last five contests.

  • 3 years 14 weeks ago

    5th/6th Place Game
    Czech Republic 5 @ Slovakia 2
    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Tournament totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM

    Lightning prospect Adam Janosik was named Slovakia's best player in their 5-2 loss to Czech Republic. He was scoreless and took a minor for cross-checking in the match. He finishes the tournament, his final U20 World Junior Championships, with a respectable even rating.

    Tomorrow will be the final matches of the tournament. Canada and Finland will square off in the Bronze Medal Game and Sweden and Russia will settle matters in the Gold Medal Game.

  • 3 years 15 weeks ago

    Semifinals
    Canada 5 @ Russia 6
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 6 GP, 2-5-7, +5, 2 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 6 GP, 2-3-5, +7, 6 PIM

    Brett Connolly, Canada, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 5-1-6, +4, 4 PIM

    In the mother of all Semifinals, Russia streaked out to a 6-1 lead early in the third period, and then held on by a fingernail in the face of 4 unanswered Canadian goals for the 6-5 victory. Nikita Kucherov's tap in goal as the trailer on a 3-on-1 ended up being the game winning goal in the match. Nikita Nesterov also contributed a power play goal for the Russians on a first period one timer from the point that was deflected in off a Canadian defender's stick. Lightning forward Brett Connolly scored the second Lightning prospect goal in the game as the extra attacker on a play where Nikita Nesterov was about to be sent off on a minor penalty. Connolly ripped a short side wrister for the goal that was Canada's only through 40 minutes. The most bizarre move of the match came when Russian coach Valeri Bragin's decided to lift Andrei Vasilevski after he stopped 44 of 49 shots for the Russians, but backup Andrei Makarov stopped 7 of 7 the rest of the way to secure the win, seemingly against all odds.

    Connolly looked to be Canada's strongest player in the match. He had what was perhaps Canada's best chance to tie the game on a rebound off a shot that hit the post which he was unable to lift over Makarov's pads. Kucherov had some dangerous moments as a playmaker on what was Russia's de facto second line. He looked to be an extremely creative passer with superlative puckhandling skills that were among the best on display by both teams tonight. Nesterov, for his part, took a late second period penalty for interference that likely wasn't his and looked somewhat outclassed by the Canadians' speed and strength. Still, it's hard to complain about the Lightning prospect hat trick of goals.

    Russia moves on to play Sweden in the Gold Medal match on Thursday. Sweden advanced to the Finals with a dramatic 3-2 shootout win over the rival Finns earlier in the night on the strength of a Max Friberg game tying goal with 1:44 left in regulation followed up by Friberg's winning shootout goal. Recall, Friberg scored the game tying goal with 40 seconds left in regulation against the Russians in the final game of the Preliminary Round to earn Sweden their bye in the Quarterfinals of the Medal Round. The Ducks fifth rounder is suddenly looking like a living legend for the Swedes.

    Canada will play in the Bronze Medal match against the Finns on Thursday, as well.

  • 3 years 15 weeks ago

    Quarterfinals
    Finland 8 @ Sloavkia 5
    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Wild first rounder Mikael Granlund had 1 goal and 4 points to help lead Finland to an 8-5 win over Slovakia. His brother Markus, a Flames second rounder, chipped in 2 goals and 3 points, as well. Lightning prospect Adam Janosik was an admirable +2 despite his team giving up a snowman in the contest. He also had a secondary assist on a power play goal by Red Wings fourth rounder Marek Tvrdon with 30 seconds left in the first period. Slovakia will finish their tournament in the 5th/6th Place Game on Wednesday against (spoiler alert) Czech Republic.

    Russia 2 @ Czech Republic 1 (OT)
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 1-5-6, +7, 2 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 1-3-4, +8, 4 PIM

    Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov assisted on defenseman Grigori Zheldakov's overtime goal to lift Russia to a 2-1 Quarterfinals victory over Czech Republic. Kucherov was on the ice after leaving the box following Russia's kill of a high sticking minor. The game featured an epic goaltending battle between Wings fifth rounder Petr Mrazek, who stopped 43 of 45 in defeat, and draft eligible 17 year old goaltender Andrei Vasilevski, who stopped 38 of 39 he faced. Russia moves on to the Semifinals to face Canada in what should be an epic battle between two of the world's great hockey powers on Tuesday.

    Sweden will face Finland in a battle of Scandinavian rivals to determine which of the two will move on to the Finals to face the winner of Canada vs. Russia.

  • 3 years 15 weeks ago

    OHL

    London Knights 3 @ Sarnia Sting 0

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 17-23-40, +10, 28 PIM

    Namestnikov missed his third straight game due to a lower body injury. 2012 draft eligible goalie Michael Houser was First Star for the Knights, stopping all 36 shots he faced. London was outshot 36-19 in the game.

    Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Oshawa Generals 4

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM (interference)
    Season Totals: 26 GP, 0-10-10, +2, 18 PIM

    Schemitsch (pictured) had his first multi-point regular season game since October 30 of 2010, but the Attack couldn’t top the Gens in Oshawa. He had two assists in a playoff game last year. Oshawa’s Christian Thomas, son of Lightning staffer and former NHLer Steve Thomas, had a goal and an assist for First Star honors.

  • 3 years 15 weeks ago

    USHL

    Omaha Lancers 0 @ Tri-City Storm 3

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 34 saves on 34 shots, *First Star*
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 7 GP, 3-4-0, 2.85 GAA, .919 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Wilcox (pictured) won his second straight game after a four-game losing streak, shutting out Omaha 3-0 at home. This was his first shutout with Tri-City. He had two with Green Bay before being traded. Wilcox is playing like Tri-City expected when they acquired the Lightning’s 2011 sixth round pick and future Minnesota Golden Gopher.

    QMJHL

    St. John Sea Dogs 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 5

    D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (tripping), 0 SOG, 2 Hits
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Milan broke a personal 14 game scoreless streak with a secondary assist Saturday night. scoreless streak hit 14 games in the loss. St. John is two points behind Patrick Roy’s Quebec Remparts for the league’s top point total. At 18-19-3-0 Moncton pulled back within one game of .500. They won just their second game in their past 10 contests.

  • 3 years 15 weeks ago

    Preliminary Round
    Slovakia 6 @ Switzerland 4
    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

    Thanks in part to 4 assists by Red Wings draft pick Tomas Jurco, the Slovakians overcame a pair of 2 goal deficits to beat Switzerland 6-4 and punch their ticket to the medal round. Lightning prospect Adam Janosik was +2 in the match. Slovakia moves on to face Finland in the Quarterfinals on Monday. Switzerland falls into the Relegation bracket against Denmark, also on Monday.

    Canada 3 @ USA 2
    Brett Connolly, Canada, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 4-1-5, +5, 4 PIM

    Canada held off a furious US comeback to scrape by the Americans 3-2. Brett Connolly's first period goal ended up being the game winner. Credit to the already Relegation Round saddled US side for not caving after falling down 3-0 in the first and giving Canada all they could handle. Canada earns a bye to the Semifinals on Tuesday. The US draws Latvia on Tuesday, and I suspect will cut a wide swath of destruction through the loser's bracket.

    Russia 3 @ Sweden 4 (OT)
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 1-4-5, +6, 0 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 1-3-4, +7, 4 PIM

    Whereas a 3 goal third period lead is a death sentence in pro hockey, it's not quite so in junior hockey. Ducks draft pick Max Friberg scored an extra attacker goal to cap a 3 goal third period comeback for the Swedes and Blackhawks draft pick Joakim Nordstrom scored the overtime winner in their thrilling 4-3 win over Russia. Sweden clinches a bye to the Semis with the win. Russia now faces a Quarterfinal match with the Czech Republic on Monday. Lightning prospects Nikita Nesterov and Nikita Kucherov, who were on the ice for Friberg's goal, took their first minuses of the tournament. Swedish coach Roger Ronnberg perhaps deserves considerable credit for a Steve Ludzik-like goalie switch just before the goal to get a cheap timeout after burning his official timeout earlier in the game. It was a blast from the past for older Lightning fans.

  • 3 years 15 weeks ago

    USHL

    Sioux City Musketeers 3 @ Tri-City Storm 4

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 33 saves on 36 shots
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 6 GP, 2-4-0, 3.32 GAA, .906 sv%, 0 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Wilcox played for the first time since December 9 and broke a four-game losing streak by beating Sioux City, 4-3. Wilcox had lost the No.1 job to Phoenix Copley, but Copley was shelled Wednesday night giving Wilcox an opening Friday.

    QMJHL

    Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 2 (OT)

    D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (holding), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 0-4-4, -12, 29 PIM

    Milan’s scoreless streak hit 14 games in the loss.

    QMJHL Note: Lightning prospect Adam Janosik of Gatineau is with Team Slovakia at the U20 World Junior Championships in Alberta.

    OHL

    Sarnia Sting 3 @ London Knights 7

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 17-23-40, +10, 28 PIM

    After Namestnikov was a surprise cut by Team Russia at the World Junior tournament, rumors started swirling he was injured when trying to make the team though nothing had been announced. Friday was the second straight game for London that Namestnikov has missed due to a “lower body injury,” giving those rumors some credibility. Speaking of credibility, it’s a lot easier to handle Namestnikov – a first round pick of the Lightning in 2011 – not making the team due to an injury than not being good enough. On Friday, Lightning camper Seth Griffith had a hat trick for the Knights. He also added an assist. Griffith (pictured) now has 29 goals and 50 points in 35 games.

    Owen Sound Attack 1 @ Kitchener Rangers 4

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 0-8-8, +1, 16 PIM

    Schemitsch couldn’t string together two straight games with an assist and Owen Sound couldn’t beat the Rangers at the Aud in Kitchener on Friday, losing 4-1. Schemitsch had an assist Wednesday in a 2-1 loss to Niagara.

  • 3 years 15 weeks ago

    Preliminary Round
    Sweden 9 @ Slovakia 1
    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM

    Undrafted Erik Thorell, who plays for Farjestads in the Elitserien, had 2 goals and 3 points to lead Sweden in a 9-1 thumping of Slovakia. Lightning prospect Adam Janosik had his worst day at the WJC's in nearly two years going -3 in the match. The blue liner has emerged as a pillar of strength for the Slovaks in recent junior tournaments, but the whole team struggled today. The Slovakians now will play Switzerland on Saturday in a match that will likely determine whether they go through to the Medal Round.

  • 3 years 15 weeks ago

    Preliminary Round
    Denmark 2 @ Canada 10
    Brett Connolly, Canada, 1-1-2, +3, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 3-1-4, +4, 4 PIM

    Brett Connolly had a shorthanded goal and an even strength assist as the Canadians punished Denmark for showing up to the building 10-2. Connolly also took an undisciplined third period penalty for cross checking. Canada wraps up their Preliminary Round on Saturday against Team USA.

    Latvia 0 @ Russia 14
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 0-3-3, +5, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-4-5, +7, 0 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 1-2-3, +5, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-3-4, +8, 2 PIM

    If the Canadians set the standard Thursday night for unrelenting butt whippings, the Russians quickly rewrote it in breaking former breakaway republic Latvia 14-0. Nikita Gusev, the longtime line mate of Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov, had 2 goals and 7 points in the match and still wasn't the team's leading scorer. That distinction went to captain Yevgeni Kuznetsov's "Kuznetztrick" stat line of 3-6-9. For their parts, Lightning representatives Nikita Kucherov and Nikita Nesterov contributed a combined 1 goal and 6 points to the rout. Russia finishes their last prelim on Saturday versus Sweden.

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