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||3||3||4||7||4|
|Jeremiah Addison (RW)||OHL||3||1||0||1||0|
|Simon Bourque (D)||QMJHL||4||0||4||4||0|
|Matt Bradley (C)||WHL||4||4||1||5||6|
|Noah Juulsen (D)||WHL||4||1||0||1||2|
|Jake Evans (C)||NCAA||2||0||0||0||0|
|Nikolas Koberstein (D)||NCAA||1||1||0||1||0|
Jeremiah Addison: It was not a very noteworthy week for the Ottawa 67s' forward since returning from the holiday break. He scored a goal in his first game back, a 5-2 win over the Kingston Frontenacs. He failed to make the scoresheet in the next three games though in a 6-4 loss to the Erie Otters, a 4-3 loss to the Niagara IceDogs and a 1-0 loss to the Mississauga Steelheads.
Daniel Audette: The Sherbrooke Phoenix star appears to have returned from his holiday break with a great deal of energy. Audette scored two goals in his first game of the week, a 4-1 win over the Quebec Remparts.
He picked up an assist in his next contest, a 4-1 win over the Gatineau Olympiques. He collected two assists in the next game, a 7-4 loss to the Shawinigan Cataractes. He scored a goal and an assist in Sherbrooke's final game of the week, a 7-2 loss to the Olympiques.
Simon Bourque: It was a bit of a slow return from the holidays for the Rimouski Oceanic blueliner, but he ended the week in style. Bourque went without a point in his first two games of the week, a 6-1 loss to the Victoriaville Tigres and a 4-3 win over the Shawinigan Cataractes. He picked up an assist in his next game, a 2-1 overtime win over the Quebec Remparts. He took off on the scoresheet in his final game of the week, assisting on all three of his team's goals as they defeated the Drummondville Voltigeurs 3-2.
Matt Bradley: Matt Bradley had his finest run of the season this past week with the Medicine Hat Tigers. He scored a goal in his first game of the week, a 5-4 loss to the Lethbridge Hurricanes. He marked a goal in his next game as well, a 5-2 loss in a rematch versus Lethbridge. He continued his goal streak through the next game as well, scoring a goal and assist in a 6-2 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors.
He kept the streak up through his final game as well, scoring a goal in a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings. Bradley has now scored a goal in each of his last five games and has seven goals, four assists in his last nine games.
- (For the purposes of not excluding a game, his game from the previous week on December 27th was included in this week's coverage)
Noah Juulsen: It was mostly a quiet return from the holiday break for the Everett Silvertips defender. Juulsen went without a point in his first three games of the week, a 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Giants, a 2-1 overtime win over the Kelowna Rockets and a 3-1 win in a rematch versus Kelowna. He dramatically broke his 12-game goal drought in his final game of the week, scoring the game-winning goal in a 4-3 overtime win over the Kamloops Blazers. It was a hell of a rush to end the game:
- (His lone game from the previous week on December 27th was included in this week's coverage)
Jake Evans: Notre Dame only had two games this week. Evans was held pointless in both games, although he did put three shots on net.
Nikolas Koberstein: Montreal's 2014 fifth-round pick scored his first NCAA goal this weekhe, during a 5-4 overtime loss to Bemidji State University. The marker came on the power play.
Hayden Hawkey: He continues to ride the pine for Providence College, although it's not due to poor play. Nick Ellis has been lights out as the starter, producing a .939 save percentage in 16 games.
Michael McNiven: The holiday break did not seem to bring much relief for the recent troubles the Owen Sound Attack netminder has dealt with in nets. He started only one game this past week and allowed 5 goals on 34 shots in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Oshawa Generals. His save percentage has now dropped to .905 on the season, which places him 9th in the OHL in save percentage among starters.
Season Stats to Date:
|Daniel Audette (C)||QMJHL||25||12||28||40||24|
|Simon Bourque (D)||QMJHL||37||6||22||28||30|
|Jeremiah Addison (RW)||OHL||36||14||11||25||35|
|Matt Bradley (C)||WHL||36||13||12||25||23|
|Noah Juulsen (D)||WHL||28||4||8||12||25|
|Jake Evans (C)||NCAA||15||2||13||15||25|
|Nikolas Koberstein (D)||NCAA||12||1||0||1||2|