DOBSON DEBUTS IN ROUYN-NORANDA:
Noah Dobson debuted with his new team, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, last week, recording four assists in his first three games with the new club. Dobson, who was acquired from the Acadie-Bathurst Titan for draft picks on Jan. 6, made an immediate impact, dishing out a season-high three assists in his Huskies debut.
Dobson, the 12th-overall pick in the 2018 draft, has 20 points (9G, 11A) in 31 games this season.
WILDE, DURANDEAU HAVE FOUR-POINT WEEKS:
Bode Wilde (1G, 3A) and Arnaud Durandeau (2G, 2A) each recorded four-point weeks for their respective junior clubs.
Durandeau notched two goals and two assists over four games, helping the Halifax Mooseheads 2-2-0. With a two-goal week, Durandeau has set a new career-high with 21 goals this season.
Wilde recorded four points in three games last week, including a season-high tying, three-assist night on Saturday vs Windsor. Wilde's 45 points (11G, 34A) are tied for second among OHL blueliners, one point back of Ryan Merkley for the league lead. Wilde also scored the game-winning goal for Saginaw in a 3-1 win over Hamilton on Jan. 9.
SOROKIN RECORDS SEVENTH SHUTOUT:
Ilya Sorokin recorded his seventh shutout of the season on Friday, stopping all 19 shots in CSKA's 6-0 win over Traktor. Sorokin, the Islanders' 2014 third-round pick (78th overall), is tied for third in the KHL in shutouts, one behind (CSKA teammate) Lars Johansson and Igor Shestyorkin.
Sorokin has seven shutouts in 31 games this season, which currently ranks third on his personal list of single-season shutouts. The 23-year-old recorded a career-high 10 shutouts in 2015-16 and eight in 2017-18. He is 22-5-3 this season with a 1.20 GAA (second in the KHL) and a .940 SV%.
COCKERILL SCORES GWG VS PROVIDENCE:
Logan Cockerill led the Boston University Terriers to a 4-3 comeback win over the Providence Firars on Saturday. Cockerill, the Islanders' 2017 seventh-round pick (201st overall), scored the game-winning goal at 8:03 of the third period.
Cockerill also had an assist in BU's win over New Hampshire on Friday, giving the Islanders prospect two points in his first three games after winning a silver medal at the World Juniors. BU is 4-0-1 (W-L-T) in their last five games.