The Flyers CHL Prospect Report (Mar. 18 – Mar. 31)

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This 11th edition covers the period that was in the CHL from Friday March 18th – Thursday March 31st.

WHL (Western Hockey League) 

Connor McClennon #94 (RW) – Winnipeg Ice (WHL)

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  • Friday night (Mar. 18) had the Winnipeg Ice host the Brandon Wheat Kings.  In the first period, Winnipeg struck first as Mikey Milne pounced on a rebound with a powerplay goal for his 31st of the season at 14:52 to take a 1-0 lead.  In the second period, Carson Lambos shot a puck into traffic with Owen Pederson deflecting in his 14th of the season at 1:52.  Winnipeg would extend their lead to 3-0 as Chase Wheatcroft would score his 11th of the season at 7:56.  The Wheat Kings would get on the board at 18:08 to cut the lead to 3-1, but Conor Geekie would score his 19th at 19:34 to make it a 4-1 game after forty minutes.  After two periods the Ice dominated the shots on goal by a margin of 33-9.  In the third period, Winnipeg took the foot off the gas pedal as Brandon would outshoot Winnipeg 12-5 and would be rewarded with a shorthanded goal at 9:34 and an even strength tally at 15:01 to make it 4-3.  Brandon could not find the equalizer though as the Winnipeg Ice hung on for their sixth straight win by a score of 4-3.  Connor McClennon finished the game with no points, a +1 rating, 2 SOG, and 2 PIMs.
  • On Saturday night (Mar. 19) the Winnipeg Ice put their six-game winning streak on the line as they traveled to Brandon to face the Wheat Kings.  In the opening period, Winnipeg struck first as Skyler Bruce scored his 15th of the season at 5:38 to give the Ice a 1-0 lead.  The second period was scoreless, but it was a dominant one by Winnipeg as they outshot Brandon 15-1 and could not add to their lead.  In the third period, the Ice would add to their lead as Carson Lambos scored his 10th of the season on the powerplay at 1:49 to make it 2-0.  29 seconds later, Jack Finley would make the Wheat Kings pay with another powerplay goal (his 19th) to extend the lead to 3-0.  Bruce would score his second goal of the game at 6:17 to make it 4-0, and Chase Wheatcroft would close out the scoring with his 12th of the season at 10:18 to give the Winnipeg Ice a 5-0 win over their provincial rivals.  Daniel Hauser registered yet another shutout as he stopped all 19 shots that he faced.  Connor McClennon finished the game with no points, an even rating, and 7 SOG.
  • Tuesday night (Mar. 22) had the Winnipeg Ice travel to face the Prince Albert Raiders looking to win their eighth straight game.  In the first period, the Raiders took the 1-0 lead at 6:26 with an even strength goal.  In the second period, Cole Muir scored his 8th of the season at 3:20 to tie the game 1-1.  Winnipeg would take the 2-1 lead at 11:35 at Alessandro Segafredo would score his 5th goal of the season.  In the third period, Prince Albert would tie the game off a really nice saucer pass that was finished off by Vladislav Shilo to make it 2-2 at 7:22.  Regulation time could not find a winner and overtime was needed to decide things.  Winnipeg would outshoot Prince Albert 5-1 in the extra frame and would find the winner as Connor McClennon would backhand a pass to Jack Finley at 4:44 for his 20th of the season and the game-winner as the Winnipeg Ice won their eighth in a row with a 3-2 overtime win over the Prince Albert Raiders.  McClennon finished the game with 1 assist, an even rating, and 8 SOG.
  • On Wednesday night (Mar. 23) the Winnipeg Ice visited the Saskatoon Blades.  In the opening period, Connor McClennon almost opened the scoring but was denied in the crease trying to shove the puck in during a scramble.  McClennon would pick up a secondary assist on Jack Finley’s 21st of the season at 9:56 to make it 1-0 for the Ice.  Winnipeg added to their lead as they outshot the Blades 13-4 with Jakin Smallwood’s 23rd of the season at 17:50 to make it 2-0.  In the second period, Saskatoon would get back into the game as Tristen Robbins scored his 31st of the season at 12:46 to make it 2-1.  In the third period, Chase Wheatcroft scored his 13th at 2:06 to restore their two goal lead but the Blades would score an even strength goal at 8:05 to make it 3-2.  Saskatoon would pull their goaltender looking to tie the game, but Nolan Orzeck would score his 6th into the empty net at 19:34 to give Winnipeg a 4-2 win over Saskatoon for their eighth straight victory.  McClennon finished the game with 1 assist, a +1 rating, and 4 SOG.
  • On Saturday night (Mar. 26), the Winnipeg Ice hosted the Prince Albert Raiders.  The Raiders would open the scoring on a seemingly harmless wrist shot that was misjudged by Ice goaltender Daniel Hauser only 21 seconds into the game.  Winnipeg would end up dominating shots in the first two periods by a 28-7 margin and would tie the game 1-1 with a powerplay goal by Jack Finley (his 22nd) at 15:35.  In the second period, the Ice would use the man advantage to take a 2-1 lead as Matthew Savoie scored his 29th of the season at 4:00.  Evan Friesen would score his 3rd at 12:47 to make it 3-1 for Winnipeg after forty minutes.  In the third period, Connor McClennon would grab assists on a pait of Jack Finley goals as he completed his hat-trick for a 5-1 lead.  Cole Muir would add a powerplay goal to make it 6-1 with his 9th of the season at 8:14.  Prince Albert would grab a powerplay goal at the midway point of the period, but the Ice would defeat the Raiders by a score of 6-2.  McClennon finished the game with 2 assists, a +1 rating, and 4 SOG.
  • Sunday (Mar. 27) had the second half of a back to back set as the Winnipeg Ice hosted the Prince Albert Raiders looking to sweep the weekend.  In the opening period, Connor McClennon opened the scoring as he banged home a rebound in front for his 39th of the season at 6:32 to give the Ice a 1-0 lead.  Turnovers for the Raiders would be a theme as Chase Wheatcroft caused a turnover and ended up finishing the play with his 14th of the season at 16:04 to make it 2-0.  Winnipeg would make it 3-0 as Mikey Milne deftly kicked the puck to himself as he crossed the blueline and made no mistake in burying his 32nd goal at 19:34.  The onslaught continued in the second period as Matthew Savoie wristed his 30th goal only 1:06 in to make it 4-0.  Prince Albert would get a goal back at 15:56, but early in the third period Conor Geekie would take advantage of yet another turnover to score his 20th goal for a 5-1 lead.  The Raiders would add a consolation goal but the Ice were dominant once again as they defeated the Raiders 5-2.  McClennon finished the game with 1 goal, a +1 rating, and 1 SOG.  He was also named the game’s Third Star.
  • On Tuesday night (Mar. 29) the Winnipeg Ice hosted the Moose Jaw Warriors in their final game of the month.  In the opening period, the Ice dominated play with an 18-7 shots advantage and put up a four-spot.  Mikey Milne got things going only 24 seconds in with his 33rd of the season.  Conor Geekie and Zachary Benson would score goals 25 seconds apart (21st and 22nd respectively) to make it a 3-0 lead.  Jack Finley would pick up a loose puck and slam home his 25th at 7:16 to make it 4-0.  In the second period, Milne would score his second of the game and Owen Pederson would add his 15th of the season to extend the lead to 6-0 with a powerplay goal at 16:05.  In the third period, Moose Jaw would get on the board with a shorthanded goal off a Winnipeg turnover to make it 6-1.  Connor McClennon would deke around the goaltender to center a pass to Pederson who would score his second of the game at 1:31.  Milne would complete the hat-trick and wrap up the scoring at 18:22 as the Winnipeg Ice pummelled the Moose Jaw Warriors 8-1.  McClennon finished the game with 2 assists, a +1 rating, and 1 SOG.

Ethan Samson #4 (D) – Prince George Cougars (WHL)

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  • Friday night (Mar. 18) had the Prince George Cougars travel to Victoria to face the Royals on Star Wars night.  In the first period, the Cougars started positively with an 18-9 shots advantage but it was the Royals that capitalized on their opportunities.  Victoria took the 1-0 lead at 5:27, but Koehn Ziemmer would score his 28th of the season on the powerplay to tie the game 1-1 at 8:12 with Ethan Samson registering an assist.  The Royals would retake the lead only 25 seconds later off of goaltender Ty Young’s giveaway and add even strength goals at 13:38 and 16:16 to take a 4-1 lead.  Before the end of the period, Prince George would capitalize on the powerplay once again as Connor Bowie fluttered in his 12th of the season to make it 4-2 at 17:33.  In the second period, Victoria would get the only goal of the frame with an even strength goal to make it 5-2 at 9:16.  In the third period, the Cougars would dominate in shots 14-2 but could not score as the Royals would add a final goal at 11:47 as the Victoria Royals defeated the Prince George Cougars 6-2.  Samson finished the game with 2 assists, a -2 rating, and 6 SOG.
  • On Saturday night (Mar. 19) the Victoria Royals hosted the Prince George Cougars for the second straight night looking to sweep the weekend set.  In the opening period, Bailey Peach would go around Ethan Samson on a bank pass and score his 31st of the season at 15:48 to give Victoria a 1-0 lead.  In the second period, Peach would score his second goal off the rush as his screened wrist shot would make it 2-0 at 19:12.  In the third period, Peach would complete the hat-trick as he scored his 33rd into an empty net as the Victoria Royals would shutout the Prince George Cougars 3-0.  Samson was on the ice for all three goals against and finished the game with no points, a -3 rating, and 4 SOG.
  • Friday night (Mar. 25) had the Prince George Cougars visiting the Victoria Royals for the third straight game.  In the opening period, the Cougars were outshot 10-7 but missed a few glorious opportunities to open the scoring.  Victoria would open the scoring in the second period at 14:35 as Ethan Samson took a hit in the corner and slowly made his way to the front of the net and was puck watching for too long as he failed to pick up Gannon Laroque who scored his 9th of the season to make it 1-0.  In the third period, the Royals would quickly jump to a 2-0 lead only 26 seconds in as goaltender Tyler Brennan stopped the initial shot but the rebound deflected in off Hudson Thornton’s skate.  The Cougars would get a goal back only 23 seconds later as Riley Heidt scored his 17th of the season to cut the lead to 2-1.  The Royals would retake the two-goal lead at 2:19, before Heidt would score his second of the game on the powerplay with a one-timer for his 18th at 18:47 to make it 3-2.  Victoria would add an empty net goal at 19:48 to hand the Prince George Cougars another loss by a score of 4-2.  Samson finished the game with no points, a -3 rating, and 5 SOG.
  • On Saturday night (Mar. 26) the Prince George Cougars travelled to Vancouver Island as they faced the Victoria Royals.  In the opening period, the Cougars would get the opening goal while shorthanded as Craig Armstrong scored his 12th of the season at 9:59 to give Prince George a 1-0 lead.  The lead would be doubled at 15:32 on the powerplay as Riley Heidt got the third what at a loose puck in front to bang home his 18th of the season.  Only 37 second into the second period, Blake Eastman would take advantage of a brutal defensive giveaway to score his 9th of the season to make it 3-0.  Nothing would get by Tyler Brennan on this night as he stopped all 19 shots he faced in Prince George’s 3-0 shutout victory over the Victoria Royals.  Ethan Samson finished the game with no points, a +2 rating, and 2 SOG.
  • Sunday (Mar. 27) had the Prince George Cougars visit the Vancouver Giants.  The opening period would finish tied 1-1 as Hudson Thornton would open the scoring for Prince George with his 14th of the season at 8:54 and the Giants equalizing at 14:04.  In the second period, Connor Bowie would make a great bank pass to himself to get around a defender, keep the puck on an odd man rush, and fire home his 13th of the season at 11:48 to make it 2-1.  Vancouver’s Payton Mount would score at even strength and shorthanded to give the Giants a 3-2 advantage after forty minutes.  In the third period, Koehn Ziemmer would make amends for a turnover that led to the Giants third goal by potting his own rebound for his 29th goal to tie the game 3-3 at 4:13.  The Cougars would take the 4-3 lead as Ethan Samson one-timed a shot from the top of the left circle for his 14th goal on the powerplay at 9:20.  Caden Brown would make it three in a row for Prince George as a clearance pass took a nice bounce for Brown to score his 6th on a breakaway at 13:49 to make it 5-3.  Vancouver would get a goal with the net empty late, but could not tie the game as the Cougars defeated the Giants 5-4.  Samson finished the game with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, an even rating, 3 SOG, and 2 PIMs.
  • On Tuesday night (Mar. 30) the Prince George Cougars finished the month with a visit to Kamloops to take on the Blazers.  The first period was an ugly one for the Cougars as Kamloops would chase Tyler Brennan on their way to a 5-0 lead that featured some excellent play by Logan Stankoven who had two goals and an assist in the period.  In the second period, the Blazers made it 6-0 at 3:05 but Koehn Ziemmer would score his 30th of the season to break the shutout only 49 seconds later.  Riley Heidt would make it 6-2 with his 19th of the season at 11:42.  Kamloops would add two more goals in the final period including a goal only 42 seconds in as the Blazers woud thump the Prince George Cougars by a score of 8-2.  Ethan Samson finished the game with no points, a -4 rating, and 4 SOG.        

QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)

Elliot Desnoyers #91 (C) – Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)

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  • Friday night (Mar. 18) had the Halifax Mooseheads travel to Blainville-Broisbriand to face the Armada.  In the opening period, the Armada took a 2-0 lead with an even strength goal at 1:16 and a powerplay goal at 7:17.  Halifax would get on the board as Zack Jones scored a floater for his 11th of the season at 9:35, and tied the game 2-2 with Evan Boucher’s 15th of the season at 10:01.  Kieran Craig would give Blainville-Broisbriand the 3-2 lead before the end of the frame, and in the second would score twice more for the hat-trick to give the Armada a 5-2 lead.  Jordan Dumais would cut the lead to 5-3 with his 21st of the season at 17:34, and Robert Orr would score 44 seconds into the third period to make it a 5-4 game.  But that was as close as the Mooseheads would get as the Armada would score at even strength and the powerplay to hand Halifax their fourth straight loss by a score of 7-4.  Elliot Desnoyers finished the game with no points, an even rating, 7 SOG, and was 10/23 on draws.
  • On Saturday night (Mar. 19) the Halifax Mooseheads travelled to play their second night in a row looking to break out of a four game losing streak as they visited the Sherbrooke Phoenix.  In the opening period, Halifax got on the board to lead 1-0 as Jake Furlong had his shot from the point tipped in by Mathieu Cataford for his 9th of the season on the powerplay at 3:10.  The Mooseheads would only register four shots in the period, and would trail 2-1 as the Phoenix scored powerplay and even strength goals.  In the second period, Sherbrooke would add to their lead early to make it 3-1 at 1:08.  Robert Orr would score on the powerplay to make it 3-2 at 10:22, but that was as close as Halifax would get.  Sherbrooke would score before the end of the period to open up a 5-2 lead after forty minutes.  The Phoenix would add another powerplay goal and an even strength goal in the third to decisively hand the Mooseheads their fifth consecutive loss by a score of 7-2.  Elliot Desnoyers finished the game with no points, a -2 rating, no shots, and was 10/18 on draws.
  • Sunday’s matinee (Mar. 20) had the Halifax Mooseheads visited the Drummondville Voltigeurs.  In the opening period, the Mooseheads got the opening goal in fortunate fashion as Jake Furlong’s point shot was stopped but it deflected off a mass of bodies in front and crawled across the goal line.  The goal was credited to Jordan Dumais at 8:10 and was his 22nd of the season.  Drummondville would tie the game 1-1 as Elliot Desnoyers didn’t stick with his man after Luke Woodworth had a shorthanded opportunity that was stopped but he pounced on a second opportunity at 13:15.  The Mooseheads though would capitalize with a powerplay goal at 14:29 (Stephen Davis 2nd of the season) and an even strength goal at 15:46 (Zack Jones 12th of the season) to take a 3-1 lead.  In the second period, Mathieu Cataford scored twice at 4:09 and 11:02 for his 10th and 11th goals to extend the lead to 5-1.  The Voltigeurs would score a powerplay goal to make it 5-2 after forty minutes.  In the third period, it only took 38 seconds to tally as Zachary L’Heureux forced a turnover to start the play and finished it with his 20th of the season.  Desnoyers then scored his 27th on the powerplay at 10:34 as a defender blew a tire, turned the puck over, and Dumais fed Desnoyers for the quick one-timer to make it 7-2.  Both sides would add another goal each and the game ended with the Halifax Mooseheads snapping their losing streak with a convincing 8-3 win over the Drummondville Voltigeurs.  Desnoyers finished the game with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, a +1 rating, 5 SOG, and was 8/20 on draws.

On Thursday night (Mar. 24) the Halifax Mooseheads hosted the visiting Acadie-Bathurst Titan.  In the opening period, Mathieu Cataford pounced on a loose puck in front for his 12th of the season on the powerplay at 5:10 to give Halifax a 1-0 lead.  The lead would be short lived as Ben Allison tied the game 55 seconds later and added a second at 12:07 to give the Titan a 2-1 lead.  In the second period, Acadie-Bathurst scored twice in a span of 18 seconds (one powerplay and one even strength) to take a 4-1 lead.  With 11 seconds remaining, the Mooseheads would get a powerplay goal from Jordan Dumais (his 23rd) to cut the lead to 4-2.  In the third period, both sides would trade goals with Zack Jones getting his 13th for Halifax but Acadie-Bathurst would add an empty net goal to defeat Halifax by a score of 6-3.  Elliot Desnoyers finished the game with 1 assist, a -2 rating, 6 SOG, and was 16 of 25 on faceoffs.

  • Friday night (Mar. 25) had the return match as the Halifax Mooseheads once again hosted the Acadie-Bathurst Titan looking to avenge their loss from the previous night.  Unfortunately for Halifax, this would not be their night as the Titan would tie a club record for goals scored in a road game with eleven.  In the first period, Hendrix Lapierre got the ball rolling for the Titan at 1:32 but the Mooseheads responded 17 seconds later to tie the game 1-1 with James Swan’s 6th of the season.  Acadie-Bathurst would score three more goals to take a 4-1 lead after twenty minutes.  In the second period, the Titan would put up another four-spot up (all even strength goals) to take a commanding 8-1 lead.  In the third period, the Titan made it 10-1 with goals at 1:02 and 10:22.  At 10:31, Evan Boucher scored a consolation goal for his 16th of the season to make it 10-2.  Ben Allison would complete his hat-trick at 11:34 as Acadie-Bathurst would dominate Halifax 11-2.  Elliot Desnoyers finished the game with no points, a -3 rating, 2 SOG, and was 10/17 on draws.
  • Sunday (Mar. 27) had the Halifax Mooseheads back in action as they visited the Saint John Sea Dogs.  In the opening period, the Sea Dogs dominated in shots on goal 16-6 and rang the puck off the post three times.  Saint John would open the scoring with a powerplay goal after a nice passing play to take a 1-0 lead at 8:03.  With the Mooseheads shorthanded, Alexandre Tessier would lead a two-on-one break and get the puck over to Elliot Desnoyers who notched his 28th goal of the season to tie the game 1-1 at 19:35.  In the second period, Saint John would retake the lead with a shorthanded goal of their own at 11:11, but Robert Orr would tie the game 2-2 on a breakaway with his 20th goal at 16:14.  In the third period, Halifax would take the 3-2 lead at 3:33 with Jordan Dumais 24th of the season.  The Sea Dogs would score twice to take a 4-3 lead, but the Mooseheads would score two goals in a 39 second span through Zack Jones (his 14th at 9:15) and Zachary Beauregard (his 8th at 9:49) to defeat Saint John by a score of 5-4.  Desnoyers finished the game with 1 goal, a -1 rating, 2 SOG, and was 6 of 20 on draws.
  • On Wednesday night (Mar. 30) the Halifax Mooseheads played their second game in a row against the Saint John Sea Dogs looking to sweep the set at home.  In the first period there were goals and lead changes aplenty.  The Sea Dogs took the 1-0 lead at 2:10, but the Mooseheads would tie the game 24 seconds lates as Zachary Beauregard scored his 9th of the season.  James Swan would give Halifax the 2-1 lead at 4:42 with his 7th goal, but Saint John would tie the game 2-2 at 6:22.  The Mooseheads thought that Jordan Dumais had given them a 3-2 lead, but the goal was reviewed and called back for an offside play at the blueline.  Halifax would get the 3-2 lead though as Elliot Desnoyers scored his 29th of the season at 16:00.  In the second period, it took Saint John only 20 seconds to tie the game at 3-3 and would add another at 11:24 to lead 4-3 after forty minutes.  In the third period, the Sea Dogs would extend their lead by scoring twice in under a two minute span including William Dufour’s league leading 46th goal of the season to make it 6-3.  Halifax would get a consolation goal late with Robert Orr scoring his 21st at 19:54, but it was not enough as the Sea Dogs defeated the Mooseheads 6-4.  Desnoyers finished the game with 1 goal, an even rating, 3 SOG, and was 11/22 on draws.  Desnoyers was named the Third Star of the game.

OHL (Ontario Hockey League)

Jon-Randall Avon #10 (C) – Peterborough Petes (OHL)

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Brian Zanetti #9 (D) – Peterborough Petes (OHL)

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  • On Friday night (Mar. 18) the Peterborough Petes traveled to Oshawa to face the Generals.  The Petes outshot the Generals 18-11 in the opening period, but it was Oshawa Captain Ty Tullio that got the home side the 1-0 lead at 9:52 with his 32nd goal of the season.  In the second period, Jax Dubois fired a long pass that found Emmett Sproule who cut into the slot and squeezed a shorthanded goal in at 3:10 to notch his 24th of the season and tie the game up 1-1.  In the third period, J.R. Avon would work the puck out of the corner and pass it to Joe Carroll who scored his 18th of the season at 14:53.  Carroll’s goal would end up being the game winner as the Peterborough Petes defeated the Oshawa Generals 2-1.  Avon finished the game with 1 assist, a +1 rating, 1 SOG, and was 3/10 on draws.  Brian Zanetti finished with no points, a +1 rating, and 2 SOG.
  • Sunday’s matinee game had the Mississauga Steelheads host the visiting Peterborough Petes.  In the opening period, Mississauga would take the 1-0 lead with a powerplay goal at 14:10.  In the second period, the Steelheads would extend their lead as Chas Sharpe scored on a slapshot past a sprawled Michael Simpson to make it 2-0 at 4:14.  J.R. Avon would pick up a loose puck in the slot, turn, and fire home his 24th of the season to get the Petes on the board 2-1 at 5:30.  But the Steelheads would prove to be too much on this afternoon as Mississauga would add an insurance goal at 16:26 and an empty-netter to defeat the Peterborough Petes by a score of 4-1.  Brian Zanetti finished the game with no points, an even rating, and 5 SOG.  Avon collected 1 goal, an even rating, 1 SOG, and was 6 of 14 on faceoffs.
  • On Tuesday night (Mar. 22) the Peterborough Petes travelled to Niagara to face the IceDogs.  In the opening period, Niagara opened the scoring at 6:40 to take a 1-0 lead.  Justin DeZoete would tie the game 1-1 at 17:58 as he received an outlet pass to go in alone and bury his 9th of the season.  Both the second and third periods would see no goals scored as the Petes would outshoot the IceDogs 21-15.  With regulation time expiring and the game tied 1-1, both teams headed into overtime looking to take the two points.  In overtime, Niagara would win the game on the first shot of the extra frame as Dakota Betts was the hero with his 6th goal of the season only 32 seconds in to give the Niagara IceDogs a 2-1 overtime win over the Peterborough Petes.  J.R. Avon finished the game with no points, an even rating, 2 SOG, and was 10 of 18 on draws.  Brian Zanetti ended the game with no points, a -2 rating, and 1 SOG.
  • Thursday night (Mar. 24) had the Peterborough Petes return home to face the visiting Mississauga Steelheads.  In the opening period, Mississauga got on the board 2:00 in as Michael Stubbs shot may have deflected in off Brian Zanetti in front.  Peterborough would get back into it with a powerplay goal by Nick Lardis for his 17th of the season at 3:41 off a nice setup by Samuel Mayer.  The Petes would take a 2-1 lead as Chase Stillman fed the puck to Jax Dubois on a two-on-one for Dubois’ 10th of the season at 6:59.  The lead would not hold as the Steelheads would tie the game 2-2 at 12:03.  Neither side would break the tie in the second period and Mississauga held a 16-9 shots advantage.  In the third, Peterborough would take the lead with a powerplay goal from Justin DeZoete tipped in the Brian Zanetti point shot for his 10th of the season at 1:15 to give the Petes a 3-2 lead.  But the Steelheads would score even strength goals at 6:48 and 14:17 to come from behind in the third period to defeat the Peterborough Petes 4-3.  Brian Zanetti finished the game with 1 assist, a -2 rating, no SOG, and 2 PIMs.  J.R. Avon ended up with no points, an even rating, 1 SOG, and was 9/18 on draws.
  • On Friday night (Mar. 25) the Peterborough Petes travelled to Ottawa as they took on the 67’s.  In the opening period, Ottawa got on the board at 6:53 as Brady Stonehouse took the puck hard to the crease and Tyler Boucher crashed in his 5th of the season to make it 1-0.  The Petes would tie the game 1-1 with their first shot on goal (they would only have 2 shots in the period) as J.R. Avon showed off his hands and stickhandling to pot his 25th of the season at 12:25.  Ottawa would take a 2-1 lead into the intermission with an even strength goal at 17:06.  In the second period, the wheels really fell off for the Petes as Ottawa would score six goals (4 even strength and 2 powerplay) to take an 8-1 lead.  In the third period, Peterborough would score three powerplay goals at 3:52, 18:30, and 19:13 (including Avon’s second goal of the game); but the Peterborough Petes could not get over the disastrous second period as they fell to the Ottawa 67’s 9-4.  Brian Zanetti finished the game with no points, a -3 rating, and 1 SOG.  Avon finished with 2 goals and 1 assist for 3 points, a -1 rating, 2 SOG, and was 4 of 16 on faceoffs. 
  • Sunday’s matinee (Mar. 27) had the Peterborough Petes visit the Kingston Frontenacs.  Peterborough enjoyed a 10-6 shot advantage in the first period, but found themselves trailing after allowing a goal only 34 seconds in and a powerplay goal midway through the period to go down 2-0.  The second period was not better as the Petes were down 3-0 before Brian Zanetti scored his 4th of the season with a point shot that deflected in off a defender at 10:34 to cut the lead to 3-1.  Kingston would recover by using special teams to make the Petes pay; scoring a powerplay goal and a shorthanded marker to lead 5-1 after forty minutes.  In the final period, the Frontenacs kept pouring it on with three more goals including a second shorthanded goal as the Kingston Frontenacs thumped the Peterborough Petes 8-1.  Zanetti finished the game with 1 goal, a +1 rating, and 5 SOG.  J.R. Avon ended with no points, a -1 rating, 4 SOG, and 7 PIMs including a fight, an instigator, and a misconduct penalty.  He also finished 14 of 21 on faceoffs.
  • Tuesday night (Mar. 29) had the Peterborough Petes host the Hamilton Bulldogs.  Prior to the game, the Petes recognized Mason MacTavish for his participation in the WJHC.  The aforementioned MacTavish would score the opening goal late in the period at 19:10 to give Hamilton a 1-0 lead.  In the second period, the Petes would respond 15 seconds in as Tucker Roberson scored his 35th of the season from the front of the net to tie the game 1-1.  The rest of the period was all Bulldogs on the scoreboard even though Peterborough outshot Hamilton 15-14.  Four different goal scorers at even strength saw Hamilton open up a 5-1 lead before Sam Alfano scored his 12th of the season with 20 seconds remaining to make it 5-2.  In the third period, Hamilton would add an insurance goal as the Bulldogs ended up downing the Peterborough Petes by a score of 6-2.  Brian Zanetti finished the game with no points, a -1 rating, and 2 SOG.  J.R. Avon registered 1 assist, an even rating, and 4 SOG.
  • On Thursday night (Mar. 31) the Peterborough Petes hosted the Kingston Frontenacs looking to avenge their loss from earlier in the week.  In the opening period a wild flurry of goals began with a Kingston powerplay goal at 5:31 and the Petes responding 51 seconds later through Nick Lardis’ 18th of the season to tie the score 1-1.  31 seconds later, Martin Chromiak would score his 35th of the season to give Kingston a 2-1 lead.  Joe Carroll would tie the game once again with his 20th of the season to make it 2-2, and Emmett Sproule scored his 26th of the season with the Petes shorthanded at 13:45 to give Peterborough a 3-2 lead.  In the second period, Carroll would score his second of the game through the five-hole for a 4-2 Petes lead but Kingston would get a goal back to make it 4-3.  Carroll would grab his hat-trick at 7:47 to restore the two goal cushion, but Kingston once again would make it a one goal game wih the red hot Chromiak scoring his second of the game (5th in the last two games versus the Petes).  In the third period, J.R. Avon would seal the deal with an empty-netter as the Peterborough Petes defeated the Kingston Frontenacs 6-4.  Avon finished the game with 1 goal, a +1 rating, 2 SOG, and was 8/12 on draws.  Brian Zanetti had no points, a +4 rating, and 1 SOG.

Zayde Wisdom #74 (RW) – Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)

SEASONGPGAPTS+/-SPIM
2021-2022    3682331+99829
  • On Friday night (Mar. 18) the Kingston Frontenacs hosted the Hamilton Bulldogs.  In the opening period, Shane Wright would steal a puck in the offensive zone and set up Martin Chromiak for his 28th of the season at 5:52 for a 1-0 Kingston lead.  In the second period, Nathan Staios and Ryan Winterton scored even strength goals at 10:52 and 18:28 to give Hamilton a 2-1 lead after forty minutes.  In the third period, Frontenacs goaltender Leevi Merilainen kept Kingston in the game but an empty net goal with two seconds remaining gave the Hamilton Bulldogs a 3-1 victory over the Kingston Frontenacs.  Zayde Wisdom finished the game with no points, a -2 rating, 1 SOG, and 4 PIMs.
  • Sunday’s matinee (Mar. 20) had the Kingston Frontenacs visit the Oshawa Generals.  The Generals would open the scoring at 13:30 of the opening period to take a 1-0 lead, but Francesco Arcuri would score his 30th goal of the season at 1:41 of the second period to tie the game 1-1.  It would be a goal fest in the third period as Lucas Edmonds would finish a three way passing play from Zayde Wisdom and Jordan Frasca to score his 31st of the season with the man advantage at 3:31 to give Kingston a 2-1 lead.  Oshawa would tie the game 2-2 at 5:15, but the Frontenacs responded 15 seconds later as Wisdom scored his 7th of the season for Kingston to regain the 3-2 advantage.  A pair of breakaway goals for Ty Tullio of the Generals and Martin Chromiak of the Frontenacs turned it into a 4-3 Kingston lead, but Oshawa would tie the game 4-4 at 11:29 with an even strength goal.  The winning goal would come at 16:10 as Shane Wright skated into the zone on a two-on-one and set up Martin Chromiak for the game-winner and his 30th of the season as the Kingston Frontenacs defeated the Oshawa Generals 5-4.  Wisdom finished the game with 1 goal and 2 assists for 3 points, a +1 rating, and 2 SOG.  Wisdom was named the game’s Third Star.
  • On Friday night (Mar. 25) the Kingston Frontenacs travelled to Mississauga to face the Steelheads.  In the opening period, Mississauga struck first as Owen Beck scored his 19th of the season only 1:00 into the game.  The Frontenacs would outshoot the Steelheads 12-6 and ended up tying the game 1-1 on Shane Wright’s 26th of the season at 16:50.  The second and third periods were scoreless in this one as Mississauga’s Roman Basran and Kingston’s Aiden Spooner shut the door in the rest of regulation.  Spooner in particular had to turn aside 14 Mississauga shots in the third period to help see the game get into overtime.  In the extra period, the Frontenacs would score the winner as Jordan Frasca scored his 39th of the season at 3:07 to give the Frontenacs a 2-1 overtime victory over the Steelheads.  Zayde Wisdom finished the game with 1 assist, an even rating, and 3 SOG.
  • Sunday (Mar. 27) had the Kingston Frontenacs host the Peterborough Petes.  Kingston would get on the board only 34 seconds in as the puck slightly touched Zayde Wisdom before Martin Chromiak potted his 32nd of the season.  Wisdom would get a second assist at 12:02 by springing Paul Ludwinski for his 11th of the season on the powerplay at 12:02.  In the second period, Martin Chromiak would score his second on a breakaway to extend the Kingston lead to 3-0 at 7:06.  After the Petes cut the lead to 3-1, Kingston would score a powerplay goal through Jordan Frasca’s 40th goal of the season and Chromiak would complete the hat-trick while shorthanded on a 2-on-3 rush to make it 5-1.  In the third period, Shane Wright would tally his 28th of the season at 1:40 and Frasca would score his second of the game for the Frontenacs second shorthanded goal for a 7-1 lead.  Paul Hughes would finish off the scoring with his 4th of the season as the Kingston Frontenacs pummelled the Peterborough Petes 8-1.  Wisdom finished the game with 2 assists, a +3 rating, and 1 SOG.
  • Thursday night (Mar. 31) the Kingston Frontenacs travelled to Peterborough to face the Petes.  In the first period, Maddox Callens would score a powerplay goal for his 14th of the season at 5:31 to give Kingston a 1-0 lead.  After the Petes tied the game, Zayde Wisdom would grab his second assist of the game as Martin Chromiak continued to be red-hot as he scored his 35th of the season at 6:53 to make it 2-1.  The Petes would score twice including a shorthanded goal to finish the period with a 3-2 lead over the Frontenacs.  In the second period, both sides alternated goals including Chromiak’s second of the game (fifth in his last two games against Peterborough) to make it a 5-4 deficit for Kingston.  In the third period, Kingston would outshoot Peterborough 10-5 but could not find the tying goal as Peterborough would add an empty net goal late to win the game 6-4 over the Frontenacs.  Wisdom finished the game with 2 assists, a -2 rating, and 3 SOG.   

Tyson Foerster #71 (RW) – Barrie Colts (OHL)

SEASONGPGAPTS+/-SPIM
2021-2022    41120144
  • On Friday night (Mar. 25) the Barrie Colts visited the Oshawa Generals with Tyson Foerster making his return to the OHL.  The Generals would end up defeating the Colts 3-2 in overtime as Ty Tullio scored his 35th of the season.  Foerster finished the game with no points, a -1 rating, 3 SOG, and 2 PIMs.
  • Saturday night (Mar. 26) the Barrie Colts continued their road trip with a visit to Kingston to take on the Frontenacs.  Both sides would be even 1-1 after two periods of play, and Shane Wright would score his 27th of the season at 3:40 of the third period to give the Frontenacs a 2-1 advantage.  Barrie would tie the game 2-2 with Tyson Foerster getting his first point (an assist) since returning at 4:05.  Barrie would end up scoring three consecutive goals in the period to defeat Kingston by a score of 4-2.  Foerster finished the game with 1 assist, a +2 rating, and 2 SOG.
  • On Sunday (Mar. 26) the Barrie Colts played in their third straight game in a row on the road as they travelled to face the Ottawa 67’s.  After a scoreless first period, Barrie outshot Ottawa 16-7 in the middle frame and scored at even strength and on the powerplay (with 1 second remaining in the period) to take a 2-0 lead.  The 67’s would score 49 seconds into the third period, but the buzzer beater from the second period would end up being the game-winner as the Barrie Colts defeated the Ottawa 67’s 2-1.  Tyson Foerster finished the game with no points, an even rating, and 6 SOG.
  • Thursday night (Mar. 31) had the Barrie Colts return home to face the visiting Sudbury Wolves.  In the opening period, Tyson Foerster opened his account by blasting a one-timer from the left circle on the powerplay to grab his 1st goal of the season at 18:44 to help Barrie to a 1-0 lead.  The Colts would extend the lead at 19:23 to make it 2-0 as Beau Jelsma notched his 25th of the season.  After a scoreless second period, Sudbury would get a goal back at 9:45 to make it 2-1.  That was as far as the comeback went though as the Barrie Colts won their third game in a row by defeating the Sudbury Wolves 2-1.  Foerster finished the game with 1 goal, a -1 rating, 3 SOG, and 2 PIMs.  Foerster was also named the game’s Third Star selection.

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Manny Benevides

@mannybenevides

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