Sunday, January 22, 2012

January 16-22 Blue Jackets Prospect Week In Review

Well seeing as I didnt recieve a DM or a fax(BTTF2 reference anyone?) with YOURE FIRED!!! on it so I guess I better get going.
It was a ROUGH!!! weekend in Springfield not only did both goalies have GAAs a bit under 5 and save percentages in the low 80s. The Falcons went 0-3 last week getting outscored 15-10 allowing nine of those 15 in the first period. Leading the was Andrew Joudrey with 2 goals(6,7) and a assist, Ill admit even I forget about Joudrey being down there or at least I have to check if he's under contract with the CBJ which he is. Other Falcons with multiple points include every Jacket fans favorite Mogwai Cam Atkinson who scored goals 22 and 23 last week moving him into second in the AHL in goal scoring. Alexandre Giroux and Nicholas Drazenovic each had a goal and a assist while 4 Falcons had 2 assists including Dane Byers(gotta love the NHL-AHL justice system) Maksim Mayorov, Martin St. Pierre and Brett Regner. Now let's get negative the Falcons goalies were abysmal non Blue Jacket property Manny Legace went 0-2 with a 4.79GAA and a .811 save percentage playing in all three games, he started off allowing 5 goals in not even half a game a game in which ex Miami Redhawk Andy Miele had 3 assists on his bobblehead night no less(life size I hear). Legace then at least played the whole game on Sunday(the only Falcon goalie to do that this weekend) allowing 4 goals on 19 shots. Now to Mark Dekanich...Mark Dekanich the guy we thought might help the Jackets season. Dekanich after stopping 14 of 14 in the game in which Legace allowed 5 Mark got the start against Albany and made it through the first period(to quote Mork from Ork "heavy sigh") Legace closed out the game stopping 18 of 19. What had to make this game sting even more is that Scott Howson was watching this brutal outing for Dekanich.

Lets keep the ECHL update brief the Express went 1-1 last week with Steven Delisle being the only Jacket prospect to play in either game. Allen York served as AHL goalie Peter Mannino's backup. Delisle played in Saturday's loss to Cincinnati a game in which he was a -2 with no points after being sent down earlier in the day. I feel bad for Allen and Steven or as they should be called now the yo-yo boys after both have been piling up the frequent flyer miles. Im considering this season a wash for Allen since he cant seem to get settled in with a team either because of injuries a level higher or some AHL team in Canada sent down its third goalie.

Boone Jenner-Oshawa Generals(OHL)
Stats 33GP 18-21-39 +7 53PIM
It was a 3 in 3 weekend for Boone and the Generals starting off with a quick one game road trip to Ottawa for a game(highlights about 1:10 in) against fellow CBJ prospect Dalton Smith and the 67s. Boone had a assist his 20th on the game's opening goal Nicklas Jensen's 1st shorthanded goal of the season, the Generals lost that game 8-3. The General's next game was the Boone Jenner Show(needs a theme song) Jenner picked up his first career hat trick then adding a assist and was a +5 and of course was named first star. Oshawa finished the weekend with a 3-0 win over Barrie but Boone had no points in the win. So here's how Boone's weekend ended up a 2-1 record for the Generals and Boone had 3 goals and 2 assists and was a +6 with six penalty minutes.

Dalton Smith-Ottawa 67s(OHL)
Stats 35GP 14-9-23 -3 57PIM
In three games last week Dalton continued his strong play of late picking up a point in each of Ottawa's games last week. The 67s started the week in Peterborough and in the 9-4 romp Dalton scored his 13th of the season. Next it was back home to welcome the Generals in the 8-3 Ottawa win Dalton scored 14th of the season on the power play also adding his eigth assist on teammate Tyler Toffoli's 35th of the season. On Sunday Kitchener came to town and the 67s finished off the weekend with its closest win of the weekend taking a 4-3 descision from the Rangers, Dalton had a assist in the win. With points in all three games Dalton is now on a four game point streak and has five points in that span.

Brandon Archibald-Saginaw Spirit(OHL)
Stats 45GP 1-11-12 -6 52PIM
It was rough weekend for Brandon after missing the Spirit's shootout loss to Barrie with a injury, Brandon played in "one of the weirdest hockey games he's ever been part of". Which I can understand I mean how many 9-8 hockey games have you seen. The Spirit were trailing 5-2 the team exploded for five straight in the second. Brandon had a assist in the wacky Spirit win, I think it shows how rough of the years been in Saginaw is that Brandon's 12 points lead the Spirit D in scoring while the team's leading scorer has 56 points. Then in a game against Mississauga
Brandon suffered a injury when he took a slapshot of the calf and was seen on crutches after the game.

Lukas Sedlak-Chicoutimi Sagueneens(QMJHL)
Stats 33GP 14-19-33 +12 38PIM
Me and my big blog after raving about Sedlak's strong play of late he went pointless in the Sag's 2 games last week but won 59% of his faceoffs in the team's two games.

Petr Straka-Rimouski Oceanic(QMJHL)
Stats 35GP 10-13-23 -7 21PIM
Petr Straka went scoreless in the Oceanic's two games last week a win over Chicoutimi and a loss to Baie-Comeau.

Mathieu Corbiel-Saint John Sea Dogs(QMJHL)
Stats 35GP 26-9 .905SV% 2.05GAA 4 Shutouts
I was wrong last week when I said Corbeil would sit one game because of his backup earning a shutout in his last start but as usual I was wrong. Mathieu got the start against his old team the Halifax Mooseheads and Corbeil stopped 29 of 32 to pick up his 26th win of the season. When Rob Kunz asked me on twitter about the CBJ goalie prospects I told him Corbeil plays on a juggernaut and seeing as Corbeil has won 39 games in Saint John after winning only 18 in Halifax. Corbeil then didnt play in the Sea Dogs win over Acadie-Bathurst.

Michael Chaput-Shawnigan Cataractes(QMJHL)
Stats 39GP 12-31-43 +26 33PIM
In the Cat's win over Quebec Michael earned his 31st assist of the season in his 38th game of the season after having 34 in 62 games last year with the now deceased Lewiston MAINEiacs. Then in Shawingan's loss to Gatineau with only 37 seconds left in the game it got nasty when one of Chaput's team crashed the goalie a little to hard in the Olympiques eyes leading to a full on line brawl earning Michael the normal major and 2 game misconducts.(Chaput is number 62 in the video). Time for a quick plug at the start of the year all players on Shawinigan had to shutdown there twitter accounts but for some reason there all back until the playoffs, you can follow Michael at @MichaelChaput62.

Austin Madaisky-Kamloops Blazers(WHL)
Stats 47GP 9-27-36 +16 52PIM
Ok this weeks stats and last weeks arent gonna add up because the WHL decided to add a few assists to Austin's totals(not that he's complaining). Onto this week, in 3 wins last week part on a 9 game win streak. Austin had a assist last week and that came in the Blazer's biggest win of the season in a battle of the top two teams in the WHL.

Oliver Gabriel-Portland Winterhawks(WHL)
Stats 15GP 6-4-10 +2 24PIM
In three games last week Oliver had three goals all in a game against the top team in the WHL(at the time) the Tri-City Americans. Oliver had his first career hat trick(goals 1,2,3) and fourth 3 point game of his career in the Winterhawks franchise record 17th straight home win. After that it was off to Spokane for a two game road trip in which the Hawks lost both by a combined score of 11-3.

Thomas Larkin-Colgate Red Raiders(ECAC)
Stats 22GP 2-7-9 +6 30PIM
In the Raiders tie with Harvard and overtime loss to Dartmouth Larkin had no points and 2 penalty minutes in the tie with Harvard. Thomas hasnt had a point since late November.

Sean Collins-Cornell Big Red(ECAC)
Stats 19GP 6-8-14 +5 4PIM
Cornell added to the nation's longest unbeaten streak(4-0-3) with a win and a tie last weekend beating Dartmouth in OT and then tying with Harvard. In the win on Friday Collins added to the longest point streak of his career when he had a assist for the fourth straight game, the eight assists tie his career high from last year. The streak was snapped in the game against Harvard.

In a quick they didnt play update both Martin Ouelette or Mike Reilly didnt play last week. Ouelette hasnt had a start since November 11th and since starter Dan Sullivan is also a Sophomore I'm not sure what Ouelette should do. Mike Reilly is still out with the injury I talked about in last week's post. According to Vees broadcaster Fraser Rodgers Mike was re-evaluated today(1/23).

Trent Vogelhuber Will Weber-Miami Redhawks(CCHA)
Stats TV-24GP 2-7-9 E 43PIM WW-26GP 0-3-3 -4 26PIM
Miami swept Western Michigan last week outscoring the Broncos 7-1. Both Trent and Will went scoreless in Friday's overtime win. Trent picked up a assist on Saturday his first since January 6th. Will Weber had no points on the weekend but was a +2 as was Trent.

Kevin Lynch Michigan Wolverines(CCHA)
Stats 26GP 4-4-8 -2 26PIM
Kevin Lynch went scoreless for the third straight weekend in Michigan's split with Notre Dame. The Wolverines are done until February, Lynch had no points in January and was a +1 with 2 penalty minutes.
Seth Ambroz Jake Hansen-Minnesota Golden Gophers(WCHA)
Stats SA-26GP 4-3-7 +3 41PIM JH-27GP 9-15-24 +12 34PIM
The Gophers faced off with the Colorado College Tigers earning a split. Jake Hansen was the only Jackets prospect to earn a point when he had a assist on Nick Bjustad's team leading 20th goal of the season. Jake and Seth played on the same line on Friday with Eric Haula centering the duo.

Drew Olson-Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs(WCHA)
Stats 24GP 1-2-3 +4 41PIM
S.O.P for Olson no points couple of penalty minutes on the weekend, the only minor change of pace is he was a minus for the first time since November 5 Olson had been a +10 since then.

TJ Tynan-Notre Dame Fighting Irish(CCHA)
Stats 25GP 9-24-33 +2 22PIM
Tynan and the Irish welcomed Michigan to town earning a split the Wolverines. In the game Friday TJ Tynan had 2 assists his fifth straight game with a point(even though he missed one of the Irish's game because of the WJC). The game was Tynan's 10th multi point game of the season. The Irish lost the game on Saturday in which Tynan went pointless snapping his streak.

Anton Forsberg-MODO(Sweden)
Stats-Main Club 9GP 3-3 .899SV% 3.08GAA U20 Team 3GP 2-0-1 .904 2.59GAA
Anton played games at both levels for MODO last week winning both games. On Wednesday Forsberg started against HV71 winning his 3rd game of the year stopping 32 of 33 in a 4-1 win over the Chainsaws(HV stands for Husquavarna the chainsaw company, sounds cooler). Then on Saturday it was back with the junior MODians...MODOrs...nevermind, in the win Anton stopped 31 of 32 to win his second with the junior club.

There you have it folks another week in the lives of the Jackets prospects as for next week the highlights are the AHL all star game that Cam Atkinson will be taking part in plus we have a big series in the NCAA with Thomas Larkin and Colgate facing off with Sean Collins and Cornell in a home and home.

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