9/29 Recap: Grigo, Ullmark continue good starts

Written By Kris Baker on Sunday, September 30, 2012 | 9/30/2012

In Saturday QMJHL action, Mikhail Grigorenko scored a pair of goals including a beauty on a breakaway as Quebec rolled to their third straight win 5-0 over Sherbrooke. Grigorenko, who finished just 4/16 (25%) at the faceoff circle, scored what would eventually hold up as the game winner just 2:35 into the game. He'd go in all alone to add another, his third of the year, late in the second period. Nick Sorensen ('13) added two goals for Quebec, who next do battle with Val-d'Or on Sunday.



Linus Ullmark made 25 saves and then another three in the shootout as Mora edged Leksands 3-2. Ullmark, who allowed a goal from long range midway through the third, now has three wins in four appearances since his loan from MODO while amassing a 1.61 goals against average (2nd in Allsvenskan) and .928 save percentage (4th). Ullmark could again get the nod when Mora plays Orebro on Wednesday.


In the WHL, Colin Jacobs earned an assist to extend his point streak to four games as Prince George was defeated in overtime by Seattle 2-1. The helper gives Jacobs nine points on the year, good for the co-lead among WHL scorers entering the Cougars' pair of tilts with Kelowna next weekend.


Andrey Makarov made 26 saves as Saskatoon clawed their way back to a 2-1 overtime win at Swift Current. The Blades will welcome Red Deer town on Wednesday.


In the OHL, Brady Austin picked up an assist as Belleville lost to Oshawa 5-2. Austin fed Jordan Subban ('13) for a power play mark in the first minute of the third period but the Bulls were unable to further mount a comeback. Belleville is off until Saturday's date with Oshawa.


Dan Catenacci was unable to score but did add four minutes to his OHL-leading penalty total as Owen Sound lost to Sarnia 2-1. After making it clear to the team earlier this week that undisciplined play will not be tolerated, the Attack coaching staff watched as Catenacci was whistled for a checking-from-behind minor three minutes into the game. Owen Sound is off until Friday's rematch with the Sting.

Justin Kea racked up six minutes in penalties as Saginaw dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to Sault Ste. Marie. The Spirit and Hounds will rematch Wednesday in Sault Ste. Marie.

Alex Lepkowski finished -1 as Barrie skated to a 4-1 win over Mississauga. The Colts and Steelheads will go back at it on Friday.

Judd Peterson potted an empty-net goal and added an assist as Cedar Rapids kicked off the 2012-12 schedule with a 4-1 win at Green Bay. The RoughRiders will play their home opener Friday against Fargo.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Does Grigorenko belong in the CHL this year (include Yakupov in that question too)??

I just feel that the CHL-NHL agreement needs to be modified. In this case, the Sabres should have the option to have Grigorenko play for the Amerks this year.

I hope the NHL starts before December so we can see how Grigorenko does in his tryout with the Sabres.
Todd

Kris Baker said...

I too would like to see the CHL-NHL agreement have some exceptions. The game is younger. Unrestricted free agency (at least in the last CBA) comes earlier as well. At least make an exception for first round picks.....but yes, I think the AHL would be a better petri dish for Grigo this season. It would put a greater focus on his two-way game and present a greater challenge nightly. It's one of the reasons I'm so on-board with Girgensons being in the A this season.

Anonymous said...

Interview with Ullmark in swedish: http://modoiter.se/intervju-linus-ullmark/

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