Tokarski performed well after replacing division rival Chet Pickard at the halfway point of the game. He would allow John Tavares' second and third goals of the game.
Tyrell lined up on a checking unit with big Rimouski center Patrice Cormier (New Jersey) and Atlanta prospect Angelo Esposito. Known as a scorer for the Montreal Juniors, TSN reported Esposito was being tried in a two-way role next to shut-down expert Cormier and the defensive savvy Tyrell.
CHL: Scoresheet sightings for Courtnall, Barberio, DeCoste, and Witkowski ...
Victoria Grizzlies 5 @ Nanaimo Clippers 1
W Justin Courtnall , VIC: 1-1-2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 35 GP, 10-27-37, 60 PIM
Fargo Force 3 @ Des Moines Buccaneers 5
D Luke Witkowski , FAR: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (delay of game), 1 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 2-2-4, +3, 57 PIM
Moncton Wildcats 3 @ PEI Rocket 1
D Mark Barberio , MCT: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 8-15-23, +14, 18 PIM
Barberioâ€™s goal came on the power play.
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 1
D Michael Ward , LEW: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 4-12-16, E, 46 PIM
Brampton Battalion 2 @ Sudbury Wolves 3
W Kyle DeCoste , BRA: 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 5-6-11, -12, 29 PIM
DeCoste broke a six game scoreless streak with a late power play assist. He saw more ice time this game due to the absences of star centers Cody Hodgson (Vancouver) and Matt Duchene (2009), who are at Canadaâ€™s WJC selection camp. Unfortunately, that extra ice time didnâ€™t do his plus/minus stat any favors. DeCosteâ€™s minus-12 rating is 6 points worse than anyone else on the Battalion roster.
Chilliwack Bruins 3 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 1
G Torrie Jung , EDM: Loss, 17 saves on 20 shots
Season totals: 18 GP, 8-7-0-3, 2.77 GAA, .906 sv%, 2 shutouts
Of note: Tokarski's backup, James Reid, notched a First Star 1-0 shutout of Seattle Friday night in Dustin's absence. Meanwhile, Tyrell's undermanned Cougars defeated Portland in overtime.