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Toronto Maple Leafs prospects recap: We get it Jeremy Bracco, you’re good

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Since I mentioned Jeremy Bracco again this week, watch Adam Brooks out do him next week...

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I swear there ARE more than two prospects in the CHL for the Maple Leafs. I was all set to say ‘hey, look JJ Piccinich is doing well with the Knights’, or ‘Jack Walker is a solid two way player for Victoria’, but Bracco couldn’t let go of the spotlight, and dumped ten points last week all over the opponents. TWO four point games were the highlights, with a hat trick against Peterborough for good measure.

Brooks & Bracco may sound like a country western duo, but they’re the two best Leafs not in the pros, and next year the Marlies (or Leafs?) will reap the rewards of these two players they have tucked away in the juniors.

Ontario Hockey League

JJ Piccinich (F) / Nicolas Mattinen (D)
2G, 3A, +3 / 0G, 1A, -1
London Knights - 16-3-2-1, 1st in West

November 15th: @ Kitchener Rangers
W 4-3 - 1G, 2A, +2 / 0G, 0A, -1

November 18th: vs North Bay Battalion
W 8-3 - 1G, 1A, +1 / 0G, 1A
November 19th: @ Niagara IceDogs
W 8-2 - 0G, 2A / No Points
November 20th: vs Windsor Spitfires
W 3-2 OT - No Points / No Points


Stephen Desrocher (D) - 0G, 0A, -4
Kingston Frontenacs - 9-12-1-0, 7th in East

November 17th: @ North Bay Battalion
W 2-1 - No Points
November 18th: @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
L 4-1 - 0G, 0A, -2
November 19th: @ Sudbury Wolves
L 5-3 - 0G, 0A, -2


Jeremy Bracco (F) - 5G, 5A, +8
Kitchener Rangers - 14-7-0-1, 5th in West

November 15th: vs London Knights
L 4-3 - 0G, 1A, -1
November 17th: @ Peterborough Petes
W 7-4 - 3G, 1A, +4

November 18th: vs Oshawa Generals
W 3-2 - 0G, 1A, +1
November 20th: vs Guelph Storm
W 6-3 - 2G, 2A, +4


Nikita Korostelev (F) - 0G, 0A, -1
Sarnia Sting - 12-8-3-0, 6th in West

November 17th: @ Flint Firebirds
L 3-1 - No Points
November 18th: @ Windsor Spitfires
L 2-1 OT - No Points
November 19th: vs Erie Otters
L 4-3 - 0G, 0A, -1


Keaton Middleton (D) - 0G, 0A, -1
Saginaw Spirit - 7-11-2-1, 10th in West

November 16th: vs Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
L 5-3 - 0G, 0A, -2
November 18th: vs Erie Otters
W 8-3 - No Points
November 19th: vs Owen Sound Attack
W 4-2 - 0G, 0A, +1


Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Martins Dzierkals (F) - 0G, 1A, +2
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies - 15-5-1-2, 4th overall

November 18th: vs Blainsville-Broisband Armada
L 6-5 - 0G, 1A, +1
November 19th: vs Rimouski Oceanic
W 8-3 - 0G, 0A, +1


Western Hockey League

Adam Brooks (F) - 1G, 6A
Regina Pats - 16-1-3-0, 1st East Division

November 16th: @ Edmonton Oil Kings
W 4-2 - 0G, 1A, -1
November 19th: @ Victoria Royals
L 5-3 - 0G, 2A, -1
November 20th: @ Vancouver Giants
W 8-3 - 1G, 3A, +2


Jack Walker (F) - 1G, 2A, +4
Victoria Royals - 13-9-2-0, 3rd BC Division

November 15th: vs Prince Albert Raiders
W 3-1 - No Points
November 19th: vs Regina Pats
W 5-3 - 1G, 1A, +2

November 20th: vs Kelowna rockets
L 5-1 - 0G, 1A, +2


NCAA

Joseph Woll (G) - 24SV, 28SH, .857sv%
Boston College Eagles
Overall 10-3-1 / Conference 5-0-1

November 18th: @ Harvard
L 5-2 - 24SV, 28SH, .857sv% (pulled after 45 min)


JD Greenway (D)
Wisconsin Badgers: Overall 6-4-0

November 18th: vs Merrimack
W 4-2 - 0G, 0A, -2
November 19th: vs Merrimack
L 2-0 - 0G, 0A, -1


Dominic Toninato (F) - 2G, 0A, +2
U-Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs
Overall: 10-2-2 / Conference: 7-1-0

November 18th: vs Nebraska-Omaha
W 6-4 - 1G, 0A, +1
November 19th: vs Nebraska-Omaha
W 3-2 - 1G, 0A, +1


Dakota Joshua (F) - 1G, 0A, +1
Ohio State Buckeyes - Overall 8-1-4

November 18th: @ Rensselaer
W 4-0 - 1G, 0A, +1
November 19th: @ Rensselaer
W 3-2 - No Points


Nolan Vesey (F) - 0G, 1A
Maine Black Bears
Overall: 4-7-3 / Conference: 1-4-1

November 18th: @ U. Vermont
L 6-2 - 0G, 0A, -1
November 18th: @ U. Vermont
T 2-2 - 0G, 1A, +1


Player League Points Games PPG NHLe
Adam Brooks WHL 32 14 2.29 50.61
Jeremy Bracco OHL 40 19 2.11 55.24
JJ Piccinich OHL 27 20 1.35 35.42
Nikita Korostelev OHL 28 21 1.33 34.99
Martins Dzierkals QMJHL 27 21 1.29 27.41
Jack Walker WHL 25 22 1.14 25.16
Dakota Joshua Big 10 13 13 1.00 28.70
JD Greenway Big 10 6 10 0.60 17.22
Dominic Toninato NCHC 8 14 0.57 19.21
Nolan Vesey Hockey East 8 14 0.57 17.34
Stephen Desrocher OHL 8 20 0.40 10.50
Keaton Middleton OHL 5 17 0.29 7.72
Nicolas Mattinen OHL 2 20 0.10 2.62

This is what we want to see. More than half the kids on the list at PPG, and Brooks+Bracco over 2PPG since they’re overagers. Things are looking alright for the kids these days. Hopefully the defense is picking up the, uh, defense since they aren’t putting up the points.

Maybe I’ll look into that...