The ECHL Report

by Ron Valerino

Reading center Brendan Brooks is the InGlasCo Player of the Week.
The 23-year-old Brooks scored four goals and seven points while helping the Royals go 4-0-0 and extend their team-record winning streak to six games. Assigned by Manchester of the American Hockey League on Monday, Brooks scored two goals in Reading’s 3-2 overtime win against Peoria on Tuesday and had an assist in the Royals’ 3-2 win at Wheeling on Friday. He had a goal and two assists in Reading’s 4-1 win at Cincinnati on Saturday, and closed out the week with a goal as the Royals beat Peoria 5-2 on Sunday. On behalf of Brendan Brooks, a case of pucks will be donated to a Reading area youth hockey organization by InGlasco, the official puck supplier of the ECHL.

Greensboro’s Frederic Henry is the East Coast Hockey League Goalie of the Week.
Henry was 4-0-0 with a 1.21 goals against average and a .954 save percentage as the Generals won four games in a row for the first time in the team’s three-year history. Drafted in the eighth round (200th player overall) by the New Jersey Devils in 1995, Henry made 29 saves in Greensboro’s 4-2 win against Columbia on Wednesday. In Friday’s 2-1 shootout win at Trenton, the 24-year-old Henry made 23 saves in regulation and four in overtime before stopping four of five shooters in the shootout. He made 20 saves in a 2-1 overtime win against Pee Dee the following night, and closed out the week making 27 saves in a 6-1 win against Augusta. Assigned by Albany of the American Hockey League on November 29, Henry is 5-0-0 with a 1.56 goals against average and a . Read more»

CHL Statistics for 2002 Draft Eligible Players

by Paul MacDonald

Central Scouting Bureau: 2002 OHL Rankings

1. London Knights - Rick Nash, LW GP G A PTS +/- PIM 32 24 25 49 -11 54

2. Oshawa Generals - Ben Eager, LW GP G A PTS +/- PIM 31 9 15 24 +1 133

3. Kitchener Rangers - Steve Eminger, D GP G A PTS +/- PIM 32 9 22 31 +6 55

4. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds - Petr Taticek, C GP G A PTS +/- PIM 31 9 20 29 +12 8

5. Brampton Battalion - Adam Henrich, C GP G A PTS +/- PIM 30 12 16 28 +6 30

6. Guelph Storm - Dan Paille, C GP G A PTS +/- PIM 29 12 15 27 -6 29

7. Plymouth Whalers - Gregory Campbell, C/LW GP G A PTS +/- PIM 32 11 17 28 +24 64

8. Toronto (St. Michael's) Majors - Tim Brent, C GP G A PTS +/- PIM 34 14 23 37 +10 27

9. Belleville Bulls - Matt Stagan, LW GP G A PTS +/- PIM 33 14 23 37 +16 18

10. Sudbury Wolves - Andrei Mi Read more»

Rick Nash Named OHL Player of the Week

by HF Staff

Toronto – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that London Knights’
left winger Rick Nash is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending
Sunday December 9, 2001 after scoring four goals and three assists for seven
points in three games.

Nash opened the week with his first hat trick of the season to pace the
Knights to a 5-3 win over the Sarnia Sting December 6 at the Sarnia Sports
and Entertainment Centre. He added an assist in the Knights’ 6-2 loss to the
Toronto St. Michael’s Majors on December 7 and scored a goal and two assists
as the Knights defeated the visiting Erie Otters 6-4 on December 9.

Nash, who leads the Knights with 24 goals and 25 assists for 49 points in 32
games this season, is currently tied for fourth among OHL scorers with Sting
left winger Dusty Jamieson.

Nash, a 17-year-old native of Brampton, is attending the Canadian National
Junior Team Selection Camp which opens today at the Beatrice Ice Gardens at
York University. He was listed as the OHL’s number one prospect for the 2002
NHL Entry Draft in the NHL Central Scouting Preliminary Ranking report in

Rick Nash
Born: June 16, 1984Hometown: Brampton, Ontario
Position: Left WingShoots: Left
Height: 6.03Weight: 181 lbs.
London's 1st round selection, 4th overall, in the 2000 OHL Priority

1999-00Toronto Marlboros Bant.34615411534
2000-01London Knights5831356656
2001-02London Knights3224254954
OHL Totals905560115110

Red Wings Prospects Update Part 2

by Zoran Manojlovic

In the last article I wrote about Stefan Liv, the best prospect so far this year and Henrik Zetterberg. In this article I will write about the other Swedish prospects.

Let`s start with Niklas Kronwall, who is once again having a solid season, but still isn`t having his real breakthrough year.

Going into the season Kronwall had a great training camp in Detroit with the other Red Wings prospects, but when he returned to Sweden he cooled off and played without confidence and that led to limited ice time. But as the season continued, Kronwall picked up his game and played the hockey that made the Red Wing pick him 29th overall in the 2000 entry draft. He scored goals, made great passes, shots, hits and so on, but in the last 9 games his game once again dropped off

Why is it that Niklas can`t keep an equal pace througout a longer period of the season?

The answer could be ice time on the power play.

When Djurgarden had some injury problems on Defense, Kronwall stepped in and played a good two-way game while reciving solid time on the power play unit, but as soon as the injured D-men returned, Kronwall was put off the PP unit and his production and confidence fell off.

I think that Niklas is a top four D-man on Djurgarden and that he deserves to be on the PP unit, but the coach obviously thinks different.

Enough of the complaints, even if he hasn`t been able to produce big numbers this season, it still has been a step forward in his career. He has bulked up a bit to 176 pounds and is slowly growing into an NHL frame. He has also Read more»

Canadiens’ weekly prospects update

by Chris Boucher

Ron Hainsey -D (Drafted-00(1/13))

Hainsey was shutout through 4 games this week. He’s still trying to regain his pre-injury form. He’s keeping the game simple, while playing solid defense. Overall, the 6’3″, 200-lbs defenseman has played 12 games. He has 6 points (3-3-6), and is +5 with 6 minutes in penalties. All 3 of his goals were scored on the powerplay.

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

Garon was sent down to Québec on December 8th, 2001. The return of Jeff Hackett will give Garon the opportunity to get adequate playing time with Québec. Overall, the 6’2″, 192-lbs goalie has a 5-1-1 record with a 2.54 GAA, and an impressive .924 save percentage.

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

Chouinard scored 2 goals through 4 games this week. He snapped out of a 9-game scoreless streak with Québec’s lone goal during a 5-1 loss to Bridgeport. Overall, the 6’3″, 207-lbs forward has played 25 games. He has 20 points (9-11-20), and is +1 with 6 minutes in penalties. He also has a team leading 71 shots on goal.

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

Beauchemin was shutout through 1 game this week. He was a healthy scratch during each of the last 3 games. Overall, the 6’0″, 201-lbs defenseman has played 11 games. He has 4 points (2-2-4), and is -3 with 10 minutes in penalties. Beauchemin has also played 7 ECHL games with Mississippi. He has 4 points (1-3-4), and is -1 with 2 minutes in penalties. He’s directed 13 shots on goal.

Marc-Andre Thinel -F (Drafted-99(5/145))

Thinel scor Read more»

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