Prospect Impressions: Werenski shines, Mouillierat’s lacrosse goal, Amadio scores 50th shorthanded, WHL goalie scores, plus more

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Zach Werenski - University of Michigan

Photo: University of Michigan defenseman and Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Zach Werenski and his Wolverines teammates will take on Notre Dame in the Midwest Regional of the 2016 NCAA Hockey Tournament (courtesy of Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

The Michigan Wolverines won the Big Ten championship this weekend, and Zach Werenski led the way with an unbelievable performance. Also in this weeks Prospect Impressions, an AHL veteran joins a small group of players to pull off a special goal. Thatcher Demko is in the news again thanks to his desperate save in a clutch situation, and Stuart Skinner is another goaltender in the news but for something you wouldn’t expect. Plenty more highlights are featured, including a 50-goal scorer and a great scrap from the OHL. Read more»

(Podcast) Reddekopp providing muscle, solid defensive play for Royals

by Glen Erickson
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Chaz Reddekopp - Victoria Royals

Photo: Victoria Royals defenseman and Los Angeles Kings prospect Chaz Reddekopp boosted his totals from his 2014-15 campaign, posting 30 points in 70 games while garnering 102 penalty minutes and a +19 rating (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

As Chaz Reddekopp nears the 200-game plateau in the Western Hockey League, he is developing as a dominating stay-at-home defenseman. And as the 19-year-old continues to administer punishment on opponents in the defensive zone, his mobility and puck skills are also beginning to emerge. Read more»

Prospect Faceoff: Erie, London renew Midwest rivalry, two NCAA tournaments roll on, more from the CHL

by Ken McKenna
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Christian Dvorak - London Knights; Travis Dermott - Erie Otters - Prospect Faceoff for 3/18/16

Photo: The battle for the top spot in both the Midwest Division and Western Conference in the OHL is on the line this weekend as the London Knights’ Christian Dvorak and Erie Otters’ Travis Dermott square off in a key CHL matchup (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The postseason tournaments are underway in college hockey, while the regular seasons in the three CHL leagues wrap up this weekend. This week’s Prospect Faceoff focuses on a couple of noteworthy NCAA semi-final games in the NCHC and ECAC while also taking a look at three CHL games with implications for next week’s playoffs. Read more»

(Podcast) Cougars’ Olson showing signs of being more than the average 7th round pick

by Glen Erickson
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Tate Olson - Prince George Cougars

Photo: Prince George Cougars defenseman and Vancouver Canucks prospect Tate Olson has nearly doubled his offensive production from the 2014-15 season, having posted nine goals and 47 points in 64 games in the 2015-16 season (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

Chances are pretty good that NHL teams will tell us that every draft selection they make is well thought out. The player they choose is the player they had hoped to secure. And after all, it would be unfair to the athlete to suggest a late round pick was simply a formality. Read more»

(Podcast) Diminutive Morrison playing big role in Prince George

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Brad Morrison - Prince George Cougars

Photo: Prince George Cougars forward and New York Rangers prospect Brad Morrison currently ranks third in scoring on the Cougars roster with 60 points in 68 games (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

It has been a couple of years since a new ownership group took over operation of the Prince George Cougars, an organization that had struggled on the ice and at the box office for a good portion of the last decade. Read more»

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