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Toronto Maple Leafs prospect report: Joseph Woll ejected, defensemen are scoring

Woll was amazing for Boston College over the weekend, but the story now is on his ejection/suspension

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The big story this week should be about Joseph Woll only letting in two goals all weekend, letting Boston College triple it’s win total from one to three, however the story now is Woll getting ejected for kicking a Merrimack player. Check out the highlights from BC Interruption:

From their recap of the game:

The big story was the end of the game as a pretty big scrum erupted in Joe Woll’s crease. Woll took exception to something Merrimack did (which resulted in him losing his helmet) and he landed a couple pretty good hooks on whoever he was sparring with. Those were probably within the unwritten rules of the game, but the problem was after all was said and done, he took a bit of a kick at the Merrimack player. That earned him a game disqualification, and he’ll have to sit for Tuesday’s game against UConn.

Woll is out for one game next week, which is disappointing based on how well he played this weekend, but Merrimack got under his skin, got the kicking he felt they deserved.

Ontario Hockey League

Eemeli Räsänen (D) - 0G, 3A, +3
Kingston Frontenacs - 9-5-1-2

Nov. 1st: @ Ottawa 67’s
W 5-1 - No Points
Nov. 3rd: vs Sarnia Sting
W 7-1 - 0G, 1A, +1
Nov. 5th: @ Oshawa Generals
W 4-1 - 0G, 2A, +2

With newest Maple Leafs front office member Stephan Robidas in the crowd, Räsänen notched two assists last night to make him a point per game defender this week.

#55 - Keaton Middleton (D) - 1G, 2A, +6
Saginaw Spirit - 6-8-2-0

Nov. 1st. vs Flint Firebirds
L 5-3 - 1G, 0A, +2
Nov. 3rd: @ London Knights
W 6-5 OT - 0G, 2A, +3

Nov. 4th: vs North Bay Battalion
W 6-1 - 0G, 0A, +1

The Spirit finished the week on a high note, scoring twelve goals in two games, which makes 25% of this seasons goals score on the weekend.

#15 - Fedor Gordeev (D) / #52 - Nicolas Mattinen (D)
0G, 2A, -2 / No Points
Flint Firebirds - 6-9-2-0

Nov. 1st: @ Saginaw Spirit
W 5-3 - 0G, 1A, -2 / 0G, 0A. +1
Nov. 2nd: vs North Bay Battalion
L 5-1 - 0G, 0A, -1 / 0G, 0A, -1
Nov. 4th: vs Guelph Storm
L 3-2 OT - 0G, 1A, +1 / No Points

The Firebirds beat their rival Saginaw, but were unable to build off that win for any more, losing the next two games a combined 8-3.

Ryan McGregor (F) - 1G, 0A, +1
Sarnia Sting - 15-3-0-0

Nov. 2nd: @ Peterborough Petes
W 7-5 - 1G, 0A, +1

Nov. 3rd: @ Kingston Frontenacs
L 7-1 - No Points
Nov. 5th: @ Ottawa 67’s
L 4-3 - No Points

The Sting were riding high when they took down the Petes in what could be an OHL final preview, but were then given their first taste of defeat in 15 games when the Frontenacs smacked them down 7-1 and then the 67’s gave them their first back to back losses of the season.

Western Hockey League

#33 - Ian Scott (G) - 55sv, 59sh, .932sv%
Prince Albert Raiders - 7-6-3-0

Nov. 2nd: @ Moose Jaw Warriors
L 5-2 - Did Not Play
Nov. 3rd: vs Swift Current Broncos
W 5-1 - 30sv, 31sh, .968sv%

Nov 4th: vs Moose Jaw Warriors
L 3-2 - 25sv, 28sh, .893 sv%

Scott tasted defeat for the first time this season as the Raiders fell to the Warriors a day after Scott stood on his head to keep the Broncos out of the net.

Junior A

#24 - Ryan O'Connell (D) - No Points
Penticton Vees, BCHL - 10-5-1-1

Nov. 3rd: @ West Kelowna Warriors
L 4-3 - No Points
Nov. 4th: vs Powell River Kings
L 4-2 - No Points

The Vees didn’t have the best weekend, and O’Connell wasn’t on the score sheet. His defensive game is okay, but with the Vees no getting points, he’ll need to step up his game to help them get back in the W column.


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

Nov. 3rd: @ UMass-Lowell
L 3-2 - 0G, 0A, -2
Nov. 4th: @ UMass-Lowell
W 6-2 - 1G, 0A

Maine got a solid win over Lowell, keeping them just above last place in Hockey East.

#14 - JD Greenway (D) - Did Not Play
Wisconsin Badgers
Overall: 6-4-1 / Conference: 1-1

Nov. 3rd: vs North Dakota
L 3-2 - Did Not Play
Nov. 4th: vs North Dakota
T 2-2 - Did Not Play

Greenway continues to be absent from the Badgers.

#31 - Joseph Woll (G) - 46sv, 48sh, .958sv%
Boston College Eagles
Overall: 3-5-1 / Conference: 3-1

Nov. 3rd: vs Merrimack
W 3-1 - 21sv, 22sh, .955sv%
Nov. 4th: @ Merrimack (Played 59:46 before ejection)
W 2-1 - 25sv, 26sh, .962sv%

Woll had a great weekend before his ejection, and he won’t play on Tuesday’s game for the Eagles.

#8 - Dakota Joshua (F) - 1G, 1A, -3
Ohio State Buckeyes
Overall: 5-3-2 / Conference: 1-3

Nov. 3rd: vs Notre Dame
L 4-1 - 0G, 0A, -2
Nov. 4th: vs Notre Dame
L 3-2 - 1G, 1A, -1

Dakota played well in the second game, but the Fighting Irish weren’t willing to be beat. Overall the Buckeyes are doing well, but they need to start beating more Big10 teams to up their playoff hopes.

Prospects points tracker

Player League Points Games PPG NHLe
Player League Points Games PPG NHLe
Dakota Joshua (F) Big 10 24 30 0.80 22.96
Nolan Vesey (F) Hockey East 25 37 0.68 20.50
Ryan McGregor (F) OHL 29 47 0.62 16.19
Ryan O’Connell (D) BCHL 12 23 0.52 9.84
Eemeli Räsänen (D) OHL 30 59 0.51 13.34
Nicolas Mattinen (D) OHL 29 62 0.47 12.27
Keaton Middleton (D) OHL 23 61 0.38 9.89
Fedor Gordeev (D) OHL 23 64 0.36 9.43
JD Greenway (F) Big 10 3 12 0.25 7.18