Ottawa Citizen - Toffoli shows Cup crowd how it's done
On the eve of the Bell Capital Cup, and with more than a dozen competing teams in the stands watching, a Bell Capital Cup alumnus gave an on-ice lesson in what a natural goal-scorer is all about. Tyler Toffoli, who played in the tournament in both 2003 and 2004 as a member of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens, scored from just about every angle and in any fashion imaginable short of upside down, scoring five in total to single-handedly overwhelm the Kingston Frontenacs and lead the Ottawa 67's to a 9-0 victory [...]. All Toffoli did was shoot, shoot and shoot some more. The OHL's leading goal scorer had the natural hat trick by the time the contest was 13:45 old, and he added a fourth goal before the opening period had ended. Toffoli virtually had the rest of the night off, though he did score his fifth goal of the night on a power play, giving him 34 for the season. He played just one shift in the third period and got more ice time than that when the three stars were announced.
"It just seemed like everything I shot went in," said Toffoli. [...]
Frontenacs [...] head coach Doug Gilmour --
-- exited the ice doing some finger-pointing at 67's counterpart Chris Byrne over the top line playing the power play with the home team up by five goals. "I'm sure (Gilmour) had some nights like I did (Wednesday night) and his coach still put him on the ice," Toffoli said. [...]
The five-goal performance was one shy of the league record in a game shared by nine different players [...].
"I'm glad I play with (Toffoli)," [Ottawa goalie Petr] Mrazek said. "He could be the best goal scorer in the league. In practice, he can do some amazing things. You never know what he is going to do."
Metro - OHL Roundup: A look at Wednesday's games
Tyler Toffoli did a lot to clarify the Ontario Hockey League's scoring race on Wednesday night. [...] The 18-year-old winger now has 34 goals in 36 games. Last season, Toffoli scored 37 times in 65 games.
The Mississauga News: Coach eyes Russian sniper
Dave Cameron might have his hands full coaching Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo, but you can't blame him if he takes time to do some informal scouting. The Canuck coach, who is also the bench boss of the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors of the Ontario Hockey League, is said to be casting an envious eye towards Russian sniper Maxim Kitsyn. The Majors hope to have the 19-year-old forward in their lineup for the Memorial Cup tournament in May, which the team is hosting at the Hershey Centre. Kitsyn, who was the club’s second-round pick in the Canadian Hockey League’s import draft, scored against Team Canada in the tournament opener. The six-foot-two, 195 pound forward has been playing with Metallurg Novokuznetsk in the KHL. He's been drafted by the National Hockey League's Los Angeles Kings and he's already indicated he would be happy suiting up for Cameron in Mississauga. In the recent Subway Series that saw Russia's top junior stars tour Canada, Kitsyn counted four goals and two assists in six games. The only snag in Cameron's plan is that Metallurg management appears reluctant to release Kitsyn to play in Mississauga.
Vey ignites Medicine Hat Tigers in close 3-2 victory over Kootenay Ice@ - USATODAY.com
Linden Vey scored his power-play winner with 7:21 left to play in regulation time as the Medicine Hat Tigers snuck past the Kootenay Ice 3-2 in Western Hockey League action Wednesday night. Vey also had a pair of assists for Medicine Hat (24-10-2).
Monarchs Defeat Adirondack On The Road - Sports News Story - WMUR Manchester
The Manchester Monarchs broke the game wide-open in the second period with four consecutive goals on their way to a 6-2 victory over the Adirondack Phantoms at Glens Falls Civic Center on Wednesday night. Manchester (22-11-1-1) collected their 22nd win of the season, maintaining their strong hold on first place in the Atlantic Division with 46 points. [...] Jordan Nolan netted a shorthanded goal at 3:53 of the second period. Defenseman Viatcheslav Voynov sent the puck over to center Andrei Loktionov [who] found Nolan streaking to the net from the right wing for the one-timer and his third goal of the season [...]. Left wing Dwight King started off the barrage of scoring with his ninth tally of the season at 16:13 of the first period. [...] Rich Clune made it 2-0 with his third goal of the season [...]. John Zeiler assisted [and then] scored his first goal of the season at 6:02 of the second stanza. [...] Just 36 seconds later, Clune [scored] his second goal of the game and fourth tally of the season. [...] Martin Jones (11-2-0) recorded his 11th victory of the season, stopping 20-of-22 shots. [...] Clune’s two tallies in the game gives him his first two-goal game in his professional career…[...] Goaltender Martin Jones has been between the pipes for the last four Monarchs games, all three [sic] wins.
Voynov and Justin Azevedo both had two assists. Martin Jones is still the best goalie in the AHL, with a GAA of 1.61 and SV% of .947.