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Bolts in the Pipeline: Dec 26-Jan 1

The Sea Dogs are becoming the team to beat in the Q, OHLers not at the WJC, and Brett Howden with a play of the week.

David Connell/Saint John Sea Dogs

With most of the OHL prospects at the World Junior Championship, it was time for the others to shine. Brett Howden is the WHL entry in the CHL weekly showdown, where fans can vote for their favourite play of the week. Click here to go vote.

Bokondji Imama had a great week for the Saint John Sea Dogs, scoring five goals, including a hat trick. Things are looking to be exciting in New Brunswick the rest of the season — the ‘dogs traded for Julian Gauthier and Callum Booth (both Carolina Hurricanes picks) to shore up a long post-season run. When Mathieu Joseph returns from the WJC, they will be a force to be reckoned with.

The NCAA returned for some New Year’s tournaments, and the Bolts players did okay there too.

I’ll be at the Peterborough Petes @ Niagara IceDogs games on Friday to get some in person quotes and insight into the Bolts prospects on the Petes. If there’s anything you want to hear about, let me know!

And as always, for deeper insights into prospects, go check out the in-depth pieces at the Bolt Prospects website.

Ontario Hockey League

Anthony Cirelli (F) - At World Juniors
Oshawa Generals - 22-11-1-2

December 28th: @ London Knights - L 5-3
December 30th: @ Ottawa 67’s - L 3-1
January 1st: vs Ottawa 67’s - W 4-1


Matthew Spencer (D) / Jonne Tammela (F)
1G, 2A, -4 / Did Not Play
Peterborough Petes - 21-12-1-3

December 28th: vs Ottawa 67’s
W 7-5 - 0G, 1A, -1 / Did Not Play
December 30th: @ Kingston Frontenacs
W 4-3 OT - 1G, 1A, +1 / Did Not Play
January 1st: vs Hamilton Bulldogs
L 6-3 - 0G, 0A, -3 / Did Not Play


Christopher Paquette (F) - 0G, 2A
Niagara IceDogs - 11-18-4-3

December 29th: @ Barrie Colts
W 5-3 - 0G, 2A, +1
December 30th: @ Mississauga Steelheads
L 3-0 - 0G, 0A, -1
December 31st: @ Niagara IceDogs
L 4-1 - No Points


Mitchell Stephens (F) - At World Juniors
Saginaw Spirit - 13-16-5-2

December 28th: vs Windsor Spitfires - L 4-3 OT
December 29th: vs Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds - L 4-3
December 30th: @ Flint Firebirds - L 3-2 OT


Taylor Raddysh (F) - At World Juniors
Erie Otters - 24-8-2-1

December 28th: @ Hamilton Bulldogs - L 5-3
December 31st: vs Hamilton Bulldogs - L 2-1
January 1st: @ Kitchener Rangers - L 5-2


Boris Katchouk (F) - 0G, 0A, -2
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds - 27-8-2-0

December 28th: @ Flint Firebirds
W 5-0 - No Points
December 29th: @ Saginaw Spirit
W 4-3 - 0G, 0A, -1
December 31st: vs Guelph Storm
W 3-2 SO - 0G, 0A, -1


Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Otto Somppi (F) - 0G, 1A, -4
Halifax Mooseheads - 16-18-1-2

December 28th: @ Charlottetown Islanders
L 2-1 - Did Not Play (Flight Delay)
December 30th: @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
L 6-3 - 0G, 1A, -2
December 31st: vs Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
L 5-2 - 0G, 0A, -2


Dennis Yan (F) - 2G, 1A, +5
Shawinigan Cataractes - 25-9-1-1

December 28th: vs Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
W 3-1 - 1G, 0A
December 30th: vs Blainsville-Broisband Armada
W 9-2 - 1G, 1A, +5
December 31st: @ Sherbrooke Phoenix
W 4-2 - No Points


Mathieu Joseph (F) / Bokondji Imama (F)
At World Juniors / 5G, 0A, +1
Saint John Sea Dogs - 23-9-3-1

December 28th: @ Acadie-Bathrust-Titan
L 3-0 - 0G, 0A, -1
December 30th: @ Moncton Wildcats
W 7-2 - 3G, 0A, +2

December 31st: vs Acadie-Bathurst Titan
L 7-5 - 2G, 0A


Western Hockey League

Brett Howden (F) - 2G, 2A, -2
Moose Jaw Warriors - 22-9-6-1

December 27th: @ Swift Current Broncos
L 5-1 - 1G, 0A, -3
December 28th: vs Swift Current Broncos
W 4-1 - 1G, 1A, +2
December 30th: @ Brandon Wheat Kings
L 4-3 OT - 0G, 0A, -1
December 31st: vs Brandon Wheat Kings
L 2-1 OT - 0G, 1A


Libor Hajek (D) - At World Juniors
Saskatoon Blades - 15-20-5-1

December 27th: @ Prince Albert Raiders - L 5-3
December 28th: vs Prince Albert Raiders - W 3-2
December 30th: @ Swift Current Broncos - L 3-2 OT
January 1st: vs Swift Current Broncos - L 5-4 OT


Connor Ingram (G) - At World juniors
Kamloops Blazers - 24-15-1-1

December 27th: @ Kelowna Rockets - L 3-2
December 28th: vs Kelowna Rockets - W 5-1
December 30th: @ Vancouver Giants - W 4-2
December 31st: vs Victoria Royals - L 6-1


NCAA

Ryan Zuhlsdorf (D) - 0G, 0A, +1
U. Minnesota Golden Gophers
Overall: 11-5-2 / Conference: 3-1-0

December 30th: vs Mercyhurst
W 5-1 - 0G, 0A, +1
December 31st: vs U-Mass Lowell
W 4-1 - No Points


Johnathan MacLeod (D)
Boston U. Terriers
Overall: 10-5-2 / Conference: 4-2-2

Boston U returns to action on January 13th.


Ross Colton (F) - 1G, 0A, -1
U. Vermont Catamounts
Overall: 13-6-2 / Conference: 5-3-1

December 30th: vs Bentley
W 7-1 - 1G, 0A, -1
December 31st: vs Bentley
W 3-1 - Did Not Play


Ryan Lohin (F) - 0G, 1A
U. Mass-Lowell River Hawks
Overall: 13-5-3 / Conference: 6-3-1

December 30th: vs Colgate
W 3-2 - 0G, 1A
December 31st: @ Dartmouth
W 7-4 - No Points


Kris Oldham (G) - 28sv, 31sh, 0.903sv%
U. Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks
Overall: 11-6-3 / Conference: 4-4

December 30th: vs Lake Superior State
W 4-1 - Did Not Play
December 31st: vs Lake Superior State
W 5-3 - 28sv, 31sh, 0.903sv%


Player League Points Games PPG NHLe
Player League Points Games PPG NHLe
Taylor Raddysh OHL 61 28 2.18 57.17
Mathieu Joseph QMJHL 45 29 1.55 33.08
Brett Howden WHL 38 25 1.52 33.65
Dennis Yan QMJHL 44 33 1.33 28.43
Anthony Cirelli OHL 33 25 1.32 34.64
Mitchell Stephens OHL 28 22 1.27 33.40
Bokondji Imama QMJHL 33 34 0.97 20.69
Boris Katchouk OHL 30 35 0.86 22.49
Christopher Paquette OHL 29 34 0.85 22.38
Ross Colton Hockey East 15 19 0.79 23.95
Otto Somppi QMJHL 23 31 0.74 15.82
Cristiano DiGiacinto OHL 4 6 0.67 17.49
Matthew Spencer OHL 19 29 0.66 17.19
Ryan Lohin Hockey East 11 20 0.55 16.69
Jonne Tammale OHL 1 2 0.50 13.12
Libor Hajek WHL 15 34 0.44 9.77
Johnathan MacLeod Hockey East 4 13 0.31 9.34
Ryan Zuhlsdorf Big 10 4 17 0.24 6.75