Canadiens first round draft pick Alexander Galchenyuk scored the winning goal and an assist in Sarnia’s 4-2 win in Guelph Friday night. Galchenyuk has nine points over his last three games. In 19 games he has 12 goals and 18 assists for 30 points. “He’s been shooting more of late,” said Sarnia coach Jacques Beaulieu. “We talked to him about 10 days ago that those sexy passes don’t always work. He has a great shot, in fact a pro shot and he surprises a lot of goalies.”
……….Also in the OHL, 2012 fourth round draft pick Brady Vail was held off the scoresheet as Windsor lost to Plymouth 5-3 Friday. He has 7 goals 15 assists in twenty games.
……….Third round pick Tim Bozon of the Kamloops Blazer was not in the lineup as the Blazer’s lost in Spokane. Bozon was serving a one-game suspension after a spitting incident following Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings. As the clock ran out Bozon spit on Edmonton’s Keegan Lowe and was assessed two roughing minors, a misconduct and a game misconduct.
……Left wing Charles Hudon, the Canadiens fifth round pick scored his 10th goal as Chicoutimi won 3-2 at Rimouski. It was Hudon’s fourth game since returning from a concussion. He has the goal and three assists his last two games and in twenty games 10 goals ad 10 assists.
…….At Turku Finland, two power play goals in the first period stood up as the Czech Republic has won the first stage of the Euro Hockey Tour – the Karjala Cup – beating Russia 2-1 in the tournament’s final game. Once again Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec was not in the Czech line up, presumably because of insurance issues. Plekanec’s Kladno linemate Jiri Tlusty scored one of the Czech goals. The European Hockey Tour consists of four tournaments: Karjala Tournament in Finland, Channel One Cup in Russia,Oddset Hockey Games in Sweden, and Kajotbet Hockey Games in the Czech Republic.