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Nov. 29-Dec. 5 Prospect Review

Time again to hear about how the future of the CBJ is doing, this will be the last time i’ll have updates on the Jackets college prospects with most playing there last games until the end of the month when they’ll be playing in holiday tournaments.

Petr Straka returned from a broken thumb this week to score his first goal since October 17th giving him 7 on the season. Straka and the Oceanic went 0-2-0-1 this weekend. Somebody get Dalton Smith some ice the guy’s fists were busy last week collecting 16 penalty minutes giving him 72 in 26 games this season which is 5th in the OHL.

Dalton Smith vs Conor Stokes: Heres his fight from Sunday great commentary on it.

Dalton Prout continued his strong play picking up 2 assists despite Barrie going 0-3 this week. Ive  read on twitter that Prout is apparently a  hot commodity in the OHL and with the Colts only having won only 4 times in 28 games the captain might be moving soon but with Prout being 20 he’s an overager in the OHL and a team can only have so many. Brandon Archibald and the Greyhounds went 1-2 this weekend with Archibald still continuing to pick up points picking up 2 assists giving him 10 assists in his last 11 games. Mathieu Corbeil returned to the Mooseheads crease going 1-2 this weekend with the win coming in a shootout making 33 saves and then 3 more in the shootout. Ryan Johansen had a monster week, in 3 games this weekend he outscored the Blue Jackets during the weekend we don’t wanna bring up scoring 3 goals and adding 4 assists giving him 35 points on the season.

Here’s Oliver Gabriel wearing the Winter Hawks new 3rd Jersey (no offense Oliver but I ordered mine with Johansen on it). Gabriel picked up 2 assists in Portland’s 3 games this week setting a new career high with 16. Gabriel needs only 2 more points to set a new career high in points. It was a weekend of opposites for Austin Madaisky while he picked up a assist in both games the Blazers lost in overtime on Friday and was a -2 but on Saturday he was a +2 and Kamloops won in Overtime. Cam Atkinson picked up 3 goals in a sweep of Boston University to give him 51 on his college career Atkinson only needs 7 points to give him 100 for his career. Sean Collins went pointless this weekend as Cornell won and tied this weekend in a series with Alabama-Huntsville. Trent Vogelhuber scored a goal in each game of a weekend as Miami split with Notre Dame. Will Weber went scoreless this weekend but picked up 19 penalty minutes on the weekend getting a game misconduct on a checking from behind penalty late in Saturday’s win. Kevin Lynch and Matt Rust were in Columbus this week as Michigan took on Ohio State, I actually went to the game Friday night and tried to keep a close eye on the duo since they play on the same line as Michigan’s leading scorer. Now neither one picked up a point in that game but both were always around the net. With the overtime loss Friday I had a bad feeling about Saturday’s game because when Michigan loses the next game is ugly scoring at least 5 goals the next night but the Buckeyes kept it close losing by only a goal in a 2-1 game with Rust picking up an assist. Thomas Larkin and Colgate won its first game since October with Saturday’s win over Army with Larkin earning an assist. Martin Ouelette found his way back to Maine’s net for his first start since Maine’s second game of the season making 32 saves to pick up his first career college win and shutout. The duo of prospects playing in the state of Minnesota had a bit of a rough weekend with Jake Hansen and the Gophers getting swept by Minnesota State-Mankato with Hansen picking up no points. While #1 Minnesota-Duluth suffered overtime loss but rebounded to win its final game in the arena thats been its home for 45 seasons, Drew Olsen played in both games being a +1 with no points. Allen York played in both games this weekend for RPI earning a split making 53 saves out of  58 shots. The loss came on Friday when the Engineers were taking on the #2 Yale but then bounced back to beat Brown on Saturday.

Highlights for next week include Jake Hansen and Minnesota taking on Drew Olsen and Minnesota-Duluth in a weekend series. But the big event next week is The Big Chill in The Big House as Michigan takes on Michigan State in Michigan Stadium, 110,000+ are expected to be in attendence.

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