N.A. Juniors Game Night: 2/10

QMJHL
Lewiston MAINEiacs 4 @ P.E.I. Rocket 2
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 shots on goal

WHL
Spokane Chiefs 0 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 2
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Win, shutout, stopped 25 of 25 shots, *First Star*

Seattle clinched a playoff spot with the win. Helenius has won 7 straight starts and has shutouts in 2 of his last 3. He has 3 shutouts on the year. Helenius and his backup, Jacob DeSerres, have combined for 3 shutouts in the T-Birds' last 4 games and 2 in a row. This is the first time in 7 games Seattle has beaten Spokane. They will play again today (Monday).

Everett Silvertips 2 @ Kamloops Blazers 1 (OT)
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM

Prince George Cougars 2 @ Vancouver Giants 4
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM

Vancouver outshot PG 50-19, including a 24-2 after one period.

Stat update coming Tuesday.

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Helenius and the Seattle Thunderbirds

I tried to post a message last night about this game, but I was not sure how to post new stuff. Anyway, I had said that Helenius played a good game and made the stops when he had to. I honestly did not think he was tested a whole lot until the last two and a half minutes where he was called upon to stop four or five quality shots. I had also mentioned in my attempted post that he reminds me a lot of Karri Ramo. I have been a season ticket holder for the Springfield Falcons since the 1984 - 1985 season and had the opportunity to watch Ramo play. Now I am living in Washington and Helenius loves that glove as much as Ramo does! I just wish he would not play so deep in the net though. I will continue to follow the Thunderbirds and will report my thoughts on Helenius and all Tampa prospects.

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