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||3||1||0||1||9|
|Simon Bourque (D)||QMJHL||2||0||0||0||0|
|Matt Bradley (C)||WHL||4||0||0||0||2|
|Noah Juulsen (D)||WHL||4||1||1||2||0|
|Jake Evans (C)||NCAA||2||0||1||1||0|
|Nikolas Koberstein (D)||NCAA||1||0||0||0||0|
Jeremiah Addison: It was a slow offensive week for the Ottawa 67's forward. Addison went without a point in his first two games of the week: a 6-3 loss to the Peterborough Petes and a 4-2 loss to the Hamilton Bulldogs. He added his 10th goal of the season in his final game, a 6-2 win over the Oshawa Generals.
Addison's 10 goals on the season rank him second on his team in that category.
Daniel Audette: Audette is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury that will likely see him out of action for at least another week.
Simon Bourque: It was a short and quiet week for the RImouski Oceanic blue-liner. He went scoreless in both a 4-2 win over the Victoriaville Tigres and a 3-2 overtime loss to the Shawinigan Cataractes.
Bourque remains the runaway defensive scoring leader on his team with 19 points in 23 games; a full eleven points ahead of the next defender on Rimouski. He is also third overall among all Rimouski players in scoring, and 10th overall in QMJHL defensive scoring.
Matt Bradley: After a productive run, the Medicine Hat Tigers forward seems to have run into another slump. Bradley went scoreless in four games this past week: a 4-2 loss to the Regina Pats, a 6-2 loss to the Brandon Wheat , a 2-1 win over the Everett Silvertips and a 5-2 loss to the Prince George Cougars.
Bradley's drought drops him to a production rate of just over a half-point per game, which is not overly encouraging for his draft-plus-one season.
Noah Juulsen: It was a long week for the Everett Silvertips blue-liner. Juulsen was held pointless in his first game, a 2-0 win over the Kootenay Ice. He scored a goal in his next game, a 4-3 loss to the Lethbridge . He missed the scoresheet in the following game, a 2-1 loss to the Medicine Hat Tigers. He added an assist to his offensive totals in his final game, a 4-3 shootout loss to the Calgary HItmen.
Juulsen's nine points in 17 games has him holding down the team's defensive scoring lead, but his .53 point-per-game pace is notably trailing his previous season rate of 0.76.
Jake Evans: After a significant offensive outburst in the last few weeks, the last week was a quiet one for the University of Notre Dame forward .
He marked an assist in his first game, a 2-2 tie with Massachusetts Lowell. He went without a point in the following game, a 3-1 loss to Massachusetts Lowell.
Evans two goals and 10 assists have him tied for the team scoring lead on Notre Dame.
Nikolas Koberstein: It remains a quiet season for the freshman defender for the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Koberstein went without a point in his only game of the week, a 2-2 tie with Ferris State. He was scratched for his team's following game.
Hayden Hawkey: Hawkey sat out again this past weekend as he was not called on to start in either of his team's games.
Michael McNiven: The Owen Sound Attack netminder received only a single start. McNiven displayed excellence in nets once more, stopping 30 of 31 shots, but unfortunately recorded a loss as his team was shutout 1-0 by the Sarnia Sting.
McNiven's .923 save percentage ranks him second in the OHL as he stands out as the MVP of a team that is third-last in the OHL in terms of goals per game.
Season Stats to Date:
|Daniel Audette (C)||QMJHL||15||8||17||25||10|
|Simon Bourque (D)||QMJHL||23||5||14||19||28|
|Jeremiah Addison (RW)||OHL||23||10||6||16||35|
|Matt Bradley (C)||WHL||19||5||5||10||6|
|Noah Juulsen (D)||WHL||17||3||6||9||14|
|Jake Evans (C)||NCAA||12||2||10||12||6|
|Nikolas Koberstein (D)||NCAA||6||0||0||0||0|