Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Montreal Junior 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1,+1, 4 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 1-10-11, +1, 18 PIM
Barberio set up the tie-breaking goal while on the power play in the second period. The Wildcats scored an insurance goal late in the second and held on for the win. Barberio has points in five of his last six games. Barberio is tied for 10th in the league among defenseman in scoring. Monctonâ€™s three-headed defensive monster of Barberio, David Savard (Blue Jackets) and Brandon Gormley (2010) all have 11 points or more.
Portland Winterhawks 4 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (boarding)
Season totals: 13 GP, 7-4-11, -5, 20 PIM
Lethbridge has dropped four in a row, this one to perennial basement dweller turned powerhouse Portland. The Winterhawks lead the Western Conference (you read that right) with 20 points. Theyâ€™re tied with Calgary for the WHL lead in points after finishing last in their conference the last three seasons. Ashton assisted on the tying goal for the Hurricanes, but they fell in overtime.
Moncton Wildcats 2 @ St. John Sea Dogs 3 (OT)
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-9-10, E, 14 PIM
Barberioâ€™s four game points streak came to an end in a loss to provincial rival St. John.
Oshawa Generals 3 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2 (SO)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 24 saves on 26 shots, *Third Star*
Season: 8 GP, 6-1-1-0, 2.98 GAA, .903 sv%, 1 SO
RW Kyle DeCoste, SSM: Did not play.
Season totals: 8 GP, 1-0-1, -2, 16 PIM
Zador won his fifth straight start when he went 3 for 3 in the shootout to beat the Soo. Heâ€™s now dropped his GAA from near 6 to under 3. The Greyhounds have lost five straight, but at least they earned a point in this one. No official news as to why DeCoste â€“ who has been struggling despite being expected this year to bring offensive leadership - was scratched.
Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Plymouth Whalers 0
C Richard Panik, WSR: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 11 GP, 4-2-6, +8, 2 PIM
Panikâ€™s short three game scoreless streak came to an end when he scored in the first period. Playing on a line with likely 2010 first overall pick Taylor Hall and Devils third rounder Adam Henrique, it should be just a matter of time for Panik to explode offensively.
Ottawa 67â€™s 3 @ Saginaw Spirit 2
LW Matais Sointu, OTT: Did not play.
Season totals: 11 GP, 3-3-6, +3, 4 PIM
Ottawa broke their seven game winless streak, but Sointu remains out of the lineup.
Lethbridge Hurricanes 1 @ Regina Pats 4
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 7-3-10, -4, 18 PIM
Oilers super prospect Jordan Eberle scored twice for the Pats.
PEI Rocket 4 @ Moncton Wildcats 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-6-7, E, 14 PIM
The Rocket scored twice in the third period, including an empty netter, to clinch a win in New Brunswick. Barberio extended his points streak to three games with his assist. The Wildcats are 8-4-0-1 on the year.
Barrie Colts 2 @ Sarnia Sting 3
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 6-7-13, +4, 4 PIM
Sarniaâ€™s Jordan Hill (undrafted) broke a 2-2 tie with a power play goal midway through the third period.
Thirteen goals, yet our two Lightning prospects failed to register a point. This was the third straight scoreless game for Panik, whoâ€™s in a bit of a slump.
Halifax Mooseheads 1 @ Moncton Wildcats 8
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-5-6, +2, 12 PIM
Barberio scored his first goal of the year to open the scoring, and from there the onslaught started for Moncton. Barberio, who is starting to heat up, led the team in shots on goal with seven.
Sarnia Sting 6 @ Windsor Spitfires 5
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 8 GP, 3-2-5, +6, 2 PIM
Sarnia notched a big win on Windsor ice when they scored with just under two minutes left to finally take the lead for good in this back-and-forth game.
Ottawa 67â€™s 4 @ Kingston Frontenacs 5
LW Matais Sointu, OTT: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 10 GP, 3-3-6, +5, 4 PIM
Doug Gilmour's Frontenacs swept the home-and-home series this weekend with Ottawa. Sointu had given Ottawa a brief 1-0 lead early in the first. Gilmour, aka "Killer," began coaching Kingston mid-way through last season.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 0 @ Moncton Wildcats 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-4-4, E, 10 PIM
Barberio assisted on the insurance goal scored on the power play late in the third period.
Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 6
RW Kyle DeCoste, SSM: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM (holding)
Season totals: 6 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 10 PIM
After winning seven to start the year, the Soo has now lost two straight. DeCoste scored his first goal of the season. He had 15 in 65 games last year.
Erie Otters 4 @ Barrie Colts 7
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season totals: 9 GP, 6-7-13, +5, 4 PIM
Hutchings has a five game point streak in which heâ€™s scored eight points. He has three goals in his last two games. Erie, who outshot Barrie 46-40, misses goalie Jaroslav Janus, who remains with the Norfolk Admirals on a tryout contract.
Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 2 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 0-0-0, E, 15 PIM (major for checking-from-behind, game misconduct)
Season totals: 8 GP, 6-2-8, -6, 16 PIM
Ashton was kicked out at 3:58 of the first period after a checking-from-behind major penalty. His four game goal streak was snapped.