The top teams did their stuff, the bottom teams floundered, and everyone we expected to score did. And one we didn’t.
Ontario Hockey League
#77 - Eemeli Räsänen (D) - 0G, 0A, +1
Kingston Frontenacs - 25-16-4-3
Jan. 26th: vs Oshawa Generals
W 4-1 - 0G, 0A, +2
Jan. 27th: @ Ottawa 67’s
W 5-4 OT - 0G, 0A, -2
Jan. 28th: vs Peterborough Petes
W 2-0 - 0G, 0A, +1
The new additions to the team are taking care of the offensive game, leaving Rasanen time to work on his defense. The Frontenacs are trying to get a firm foothold in the standings, but have the Barrie Colts and Niagara IceDogs fighting them for the second/third seeds.
#55 - Keaton Middleton (D) - 0G, 1A, -3
Saginaw Spirit - 24-19-4-0
Jan. 26th: @ Kitchener Rangers
L 6-2 - 0G, 0A, -1
Jan. 27th: vs Windsor Spitfires
W 6-5 - 0G, 1A, +1
Jan. 28th: vs Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
L 5-2 - 0G, 0A, -3
The Spirit are hovering around the bottom of the OHL Western Conference, but managed a win over the Spitfires sandwiched between two losses.
#15 - Fedor Gordeev (D) - 0G, 1A
Flint Firebirds - 14-29-3-1
Jan. 26th: @ Guelph Storm
L 5-3 - No Points
Jan. 27th: vs Kitchener Rangers
L 5-3 - 0G, 0A, -1
Jan. 28th: vs Windsor Spitfires
W 4-2 - 0G, 1A, +1
The Firebirds managed a win over the defending Memorial Cup champions to end their week. Our boy Gordeev played well, and even got a point!
#19 - Ryan McGregor (F) - Did Not Play
Sarnia Sting - 34-12-3-0
Jan. 26th: @ Niagara IceDogs
L 6-5 OT - Did Not Play
Jan. 27th: @ Erie Otters
W 4-1 - Did Not Play
Jan. 28th: @ Hamilton Bulldogs
W 4-2 - Did Not Play
McGregor is still injured, but should be returning soon.
#52 - Nicolas Mattinen (D) - 2G, 1A, +6
Hamilton Bulldogs - 31-11-3-3
Jan. 26th: @ Erie Otters
W 4-3 - 2G, 0A, +3
Jan. 27th: vs Oshawa Generals
W 5-1 - 0G, 1A, +2
Jan. 28th: vs Sarnia Sting
L 4-2 - 0G, 0A, +1
Mattinen and the Bulldogs won two and their only loss came against the second place team in the OHL. It was a good week offensively, as Nicolas recorded a multi-goal game against Erie.
Western Hockey League
#33 - Ian Scott (G) - 40sh, 44sv, .909sv%
Prince Albert Raiders - 20-20-7-2
Jan. 26th: vs Prince George Cougars
W 6-2 - 22sv, 24sh, .917sv%
Jan. 27th: vs Edmonton Oil Kings
W 9-2 - 18sv, 20sh, .900sv%
An excellent weekend for Scott as his forwards scored 15 goals. The Raiders wins bumped them up to within four points of a wild card playoff spot.
#24 - Ryan O'Connell (D) - Injured
Penticton Vees, BCHL
O’Connell is injured and may miss the remainder of the regular season.
#13 - Nolan Vesey (F) - 0G, 0A, -1
Maine Black Bears
Overall: 14-9-4 / Conference: 8-6-3
Jan. 26th: @ Massachusetts
W 3-2 - No Points
Jan. 27th: @ Massachusetts
W 3-2 - 0G, 0A, -1
Two wins for Maine as Vesey stays pointless.
#14 - JD Greenway (D) - 1G, 0A, +2
Overall: 13-12-3-0 / Conference: 7-8-2-1
Jan. 26th: vs Penn State
W 4-2 - Did Not Play
Jan. 27th: vs Penn State
T 4-4 - 1G, 0A, +2
Greenway missed the first game due to illness but suited up on Saturday and scored a goal as the Badgers made a comeback to tie the Lions.
#31 - Joseph Woll (G) - 42sv, 47sh, .894sv%
Boston College Eagles
Overall: 13-10-3 / Conference: 13-5-0
Jan. 26th: @ UMass Lowell
L 3-2 - 20sv, 23sh, .870sv%
Jan. 27th: @ UMass-Lowell
W 5-2 - 22sv, 24sh, .917sv%
Woll won big on Saturday, and had a close loss to the Riverhawks on Friday night.
#8 - Dakota Joshua (F) - 1G, 1A, +2
Ohio State Buckeyes
Overall: 17-5-4 / Conference: 10-5-1
Jan. 26th: vs Michigan
W 4-0 - 1G, 1A, +1
Jan. 27th: vs Michigan
W 5-3 - 0G, 0A, +1
Ohio State won big over fellow Big10 team Michigan. Joshua had two goals to keep his place on top of the prospect scoring race.
Prospects points tracker
|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|