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Juniors Game Night: 10-31-14

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 3 @ Quebec Remparts 5

W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 12 GP, 10-9-19, +12, 12 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Quebec overcame three 1-goal deficits to extend their win streak to five games. Erne’s assist came on an empty net goal.

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 1

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 10 GP, 3-9-12, +1, 26 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

Sarnia won their second game in a row, 4-1 in snowy Sudbury. DeAngelo had a rare scoreless game.

Western Hockey League

Prince Albert Raiders 6 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 3

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 8-12-20, +8, 14 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Moose Jaw lots its fifth consecutive game, 6-3 at home to Prince Albert. Point continues to produce despite the Warriors’ woes, this time notching two assists. He had two goals in his previous game.

Calgary Hitmen 0 @ Swift Current Broncos 3

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 2-5-7, -1, 8 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Calgary was shut out at the former home of Joe Sakic, 3-0.

NCAA Game Night: 10-31-14

No. 6 Boston University Terriers 4 @ No. 9 Providence Friars 1

D John MacLeod, BU: 1-0-1, +3, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, +4, 4 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

After missing a game with an undisclosed injury, MacLeod (Daily Free Press photo) scored his first collegiate goal and point as the Terriers topped the Friars, 4-1. Jack Eichel had a goal and an assist for BU, who jumped up from No. 12 to No. 6 this past week.

No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1 @ No. 7 St. Cloud State Huskies 4

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 33 saves on 37 shots, 2 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 4-1-0, 2.40 GAA, .914 sv%, 1 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

SCSU gave No. 1 Minnesota more than they could handle, frustrating the Gophers and taking a 4-0 lead before Goldy got on the scoreboard. Wilcox took a high sticking penalty in the third period. One member of the Gophers media tweeted that it was the most upset he’s seen Wilcox in a game. It was Minnesota’s first loss of the season. The two teams square off again on Saturday in Mariuccia Arena.

*USCHO poll used

Crunch Stuggle on Special Teams, Fall to Americans 3-0


By Jeremy Houghtaling

For head coach Rob Zettler, it came down to a couple mental errors early.

The Crunch allowed a shorthanded goal on their first man-advantage and the Americans tallied a power play goal later in the first period, as Syracuse dropped its third-straight game to Rochester, 3-0, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

"Special teams were the difference," Zettler said. "They scored on the power play, we gave up one on our power play. The rest of the game I thought we were all over them."

AHL Game Night: 10-31-14 Americans at Crunch

Makarov bests old tandem-mate.

RCH-3
SYR-0

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals on 25 shots, dropping the decision to Andrey Makarov, who stopped all 38 he faced at the other end.

First Period
RCH Armia, (4) (Leduc, Makarov), 2:58 (SH)
RCH Leduc, (1) (Pysyk, Grigorenko), 19:02 (PP)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
RCH Varone, (4) (Adam, Samuels-Thomas), 7:42

It's rough to get shutout, but I'd say there were silver linings. They settled down after a rough First Period and outshot Rochester 25-11 the rest of the way. That's solid. They just couldn't crack Makarov, who can be impenetrable when he's on his game. Rochester is pretty loaded with high draft picks, too, so it's not like they were playing the sisters of the poor. They just really need to get some continuity and some bounces to go their way, and I think they'll be fine.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Liiga Game Day: 10-31-14

HPK 3 vs. Blues 4 (SO)
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 8 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Ex-Norfolk Admiral Bracken Kearns had a helper in Blues' 4-3 SO win over HPK. Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori also had a helper in defeat for HPK.

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