The Juniors Report
The Montreal Canadiens organization currently features 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:
|Daniel Audette (C)||QMJHL||3||0||1||1||0|
|Jeremiah Addison (RW)||OHL||3||0||1||0||2|
|Simon Bourque (D)||QMJHL||3||0||1||1||2|
|Matt Bradley (C)||WHL||3||0||2||2||0|
|Noah Juulsen (D)||WHL||3||0||2||2||2|
|Jake Evans (C)||NCAA||2||1||0||1||0|
|Nikolas Koberstein (D)||NCAA||2
Jeremiah Addison: It was a quiet offensive week for the Ottawa 67's forward. He went without a point in his first game, a 3-2 loss to the North Bay Battalion, and collected an assist in his second game, a 5-2 loss to the Kingston Frontenacs. He went scoreless in his final game, a 2-1 loss to the Oshawa Generals.
Daniel Audette: The late season offensive slump is still haunting the Sherbrooke Phoenix forward. He picked up an assist in his first game, a 6-2 loss to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. He went scoreless in the following game, a 5-1 loss to the Moncton Wildcats.
He also went scoreless in his final game of the week, a 5-1 loss to Halifax Mooseheads. Audette's offensive pace is distressing, as his points per game pace in his draft plus two season sits at 1.14, versus last year's mark of 1.22.
Simon Bourque: The Rimouski Oceanic captain is scoring at a steady pace this year. He recorded an assist in his first game, a 2-1 shootout loss to the Chicoutimi Sagueneens. He went without a point in his next two games, a 1-0 loss to the Quebec Remparts, and a 4-1 win over the Victoriaville Tigres.
He passed a career benchmark with his 39th point of the season in that first game, gaining a lead on his previous season total of 38 points in a season in 17 fewer games.
Matt Bradley: The Medicine hat Tigers forward is not producing many highlights this season. He went without a point in his first two games, a 3-2 win over the Calgary Hitmen, and an 8-1 drubbing at the hands of the Portland Winterhawks. He marked two assists in his final game, with another 3-2 win for Medicine Hat over Calgary.
Noah Juulsen: Inconsistent would be the best way to describe Juulsen's offensive production this year, though he has been playing well. He was scoreless In his first game, a 2-0 loss to the Tri-City Americans, but he marked two assists in his next game, a 4-3 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds.
He went without a point in his final game, a 4-1 win over the Spokane Chiefs. Juulsen's offensive gap versus his previous season remains quite stark, with a .47 points per game pace versus the .76 of last year.
Jake Evans: It was a quieter weekend for the University of Notre Dame star forward, but it was by no means devoid of his growing talent. Evans opened the weekend scoring a highlight-reel goal in a 3-2 overtime loss to Providence College. It was also his eighth goal of the year, passing his previous season mark of 7 in a season, doing so in 9 fewer games.
Evans went without a point in the next game, a 3-1 loss to Providence. He holds the scoring lead on Notre Dame with 32 points in 32 games, leads the team in assists with 24, and is sixth in scoring among players under 20 years old in the NCAA.
Nikolas Koberstein: The flatline offensive season for Koberstein remains just that. He went without a point in both of his team's games this past weekend, a 2-1 win over Bowling Green University followed by a 4-1 loss to Bowling Green the following night. Koberstein has just two points in 22 games this season.
Hayden Hawkey: It was another week of riding the bench for Hawkey with Providence College. He did not start for either of his team's games this past weekend.
Michael McNiven: It was a week of mixed results for the Owen Sound Attack netminder. He allowed five goals on 34 shots in his first start, a 5-4 overtime loss to the Oshawa Generals. He allowed one goal on 23 shots in his second start, a 4-1 win over the Guelph Storm. McNiven ranks 10th in save percentage in the OHL among starting goalies.
Season Stats to Date:
|Daniel Audette (C)||QMJHL||44||17||33||50||47|
|Simon Bourque (D)||QMJHL||52||10||29||39||42|
|Jeremiah Addison (RW)||OHL||55||22||20||42||60|
|Matt Bradley (C)||WHL||57||18||21||39||35|
|Noah Juulsen (D)||WHL||51||6||18||24||35|
|Jake Evans (C)||NCAA||32||8||24||32||29|
|Nikolas Koberstein (D)||NCAA||22||1||1||2||8|