Results from all five junior leagues posted ... Barberio, Courtnall and Ward extend point streaks ... Something's not Wright in Vancouver
St. John Sea Dogs 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 2 (OT)
D Mark Barberio, MON: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (delay of game), 1 SOG
Barberio feathered a cross-ice pass described as â€œunbelievableâ€ to set up the game tying goal, but while shorthanded in the closing minutes of the third period inadvertently lifted a clearing attempt over the glass to earn a delay of game penalty. St. John scored the winner in overtime late in Barberioâ€™s penalty. This was Monctonâ€™s first loss of the year.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 7 @ Halifax Mooseheads 3
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Ward now has points in consecutive games.
Weekend game results for Lightning prospects playing in the BCHL, QMJHL, OHL, and WHL. Season stat update included.
Tokarski gets his first shutout ... Courtnall with an OT winner ... and Torrie Jung appears done in Kelowna.
QMJHL FIRST ROUND - EASTERN DIVISION
Game 6: (5) Lewiston MAINEiacs 1 @ (4) Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 (OT)
Cape Breton wins Best of 7 series 4-2
D Michael Ward, LEW:
Game: 0-1-1, +1, 5 min. major for charging + game misconduct
Series: 5 GP, 0-3-3, +3, 13 PIM (Plus a game misconduct. Was suspended for Game 1)
Lewiston will not repeat as QMJHL champions as the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles overcame a 1-0 third period deficit to force overtime, then winger Murdock MacLellan scored just his fifth goal of the year at 9:46 of the extra session to clinch the series for CB. According to the Lewiston Sun-Journal, Ward stepped into a check at the right point with 2:15 to play in the second period and leveled CBâ€™s Chris Culligan. Ward was kicked out and Culligan received a minor for roughing after the fact.
Whatâ€™s Next for Ward: After a slow start to the season offensively, Ward came on over the second half and followed that up with 3 points in 5 playoff games. The 6-3, 200 pound defenseman also displayed more of a mean streak in the final month. Primarily a defensive-defenseman, Ward could break out statistically next season in the Q much the same way Paul Ranger did for Oshawa of the OHL a season after his draft year. Ward could be a two-way minute-eater for Lewiston next year and top 35 points and 100 PIM.
Results from Lewiston, Everett and Lethbridge.
Results from Lewiston, Everett, Lethbridge and a quick look around the CHL, including a Stamkos update.
Results posted for Lewiston, Lethbridge (another star for Fadden), and Kelowna/Seattle (Helenius back in net).
QMJHL FIRST ROUND -- EASTERN DIVISION
Game 2: (5) Lewiston MAINEiacs 0 @ (4) Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3
Cape Breton leads Best of 7 series 2-0
D Michael Ward, LEW:
Game: 0-0-0, 4 PIM
Series: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 4 PIM (was suspended for Game 1)
Cape Breton has won 4 straight over Lewiston in the past week, including regular season games. Game 3 of the series is Tuesday in Lewiston.
WHL FIRST ROUND -- EASTERN CONFERENCE
Game 2: (6) Brandon Wheat Kings 3 @ (3) Lethbridge Hurricanes 4
Lethbridge leads Best of 7 series 2-0
C Mitch Fadden, LET:
Game: 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Series: 2 GP, 0-4-4, -1, 0 PIM
Brandon scored early in the third to make it a 4-3 game but couldnâ€™t come all the way back. Both of Faddenâ€™s assists came on the power play. Heâ€™s been 2nd Star in both games so far. Game 3 is Tuesday in Brandon.
WHL FIRST ROUND -- WESTERN CONFERENCE
Game 2: (6) Everett Silvertips 1 @ (3) Spokane Chiefs 4
Spokane leads Best of 7 series 2-0
D Dane Crowley, EVT:
Game: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Series: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
Spokane again got out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back. Game 3 is Tuesday in Everett and the Silvertips have a lot of work to do to get back in the series.
Game 2: (5) Kelowna Rockets 3 @ (4) Seattle Thunderbirds 1
Kelowna leads Best of 7 series 2-0
G Torrie Jung, KEL:
Game: Did not play
Series: 0 GP
G Riku Helenius, SEA:
Game: Loss, 23 saves on 26 shots
Series: 2 GP, 0-2, 3.09 GAA, .885 sv%
Kelowna will return home Monday for Game 3 with a commanding lead in the series and home ice advantage. Kristofer Westblom has played well as Kelownaâ€™s No.1 with a 1.50 GAA and a .943 save percentage in two games. Five of Kelownaâ€™s six goals in the series have come on the power play. The game winning goal Saturday was scored when a centering pass deflected off a Seattle skate and behind Helenius.