MIRAGEAS NAMED HOCKEY EAST ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Ben Mirageas was named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week on Monday after racking up five points (3G, 2A) in two games against Massachusetts last week.
Mirageas had the first four-point game (2G, 2A) of his college career and was named the game's second star as Providence routed UMass 7-2 on Saturday. The Islanders 2017 third-round pick also potted a power-play goal in Providence's 5-2 loss to UMass on Thursday.
Mirgeas leads all NCAA rookie defensemen in power-play goals (4) and game-winning goals (2). Mirageas' seven points (4G, 3A) are tied for second in team scoring and third among all Hockey East blueliners.
BELLOWS POINT STREAK ENDS AT 12 GAMES
Kieffer Bellows extended his point streak to 12 games, but his streak eventually coming to an end on Sunday. On Saturday, Bellows came out of Portland's 5-2 win over Tri City with two points (1G, 1A) and was named the games' second star. Bellows 12-game run came to an end on Sunday, but it was a great stretch for the the Islanders' 2016 first-round pick, as he amassed 12 goals and 22 points on his point streak.
Bellows now has 27 points in the season. He is tied for second in team scoring and tied for 11th in the Western Hockey League.
QUENNEVILLE STREAKING AGAIN, SCORES TWO VS RUSSIA
David Quenneville extended his point streak to four games with a pair of assists last week. Quenneville picked up an assist in both of Medicine Hat's wins over Calgary, as the Tigers beat the Hitmen 4-2 on Friday and 4-3 in overtime on Saturday.
The Islanders' 2016 seventh-round pick has five points (1G, 4A) in his last four games and has accumulated 24 points so far this season - good for second in team scoring. Quenneville's 18 assists are tied for most among a defenseman in the WHL.
Quenneville also represented Team WHL in the Canada-Russia select series last week. Quenneville was held off the scoresheet as the WHL beat Russia 7-0 on Monday night, but scored a pair of goals in Canada's 4-3 loss on Tuesday.
SOROKIN GOES 2-1 AT KARJALA CUP:
Ilya Sorokin went 2-1-0 with a 2.35 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage for Russia at the Karjala Cup last week, picking up wins over Switzerland (6-2) and the Czech Republic (5-2). Russia went 2-1-0 in the Euro Hockey Tour tournament, losing to eventual champion Finland 3-2 in their first game of the tournament.