Wright, James

CHL Game Night: 3-5-10

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 4 @ St. John Sea Dogs 3 (SO)
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *First Star*
Season Totals: 59 GP, 14-42-56, +39, 64 PIM

A big, confidence-building win for the Wildcats over the CHL’s second-ranked team on the Sea Dog’s home ice. Moncton is ranked No.4 in the CHL. Barberio’s goal came in the first period on the power play to tie the game at two for Moncton. He has goals in two straight games and is one off his career high with five games left. He did not participate in the shootout.

OHL

Belleville Bulls 3 @ Sudbury Wolves 4
C Richard Panik, BEL: 1-0-1, -2, 4 PIM (spearing double-minor)
Season Totals: 56 GP, 19-16-35, +4, 47 PIM
With Bulls: 23 GP, 10-7-17, -11, 28 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: Did not play.
Season Totals: 57 GP, 19-14-33, -19, 51 PIM
With Bulls: 44 GP, 17-13-30, -17, 31 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-4-4, +2, 2 PIM (holding opponent’s stick), *First Star*
Season Totals: 46 GP, 7-19-26, -4, 18 PIM
With Sudbury: 24 GP, 4-12-16, -9, 12 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sointu (pictured) has six points in his last two games. The four points in a game were a career high for the young Finn. Panik scored for the second game in a row, but took a double-minor for spearing as the game ended.

Barrie Colts 3 @ Ottawa 67’s 6
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 64 GP, 45-29-74, +38, 54 PIM

A rare loss for the CHL’s top-ranked team from Barrie. Hutchings saw his point streak end at 12 games and his goal streak end at seven. He’s five goals short of 50 with four games remaining.

Oshawa Generals 5 @ Kingston Frontenacs 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 45 GP, 14-24-2-1, 4.07 GAA, .886 sv%, 2 SO

The Gens are two points behind Niagara for the East’s last playoff spot with five games remaining.

WHL

Lethbridge Hurricanes 2 @ Regina Pats 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 61 GP, 24-26-50, -5, 100 PIM
With Regina: 33 GP, 11-13-24, +3, 48 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

The Pats get a win despite being out of the playoff race. Ashton’s goal, which came on the power play, was his first in eight games. He tied his career high for points in a season at 50, set in 70 games last year with the Hurricanes (30 goals).

Vancouver Giants 1 @ Kamloops Blazers 6
C/W James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 16 GP, 4-10-14, -1, 6 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

The Giants have now lost three in a row. Wright hasn’t registered a point in his last four games and is minus-six during that time.

CHL Game Night: 2-27-10

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Halifax Mooseheads 3
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 56 GP, 12-40-52, +37, 54 PIM

Any win over your rival is a good win. In the game, Moncton goalie Nicola Riopel (Flyers 5/09) allowed his first goal in his last 179min 59sec played. It was the second longest shutout streak in the QMJHL history behind Mathieu Chouinard (Chicoutimi) in 97-98.

OHL

Kingston Frontenacs 5 @ Belleville Bulls 4 (OT)
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (holding)
Season Totals: 54 GP, 16-16-32, +4, 39 PIM
With Bulls: 21 GP, 7-7-14, -11, 20 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 56 GP, 18-14-32, -19, 47 PIM
With Bulls: 43 GP, 16-13-29, -17, 29 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

Both Lightning prospects broke personal three-game scoreless streaks.

Niagara IceDogs 1 @ Barrie Colts 6
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 61 GP, 43-29-72, +41, 52 PIM

Already with a career high for goals and points, Hutchings is starting to flirt with the 50-goal plateau.

WHL

Regina Pats 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 0
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 60 GP, 23-26-49, -5, 100 PIM
With Regina: 32 GP, 10-13-23, +3, 48 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Ashton hasn’t scored a goal in eight games. A day after losing an important road game to eighth-place Swift Current, the Pats shutout the conference’s top team (tied) in their own barn, holding them to 19 shots. Swift Current also won, however, so Regina remains a seemingly insurmountable nine points back of a playoff spot.

Vancouver Giants 3 @ Swift Current Broncos 5
C/W James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 4-10-14, -1, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

The Giants have now lost two in a row. Wright hasn’t registered a point in his last three games and is minus-six during that time.

CHL Game Night: 2-26-10

OHL

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Kingston Frontenacs 5
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -4, 4 PIM (roughing, hooking)
Season Totals: 53 GP, 16-15-31, +4, 37 PIM
With Bulls: 20 GP, 7-6-13, -11, 18 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 4 PIM (roughing, roughing)
Season Totals: 55 GP, 17-14-31, -19, 47 PIM
With Bulls: 42 GP, 15-13-28, -17, 29 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

Kingston needed an empty netter to fully secure the win, but it was never really in doubt.

Barrie Colts 9 @ Oshawa Generals 2
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 60 GP, 42-29-71, +40, 52 PIM
G Michael Zador, OSH: 13 saves on 18 shots
Season Totals: 44 GP, 14-24-2-1, 3.99 GAA, .888 sv%, 2 SO

Congratulations to Alex Hutchings (pictured), who set a new career high for points in a season with 71. He had 68 in 63 games last year. He is two points shy of 200 for his OHL career. His plus/minus is second in the league. This game was already 4-0 in the early second period before Zador hit the nets, though he didn’t fare much better than his goaltending partner against the high-powered Colts.

London Knights 3 @ Sudbury Wolves 2
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 43 GP, 7-13-20, -5, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 22 GP, 4-6-10, -10, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

Sointu broke a personal six-game scoreless streak with an assist and an overall good effort.

WHL

Regina Pats 4 @ Swift Current Broncos 6
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 59 GP, 23-26-49, -5, 100 PIM
With Regina: 30 GP, 10-13-23, +3, 48 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Ashton hasn’t scored a goal in seven games. He’s going to have to push it to reach his previous career high of 30 goals in a season, set last year. This was a big loss for the Pats, who now trail the Broncos by nine points for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference. That was a big four-point swing for the Broncos.

Vancouver Giants 0 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 2
C/W James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 14 GP, 4-10-14, +3, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

The Giants lost in regulation for the first time in their Olympic road trip. They now stand at 3-1-1-0 after five of 10 games.

CHL Game Night: 2-24-10

OHL

Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 4 @ Belleville Bulls 2
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 52 GP, 16-15-31, +8, 33 PIM
With Bulls: 19 GP, 7-6-13, -7, 14 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 54 GP, 17-14-31, -17, 43 PIM
With Bulls: 41 GP, 15-13-28, -15, 25 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

Belleville is six points out of a playoff spot with time running out and eighth place Niagara holding a game in hand.

Kingston Frontenacs 7 @ Oshawa Generals 4
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 36 saves on 43 shots
Season Totals: 43 GP, 14-24-2-1, 3.91 GAA, .890 sv%, 2 SO

The Gens had broken their double-digit losing streak last game out, but neither Zador nor the team could sustain that success against the Frontenacs. Oshawa is tied for the last playoff spot in the East, but Niagara has a game in hand.

WHL

Vancouver Giants 4 @ Regina Pats 3
C/W James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 13 GP, 4-10-14, +4, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (checking-from-behind)
Season Totals: 58 GP, 23-24-47, -5, 100 PIM
With Regina: 29 GP, 10-11-21, +3, 48 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Ashton, who hit 100 PIM for the first time in his career, broke a three game pointless streak while Wright had a rare minus night. The Giants are 4-0-1-0 on their 10-game Olympic trip. Regina is seven points out of a playoff spot. Ashton, who holds an NHL contract in hand, could join the Norfolk Admirals when the Pats' season is complete.

CHL Game Night: 2-23-10

WHL

Regina Pats 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 57 GP, 23-23-46, -5, 98 PIM
With Regina: 28 GP, 10-10-20, +3, 46 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Ashton hasn’t registered a point in three straight games and four of his past five.

Vancouver Giants 4 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 0
C/W James Wright, VAN: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 12 GP, 4-10-14, +6, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

The Giants are 3-0-1-0 on their 10-game Olympic road trip. Wright (pictured) has 13 points in his last nine games.

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