Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Rimouski Oceanic 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 5
W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 3-0-3, +3, 4 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit, *Second Star*
Season totals: 11 GP, 14-9-23, +5, 19 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM
Yan put up his third hat trick of the season in a 5-3 win over visiting Rimouski. Yan was second star to linemate Alexis D’Aoust, who had an empty-net goal and two primary assists on Yan goals. A Lightning 2015 third round pick, Yan is tied for the league-lead in goals with 14 with three other players despite playing four, six, and seven fewer games, respectively. D’Aoust leads the Cataractes in scoring with 26 points, just ahead of Yan. League preseason MVP candidate Anthony Beauvillier (NY Islanders) is fourth on the team with 20 points in 10 games.
Ontario Hockey League
Oshawa Generals 4 @ Hamilton Bulldogs 1
C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 14 GP, 3-7-10, -3, 5 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM
Anthony Cirelli had two assists Wednesday in Oshawa’s 4-1 road win over Hamilton. Cirelli has four points in his last two games.
Note: Saginaw’s Mitchell Stephens suffered a broken foot and is out indefinitely.
Western Hockey League
Lethbridge Hurricanes 5 @ Vancouver Giants 2
D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 0-4-4, -11, 8 PIM
With Vancouver: 1 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
With Calgary: 13 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM
Ben Thomas had an assist in his first game with the Vancouver Giants, coming over in a trade from Calgary earlier in the week. Thomas now has assists in two straight games. The trade to the Giants could be the spark and change of scenery needed to jump-start Thomas’ season. Vancouver is currently in the eighth spot in the Western Conference’s playoff race. Calgary was No. 6 in the East.