Kevin Bailie stopped 16 of 19 Mississauga efforts in shootout marathon (QMI Agency file photo)No. 1 star: Kevin Bailie, London Knights (OHL)
London's epic 19-round shootout win over Mississauga is the talk of the junior hockey world, and our own Neate Sager weighed in about it earlier today.
But London netminder Bailie didn't even get a star at the Hershey Centre, despite denying the last 12 shooters he faced in the circus. So here's some recognition to a guy who gave up just three goals in 19 rounds and also stopped 36 of 39 shots in regulation and overtime.
The Knights were outshot 39-25 during the game, yet still led 3-1 late in regulation before giving up two goals to send it to OT. Bailie's heroics in the shootout wrapped up the Knights' 15th win in a row, the longest such streak in the CHL this season.
Give star 1A to Mississauga goalie Spencer Martin, who went 15-for-19 in the shootout and stopped 11 in a row before London's Seth Griffith became the first OHLer to score twice in a shootout to win it.
No. 2 star: Josh Morrissey, Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
The Raiders started the season strong, then endured a rough stretch before rounding back into form as of late. Prince Albert wrapped up a weekend sweep of the Regina Pats with an 8-2 pasting at the Brandt Centre. The Raiders outshot Regina 107-38 over the two games this weekend (P.A. won 5-3 on Saturday).
Morrissey, a defenceman who was recently listed as an "A" prospect by Central Scouting for the 2013 draft, had his second career multiple-goal game Sunday, netting two and adding an assist. He was also a stout +5 on the night.
One of the goals was pretty sweet, according to WHL blogger/commentator Cody Nickolet:
Cody Nickolet @WHLFromAbove
Talk about a goal. #2013NHLDraft prospect @Morrissey_10 just scored one of the nicest the WHL has seen yet this season. Great patience/hands
The Raiders maintained a one-point lead over Edmonton for the top spot in the Eastern Conference with the win, though the surging Oil Kings have two games in had.
No. 3 star: Vincent Dunn, Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL)
There's no doubt that Dunn is a particularly unpopular figure in the Q right now, given his recent suspension for race-related comments made toward Halifax captain Trey Lewis.
Hopefully, the 17-year-old centre learned from his mistakes and can shift the focus away from his mouth and onto his play, like his three-goal, one-assist performance in the Foreurs' 6-2 win at Shawinigan Sunday.
It's first career hat trick for Dunn, who now has 16 goals and 36 points in 27 games after having just five goals and 13 points last season as a rookie.
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