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A weekly statistical and highlight report on the Canadiens' amateur prospects

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The Juniors Report

The Montreal Canadiens currently feature prospects playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), the Western Hockey League (WHL), the USHL (United States Hockey League) and the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association). These leagues can be considered the primary conduit towards professional hockey in North America.

Here's how the players in the aforementioned leagues performed last week:

Player League GP G A PTS PIM
Daniel Audette (C) QMJHL 3 1 1 2 4
Jeremiah Addison (RW) OHL 3 1 1 2 4
Simon Bourque (D) QMJHL 3 2 0 2 0
Matt Bradley (C) WHL 3 1 2 3 0
Noah Juulsen (D) WHL 2 0 0 0 2
Jake Evans (C) NCAA 2 1 2 3 0
Nikolas Koberstein (D) NCAA 2 0 0 0 2
Goalie League GP W L OTL GAA Save % SO
Hayden Hawkey NCAA 1 0 0 0 4.57 .875 0
Michael McNiven OHL 2 1 0 1 2.96 .909 0

Jeremiah Addison: A scoring slump has cast a pall on the season of the OItawa 67s winger of late. He went without a point in his first two games of the week, a 3-2 victory over the Peterborough Petes and a 3-2 shootout loss to the Mississauga Steelheads. He broke the five-game drought in his final game of the week scoring a goal and assist in an 8-2 rout of the North Bay Battalion.

Daniel Audette: It was something of a slow week for the Sherbrooke Phoenix scoring ace. Audette scored a goal in his first game of the week, a 2-1 overtime loss to the Shawinigan Cataractes. He went scoreless in his next game, a 6-1 loss to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. He picked up an assist in his final game of the week, a 4-2 loss to the Val-d'Or Foreurs.

Matt Bradley: There is a growing sign of consistency in Bradley's scoring of late with the Medicine Hat Tigers. He picked up an assist in his first game of the week, a 4-2 loss to the Moose Jaw Warriors. He scored a goal and assist in his next game, a 3-1 victory over the Saskatoon Blades.

His seven-game point streak unfortunately broke in his next game, an 8-2 loss to the Prince Albert Raiders. Bradley has now scored eight goals and six assists in his last 12 games.

Simon Bourque: The newly-minted captain of Rimouski Oceanic marked a career scoring highlight this past week. Bourque went without a point in his first game, a 7-1 loss to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.

His next game saw him recored the first two-goal game of his QMJHL career in a 6-1 win versus the Halifax Mooseheads. He went without a point in the next game, a 3-1 loss to Charlottetown Islanders. He ended the week going scoreless in a 5-4 loss to the Saint John Sea Dogs. Bourque now has 30 points in 40 games this season, which places him third in scoring on Rimouski.

Noah Juulsen:  The scoresheet continues to be an elusive target for the Everett Silvertips blueliner this season. He went without a point in all three of his games this past week, a 3-2 overtime win over the Kelowna Rockets and a 3-2 overtime loss to the Seattle Thunderbirds and a 3-1 win over the Spokane Chiefs. Juulsen has just two points in hls last 12 games.

Jake Evans: It was a productive weekend for the sophomore Notre Dame forward. He marked two assists in his first game, a 7-1 win over Western Michigan University. He scored a goal the following night in a 3-3 tie in a rematch versus Western Michigan. Evans's 18 points on the season have him tied for the team lead in scoring.

Nikolas Koberstein: It was another quiet weekend for the University of Alaska Fairbanks defender. He went scoreless in both of his games, a 6-3 win over the University of Alabama-Huntsville and a 3-1 loss to Alabama-Huntsville in a rematch the following night.

Hayden Hawkey: There was a brief period of action for Hawkey with Providence College this past weekend. Hawkey played for 26:15 in the later half of a game versus Boston College after relieving his team's starter and allowed 2 goals on 16 shots in the remaining time of the 7-4 loss for Providnece. He did not start the following game.

Michael McNiven: There continues to be a theme of inconsistency in McNiven's season of late with the Owen Sound Attack. Heallowed four goals on 31 shots in his first game of the week, a 5-4 win over the Sarnia Sting. He stopped 33 of 35 shots in his other start for the week, a 2-1 overtime loss to the Kingston Frontenacs. His .905 save percentage has him ranked ninth among OHL goaltenders.

Season Stats to Date:

Player League GP G A PTS PIM
Daniel Audette (C) QMJHL 28 13 29 42 28
Simon Bourque (D) QMJHL 40 8 22 30 30
Jeremiah Addison (RW) OHL 39 15 12 27 39
Matt Bradley (C) WHL 39 14 14 28 23
Noah Juulsen (D) WHL 31 4 8 12 27
Jake Evans (C) NCAA 21 3 15 18 25
Nikolas Koberstein (D) NCAA 16 1 0 1 2
Goalie League GP W L OTL GAA Save % SO
Hayden Hawkey NCAA 2 1 0 0 2.75 .912 0
Michael McNiven OHL 33 12 10 8 2.88 .905 2