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

Shoots:

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.

Rangers News on Malhotra, Novak and More!

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Novak Not Going to WJC: Rangers defensive prospect Filip Novak will not be playing for the Czech Republic at this years World Junior Championships, as he is having problems with his former Czech team. According to what is being said, when Novak first left the Czech Republic for the Regina Pats last year, he left without permission and that has caused a problem with his former Czech team, which in some way they are not letting him play in the WJC. I suppose Rangers’ assistant GM Don Maloney didn’t know of the situation as he said on TV earlier in the year that Novak will be playing ;) . However, Pavel Brendl will be on the Czech team and will look to make a name for himself, if he hasn’t done so already.

The Sophomores: How good have Mike York, Jan Hlavac and Kim Johnsson been for the Rangers this season? They have all been playing key roles on the team this year. Johnsson is the 3rd/4th defenseman, York the 3rd line center, but has been playing on the 1st PP and PK units, and Jan Hlavac has been playing 2nd line LW with Petr Nedved and Radek Dvorak. York has been a superb player for the Rangers, as his name has always come up in the press. Mark Messier, Theo Fleury, Ron Low and everyone else on the Rangers have said nothing but great things about York. He should continue to be a great two way center. Hlavac is on pace to score about 25 goals this year, and he will be a consistent 30 goal scorer in the NHL. While many Rangers fans have proposed trade offers with his name included, I don’t see any way Sather can trade Hlavac. He is not only g Read more»

Czechs invite 8 CHL players to WJC camp

by Robert Neuhauser
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The Czech WJC camp opened yesterday, on Sunday, Dec. 10th, in Havlickuv Brod and this time coaches Jaroslav Holik and Pavel Hynek invited 8 CHL players. In the past years there were trouble with the Czech Ice Hockey Federation, which wanted to select only players playing in Europe. This should force the prospects to stay at home and not to leave for North America. But those teams struggled and so Jaroslav Holik had a chance to invite 5 CHL players last year. And those guys led the Czech team to a victory! So the limit of maximum 5 CHL players looked a bit out of place. It was dismissed and this year are 8 CHL players supposed to take part in the WJC. They could be nine, but Regina Pats’ defenseman and New York Rangers draft choice Filip Novak wasn’t allowed to start at the WJC by his parent Czech team HC Ceske Budejovice by this time and it looks like he won’t participate. That’s because he left for the Pats even if his team didn’t give him pemission to do so. But this year’s team includes for the first time two players, who had a taste of the NHL before they started at the WJC. These two are Jakub Cutta who spent 3 games with the Washington Capitals and Rostislav Klesla, a Columbus Blue Jacket, who even scored a goal in the NHL. So who are the CHL invitees?

Defensemen

Rostislav Klesla (Brampton Battalion, OHL
NHL draft: Columbus Blue Jackets)

No doubt about this guy. The first ever draft choice of the Blue Jackets will be the anchor of the defense. A rugged offensive defenseman likes to punish the players in front of h Read more»

Rangers Weekly Prospect Update

by Brandon LeBourveau
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Week Of 12/2 to 12/9

Player         Team    League  GP   G   A   P  PIM  +/-
Pavel Brendl  Calgary   WHL    26  29  23  52   24   21

This Week: 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 4 PIM, -2


Player           Team    League  GP   G   A   P  PIM  +/-
Jamie Lundmark  Seattle   WHL    19  15  17   32  19  +1

This Week: 3 GP, 3 G, 3 A, 6 P, 0 PIM, Even


Player         Team    League  GP   G   A   P  PIM  +/-
Filip Novak   Regina    WHL    31  11  22  33   32   11

This Week: 3 GP, 0 G, 2 A, 2 P, 2 PIM, -1


Player              Team    League  GP   G   A   P  PIM  +/-
Garret Bembridge  Saskatoon  WHL    32  23  20  43   12   -7

This Week: 3 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 4 P, 0 PIM, -1


Player             Team       League   GP   G   A   P  PIM  +/-
Evgeny Gusakov   Baie-Comeau   QMJHL    30   9   18   27  64  +4

This Week: 5 GP, 2 G, 6 A, 8 P, 4 PIM, +5


Player             Team      League   GP   G   A   P  PIM  +/-
Premsyl Duben   Baie-Comeau   QMJHL    23  0   7   7  24  -5

This Week: 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 0 PIM, Even


Player            Team      League  GP  G  A   P  PIM  +/-
Nathan Martz  New Hampshire  HE     14  1  5   6    8   -1

This Week: 1 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 0 PIM, Even


Player              Team    League  GP   G   A   P  PIM  +/-
Patrick Aufiero   Boston U.   HE   13    1  Read more»

Finnish prospects update

by Mikko Vuori
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If you think someone is missing, feel free to ask for them to be added to update.

Stats: position, name, games, goals, assists, points, plus/minus andpenalty minutes

W Teemu Elomo 30 1+ 6= 7 +4 34

Dallas 1997 pick, speedy winger Teemu Elomo
has had problems with scoring. Only
one goal in 30 games in not what coach
Jortikka is expenting from him.

D Ray Giroux 22 3+ 9=12 +1 34

Inlanders’ Ray Giroux started season in IFK
Helsinki. He suffered from wrist injury,
and was not able to play as well as can.
Giroux plays now for AIK in Sweden.

W Niklas Hagman 30 15+ 6=21 -2 24

Florida procpect Hagman uses his speed
and good shot to score. He is still quite one
dimensional player.

W Jukka Hentunen 30 9+14=23 +3 18

Calgary 2000 6th round pick Hentunen
had a slow star with Jokerit, but
after great performance in Finnish national team
he started to score also in SM-liiga.

F Mikael Holmqvist 27 2+ 3= 5 0 8

Holmqvist was not able to practis at summer
because of a injury. He hasn’t been able
to take a step to next level with his game.

W Hannes Hyvönen 30 9+ 6=15 +1 20

Sharks late round pick Hannen Hyvönen
has started to play hockey instead
of taking bad penalties. He could
reach 20 goals.

C Niko Kapanen 30 4+12=16 1 10 Read more»

IHL Stats

by Andrew Bourgeois
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Here is a quick look at last nights IHL action with game recaps and league stats.


SATURDAY DECEMBER 11, 2000

Cincinnati Cyclones    7
Cleveland Lumberjacks  4

Brad Defauw scored two power-play goals and assisted on another to lead the Cincinnati Cyclones to a 7-4 victory over the Cleveland Lumberjacks. Defauw’s tally at 19:14 of the second period was the first of four unanswered goals scored by Cincinnati, which overcame a 4-3 deficit to win its second game in as many days. Ian MacNeil, who scored twice in the Cyclones 3-1 triumph over Houston on Friday, collected a shorthanded goal at 4:41 of the third period to snap a 4-4 tie. Stefan Ustorf had a goal and two assists and Corey Hirsch made 34 saves for the Cyclones. Brian Bonin scored twice in the second period for Cleveland. Zac Bierk, who entered the game with the second-best goals against average in the league at 2.43, was scored upon six times for the Lumberjacks, who fell to 10-4 at home.


Milwaukee admirals   1
Kansas City Blades   3
Greg Hawgood and Vadim Sharifijanov scored three minutes apart in the first period to lead the Kansas City Blades past the Milwaukee Admirals, 3-1. Hawgood, who joined Kansas City on December 6 after clearing waivers, gave the Blades a 1-0 lead 4:33 into the first period off a feed from Josh Holden. Sharifijanov tallied his fifth goal of the season on the power play three minutes later and Ryan Ready capped the scoring with 5:35 remaining in the third. Steve Kariya added a pair of assists and Alfie Michaud stopped 1 Read more»