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CHL Game Night: 1-17-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 7

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 41 GP, 27-11-38, +8, 62 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 30 GP, 26-24-50, +25, 29 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Joseph moved within one game of the Saint John record for consecutive games with a point as his two assists extended his streak to 21.

Halifax Mooseheads 5 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 (SO)

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 10/20 FO, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 38 GP, 9-16-25, -11, 22 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Halifax scored twice in the late third to send the game to overtime, which went scoreless. The Mooseheads won in a shootout.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 1 @ Kamloops Blazers 4

C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 32 GP, 22-26-48, +4, 35 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Win, 24 saves on 25 shots
Season Totals: 25 GP, 15-9-1-0, 2.08 GAA, .936 sv%, 2 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Ingram made his return to the Kamloops lineup after playing with Canada at the WJC’s, then a short vacation home. He lost his shutout mid-way through the third period but picked up the win over Brett Howden and Moose Jaw, 4-1.

NCAA Game Night: 1-16-17

No. 3 Boston University Terriers 3 @ No. 10 Boston College Eagles 0

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 18 GP, 0-4-4, +7, 16 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 26 GP, 1-1-2, -4, 26 PIM

Jake Oettinger (2017) stopped all 34 shots he faced to lead BU to a win over rival BC, 3-0. It was a 1-0 game until the final minute of regulation when BU scored on the power play, then into an empty net. Minnesota prospect Jordan Greenway had two assists for the Terriers.

NHL Game Day: 1-16-17 Lightning at Kings

Lightning stave off Kings even with Hedman ill.

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Ben Bishop just allowed 1 goal on 32 shots for the victory. His puckhandling gaffe turned out to be the only goal he allowed. That's how you overcome a mistake in style: with perfection and a trove of situational saves.

First Period
8:33 LAK Clifford (3), (unassisted)
14:33 TB Johnson (13), (Drouin, Witkowski)

Second Period
18:47 TB Boyle (11), (Filppula, Kucherov)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Jonathan Drouin and Anton Stralman were the game's first and second stars.

The Lightning showed a lot of grit under the gun of a lot of adversity when an ill Victor Hedman tapped out of the game in the pregame warmups. The Lightning got big minutes from Andrej Sustr and Nikita Nesterov to try to make up the difference, and they put in an inspired effort with their hustle and tenacity against the bigger, stronger Kings club.

Luke Witkowski had a helper and was +1 with 7 penalty minutes and 3 hits in 10:05. He did his job today setting the tone with a monster hit early in the game and then answering the bell to drop the gloves in an ensuing altercation. He got their minds right for what they needed to do in this game.

Gabriel Dumont had 4 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 9:56.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Crunch Defeat League-Leading Penguins


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Even with multiple players making their Crunch season debut, Syracuse found a way to pull out the win.

The Crunch, whose lineup included four players on professional tryout agreements and a defenseman on one of the top forward lines, had four different players score in a 4-1 victory over the AHL-leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pengiuns at the Onondaga County War Memorial Monday.

“Whoever is in the lineup, we just have to play very hard,” Syracuse alternate captain Yanni Gourde said. “We know these guys are coming to play. They’re on a PTO and trying out for our team, so we know they’re coming to play and they did a good job today.”

AHL Game Day: 1-16-17 Penguins at Crunch

Crunch make a statement against the league's best.

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Adam Wilcox allowed 1 goal on 32 shots for the victory. High quality victory for Wilcox after leaving the game against Toronto early with a minor injury.

First Period
10:57 SYR Gourde (12), (Walcott)
14:54 SYR Walcott (2), (Taormina, Pacan)(PP)

Second Period
6:42 SYR Koekkoek (1), (Pacan)
14:27 WBS Rowney (8), (Simon, Prow)

Third Period
17:05 SYR Peca (6), (Richard, Brodeur)(EN)

Daniel Walcott, Wilcox, and Mathieu Brodeur were the game's three stars. A defenseman by trade, necessity has again moved Walcott to forward for the present and he has shown some ability in the role. Perhaps a discussion needs to take place with young Mr. Walcott that begins with the question, "Have you ever heard of Ben Clymer?"

Syracuse regains the top spot in the North Division with the victory, 1 point clear of Albany with 2 games in hand on the Devils.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

MHL Game Day: 1-15-17 and 1-16-17

1-15-17
Yaroslavl Jr. 8 vs. Mytischi Jr. 2
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 50 PIM

2018 draft eligible Griogri Denisenko had 2 goals and 3 points in Loko Jr's 8-2 drubbing of Mytischi Jr. The 16 year old had 61 points in 29 games last year for Loko's U17 program.

1-16-17
Yaroslavl Jr. 6 vs. Mytischi Jr. 1
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 52 PIM

Denisenko complete the two game set against Mytischi Jr. with 1 goal and 1 assist in Loko Jr.'s 6-1 win. He now has 17 points in 21 MHL games this season. Oleg Sosunov took a minor for cross checking in the victory.

CHL Game Night: 1-15-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 7 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 6

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 40 GP, 27-10-37, +8, 62 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 29 GP, 26-22-48, +24, 29 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Joseph had three points to move his point streak to 20 games. He’s two off the Sea Dogs record. His goal, scored at 14:17 of the third period, cut the Eagles’ lead to 7-6, but they couldn’t get any closer.

Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ Halifax Mooseheads 2

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 13/24 FO, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 37 GP, 9-16-25, -10, 22 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Likely 2017 top-3 pick Nico Hischier had two goals to give him 30 for the season, but the Mooseheads lost, 3-2.

Shawinigan Cataractes 2 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 3

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 39 GP, 28-22-50, +17, 42 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Yan’s scoreless streak is now at four games, which is twice as long as his previous scoreless streak this season.

Ontario Hockey League

Erie Otters 1 @ Kitchener Rangers 2

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 9/14 FO
Season Totals: 29 GP, 13-23-36, +19, 8 PIM
With Erie: 4 GP, 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM
With Oshawa: 26 GP, 13-21-34, +18, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 6 SOG
Season Totals: 32 GP, 26-42-68, +41, 19 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Panthers prospect Adam Mascherin had two assists to extend his league-lead in the points race. The 5-9 Florida second rounder (2016) has 27 goals and 73 points in 41 games for the Rangers.

London Knights 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3 (OT)

W Mitchell Stephens, LDN: 0-0-0, +E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 5/5 FO
Season Totals: 25 GP, 11-16-27, +15, 14 PIM
With London: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
With Saginaw: 22 GP, 11-15-26, +13, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 9 SOG
Season: 41 GP, 20-17-37, +7, 28 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

Zach Senyshyn (Bruins) had his fifth hat trick of the season as the Soo beat London, 3-2, in a battle of Western Conference heavies. Katchouk led all players with nine shots on goal. Mitchell Stephens, who has been playing center for London since coming over from Saginaw, only took five faceoffs. There aren’t any reports of an injury, so he may have been on the wing.

KHL Game Day: 1-15-17

St. Petersburg 6 vs. Novosibirsk 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 47 GP, 21-40-61, +35, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev potted his 21st goal of the season, matching his career high, and added power play and even strength helpers in garbage time in the Third Period in SKA's commanding 6-2 win over Novosibirsk. Gusev played 17:13 in the match. Gusev sits in 4th in the KHL in points and assists and second in plus-minus. Linemate Evgeny Dadonov also contributed 2 goals and 1 point to SKA's cause.

CHL Game Night: 1-14-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 1 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 38 GP, 28-22-50, +18, 42 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Yan’s scoreless streak hit three games. Shawinigan started the game tied with Rouyn-Noranda for the league lead in points. They finished two points behind, tied with Saint John and Blainville-Boisbriand.

Ontario Hockey League

Flint Firebirds 3 @ Erie Otters 4 (SO)

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 14/22 FO
Season Totals: 28 GP, 13-23-36, +20, 8 PIM
With Erie: 3 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 0 PIM
With Oshawa: 26 GP, 13-21-34, +18, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 31 GP, 26-42-68, +41, 17 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Cirelli (pictured with Canada) took 22 faceoffs, one more than No. 1 center Dylan Strome. He had been taking the third-most amount of faceoffs, so his responsibility is growing with his new team. He has an assist in all three games with Erie. Raddysh continues to dent the scoresheet and is approaching 70 points on the year. His career high is 73. Neither Cirelli nor Raddysh participated in the shootout, won by a Strome goal.

Kingston Frontenacs 4 @ Peterborough Petes 3

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 14/19 FO
Season Totals: 40 GP, 12-19-31, -6, 18 PIM
With Petes: 3 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 4 PIM
With Niagara: 37 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 34 GP, 5-16-21, +3, 35 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Kingston completed a 2-game weekend sweep of Peterborough with a close win Saturday. The Fronts are two spots behind the Petes on the Eastern Conference table.

London Knights 4 @ Saginaw Spirit 3

W Mitchell Stephens, LDN: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 11/20 FO
Season Totals: 24 GP, 11-16-27, +15, 14 PIM
With London: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
With Saginaw: 22 GP, 11-15-26, +13, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

Stephens had his first point in a Knights uniform, earning an assist Saturday. He didn’t have to wait at all to face his former team as his first two games against the club he captained were in a home-and-home set. London won both games.

Western Hockey League

Red Deer Rebels 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 4

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 38 GP: 3-17-20, -6, 47 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

The Blades scored three times in the third period to turn a deficit into a win. Hajek assisted on the empty-net insurance marker in the final seconds.

Moose Jaw Warriors 0 @ Victoria Royals 3

C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 31 GP, 22-25-47, +5, 35 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Griffen Outhouse (undrafted) stopped all 36 shots he faced to shutout the visiting Warriors on Vancouver Island. Moose Jaw is four points behind Regina for the East Division lead. The Pats have four games in hand.

Vancouver Giants 3 @ Kamloops Blazers 6

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Did not play
Season Totals: 24 GP, 14-9-1-0, 2.12 GAA, .935 sv%, 2 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Ingram did not dress for the game as he’s at home in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, on a post-WJC break.

NCAA Game Night: 1-14-17

No. 12 Vermont Catamounts 1 @ Providence Friars 4

C Ross Colton, UVM: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 23 GP, 9-9-18, E, 20 PIM

The Friars got a split of their weekend series with UVM by beating the Catamounts 4-1 Saturday. Colton was 1+2 in the series.

No. 6 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 2 @ UMass Minutemen 1

C Ryan Lohin, UML: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 23 GP, 4-9-13, +1, 6 PIM

Lohin (pictured) had a goal and an assist to help No. 5 UML to a win over UMass. The River Hawks outshot UMass, 37-15. Lohin tied for the team lead in shots.

Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 4 @ Colorado College Tigers 2

D Kristian Oldham, UNO: Did not play
Season Totals: 9 GP, 5-2-1, 3.18 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO

Oldham was backup Saturday as UNO got a weekend sweep of Colorado College.

Michigan Wolverines 2 @ No. 9 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, UMN: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 19 GP, 2-3-5, +9, 27 PIM

Zuhlsdorf had an assist in Minnesota’s second straight win over Michigan in as many nights.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

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