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Maple Leafs prospect report: World Junior invites

It’s almost thay wonderful time of the year.

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Hello prospect lovers, seldo fans, and people who were tricked into clicking on this by google. It was your typical week for the kids, Bracco had four points, Brooks had seven, and Stephen Desrocher got into the spirit by putting up four himself

The World Junior camp invite lists came out, and from the CHL/NCAA kids we saw Nikita Korostelev get invited to join the Russians, Jeremy Bracco and Joseph Woll on Team USA’s camp list, and while it isn’t a huge announcement, Martins Dzierkals will be leading Latvia into the main group this year after helping them win Div1A last year.

Speaking of Martins, he missed this week with a lower body injury. His coach in Rouyn-Noranda said it wasn’t serious and he should be back on this ice this week and will play at the WJC.

Ontario Hockey League

JJ Piccinich (F) / Nicolas Mattinen (D)
1G, 2A, +3 / 0G, 0A, +1
London Knights - 19-3-2-3, 3rd in West

December 2nd: vs Owen Sound Attack
L 3-2 SO - No Points / No Points
December 4th: vs Flint Firebirds
W 6-2 - 1G, 2A, +3 / 0G, 0A, +1


Stephen Desrocher (D) - 1G, 3A, +1
Kingston Frontenacs - 13-12-1-1, 5th in East

November 30th: vs Ottawa 67’s
W 2-1 OT - No Points
December 2nd: vs Kitchener Rangers
W 4-3 OT - 1G, 1A

December 3rd: @ Hamilton Bulldogs
W 3-2 SO - 0G, 2A, +1


Jeremy Bracco (F) - 0G, 4A, +3
Kitchener Rangers - 17-8-1-1, 5th in West

December 2nd: @ Kingston Frontenacs
L 4-3 OT - 0G, 1A
December 3rd: @ Ottawa 67’s
W 5-4 OT - 0G, 3A, +3

For a reporters view of the Rangers road trip, check out Josh Brown’s blog on the Waterloo Record website. He’s a great OHL reporter, and a fast driver if he got from Ottawa to Waterloo in 5 hours....


Nikita Korostelev (F) - 0G, 2A, +1
Sarnia Sting - 15-10-3-0, 6th in West

December 2nd: vs Saginaw Spirit
W 3-2 SO - No Points
December 4th: vs Niagara IceDogs
W 4-3 SO - 0G, 2A, +1


Keaton Middleton (D) - 0G, 1A, +2
Saginaw Spirit - 9-13-3-2, 9th in West

December 2nd: @ Sarnia Sting
L 3-2 SO - 0G, 0A, +1
December 3rd: vs Niagara IceDogs
W 5-1 - 0G, 1A, +1
November 4th: vs Windsor Spitfires
L 3-2 SO - No Points


Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Martins Dzierkals (F) - Did Not Play (Injury)
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies - 18-6-1-4, 4th overall

November 30th: @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
W 7-6 SO - Did Not Play
December 2nd: @ Charlottetown Islanders
L 3-2 SO - Did Not Play
December 3rd: @ Moncton Wildcats
L 4-3 SO - Did Not Play


Western Hockey League

Adam Brooks (F) - 3G, 4A, +5
Regina Pats - 19-2-4-0, 1st in East Division

December 3rd: vs Prince Albert Raiders
W 12-2 - 2G, 2A, +4

December 4th: @ Swift Current Broncos
W 6-3 - 1G, 2A, +1


Jack Walker (F) - 0G, 4A, -1
Victoria Royals 15-13-2-0, 2nd Western Wild Card

November 30th: vs Brandon Wheat Kings
L 4-3 - 0G, 1A
December 2nd: @ Prince George Cougars
L 4-2 - 0G, 1A, -1
December 3rd: @ Prince George Cougars
W 2-1 - 0G, 2A


NCAA

Joseph Woll (G) - 48SV, 53SH, 0.906sv%
Boston College Eagles
Overall: 12-5-1 / Conference: 7-0-1

November 29th: @ Northeastern
W 2-1 - 22SV, 23SH, 0.957sv%
December 3rd: @ North Dakota (in Madison Square Garden)
L 4-3 - 26SV, 30SH, 0.867sv%


JD Greenway (D) - 0G, 0A, -5
Wisconsin Badgers - 7-6-1-0

December 2nd: vs Omaha
T 3-3 - 0G, 0A, -2
December 3rd: vs Omaha
L 7-4 - 0G, 0A, -3


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

No games played last week.


Dakota Joshua (F) - 0G, 1A
Ohio State Buckeyes

December 2nd: @ Minnesota
L 5-3 - 0G, 1A
December 3rd: @ Minnesota
W 8-3 - Did Not Play


Nolan Vesey (F) - 0G, 1A, -2
Maine Black Bears
Overall: 5-9-3 / Conference: 1-6-1

December 2nd: @ New Hampshire
L 5-1 - 0G, 0A, -1
December 3rd: vs New Hampshire
L 4-3 - 0G, 1A, -1


Player League Points Games PPG NHLe
Adam Brooks WHL 45 19 2.37 52.44
Jeremy Bracco OHL 49 24 2.04 53.57
JJ Piccinich OHL 32 25 1.28 33.59
Martins Dzierkals QMJHL 27 22 1.23 26.17
Nikita Korostelev OHL 31 26 1.19 31.29
Jack Walker WHL 30 28 1.07 23.72
Dakota Joshua Big 10 14 14 1.00 28.70
Dominic Toninato NCHC 10 14 0.71 24.01
Nolan Vesey Hockey East 10 17 0.59 17.85
Stephen Desrocher OHL 14 25 0.56 14.69
Keaton Middleton OHL 7 23 0.30 7.99
JD Greenway Big 10 3 14 0.21 6.15
Nicolas Mattinen OHL 4 25 0.16 4.20

Everyone stays on their pace, I’ve fixed JD Greenway (goddamn NCAA sites). Dakota Joshua is progressing nicely in his NCAA career, and JJ Piccinich is taking advantage of the extra ice time as well.

That’s it for this week. See everyone next week.

We’re only 20 days from the World Juniors starting up. Can’t wait.