With college hockey nearing or in their finals breaks, the Islanders junior prospects headline this week's report. Arnaud Durandeau led the way with four points, while Kieffer Bellows is currently at Team USA's World Junior training camp.
DURANDEAU RECORDS FOUR-POINT WEEK:
Arnaud Durandeau racked up four points (2G, 2A) in three games last week, recording back-to-back multi-point games in the process.
Durandeau scored a goal and an assist in Halifax's 5-2 win over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Wednesday and was named the game's the third star. Durandeau had another two-point game (1G, 1A) on Friday, with an assist on the game-winning goal, as Halifax's beat the Acadie-Bathurst Titans 5-2. Durandeau's point-streak ended on Saturday in the Mooseheads' 4-2 win over Cape Breton.
The Islanders' 2017 sixth-round pick is fifth in team scoring with 27 points (13G, 14A) in 34 games and fourth in team goals with 13 so far this season.
BELLOWS HAS TWO-POINT NIGHT, NOW PREPPING FOR WJC:
Kieffer Bellows had a two-point game (1G, 1A) last Tuesday in Portland's 4-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs. Bellows netted his goal unassisted on a breakaway and his helper found an empty net with two second left in the game.
The Islanders' 2016 first-round pick is third in team scoring with 40 points in 31 games so far this season. Bellows is third in both team goals and assists, with 19 and 21 respectively. Bellows' 19 goals put him in the league's top 20 goal-scorers.
Bellows is currently at Team USA's selection camp for the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships, which start on Dec. 26 in Buffalo, NY. Bellows won a gold medal with Team USA at last year's World Juniors.
UPDATE: Bellows scored a pair of goals as Team USA beat Belarus 14-0 in a tuneup game.