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||5||6||0|
|Simon Bourque (D)||QMJHL||3||0||1||1||0|
|Matt Bradley (C)||WHL||2||1||0||1||0|
|Noah Juulsen (D)||WHL||2||0||1||1||0|
|Jake Evans (C)||NCAA||2||0||1||0||17|
|Nikolas Koberstein (D)||NCAA||2||0||0||0||2|
Jeremiah Addison: This past week marked the most productive stretch yet of Addison's season with the Ottawa 67's. He opened the week with two assists in a 6-2 win over the ton Frontenacs, and matched this contribution in his next game, a 4-1 victory over the Sarina Sting. Addison added a goal and an assist to his totals in his final game, a 4-1 win over the Guelph Storm.
Addison is second on his team in goals, third in points, and has a four-game point-streak to take into next week.
Daniel Audette: Audette is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury and remains on the injured reserve for Sherbrooke Phoenix.
Simon Bourque: It has been a quiet stretch for the Rimouski Oceanic blue-liner. Bourque went without a point in his first two games of the week, a 5-1 win over the Chicoutimi Sagueneens and a 2-1 shootout win over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. He recorded his first point in five games, an assist in a 5-3 win in a rematch versus Baie-Comeau.
Bourque stands tied for third in scoring for his team and holds an eleven-point lead for the team defensive scoring lead.
Matt Bradley: Bradley continues to find himself in a drought as his season progresses with the Medicine Hat Tigers. He went scoreless in his first game of the week, a 6-4 loss to the Red Deer Rebels. He scored his first goal and point in six games in the following match, a 4-3 loss to the Brandon Wheat Kings.
Bradley's 11 points in 21 games this season are a point of concern for his first post-draft season.
Noah Juulsen: It continues to be a dry spell for the Everett Silvertips blueliner. He went without a point in his first game, a 5-0 win over the Tri-City Americans, He marked an assist in his second game, a 5-0 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors. He was scoreless in his final game, a 5-1 over the Spokane Chiefs. Juulsen has scored just one goal in his last 16 games and significantly trails his previous season point production, with a 0.53 points per game pace versus last year's pace of 0.76.
Jake Evans: It was an eventful weekend for the Notre Dame sophomore forward. Evans marked an assist in his first game, a 4-1 loss to Harvard before going scoreless in the following game, a 3-1 win over Western Michigan University.
He was ejected from the latter game in the second period as the result of a checking from behind penalty that brought a game misconduct penalty.
His 13 points have him tied for Notre Dame's scoring lead.
Nikolas Koberstein: Koberstein's season remains quiet after going without a point in both of his team's games this past weekend: losses of 4-1 and 3-1 to Michigan Tech University. Koberstein has no points through the first eight games of his NCAA career.
Hayden Hawkey: There was no action for Hawkey as Providence College had a break in their schedule this week.
Michael McNiven: It was a surprisingly rough week for the Owen Sound Attack netminder. McNiven allowed six goals on 37 shots in his first game, a 6-1 loss to the London Knights. He did not fare much better in the following night of the home-and-away series versus London, allowing four goals on 26 shots in a 4-1 loss to London.
McNiven's tough week saw him slip to a .915 save percentage, sending him to eighth overall among OHL goaltenders.
Season Stats to Date:
|Daniel Audette (C)||QMJHL||15||8||17||25||10|
|Simon Bourque (D)||QMJHL||26||5||15||20||28|
|Jeremiah Addison (RW)||OHL||26||11||11||22||35|
|Matt Bradley (C)||WHL||21||6||5||11||6|
|Noah Juulsen (D)||WHL||19||3||7||10||14|
|Jake Evans (C)||NCAA||14||2||11||13||23|
|Nikolas Koberstein (D)||NCAA||8||0||0||0||2|