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Islanders Prospect Report

by Kelly Keogh / New York Islanders

BARZAL POSTS HAT TRICK IN SECOND STRAIGHT 7-POINT WEEK

Mathew Barzal kicked off last week with a bang, posting a monster five-point night in Seattle’s 7-2 win over the Tri-City Americans on Wednesday night. Barzal recorded his second hat trick of the month and added two helpers on his way to being named the game’s first star. 

The Coquitlam, B.C. native posted his second consecutive seven-point week, extended his season-high point streak to 13 games and helped the Seattle Thunderbirds go 4-0 in back-to-back weeks. Barzal recorded an assist on each of the Thunderbirds 2-1 wins on Friday and Saturday. 

Barzal continues career-year for Seattle, with 84 points (25G, 59A) in 54 games this season. The Islanders’ 2015 first-round pick set career highs in goals, assists, points, +/- (+23) and PIM (54). Barzal is sitting at ninth in WHL scoring. 

The Thunderbirds clinched a playoff spot on Saturday’s win over the Portland Winterhawks. Seattle is currently riding an eight-game winning streak and has just six games remaining in the regular season before beginning the WHL playoffs. 

BEAUVILLIER’S 8-POINT WEEK HELPS SHAWINIGAN CLINCH EAST DIVISION

With 38 seconds remaining in regulation, Shawinigan Cataractes’ captain and Islanders’ prospect, Anthony Beauvillier, found the back of the net for his fourth point of the game to seal a 6-5 win over Victoriaville on Thursday.  Beauvillier’s four-point outing (2G, 2A) was his fourth game with at least four points this season. 

The Sorel-Tracy, Quebec native, notched two goals including the game-winner in Saturday’s win over the Quebec Remparts then two helpers in Friday’s 6-5 loss to the Chicoutimi Sagueneens. Beauvillier was the first star in two of Shawingian’s three games this week. 

Beauvillier’s Cataractes have locked up the East Division with two weeks left in the regular season. 

HO-SANG HITS CAREER MILESTONE

In a week where Islanders’ Jack Capuano (201 wins), Jaroslav Halak (199 wins) and John Tavares (198 goals) were all chasing a 20- career milestone, Islanders’ prospect Joshua Ho-Sang hit his own 200 milestone.  The Islanders’ 2014 first-round pick notched an assist in last Monday’s 5-2 loss to the Owen Sound Attack to reach the 200 career assist mark.

Ho-Sang is currently riding a seven-game point streak (1G, 8A), his second-longest of the season. Earlier this year, Ho-Sang recorded a 19-game point streak, the third longest in the OHL this season. The Toronto, Ontario native tallied 28 points (8G, 20A) during that stretch. 

Ho-Sang ranks eight in assists with in the OHL with 56, a new career high. The Thornhill, Ontario native is just 12 points shy of his personal best 85 points, set with the Windsor Spitfires during the 2013-14 season.

SOUND TIGERS WIN IN DRAMATIC FASHION; GO 2-0-1 ON THE WEEK

Bridgeport: 31-22-3-3, (68 points), 5th in Atlantic Division, 8th in Eastern Conference

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers earned points in each of their three games last week, but none more dramatic than Friday’s 4-3 overtime win over the Providence Bruins. The Sound Tigers scored twice in the final 25 second of regulation to force OT, before Bridgeport’s Bracken Kearns was award a penalty shot, where he hammered home the game-winner.

Kearns led all Sound Tigers with four points last week (2G, 2A) and recorded at least one point in all three Sound Tiger games. Kearns tallied two goals in the dramatic OT thriller on Friday and added an assist in two games against the Hartford Wolf Pack; a 4-3 shootout loss on Wednesday and a 3-2 win on Sunday. 

The Sound Tigers are holding onto the eighth and final playoff seed in the AHL’s Eastern Conference with 68 points, eight ahead of the Hartford Wolf Pack. 

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MAVERICKS CLINCH FIRST-EVER PLAYOFF BERTH

Missouri: 45-7-3-2, (95 points), 1st in Central Division, 1st in Western Conference, 1st in the ECHL

The Missouri Mavericks are playoff bound. The Mavs earned one point in Friday’s shootout loss to the Wichita Thunder to become the first team in the ECHL to clinch a playoff spot this season. Missouri is 45-7-3-2 this season, with a league-leading 95 points, which have them in first place of the ECHL by a hefty16 points.

On Friday, fell in a shootout to the Wichita Thunder 3-2 but bounced back against their rival, Tulsa Oilers on Sunday with a 2-1 win. With just 13 games remaining, and a sizable lead on the rest of the league, the Mavs are inching closer to a regular season championship.  

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PROSPECT STATS

CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P W2W PTS PIM
Barzal, Mathew F 5'11 200 5/26/97 (Coquitlam, BC) Seattle (WHL) 54 25 54 84 +7 54
Beauvillier, Anthony F 5'11 170 6/8/97 (Sorel-Tracy, QC) Shawinigan, (QMJHL) 43 35 36 71 +8 57
Dal Colle, Michael
F 6'3 184 6/20/96 (Richmond HIll, ON)
Oshawa (OHL)
30 8 17 25 10


Kingston (OHL)
26 24 24 48 +4 12
Ho-Sang, Joshua
F 6'0 166 1/22/96 (Toronto, ON) Niagara (OHL) 60 17 56 73 +4 38
Vande Sompel, Mitchell D 5'10 180 2/11/97 (London, ON) Oshawa (OHL) 41 6 26 32 +2 32
Wotherspoon, Parker D 6'1 170 8/24/97 (Surrey, BC) Tri-City (WHL) 65 11 44 55 +2 78
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P W2W PTS PIM
Bischoff, Jake D 6'0 185 7/25/94 (Cambridge, MN) Minnesota (Big-10) 32 5 9 14 0 14
Cammarata, Taylor F 5'7 154 2/27/95 (MinneapolisMN) Minnesota (Big-10) 31 5 11 16 +1 6
Schempp, Kyle F 6'0 179 1/13/94 (Saginaw, MI)
Ferris State (WCHA) 35 7 14 21 +1 22
Somerby, Doyle D 6'5 223 7/4/94 (Marblehead, MA) Boston U (H-East) 36 5 8 13 0 26
Toews, Devon D 6'1 181
2/21/94 (Abbotsford, BC) Quinnipiac U 31 7 19 26 +2 16
EUROPE
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P W2W PTS PIM
Crus Rydberg, Viktor
RW 5'11 203 3/21/95 (Vakjo, SWE) HC Vita Hasten (SWE) 45 8 4 12 0 14
Hansson, Petter
RW 6'1 187 5/16/96 (Gislaved, SWE) Linkoping HC (SWE) 8 0 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) 39 20 16 0 3 2.39 .917
KHL Playoffs 5 4 1 0 3 0.95 .968
McAdam, Eamon 6'2 199 9/24/94 (Doylestown, PA) Penn State (Big-10) 16 10 4 0 1 2.34 .929
Soderstrom, Linus
6'5 196 8/23/96 (Stockholm, SWE)
HC Vita Hasten (SWE)
17 - - - - 1.86 .927
Sorokin, Ilya
6'2 167 8/4/95 (Mezhdurechensk, RUS)
CSKA Moscow (KHL) 28 17 7 4 10 1.06 .953
KHL Playoffs 4 4 0 0 0 0.99 .959
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