Dec. 13-19 Prospect Week In Review
Early Merry Christmas Blue Jackets fans time for the week in review of the Blue Jackets prospects. Today marks the start of the CHL’s break for Christmas with all three leagues taking the entire week off before competition starts back up on the 27th. Starting off with the AHL the Falcons only had 2 games this week going 1-1, the leading scorer this week was 2009 1st round draft pick John Moore picking up 3 points in Friday’s 6-3 win giving him 2 goals and 13 asists on the year to lead the Falcons young defense in scoring. He’s fifth in the AHL in scoring for rookie defensemen. Moore leads the Falcons in assists, technically he’s tied with Dane Byers but Byers picked up 6 of his assists with Hartford before being aquired. Speaking of young defensemen David Savard scored his first professional goal while goaltender Gustaf Wesslau earned his first North American point earning a assist on John Moore’s goal. The Jacket’s CHL prospects were the busiest last week each playing at least 2 games while only 1 college player was in action not counting Allen York and RPI playing the U.S. World Junior team in an exhibition. Tha Halifax Mooseheads went into the Christmas break on a 3 game winning streak, there longest one of the season but Jackets prospect Mathieu Corbeil only played in 1 game but he still got pulled letting back up Anthony Terenzio mop up and earn the win. The Rimouski Oceanic are on a 5 game winning streak including going 3-0 this week. Petr Straka did not play this week i’m guessing he’s taking part in the Czech Repubic’s camp for the World Juniors. I say i’m guessing because Rimouski’s site is ONLY in French with no translate button and i can only find the camp roster on NHL.com. Dalton Smith goes into the Christmas break on a 2 game point streak picking up a goal and assist in the teams last 2 games giving him 10 points on the year. Brandon Archibald picked up no points and was a -2 while the Greyhounds went 0-2-1. Dalton Prout is still with the Barrie Colts started off the week finishing up his latest suspension playing in Saturday’s win earning no points but was a +2. Austin Madaisky earned 2 more assists this week to continue to lead the Blue Jackets defenseman prospects in scoring giving him 14 on the year despite the Blazers going 1-2. The Portland Winterhawks went 1-1 this week with Oliver Gabriel picking up a goal and assist in Tuesday’s win over Kamloops.
Ryan Johansen did not play this week for the Hawks, Johansen was busy taking part in Canada’s selection camp for the World Junior Championships. Playing in 2 of the 3 inter-squad games Johansen had a goal and assist not playing in the third because he was a lock. Johansen will be the Canadians 3rd line center playing in tonight’s exhibition opener against the Swiss centering fellow 2010 first rounder Brett Connolly and 09 3rd rounder Cody Eakin. Johansen could be the only CBJ prospect in action next week unless Straka makes the Czech team. Johansen will be playing against 2 teammates that are on the Swiss team, 2010 First round pick Nino Niedereiter and potential 1st round pick Sven Bartschi. Thomas Larkin and Colgate got swept this weekend by Robert Morris losing in overtime last night, Larkin scored no points and was a -3 on the weekend. Last but not least is Allen York, last week’s win over Boston University earned York last week’s goaltender of the week award. York was in action but it was an exhibition against the U.S. World Junior team. York made 34 saves in the shootout win, the shootout was a marathon taking 12 rounds with York making 8 saves including the clincher over ex-RPI teammate Jerry D’Amigo.
This will be a slow week for @CBJProspects with only Johansen and possibly Straka playing next week other than the NHL and CHL(Fort Wayne) in action. Thanks as always for checking this out.