January 20, 2008

Week In Review

The hottest teams in the OPJHL cooled down a little last week as St. Michael's had its 19-game streak end and Oakville lost after having won 20 straight games. St. Mike's dropped a 5-3 decision to Markham on Friday and then bounced back by beating Dixie, 8-3, on Saturday. Nick D'Agostino went scoreless in the two games for the Buzzers. Erik Axell was also held without a point in his only game played over the weekend. Braden Birch picked up an assist for Oakville as the Blades defeated Georgetown, 5-2, on Friday. The Raiders then ended Oakville's winning streak on Saturday with a 4-3 win. Braden went scoreless in Saturday's defeat.

Also in Ontario, Stouffville had its own winning streak end with a 6-2 loss to Hunstville on Thursday. The Spirit, who had won 6 straight, also lost on Friday as it fell to Couchiching, 7-6. Stouffville got back into the win column with a 12-5 pasting of Seguin on Saturday. Jarred Seymour picked up an assist in his three game set.

Cushing also played three games over the past week. The Penguins defeated Thayer, 7-0, and Governor Dummer, 4-0, before losing to South Kent, 4-3. Sean Whitney scored a goal and added an assist over the three games.

Binghamton swept its two games with the National Sports Academy, winning 3-2 on Friday and 6-4 on Saturday. Kevin Cole scored a goal for the Sens in Friday's victory. Statistics from Saturday's game were not available.

In the USHL, Locke Jillson scored a goal to help Des Moines to a 5-2 win over Sioux City on Friday. The Bucs were unable to complete the sweep on Saturday when it fell to Chicago, 3-2. Locke was held scoreless against the Steel. Omaha managed a split in its series with Indiana. The Lancers won, 3-2, on Friday, and then fell by the same score on Saturday. Keir Ross was held scoreless in the two games. Cedar Rapids had the toughest weekend, losing to Chicago, 5-3, on Friday, and also losing on Saturday, 2-1, to Sioux Falls. Vince Mihalek did not play on Friday, and went scoreless on Saturday.

In British Columbia, Chris Moulson scored a goal in each of Alberni Valley's two losses during the weekend. The Bulldogs fell to Salmon Arm, 6-3, on Friday, and then dropped an 8-4 decision to Vernon on Sunday. Nanaimo fared much better in its weekend play. Michael Garman picked up two wins for the Clippers as he backstopped their sweep of Burnaby. Nanaimo won, 4-2, on Friday, and, 4-0, on Saturday. Michael stopped 38 of the 40 shots he faced against the Express in the two games. Michael was also named the game's 2nd-Star on Saturday as he picked up his third shutout of the season. The Clips finished off the weekend with a 5-3 win over Trail on Sunday. Michael did not play on Sunday.

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