Trail Smoke Eaters 3 @ Penticton Vees 6
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-2-2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-14-23, 8 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell earned Second Star for the second straight game and now has 5 points in 2 games since playing for Canada West at the WJACs. After a slow start, heâ€™s up to a point-per-game pace for the Vees.
Belleville Bulls 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 8
C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM (holding stick)
Season totals: 22 GP, 12-12-24, -2, 31 PIM
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM
Panik is still more than a point-per-gamer, even though he has â€œjustâ€ 7 points in his last 12 games. Schemitsch missed his third game due to an â€œupper body injury.â€ Heâ€™s listed as day-to-day. Belleville had leads of 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 in this game before the Attack exploded for a snowman.
Team WHL 6 vs. Team Russia 7 (SO)
RW Carter Ashton, WHL: 1-0-1, 2 PIM (slashing)
The WHL scored the gameâ€™s first 3 goals, but allowed its last 3 and eventually lost in a shootout. Russia is now 3-2 in the Canada-Russia Subway Super Series after sweeping the Q and being swept in Ontario. Omskâ€™s Sergei Kalinin (1+2, undrafted) was player of the game for Russia, while Prince Albertâ€™s Brandon Herrod (1+0, undrafted) won the WHLâ€™s award. Lightning prospect Brett Connolly will serve as an alternate captain for the WHL in their final game against Russia in Connollyâ€™s hometown of Prince George on Thursday. He didnâ€™t play in Wednesdayâ€™s game in Kamloops. Ashton, who scored the game's first goal in Wednesday's game, will not play in Prince George.