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Islanders Prospect Report

by Peter Kaplan / New York Islanders
Somerby, Third-Seeded BU Advance to the NCAA Frozen Four

Defenseman Dolye Somerby and the Boston University Terriers advanced to the NCAA Division I Frozen Four after edging the University of Minnesota-Duluth 3-2 on Saturday. While the Terriers were the third seed overall, they were the top seed in the Northeast Regional played in Manchester, NH. Senior Evan Rodrigues’ power-play goal with 2:24 remaining in the third period was the deciding goal for BU, who play the University of North Dakota in the semi-finals in Boston on April 9th. Somerby was also on the ice for a game-winning overtime goal in the tournament’s opening round. The 6’5”, 223-lbs. defenseman finished second on the team in blocked shots (50) and penalty minutes (45) this season. The Islanders drafted the Marblehead, Massachusetts native in the fifth round (125th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.

University of Minnesota, Minnesota State and Quinnipiac Come Up Short in NCAA Tournament

As for the rest of the Islanders collegiate prospects, their bid for an NCAA Championship came to an early end. Jake Bischoff, Taylor Cammaratta, and the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers fell to their in-state rivals, Minnesota-Duluth, 4-1 in the first round. Stephon Williams and the overall top seed Minnesota State Mavericks lost in the opening round to the Rochester Institute of Technology. Meanwhile, Devon Toews and the Quinnipiac Bobcats came up short against North Dakota, falling 4-1.

Bridgeport Sound Tigers:  25-35-7-1, 5th in Northeast Division, 14th in Eastern Conference

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers sandwiched a win between two losses this weekend thanks to recently signed goaltender C.J. Motte. The Ferris State University product stopped 29-of-30 in his professional debut as the Sound Tigers defeated the Binghamton Senators 4-1 Saturday night. On Friday night in Syracuse, Alan Quine, Dustin Jeffrey and Carson McMillan scored but Bridgeport couldn’t complete the comeback in a 4-3 loss to the Crunch. Quine chipped in a goal and an assist as Bridgeport returned home Sunday, but the Sound Tigers fell 4-3 to the Hersey Bears. Ryan Pulock and Kael Mouillierat scored the other goals in the defeat. 

Bridgeport Signs Ferris State’s Motte

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers signed goaltender collegiate goaltender C.J. Motte to an AHL Contract for the remainder of the season. Motte spent the past four years at Ferris State University, highlighted by his 2013-14 campaign where he posted a .928 save percentage and 2.17 goals against average. Motte finished in the top-10 voting for  the 2013-14 Hobey Baker Award as the nation’s top player. Goaltender Kent Simpson was reassigned to the Stockton Thunder (ECHL) following Motte’s signing.
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Stockton Thunder: 19-47-1-1, 7th in Pacific Division, 14th in Western Conference

Thunder Forward Alex Mallet returned to the lineup and factored into all four contests this week, scoring four points (two goals, two assists). On Wednesday night, Mallet potted a goal and an assist, but the Thunder fell 7-3 to the Ontario Reign. Stockton returned home to host the Alaska Aces in a three-game weekend series, but dropped all three contests. In the first game, Mallet scored one of Thunder’s two goals, albeit in a 10-2 defeat. On Saturday night, the 22-year-old forward assisted on Garet Hunt’s first period goal in a 5-4 shootout loss. On Sunday, Mallet finished his productive weekend with a primary assist on Vinny Scarsella’s third period goal in a 4-2 loss. The Islanders acquired the Montreal, Quebec native from the Vancouver Canucks on November 25, 2014 for Andrey Pedan. 

The Stockton Thunder’s 4-2 loss included a remarkable one-handed goal from forward Bryan Paulazzo. Paulazzo was checked as he tried to split multiple defenders and while airborne, slipped the puck past the Aces’ goalie.

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Burroughs, Kyle D 5'11 200 7/12/95 (Vancouver, BC) Medicine Hat (WHL) 2 0 0 0 0
Dal Colle, Michael
F 6'3 184 6/20/96 (Richmond HIll, ON)
Oshawa (OHL)
2 0 3 3 0
Ho-Sang, Joshua
F 6'0 166 1/22/96 (Toronto, ON) Niagara (OHL) 2 0 2 2 2
Bischoff, Jake D 6'0 185 7/25/94 (Cambridge, MN) Minnesota (Big-10) 1 0 0 0 0
Cammarata, Taylor F 5'7 154 2/27/95 (Minneapolis, MN) Minnesota (Big-10) 1 0 0 0 0
Somerby, Doyle D 6'5 223 7/4/94 (Marblehead, MA) Boston U (H-East) 2 0 0 0 0
Toews, Devon D 6'1 181
2/21/94 (Abbotsford, BC) Quinnipiac U 1 0 0 0 0

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