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Islanders Prospect Report

by Jonathan Velazquez / New York Islanders



Dal Colle Traded, Shines in First Game with Kingston

Michael Dal Colle headlined a blockbuster deal last week, as the Islanders' 2014 first-rounder was traded to the Kingstron Frontenacs from the Oshawa Generals on January 1. Dal Colle made an immediate impact with his new team, scoring two goals and an assist in his Frontenacs debut, a 5-3 win over the Peterborough Petes on New Year’s Day.

Dal Colle accomplished a lot in three and a half seasons with the Generals, scoring 261 points (104G, 157A) in 216 games and winning the 2015 Mastercard Memorial Cup. 

Soderstrom Dominates at World Juniors

Swedish goalie Linus Soderstrom has been a star at the World Junior Hockey Championships. The Islanders’ prospect is 4-1-0 with two shutouts as Sweden gets set to play for the bronze medal against Team USA on Tuesday. Soderstrom went 3-0-0 in round-robin play, including an impressive 46-save, 1-0 shutout over Team USA. He picked up a second shutout, making 16 saves against Slovakia in a 6-0 win. Soderstrom made 26 saves in a 2-1 loss to Finland in the semi-finals, but earned Sweden's player of the game honors.

Canada Eliminated at World Juniors

Mathew Barzal and Anthony Beauvillier will not play for medals at the 2016 World Juniors, as Canada fell to Finland 6-5 in the quarterfinals. 

Barzal finished the tournament with two goals and an assist, as well as the shootout winner in a dramatic 3-2 come-from-behind win over Switzerland. Beauvillier finished the tournament with one goal in five games.  

Cammarata and Bischoff earn points in Holiday Classic

Defenseman Jake Bischoff and forward Taylor Cammarata each had a point in the University of Minnesota’s 25th Annual Mariucci Classic. Cammarata scored a goal against the University of Connecticut to put the Golden Gophers up 2-1 as they eventually held on to win 3-2 in the opening game of the tournament. Bischoff added an assist in the 4-3 loss to Harvard giving him nine points (3G, 6A) in 17 games this season. 

The Gophers are set to take the ice again on January 8 as they battle conference rival Penn State in a two-game series.   

Sound Tigers Earn First Win of 2016

Bridgeport: 19-14-2-1, 39 pts., 4th in Atlantic Division, 7th in Eastern Conference

The Sound Tigers went 1-2 on the week beating the Rochester Americans 4-3 in OT, but dropping games to the Springfield Falcons and Hershey Bears. Joe Whitney scored his team-leading 13th goal 38 seconds into overtime on Saturday, giving the Sound Tigers their first win of 2016. The win over the Americans was sandwiched by a pair of losses, a 2-1 loss in Springfield on Friday and a 5-0 loss to Hershey on Sunday.  

The Sound Tigers look to bounce back as they play Providence and Hartford back to back on Friday January 8 and Saturday January 9.   

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Mavericks Still Perfect at Home

Missouri: 26-3-0-1 (53 points), 1st in Central Division, 1st in Western Conference, 1st in the ECHL

The Missouri Mavericks extended their winning streak to seven as they continue to dominate the  ECHL’s Western Conference. The Mavericks began their week on New Year’s Eve with a 7-1 romp over the Wichita Thunder followed by a 4-1 win over the Allen Americans on New Year’s Day. 

Missouri capped off the week grinding out a 4-3 overtime win over the Evansville Iceman.  Down 2-1 entering the third period the Mavericks got back-to-back goals from Wes Cunningham and Rocco Carzo to take a 3-2 lead. The Icemen forced overtime, but the Mavericks dominated the extra frame as David DeKastrozza scored the game winner capping off the team’s perfect week. Goaltender Chris Rawlings made 27 saves in his Mavericks debut in Sunday’s win. 

The Mavericks now head out for an elongated, two-week road trip, starting with a matchup against Tulane on Tuesday January 5. 

Click here for the latest Mavericks news, stats and schedule.

Prospect Stats

CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P PIM
Barzal, Mathew F 5'11 200 5/26/97 (Coquitlam, BC) Seattle (WHL) 24 9 34 43 31
Beauvillier, Anthony F 5'11 170 6/8/97 (Sorel-Tracy, QC) Shawinigan, (QMJHL) 21 17 24 41 31
Dal Colle, Michael
F 6'3 184 6/20/96 (Richmond HIll, ON)
Oshawa (OHL)
30 8 17 25 10


Kingston (OHL)
1 2 1 3 0
Ho-Sang, Joshua
F 6'0 166 1/22/96 (Toronto, ON) Niagara (OHL) 34 13 33 46 28
Vande Sompel, Mitchell D 5'10 180 2/11/97 (London, ON) Oshawa (OHL) 21 2 14 16 10
Wotherspoon, Parker D 6'1 170 8/24/97 (Surrey, BC) Tri-City (WHL) 37 7 25 32 52
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P PIM
Bischoff, Jake D 6'0 185 7/25/94 (Cambridge, MN) Minnesota (Big-10) 17 3 6 9 8
Cammarata, Taylor F 5'7 154 2/27/95 (Minneapolis, MN) Minnesota (Big-10) 17 2 4 6 4
Schempp, Kyle F 6'0 179 1/13/94 (Saginaw, MI)
Ferris State (WCHA) 22 6 8 14 16
Somerby, Doyle D 6'5 223 7/4/94 (Marblehead, MA) Boston U (H-East) 18 3 5 8 14
Toews, Devon D 6'1 181
2/21/94 (Abbotsford, BC) Quinnipiac U 18 3 9 12 14
EUROPE
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P PIM
Crus Rydberg, Viktor
RW 5'11 203 3/21/95 (Vakjo, SWE) HC Vita Hasten (SWE) 30 4 2 6 8
Hansson, Petter
RW 6'1 187 5/16/96 (Gislaved, SWE) Linkoping HC (SWE) 6 0 0 0 0

GOALTENDERS
GOALTENDER HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2015-16 TEAM GP W L OT SO GAA SV%
Koskinen, Mikko 6'7 203 7/18/88 (Vantaa, FIN) St. Petersburg SKA (KHL) 28 14 13 1 2 2.53 .916
McAdam, Eamon 6'2 199 9/24/94 (Doylestown, PA) Penn State (Big-10) 9 7 2 0 1 2.35 .923
Soderstrom, Linus
6'5 196 8/23/96 (Stockholm, SWE)
HC Vita Hasten (SWE)
12 4 8 0 2 1.90 .927
Sorokin, Ilya
6'2 167 8/4/95 (Mezhdurechensk, RUS)
CSKA Moscow (KHL) 18 11 5 2 7 0.99 .954
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