Stolarz, a 2012 second-round draft pick (No. 45), is starring for the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound keeper is 9-2-1 with a 2.17 goals-against average and .926 save percentage in 14 appearances for London coach Dale Hunter this campaign.
Alderson, who is in his fourth season in the OHL and second with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, is third on the team with 57 points (25 goals). The 21-year-old right wing spent his first two seasons with the Sarnia Sting before being traded to the Greyhounds on June 2, 2011.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie