Starting first in the OHL, Sharks Prospects Jamie McGinn and Logan Couture of the Ottawa 67's played in two games this week. They started the weekend by losing in a shootout to Niagara 5-4. Captain McGinn logged one goal and one assist while Assistant Captain Couture logged three assists. Even though both were stopped by Andrew Loverock in the shootout, they were named the first and second stars of the night. The 67's returned to the ice on Sunday against Kingston and won 4-3, again in a shootout. Both McGinn and Couture logged one assist during the game and McGinn had the shootout winner as he beat Jason Guy in the second round while 67's Chris Perugini held the visitors at bay.
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Couture is currently T-8th in OHL scoring with 1G-8A-9P in 5GP. McGinn is T-17th in OHL scoring with 3G-3A-6P in 5GP.
Defender James DeLory of the Oshawa Generals skated in two games this week, registerring no points. DeLory, an Assistant Captain of the Generals, did get on the scoresheet with a fight against Peterborough's Bobby Davey on Sunday, however.
DeLory is currently T-14th in defender scoring in the OHL with 0G-4A-4P in 4GP, and he registerred all four of those assists in one game against Belleville on September 22nd.
In the Quebec league, goalie Timo Pielmeier has gotten off to a rough start and was pulled from Friday's game against Cape Breton after allowing three goals on 12 shots. He did not play in the rematch on Saturday as Jake Allen blanked Cape Breton on 23 shots in a 4-0 St. John's win. The Fog Devils have back to back games this week, so hopefully Pielmeier gets another chance soon.
Currently Pielmeier is 1W-4L with a 86.4SV% and 4.40GAA, both of which rank in the bottom-15 of the QMJHL goaltenders, though his 245 minutes played rank first among QMJHL rookie netminders.
Out in the WHL, defender Ty Wishart of the Prince George Cougars only played in one game this week. The Assistant Captain logged 1G and 1A in a 6-4 loss to the Chilliwack Bruins. Wishart was also named the third star of the night.
On the season Wishart has 2G-2A-4P in 3GP which is T-12th in WHL defender scoring.
Captain Frazer McLaren of the Portland Winter Hawks was held off the scoresheet this weekend in a pair of losses in which Portland scored a total of one goal.
McLaren has been held without a point in 4GP thusfar this season.
For the Vancouver Giants, goaltender Tyson Sexsmith played in three games this week. Last Wednesday he was named the #2 star of the night as he held the Kelowna Rockets to 1G on 22 shots against in a 2-1 win. Sexsmith came back to shutout the Rockets on Saturday in Vancouver while only facing nine total shots against in a game the Giants won 5-0 while outshooting the Rockets 48-9. On Sunday Vancouver travelled to Chilliwack and Sexsmith stopped 21 of 23 shots against in regulation, but he allowed a goal to the fourth shootout skater, Mark Santorelli, while Matt Esposito was perfect in the shootout for the Bruins.
Among goalies who have played more than one game, Sexsmith leads the WHL with a 1.38GAA, is 4th with a 92.9SV% and has a league leading 4 wins for last year's Memorial Cup champions.
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