With neither the AHL or the NCAA yet to commence their seasons but a number of Canadiens prospects already in action, I thought I would offer a shorter report on those currently playing rather than wait to begin my full column, currently slated to premiere on October 14th. My traditional "Three Stars" will be held up until the Hamilton Bulldogs return to action as they represent about half the prospect base to be covered in Catching the Torch this season. However Catching the Torch will honour a Player of the Week with this format.
- This week's update covers an extra day due to last week's update being published early and missing action for the the 29th of September. All future updates will cover the week from Monday to Sunday, to be published on the following Monday.
Catching The Torch Player of the Week:
LW Charles Hudon: Arguably the premiere offensive talent of the Montreal Canadiens amateur prospects and certainly their finest QMJHL prospect, Charles Hudon has started on a solid pace to begin his junior season with the team he captains, the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. Hudon would pick up a pair of assists to start his week in a 4-2 victory for Chicoutimi over the Drummondville Voltigeurs. Hudon would next mark a single assist in a 2-1 loss to the Victoriaville Tigres. Hudon would have another two-assist effort against the Baie-Comeau Drakkar but Chicoutimi fell short of victory in a 3-2 victory for Baie-Comeau. Hudon would mark another assist against Baie-Comeau as the teams finished a home-and-away set in Chicoutimi but saw no better result, in a 4-2 victory for Baie-Comeau. Hudon is currently riding a 6-game points streak, having scored 3 goals and 6 assists in his last 6 games. Charles Hudon was drafted in the 5th round, 122nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Draft.
Complete Statistics for the Week of September 29-Oct 6th:
Skaters: Games Played, Goals, Assists, Points, Penalty Minutes
Goalies: Wins, Losses, Overtime Losses, Shootout Losses, Goals Against Average, Save Percentage
Teams: For CHL: Wins, Losses, Overtime Losses, Shootout Losses. For NCAA, Wins, Losses, Ties. For SHL, SM-Liiga: Wins, Losses, Overtime Losses.
Season Stats: Season scoring prior to the past week.
G Zachary Fucale: 18 years old, 6'1", 181 pounds, left-handed glove.
Junior Club: Halifax Mooseheads
|Season Stats||4GP||3W-1L-0OTL||2.69GAA||.902 Save %||0 Shutouts|
|Weekly Stats||5GP||3W-2L-0OTL||2.20GAA||.908 Save %||0 Shutouts|
|Complete Stats||9GP||6W-3L-0OTL||2.40GAA||.905 Save %||
C Jérémy Grégoire: 18 years old, 5'11", 190 pounds, right-handed shot.
Junior Club: Baie-Comeau Drakkar - Alternate Captain
|Season Stats||4GP||5G||3A||8P||5 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||3GP||3G||0A||3P||0 PIM|
|Complete Stats||7GP||8G||3A||11P||5 PIM|
LW Charles Hudon: 19 years old, 5'10", 171 pounds, left-handed shot.
Junior Club: Chicoutimi Saguenéens - Team Captain
|Season Stats||3GP||3G||0A||3P||4 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||4GP||0G||6A||6P||19 PIM|
|Complete Stats||7GP||3G||6A||9P||23 PIM
RW Martin Reway: 18 years old, 5'9", 170 pounds, left-handed shot.
Junior Club: Gatineau Olympiques
|Season Stats||3GP||0G||1A||0P||2 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||1GP||1G||1A||2P||0 PIM|
|Complete Stats||4GP||1G||2A||3P||2 PIM
LW Connor Crisp: 19 years old, 6'3", 225 pounds, left-handed shot.
Junior Club: Sudbury Wolves
|Season Stats||3GP||2G||2A||4P||9 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||4GP||1G||2A||3P||13 PIM|
|Complete Stats||7GP||3G||4A||7P||22 PIM
RW Michael McCarron: 18 years old, 6'5", 235 pounds, right-handed shot.
Junior Club: London Knights
|Season Stats||1GP||1G||0A||1P||5 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||3GP||0G||3A||3P||7 PIM|
|Complete Stats||4GP||1G||3A||4P||12 PIM
C Brady Vail: 19 years old, 6'1", 194 pounds, left-handed shot.
Junior Club: Windsor Spitfires
|Season Stats||3GP||2G||4A||6P||0 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||3GP||3G||1A||4P||0 PIM|
|Complete Stats||6GP||5G||5A||10P||0 PIM
Tim Bozon: 19 years old, 6'1", 185 pounds, left-handed shot.
Junior Club: Kamloops Blazers
|Season Stats||4GP||0G||0A||0P||2 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||2GP||1G||0A||1P||0 PIM|
|Complete Stats||6GP||1G||0A||1P||2 PIM
Junior Club: Vancouver Giants - Team Captain.
- Returned to Vancouver as of this week.
|Weekly Stats||2GP||1G||1A||2P||4 PIM|
RW Sebastian Collberg: 19 years old, 5'11", 175 pounds, RH shot.
SHL Team: Frolunda HC
|Season Stats||1GP||0G||0A||0P||4 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||3GP||0G||0A||0P||0 PIM|
|Complete Stats||4GP||0G||0A||0P||4 PIM
LW Jacob de la Rose: 18 years old, 6'2", 190 pounds, LH shot.
SHL Team: Leksands IF
|Season Stats||6GP||1G||2A||3P||2 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||3GP||0G||0A||0P||2 PIM|
|Complete Stats||9GP||1G||2A||3P||4 PIM
LW Artturi Lehkonen: 18 years old, 5'11", 163 pounds, LH shot.
Liiga Team: KalPa Kupio
|Season Stats||6GP||3G||3A||6P||0 PIM|
|Weekly Stats||3GP||0G||2A||2P||0 PIM|
|Complete Stats||9GP||3G||5A||8P||0 PIM
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