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KHL Game Day: 11-13-16

Yaroslavl 1 vs. St. Petersburg 7
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 12-23-35, +26, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev had an even strength goal and helper in SKA's 7-1 win over Yaroslavl. He played just 12:36 in the match. Gusev's linemate Vadim Shipachyov led the way for SKA with 2 goals and 4 points in the win.

CHL Game Night: 11-12-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Sherbrooke Phoenix 2 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 7

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 4-0-4, +2, 4 PIM, 4 SOG, 4 Hits, *First Star*
Season Totals: 19 GP, 11-5-16, 1, 16 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 3-0-3, +4, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 19 GP, 19-12-31, +12, 13 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Joseph and Imama both scored for the fifth straight game, but this time they both scored hat tricks – Imama with four goals. Jaws are dropping. Joseph re-took the league goal-scoring lead at 19. He’s fourth in points.

Charlottetown Islanders 4 @ Halifax Mooseheads 7

W Otto Somppi, HAL: Did not play
Season Totals: 16 GP, 5-6-11, -4, 12 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Somppi missed his third straight game, the last two when Halifax has scored a total of 16 goals.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 2 @ Hamilton Bulldogs 1 (OT)

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 11/20 FO
Season Totals: 16 GP, 10-13-23, +13, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

The Gens tied the game in the third period, then won in overtime vs. Hamilton. Cirelli did not find the scoresheet.

Sudbury Wolves 1 @ Niagara IceDogs 3

W/C Christopher Paquette, NIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-6-16, -5, 10 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

No scoring for Paquette, but Niagara got the win vs. Sudbury.

Erie Otters 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 18 GP, 18-26-44, +31, 13 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season: 18 GP, 6-7-13, +1, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 44 GP, 13-28-41, -10 19 PIM

Raddysh had his 17-game point streak snapped by Katchouk and the Greyhounds.

Peterborough Petes 4 @ Saginaw Spirit 7

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 10 GP, 1-3-4, -3, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 13/23 FO
Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-7-14, +7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

Tammela was not in the lineup after playing the last two games. He had missed every game but the last two due to a lower-body injury. Mitchell Stephens scored his seventh goal of the year in the win – Saginaw’s second straight.

Western Hockey League

Prince George Cougars 7 @ Kamloops Blazers 0

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Loss, 24 saves on 28 shots
Season Totals: 17 GP, 9-7-1-0, 2.17 GAA, .931 sv%, 1 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Ingram had allowed four goals on 28 shots through two periods before getting the hook. Kamloops rarely gives up that many shots in a game, not to mention two periods.

Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 6

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 19 PIM
Season Totals: 18 GP: 0-8-8, -3, 31 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

Hajek fought Zach Fisher and was given a 10-misconduct for starting the fight. It was Hajek’s first fight of the season and second overall in the WHL.

Red Deer Rebels 8 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 7 (OT)

C Brett Howden, MJ: Did not play
Season Totals: 11 GP, 9-5-14, -2, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden remains out of the Moose Jaw lineup with an undisclosed injury.

NCAA Game Night: 11-12-16

Vermont Catamounts 2 @ UMass Minutemen 1

C Ross Colton, UVM: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 9 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 4 PIM

Vermont improved to 2-2 in Hockey East, beating UMass, 2-1. They are 5-3-1 overall.

No. 4 Boston University Terriers 4 @ No. 18 Michigan Wolverines 2

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 9 GP, 0-3-3, +5, 10 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 26 GP, 1-1-2, -4, 26 PIM

BU avenged a Friday loss to Michigan with a win Saturday. Unlike last year, MacLeod seems to be a regular in the Terrier lineup, which is a huge plus.

Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 6 @ Miami-Ohio Redhawks 2

D Kristian Oldham, UNO: Did not play
Season Totals: 3 GP, 2-1-0, 3.02 GAA, .895 sv%, 0 SO

Omaha swept their weekend series with Dan Boyle’s alma mater. Oldham, a freshman, sat for both games behind sophomore Evan Weninger (undrafted).

*USCHO poll used for rankings

ECHL Game Night: 11-12-16

Quad City Mallards 2 at Kalamazoo Wings 1

W Brian Hart, KAL, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIMS, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 9 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIMs, 8 SOG

Other Notables
G Nic Riopel, KAL, DNP
Season Totals: 5 GP, 2-3-0-0, 2.42 GAA, 0.917 SV%, 1 SO

D Adam Comrie, KAL, 0-0-0, -1, 5 PIMS, 3 SOG
Season Totals (ECHL): 4 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 11 PIMs, 13 SOG
Season Totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIMs, 0 SOG

The K-Wings scoreless drought finally ended at 219:48 after Kalamazoo scored in the 2nd period of Saturday night's game against Quad City. However the winless streak now stands at four consecutive and 7 of the last 10. The K-Wings hit the road for a five-game streak, starting Tuesday night in Cincinnati.

Richard Records Hat Trick, Crunch Rout Americans

By Jeremy Houghtaling

Tanner Richard netted his first goal of the season and the next two followed quickly.

The Crunch center rushed down on a 2-on-1, pulled up to avoid a sprawling defenseman and buried the puck over the goalie’s shoulder. Richard’s goal with 24 seconds remaining capped his first career hat trick, as Syracuse routed the Rochester Americans, 7-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

“The puck was in the neutral zone and (Michael) Bournival set up a perfect trap for them, and then (Erik) Condra kind of touched it to me,” Richard said. “I wanted to go backdoor all the way — I think everyone in the building knew that — and the D-man slid to take it away, so I figured I may as well take a shot.”

AHL Game Night: 11-12-16 Americans at Crunch

Crunch put up a touchdown and an extra point.


Adam Wilcox allowed 2 goals on 31 shots while drinking from the cool, clear waters of sweet, sweet goal support for the win.

First Period
2:46 SYR Peca (4), (Condra, Walcott)
12:07 RCH Geiger (1), (Nylander, Muzito-Bagenda)
17:04 SYR Richard (1), (Conacher, Gourde)

Second Period
5:09 SYR Gourde (4), (Morin, Masin)
19:00 SYR Vermin (3), (Conacher, Taormina)(PP)

Third Period
9:04 RCH Muzito-Bagenda (2), (Strachan, Rodrigues)
12:28 SYR Erne (3), (Morin, Peca)
13:34 SYR Richard (2), (Conacher, Gourde)
19:36 SYR Richard (3), (Condra, Bournival)

Tanner Richard, Yanni Gourde, and Matthew Peca were the game's three stars. All hail Tanner Richard, your Dark Swiss Overlord of Garbage Time Hat Tricks. After a less than stellar training camp and difficult start to the season. Richard now has points in consecutive games and hopefully will take off from here. Also good to see youngsters like Peca and Adam Erne find the scoresheet. This is a veteran dominated team, but these talented youngsters are the ones who are going to push this team over the top. Also, congratulations to defenseman Dominik Masin on his first pro point.

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NHL Game Night: 11-12-16 Sharks at Lightning

Inconsistent Lightning continue to struggle to stay on track.


Ben Bishop allowed 3 goals on 20 shots for the loss. He did stop a First Period penalty shot in the game, but on balance it's fair to say that was a subpar outing for Ben.

First Period
7:18 SJ Marleau (4), (Burns, Martin)
10:04 SJ Wingels (3), (Tierney, Karlsson)

Second Period
8:52 SJ Vlasic (3), (Hertl, Donskoi)

Third Period
5:43 TB Stralman (1), (Boyle, Paquette)

Tampa Bay fell behind early and never crawled back into the game. The effort wasn't bad, necessarily, but you can't spot good teams two goal leads and expect to win. And, frankly, the Lightning have not been themselves 5 on 5 so far this year from a possession standpoint. The problem with the inconsistency is that the Lightning have put themselves in a position where they need to get 7 of a possible 10 points on this upcoming 5 game road trip just to stay on track for the playoffs by the 12 points in every 10 games formula. That's a bad spot to be in, and the Lightning really needed to get at least a point out of this game.

Brayden Point was -1 with 2 shots and 1 blocked shot in 17:19.

Slater Koekkoek was -1 with 1 blocked shot in 15:49 of fairly quiet ice time.

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Liiga Game Day: 11-12-16

SaiPa 1 vs. HPK 0
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 1-2-3, -6, 39 PIM

Saku Salminen assisted on the lone goal in a 1-0 SaiPa win over HPK. He played 7:50 in the match. Ex-NHL'er Jussi Markkanen stopped all 16 shots he faced for the shuout win.

ECHL Game Night: 11-11-16

Cincinnati Cyclones 3 at Kalamazoo Wings 0

W Brian Hart, KAL, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIMS, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 8 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIMs, 8 SOG

Other Notables
G Nic Riopel, KAL, L, 58:54 MINS, 21/23
Season Totals: 5 GP, 2-3-0-0, 2.42 GAA, 0.917 SV%, 1 SO

D Adam Comrie, KAL, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIMS, 3 SOG
Season Totals (ECHL): 3 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 6 PIMs, 10 SOG
Season Totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIMs, 0 SOG

The K-Wings scoreless drought has now reached 194:55 after three consecutive 3-0 shutouts. Nic Riopel allowed just two goals, but the only place the K-Wings offense can be found is on the side of a milk carton. Bolt prospect Brian Hart was back in the lineup after being scratched Wednesday night and responded with a team-high 5 shots. Also back in the lineup for Kalamazoo fresh after being reassigned by Syracuse was defenseman Adam Comrie. Kalamazoo completes its 3-game home stand Saturday night against the Mallards from the Quad Cities.

Syracuse Rallies in Third, But Falls to Bridgeport in Shootout

By Jeremy Houghtaling

The Syracuse Crunch rallied to earn one point, but couldn’t nab the second.

The Crunch registered two goals in the final 3:51 of regulation to send the game to overtime, but the Bridgeport Sound Tigers prevailed, 3-2, in a shootout at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

“You can’t expect to win when you work five minutes in a game,” Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx said. “I thought our forwards didn’t compete hard tonight, they didn’t skate. It’s disappointing obviously. We left a point on the table.”

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