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Islanders Prospect Report

by Jonathan Velazquez / New York Islanders

Beauvillier Boosts East-Division Leading Cataractes

Anthony Beauvillier broke out for four points (2G, 2A) this weekend to help his Shawinigan Cataractes stay atop the QMJHL’s East Division. Beauvillier broke his four-game pointless streak with an assist in Friday’s loss to Chicoutimi. The Sorel, Quebec native and Shawinigan captain went off for three points (2G, 1A) in Sunday’s overtime win against Drummondville, with Beauvillier netting the game-winner just 3:36 into overtime. His three-point night helped earn him first star honors.

Beauvillier had a relatively quiet month of January with six points (4G, 2A) in seven games but his season totals are still holding strong, tallying 47 points (21G, 26A) in just 28 games. 

Dal Colle Caps off a Stellar January with Four points

Stop if you’ve heard this before… Michael Dal Colle had a big week for the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League.  Since being traded from Oshawa to Kingston on New Year’s Day, the Islanders’ 2014 first-rounder has been on a tear putting up 24 points (11G,13A) in just 12 games, making him one of the hottest players in the OHL over that stretch.  Dal Colle capped of his stellar month with back-to-back multi-point games on Saturday and Sunday for a total of four points (1G, 3A). In fact, Dal Colle had a hand in each of the four goals Kingston scored this weekend, plus he added a goal in the Frontenacs nine-round shootout loss to Peterborough on Sunday.  

The Woodbridge, Ontario native posted seven multi-point games in the month of January alone, after having just six the entire season leading up to the New Year. Since the blockbuster trade back on Jan. 1, Dal Colle has only been held off the scorer’s sheet twice. 

Dal Colle’s offensive firepower has helped the Frontenacs lead the OHL’s Eastern Conference.  Last Season, Dal Colle, an alternate captain, helped lead the Oshawa Generals to a Memorial Cup Championship. 

10 Shutouts for Sorokin

Ilya Sorokin continues to impress after posting a 3-0-0 record  this week for CSKA of the KHL.  Sorokin’s number this season have helped CSKA lead the KHL standings. The Russian netminder registered his 10th shutout of the season on Wednesday after turning aside all 20 shots he faced.

Sorokin, 20, has recorded 10 shutouts is good for second in the league. The Islanders third-round draft pick (78 overall) in 2014, also boasts the KHL’s best save percentage (.956) and goal-against average (.99). Sorokin is the only KHL goalie to have a GAA under one.

Toews Helps Top-Ranked Quinnipiac in Wild Win over Dartmouth

Islanders’ prospect, Devon Toews notched two points (1G, 1A) in Quinnipiac’s 7-5, come-from-behind win over Ivy League foe, Dartmouth. After falling behind 4-1 early in the third period, the Bobcats rattled of six third-period goals, including five unanswered, to improve their unbeaten streak to eight games. Toews’ goal came at the 6:37 mark of the third period, to cut Dartmouth’s lead to 5-3. Just under 10 minutes later, Toews tacked on the primary assist on the game-winning goal.

Toews’ 16 points (4G, 12A) is good for second-best among Bobcats defenseman, just one shy of the team lead. The Abbotsford, BC blueliner was the Islanders fourth-round draft pick (108th overall) back in 2014. 

Toews’ Quinnipiac Bobcats are currently the No.1 ranked team in the NCAA with a 20-1-5 record.   

Berube, Halmo Lead Sound Tigers to 3-0 Week

Bridgeport: 23-19-2-1, (49 points), 5th in Atlantic Division, 7th in Eastern Conference

The Sound Tigers got a boost in the AHL standings this week after going a perfect 3-0, extending their win streak to four games. The six points vaulted Bridgeport up one spot in both the Division and Conference standings. The Sound Tigers were led by forward and alternate captain, Mike Halmo and goaltender, Jean-Francois Berube. 

Berube, 24, was between the pipes for each of Bridgeport’s wins this week, allowing just two goals in three games. The Repentigny, QC native made 26 saves in Wednesday’s 1-0 OT win to earn his first shutout of the season. Berube followed up the shutout with back-to-back 4-1 wins on Friday and Saturday making 31 and 24 saves respectively. Berube was recalled to the Islanders from a conditioning loan on Monday (Feb.1). 

Halmo, opened the week scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 overtime win against the Springfield Falcons on Wednesday. The Waterloo, Ontario, added his first career hat trick in the Sound Tigers 4-1 win over Albany on Sunday. Halmo’s four-points last week led all Sound Tigers. 

Bridgeport is off until Feb. 5 for the AHL All-Star break. Forwards Joe Whitney and Alan Quine represented Bridgeport at the All-Star Classic, with Quine filling in for Ryan Pulock. 

The Sound Tigers will get back in action when they take on Lehigh Valley at the Webster Bank Arena on Friday. 

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Mavericks Stay Atop the ECHL

Missouri: 34-5-1-1, (70 points), 1st in Central Division, 1st in Western Conference, 1st in the ECHL

The Missouri Mavericks are back to their winning ways after going a perfect 3-0 last week. The Mavs started the week with a 6-5 overtime win over Evansville at home on Tuesday. With the win, goaltender Josh Robinson earned his 17th consecutive win, setting a new ECHL record for a single-season win streak.   

Missouri followed that up with back-to-back victories over the Wichita on Friday and Saturday, improving to 11-0-0 against the Thunder this season.  Missouri looks to continue their winning streak as they take on rival Tulsa this Wednesday.  

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Prospect Stats

Barzal, Mathew F 5'11 200 5/26/97 (Coquitlam, BC) Seattle (WHL) 37 14 43 57 35
Beauvillier, Anthony F 5'11 170 6/8/97 (Sorel-Tracy, QC) Shawinigan, (QMJHL) 28 21 25 47 45
Dal Colle, Michael
F 6'3 184 6/20/96 (Richmond HIll, ON)
Oshawa (OHL)
30 8 17 25 10

Kingston (OHL)
12 11 13 24 4
Ho-Sang, Joshua
F 6'0 166 1/22/96 (Toronto, ON) Niagara (OHL) 45 15 43 58 36
Vande Sompel, Mitchell D 5'10 180 2/11/97 (London, ON) Oshawa (OHL) 28 4 17 21 18
Wotherspoon, Parker D 6'1 170 8/24/97 (Surrey, BC) Tri-City (WHL) 48 9 34 43 64
Bischoff, Jake D 6'0 185 7/25/94 (Cambridge, MN) Minnesota (Big-10) 25 4 8 12 10
Cammarata, Taylor F 5'7 154 2/27/95 (Minneapolis, MN) Minnesota (Big-10) 25 3 5 8 4
Schempp, Kyle F 6'0 179 1/13/94 (Saginaw, MI)
Ferris State (WCHA) 26 6 11 17 18
Somerby, Doyle D 6'5 223 7/4/94 (Marblehead, MA) Boston U (H-East) 25 4 7 11 22
Toews, Devon D 6'1 181
2/21/94 (Abbotsford, BC) Quinnipiac U 23 4 12 16 14
Crus Rydberg, Viktor
RW 5'11 203 3/21/95 (Vakjo, SWE) HC Vita Hasten (SWE) 38 6 4 10 8
Hansson, Petter
RW 6'1 187 5/16/96 (Gislaved, SWE) Linkoping HC (SWE) 6 0 0 0 0

Koskinen, Mikko 6'7 203 7/18/88 (Vantaa, FIN) St. Petersburg SKA (KHL) 36 18 16 1 3 2.46 .916
McAdam, Eamon 6'2 199 9/24/94 (Doylestown, PA) Penn State (Big-10) 13 9 4 0 1 2.54 .923
Soderstrom, Linus
6'5 196 8/23/96 (Stockholm, SWE)
HC Vita Hasten (SWE)
13 5 8 0 3 1.89 .927
Sorokin, Ilya
6'2 167 8/4/95 (Mezhdurechensk, RUS)
CSKA Moscow (KHL) 26 16 6 4 10 0.99 .956
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