FYI: More Prospects Tidbits
Medicine Hat 7 Broncos 2 | Shawn Mullin's Swift Current Broncos Blog
Linden Vey scored a natural hat trick to lead Medicine Hat to a 7-2 victory over the Broncos. Mark Friesen made 19 saves in the first period, but Vey’s 11th of the season with 22 seconds left in the frame gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead. They were able to build on that as Vey scored two quick goals in the second period and Tyler Pitlick then extended Medicine Hat’s lead to 4-0.
OHL: Kitsyn wants to be part of Mississauga's Cup run - Buzzing The Net - Junior Hockey - Yahoo! Sports
Los Angeles Kings sixth-rounder Maxim Kitsyn was a force in Russia's Subway Super Series victory, embodying the power-winger protoype while tallying a team-high four goals and six points in the series. [...]
MayorsManor.com: Super Series Report - Interview w/ Maxim Kitsyn
When it comes to prospects, people like to talk about the 'buzz' factor. Some guys have it, others just can't seem to catch it. Right now, the name Maxim Kitsyn is being spoken by nearly everybody who follows Canadian junior hockey. Drafted by the LA Kings this past June, he's usually referred to as power forward - words that aren't said very often when describing Russian born players. [...S]couts say he's a good skater with speed, acceleration and balance. Oh yeah, and toughness. Although some teams were leery of taking him because of his contract situation back home, the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors (OHL) scooped him up in the Import Draft this summer. [...] His four goals led all players at last year's Super Series [...]. He followed that up with three assists and many head turning plays at the [WJCs]. [A week before this year's Super Series], he scored his first hat trick as a [pro, in the KHL]. [...]
MM: You have played against several Kings prospects in the tournament (Nicolas Deslauriers, Jean-Francois Berube, Tyler Toffoli, Linden Vey and Jordan Weal). Any thoughts on their performance?
MK: I met most of them at the Kings summer camp in LA. All of them have looked good in this series. They are all very good players. They are all winners. [...]
MM: Any thoughts about possibly playing against some of those same guys again at the World Junior Championships next month?
MK: I will play the way my coaches instruct me to.
MM: Mississauga has your rights. Will you be coming to North America to play in the OHL any time soon?
MK: I would like to. They are working on the issue right now. It's not so easy because I have a contract in Russia. But, I would like to.
MM: After being drafted by the Kings and then attending camp with them here in Los Angeles, are you following them more closely this season?
MK: I am following them and am happy to see them playing so well.
UND men's hockey: Four questions with Derek Forbort | Grand Forks Herald | Grand Forks, North Dakota
[I deleted the interview because, well, it was boring -- follow the link above to read it -- but here's the fun Playboy Centerfold likes and dislikes:]
Size: 6-5, 200.
Previous team: U.S. Under-18.
NHL rights: Los Angeles Kings.
Favorite movie: Slapshot.
Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother.
Favorite band: Goo Goo Dolls.
Favorite actor: Morgan Freeman.
Favorite actress: Julia Roberts.
Childhood hero: Grandpa.
Would like to have dinner with: Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren.
Monarchs Edge Bridgeport - Sports News Story - WMUR Manchester
Goaltender Martin Jones stopped all 27 shots he faced and collected his first shutout of his professional career as the Manchester Monarchs blanked the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 1-0 [...]. Manchester (11-6-1-1) recorded their 11th win of the season and remains in second place in the Atlantic Division with 24 points. [...] The lone goal of the game came at 11:20 of the opening frame when center Marc-Andre Cliche tallied his second goal of the season. Center Andrei Loktionov held the puck in the right corner of the Sound Tigers’ zone before finding center Oscar Moller in the right face-off circle. Moller received the pass and quickly sent a pass over to Cliche who was skating through the slot. [...] Jones (3-1-0) collected his third win of the season and his first professional shutout with 27 saves.
Also, Jones has a goals against of 1.35 and a SV% of .955, both of which would qualify as best in the league were he not a couple of minutes shy of the 360 minute cut off.
Some other Monarchs stuff: Brayden Schenn has played three games and has two assists. Colten Teubert has played the last three games also, and is pointless (no jokes, please) and even in +/-.
Strong Win Over the Belleville Bulls
The top line just kept rolling along as Martindale, Toffoli and Prince each had a goal in Ottawa’s 5 – 2 win over the Belleville Bulls. [...] Tyler Toffoli was named the OHL Player of the Week for his 16 goals in a week.