Another year of prospect games has begun, and that means I’m back to give you some scores and highlights when anyone does anything particularly interesting.
They didn’t this week, sorry.
BUT everyone returned from camp and made their season debuts, except for Sean Durzi who was just returned to Owen Sound.
Some good news to start off with is that Ian Scott was named the WHL & CHL goaltender of the week! From WHL.ca:
Scott, who was selected in the fourth round, 110th overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2017 NHL Draft, posted a pair of wins while also maintaining a 2.00 goals-against-average, and stopping 63 of 67 shots for a 0.940 save percentage as the Raiders moved to 5-0-0-0 on the season.
Some bad news also. Fedor Gordeev was given a match penalty for a slewfoot in his first game of the season, which meant he had to sit out the next days game as well. Not a great start for Gordeev.
Filip Kral is injured at the moment and hasn’t played a game yet. He’s listed as day to day.
Ontario Hockey League
Sean Durzi (D)
Owen Sound Attack - 1-3-0-0
Durzi was cut from Maple Leafs camp, and sent down to Marlies camp. He would spend a week there, but was cut from the Marlies on Sunday, returning to Owen Sound.
#19 - Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (C) - 0G, 1A, -1
Peterborough Petes - 3-1-0-0
He signed his entry level contract with the Leafs over the weekend after making his pre-season debut.
He was sent down shortly after, joining the Petes in time for week two.
Sept. 27th: vs Niagara IceDogs
W 5-2 - Did Not Play
Sept. 29th: vs Hamilton Bulldogs
L 7-1 - 0G, 1A, -1
The most anticipated Leafs prospect returned to the OHL in time to face the defending OHL Champions, and...well he played, alright?
#15 - Fedor Gordeev (D) - 0G, 0A, -1
Flint Firebirds - 0-4-0-0
Fedor Gordeev was sent down with Durzi in time for the second week of games.
Sept. 28th: @ Sarnia Sting
L 4-1 - 0G, 0A, -1
Sept, 29th: vs London Knights
L 4-2 - Did Not Play
Gordeev was called for a match penalty in his season debut after a slew foot, which meant he has to sit for the game against London.
#19 - Ryan McGregor (F) - 2G, 1A, +3
Sarnia Sting - 3-0-0-0
Sept. 21st: vs Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
The game was postponed due to inclement weather that prevented the Greyhounds from travelling
Sept. 22nd: @ Saginaw Spirit
W 6-2 - 0G, 1A
Sept. 28th: vs Flint Firebirds
W 4-1 - 1G, 0A, +2
Sept. 29th: vs Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
W 2-1 OT - 1G, 0A, +1
McGregor had a good debut with the Sting, and the team is off to a fantastic start with three wins in a row.
Western Hockey League
#18 - Riley Stotts (C) - 0G, 2A, -2
Calgary Hitmen - 0-3-1-0
Sept. 22nd: @ Kootenay Ice
L 5-3 - 0G, 0A, -1
Sept. 28th: @ Red Deer Rebels
L 4-3 - 0G, 0A, -2
Sept. 29th: vs Edmonton Oil Kings
L 6-3 - 0G, 1A
Sept. 30th: vs Red Deer Rebels
L 6-5 OT - 0G, 1A, +1
The Hitmen are not off to a great start, going winless in their first four games.
Filip Kral (D) - Injured
Spokane Chiefs - 2-1-0-1
Sept. 22nd: @ Tri-City Americans
L 6-1 - Did Not Play
Sept. 28th: @ Kootenay Ice
W 7-4 - Did Not Play
Sept. 29th: vs Kootenay Ice
W 6-3 - Did Not Play
Sept. 30th: @ Vancouver Giant
L 5-4 SO - Did Not Play
Kral is day to day with injury. The team isn’t letting much out about him.
#33 - Ian Scott (G) - 109sv, 116sh, 0.940sv%
Prince Albert Raiders - 5-0-0-0
Sept. 21st: vs Regina Pats
W 7-2 - 19sv, 21sh, .905sv%
Sept, 22nd: @ Regina Pats
W 3-1 - 27sv, 28sh, 0.964sv%
Sept. 28th: vs Medicine Hat Tigers
W 5-3 - 35sv, 38sh, 0.921sv%
Sept. 29th: @ Moose Jaw Warriors
W 5-4 OT - Did Not Play
Sept. 30th: vs Saskatoon Blades
W 4-1 - 28sv, 29sh, 0.966sv%
As mentioned above, Scott was the WHL and CHL goaltender of the week for last week, helping the Raiders come out to a 5 game win streak to start the season.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
#33 - Zachary Bouthillier (G) - 61sv, 68sh, 0.897sv%
Chicoutimi Sagueens - 2-2-0-0
Sept. 21st: vs Baie-Comeau Drakkar
L 3-1 - Did Not Play
Sept. 22nd: @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar
L 6-4 - 28sv, 34sh, 0.824sv%
Sept. 28th: @ Blaniville-Boisbriand Armada
W 4-1 - Did Not Play
Sept. 29th: @ Gatineau Olympiques
W 3-1 - 33sv, 34sh, 0.971sv%
Bouthilier split the games with Alexis Shank. His debut was a bit of a bust, but then he turned around and gave the performance of a season. Hopefully we see more of the latter than the former as the season goes on.
#14 - JD Greenway (D) - 0G, 1A
Dubuque Fighting Saints - 1-1-0
Sept, 29th: vs Green Bay Gamblers
L 3-2 - 0G, 0A, +1
Sept. 30th: @ Youngstown Phantoms
W 4-2 - 0G, 1A
In his USHL debut Greenway went scoreless, but he did assist on the Saints first goal of the game.
#31 - Joseph Woll (G)
Boston College Eagles
The Eagles first game is on October 6th vs the New Brunswick Varsity Reds
#8 - Dakota Joshua (F) / Ryan O’Connell (D)
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Buckeyes kick off the season with a weekend season at Arizona State on October 12th and 13th.