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Islanders Prospect Report

Barzal, Quenneville and Bellows all have solid weeks

by Kelsey Smith NYIslanders / New York Islanders

With Anthony Beauvillier currently on the Islanders' roster and Michael Dal Colle and Josh Ho-Sang in Bridgeport, the prospects are turning into pros. But behind them are 2016 first-round pick Kieffer Bellows, 2015 first-round pick Mathew Barzal and Russian goalie Ilya Sorokin and many more. 

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Barzal's Offense Sparks Thunderbirds to Back-to-Back Wins:

Mathew Barzal tallied seven points (1G, 6A) in a pair of games powering the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League to consecutive wins. Barzal now has 11 points (1G, 10A) in eight games since returning for Seattle.

Barzal was named the first star in a 5-2 win against the Tri-City Americans on Friday as he notched three assists in the game. The Thunderbirds' co-captain assisted on the game-winning goal as well as the final two goals in the victory.

In a 5-0 shutout win for the Seattle Thunderbirds on Saturday, Barzal had a hand in four of the team's five goals. The Coquitlam, British Columbia native assisted on the Thunderbirds first three goals of the game while also capping off the scoring with a power-play goal. For the second night in a row, Barzal was awarded the first star of the game.

The Islanders' 2015 first-round pick (16th overall) currently ranks first in points-per-game (1.38) on the Thunderbirds and is tied for third in assists (10).

Barzal was named to Canada's World Junior selection camp on Tuesday morning. Click here for the full camp roster. 

Quenneville Tops WHL Defensemen in Scoring:

David Quenneville of the Medicine Hat Tigers currently leads all Western Hockey League defensemen in goals (13) and points (31) through the first 24 games of the season. Quenneville also ranks first in power-play goals by a defenseman with nine.

The Islanders' 2016 seventh-round pick (200th overall) has recorded nine points (2G, 7A) in his last four games. Quenneville is red-hot, riding a nine-game point streak, with four straight multi-point games.

On Wednesday, Nov. 22, Quenneville notched two assists in a 6-3 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors. The next day, Quenneville recorded a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win against the Brandon Wheat Kings, earning third star honors. The Edmonton, Alberta native added three more assists, including one on the game-winning goal, on Friday in a 7-1 win against the Prince Albert Raiders. Quenneville was named the second star in the game.

Quenneville capped off his nine-point week with a goal and an assist in an 8-2 win over the Saskatoon Blades on Saturday. The defenseman was selected as the third star of the game for the Tigers.

The Islanders prospect has registered points in all but five of Medicine Hat's games this season, and has only been held off the scoresheet twice in the past 18 games. Medicine Hat sits atop the WHL standings, as the team has won nine straight.

Bellows and Somerby Lead Boston University over Harvard:

Kieffer Bellows and Doyle Somerby each recorded a point for the No. 7 Boston University Terriers in a 5-3 win on Tuesday, Nov. 22 against the No. 9 Harvard Crimson. BU's record improved to 7-4-1 overall.

Bellows netted the first goal for the Terriers to tie the score 1-1 in the first period. The freshman from Edina, Minnesota now has four goals this season. The Islanders selected Bellows in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft (19th overall).

Somerby notched an assist on the game-winning goal early in the third period as BU held on for the win against a fellow top 10 team. Somerby's assist was his second helper of the season for the Terriers' captain. The Marblehead, Massachusetts native was the Islanders' 2012 fifth-round pick (125th overall).

Boston University holds a 4-1-0 record this season in games when one of the two Islanders prospects score, and is undefeated (2-0-0) when both players tally points in the same game.

Dal Colle and Ho-Sang Held Pointless Last Week:

Michael Dal Colle and Joshua Ho-Sang were each held pointless last week for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Dal Colle's seven goals are tied for third among AHL rookies, while Ho-Sang's 10 points (2G, 8A) is tied for third on the Sound Tigers. 

Read the Bridgeport Report.

Missouri Sweeps Indy on the Road:

The Missouri Mavericks have won five of their last six games as the team's record improves to 8-8-0-1 this season. After falling to the Orlando Solar Bears by a score of 7-2 on Tuesday, Nov. 22, the Mavericks responded with a pair of wins on the road against the Indy Fuel.

Missouri defeated the Fuel 6-1 on Saturday as Lukas Lofquist netted two goals, including the eventual game-winning goal in the first period. Six players registered multiple points in the game for the Mavericks. Josh Robinson made 22 saves for Missouri in the win.

The Mavericks edged out Indy 2-1 on Sunday as Ville Husso was solid in net, stopping 41 of the 42 shots he faced in the game. Defenseman Kevin Tansey's shorthanded goal in the second period proved to be the game winning goal as Missouri now sits fourth in their conference.

CHL

PLAYER
GP
G
A
P
PIM

Mathew Barzal
8
1
10
11
6
David Quenneville
24
13
18
31
27
Mitchell Vande Sompel
23
7
13
20
27
Parker Wotherspoon
24
5
19
24
29
 
NCAA
PLAYER
GP
G
A
P
PIM

Kieffer Bellows
12
4
1
5
26
Jake Bischoff
12
2
10
12
8
Taylor Cammarata
10
1
4
5
6
Nick Pastujov
10
0
1
1
6
Doyle Somerby
12
0
2
2
16
 
EUROPE
PLAYER
GP
G
A
P
PIM

Anatoli Golyshev
31
4
6
10
10
Petter Hansson
15
0
1
1
2
Otto Koivula
23
6
6
12
6
 
USHL
PLAYER
GP
G
A
P
PIM

Collin Adams
21
14
12
26
18
Andong Song
14
0
0
0
0
 
GOALIES
PLAYER
GP
W
L
OT
GAA
SV%

Linus Soderstrom
6
3
2
1
2.15
.914
Ilya Sorokin
26
16
5
4
1.49
.931
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