Colorado Prospect Update (3/3/02)

by Brandon LeBourveau
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Juniors:

Marek Svatos, Center, Kootenay (WHL)
Stats: (SVK-WJC) 7 GP, 7 G, 1 A, 8 P, 6 PIM, +5
Stats: 46 GP, 35 G, 36 A, 71 P, 52 PIM, +6

Kurt Sauer, Defenseman, Spokane (WHL)
Stats: 53 GP, 2 G, 16 A, 18 P, 65 PIM, +23

Blake Ward, Goaltender, Lethbridge (WHL)
Stats: 35 GP, 11-17-4, 3.58 GAA. .875 SV%

Charlie Stephens, Center, London (OHL)
Stats: 54 GP, 22 G, 32 A, 54 P, 51 PIM, -21

Danny Bois, Right Wing, London (OHL)
Stats: 57 GP, 16 G, 12 A, 28 P, 232 PIM, -13

Aaron Molnar, Goaltender, London (OHL)
Stats: 15 GP, 4-9-2, 3.98 GAA, .870 SV%

Agris Saviels, Defenseman, Owen Sound (OHL)
Stats: 57 GP 5 G, 27 A, 32 P, 33 PIM, Even

Colt King, Left Wing, North Bay (OHL)
Stats: 53 GP, 14 G, 11 A, 25 P, 115 PIM, -27

Cody McCormick, Right Wing, Belleville (OHL)
Stats: 56 GP, 10 G, 14 A, 24 P, 112 PIM, +7

Darryl Bootland, Right Wing, Toronto (OHL)
Stats: 54 GP, 36 G, 55 A, 91 P, 120 PIM, +50

Scott Horvath, Right Wing, Toronto (OHL)
Stats: (UMass-Amherst, HE) 15 GP, 2 G, 3 A, 5 P, 8 PIM, -2
Stats: (Toronto-OHL) 21 GP, 4 G, 4 A, 8 P, 39 PIM, -2

Peter Budaj, Goaltender, Toronto (OHL)
Stats: (SVK-WJC) 4 GP, 3.11 GAA, .919 SV%, 1 SHO
Stats: 38 GP, 24-9-4, 2.29 GAA, .921 SV%

Pierre-Luc Emond, Center, Cape Breton (QMJHL) Read more»

Youngsters at the Olympics

by Brandon LeBourveau
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It was definitely obvious from the beginning that the focus of this tournament was clearly on the hundred or so NHL players who were participating in this year’s Winter Olympics. However, there were some young prospects from different countries who were able to step up and make an impact on their team. These Olympics gave fans an opportunity to see some European players for the first time. Here is a look at how some of the youngsters did during this tournament.

Oliver Setzinger, C, Austria, 18 yrs old, Drafted: 3rd Rnd (2001) by Nashville Read more»

Hurricanes Battle For Playoff Spot

by Dustin Nielson
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After a great start to the season the Hurricanes have found themselves in a dog fight with the Hitmen and Tigers for the last two playoff spots in the Central division. With only 7 games left what do the Canes need to do in order to secure a playoff spot……

Well the Hurricanes need every win they can get.

Friday night against the Rebels the Canes put in a great effort but fell short on National TV against the countries #1 team.

The next night they were in Cranbrook to take on the Ice. Cranbrook kid Logan Koopmans backstopped the Canes to an important 2-0 win over the Ice. That was Logan’s second shutout of the year. Those two shutouts are the only two the team has this year.

The Hurricanes have six games left this year. Three on the road and then they come home for three to finish the season.

The Canes play each of the Tigers and Hitmen once, a rematch with the Rebels and three games against the Broncos.

The games against the Tigers and the Hitmen will most likely be deciding factors as to where the Canes end up in the standings.

The Broncos and the Rebels will be very tough games for the Hurricanes.

Lethbridge must concentrate on playing good defensive hockey. They have the talent up front and if they play good in their own end chances will come.

The road to the playoffs begins Tuesday for the Canes in Medicine Hat.

Check here Tuesday morning for a recap of that game.

In Lethbridge
Dustin Nielson

A little chat with Tuomas Pihlman

by pbadmin
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Tuomas Pihlman, a player of JyP Jyväskylä, was a member of the Finnish U-20 team which captured the bronze medal at the WJC in Czech Republic recently.

Question: You’ve been drafted by the New Jersey Devils. Do you have decided yet when to go there?

Pihlman: No, not I don’t know that yet.

Question: As you would not get a chance to play in the NHL, would you prefer playing in the Minor Leagues or playing in Finland?

Pihlman: In Finland, because hockey there is more technical than in North America.

Question: Could you imagine playing in other European countries?

Pihlman: Hmmmm…. no, hardly.

Question: You were born in Espoo, but play for JyP Jyväskylä. Why don’t you play for local Espoo Blues?

Pihlman: My parents moved to Jyväskylä when I was 12, so I joined the local hockey club there and have been playing for it now for seven years.

Question: What’s your favourite team in Finland and your favourite NHL team?

Pihlman (smiling): In Finland Jyväskylä and in the NHL New Jersey Devils

Question: What is your favourite player?

Pihlman: Mario Lemieux

Question: At the world junior championship in Czech Republic, you wore jersey #29. Is there any specific reason for that?

Pihlman: When I was younger, I had number 49, and I also wear it in the SM-Liiga, but on the WJC team I could not get that, so I chose number 29.

Question: Are you superstitious in any way?

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Q&A with Bryan Allen

by Kirk Pedersen
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Vitals on Bryan Allen:

Height: 6’4″
Weight: 220
Position: Defense
Born: August 21, 1980 in Kingston, Ontario.
Drafted: In the first round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, fourth player selected overall, by the Vancouver Canucks.
Current Club: Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Honours: OHL First All-Star Team (1998-99)

The following is my interview with Bryan, done via email.

HF: What was it like to grow up in a place like Kingston, Ontario; one of our nation’s hockey-hotbeds?
BA: It was pretty neat to grow up in a city with such a history in hockey. Everything was hockey, everyone loved it, and wanted to be a part of it in some way, be it playing or watching.

HF: Did you feel any pressure when you began your junior career with the Oshawa Generals, especially considering you were a #9 overall pick by them in the OHL Priority Selection?
BA: When I first got to Oshawa, there was a lot of pressure; especially in training camp. But, I had a great coach (Bill Stewart) who taught me a lot, and brought me along slowly.

HF: What did you enjoy most about your time in Oshawa, and your junior career in general?
BA: I enjoyed my first year and going to the Memorial Cup.

HF: How did it feel to have your name called #4 Overall by the Vancouver Canucks? Read more»

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