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Toronto Maple Leafs prospect report: CHL opening weekend

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It’s time for the prospects to play! The CHL opened it’s seasons this past weekend and I mus say it went well, if for no reason other than the Niagara IceDogs went undefeated. The Leafs prospects were also playing, so let’s see how they did.

The big note is the Flint Firebirds starting off 2-0, the newest OHL franchise needs some good news early in the season for once. In Flint Nicolas Mattinen is playing a bigger role than he ever did in London and flouishing in this small sample size.

Ontario Hockey League

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

Sept. 22nd: vs Erie Otters
W 3-2 OT - 0G, 1A, +1
Sept. 23rd: vs Mississauga Steelheads
W 5-2 - 0G, 0A, +2

Keaton Middleton (D)
Saginaw Spirit - 0-1-1

Keaton Middleton is still technically at Leafs camp. Word is that he was injured in his fight with Michael Pezzetta at the Leafs rookie camp, so they cna’t cut him until he’s able to play.

Sept. 21st: @ Windsor Spitfires
L 3-1 - Did Not Play
Sept. 23rd: vs London Knights
L 3-2 OT - Did Not Play

Fedor Gordeev (D) / Nicolas Mattinen (D)
1G, 0A, -2 / 1G, 2A, +4
Flint Firebirds - 2-0-0

Sept. 22nd: @ Kitchener Rangers
W 5-3 - 1G, 0A, -1 / 0G, 2A, +2

Sept, 23rd: @ Owen Sound Attack
W 4-3 SO - 0G, 0A, -1 / 1G, 0A, +2

Ryan McGregor (F) - No Points
Sarnia Sting - 1-1-0

Sept. 22nd: @ Guelph Storm
W 4-3 SO - No Points
Sept. 23rd: vs Kitchener Rangers
L 3-1 - No Points


Western Hockey League

Vladimir Bobylyov (F)
Victoria Royals - 2-0-0

Bobylyov is at Toronto Marlies camp.

Sept. 22nd: vs Vancouver Giants
W 7-1 - Did Not Play
Sept. 23rd: @ Vancouver Giants
W 6-1 - Did Not Play

Ian Scott (G)
Prince Albert Raiders - 0-2-0

Ian Scott was injured one minute into the third period of the Raiders home opener.

Sept 22nd: vs Moose Jaw Warriors
L 3-0 - 26SV, 28SH, .909sv% (41:12 played)
Sept. 23rd: @ Moose Jaw Warriors
L 7-3 - Did Not Play


Junior A

Ryan O'Connell (D) - 1G, 3A
Penticten Vees, BCHL - 4-0-0

Sept. 8th: @ Merritt Centennials
W 4-2 - No Points
Sept. 15th: @ Salmon Arm Silverbacks
W 6-2 - No Points
Sept. 22nd: @ Alberni Valley Bulldogs
W 3-2 - 0G, 2A
Sept. 23rd: vs Chilliwack Chiefs
W 6-3 - 1G, 1A


NCAA

Nolan Vesey (F)
Maine Black Bears

First game: October 1st vs Acadia.

JD Greenway (D)
Wisconsin Badgers

First game: October 1st vs Michigan Tech

Joseph Woll (G)
Boston College Eagles

Fist game: September 30th vs U. New Brunswick

Dakota Joshua (F)
Ohio State Buckeyes

First game: Saturday September 30th vs Ryerson


It was a pretty good first week, unless you were Keaton Middleton or Ian Scott. If there’s anything that’s missing from the report that you’d want to see let me know in the comments!