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Juniors Game Night: 10-16-14

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Quebec Remparts 0 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4

W/C Adam Erne, QUE: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 0 SOG, 9/18 FO, 1 Hit
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-6-9, +5, 10 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Baie-Comeau limited the visiting Remparts to 18 shots while shutting them out, 4-0. This was the second time in six games this season Erne failed to register a point.

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 5 @ Peterborough Petes 3

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-5-5, E, 13 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, -2, 5 PIM
Season totals: 7 GP, 2-1-3, -7, 22 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

DeAngelo and fellow Lightning prospect Dominik Masin both had assists, but DeAngelo’s Sting beat Masin’s Petes, 5-3. DeAngelo was named first star of the game. Masin had a fight for the second consecutive game, this time against 5-11 center Patrick White. Sarnia, who finished dead last in the OHL last year at 17-44-2-5, improved to 4-3-1-0 on the year and into second place in the West Division. The Sting’s 3-game road trip this weekend continues on Friday in Oshawa. Peterborough fell to 1-4-1-0 for the season.

Saginaw Spirit 5 @ Windsor Spitfires 8

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: Did not play (suspended)
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 9 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

A game after allowing nine goals to Sarnia, the Spits responded with a snowman at home vs Saginaw. DiGiacinto continues to serve a suspension for starting a fight in the last five minutes of a game.

Ikonen Focused on Making More Memories


By Jeremy Houghtaling

It was a feeling Henri Ikonen couldn’t describe.

Representing Finland in the 2014 World Junior Championships and winning his homeland’s first gold medal since 1998 was a memory he will never forget.

To top it off, the Finns beat host (and rival) Sweden in overtime.

“It was an unbelievable experience,” Ikonen said. “The best two weeks of my life.”

With his professional career just getting started, Ikonen is hoping to make many more memories like the one he had in Sweden. But the Syracuse Crunch forward is taking it one step at a time.

“I just go to the rink every morning and do my best there,” Ikonen said.

Drouin To Make Pro Debut With Syracuse

The Tampa Bay Lightning have assigned forward Jonathan Drouin to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Drouin suffered a slight fracture in his right thumb and has been sidelined since mid-September.

Drouin, 19, skated in 46 games last season for the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, posting 29 goals and 108 points. He led the Mooseheads for assists (79) and points. The 5-foot-11, 178 pound forward also recorded 10 power-play goals and three shorthanded tallies. Drouin ranked third in the QMJHL for points and led the league for assists.

The Ste-Agathe, Quebec native appeared in seven games for Team Canada at the 2014 World Jr. Championships, collecting three goals and nine points. Drouin served as an alternate captain for the team. He also skated for Team Canada at the 2013 World Jr. Championships.

Drouin played in 128 career QMJHL games, all with Halifax, recording 77 goals and 242 points over three seasons. He won the Memorial Cup with Halifax in 2013 and led his team for assists and points during the QMJHL playoffs.

Drouin was drafted by Tampa Bay in the first round, third overall, at the 2013 NHL Draft.

BP Commentary: This will get Drouin back in game shape as he missed most of the preseason. Syracuse fans will get to see the top-rated prospect in hockey for at least two weekends. It's expected Drouin will play through the Crunch's 3-game roadie next weekend. We'll have nightly updates from Syracuse this weekend courtesy of our Syracuse writer, Jeremy Houghtaling.

Milan Moved
Defenseman Daniel Milan was assigned by the ECHL's Florida Everblades to the Wichita Thunder, formerly of the CHL, but now in the ECHL. This doesn't bode well for Milan getting another year on his contract, but Milan is a fighter. Literally and figuratively.

Juniors Game Night: 10-16-14

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 1 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4

C Cameron Darcy, CB: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 6/12 FO, 1 Hit
Season totals: 4 GP: 0-2-2, -2, 2 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

Cape Breton returned home from a lengthy road trip and defeated the visiting Titan, 4-1. Darcy is off to a slow start with two assists in four games, especially considering he led the Eagles in scoring last year with 82 points in 65 games. It’s not unusual for a “disappointed” prospect to return to juniors and take a few weeks before hitting his stride again. Darcy was hoping for a pro contract this fall. The Lightning/Crunch sent him back to juniors to get bigger while receiving more ice time than he would have received in the AHL.

Western Hockey League

Prince Albert Raiders 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 5

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-7-11, +7, 6 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Brayden Point had a goal and a helper as the Warriors skated to 3-0 and 5-1 leads to easily dispose of the visiting Raiders by a final score of 5-3. Point was named first star.

The BoltProspects Podcast, Volume 3

This week's edition of the BoltProspects Podcast (now on Lightning Radio's iHeart station) includes the following topics:

· Lightning early season review
· Jonathan Drouin, Coming #Soon?
· BP Mailbag (Connolly vs Vladdy, Morrow vs Panik, Zettler's hot seat, Next prospect star?)
· Weekly prospect review

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