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Prospect Report: Wednesday, February 09, 2011

by Dyan LeBourdais / New York Islanders
CASEY CIZIKAS

Cizikas helped the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors start off Friday night’s matchup against the Sarnia Sting on the right skate as his pass led to a power play goal just 4:04 into the first period. The Majors would go on to win 6-3. They also won Thursday night 4-3. With the assist, Cizikas has earned one assist in his last two game, for a season total 54 points, which are the second most points on the Majors roster.

CALVIN de HAAN
In the last seven days, de Haan notched one assist (in three games), maintaining his defensive scoring leaders status. His assist helped the Oshawa Generals score their game-winning goal 11:00 into the third period over the Belleville Bulls last Wed. night for a 5-3 win. The Generals also won their games on Friday against the Barrie Colts (6-5) and Sunday against the Sudbury Wolves (5-4).

KIRILL KABANOV
Kabanov has averaged 1.5 points in his last two games played for the Lewiston MAINEiacs of the QMJHL. On Feb. 5, the MAINEiacs blanked the Cape Brenton Screaming Eagles 6-0 with the help of Kabanov’s goal scored 13:36 into the first period. Kabanov was not able to lift the MAINEiacs to a win over the Montreal Juniors on Feb. 8, despite scoring a goal and had an assist for a final 5-3 score.

BLAKE KESSEL
Kessel, a member of the University of New Hampshire Wildcats, notched three assists in the first half of a back-to-back series against the University of Maine over the last week. His three assists helped him maintain his status as the Wildcats defensive scoring leader; he is also fourth on the team in scoring with 21 points.

NINO NIEDERREITER
In back-to-back games last weekend, Niederreiter scored two goals and one assist in for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League, helping him maintain his status as the fifth-highest scorer on his team. In the first contest, Niederreiter was the point man on the power play and scored the first goal of the game at 2:08 into the first period. In that same game, he also received a penalty shot and scored the game-winning goal against the Edmonton Oil Kings for a 5-2 win. The next night, the Winterhawks defeated the Tri-City Americans 8-2; Niederreiter recorded one assist in that contest.

ANDERS NILSSON
In one game for the Lulea HF, of the Sweden Elite League (SEL), Nilsson made 10 saves in the 2-1 loss to the Linkopings HC, posting a .833 save percentage. Nilsson still ranks eighth overall among SEL goaltenders with a .911 save percentage, but his 2.03 goals against average has improved the goaltender to fifth overall.

KIRILL PETROV
On Feb. 3, Petrov played in the Khanty-Mansiysk Yugra’s only game of the last week, where he posted one power play assist at 5:25 into the first period, helping his team defeat the Avtomobilist 4-2. With each point Petrov scores, he’ll continue to improve upon his career-highs stats. He now holds career-highs in points (19) and assists (11).

COREY TRIVINO
Trivino, a 20-year-old junior at Boston University, has played in 26 games for the Terriers this season. In that time, he has scored 6 goals and 11 assists for 17 points, because of which, he is tied at sixth among all Terriers in scoring. And this past week, he earned a power play assist 14:59 into the second period, helping the Terriers take a 3-1 win from UMass Lowell. Trivino also scored a goal 2:17 into the second period during the first round of the Beanpot, but Boston College battled back to defeat their cross-town rivals 3-2.

COLLEGE HOCKEY
At the University of North Dakota, Jason Gregoire and Brock Nelson are on semester break. The next game for the Fighting Souix will be against Alaska Anchorage on Friday, Feb. 11. The University of Notre Dame are also on semester break; thus, Anders Lee will not have the chance to play for the Fighting Irish until their next game on Friday, Feb. 11.

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