Tampa Bay Lightning prospect report: Otto Sompii is back on the ice

And two baby Bolts are named to Team WHL to play against Russia.

Good news everyone! Otto Sompii spent the beginning of the QMJHL season on the shelf recovering from surgery, but the past few weeks he’s been skating and getting ready, and on Friday he made his season debut. The first game was shaking the rust off but by the next night he was our old Otto again, scoring three points and leading the Mooseheads to victory over the Screaming Eagles.

In international news, two baby Bolts were selected to play for Team WHL in the CHL Canada/Russia series. The series is a six-game playoff between the three CHL leagues and prospects for the Russian World Junior team.

The first two games are against Team WHL, and Cal Foote and Brett Howden will suit up for the Dub this year. Their games take place November 6 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and November 7 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

After that the series moves to the OHL. If I had to guess, I’d say we’ll see Taylor Raddysh and Boris Katchouk play there.

Update: I was right! Raddysh and Katchouk will both represent the Bolts on Team OHL. They will play on November 9th in Owen Sound, ON and November 10th in Sudbury, ON.  Check out CHLCanadaRussia.ca for streaming info closer to game time. All games will be broadcast in Canada on Sportsnet and TVA Sports.

Congrats to Howden and Foote! Represent the WHL well!

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Ontario Hockey League

Christopher Paquette (F) - 0G, 1A, -2
Peterborough Petes - 7-2-0-1

Oct. 12th: vs Kingston Frontenacs
W 2-1 - No Points
Oct. 13th: @ Kingston Frontenacs
W 3-2 SO - 0G, 0A, -2
Oct. 14th: vs Sudbury Wolves
W 6-3 - 0G, 1A

Boris Katchouk (F) - 2G, 1A, +3
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds - 7-1-2-0

Oct. 11th: vs Saginaw Spirit
W 6-3 - 1G, 1A, +2

Oct. 13th: vs Kitchener Rangers
W 3-2 - 0G, 0A, +2
Oct. 15th: vs Ottawa 67’s
L 5-4 OT - 1G, 0A, -1

Taylor Raddysh (F) - 2G, 3A
Erie Otters - 3-6-1-0

Oct. 11th: @ Owen Sound Attack
L 5-2 - 0G, 1A
Oct. 12th: @ Barrie Colts
L 7-5 - 0G, 2A, -1
Oct. 14th: vs Niagara IceDogs
W 5-4 OT - 2G, 0A, +1

Alexei Lipanov (F) - 1G, 2A, +1
Barrie Colts - 7-2-0-1

Oct. 12th: vs Erie Otters
W 7-5 - 1G, 2A, +2

Oct. 14th: vs North Bay Battalion
W 5-3 - 0G, 0A, -1

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Otto Somppi (F) - 1G, 3A, +7
Halifax Mooseheads - 5-3-2-0

Oct. 11th: @ Moncton Wildcats
L 3-2 - Did Not Play
Oct. 13th: @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
L 4-3 - 0G, 1A, +1
Oct. 14th: vs Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
W 9-5 - 1G, 2A, +6

Western Hockey League

Brett Howden (F) / Oleg Susonov (D)
0G, 3A / 1G, 0A, +5
Moose Jaw Warriors - 7-1-0-0

Oct. 12th: vs Edmonton Oil Kings
W 4-2 - 0G, 0A, -1 / 1G, 0A, +2
Oct. 14th: vs Vancouver Giants
W 4-3 OT - 0G, 3A, +1 / 0G, 0A, +3

Libor Hajek (D) - 2G, 2A, +1
Saskatoon Blades  - 2-5-0-0

Oct. 11th: @ Regina Pats
W 6-4 - 1G, 0A, -1
Oct. 13th: @ Medicine Hat Tigers
L 5-2 - 0G, 1A
Oct. 14th: @ Red Deer Rebels
W 4-1 - 1G, 1A, +2

Cal Foote (D) - 0G, 0A, -2
Kelowna Rockets - 4-3-1-1

Oct. 13th: vs Calgary Hitmen
L 4-3 - No Points
Oct. 14th: @ Portland Winterhawks
L 5-4 OT - No Points
Oct. 15th: @ Portland Winterhawks
L 8-2 - 0G, 0A, -2


Cole Guttman (F) - 1G, 0A
Dubuque Fighting Saints - 1-2-1

Oct. 13th: vs Waterloo Black Hawks
L 2-0 - No Points
Oct. 14th: @ Waterloo Black Hawks
W 1-0 - 1G, 0A

Nicklaus Perbix (D) - 0G, 4A
Omaha Lancers - 2-2-0

Oct. 13th: vs Sioux Falls Stampede
L 7-2 - 0G, 2A, -1
Oct. 14th: @ Cedar Rapids Rough Riders
W 5-1 - No Points
Oct. 15th: vs Tri-City Storm
W 5-0 - 0G, 2A

Upper Midwest High School Elite League

Samuel Walker (F) - 1G, 0A
Southwest - 12-3-3

Walker has been playing great for Team Southwest. He put up 35 points (17G, 21A) in 17 games. I didn’t catch up with him earlier, but this is where he’s been.

Oct. 13th: @ Shattuck St.-Mary’s
T 3-3 - 1G, 0A
Oct. 14th: vs USA U17
L 5-1 - No Points
Oct. 15th: @ North
W 5-2 - No Points


Kris Oldham (G)
U. Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks
Overall: 1-1 / Conference: 0-0

Oct. 13th: @ UMass-Lowell
W 4-2 - Did Not Play
Oct. 14th: @ UMass-Lowell
L 5-2 - Did Not Play

Ross Colton (F) - No Points
U. Vermont Catamounts
Overall: 2-2 / Conference: 0-0

Oct. 14th: @ Quinnipac
L 3-2 OT - No Points
Oct. 15th: @ Union
W 3-2 - No Points

Ryan Lohin (F) - 0G, 0A, +1
U. Mass-Lowell River Hawks
Overall: 1-3 / Conference: 0-2

Oct. 13th: vs Omaha
L 4-2 - No Points
Oct. 14th: vs Omaha
W 5-2 - 0G, 0A, +1

Johnathan MacLeod (D) - 0G, 0A, -2
Boston U. Terriers
Overall: 2-2 / Conference: 0-0

Oct. 13th: vs Minnesota State
L 6-3 - 0G, 0A, -2
Oct. 14th: vs Minnesota State
L 3-0 - Did Not Play

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

Oct. 13th: vs Penn State
L 3-1 - 0G, 1A
Oct. 15th: vs Penn State
W 6-3 - 0G, 2A, +1

Lightning prospects points

PlayerLeaguePointsGames PPGNHLe
Samuel WalkerBig 1018260.6919.87
Ryan LohinHockey East22211.0531.78
Alexey LipanovOHL21430.4912.81
Cole GuttmanNCHC18250.7224.21
Nicklaus PerbixNCHC13260.5016.81
Ryan ZuhlsdorfBig 104240.174.78
Gabriel FortierQMJHL64501.2827.29
Radim SaldaQMJHL23310.7415.82
Alex GreenECAC150.203.77
Cole KoepkeNCHC11260.4214.22

The kids are doing all right. It was a great week for most of the Lightning prospects, and hopefully they can all build on it and improve for next week!