Ekaterinburg 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 26/27, 1.00 GAA, .963 sv%
Season totals: 12 GP, 9-1-1, 2 SO, 1.14 GAA, .955 sv%
Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 1 goal and 3 points to lead Metallurg to a 4-1 win over Ekaterinburg. Goaltender Vasily Koshechkin has only lost once in regulation so far this season.
Bratislava 3 vs. Dinamo Minsk 2 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, SO Win, 26/28, 1.85 GAA, .929 sv%
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-1-2, 0 SO, 2.08 GAA, .920 sv%
Jaroslav Janus was 2 for 2 in the shootout to lift Slovan to a 3-2 victory over Minsk. Minsk got a goal in the match from ex-Lightning forward Paul Szczechura who was stymied by Janus in his one attempt in the penalty shot session.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Shawinigan Cataractes 3 @ Quebec Remparts 6
W/C Adam Erne, QUE: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 2 Hits, 6 SOG, 10/10 FO, *Second Star*
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM
Erne made his 2014-2015 debut for the Remparts and was second star for scoring a goal and adding a pair of helpers. His goal was unassisted and came shorthanded. Quebec went 2-3 in the five games Erne was with the Lightning prior to the NHL club reassigning him to juniors. Erne can play in the AHL next season if he doesn’t make the NHL, but is too young this year. He is expected to have a huge season in Quebec City as long as he can stay healthy. He was a center last year for Quebec, but was listed as a left wing on the official scoresheet on Sunday. He did take 10 faceoffs, however, which was third-most on the team. Erne was one of three players wearing alternate captain’s A’s on Sunday for Quebec. He was an alternate captain last year.
Ontario Hockey League
Guelph Storm 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 1
W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: Did not play
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM
DiGiacinto did not play as he continues to serve a 5-game suspension received in Game 3 of last year’s playoffs vs London. DiGiacinto started a fight with London’s Gemel Smith as the two skated up the ice, which turned into a line brawl. London Coach and General Manager Mark Hunter compared the confrontation to the Todd Bertuzzi-Steve Moore incident and the OHL agreed, giving DiGiacinto a 5-game ban for “bullying.” He is now three games into his 5-game timeout.
Western Hockey League
Lethbridge Hurricanes 2 @ Calgary Hitmen 9
D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM
Calgary put three field goals on the board as they crushed Lethbridge, 9-2, on Sunday. Fourteen of the 17 skaters Calgary dressed had at least a point in the game. Thomas was not one of them.
Lipetsk 1 vs. Tyumen 2 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, Tyumen, DNP
Season totals (VHL), 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL), 6 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev did not dress for Tyumen in their 2-1 shootout win over Lipetsk. Ex-Lightning pick Albert Vishnyakov scored the only goal in the shootout session for the losing side, Lipetsk.
Western Hockey League
Saskatoon Blades 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 6
C Brayden Point, MJ: 3-0-3, +3, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 2 GP, 3-1-4, +3, 0 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM
Point registered a natural hat trick late in the game for his first goals of the year in a blowout win over visiting Saskatoon. Undrafted Canadiens camper Tanner Eberle was first star with two goals. The Warriors had lost their first three games by a combined 18-3 score.