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by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
NYI Director of Player Development on the CHL playoffs

by Dan Marshall

Saturday, April 1

[Editor's note: Islanders Director of Player Development Dan Marshall is the man responsible for communicating with the organization's prospects on a daily basis. During the course of the season, Dan travels thousands of miles to visit with the prospects and monitor their development. Dan has been kind enough to volunteer to send us periodic updates on how some of the team's prospects are doing in the playoffs of the Ontario Hockey League and Western Hockey League.]

BLAKE COMEAU (2004 second round pick)
Left wing -  Kelowna vs Kootenay (WHL 1st round)

Friday night in Kelowna British Columbia Blake Comeau helped his team take a 3 games to 2 lead in the series vs Kootenay, by setting up the game-winner on the power play and scoring his third goal of the playoffs into the empty net to seal a 4-1  win. Blake seems to really feed off the home crowd at Prospera Place and the fans in return feed off of Blake's big hits and smart playmaking."

Stats:GP/5 G/3 A/3 PTS/6 PIMS/10

KELOWNA vs. KOOTENAY                                                                          
Kelowna leads 3-2                                                                             
Game 1                                                                                        
Kootenay 3 at Kelowna 2 (OT)                                                            
Game 2
Kootenay 1 at Kelowna 5
Game 3
Kelowna 3 at Kootenay 4
Game 4
Kelowna 5 at Kootenay 4
Game 5
Kelowna 4 Kootenay 1
Game 6 - Sun., April 2 at Kootenay
Game 7 - Tues., April 4 at Kelowna
DUSTIN KOHN (2005 second round pick)
Defenseman - Brandon vs Moose Jaw (OHL first round)
Thursday night in Brandon, Dustin Kohn and the Brandon Wheat Kings fell to a hard nosed  Moose Jaw Warriors club 4 to 1." Their forwards were all over our defense and they were in our face on every shift tonight", said Dustin, who carries himself well and really understands what it takes to be successful within a team environment."

Kohn Stats: GP/3  G/0  A/4  PTS/4  PIMs/10
Series 2-2
Game 1
Brandon 1 at Moose Jaw 5
Game 2
Brandon 2 at Moose Jaw 1
Game 3
Moose Jaw 2 at Brandon 3
Game 4
Moose Jaw 4, Brandon 1
Game 5 - Sun., April 2 at Moose Jaw 7:00
Game 6 - Tues., April 4 at Brandon 7:00 *
Game 7 - Wed., April 5 at Moose Jaw 7:00 *

LUCH AQUINO (2005 seventh round pick)
Center - Brampton vs. Belleville (OHL first round)
Friday night in Brampton Ontario, Luch Aquino scored his fifth GOAL of the playoffs and assisted on the other Brampton goal, but it was not enough as Belleville's goaltender Sebastian Dahm made 34 saves in the win. Luch is one of those players if he gets two or three chances to score he is going to bury it. Luch
has really matured and has polished his game in Brampton under the tuteladge of head coach Stan Butler.

Stats:GP/5 G/5 A/7 PTS/12 PIMS/4
Brampton vs. Belleville
(Brampton leads 3-2)
Game 1
BRAMPTON 3, Belleville 2 (OT)
Game 2
Belleville 3, BRAMPTON 2 (OT)
Game 3
Brampton 3, BELLEVILLE 1
Game 4
Brampton 4, BELLEVILLE 3 (OT)
Game 5
Belleville 3, BRAMPTON 2
Game 6 - Sat., April 1 at Belleville 7:15*
Game 7 - Tues., April 4 at Brampton 7:30*
NICK TUZZOLINO (2005 seventh round pick)
Defenseman - Sudbury vs. Kingston (OHL first round)
Friday night in Kingston Ontario Nick Tuzzolino's Sudbury team dropped a 3-0 decision to Kingston .The story in this game was Danny Taylor, the goaltender for Kingston, who stopped all 39 shots.

Stats: GP/5 G/0 A/2 PTS/2 PIMS/10
Sudbury vs. Kingston
(Sudbury leads series 3-2)
Game 1
KINGSTON 5, Sudbury 3
Game 2
Sudbury 4, KINGSTON 1
Game 3
SUDBURY 2, Kingston 0
Game 4
SUDBURY 5, Kingston 2
Game 5
KINGSTON 3, Sudbury 0
Game 6 - Sun., April 2 at Sudbury 7:00*
Game 7 - Tues., April 4 at Kingston 7:00*
JASON PITTON (2004 eighth round pick)
LW - Guelph vs. Saginaw (OHL first round)
Thursday night in Saginaw, Michigan Jason Pitton scored the tying goal in a 4-3 road win to help Guelph sweep the series. It was his second goal of the
playoffs. Jason's preparation and commitment is as sound as any player I have seen in junior hockey. He really knows how to prepare to go to battle.

Stats:GP/4 G/2 A/0 PTS/2 PIMS/4

(Guelph wins series 4-0)
Game 1 - GUELPH 3, Saginaw 2
Game 2 - Guelph 4, SAGINAW 1
Game 3 - GUELPH 4, Saginaw 1
Game 4 - Guelph 4, SAGINAW 3

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