The Flyers CHL Prospect Report (Apr. 1 – Apr. 17)

Welcome back to regular season finale of The Flyers CHL Prospect Report!   

This 12th edition covers the period that was in the CHL from Friday April 1st – Sunday April 17th.

WHL (Western Hockey League) 

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

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2021-2022    62433881+4221459
  • Friday night (Apr. 1) the Winnipeg Ice travelled to Regina to take on the Pats.  In the opening period, Winnipeg jumped out to a 3-0 lead through goals by Zachary Benson (his 23rd), Matthew Savoie (his 31st), and Alessandro Segafredo (his 6th).  The Ice would continue to pour it on as they ended up outshooting the Pats in every period and only allowed 17 shots on goal in a highly disciplined effort.  In the second period, Conor Geekie scored his 22nd of the season to make it 4-0 at 3:58.  Connor McClennon became a member of the 40 goal club in style as he one-timed a missile from the top of the left circle that hit the water bottle off the top of the net to make it 5-0 at 13:29.  In the third period, Jonas Woo scored his 1st of the season and Savoie added his second of the game as the Winnipeg Ice trounced the Regina Pats by a final score of 7-0.  Winnipeg’s Daniel Hauser stopped all 17 shots for the shutout.  McClennon finished the game with 1 goal, a +1 rating, and 1 SOG.
  • On Saturday night (Apr. 2) the Winnipeg Ice continued on the road as they took on the Moose Jaw Warriors.  In the opening period, the Warriors struck first and took the 1-0 lead with a powerplay goal at 15:30.  Connor McClennon nearly added to his goal total twice as he saw a shot hit the outside of the net and was stopped on a rebound on the second.  Winnipeg would tie the game 1-1 in the second period as Tanner Brown put in his 6th of the season at 13:43.  In the final period, Moose Jaw took the 2-1 lead as Denton Mateychuk scored his 11th at 19:38 and made it 3-1 with a goal 15 seconds later to ensure the Warriors victory over the Ice.  McClennon finished the game with no points, a -2 rating, and 2 SOG.
  • The Winnipeg Ice returned to action at home on Saturday (Apr. 9) as they took on the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers.  In the first period, Winnipeg got on the board first courtesy of Jakin Smallwood’s 24th of the season at 6:20 to lead 1-0.  In the second period, Medicine Hat was outshot 15-6 but tied the game 1-1 with a great bar down snipe at 6:40.  Winnipeg responded with a powerplay goal at 11:40 as Cole Muir scored his 10th of the season to make it 2-1.  Jack Finley slid in his 26th of the season at 14:47 to give the Ice a 3-1 advantage after forty minutes.  The third period was an even greater domination by Winnipeg as they outshot Medicine Hat 22-4.  Chase Wheatcroft scored goals at 4:50 and 7:49 to bring his total to 16 on the season, and Cole Muir’s second of the game on the powerplay ensured the victory of the Ice over the Tigers by a 7-1 score.  Connor McClennon finished the game with 1 assist, a +1 rating, and 1 SOG.
  • Sunday (Apr. 10) had the Winnipeg Ice host the Medicine Hat Tigers.  In the opening period, Ben Zloty (7th at 6:15) and Mikey Milne (36th at 11:08) gave the Ice a 2-0 lead.  In the second period, Winnipeg would extend their lead to 3-0 at 6:51 as Conor Geekie scored his 23rd of the season.  Medicine Hat would grab two-goals only 2:05 apart to make it a 3-2 deficit, but Matthew Savoie scored his 33rd of the season to provide some insurance at 15:33 to give Winnipeg a 4-2 lead.  Connor McClennon scored his 41st of the season at 16:53 to make it 5-2.  In the third period, Savoie and McClennon would each nab their second goals of the night as the Winnipeg Ice defeated the Medicine Hat Tigers 8-2.  McClennon finished the game with 2 goals, a +2 rating, and 5 SOG.
  • On Friday night (Apr. 15) the Winnipeg Ice travelled to Regina to take on the Pats.  The first period was a great one for Winnipeg as they scored 5 goals on 16 shots with five different goal scorers.  Zachary Benson (24th) and Mikey Milne (37th) scored less than a minute apart to give the Ice a 2-0 lead just over five minutes in.  Conor Geekie scored his 24th of the season on the powerplay, and Evan Friesen scored his 4th at 8:54 to make it 4-0.  Connor McClennon scored his 43rd at 11:09 to make it 5-0 as he ripped an uncontested wrist shot home.  In the second period Regina would get a powerplay goal to make it 5-1, but Jakin Smallwood scored his 25th of the season in the third period as the Winnipeg Ice defeated the Regina Pats 6-1.  McClennon finished the game with 1 goal, a +1 rating, 3 SOG, and 2 PIMs.  McClennon was named the Second Star of the game.
  • Saturday night (Apr. 16) the Winnipeg Ice played their regular season finale against the Regina Pats in Saskatchewan as the game had to be moved out of Winnipeg due to vast amounts of snowfall.  In the opening period, Winnipeg would strike first for the 1-0 lead as Jack Finley scored his 27th at 12:10.  Regina would reply only 2:02 later to tie the game 1-1.  In the second period, Owen Pederson scored his 17th off a feed from Connor McClennon to make it 2-1 only 33 seconds in.  Mikey Milne would make it 3-1 only 3:08 later with his 38th of the season.  Pats captain Logan Nijhoff would score his second goal of the game to cut the Winnipeg lead to 3-2, but Zachary Benson (25th) and Tanner Brown (7th) would score goals 42 seconds apart to give the Ice a 5-2 lead.  Regina got a goal back late in the second period and added another in the third to make it 5-4, but Matthew Savoie would score an empty-netter to secure the 6-4 win for the Winnipeg Ice.  McClennon finished the game with 2 assists, a +2 rating, and 4 SOG.   

***The (1) Winnipeg Ice will play the (8) Prince Albert Raiders in the opening round of the WHL Playoffs.

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

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2021-2022    68152843-2323546
  •  On Friday night (Apr. 1) the Prince George Cougars travelled to Kelowna to take on the Rockets.  In the opening period, Jonas Brondberg got his 1st of the season as his dump in off the glass took a funny bounce and went in the yawning cage to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead at 1:31.  The lead would not last.  Kelowna tied the game 1-1 at 2:11 and added another three goals to take a 4-1 lead after twenty minutes.  In the second period, the Rockets made it 5-1 at 3:11 before Carter MacAdams would score his 11th of the season for the Cougars to make it a 5-2 game.  Kelowna would add a powerplay goal and two even strength goals before the end of the period to take a commanding 8-2 lead.  In the third period, the Rockets would add another to make the Prince George Cougars the April fool in a lopsided 9-2 win for Kelowna.  Ethan Samson finished the game with no points, an even rating, and 2 SOG.
  • Sunday (Apr. 3) the Prince George Cougars returned home to welcome the visiting Kamloops Blazers.  In the first period, Prince George jumped out to a 1-0 lead only 36 seconds in as Connor Bowie scored his 14th goal of the season.  Riley Heidt would get his 20th at 4:35 to make it a 2-0 lead for Prince George.  Dallas Stars prospect Logan Stankoven of the Blazers scored his 42nd of the season to cut the lead to 2-1, but Captain Johnny Hooker scored his 15th of the season on the powerplay at 17:08 to give the Cougars a 3-1 lead.  In the second period, Kamloops dominated the shots on goal by a 16-5 margin and scored two even strength goals to tie the game 3-3.  No goals were scored in the final stanza with overtime needed to decide a winner.  In overtime, Kamloops would get the winner on the powerplay only 56 seconds in as Daylan Kuefler won the game with his 38th goal of the season as the Kamloops Blazers defeated the Prince George Cougars 4-3.  Ethan Samson finished the game with no points, an even rating, and 4 SOG.
  • On Tuesday night (Apr. 5) the Prince George Cougars hosted the Kelowna Rockets.  This was a goaltenders duel between Ty Young of the Cougars and Talyn Boyko of the Rockets.  Kelowna would outshoot Prince George in all three periods to the tune of 33-21 but neither side would be able to find the back of the net in regulation.  With the game deadlocked 0-0, the game would need overtime to find a goal to decide the winner.  In overtime, the Rockets had all three shots in the extra frame and found the winner as Ethan Samson had a man in the corner but the Kelowna player was able to find an open Tyson Feist for his 15th of the season as the Rockets defeated the Cougars 1-0.  Samson finished the game with no points, a -1 rating, and 3 SOG.
  • Wednesday night (Apr. 6) had the Prince George Cougars host the Kelowna Rockets once again.  In the opening period, Kelowna would strike first with a powerplay goal at 11:46 to take a 1-0 lead.  Ethan Samson was sent in alone but was hauled down for a penalty shot.  Samson would take the penalty shot but was not successful in his attempt.  Prince George would tie the game 1-1 at 16:27 as Fischer O’Brien scored his 1st of the season, but Kelowna would respond only 2:25 later to exit the period with a 2-1 lead.  The second period would be a scoreless one, but with Samson in the penalty box for Interference the Rockets would add an insurance goal on the powerplay at 12:29 of the third period to make it 3-1.  An empty net goal would seal the deal as the Kelowna Rockets would defeat the Prince George Cougars 4-1.  Samson finished the game with no points, a -2 rating, 2 SOG, and 2 PIMs.
  • On Saturday night (Apr. 9) the Prince George Cougars hosted the Victoria Royals.  In the opening period, Victoria got on the board first with a goal off the rush to lead 1-0 only 1:27 in.  Ethan Samson almost tied the game taking the puck hard to the net but was denied.  Samson would get a secondary assist later in the period as the Cougars tied the game 1-1 through Johnny Hooker’s 16th of the season at 11:33.  After no scoring in the second period, Samson would score a powerplay goal at 13:29 for his 15th of the season.  Samson’s one-timed blast from the point would be the game-winner as the Prince George Cougars defeated the Victoria Royals 2-1.  Samson finished the game with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, a +1 rating, and 3 SOG.
  • Friday night (Apr. 15) had the Prince George Cougars travel to Kamloops to face the Blazers.  The opening period was utter domination from the home team as the Blazers outshot the Cougars 13-2.  In the second period, Prince George was able to muster 19 shots on goal and took a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Riley Heidt (21st at 2:28) and Connor Bowie (15th at 5:11).  The Blazers would come back with two even strength goals in the third period to tie the game 2-2, but Johnny Hooker would score his 17th at 8:23 to give Prince George a 3-2 lead.  Caden Brown would score in the empty net for his 7th goal as the Cougars would down the Blazers by a score of 4-2.  Ethan Samson finished the game with no points, a -1 rating, and 3 SOG.
  • On Saturday night (Apr. 16) the Prince George Cougars played their season finale as they visited the Kelowna Rockets.  There was no scoring in the first period, but the Cougars were outshot 8-6 and would get outshot in every period to the tune of 28-19 overall.  In the second period, Kelowna scored two even strength goals 19 seconds apart to take a 2-0 lead after forty minutes.  In the third period, the Rockets would get an insurance goal at 14:19 to lead 3-0.  Cayden Glover of the Cougars would score his 6th of the season at 15:41 to break the shutout, but Prince George would fall to Kelowna by a score of 3-1.  Ethan Samson finished the game with no points, a +1 rating, and 2 SOG.

*** The (6) Prince George Cougars will play the (3) Portland Winterhawks in the opening round of the WHL Playoffs.

QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)

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

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  •  Friday night (Apr. 1) had the Halifax Mooseheads travel to Charlottetown to take on the Islanders.  There was no scoring in the opening period as the Islanders outshot the Mooseheads 8-6.  In the second period, Elliot Desnoyers knocked home his own rebound for his 30th goal of the season on the powerplay to give Halifax a 1-0 lead at 3:19.  Charlottetown would tie the game 1-1 at 9:59 and would take a 2-1 lead at 6:15 of the third period.  Markus Vidicek would tie the game 2-2 at 10:21 with his 13th goal of the season and regulation time would expire with no winner.  In overtime, goaltender Mathis Rousseau made some tremendous saves including a breakaway stop to keep Halifax in the hunt for the victory.  The saves were pivotal as David Lafrance’s 5th of the season was the winner as the Halifax Mooseheads defeated the Charlottetown Islanders 3-2 in overtime.  Desnoyers finished the game with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, an even rating, 3 SOG, and was 16/23 on draws.
  • On Saturday night (Apr. 2) the return match between the Charlottetown Islanders and the Halifax Mooseheads saw the venue change to Halifax for the second half of the back to back.  There was no scoring in the opening period, but the action and chances were there for both teams.  The second period saw the puck go in as the frenetic pace continued.  It began with the Islanders opening the scoring 44 seconds in to take a 1-0 lead.  Halifax would respond with goals by Jordan Dumais (his 25th at 6:58), Zachary L’Heureux (his 21st at 8:45), and Markus Vidicek (his 14th at 9:22) to lead 3-1.  Charlottetown would score a powerplay goal at 11:47 to cut the deficit to 3-2, but Elliot Desnoyers would tip in his 31st goal at 17:45 to provide some insurance to give the Mooseheads a 4-2 lead.  In the third period, Halifax would be outshot 11-4 but scored the only goal of the period on the powerplay as Vidicek scored his second of the game to give Halifax a sweep of the weekend series with a 5-2 win over Charlottetown.  Desnoyers finished the game with 1 goal, a +1 rating, 3 SOG, and was 9/18 on faceoffs.
  • Tuesday night (Apr. 5) the Halifax Mooseheads visited the Cape Breton Eagles.  In the opening period, the Mooseheads would get on the board first as Elliot Desnoyers dished it off to Evan Boucher to enter the zone and he wristed his 17th of the season only 1:02 in.  Cape Breton tied the game at 3:23 with a powerplay goal, but Desnoyers would spring a streaking Boucher who converted on the breakaway for his second of the game at 5:13 to give Halifax a 2-1 lead.  Markus Vidicek would extend the lead to 3-1 with his 16th of the season at 17:52.  In the second period, Halifax outshot Cape Breton 17-9 and put up a four spot with goals by Jordan Dumais (his 26th), Attilio Biasca (his 10th), Mathieu Cataford (his 13th), and Zachary Beauregard (his 10th) to take a commanding 7-1 lead.  In the third period, Dumais would score his second of the game on the powerplay to make it 8-1.  Ivan Ivan would get a goal back for the Eagles, but Cataford would score his second of the game to close out the scoring as the Halifax Mooseheads crushed the Cape Breton Eagles 9-2.  Desnoyers finished the game with 2 assists, a +1 rating, 3 SOG, and was 6/16 on faceoffs.
  • On Friday night (Apr. 8) the Halifax Mooseheads returned home to welcome the Moncton Wildcats to town looking for their fourth straight victory.  Moncton took the lead with 1:00 remaining in the opening period to grab a 1-0 lead.  In the second period, Halifax tilted the ice to the tune of 27-1 in shots on goal and were rewarded with four goals.  Jordan Dumais scored his 28th of the season on the powerplay to tie the game 1-1 at 4:38.  James Swan registered his 8th of the season at 8:01 and Attilio Biasca got his 11th at 17:24 to make it 3-1.  Dumais remained red-hot with his second of the game at 19:12 to make it 4-1 after forty minutes.  In the third period, Dumais recorded the hat-trick with his 30th of the season at 4:10 to make it 5-1.  Moncton’s Alexis Daniel would score twice to make it 5-3, but the Mooseheads rolled to their fourth straight victory by defeat the Wildcats.  Elliot Desnoyers finished the game with 1 assist, an even rating, 8 SOG, and was 8 of 15 on draws.
  • Saturday night (Apr. 9) had the Halifax Mooseheads host the Quebec Remparts.  Halifax opened the scoring after a goaltending gaffe behind the net led to Zack Jones scoring his 15th of the season at 4:01.  Quebec would score three consecutive goals to take a 3-1 lead before Evan Boucher scored his 19th at 19:26 to cut the lead to 3-2.  In the second period, the Remparts took apart the Mooseheads with eight goals including two shorthanded markers to take a stranglehold 11-2 lead.  In the third period, Elliot Desnoyers scored his 32nd of the season on the powerplay (one of three powerplay goals for Halifax in th period) but the Mooseheads would have their winning streak snapped at the hands of the Quebec Remparts by a score of 13-5.  Desnoyers finished the game with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, a -2 rating, 4 SOG, and was 10/25 on faceoffs.
  • On Tuesday night (Apr. 12) the Halifax Mooseheads hosted the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.  The opening period was one way traffic as the Titan outshot the Mooseheads 26-3.  Acadie-Bathurst opened the scoring by jamming in a loose puck in front at 11:30, but Zack Jones scored a nice backhand completely against the run of play for his 16th of the season to tie the game 1-1 at 13:21.  In the second period, a pair of powerplay goals would see the Titan open up a 3-1 lead but Jordan Dumais would score his 32nd of the season off a feed from Elliot Desnoyers at 11:29 to make it 3-2.  The Titan though would score yet another powerplay goal to go into the intermission with a 4-2 lead.  In the third period, Dumais would score his second of the game on the powerplay, but that was as far as Halifax would get as the Acadie-Bathurst Titan defeated the Mooseheads 4-3.  Desnoyers finished the game with 1 assist, a +1 rating, 6 SOG, and was 9/24 on faceoffs.
  • On Thursday night (Apr. 14) the Halifax Mooseheads traveled to Cape Breton to take on the Eagles.  In the first period, Cape Breton took a 2-0 lead on Halifax with two even strength goals.  In the second period, the Eagles pushed the play but Brady James stood tall in the Mooseheads goal with a few big stops including a save on a penalty shot to keep Halifax in the game.  The saves would be huge as the Mooseheads would score at 10:01 and 16:32 as Markus Vidicek scored his 17th and Braeden MacPhee scored his 2nd to tie the game 2-2.  In the third period, the top line executed a tic-tac-toe passing play with Elliot Desnoyers getting and assist on Jordan Dumais 34th goal of the season at 7:47 to make it 3-2.  Cape Breton would tie the game 3-3 at 10:40, but Stephen Davis would notch his 3rd of the season at 14:26 to retake the 4-3 lead for Halifax.  Desnoyers would add an empty net goal (33rd) to secure a 5-3 win for Halifax over Cape Breton.  Desnoyers finished the game with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, a +2 rating, 7 SOG, and was 10/22 on draws.
  • Sunday (Apr. 17) had the Halifax Mooseheads visited the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.  In the opening period, Halifax would strike first at 2:17 as James Swan scored his 9th of the season to give the Mooseheads a 1-0 lead.  The Titan would tie the game 1-1 just under four minutes later.  In the second period, shots would be even at 8 apiece but all of the scoring in the frame came from the Mooseheads.  Jake Furlong (3rd at 1:06), Zachary Beauregard (11th at 15:10), and Elliot Desnoyers (34th at 17:21) would give Halifax a 4-1 lead after forty minutes.  In the third period, the Titan would cut the lead to 4-2 but Bearegard would score his second of the game at 13:12 to re-establish the three-goal cushion.  Jordan Dumais would continue to be red hot as he potted his 35th of the season into an empty net as the Halifax Mooseheads defeated the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 6-2.  Desnoyers finished the game with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, a +3 rating, 3 SOG, and was 12 of 25 on faceoffs.     

OHL (Ontario Hockey League)

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

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2021-202264293968-1416436

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

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  •  Friday night (Apr. 2) had the Peterborough Petes welcome the Ottawa 67’s to the Peterborough Memorial Centre.  In the first period, Peterborough would take the 1-0 lead with a powerplay goal at 10:27 as J.R. Avon one-timed a pass out front to New Jersey Devils prospect Chase Stillman who tucked in his 18th of the season.  In the second period, Peterborough would extend their lead to 2-0 as Jax Dubois scored his 11th at 6:11.  Ottawa would convert twice on the powerplay to tie the game 2-2, but Tucker Robertson would tip in a point shot for his 36th of the season at 15:50.  The Petes would outshoot Ottawa 18-11 in the frame and would get rewarded with the go ahead goal at 19:22 as Joe Carroll’s 23rd would give Peterborough the 3-2 lead.  In the third period, the 67’s would flip the script with a 10-5 shots advantage and would score on the powerplay and at even strength to hand the Petes a 5-4 loss.  Avon finished the game with 2 assists, a +1 rating, and 5 SOG.  Avon was named the First Star of the game for his performance.  Brian Zanetti ended up with no points, a +1 rating, and 1 SOG.
  • On Sunday (Apr. 3) the Peterborough Petes travelled to Hamilton to play the highly ranked Bulldogs.  In the opening period, Hamilton would jump out to a 2-0 lead on the back of two powerplay goals.  In the second period, the Petes wold outshoot the Bulldogs 10-8 but would find themselves behind 5-0 as Hamilton would score three even strength goals in the frame.  In the final period, Hamilton would extend the lead to 6-0 but the Petes would break the shutout with only 30 seconds remaining as Justin DeZoete scored his 11th of the season on the powerplay.  Hamilton would defeat Peterborough by a convincing 6-1 score.  Brian Zanetti finished the game with no points, an even rating, and no shots on goal.  J.R. Avon did not dress for this game.
  • Tuesday night (Apr. 5) had the Peterborough Petes travel to Barrie to face the Colts.  Peterborough was outshot in all three regulation periods in this one (37-19 overall), but Michael Simpson in the Petes goal and Matteo Lalama in the Colts net put on a clinic to keep the game scoreless in regulation.  Simpson in particular was rock solid in allowing the game to be decided in overtime by stopping all 35 regulation shots he faced.  In overtime, Peterborough would get the winner and the two-points as Tucker Robertson scored the winner (his 37th of the season) unassisted to grab the Petes a 1-0 overtime win over the Colts.  J.R. Avon finished the game with no points, a +1 rating, 1 SOG, and 2 PIMs.  Brian Zanetti ended up with no points, an even rating, and 1 SOG.
  • On Saturday night (Apr. 9) the Peterborough Petes hosted the Niagara IceDogs while wearing pink jerseys to support their ‘Pink in the Rink’ initiative to support cancer research.  In the opening period, Konnor Smith got the lead for Peterborough with his 3rd of the season at 3:50 to make it 1-0.  Niagara would tie the game 1-1 at 8:13, but J.R. Avon turned on the jets and went around the last defender to score a shorthanded goal at 16:49 for his 28th of the campaign for the 2-1 lead.  In the second period, Quinton Page (his 2nd) and Emmett Sproule (his 27th) scored even strength goals to extend the Petes lead to 4-1 after forty minutes.  In the third period, the Petes added a late shorthanded goal at 18:36 as Avon was in on the action once again with an assist on Tucker Robertson’s 38th of the season to cap a 5-1 Peterborough victory over the Niagara IceDogs.  Brian Zanetti finished the game with no points, a +1 rating, and 2 SOG.  Avon ended up with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, a +2 rating, and 5 SOG.  Avon was named the Third Star of the game.
  • Sunday (Apr. 10) had the Peterborough Petes continue their homestand to end the season as they welcomed the Barrie Colts to town.  In the first period, Barrie would strike first at 9:37 to take a 1-0 lead but Sam Alfano (13th) and Tucker Robertson (39th) scored less than two minutes apart to give the Petes a 2-1 lead.  In the second period, the Colts would tie the game 2-2 with a pinpoint wrist shot from Tyson Foerster at 3:40.  Peterborough would respond with four consecutive goals (Konnor Smith, Quinton Page, Joe Carroll, and Chase Stillman) to open up a 6-2 lead.  Barrie would cut the lead to 6-3 in the third period, but Emmett Sproule’s 28th of the season and Jax Dubois’ 12th (off a brilliant feed from J.R. Avon) would cap off an 8-3 victory for the Peterborough Petes over the Barrie Colts.  Avon finished the game with 2 assists, a +2 rating, and 1 SOG.  Brian Zanetti ended up with no points, an even rating, and no SOG.
  • On Sunday (Apr. 17) the Peterborough Petes played in their regular season finale as they hosted the Kingston Frontenacs.  The first period would see the Petes dominate the shots on goal 20-7, but Kingston would strike first only 37 seconds in to lead 1-0.  J.R. Avon would respond at 6:42 with his 29th of the season to tie the game 1-1.  Kingston would retake the lead at 8:47 but Tucker Robertson joined the 40-goal club at 10:22 to tie the game 2-2.  In the second period, Peterborough would open up a two-goal lead courtesy of Emmett Sproule (his 29th) and Joe Carroll (his 25th) to lead 4-2.  In the third period, Robertson scored his second of the afternoon while shorthanded with a great deke and pass from Sproule to make it 5-2 at 6:26.  The Frontenacs would tally on the powerplay to make it 5-3; but with an empty net attempt missed by Brian Zanetti, Sproule would notch his 30th as the Peterborough Petes won the season finale 6-3 over the Kingston Frontenacs.  Zanetti finished the game with 1 assist, a +2 rating, and 2 SOG.  Avon ended up with 1 goal, a +2 rating, and 5 SOG.

***The (8) Peterborough Petes will begin the playoffs on the road against the heavily favored (1) Hamilton Bulldogs. Game #1 will take place on Thursday April 21st.

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

SEASONGPGAPTS+/-SPIM
2021-2022    3682331+99829
  •  On Friday night (Apr. 1) the Kingston Frontenacs were back in action as they hosted the Oshawa Generals.  Oshawa would begin the scoring with an even strength goal only 1:58 in, but Martin Chromiak would score his 37th at 3:54 and Jordan Frasca would notch his 42nd at 9:56 to give Kingston a 2-1 lead.  In the second period, the Frontenacs outshot the Generals 17-8 but found themselves tied 2-2 as the Generals scored on the breakaway at 11:31.  Zayde Wisdom would give Kingston a 3-2 lead with a shorthanded goal for his 8th of the season at 13:40.  Oshawa would tie the game in the third period with a late powerplay goal and regulation time could not decide a winner.  Wisdom had a glorious chance in overtime to win the game by pouncing on a Shane Wright rebound, but his opportunity was denied and a shootout was needed.  While Wright scored with a nice high wrist shot to tie it 1-1, the Generals would get the shootout winner from Ryan Stepien as the Oshawa Generals downed the Kingston Frontenacs 4-3 in a shootout.  Wisdom finished the game with 1 goal, a +1 rating, and 5 SOG.
  • Sunday (Apr. 3) had the return match with a change in venue as the Oshawa Generals hosted the Kingston Frontenacs.  The Frontenacs dominated the shots on goal 14-4 but could not get on the board as the first period ended scoreless.  In the second period, Oshawa would open the scoring in transition 1:58 in to lead 1-0.  Zayde Wisdom would grab an assist on the tying goal as he won a board battle in the corner, got the puck to the point, and eventually led to Jake Murray’s 5th of the season at 5:53.  Generals Captain and Edmonton Oilers prospect Ty Tullio would score his 37th of the season at 16:27 to give Oshawa a 2-1 lead after taking advantage of a bouncing puck and some shoddy defensive play.  In the third period, the white-hot Martin Chromiak would score his 38th of the season at 16:43 to tie the game 2-2 and force overtime.  In overtime, Murray was stopped on a breakaway and the puck was cleared to Tullio in the same sequence who went in on a two-on-none and buried his second of the game for the game-winner as the Generals once again picked up a valuable two points in their playoff chase by defeating the Kingston Frontenacs 3-2 in overtime.  Wisdom finished the game with 1 assist, a +2 rating, and 1 SOG.
  • On Friday night (Apr. 8) the Kingston Frontenacs hosted the Barrie Colts for the first of a three games in three nights set.  In the opening period, Martin Chromiak opened the scoring with his 39th of the season at 18:40 to give Kingston a 1-0 lead.  In the second period, Kingston stole the puck in the neutral zone with a three-on-two break finished off by Shane Wright for his 29th of the season at 1:14.  Kingston made it 3-0 at 5:25 as Zayde Wisdom brought the puck into the offensive zone and fired a wrist shot with Francesco Arcuri popping his 31st on the rebound.  Barrie would get on the board with a powerplay goal and add an even strength marker to make it a 3-2 game, but Lucas Edmonds (32nd) and Wisdom (9th) both scored shorthanded goals to give Kingston a 5-2 lead.  In the third period, Wright and Arcuri scored their second goals of the game 27 seconds apart to make it 7-2.  The Colts would get a third, but so would Chromiak as he potted his second of the game at 9:22 and completed his hat-trick for his 41st at 15:17 to give the Frontenacs a convincing 9-3 win over the Colts.  Wisdom finished the game with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, a +3 rating, and 2 SOG.
  • Saturday afternoon (Apr. 9) had the Kingston Frontenacs visit the Mississauga Steelheads.  In the opening period, Mississauga struck first to take a 1-0 lead at 2:01 but the top line for Kingston struck as Shane Wright scored his 31st at 3:36, and Martin Chromiak continued his heater with his 42nd of the season at 6:10 for a 2-1 Frontenacs lead.  In the second period, the Steelheads would score two goals 1:14 apart to take a 3-2 lead after forty minutes.  The third period was a wild affair.  Kingston tied the game 3-3 on Alec Belanger’s 8th at 4:22. Mississauga’s Zakary Lavoie rang a shot off the post but tricked even the goal judge who sounded the goal briefly.  On the same sequence, Lavoie would indeed score at 7:20 to give the Steelheads a 4-3 lead.  After Mississauga made it 5-3, the Steelheads got into penalty trouble in the second half of the period and it ended up costing them.  Kingston would score four powerplay goals (Belanger with two to complete a hat-trick, Edmonds, and Chromiak) to give Kingston a remarkable comeback victory as they defeated Mississauga 7-5.  Zayde Wisdom finished the game with 1 assist, an even rating, and 2 SOG.
  • Sunday had the Kingston Frontenacs travel to St. Catherines to face the Niagara IceDogs.  In the opening period, Kingston converted a powerplay goal from Francesco Arcuri (33rd) and added an even strength goal by Lucas Edmonds (34th) to take a 2-0 lead.  The second period would see seven goals combined scored.  Paul Ludwinski would score his 12th and 13th bookending Icedogs goals (with Zayde Wisdom assisting on both) as the Frontenacs led 4-2.  Nathan Poole (3rd), Shane Wright (32nd), and Arcuri (34th and second of the game) would give Kingston a 7-2 lead after forty minutes.  In the third period, Ludwinski would get his hat-trick with Martin Chromiak (44th) and Mitchell Brooks (2nd) completing a dominating 10-5 victory over the Niagara IceDogs.  Wisdom finished the game with 3 assists, a +1 rating, and 3 SOG.
  • On Friday night (Apr. 15) the Kingston Frontenacs began a stretch of three in a row to end their regular season as they visited the Ottawa 67’s.  This one was a game to forget for Kingston as they were outshot in all three periods to the tune of 42-26.  In the first period, Ottawa scored on the powerplay and added an even strength goal to take a 2-0 lead.  After a scoreless second period, the 67’s scored three in the third period (Jack Beck with a pair) to defeat the Frontenacs 5-0.  Ottawa’s Max Donoso stopped all 26 shots for the shutout.  Zayde Wisdom finished the game with no points, a -3 rating, and 2 SOG.
  • Saturday night (Apr. 16) saw the return match between the Kingston Frontenacs and the Ottawa 67’s with the Frontenacs hosting and looking to flip the script.  In terms of shots, Kingston improved tremendously from the previous evening as they ended up outshooting Ottawa in all three periods for a total of 37-24.  With no scoring in the first period, Jack Beck would score his third goal of the set (his 22nd overall) to give Ottawa a 1-0 lead with a shorthanded goal at 8:48.  Paul Ludwinski would not be outshone as he scored his fourth goal in his last three games for his 15th of the season to tie the game 1-1.  After no scoring in the third period, overtime was a back and forth frenetic affair with both sides (especially the 67’s) agonizingly close to ending the game.  With the game in a shootout, Leevi Merilainen in the Frontenacs goal stopped all four 67’s shooters as Lucas Edmonds scored the shootout winner as the Kingston Frontenacs defeated the Ottawa 67’s 2-1.  Zayde Wisdom finished the game with no points, a -1 rating, and 7 SOG.
  • On Sunday, the Kingston Frontenacs visited the Peterborough Petes for their regular season finale.  In the opening period, Peterborough outshot Kingston 20-7 but would find themselves tied 2-2 after twenty minutes as Kingston received goals from Paul Ludwinski (16th) and Greg Heyes (2nd).  In the second period, the Petes would score two even strength goals to take a 4-2 lead after forty minutes.  In the third period, Peterborough would score a shorthanded marker to make it a 5-2 game.  Paul Hughes would score his 5th of the season at 9:49 to cut the lead to 5-3, but the Petes would add an empty-netter to hand the Kingston Frontenacs a 6-3 loss.  Zayde Wisdom finished the game with no points, a -3 rating, and 3 SOG.

*** The (3) Kingston Frontenacs will take on the (6) Oshawa Generals in the opening round of the OHL Playoffs.

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

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  •  On Saturday night (Apr. 2) the Barrie Colts hosted the London Knights.  London would outshoot Barrie 8-3 in the opening period, but Tyson Foerster fanned on his shot off a give and go but managed to score his 2nd of the season at 4:35 to give the Colts a 1-0 lead.  London would tie the game 1-1 at 7:52, but Foerster would wrist a beauty for his second goal of the game at 11:42 to give Barrie an improbable 2-1 lead.  In the second period, Ethan Cardwell would score his 20th of the season at 10:20 to extend Barrie’s lead to 3-1, but Nashville Predators prospect Luke Evangelista scored his 53rd at 19:37 to make it a 3-2 game.  In the third period, London would tie the game 3-3 but Foerster would complete his hat-trick (4th goal of the season) at 10:35 to make it 4-3.  London would tie the game once again and regulation time would end with the game 4-4.  In overtime, Barrie would get the winning goal through Beau Jelsma who notched his 26th of the season and gave the Colts a 5-4 overtime win over the Knights.  Foerster finished the game with 3 goals, a +4 rating, and 4 SOG.  He was named the First Star of the game.
  • Sunday (Apr. 3) had the Barrie Colts travel to North Bay to face the Battalion.  By the midway point of the first period, North Bay had already gotten off to a 3-0 lead and chased Barrie goaltender Nolan Chartrand from the game.  Barrie would get a goal back at 12:00 to make it 3-1 that was credited to Ethan Caldwell (his 21st) but it wend off a defender in front.  North Bay scored the only goal of the second period to make it 4-1 after forty minutes.  In the third period, both teams would alternate goals with both sides scoring twice (Caldwell with his second of the game and Brandt Clarke scoring his 11th for Barrie) as the Battalion rolled to a 6-3 win over the Colts.  Tyson Foerster finished the game with 1 assist, a -1 rating, and 3 SOG.
  • On Tuesday night (Apr. 5) the Barrie Colts hosted the Peterborough Petes.  Both Michael Simpson in the Petes goal and Matteo Lalama in the Colts goal were tremendous as they both did not allow a goal in regulation.  Simpson in particular was excellent as the Colts outshot the Petes in every period including overtime to the tune of 37-19 overall.  In overtime, Peterborough would get the winner at 1:19 as the Petes would defeat the Barrie Colts by a 1-0 score in overtime.  Tyson Foerster finished the game with no points, an even rating, and 5 SOG.
  • Friday night (Apr. 8) the Barrie Colts travelled to Kingston to take on the Frontenacs.  After Kingston took a 1-0 lead in the first period, Tyson Foerster took a hit in the neutral zone with the Frontenacs bringing the puck up ice in transition and led to Wright scoring his 29th early in the second period.  Barrie would get on the board after the Frontenacs took a 3-0 lead as Foerster blasted a shot from the left circle on the powerplay with the rebound steered in by Declan McDonnell for his 26th of the season at 7:16.  Barrie would cut the deficit to 3-2 as Connor Punnett scored his 5th of the season at 10:14.  Two shorthanded goals by Kingston would make it a 5-2 hole for the Colts at the end of forty minutes.  In the third period, the Frontenacs would add another four goals to the score as they soundly defeated the Barrie Colts by a score of 9-3.  Foerster finished the game with 1 assist, a -3 rating, and was not credited for a shot on goal.  He also picked up 2 PIMs.
  • On Saturday night (Apr. 9) the Barrie Colts hosted the North Bay Battalion.  In the first period, North Bay took the 1-0 lead only 3:59 in.  The Barrie Colts would tie the game 1-1 as Beau Jelsma would score off the rebound for his 27th goal of the season at 10:25.  The Battalion would retake the lead at 15:46 to lead 2-1 after twenty minutes.  In the second period, North Bay would score four goals (including a shorthanded marker) as the Battalion would defeat the Colts by a 6-1 score.  Tyson Foerster had a tough game with no points, a -4 rating, and 5 SOG.
  • Sunday (Apr. 10) saw the Barrie Colts travel to Peterborough to take on the Petes.  In the opening period, Barrie would take the 1-0 lead at 9:37 as Oliver Smith would score his 10th of the season.  The Petes would score two even strength goals less than two minutes apart to lead 2-1.  In the second period, Tyson Foerster would snipe a wrist shot off the inside of the post and in for his 5th of the season to tie the game 2-2.  Peterborough though would score four unanswered goals in the remainder of the period to lead 6-2.  In the third period, Ethan Caldwell would score his 23rd of the season to make it 6-3 but the Petes would score twice more to defeat the Barrie Colts 8-3.  Foerster finished the game with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, a -2 rating, and 8 SOG.
  • On Wednesday night (Apr. 13) the Barrie Colts traveled to Owen Sound to face the Attack.  In the opening period, it was honors even as both sides registered 9 shots on goal but were unable to open the scoring.  In the second and third periods, the Colts took the advantage of the shots with a 27-16 advantage but it was Owen Sound that opened the scoring with two powerplay goals to take a 2-0 advantage.  In the third period, the Attack continued to build their advantage with a Cedrick Guindon double at 1:10 and 5:37 to take a commanding 4-0 lead.  Declan McDonnell would score his 27th of the season at 8:46 to break the shutout but the Barrie Colts would fall to the Owen Sound Attack 4-1.  Tyson Foerster finished the game with no points, an even rating, and 8 SOG.
  • Thursday night (Apr. 14) had the Barrie Colts return home to face the OHL powerhouse Hamilton Bulldogs.  Once again the opposing team would gain the advantage by using the powerplay as the Bulldogs took the 1-0 lead at 17:37.  In the second period, Hamilton’s powerplay struck again at 6:20 and 13:28 through Jan Mysak’s 33rd and 34th of the season to make it 3-0.  Hamilton would add an even strength marker at 13:44 to take a 4-0 lead after forty minutes.  In the third period, Cooper Matthews would score his 7th of the season at 5:53 to make it 4-1, but the Bulldogs would add another even strength goal at 14:08 to hand the Barrie Colts a 5-1 loss.  Tyson Foerster finished the game with no points, a -1 rating, and 1 SOG.
  • On Saturday night, the Barrie Colts visited the Niagara IceDogs for their regular season finale looking to get back in the win column before the beginning of the postseason.  In the opening period, Niagara took a 1-0 lead despite the Colts outshooting the IceDogs 17-8.  In the second period, Niagara would convert with a two-man advantage to take a 2-0 lead at 2:31.  Barrie would get on the board at 7:12 with Declan McDonnell notching his 28th of the season, and Tyson Foerster would take away the puck at his own blueline and convert his 6th of the season on a breakaway to tie the game 2-2.  In the third period, Barrie would take the 3-2 lead through Nathan Allensen’s 15th at 3:58, but Niagara would tie the game 3-3 at 12:04 with a shorthanded goal.  After hitting the crossbar earlier in the period, Foerster would grab an assist on Evan Vierling’s 19th on the powerplay to give the Colts a 4-3 lead at 13:34.  Barrie would add to the lead at 17:54 with Hunter Haight’s 22nd of the season and would add an empty-netter with Vierling’s second of the game as the Colts defeated the Niagara IceDogs 6-3.  Foerster finished the game with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, an even rating, and 5 SOG.   

***The (5) Barrie Colts will play the (4) Mississauga Steelheads in the First Round of the OHL Playoffs.

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