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Islanders Prospect Report

by Peter Kaplan / New York Islanders
Williams, Minnesota State win WCHA Championship, Earn #1 Seed in NCAA Tournament


Goaltender Stephon Williams and the Minnesota State Mavericks won their second consecutive Broadmoor Trophy as the WCHA champions, downing Michigan Tech 5-2 on Saturday night. Williams stopped 23-of-25 in the final and had a 25-save shutout against Ferris State in the semis to earn All-Tournament honors. On Sunday, the Mavericks were named the top seed in the 16-team 2015 NCAA Division I Ice Hockey Tournament. Williams and Minnesota State open the tournament against RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) in the Midwest Regional on Saturday. The Islanders drafted the Fairbanks, Alaska native in the fourth round (106th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Other Islanders prospects in the NCAA Tournament include:
Doyle Somerby – Boston University, 1 Seed, Northeast Regional
Jack Bischoff & Taylor Cammaratta – U. of Minnesota, 2 Seed, Northeast Regional
Devon Toews – Quinnipiac University, 4 Seed, West Regional

Burroughs, Dal Colle and Ho-Sang qualify for the CHL Playoffs

Kyle Burroughs and the Medicine Hat Tigers will play the Red Deer Rebels in the opening round of the Western Hockey League playoffs. In 30 games with Medicine Hat, the 5’11 defenseman has recorded 17 points (five goals, 17 assists). The Tigers host game one Saturday March 28th.

Michael Dal Colle and the top-seeded Oshawa Generals are getting set to do battle against the Peterborough Petes in the first round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. The Islanders’ first-round pick has 93 points (42 goals, 51 points) in 55 games for the Generals, who set franchise records in wins (51) and points (108) this year. The first game of the best-of-seven series is set for Friday, March 27.

Joshua Ho-Sang and the fifth-seeded Niagara Ice Dogswill match up against the fourth-seeded Ottawa 67’s in the first round of the OHL playoffs. The Toronto, Ontario native has 62 points (14 goals, 48 assists) in 46 games for Niagara. Game one will be Thursday March 26th in Ottawa.

Both the WHL and OHL feature 16-team playoff formats with eight teams qualifying from each conference.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATES
Bridgeport Sound Tigers:  24-33-6-1, 5th in Northeast Division, 14th in Eastern Conference

Dustin Jeffrey tied a Sound Tiger record with four assists in one game in a 7-1 rout over the Binghamton Senators on Sunday. The four-point game highlighted a magnificent eight-point weekend (two goals, seven assists) for Jeffrey. On Friday, Jeffrey got his weekend started, plotting a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over the Springfield Falcons. On Saturday night, the Sarnia, Ontario native scored his 21st goal of the season in a 3-2 Bridgeport loss to the Providence Bruins. The Islanders acquired 6’1” forward on March 2nd from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Cory Conacher.

The Sound Tigers’ 7-1 win included a remarkable ‘lacrosse-style’ goal from forward Kael Mouillierat. Mouillierat’s effort was featured as the #3 play on Sportscenter’s Top-10 from the day.



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Stockton Thunder: 19-44-1, 7th in Pacific Division, 14th in Western Conference

The Stockton Thunder’s lone game this week was a St. Patrick’s day battle with the Bakersfield Condors. Vinny Scarsella’s three-point game (two goals, one assists) led the Thunder to a 4-3 victory. The Thunder travel to Ontario CA to face the Reign Wednesday before returning home to host a three-game set with the Alaska Aces.

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CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2014-15 TEAM GP G A P PIM
Burroughs, Kyle D 5'11 200 7/12/95 (Vancouver, BC) Regina (WHL) 36 5 17 22 45
Medicine Hat (WHL) 30 2 15 17 38
Crus Rydberg, Victor F 5'11 186 3/21/95 (Tingryd, Swe.) Plymouth (OHL) 55 15 30 45 38
Dal Colle, Michael
F 6'3 184 6/20/96 (Richmond HIll, ON)
Oshawa (OHL)
55 42 51 93 18
Ho-Sang, Joshua
F 6'0 166 1/22/96 (Toronto, ON) Windsor (OHL)
11 3 16 19 8
Niagara (OHL) 46 12 46 58 32
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2014-15 TEAM GP G A P PIM
Bischoff, Jake D 6'0 185 7/25/94 (Cambridge, MN) Minnesota (Big-10) 35 3 8 11 0
Cammarata, Taylor F 5'7 154 2/27/95 (Minneapolis, MN) Minnesota (Big-10) 38 3 24 27 10
Russo, Robbie D 6'0 192 2/15/93 (Westmount, IL) Notre Dame (H-East) 40 15 26 41 20
Schempp, Kyle F 6'0 179 1/13/94 (Saginaw, MI)
Ferris State (WCHA) 37 10 6 16 22
Somerby, Doyle D 6'5 223 7/4/94 (Marblehead, MA) Boston U (H-East) 35 0 6 6 45
Toews, Devon D 6'1 181
2/21/94 (Abbotsford, BC) Quinnipiac U 30 4 16 20 16
EUROPE
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2014-15 TEAM GP G A P PIM
Petrov, Kirill
RW 6'3 225 4/13/90 (Kazan, RUS) Ak-Bars Kazan (KHL) 47 5 10 15 41
Ullstrom, David F 6'3
192 4/22/89 (Jonkoping, SWE) Yaroslavl Lokomotiv (KHL)
25 2 5 7 6
Novosibirsk Sibir (KHL) 23 9 6 15 22

GOALTENDERS
GOALTENDER HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2014-15 TEAM GP W L OT SO GAA SV%
Koskinen, Mikko 6'7 203 7/18/88 (Vantaa, FIN) Novosibirsk Siber (KHL) 29 16 11 1 3 2.22 .921
St. Petersburg SKA (KHL) 21 9 8 2 1 1.89 .927
McAdam, Eamon 6'2 199 9/24/94 (Doylestown, PA) Penn State (Big-10) 12 5 4 1 0 3.13 .910
Soderstrom, Linus
6'5 196 8/23/96 (Stockholm, SWE)
Djurdgarden (SWE)
4 1 3 0 0 2.48 .909
Sorokin, Ilya
6'2 167 8/4/95 (Mezhdurechensk, RUS)
Metallurg Novosuznetsk (KHL)
22 4 11 1 1 3.25 .906
CSKA Moscow (KHL) 6 3 2 0 0 1.31 .937
Williams, Stephon 6'2 190 4/28/93 (Fairbanks, AK) Minnesota State (WCHA) 34 25 5 3 4 1.64 .926
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