October 3-9 CBJ CHL/BCHL Prospect Week in Review
Sorry for the delay folks but those 2 games in 3 nights are rough on all of us. Lets start off in AHL, the Springfield Falcons are opening the season on a three game road trip that will stretch into next week. The Falcons year got off to a rough start because of… traffic, the team’s bus didnt arrive in Manchester until when the game would have started. When the game did start it became the Marc-Andre Cliche show as the Monarchs captain lit up Springfield starter Paul Dainton for a hat trick. In the 5-2 loss Alexandre Giroux and Cody Bass scored their first goals for the Falcons. The next night the Falcons bounced back with a 6-3 win over probable basement dwellers the Albany Devils in the win five Falcons had multiple points with Nicholas Drazenovic leading the way with a goal and two assists, Drazenovic is currently sixth in the AHL in scoring with a goal and three assists. Cody Bass, Brent Regner and Dane Byers all had a goal and a assist while Springfield signee Ryan Garlock had two assists. Allen York picked up the win making 27 saves in what he said felt like a home game since he’d played at the Devil’s home rink in college. The Falcons will play three in three next week starting off against the baby Pens in Wilkes-Barre then heading home to take on the Providence Bruins then getting a rematch against the Manchester Monarchs.
Boone Jenner, Oshawa Generals(OHL)
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Jenner and the Generals went 0-2-1 this week with Jenner picking up 2 points, Jenner scored his 3rd goal(go to about 5:15 of the video) of the season against the Belleville Bulls scoring on a rebound off the boards in a 4-2 loss. The next game the Gererals loss 5-2 to the Sarnia Sting with Jenner being a -2 with 2 penalty minutes. To finish out the week the Generals took on the Windsor Spitfires and ex Blue Jackets assistant coach Bob Boughner. Jenner and the Generals loss in a shootout with Boone picking up a assist on ex Jacket and current Cincinnati Cyclones assistant coach Andrew Cassels son Cole’s first career goal. Boone is currently leading the Generals in scoring and is tied for the lead in goals.
A quick mention to Dalton Smith who is still serving his 10 game suspension for a hit on Belleville goalie Malcolm Subban on opening night, Smith this week was named a assistant captain for the 67′s he’ll form a leadership group with OHL leading scorer from last year Tyler Toffoli and Captain Marc-Anthony Zanetti, Smith asked for advice from his uncle Keith Primeau.
Brandon Archibald, Saginaw Spirit(OHL)
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Things are getting ugly in Saginaw as the Spirit have lost six straight after winning the OHL’s West Division last season. Brandon had no points and was a -2 for the week, Archibald hasnt scored a point since February 25. If it matters I think Brandon is more of a shutdown type defenseman.
The Sags started off the week losing 1-0 to Val-d ‘Or a game that Sedlak won 17 of the 25 faceoffs he took, it was the next game that Sedlak had his best game(so far). In a 5-4 overtime win over Drummondville Sedlak scored the overtime game winner(fast forward to 1:15 its in French though) gathering a loose puck when a Sag and a Voltigeur collided and Lukas was off to the races. Lukas also had 2 assists in the win. Sedlak won 13 of 23 faceoffs in the win and was named 2nd star. Sedlak is 6th on the Sags in scoring while playing in anywhere from 3 to 6 less games than his teammates.
Petr Straka, Rimouski Oceanic
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Straka was one of the busiest prospects last week playing in three games scoring in two of them scoring a goal and a assist. Starting off in PEI Straka scored his third goal of the season off a rebound(30 seconds in, in English but announcer is annoying must be related to Bob Sorry had to) it was his second goal in as many games. After that the Oceanic traveled to Saint John to take on fellow CBJ prospect Mathieu Corbeil and the Sea Dogs in the 8-2 loss Straka had a assist(1:20 in the video but since its through Saint John there might be Corbeil highlights) but was a -1. To finish out its Maritimes road trip Rimouski traveled to Moncton where they loss 6-3, Straka had no points in the loss that snapped his three game point streak. Straka is 6th on the Oceanic in scoring like Sedlak playing in less games than his teammates.
As you can tell from the picture Mathieu got his mask for the 2011-12 season little hard to tell what’s on it, hoping from a better pic from my Saint John source. Mathieu started his sixth and seventh straight games of the season winning both. As I mentioned above to start out the week the Dogs welcomed Petr Straka and the Oceanic winning in a 8-2 rout a game that had Corbeil stopping 19 of the 21 shots he faced. The very next night Saint John got revenge on the Victoriaville Tigres(not a typo its french) the team that handed Corbeil his first loss of the season a game that he just made it into the second period allowing three goals on 15 shots. Corbeil stopped 25 of the 27 shots he faced in the win, since joining Saint John Corbeil is 19-3-1 with a 2.38 GAA and a .904 save percentage.
Michael Chaput, Shawinigan Cataractes(QMJHL)
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The Cats started the week with a home and home against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, the game in Blainville ended up going to a shootout with Shawinigan losing. Chaput scored the game tying goal with only 1:33 remaining after nothing in overtime the game went to a nine round shootout, Chaput shot fourth missing. When the series switched to Blainville it was the Michael Chaput show, Chaput led the way for the Cats scoring a goal and a assist and was a +2 while being named first star. To finish out the three games in three night the Cats welcomed the Quebec Remparts. Chaput scored his fourth of the season that also ended up being the only goal Shawinigan would score in the 5-1 loss. Along with the goal this was one of those nights that Chaput was untouchable at the faceoff, Chaput won 16 of the 19 faceoffs he took for the week he won 40 out of 62 faceoffs a 64 winning percent. Chaput is fourth on the Cats in scoring but could get a bump in line and minutes as one of the team’s leading scorer’s Michael Bournival will miss a month.
Austin Madaisky, Kamloops Blazers(WHL)
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Austin Madaisky is off to his best start ever of his three year WHL career scoring eight points in his first six games, the eight points put Austin sixth among WHL defensemen in scoring. The Blazers started the week on a three game winning streak as the team took on the Spokane Chiefs, the Blazers won the game 6-4 and Madaisky scored his third(1:10) of the season picking up his own rebound off the backboard when he pinched in on the play. The next night the Blazers played there first road game of the year in Everett. In a 5-2(game hilites no sound though) Blazers win Madaisky tied a career high with three assists and was named third star. The best being the third when his pass to a streaking Jordan DePape(2:36 of above link) with DePape scoring into an empty net.
Mike Reilly, Penticton Vees
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Reilly is off to an even better start than Madaisky, Reilly has scored in six of the Vees seven games scoring nine points. Mike started off the week with his best game(so far) when he had a three point night with a goal and two assists, Mike was named second star earning a star award for the first time. The next game Mike did something he hadnt done with the Vees, score no points. Mike’s five game point streak came to end in the 5-2 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings(the what?!) with Mike scoring three goals and five assists. Mike found his way back on to the scoresheet in the team’s next game which he scored his fourth of the season in a double overtime loss. Yes you read that right, according to Vees Director of Broadcasting/play by play man Fraser Rodgers the BCHL does overtime like this first the normal four on four five minute overtime then goes to a three on three five minute overtime. Another quick mention for Mr. Rodgers(put your shoes back on I had to) he did a interview with Mike the audio is here.
Anton Forsberg, MODO(Sweden)
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I decided to throw Anton in because it’ll be quick MODO played three games last week going 1-2 and Forsberg didnt play in any. I said it as a joke awhile back but im starting to think about writing a letter, please Mr. Howson sign Anton and bring him over here so he’ll play, sorry for my ranting. Last post I wasn’t sure if Anton was related to Peter well I asked MODO’s twitter feed and they told me that the two are not related.
Well better late than never, I’ll get to work on the NCAA prospects and hopefully that post will be up tomorrow or I may just wait until next week. As always I thank you for reading I know this was a long one and also any thoughts are appreciated.