We mentioned this earlier, but defenseman Cal Foote has signed his entry-level contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and will now be joining the Syracuse Crunch. His Kelowna Rockets were eliminated from the WHL playoffs.
In the OHL, the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds swept the Saginaw Spirit, so Katchouk and Raddysh are resting up to be ready for their next victim.
The Q hasn’t been as friendly to prospects, as both Somppi and Barré-Boulet missed some games to end their first round series.
Sammy Walker IS in the USHL, which goes to show how much I know.
Ontario Hockey League
#12 - Boris Katchouk (F) / #14 Taylor Raddysh (F)
5G, 0A, +2 / 2G, 1A, -2
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Swept series vs Saginaw Spirit
March 26th: @ Saginaw Spirit
W 7-3 - 2G, 0A, +1 / 2G, 1A, -1
March 28th: @ Saginaw Spirit
W 5-3 - 3G, 0A, +1 / 0G, 0A, -1
Despite being a bunch of ‘hot dogs,’ the Greyhounds swept Saginaw as expected. Katchouk had a hat trick in the final game, but Raddysh couldn’t keep up. Next up: The Owen Sound Attack.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
#89 - Otto Somppi (F)
Defeated Baie-Comeau 4-1
March 27th: @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar
L 4-2 - Did Not Play
March 28th: @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar
W 8-1 - Did Not Play
March 30th: @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar
W 4-0 - Did Not Play
Somppi was injured in game two and missed the rest of the series with an upper body injury. He’s skating but no one has said for sure if he’ll be back for round two.
Alex Barré-Boulet (F)
Swept series vs Val d’Or Foreurs
March 27th: @ Val d’Or Foreurs
W 4-2 - Did Not Play
March 28th: @ Val d’Or Foreurs
W 4-1 - Did Not Play
ABB missed two games for undisclosed reasons, and it’s hard to get news out of the Q. If your google skills are better than mine, please help a guy out. Hopefully he’s back for round two.
Western Hockey League
#76 - Oleg Susonov (D) - 0G, 0A, -2
Moose Jaw Warriors
Trail series vs Prince Albert 1-0
March 27th: @ Prince Albert Raiders
W 5-4 OT - 0G, 0A, -1
March 28th: @ Prince Albert Raiders
W 2-0 - No Points
March 31st: vs Prince Albert Raiders
L 5-1 - No Points
April 1st: @ Prince Albert Raiders
L 5-4 - No Points
April 3rd vs Prince Albert Raiders
W 5-4 - 0G, 0A, -2
The Prince Albert Raiders almost completed the Cinderella story, but took too many penalties in game seven allowing the Moose Jaw Warriors to take round one as many expected. There were plenty of lessons to take away from this game, so hopefully some learning is done before round two.
#25 - Cal Foote (D) - 0G, 2A, -3
Swept in the first round by the Tri-City Americans
March 28th: @ Tri-City Americans
L 5-3 - 0G, 1A, -1
March 30th: @ Tri-City Americans
L 5-3 - 0G, 1A, -2
The Rockets were upset with a sweep by the Americans. No one expected a Greyhounds- style domination from Kelowna, but to be swept is something else. Congrats to Foote on his new contract with the Lightning, as well!
#19 - Cole Guttman (F)
Dubuque Fighting Saints
Guttman is on IR for the foreseeable future.
#14 - Nicklaus Perbix (D) - 1G, 1A, +4
Omaha Lancers - 34-16-2-3
3rd in Western Conference, 2 points out of 1st
March 30th: @ Muskegon Lumberjacks
W 4-2 - 0G, 0A, +2
March 31st: @ Muskegon Lumberjacks
W 3-2 - 1G, 1A, +2
The Lancers have five games left in the season, and they’ll need to run the table to take first over all in such a competitive conference. No matter what seed they get, they’ll have their work cut out for them in the conference.
#26 - Sammy Walker (F) - 1G, 1A, +1
Sioux City Musketeers - 24-23-4-3
7th in Eastern Conference
March 30th: vs Tri-City Storm
W 5-2 - 0G, 1A
March 31st: vs Des Moines Buccaneers
W 5-1 - 1G, 0A, +1
The scoring isn’t as high in the USHL for Sammy, but he’s getting one point a game. His team’s standing isn’t as high either, with the Musketeers eliminated from the playoffs.
#20 - Ross Colton (F)
U. Vermont Catamounts
#18 - Ryan Lohin (F)
U. Mass-Lowell River Hawks
#20 - Ryan Zuhlsdorf (D)
U. Minnesota Golden Gophers
#33 - Kris Oldham (G)
U. Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks
#12 - Christopher Paquette (F)
#17 - Alexei Lipanov (F) - With Syracuse Crunch
#16 - Johnathan MacLeod (D)
Boston U. Terriers