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by Cory Wright & Kelly Keogh / New York Islanders

TOEWS, QUINNIPIAC ADVANCE TO FROZEN FOUR


Devon Toews and the No.1 seed Quinnipiac Bobcats recorded a pair of wins over the weekend in the NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Tournament to advance the Frozen Four for the second time in program history. 

The Bobcats opened the tournament with a 4-0 shutout win over RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) on Saturday to advance to the Elite Eight round.  Toews, the Islanders’ 2014 fourth-round pick, recorded a season-high three assists in the win. Toews’ three-point outing led all Bobcats.  

On Sunday, the Bobcats downed the UMass Lowell River Hawks 4-1 to advance to the Frozen Four. Toews led all Bobcats with a +4 rating, being on the ice for all four Quinnipiac goals.  

The Bobcats are set to take on the No. 2 seed Boston College Eagles at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay on Thursday, April 7 at 5 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2. 

SCHEMPP, FERRIS STATE UPSET NO. 1 ST. CLOUD STATE

Kyle Schempp’s Ferris State Bulldogs were one-of-two four seeds to pull off an upset in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament, beating No. 1 St. Cloud State 5-4 in overtime on Saturday. 

Ferris State jumped out to a 4-2 lead going into the third period, but allowed St. Cloud State back into the game in the third. After the third period scare, Ferris State only needed 18 second of overtime to pull off the upset, taking the game in the extra frame. 

SCHEMPP SIGNS ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT

Schempp, the Islanders’ 2014 sixth-round draft pick and Bulldogs’ captain, tallied three shots and a +1 rating in the win. On Sunday, Schempp recorded a goal and an assist, but Ferris State lost 6-3 loss to the Denver Pioneers.  

SOMERBY, TERRIERS FALL IN FIRST ROUND

Coming off their National Champion runner-up season, the Terriers fell to the Denver Pioneers 7-2 in the opening round. Somerby, a junior defenseman, recorded a team-high three blocked shots in the loss. The BU Terries fell into a 6-0 hole before recording a pair of goals late in the third period. 

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HO-SANG, ICEDOGS UP 2-0 OVER OTTAWA

Joshua Ho-Sang has been a major piece of Niagara’s offense, as the Icedogs have taken a 2-0 series lead over the Ottawa 67’s in the first round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. 

Ho-Sang had three assists in Niagara’s 5-4 win in game one on Thursday night and was named the game’s first star. He followed that performance up with a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win on Saturday. The series shifts back to Ottawa for Games 3 and 4 on Monday and Wednesday. 

DAL COLLE HAS FIVE-ASSISTS, KINGSTON UP 2-0 ON OSHAWA

Michael Dal Colle had five assists in one game on Saturday, as the Kingston Frontenacs beat the Oshawa Generals 7-3, taking a 2-0 series lead in the process. The top-seeded Frontenacs shut out the Generals 6-0 on Friday night. Dal Colle was named the game’s second star on Saturday.

On the other side of the ledger Mitchell Vande Sompel has one assist in two games for the Generals. 

The series shifts back to Oshawa for Games 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Thursday. 

BARZAL, SEATTLE TAKE 2-0 SERIES LEAD OVER PRINCE GEORGE

Mathew Barzal has three assists in two games, as the Seattle Thunderbirds have opened up 2-0 lead on the Prince George Cougars in the opening round of the WHL Playoffs. Seattle beat Prince George 3-2 on Friday night and 4-1 on Saturday. Barzal had three assists in Saturday’s game and was named the game’s first star. 

The series shifts to Prince George for back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

BEAUVILLIER, CATARACTES TIED 1-1 WITH SHERBROOKE

Anthony Beauvillier and the Shawinigan Cataractes are knotted 1-1 with the Sherbrooke Phoenix in the opening round of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs. Beauvillier has yet to record a point in the series. 

SOUND TIGERS KEEP PACE IN PLAYOFF RACE

Bridgeport: 36-24-4-3, (79 points), 4th in Atlantic Division, 6th in Eastern Conference

Nine games remain in the regular season for the Sound Tigers and despite getting only one of a possible four points this week, the Sound Tigers kept pace in both their division and conference. 

Bridgeport opened the week with a 6-3 loss to Portland on Wednesday and fell 2-1 in overtime on Friday in Hartford. 

Sound Tigers’ captain Ben Holmstrom led Bridgeport in points this week with two points (2A). Scott Mayfield (1G) recorded the Sound Tigers lone goal on Friday. 

Bridgeport is back in action on Tuesday when they host the Portland Pirates, then faceoff in a back-to-back at Wilkes Barrie/ Scranton and Springfield on Saturday and Sunday respectively. 

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MAVERICKS CLINCH REGULAR-SEASON POINTS RECORD

Missouri: 50-11-3-2, (101 points), 1st in Central Division, 1st in Western Conference, 1st in the ECHL

The Missouri Mavericks went 2-1-0 last week, cementing their position atop the ECHL. On Wednesday, the Mavericks clinched the ECHL regular-season points record and currently have 105 points. Missouri is 50-11-3-2 with six games remaining. The Mavericks are the only team with more than 100 points. 

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PROSPECT PLAYOFF STATS (MAR. 28)

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) 2 0 3 3 +3 2
Beauvillier, Anthony F 5'11 170 6/8/97 (Sorel-Tracy, QC) Shawinigan, (QMJHL) 2 0 0 0 0 4
Dal Colle, Michael
F 6'3 184 6/20/96 (Richmond HIll, ON)
Kingston (OHL)
2 0 5 5 +5 2
Ho-Sang, Joshua
F 6'0 166 1/22/96 (Toronto, ON) Niagara (OHL) 3 1 5 6 +6 2
Vande Sompel, Mitchell D 5'10 180 2/11/97 (London, ON) Oshawa (OHL) 2 0 1 1 +1 6
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P W2W PTS PIM
Schempp, Kyle F 6'0 179 1/13/94 (Saginaw, MI)
Ferris State (WCHA) 2 1 1 2 +2
Somerby, Doyle D 6'5 223 7/4/94 (Marblehead, MA) Boston U (H-East) 1 0 0 0 0
Toews, Devon D 6'1 181
2/21/94 (Abbotsford, BC) Quinnipiac U 2 0 3 3 +3

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) 14 8 6 0 5 1.44 .950
Sorokin, Ilya
6'2 167 8/4/95 (Mezhdurechensk, RUS)
CSKA Moscow (KHL) 12 11 1 0 3 1.17 .949
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