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:
|Daniel Audette (C)||QMJHL||0||0||0||0||0|
|Jeremiah Addison (RW)||OHL||2||1||1||2||2|
|Simon Bourque (D)||QMJHL||4||2||2||4||4|
|Matt Bradley (C)||WHL||2||1||2||3||2|
|Noah Juulsen (D)||WHL||2||0||1||1||2|
|Jake Evans (C)||NCAA||2||1||2||3||2|
|Nikolas Koberstein (D)||NCAA||0||0||0||0||0|
Jeremiah Addison: Addison kept up his even pace to the season with the Ottawa 67's. He scored a goal and an assist in his first game, a 6-3 win over the Niagara IceDogs, but went without a point in his next game, a 6-0 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Addison is currently tied for second on the team in goals, and is on pace to break his career-best of 19, which he achieved in 63 games last season.
Daniel Audette: Audette is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury that will likely see him out of action for at least two more weeks.
Simon Bourque: Bourque's impressive offensive run of late has him racing up the scoring list for the Rimouski Oceanic.
He scored a goal and an assist in his first game, a 7-3 loss to the Val-d'Or Foreurs. He went scoreless in his next game, a 2-1 win over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. He marked an assist on his team's only goal in the following game: a rematch versus Rouyn-Noranda that ended in a 3-1 loss. He finished his week scoring a goal on a beautiful end-to-end rush in a 5-4 loss to Val-d'Or.
Bourque's five goals and 14 assists in 21 have him halfway toward matching his previous season's totals, where he scored 10 goals and 28 assists in 68 games. Bourque is currently tied for second on his team in points and eighth in defensive scoring in the QMJHL.
Matt Bradley: It was a short but productive week for the Medicine Hat Tigers forward. Bradley marked an assist in his first game, a 4-3 loss to the Tri-City Americans. He collected a goal and assist in the following game, a 6-3 win over the Kootenay Ice.
Noah Juulsen: It was a busy week for the Everett Silvertips ace blue-liner.
Juulsen started the week starring with Team WHL in the first two games of the CHL Canada-Russia series. He scored a goal in his first game, a 7-3 win over Team Russia. He went scoreless in the next game, a 4-2 win over Team Russia.
He missed Everett's first game of the week as the team elected to rest him rather than have him play three games in three nights. He suited up for their next game where he picked up an assist in a 5-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds. He went without a point in his final game of the week, a 4-0 win over the Swift Current Broncos.
Juulsen's participation in the CHL Canada-Russia series indicates that he may be a solid candidate to play with Team Canada at the Under-20 World Championship this December.
Jake Evans: Evans continues to set an impressive pace for his sophomore season with the University of Notre Dame. He collected two assists in his first game, a 3-2 win over Northeastern University. He marked a goal in the following game, a 2-2 tie with Northeastern.
Evans is currently tied for the team lead in scoring with 11 points in 10 games.
Nikolas Koberstein; There was no action for Koberstein this past week as he was scratched for both of his team's games.
Hayden Hawkey: Hawkey sat out this past weekend as he was not called on to start in either of his team's games.
Michael McNiven: McNiven's season continues to impress, standing out as one of the top goalies in the OHL, and arguably the MVP of the Owen Sound Attack.
He lost in his first start of the week, allowing two goals on 29 shots in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Kitchener Rangers. He helped his team to a win in the next start, allowing just one goal on 22 shots in a 2-1 victory over the Saginaw Spirit.
McNiven's .921 save percentage has him tied for third overall among OHL goaltenders. His prowess in net has meant a lot to an offensively challenged Owen Sound, who are averaging just 2.5 goals per game this season.
Season Stats to Date:
|Daniel Audette (C)||QMJHL||15||8||17||25||10|
|Simon Bourque (D)||QMJHL||21||5||14||19||28|
|Jeremiah Addison (RW)||OHL||20||9||6||15||26|
|Matt Bradley (C)||WHL||15||5||5||10||6|
|Noah Juulsen (D)||WHL||13||2||5||7||14|
|Jake Evans (C)||NCAA||10||2||9||11||6|
|Nikolas Koberstein (D)||NCAA||5||0||0||0||0|