N.A. Juniors Game Night: 2/12
Kootenay Ice 1 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 7
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 2-0-2, +3, 10 PIM (misconduct)
Mitch Fadden scored his 27th and 28th goals of the year as Lethbridge scored 5 first period goals and coasted to a 7-1 win over Kootenay. Zach Boychuk had a goal and 3 assists to earn First Star honors for the 'Canes.
Lethbridge, who clinched a playoff spot with the win, has been posting QMJHL-like numbers lately, averaging more than 5 goals per game in their last 7 contests.
From Greg Drinnan of the Kamloops Daily News:
The game, which was sold out (5,335), featured 136 penalty minutes, 71 of them to Lethbridge, and, yes, a line brawl . . . No fans are thought to have left the game early . . . Yes, there is some bad blood here. . . . Lethbridge head coach Michael Dyck called a timeout while leading 5-0 and enjoying a 5-on-3 advantage. "We've got a lot of speed and we've got some skill and when teams start taking liberties on us, and I felt at times they were pinpointing who they took runs at, the only way that we're going to hurt them is on our power play," Dyck told Trevor Kenney of the Lethbridge Herald. "So I gave our No. 1 unit a rest and the opportunity to go back out and try and make it 6-0."
Quality start by the kid. Quality effort by the team in front of him.
Karri Ramo stopped 19 of 21 shots faced for the win.
Montreal 0:50, Christopher Higgins 17 (Andrei Markov)
Tampa Bay 5:15, Michel Ouellet 7 (Jan Hlavac, Chris Gratton)
Montreal 9:48, Tomas Plekanec 21 (power play) (Mark Streit)
Tampa Bay 19:19, Vaclav Prospal 24 (Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis)
Tampa Bay 11:51, Vaclav Prospal 25 (Vincent Lecavalier)
25 goals now for Vaclav Prospal. Could he pry a late 1st round pick at the deadline?
Seattle Thunderbirds 9 @ Spokane Chiefs 7
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Did not play.
DeSerres got the start for Seattle, who apparently signed Seahawks kicker Josh Brown and got 3 field goals for the win. If this was the case, though, a football team named the Chiefs would be capable of scoring a touchdown, so this obviously is fictional.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 4 @ P.E.I. Rocket 2
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 shots on goal
Spokane Chiefs 0 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 2
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Win, shutout, stopped 25 of 25 shots, *First Star*
Seattle clinched a playoff spot with the win. Helenius has won 7 straight starts and has shutouts in 2 of his last 3. He has 3 shutouts on the year. Helenius and his backup, Jacob DeSerres, have combined for 3 shutouts in the T-Birds' last 4 games and 2 in a row. This is the first time in 7 games Seattle has beaten Spokane. They will play again today (Monday).
Everett Silvertips 2 @ Kamloops Blazers 1 (OT)
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Prince George Cougars 2 @ Vancouver Giants 4
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Vancouver outshot PG 50-19, including a 24-2 after one period.
Stat update coming Tuesday.
Saturday nightâ€™s highlights:
- Courtnall scores again
- Cunti has a big night
- Crowley earns another star