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Maple Leafs prospects recap: The WJC’s are coming!

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Heading into the Christmas break, some players head to WJC camps, and others kept things up.

Keith Hershmiller

A slow week for the prospects, the NCAA is almost entirely on vacation and about half the CHL players are away at WJC camps.

Vladimir Bobylev returned to the WHL’s Victoria Royals, joining Jack Walker. Bobylev left Russia after playing 20 KHL games (1G, 2A) and 3 VHL (1G, 1A) games. He’ll be with a team where he scored 67 points in 72 games last season.

At camps:
Jeremy Bracco, Joseph Woll - USA
Martins Dzierkals - Latvia
Nikita Korostelev - Russia

For those that were playing, the biggest weeks came out of the WHL. Adam Brooks had a five point game, and Jack Walker put up seven points on the week.


Ontario Hockey League

JJ Piccinich (F) / Nicolas Mattinen (D)
1G, 0A, -1 / 0G, 0A, +1
London Knights - 22-5-2-3

December 15th: @ Peterborough Petes
L 3-1 - 1G, 0A, -2 / No Points
December 16th: vs Guelph Storm
W 4-1 - 0G, 0A, +1 / 0G, 0A, +1


Stephen Desrocher (D) - 0G, 3A
Kingston Frontenacs - 14-13-4-1

December 16th: vs Peterborough Petes
L 4-3 OT - 0G, 1A, -1
December 17th: vs Oshawa Generals
W 3-2 OT - 0G, 2A, +1


Jeremy Bracco (F) - Did Not Play
Kitchener Rangers - 19-11-1-1

Bracco was with Team USA preparing for the World Junior Championships.

December 14th: @ Erie Otters
Postponed due to weather
December 16th: vs Sudbury Wolves
W 8-3 - Did Not Play
December 17th: @ Guelph Storm
L 5-2 - Did Not Play


Nikita Korostelev (F) - Did Not Play
Sarnia Sting - 17-13-4-0

Korostelev was with the Russian junior team preparing for the World Juniors.

December 15th: vs Flint Firebirds
L 3-2 OT - Did Not Play
December 17th: @ Saginaw Spirit
W 6-0 - Did Not Play
December 18th: @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
L 8-1 - Did Not Play


Keaton Middleton (D) - 0G, 2A
Saginaw Spirit - 13-15-3-2

December 14th: vs Flint Firebirds
W 3-1 - 0G, 1A, +2
December 16th: @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
L 5-3 - 0G, 1A, -1
December 17th: vs Sarnia Sting
L 6-0 - 0G, 0A, -1


Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Martins Dzierkals (F) - Did Not Play
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies - 20-8-1-5

Dzierkals was with the Latvian team preparing for the World Junior championships.

December 14th: @ Val d’Or Foreurs
W 3-2 - Did Not Play
December 16th: @ Sherbrooke Phoenix
W 4-0 - Did Not Play
December 17th: @ Drummondville Voltiguers
L 4-3 - Did Not Play


Western Hockey League

Adam Brooks (F) - 3G, 2A, +2
Regina Pats - 22-3-6-0

December 16th: @ Moose Jaw Warriors
L 5-4 - 0G, 0A, -1
December 17th: vs Moose Jaw Warriors
W 7-3 - 3G, 2A, +3


Jack Walker (F) / Vladimir Bobylev
2G, 5A, +1 / 0G, 2A, -1
December 13th: vs Portland Winterhawks
W 5-1 - 1G, 1A, +1 / 0G, 1A, +1
December 14th: vs Portland Winterhawks
L 4-3 - 0G, 3A, -1 / 0G, 0A, -1

December 17th: vs Vancouver Giants
L 5-4 OT - 1G, 1A, +1 / 0G, 1A, -1


NCAA

Joseph Woll (G)
Boston College Eagles
Overall: 13-6-1 / Conference: 8-1-1

Woll was with Team USA preparing for the World Junior Championships.

BC is on break until the Three Rivers Classic tournament December 29th.


JD Greenway (D)
Wisconsin Badgers - 8-7-1

The Badgers are on break until January 6th.


Dominic Toninato (F) - 1G, 0A
U-Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs
Overall: 12-3-3 / Conference: 9-2-1

December 16th: vs Bemidji State
T 1-1 - No Points
December 17th: @ Bemidji State
W 2-1 - 1G, 0A


Dakota Joshua (F)
Ohio State Buckeyes
Overall: 9-2-4 / Conference: 1-1

Ohio State is on break until December 31st.


Nolan Vesey (F)
Maine Black Bears
Overall: 7-9-3 / Conference: 1-6-1

Maine is on break until December 30th.


Player League Points Games PPG NHLe
Player League Points Games PPG NHLe
Adam Brooks WHL 53 25 2.12 46.94
Jeremy Bracco OHL 51 27 1.89 49.56
JJ Piccinich OHL 38 30 1.27 33.24
Martins Dzierkals QMJHL 27 22 1.23 26.17
Jack Walker WHL 41 34 1.21 26.70
Nikita Korostelev OHL 34 29 1.17 30.76
Dakota Joshua Big 10 14 14 1.00 28.70
Dominic Toninato NCHC 12 18 0.67 22.41
Stephen Desrocher OHL 20 30 0.67 17.49
Vladimir Bobylev WHL 2 3 0.67 14.76
Nolan Vesey Hockey East 10 17 0.59 17.85
Keaton Middleton OHL 9 29 0.31 8.14
JD Greenway Big 10 3 16 0.19 5.38
Nicolas Mattinen OHL 2 28 0.07 1.87

After this week, the CHL shuts down until December 28th, and with the NCAA done then too, there will be no prospects post next week. Enjoy the days off next week, lord knows I will.