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Islanders Prospect Report: May 20, 2019

Durandeau and Dobson updates at the Memorial Cup

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

DURANDEAU, HALIFAX 2-0 AT MEMORIAL CUP

Halifax improved to 2-0 at the Memorial Cup, with a pair of wins over the Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) and Guelph Storm (OHL). Arnaud Durandeau posted one assist - his first point of the Memorial Cup - over two games. 

On Friday, Durandeau and the Mooseheads, who were the runner-up of the QMJHL Playoffs, claimed a convincing 4-1 in their first game of the tournament over Prince Albert (WHL). Durandeau had two shots on goal. 

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Q&A With Noah Dobson

After winning a second QMJHL title, Noah Dobson will compete for a second Memorial Cup

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

Days removed from winning his second straight President's Cup, Noah Dobson is hoping to cap off another impressive QMJHL season with a second straight Memorial Cup. 

Dobson and the Huskies captured the club's second QMJHL championship in four years, defeating the Halifax Mooseheads in six games. Dobson was awarded the Guy-Lafleur Tophy as the Most Valuable Player of the QMJHL Playoffs after putting up 29 points (8G, 21A) through 20 games.

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Islanders Prospect Report: Dobson Wins QMJHL Title, Playoff MVP

Noah Dobson captures playoff MVP, records 29 points in 20 games

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

DOBSON WINS QMJHL TITLE, PLAYOFF MVP

Noah Dobson won the QMJHL championship and playoff MVP on Saturday, as the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies eliminated the Halifax Mooseheads in six games in the President Cup Final. 

This marked the second straight championship for Dobson, who also captured the President Cup last season with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. Dobson, the Islanders' 2018 first-round pick (12th overall) took home the Guy Lafleur Trophy as playoff MVP after recording 29 points (8G 21A) in 20 games, leading all defensemen in playoff scoring and tying for third league wide.

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Islanders Prospect Report: May 8, 2019

Noah Dobson and Arnaud Durandeau are tied 2-2 in the QMJHL final

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

Noah Dobson and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies are tied 2-2 with Arnaud Durandeau and the Halifax Mooseheads in the best-of-seven series in the QMJHL 2019 Rogers President Cup Final.  

Both Dobson (2G, 4A) and Durandeau (2G, 4A) have six points through the first four games of the series. 

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Islanders Prospect Report: April 29, 2019

Dobson and Durandeau to play for QMJHL Title, Wilde and Jenkins eliminated from OHL playoffs

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

DOBSON AND DURANDEAU TO CLASH IN QMJHL CHAMPIONSHIP:

Noah Dobson and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies will go head-to-head against Arnaud Durandeau and the Halifax Mooseheads in the QMJHL 2019 Rogers President Cup Final.  

Dobson and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies swept Rimouski Oceanic in four games of the conference semifinals to advance to the QMJHL Final. The Huskies swept the Victoriaville Tigres in the conference quarterfinals and required six games to advance past the first round over the Shawinigan Cataractes. 

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Aho Playing Steady in Second Year with Sound Tigers

Sebastian Aho has worked on his consistency in his second all-star season in the AHL

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

Sebastian Aho spent his first season in North American making a name for himself - or rather, separating himself from the other Sebastian Aho. 

The focus in his second season? Becoming a steadier pro.  

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Islanders Prospect Report: April 22, 2019

Sorokin wins KHL title and playoff MVP, Dobson named QMJHL all-star and Durandeau scores 2OT winner

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com
SOROKIN WINS KHL TITLE, NAMED PLAYOFF MVP

Ilya Sorokin won the Gagarin Cup - the KHL championship - on Friday, as CSKA Moscow swept Avangard four games to none. Sorokin was also named the KHL playoff MVP in the process. 

Sorokin had a marvelous playoffs, going 16-4-0 with a 1.20 GAA, a .956 SV% and five shutouts for CSKA. The Islanders' 2014 third-round pick (78th overall) recorded a pair of shutouts in the Gagarin Cup Final, the first goalie in KHL history to do so. 

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Islanders Prospect Report: Sorokin Wins KHL Title, Playoff MVP

Ilya Sorokin wins Gagarin Cup and KHL playoff MVP

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

Ilya Sorokin won the Gagarin Cup - the KHL championship - on Friday, as CSKA Moscow swept Avangard four games to none. Sorokin was also named the KHL playoff MVP in the process. 

Sorokin had a marvelous playoffs, going 16-4-0 with a 1.20 GAA, a .956 SV% and five shutouts for CSKA. The Islanders' 2014 third-round pick (78th overall) recorded a pair of shutouts in the Gagarin Cup Final, the first goalie in KHL history to do so. 

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Islanders Prospect Report: April 15, 2019

Dobson, Durandeau, Jenkins and Wilde advance to third round, Sorokin takes 2-0 lead in KHL Final

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com
DOBSON AND DURANDEAU ADVANCE TO QMJHL THIRD ROUND: 

Noah Dobson and Arnaud Durandeau have both advanced to the third round of the QMJHL playoffs, which are set to begin on Friday, April 19. 

Dobson and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies will take on the Rimouski Oceanic, while Durandeau and the Halifax Mooseheads will take on the Drummondville Voltigeurs. 

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The Bridgeport Report: Week 27

The Sound Tigers need one point to clinch home-ice advantage in the playoffs

by Alan Fuehring AlanFuehring / Bridgeport Sound Tigers

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (42-23-6-3), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, secured a berth in the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs last weekend and need just one point to guarantee home ice in the first round of the postseason. Ryan Bourque, Travis St. Denis and Josh Ho-Sang each recorded four points in the last three games to pave the way for Bridgeport's offense.

Despite back-to-back home wins for the Sound Tigers this past week, the club suffered an 8-6 loss to the Providence Bruins in their final trip to Dunkin' Donuts Center on Friday. Otto Koivula struck twice and four other Sound Tigers had a multi-point game, while Grant Hutton and Robert "Bobo" Carpenter both scored their first professional goals -- Carpenter's coming in his pro debut. St. Denis added a career-high three assists. It was the first time Bridgeport allowed eight goals in a game this season.

 

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