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Prospect Report: Wednesday, February 16

by Dyan LeBourdais / New York Islanders

Cizikas has recorded a +35 plus/minus rating, tied for the second-highest rating on the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors of the Ontario Hockey League, who rank first in the Eastern Conference with 40 wins, 10 losses and two shootout losses. This past week, the centerman played in three games. In the team’s first game, Cizikas recorded the game-winning goal 8:24 into the third period and a +1 rating, helping the Majors to a 5-3 win over the Barrie Colts. He also recorded a power play assist in the Majors’ 4-2 loss to the Ottawa 67’s. The centerman has now recorded 27 goals and 29 assists for 56 points in 44 games this season – good for the second-most points on his team.

The Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League, who rank fourth in the Eastern Conference and have posted a 29-16-4-4 record this season, have won just one of three games they played this past week. de Haan notched a power play assist in the team’s 6-5 loss to the Sudbury Wolves. His 29 assists rank him fourth on the team in that category, but help him lead all defensemen in scoring with 31 points (2 goals).

Gregoire, at the University of North Dakota, has come back from semester break to help the Fighting Souix defeat Alaska Anchorage 6-1 and 3-1 in back-to-back games. Those wins have helped the Fighting Souix clinch the first playoff seed in the WCHA playoffs (16-6-0 record this season), earning home-ice advantage. Gregoire had one goal and one assist in both games, for a total of four points. In 24 games, he’s tied at fifth on the team’s scoring charts with 25 points. His 14 goals are second most on the team.

In back-to-back games against the Quebec Ramparts, Kabanov recorded one assist for the Lewiston MAINEiacs of the QMJHL. They have posted a 35-19-0-2 record, good for second place in the TELUS Eastern Division this season. After the MAINEiacs lost their first game, 7-1, the second contest was a closer game. Seventeen minutes into the third period, Kabanov closed the score differential 3-2, but the MAINEiacs ultimately lost 4-2. The forward has now posted 8 goals and 12 assists for 20 points in 26 games.

Kessel, a member of the University of New Hampshire Wildcats (who are tied for first in the Hockey East standings with a 15-4-2 record), did not record a point in the back-to-back series with Merrimack College last weekend. His 5 goals and 16 assists are enough to name him the Wildcats defensive scoring leader; he is also fourth on the team in scoring with 21 points.

Lee, at the University of Notre Dame (rank first in the CCHA Conference Standings with a 15-6-3-2 record), has come back from semester break to help the Fighting Irish defeat Bowling Green in back-to-back games. Lee scored the team’s game-winning goal in the 2-1 win, also earning an assist on the first goal of the game. Lee also had two assists in the 5-1 win, for a two-game point total of one goal and three assists. His 19 goals this season are tied for the most of all Fighting Irish this season, while his 37 points rank him second overall in scoring.

As a freshman at the University of North Dakota (16-6-0 record this season), Nelson has come back from semester break to help the Fighting Souix defeat Alaska Anchorage 6-1 and 3-1 in back-to-back games. In 29 games, he’s recorded 5 goals and 5 assists for 10 points.

Niederreiter’s 24 goals this season rank him fourth on the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League, who rank first in the Western Conference as they’ve posted a 38-16-0-3 record this season. While Niederreiter’s 43 points rank him fifth amongst Winterhawks players, he has played at least eight fewer games than everyone above him because he started the 2010-11 season with the New York Islanders and captained Team Switzerland in the World Juniors in December. The Winterhawks won two and lost one game this past week, while Neiderreiter posted one assist in each of the team’s wins, for 19 total assists.

In the last week, there were no games played in the Sweden Elite League (SEL). In 24 games for Lulea HF (who’ve posted a 19-20-8-6 record this season), Nilsson has posted a .911 save percentage (ranking him eighth overall among SEL goaltenders) and his 2.03 goals against average ranks the goaltender fifth overall. Lulea HF will play their next game Thursday night.

Only two games were played in the Kontental Hockey League last week, but the Khanty-Mansiysk Yugra (28-18-3 record this season) did not play. Their next game is scheduled for Wednesday. With each point Petrov scores, he’ll continue to improve upon his career-highs stats. He holds career-highs in points (19), goals (8) and assists (11).

Trivino, a 20-year-old junior at Boston University (who rank fourth in Hockey East with a 11-5-5 record), has played in 28 games for the Terriers this season. In that time, he has scored 7 goals and 13 assists for 20 points. Three points in the last week have helped him jump two spots on the team’s scoring charts and is now tied for fourth among all Terriers. In a 4-3 overtime win over the University of Massachusetts, Trivino won 14 of 17 faceoffs he took, while he also scored the Terriers first goal and assisted their second. The Terriers also faced the Harvard Crimson in the Beanpot, but were defeated 5-4. Trivino had one assist in that game.

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