Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 2
C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 28 GP, 13-23-36, +13, 50 PIM
Our reigning Prospect of the Week, Cedric Paquette extended his point streak to five games with an assist in a loss to the Volts on the NHL Network. He took 30 of the team’s 66 faceoffs, winning 18 of them. He saw extensive time in the first period during an extended power play, firing several shots on goal. He also had a big hit on the forecheck that sent a Volt to the training room.
Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 1
D Artem Sergeev, VDO: Did not play
Season totals: 29 GP, 5-18-23, +9, 24 PIM
Artem Sergeev left his 8-game point streak in Quebec and left for his native Russia to represent his country at the upcoming World Junior Championships. He is one of four Lightning prospects on the team, joining Andrei Vasilevskiy, Nikita Nesterov, and Nikita Kucherov.
Ontario Hockey League
Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Brampton Battalion 4
D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 2-10-12, -5, 26 PIM
Brampton won its second-straight game and seventh in its past 10 games, downing visiting Kingston, 4-1. After a hot streak, Blujus is scoreless in his last five games. Backup goaltender Brandon Hope stopped 42 of 45 shots and all three shootout attempts he faced to win the game’s first star award for the Attack.
Plymouth Whalers 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 3 (SO)
D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-7-9, +2, 31 PIM
Jake Dotchin got his name on the scoresheet for the fourth time in his last five games with an assist in Owen Sound’s shootout victory over the Whalers on Wednesday. The Attack have won 5-straight games and are one point behind London for first in the Midwest Division.
Peterborough Petes 2 @ Belleville Bulls 3 (OT)
D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 4-18-22, -24, 20 PIM
Slater Koekkoek had his 4-game point streak snapped in a close loss in Belleville. This was Koekkoek’s first game since being left off the invite list for Canada’s World Junior Selection Camp. It’s not a huge surprise that he wasn’t on the roster considering, due to injury, he wasn’t on Canada’s initial radar. We expect Koekkoek to be a big part of Canada’s WJC representation next year.