The CHL Daily News

By League Press Release

Toronto – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Oshawa Generals
centre Jamie Johnson has been named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team
that will compete in the first game of the 2002 Hershey Cup CHL All-Star
Series January 16, 2002 at the Ottawa Civic Centre. Johnson replaces injured
forward Cory Stillman of the Kingston Frontenacs.

Johnson, a 19-year-old native of Port Franks, ON, leads the Generals in
scoring this season with 12 goals and 39 assists for 51 points in 40 games.
He was a fifth round pick of the Ottawa 67’s in the 1999 OHL Priority


The Ontario Hockey League will announce the site of the 2002 MasterCard
Memorial Cup the week of Monday, January 21, the league announced Thursday.

OHL Commissioner and CHL President David Branch also advised all four of the
franchises bidding for the tournament of the decision time frame Thursday.
The four teams bidding are the Barrie Colts, the Erie Otters, the Guelph
Storm and the Ottawa 67’s.

The OHL’s trading deadline is Thursday at 6 p.m. The league advised all
teams prior to the selection process that the winning bid would be announced
after the OHL’s trading deadline and the announcement timing was determined
Thursday morning.

“The quality of the four bids was without question outstanding,” Branch
said. “We are confident that no matter where the 2002 MasterCard Memorial
Cup winds up, the teams, fans and media involved will be treated to an
outstanding event.”

The 2002 MasterCard Memorial Cup committee is comprised of Paul Beeston,
chief operating officer, commissioner’s office for Major League Baseball,
Frank Bonello, director of Central Scouting for the National Hockey League,
and Bryan O’Neill, former Vice President of the NHL and current NHL director
of consulting services.


There are no games in the WHL Thursday night.

On Wednesday in the WHL, Calgary defeated Saskatoon 6-4, Lethbridge beat
Prince Albert 6-2, Red Deer blanked Medicine Hat 5-0, Spokane beat Kelowna
2-1 and Prince George (8) stopped Brandon 4-3.

At Calgary, Tyler Beechey scored three goals and added two assists to lead
the Hitmen to their win. Warren Peters scored twice for the losers, while
Sebastien Laplante made 30 saves in the Calgary goal before 5,736 fans.

At Lethbridge, Nathan Barrett scored twice and added a pair of assists as
the Hurricanes defeated Prince Albert. Logan Koopmans made 34 saves for the
winners, who out-shot Prince Albert 39-36.

At Red Deer, Cam Ward had to make just 14 saves to pick up the shutout as
the Rebels blanked Medicine Hat 5-0. Doug Lynch scored twice for the Rebels
before 5,050 fans as Red Deer out-shot the losers 57-14, forcing Sean
Connors to make 52 saves.

At Spokane, Joff Kehler scored both goals for the winners on losing goalie
Shane Bendera. Barry Brust made 24 saves for the winners, with only Chuck
Kobasew scoring for the losers.

At Brandon, Dan Baum scored a pair of goals to lead the Raiders to the win
on the road, despite being out-shot 33-21. Jordin Tootoo scored his 20th
goal of the season for the losers.


There are four games in the OHL Thursday night. Oshawa is at North Bay,
Brampton plays in Peterborough, Sault Ste. Marie (7) travels to Sarnia and
Plymouth (2) visits Windsor.

On Wednesday night in the OHL, Belleville edged Kingston 4-2, Erie stopped
Guelph 4-1 and Mississauga defeated the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors 6-4.

At Belleville, Mike Renzi had two assists to spark the Bulls, who earlier in
the day acquired Jason Spezza from the Windsor Spitfires for defending OHL
champion Kyle Wellwood and a second round draft pick. Michael Mole made 33
saves in goal for the winners.

At Erie, Brandon Cullen had one goal and two assists to lead the Otters to
their win, while Cory Pecker had one goal and one assist. Scott Dobben added
a pair of assists for the winners, while Scott Rozendal had the lone Guelph
goal. Adam Munroe made 37 saves for Erie.

At Mississauga, Greg Jacina had two goals and one assist to lead the IceDogs
to victory. Patrick O’Sullivan had one goal and two assists for the winners,
while Igor Radulov had one goal and one assist. Tim Brent had two assists in
a losing cause for St. Michael’s.


There are two games in the QMJHL Thursday night. Shawinigan (4) travels to
Moncton and Hull is at Cape Breton.

There were two games in the QMJHL on Wednesday night. Halifax (9) stopped
Moncton 5-1 while Baie-Comeau stopped Montreal 4-2.

At Halifax, Jason King had three goals and one assist for the Mooseheads
while Louis-Philippe Lessard added one goal and one assist. James Sanford
scored the lone goal for Moncton before 6,510 fans.

At Montreal, Charles Linglet and Maxime Fortunus both had two assists to
lead Baie-Comeau to its win. Jean-Francois Soucy scored both goals for the
Rocket, while Ghyslain Rousseau made 29 saves for the winners.

For complete QMJHL statistics and standings, visit the official QMJHL site.