Ottawa 67â€™s 4 @ Oshawa Generals 3
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 22 saves on 26
Season Totals: 4-1-0-0, 3.61 GAA, .894 sv%
Zador got a confidence boost when Coach/GM Chris DePiero put him right back in net after Zador was pulled in his previous game. Zador wasnâ€™t great, however, and suffered his first (technically) loss of the year against the 67â€™s despite the Gens outshooting Ottawa 36-26. This is a crucial time for Zador, who struggled mightily with consistency last season. If he can right this quickly, it could go a long way to him getting a contract this spring. If he continues to ride the roller coaster, the uphill climb to a contract gets steeper.
Prince George Cougars 7 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 8
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 8 GP, 6-5-11, -1, 2 PIM
Connolly, who has at least a point in all 8 games this year, scored the gameâ€™s first 2 goals, but the Cougars would later blow a 6-3 third period lead in 6 minutes and eventually have to tie the game to send it to overtime. The Oil Kings won it in the extra session.
Fargo Force 2 @ Cedar Rapids Roughriders 5
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM (roughing), 4 SOG
Season Totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 2 PIM
Mullin (pictured) had his first multipoint USHL game, though it came in a losing effort. The Miami-Ohio commit leads Fargo in goals and is tied for the points lead after three games.
Montreal Juniors 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 3 (SO)
D Charles Landry, MTL: Did not play.
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM
Landry has missed Montrealâ€™s last three games.
Belleville Bulls 4 @ Sarnia Sting 3
C Richard Panik, BEL: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 7 GP, 5-5-10, +2, 11 PIM
Panik earned his second First Star of the season after a three point night. This is exactly what the Lightning want to see from Panik at the junior level â€“ lighting up the scoreboard. Panik has all the skills to be an elite forward at this level.
Brampton Battalion 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-4-5, +3, 0 PIM
Owen Sound was outshot 13-4 in the third period, but one of those shots - Cameron Brace's first OHL goal - went in for the game winner.
Prince George Cougars 5 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 7 GP, 4-5-9, -2, 2 PIM
Connolly has at least a point in all seven games this season. He scored the gameâ€™s opening goal Saturday.
O'Donnell has a big night ... Connolly, Ashton score ... Schemitsch a PPGer ... Zador struggles.
Trail Smoke Eaters 4 @ Penticton Vees 6
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 2-0-2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 12 GP, 5-3-8, 6 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell (pictured) scored his second goal of the game early in the third period to break a 3-3 tie and send the Vees to victory. This was his first 2-goal game in the BCHL.
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (goaltender interference), 1 SOG
Season Totals: 8 GP, 1-3-4, +4, 2 PIM
Janosik was credited with three hits in the game.
Sarnia Sting 5 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2
D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 7 PIM (Instigator, fighting vs. Garrett Hooey, 10 min. misc.)
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 16 PIM
Beukeboom is still looking for his first point of the season. The Soo captain has two fights, however. Beukeboom jumped Hooey after Hooey laid an open ice check on a Soo player. As a result of Beukeboom's actions, the Soo unsuccessfully tried to kill off a seven-minute power play. The Greyhounds were outshot 40-25, including 18-5 in the second period.
Barrie Colts 5 @ Belleville Bulls 3
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 5 GP, 4-3-7, E, 7 PIM
The Bulls had an early 2-0 lead, but couldnâ€™t make it last. Panik had his third multi-point game of the season. Panik is one point behind Andy Bathgate for the team lead in scoring.
Red Deer Rebels 6 @ Regina Pats 5 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, E, 22 PIM (instigator, fighting x2 vs. Petrovic, Grayson, game misc.)
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-1-2, E, 31 PIM
Ashton was kicked out of the game late in the second period after his second fight. Red Deer scored three times in the third period, and once in overtime to win. Against Grayson, Ashton came to the defense of a teammate who had been checked from behind. The Pats are now 1-4-1 on the year.
Prince George Cougars 6 @ Kootenay Ice 3
RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-3-3, +2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 5 GP, 2-5-7, -2, 0 PIM
Connollyâ€™s point streak extended to five games as the Cougars handed Kootenay a home loss with the game's final three goals. Two of his three assists came in the third period. Connolly leads the Cougars in scoring five games into the year.
Tri-City Americans 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 5
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-0-1, +6, 11 PIM
Saskatoon outshot TC 47-27. Their five wins are tied for tops in the WHL (Red Deer).