12/12 Recap: Adam back on track; Byron sweet for 16

Luke Adam (+1) had a pair of assists and five shots on goal to earn the game's #1 star as Montreal defeated Val-d'Or, 3-2. Playing center, the 6'2, 203-pounder won 10 of 18 draws while also blocking four Drillers shots. The points snap a four-game drought for the Newfoundland native, while raising his season total to 25. T.J. Brennan added an assist on the power play for the Juniors (17-14-1). Paul Byron chipped in two assists as Gatineau topped Quebec, 4-3. The speedy pivot has now rung up points in 16 straight games datng back to November 1st. J.S. Allard was -3 with a team-leading six shots on goal for the Rems in the loss. Jordon Southorn posted two more assists as PEI came up short versus Moncton, 3-2. Continuing his upward trend of late, both of Southorn's assists came on the power play to give him seven points in his last four games. Also from the Q, Jacob Lagacé assisted on a Michal Hlinka ('09) goal as Chicoutimi lost to Acadie-Bathurst, 4-3 in OT. Lagacé continues to lead the Sags with 27 points in 29 games. Drew Schiestel (-2) drew an assist as Niagara dropped a 7-4 decision to the Majors. The helper was his 27th point of the season, while his -2 dips his overall rating to -17, good for second-worst in the entire OHL. 2009 eligible Casey Cizikas of the Majors had a goal to earn the game's #1 star. Nick Crawford was even as Saginaw lost to Soo 2-1 in a shootout. In the WCHA, Brad Eidsness ran his record to 8-5-1 with a 3-2 decision over St. Cloud. The Albertan made 32 saves in the win, but wasn't as sharp as his previous starts. Freshman rearguard Corey Fienhage did not dress for the Sioux. Justin Jokinen was a healthy scratch for Mankato in their 3-2 loss to Denver. In the DEL, Philip Gogulla finished -1 with a pair of minor penalties in Cologne's 4-2 loss to Hannover.
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