On Mondays, chicagoblackhawks.com will highlight players who stood out for their minor-league, junior, college or European teams in the previous week's action. All prospect/system stats will be updated weekly throughout the season.
1st Star: C Dylan Sikura, Northeastern University (H-EAST)
The Line: 2GP, 1G, 4A
Sikura's strong junior campaign continued with a five-point performance to help Northeastern sweep Merrimack last weekend. The 2014 sixth-round pick scored his 13th goal of the season and added two assists in Friday's 4-1 victory, and he collected a pair of helpers the next night in a 4-2 win. He assisted on both game-winners. Sikura now has seven points over his last three games and has been held off the scoresheet just once in his last 13 outings dating back to mid-November; his 38 points this season ranks second on the team and fifth overall in the NCAA.
2nd Star: LW Alexandre Fortin, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
The Line: 4GP, 3G, 3A
Fortin also extended an impressive January run last week, compiling six points over four games for Rouyn-Noranda. The 19-year-old notched a goal and an assist in three consecutive games and was named Second Star in a 7-3 win over Gatineau last Tuesday. Fortin logged a season-high eight shots on goal on Saturday at Sherbrooke and has now posted at least one shot on goal in 26 consecutive games dating back to Nov. 9; he ranks sixth on the team with 26 points in 33 games this season.
3rd Star: RW Alex DeBrincat, Erie (OHL)
The Line: 2GP, 2G, 1A
DeBrincat tallied the first two goals for Erie in a big 8-2 win at Sarnia last Friday, earning First Star honors, then picked up a power-play assist in a 4-1 win over Flint the next night. The 2016 second-round pick continues to lead the Otters with 74 points (36G, 38A) in 40 games this season, which shares the Ontario Hockey League lead.
Around the system:
- Defenseman Andreas Soderberg collected two assists for IK Pantern in Sweden's Allsvenskeran last week, helping the team go 1-1-1 in three outings; the 2014 fifth-round pick has eight points in 38 games this season.
- Radovan Bondra notched two goals and an assist over four games with Prince George in the Western Hockey League last week. The 2015 fifth-round pick has eight points through his first seven games with the club ... John Dahlstrom picked up three points in three games with the WHL's Medicine Hat Tigers last week, including his third multi-goal performance of the season (2G) in an 8-5 win over Regina last Friday. Dahlstrom shares third on the team with 21 goals and ranks sixth with 44 points this season.
- Vermont sophomore Liam Coughlin logged an assist last Friday for his fifth point of the season, helping the Catamounts win 5-4 over Connecticut ... Anthony Louis recorded a pair of helpers and added 6 SOG in Miami of Ohio's 3-3 tie at Nebraska-Omaha on Friday. His 30 points this season (13G, 17A) continue to lead the RedHawks ... UNO Fredrik Olofsson picked up a point in both games against Miami over the weekend; he now has 15 points (7G, 8A) in 21 games this season ... Yale senior John Hayden collected a goal and an assist in a 7-0 win over Dartmouth on Friday; he continues to pace the Bulldogs with 14 tallies on the season and shares the team lead with 22 points.
- Tyler Motte, Luke Johnson and Brandon Mashinter all tallied for Rockford in a 3-1 win over Grand Rapids last Monday, and Lars Johansson made 31 saves on 32 shots to record the victory ... Kyle Baun picked up an assist in that outing, then added two more in a 3-2 overtime loss in San Antonio on Sunday ... Gustav Forsling registered his first American Hockey League goal on Sunday ... Sam Carrick posted a goal and an assist against San Antonio.