clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Tampa Bay Lighting prospects report: March 6-12

Don’t count out the Greyhounds, Otters keep the fires burning, NCAA playoffs march toward the Frozen Four.

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds v Mississauga Steelheads Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images

The Erie Otters have taken up much of the conversation around the OHL playoffs and Lightning prospects, but the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds have been just as good as the Otters all season, and are heating up right as the playoff seeds are being locked in.

Boris Katchouk and the Greyhounds had a great weekend, winning 3 out of 3 games and outscoring opponents 17-6. Since Sault Ste. Marie is far, far, far in the wilderness of northern Ontario, it’s easy to forget about them, but they have the opportunity to play spoilers to an amazing Otters season.

In the NCAA, Ross Colton and Kris Oldham become the first Bolts prospects to see their seasons come to an end, when Vermont and Nebraska-Omaha were eliminated from their conference playoffs. The freshmen didn’t play much in the playoff games, Oldham giving the net to the more experienced netminders, and Colton was injured until the final Catamounts game.

As always, check out BoltProspects.com for more prospect coverage.

Ontario Hockey League

Matthew Spencer (D) / Christopher Paquette (F) / Jonne Tammela (F)
0G, 1A, -2 / 1G, 0A, +1 / Did Not Play
x - Peterborough Petes - 40-20-2-3
1st in the Eastern Conference, 4 point lead over second

March 9th: vs Ottawa 67’s
W 5-4 OT - 0G, 0A, +1 / 1G, 0A, +1 / Did Not Play
March 11th: @ Hamilton Bulldogs
L 7-3 - 0G, 1A / 0G, 0A, +1 / Did Not Play
March 12th: @ Erie Otters
L 7-0 - 0G, 0A, -3 / 0G, 0A, -1 / Did Not Play


Mitchell Stephens (F)
x - London Knights - 43-14-3-4
4th in Western Conference, 2 points from 3rd

March 9th: vs Guelph Storm
W 8-2 - 0G, 1A, +1
March 10th: vs Erie Otters?
L 4-1 - 0G, 0A, -2
March 12th: @ Guelph Storm
W 6-2 - 0G, 0A, +1


Taylor Raddysh (F) / Anthony Cirelli (F) / Eric Cernak (D)
2G, 2A, +4 / 2G, 1A, +4 / 0G, 3A, +4
x - Erie Otters - 48-14-2-1
1st in Western Conference, 4 point lead over second

March 9th: @ Windsor Spitfires
W 4-2 - 0G, 1A, +1 / 1G, 0A, +1 / 0G, 1A, +1
March 10th: @ London Knights
W 4-1 - 1G, 0A, +1 / No Points / No Points
March 12th: vs Peterborough Petes
W 7-0 - 1G, 1A, +2 / 1G, 1A, +3 / 0G, 2A, +3


Boris Katchouk (F) - 4G, 3A, +6
x - Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds - 46-15-3-1
2nd in Western Conference, 5 points from first.

March 8th: vs Sarina Sting
W 6-3 - 1G, 2A, +4
March 10th: vs Kitchener Rangers
W 6-1 - 2G, 0A, +1
March 12th: @ Sudbury Wolves
W 5-2 - 1G, 1A, +1


Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Otto Somppi (F) - 2G, 0A, +1
Halifax Mooseheads - 26-34-2-3
15th overall, 1 point lead over 17th

March 10th: @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan
L 3-1 - No Points
March 11th: @ Saint John Sea Dogs
L 5-3 - 2G, 0A, +1


Dennis Yan (F) - 1G, 0A, -4
xy - Shawinigan Cataractes - 40-20-4-1
3rd seed, 14 points back from first

March 8th: @ Drummondville Voltiguers
W 4-3 OT - 1G, 0A, -1
March 10th: @ Gatineau Olympiques
L 2-0 - 0G, 0A, -1
March 12th: @ Blainesville-Broisband Armada
L 5-2 - 0G, 0A, -2


Mathieu Joseph (F) / Bokondji Imama (F)
1G, 3A, +2 / 0G, 0A, +1
x - Saint John Sea Dogs - 46-13-5-1
1st overall, 5 point lead over second

March 7th: vs Acadie-Bathurst Titan
W 3-1 - No Points / No Points
March 10th: vs Charlottetown Islanders
W 5-1 - 1G, 3A, +2 / 0G, 0A, +1
March 11th: vs Halifax Mooseheads
W 5-3 - No Points / No Points


Western Hockey League

Brett Howden (F) - 1G, 0A, -2
x - Moose Jaw Warriors - 41-19-7-1
2nd in East Division, 15 points back of first

March 8th: vs Brandon Wheat Kings
Postponed
March 10th: @ Regina Pats
L 5-0 - 0G, 0A, -1
March 11th: vs Regina Pats
L 4-3 - 1G, 0A, -1


Libor Hajek (D) - 0G, 2A, -1
Saskatoon Blades - 27-33-7-2
1st team eliminated in Eastern Conference, 4 points back of 2nd wild card

March 7th: @ Red Deer Rebels
W 2-1 OT - 0G, 1A, +1
March 8th: @ Calgary Hitmen
W 6-2 - 0G, 0A, +1
March 10th: vs Swift Current Broncos
L 5-3 - 0G, 0A, -2
March 11th: @ Swift Current Broncos
L 3-2 - 0G, 1A, -1


Connor Ingram (G) - 56sv, 60sh, 0.933 sv%
x - Kamloops Blazers - 41-23-2-4
3rd in BC Division, 4 points from 2nd

March 8th: vs Victoria Royals
W 5-2 - 27sv, 29sh, 0.931sv%
March 10th: vs Victoria Royals
W 6-2 - 29sv, 31sh, 0.936sv%
March 11th: vs Vancouver Giants
W 4-3 - Did Not Play


NCAA

Ryan Zuhlsdorf (D) - 0G, 0A, +1
U. Minnesota Golden Gophers
Finished first overall in Big10 Hockey Conference
Received bye to second round of playoffs. Next game is March 17th.

March 10th: vs Michigan State
W 4-0 - 0G, 0A, +1
March 11th: vs Michigan State
T 1-1 - No Points


Johnathan MacLeod (D) -
Boston U. Terriers
Finished 1st in Hockey East

Defeated Northeastern 2-0 in round one. Will play Boston College in round two on March 17th.

Round 2 of Hockey East Playoffs
March 10th: vs Northeastern
W 3-2 OT - No Points
March 11th: vs Northeastern
W 3-2 - Did Not Play


Ross Colton (F) - 1G, 0A, -1
U. Vermont Catamounts
Finished 6th in Hockey East

Defeated 2-0 in round 2 of Hockey East Playoffs by Boston College
March 10th: @ Boston College
L 7-0 - Did Not Play
March 11th: @ Boston College
L 7-4 - 1G, 0A, -1


Ryan Lohin (F) - 0G, 1A, +2
U. Mass-Lowell River Hawks
Finished tied for first in Hockey East

Defeated New Hampshire 2-1 in round 2 of Hockey East Playoffs. Plays Notre Dame in round three on March 17th.
March 10th: vs New Hampshire
L 3-1 - No Points
March 11th: vs New Hampshire
W 3-1 - 0G, 0A, +1
March 12th: vs New Hampshire
W 8-2 - 0G, 1A, +1


Kris Oldham (G) - Did Not Play
U. Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks
Finished 6th overall ion NCHC. Lost to Western Michigan 2-1 in round one of the playoffs.

March 10th: @ Western Michigan
W 2-1 OT - Did Not Play
March 11th: @ Western Michigan
L 5-2 - Did Not Play
March 12th: @ Western Michigan
L 2-1 OT - Did Not Play


Regular Season Stats

Player League Points Games PPG NHLe
Player League Points Games PPG NHLe
Taylor Raddysh OHL 104 55 1.89 49.62
Mathieu Joseph QMJHL 78 53 1.47 31.38
Brett Howden WHL 75 54 1.39 30.75
Anthony Cirelli OHL 60 48 1.25 32.80
Dennis Yan QMJHL 71 62 1.15 24.41
Mitchell Stephens OHL 51 48 1.06 27.88
Boris Katchouk OHL 61 63 0.97 25.41
Bokondji Imama QMJHL 52 63 0.83 17.60
Ross Colton Hockey East 26 32 0.81 24.65
Christopher Paquette OHL 47 63 0.75 19.58
Otto Somppi QMJHL 41 59 0.69 14.82
Ryan Lohin Hockey East 21 32 0.66 19.91
Jonne Tammale OHL 1 2 0.50 13.12
Matthew Spencer OHL 27 57 0.47 12.43
Erik Cernak OHL 21 47 0.45 11.72
Libor Hajek WHL 26 62 0.42 9.28
Johnathan MacLeod Hockey East 8 28 0.29 8.67
Ryan Zuhlsdorf Big 10 4 31 0.13 3.70