Adam Courchaine
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Adam Courchaine

Hometown:

Kanata Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-02-20

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2007

Catches:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2007

Weight:

181 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2006-07: Played for the Orleans Blues of the CJHL, a junior A level league in Canada. He posted a 19-11-5-2 record in 39 appearances, 3.12 GAA and .921 dave percentage. Courchaine had one shutout on the season, a 4-0 win over the Brockville Braves in February 2007, where he stopped 37 shots.The Blues finished second in their division and went on to have a brief 6 game run in the playoffs. Courchaine appeared in all six games, picking up a 2-2-2 record, 2.58 GAA and .921 save percentage.

Ottawa 67's (OHL) acquired rights to Courchaine from Barrie Colts in January 2007

Invited to Boston Bruins 2007 training camp; signed three-year contract with Bruins in Sept 2007

2007-08: Played his rookie season with Ottawa and made the majority of starts. He earned two shutouts; one on December 16th vs. Mississauga, and the other on December 30th vs. Erie. He joined the Providence Bruins (AHL) on an ATO following the close of the season. 

2008-09: The early-season groin injury that kept Courchaine from Bruins camp also kept him from securing the starting goalie role this season. He started 17 fewer games than he did last year and saw his save percentage drop below .900.  Consistency was a struggle, especially during February when he went 1-3 in six appearances with a 5.49 goals-against average and .841 save percentage. At times, his butterfly style revealed a tendency to go down early and get beat high. At other times, he was prone to giving up dangerous rebounds. He managed to finish the season with a 13-11-2 record and 3.28 goals against average. Confidence and consistency were better throughout the playoffs. He finished 2-2-1 with a 3.00 goals against average and a .920 save percentage that included one shutout. Ottawa lost to Niagara Falls in overtime of game 7 for a first-round defeat, despite 45 saves from Courchaine.

2009-10: Courchaine split time between two OHL clubs this season, playing for the Sarnia Sting and Erie Otters.  In 27 games for the Sting, Courchaine compiled a record of 8-16-1-1 while posting a 3.51 goals-against average and a .899 save percentage.  Courchaine was traded to the Otters, where he played in 21 games.  His record with that club was 12-8-0-0, with a 2.90 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage.  Courchaine was on the losing end of 2 playoff contests, where he registered a 4.50 goals-against average and a .886 save percentage.

2010-11: Courchaine spent his first season in pro hockey with the Kelly Cup champion Alaska Aces backing up one-time Lightning product Gerald Coleman. In 28 games with the Aces, Courchaine was 17-7 with 2 overtime losses and 4 shutouts in 28 games. He posted an impressive 2.39 GAA and .907 save percentage for the Aces. Courchaine appeared in one playoff game for the Aces and stopped 35 of 37 shots to get the win. The successful season erased any memory of his forgettable ECHL debut – an October game with the Reading Royals in which he allowed 4 goals on 9 shots in seven minutes of action against Trenton; his lone appearance for the Royals.

Talent Analysis

A butterfly style goaltender, Courchaine stays square with the shooter and is quick to react. He has the ability to remain calm and focused during tough games, even when he is bombarded with shots. More often than not, he will come up with the big save.

Future

Helped Alaska win a championship last season, but will still have a hard time making the Providence squad. Expect him to play for Reading of the ECHL this season.

Where are they now?: Part 7

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Jan Alston has had a 3-game loan spell with ZSC Lions’ farm team GCK Lions in which he scored 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points.

1988 5th rnd Pittsburgh Penguins‘ draft pick Greg Andrusak, who also saw NHL time with the Maple Leafs, signed a contract with HC Lugano after his contract with German team Berlin Capitals was dissolved. In 39 games in Berlin he managed 22 points. In the latter part of the Swiss regular season Andrusak played 8 games notching 4 assists, gearing up for the playoffs.

Another former Penguins draft pick enterred the Swiss league. Oleg Belov, drafted in the 4th round in 1995, signed a contract with Rapperswil-Jona close to the end of the regular season. Belov, who only has played IHL in North-America, was playing in Sweden with HV’71 the past three seasons and does return to Switzerland after having had a previous spell with EHC Chur in the 96-97 season. In 7 games Belov assisted on three goals while not being able to find the net.

Undrafted Rob Cowie who saw NHL ice time with the Los Angeles Kings between ’94 and ’96 returned to Switzerland after he started his European career at La Chaux de Fonds. Cowie will play for EV Zug during the upcoming playoffs. He came from Finnish giants Jokerit Helsinki and played several seasons in the German league before his stay in Finland.

It is widely rumoured Christian Dubé, one of the brightest stars in Swiss hockey at the moment, is leaving HC Lugano next season as his contract will run out. Front runner for his signature is SC Bern.

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Canadiens’ weekly prospects update

by Chris Boucher
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Ron Hainsey -D (Drafted-00(1/13))

Hainsey managed 3 assists through 4 games since our last update. He was shutout during Sunday’s game against Hamilton, thereby ending a 4-game point-scoring streak. Overall, the 6’3″, 200-lbs defenseman has played 40 games. He has 24 points (7-17-24), and is +10 with 12 minutes in penalties. Four of his goals were scored on the powerplay, and he’s directed 87 shots on goal.

Mathieu Garon -G (Drafted-96(2/44))

Garon recorded a 2-0-1 record through 3 games since our last update. The 24-year-old backed up Vadim Tarasov during a February 9th game against Manchester, thereby ending a string of 26 straight starts. Overall, the 6’2″, 192-lbs goalie has played 34 AHL games. He has a 17-8-8 record with 2.73 GAA, and a .917 save percentage.

Eric Chouinard -F (Drafted-98(1/16))

Chouinard picked up 1 assist through 4 games since our last update. He hasn’t been seeing as much ice-time with Craig Darby, which has hurt Chouinard’s production. Overall, the 6’3″, 207-lbs left winger has played 43 games. He has 33 points (13-20-33), and is -3 with 12 minutes in penalties. Surprisingly, he has only one powerplay goal; which actually speaks volumes for Chouinard’s 5-on-5 play this season. He’s also directed 121 shots on goal.

Francois Beauchemin -D (Drafted-98(3/75))

Beauchemin returned to action in time to score 1 goal through 3 games this week. His goal came during a 3-2 win over Philadelphia. Overall, the 6’0″, 201-lbs defenseman has played 31 games. He has 8 points (5-3-8), and Read more»

Albany Week in Review

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By Mike Buskus

Albany Week in Review #19

Shut-out blues

To be shut out is bad. To be shut out twice in a row is very bad. That happened to the Albany River Rats in the week just past, as the team gained only two of a possible six standings points, with a 3-2 win over Springfield on Wednesday. On Friday, February 8, 2002, Springfield blanked the Rats, 4-0, with Falcons’ goaltender, Dieter Kochan, getting the victory and Rats’ netminder, J.F. Damphousse, taking the loss. The next night, Ilja Brzygalov, of the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, shelled the Rats by the identical, 4-0 cushion.

The scoreless skid actually added up to 156 minutes and 28 seconds, since Albany’s last scored at 3:32 of the second period on Wednesday.

The offensive drought was due in part to illness or injuries, with top scorer, Steve Guolla, still side-lined from broken facial bones incurred in the first period of a road game on February 1. Daryl Andrews, Stan Gron and Max Birbraer, missed action from the flu (as did assistant coach, Geordie Kinnear). Brian Gionta and Christian Berglund remain with the Devils.

Albany goaltenders again got a workout, with J.F. Damphousse facing 39 shots at home on Wednesday in the team’s lone victory (37 saves), and 40 against the same opponent on the road in a loss (36 saves). Ari Ahonen confronted 54 shots on Saturday, making twice as many saves (50) as the Ducks’ goaltender (25).

Albany Week in Review player of the week

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2001-02 Halifax Mooseheads Skills Competition Results

by Mike Simon
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12/11/02


2001-02 Halifax Mooseheads Skills Competition Results.

Sergei Klyazmin did not take part, due to injury.


RED TEAM -
Jonathan Boutin, Bobby Clarke, Derrick Kent, Jason
King, Jean-Francois Cyr, Mike Couch, Randy Upshall,
Marc-Andre Bernier, Louis Mandeville, Ryan White and
Robbie Suttherland

WHITE TEAM -
Dany Dallaire, Milan Jurcina, Francois-Pierre Guenette,
Bruce Gillis, Giulio Scandella, Patrick Gilbert,
Brandon Benedict, Louis-Phillippe Lessard, Alex Picard
and AJ MacLean...

*Fastest skater - 13.56 Jean-Francois Cyr (red)
 Average times - TEAM RED 15.1, TEAM WHITE 15.26

*Accuracy shooting - 4/6 Ryan White (red)
 Totals - TEAM RED 19/82, TEAM WHITE 16/81

 Player Accuracys as follows;
 (each players had 20 secs. to get as many shots
  away at the 4 targets)

 TEAM WHITE -
 Jurcina 1/7
 Guenette 3/8
 MacLean 2/9
 Gillis 0/8
 Gilbert 2/8
 Scandella 1/9
 Benedict 4/8
 Lessard 2/9
 Picard 2/9

 TEAM RED -
 Clarke 1/8
 King 0/8
 Cyr 1/8
 Bernier 1/8
 Upshall 3/9
 Couch 1/9
 White 4/6
 Mandeville 4/9
 Kent 2/9
 Sutherland 2/8

*Triple Threat - Team White won this event

*Agility relay - Team Red won this event

*Rapid Fire - Team White won this event 16-9

 Rapid Fire results as follows;

 TEAM RED -
 Clarke 0/5
 King 2/5
 Cyr 1/5
 Bernier 3/5
 Upshall 2/5
 Couch 0/5
 Madeville 0/5
 Kent 1/5
 White 0/5

 TEAM WHITE -
 Jurcina 3/5
 MacLean 3/5
 Guenette 2/5
 Gillis 3/5
 Gilbert 0/5
 Scandella 1/5
 Benedict 1/5
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