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By the OilKnight 10/14/19

Welcome to our weekly update on CHL prospects. Here are the leading scorers among all 3 leagues for the 2020 draft eligibles & 16 yr old CHL rookies.

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OHL

4 weeks into the season and Quinton Byfield continues to lead all OHL draft eligibles in goals & points. It appears safe to say, no one is going to catch him in the points race unless something unforeseen happens. Tyson Foerster however, is only 1 goal behind Byfield for draft eligibles with 7 goals so far on the season. 

Cole Perfetti is now 2nd in the OHL in points but still seems to be struggling offensively though he did score his first goal non-empty net goal over the weekend. He’s still getting points but the explosive plays are not there and he seems he’s been fighting the puck hard for awhile. 

If you haven’t heard of Jack Thompson yet, then take notice. Thompson, has 6 goals and 12 points already as a defenceman – tops in the CHL for 2020 draft eligibles. He has great offensive instincts and is a real threat pinching in from the point. He has good size, speed & a big shot. He also makes a lot of good decisions at all ends of the ice. He’s not Jamie Drysdale in terms of overall skill-set but is a real nice player with sneaky upside. Playing on the same team as Byfield won’t hurt his offensive numbers either. 

In Windsor, Jean-Luc Foudy has begun to get hot offensively but Will Cuylle continues to struggle. The power forward with the big shot, Cuylle only has 16 shots on goal in 9 games. 

Jaromir Pytlik and Marco Rossi are two potential Top 15 picks in this year’s draft who don’t get a lot of hype like some of the others in their class. Both are starting to heat up. Rossi is just coming off a 5 game suspension. 

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2002-08-19CQuinton Byfield1081220OHLSudbury
2001-09-25 C Jaromir Pytlik 95914OHLSSM
2002-01-01 C Cole Perfetti 10 2 12 14 OHL Saginaw
2002-02-13 RW Oliver Suni 931013OHL Oshawa
2002-01-18 CTyson Foerster 87512OHLBarrie
2002-03-19RDJack Thompson106612OHLSudbury
2002-04-08RDJamie Drysdale921012OHLErie
2002-04-05CTy Tullio 96511OHLOshawa
2002-04-15RWJacob Perreault 73710OHLSarnia
2002-01-18LWJames Hardie8639OHLMississauga
2002-02-05 LWAntonio Stranges 7549OHLLondon
2001-09-25 CMarco Rossi 4459OHLOttawa
2002-01-08RDRuben Rafkin 9189OHLWindsor
2002-06-20 C Evan Vierling 71 78 OHL Flint
2001-09-19 RW Jack Quinn 9459OHLOttawa
2002-05-13 CJean-Luc Foudy 9347OHLWindsor
2002-05-16 LDRyan O’Rourke 9347OHLSSM
2001-09-24 RWHayden Fowler 7426OHLErie
2002-06-09 RW Cameron Butler 9336OHLPeterborough
2002-02-21 RWLuke Evangelista 7066OHLLondon
2002-05-02 LW Will Cuylle 9134OHLWindsor
2002-03-14RWReid Valade4224OHLKitchener

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Francesco Pinelli and Mason McTavish continue to impress as 16 yr olds. Pinelli, leads all 16 yr old rookies in shots on goal with 25, with McTavish is sitting at 23. Pinelli also has 3 PPG’s already as he continues to get plenty of quality playing time with top linemates. Chase Stillman, who is now up to 5 goals & 8 points also continues to impress.

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2003-04-11 C/LW Francesco Pinelli 96410OHLKitchener
2003-01-30CMason McTavish9639OHLPeterborough
2003-03-29 RWChase Stillman 10538OHLSudbury
2003-06-19 RWEthan Burroughs 9358OHLOwen Sound
2003-06-07 CBrett Harrison 9246OHLOshawa
2003-01-05 LWBrennan Othmann 7336OHLFlint
2003-02-09 RDBrandt Clarke 8055OHLBarrie
2002-10-10RWAvery Hayes8224OHLHamilton
2003-07-15CDeni Goure9224OHLOwen Sound
2003-01-05CBraeden Kressler7224OHLFlint
2003-01-21 CConnor Lockhart 9123OHLErie

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QMJHL

Not a lot has changed in a week. Alexis Lafreniere continues to rack up the points (25 points in 10 games) while Dawson Mercer continues to score and is tied for the league lead in goals for 2020 draft eligibles with 8

Mavrik Bourque has really picked up his offensive output after starting the season slow. He’s got 8 points in his last 6 games. Meanwhile, Hendrix Lapierre still only has 1 goal (on 26 shots) while Theo Rochette is still out with Mono but is reportedly nearing a return.

A lot has been made of Jeremie Poirier’s strong offensive output so far (10 points in 10 games), but keep in mind that two other 17 yr old defencemen on his team in William Villeneuve & Charlie Desroches, both have 10 points as well. Saint John as a team really struggles defensively, and those 3 are an alarming -30 combined already.

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2001-10-11 LW Alexis Lafreniere 108 17 25 QMJHL Rimouski
2001-12-02RWRyan Francis1041317QMJHLCape Breton
2001-10-27 RW Dawson Mercer 108715QMJHLDrummondville
2002-01-08 CMavrik Bourque 107512QMJHLShawinigan
2002-02-09 CHendrix Lapierre 911011QMJHLChicoutimi
2002-04-29 CPatrick Guay 116511QMJHLSherbrooke
2002-06-02 LD Jeremie Poirier 10 46 10 QMJHL Saint John
2002-03-20RDWilliam Villeneuve102810QMJHLSaint John
2002-02-24RDCharlie Desroches101910QMJHLSaint John
2002-03-27LDLukas Cormier10347QMJHLCharlottetown
2002-01-21LWElliot Desnoyers10347QMJHLMoncton
2002-01-25 LWDawson Stairs 10347QMJHLSaint John
2002-03-13 CVasily Ponomaryev 10426QMJHLShawingan
2002-06-14 CSenna Peeters 11606QMJHLHalifax
2001-11-15 RDJustin Barron 11145QMJHLHalifax
2002-01-28RWJosh Lawrence10145QMJHLSaint John
2002-02-20CTheo Rochette3022QMJHLChicoutimi

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James Malatesta has more goals than Alexis Lafreniere and Dawson Mercer in one less game played. That’s the kind of start he’s off to (9 goals in 9 games). 

Isaac Belliveau continues to rack up the points especially on the Powerplay where he already has 6 in 10 games. Of course, playing with Alexis Lafreniere certainly has its benefits. 

Everyone is still chasing Zachary L’Heureux who leads all 16 yr old rookies with 14 points in 10 games. He also started his QMJHL career with a 10 game point streak having registered a point in every game this season…..so far. 

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2003-05-15 LW Zachary L’Heureux 106814QMJHL Moncton
2002-11-26LDIsaac Belliveau1011112QMJHLRimouski
2003-05-01 CJames Malatesta 99110QMJHLQuebec
2003-0325CRiley Kidney9246QMJHLAcadie-Bathurst
2003-01-04CZachary Dean10415QMJHLGatineau
2003-08-06CJoshua Roy10415QMJHLSaint John
2003-05-14CCole Huckins9134QMJHLAcadie-Bathurst
2003-03-13CJustin Robidas7123QMJHLVal-D’Or

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WHL

Connor Zary continues to lead the WHL draft eligibles with 14 points now in only 9 games. As mentioned previously, he is one of the oldest prospects for this year’s NHL draft.

3 members of Team Canada’s squad at the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup have really started to get it going offensively. Jake Neighbours, Seth Jarvis & Kaiden Guhle all had good weeks as they climb the leaderboard. Guhle in particular is currently riding a 4 game point streak in which he has 2 goals, 7 points in those 4 games. There’s a lot to like about his game. He’s big, mobile, and strong defensively. The question coming into this year was how high of an offensive ceiling he had. The recent offensive surge is certainly helping his case that he is a solid all round defenceman and a 1st round talent.

Meanwhile, Seth Jarvis along with fellow draft eligible and linemate Simon Knak, have really started to click in Portland. The two have combined for 4 goals and 6 assists in the last 3 games.

Justin Sourdif has cooled after a hot start. He has 2 goals & 2 assists in the last 6 games.

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2001-09-25 CConnor Zary 95914WHLKamloops
2002-03-24CJustin Sourdif116612WHLVancouver
2002-04-16RWPavel Novak94711WHLKelowna
2002-03-09 RWOzzy Wiesblatt 92 9 11 WHL Prince Albert
2002-02-01 CSeth Jarvis 93710WHLPortland
2002-01-27 RWSimon Knak 93710WHLPortland
2002-03-29 LWJake Neighbours 112810WHLEdmonton
2002-01-18 LDKaiden Guhle 9268WHLPrince Albert
2002-02-10LWKyle Crnkovic11437WHLSaskatoon
2002-01-25 LWCross Hanas 9347WHLPortland
2002-01-19RWPayton Mount6156WHLSeattle
2001-11-10LWKyrell Sopotyk7246WHLKamloops
2002-06-25RWConnor McClennon9246WHLWinnipeg
2002-05-15 LDDaemon Hunt 8055WHLMoose Jaw
2001-12-23LWTyson Upper8224WHLPrince George
2001-09-20RDBraden Schneider8134WHLBrandon
2002-08-02LDRonan Seeley8022WHLEverett

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For the 4th straight week, Ryder Korczak leads in points for 2021 draft eligibles with 12 points in 9 games. However, Cole Sillinger is closing the gap after another solid performance last week where he scored 3 goals & 4 points in 3 games.

Carson Lambos is now 3rd in points with 7 in 9 games and continues to impress with his terrific skating and puck moving ability.

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2002-09-23CRyder Korczak93912WHLMoose Jaw
2003-05-16 CCole Sillinger 107411WHLMedicine Hat
2003-01-14 LDCarson Lambos 9257WHLWinnipeg
2003-01-27 LWEric Alarie 8246WHL Moose Jaw
2003-04-10 LW Zack Stringer 9156WHLLethbridge
2003-02-06CLogan Stankoven9325WHLKamloops
2003-04-10RWDylan Guenther11224WHLEdmonton

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We will be providing you updates every week so be sure to check back every Monday for updated stats and highlights!

By the OilKnight 10/06/19

Welcome to our weekly update on CHL prospects. Here are the leading scorers among all 3 leagues for the 2020 draft eligibles & 16 yr old CHL rookies.

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OHL

For the 3rd straight week, Quinton Byfield continues to lead all OHL draft eligibles in goals & points. No surprise there though he was finally held off the scoresheet on Saturday vs. The Soo (a 4-3 Sudbury win). 

One of the biggest surprises this season so far is not the fact Cole Perfetti is tied for 2nd in the OHL with 34 SOG‘s – it’s he’s only scored on ONE of those shots (2.9 SH%). You gotta think it’s only a matter of time before some of those start going in. Another positive? Perfetti is tied for 3rd in OHL with 10 assists

Tyler Tullio of Oshawa and Tyson Foerster of Barrie have had real nice starts to the season. Both are up to 5 goals and 9 points so far. Tullio, plays a power forward style game despite his light frame. He has a big shot & goes hard to the net. Foerster meanwhile, has very good hockey sense & a sneaky good shot and release. He also has good size and is a right shot center. 

The two Windsor kids who both have 1st round potential (Will Cuylle & Jean-Luc Foudy) continue to disappoint offensively. 

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2002-08-19CQuinton Byfield77916OHLSudbury
2002-04-08 RD Jamie Drysdale 7 2 9 11 OHL Erie
2002-01-01 C Cole Perfetti 8 1 10 11 OHL Saginaw
2002-02-13 RW Oliver Suni 72810OHL Oshawa
2002-04-05 CTy Tullio 7549OHLOshawa
2002-01-18 CTyson Foerster 65 49 OHL Barrie
2002-03-19RDJack Thompson7459OHLSudbury
2002-04-15 RWJacob Perreault 5358OHLSarnia
2001-09-25 CJaromir Pytlik 6268OHLSSM
2002-01-08RDRuben Rafkin7088OHLWindsor
2002-02-05 LWAntonio Stranges 5527OHLLondon
2001-09-19 RW Jack Quinn 7437OHLOttawa
2002-06-20 C Evan Vierling 61 6 7 OHL Flint
2002-05-16 LDRyan O’Rourke 6325OHLSSM
2002-06-09 RW Cameron Butler 6235OHLPeterborough
2002-02-21RWLuke Evangelista5055OHLLondon
2001-09-25CMarco Rossi2224OHLOttawa
2002-05-02 LW Will Cuylle 7134OHLWindsor
2001-09-24RWHayden Fowler5404OHLErie
2002-03-14RWReid Valade3213OHLKitchener
2002-05-13 C Jean-Luc Foudy 7 2 1 3 OHL Windsor

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As far 16 year olds go, Francesco Pinelli continues to light the lamp and impress just about anyone who watches him. He’s now up to 6 goals in 6 games for Kitchener. The super rookie has taken full advantage playing with a couple of OHL veterans on the Top line for the Rangers. Mason McTavish continues to impress with his greaat hockey sense & playmaking ability. He is tied with Pinelli for most points for 16 yr olds in OHL with 7 points in 6 games.

New to the list is Chase Stillman, who scored a hat trick for Sudbury on Friday. The son of former NHL’er and current Sudbury Wolves coach Corey Stillman, is now up for 4 goals & 5 points on the season. 

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2003-04-11 C/LW Francesco Pinelli 6 6 1 7 OHL Kitchener
2003-01-30CMason McTavish6437OHLPeterborough
2003-06-07 CBrett Harrison 7 246OHLOshawa
2003-06-19 RWEthan Burroughs 6156OHLOwen Sound
2003-03-29RWChase Stillman7415OHLSudbury
2002-10-10RWAvery Hayes7224OHLHamilton
2003-01-21CConnor Lockhart7123OHLErie
2003-01-05LWBrennan Othmann6213OHLFlint
2003-09-04CRyan Winterton7213OHLHamilton
2003-02-09RDBrandt Clarke6033OHLBarrie

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QMJHL

Alexis Lafreniere is officially on a tear now. After starting the season slow (2 assists in 2 games), the consensus #1 overall pick in this upcoming draft has ripped off 6 goals & 17 points in his last 6 games to surpass Byfield for all 2020 Draft eligibles. He also has a ridiculous 48 shots on goal in 8 games total (6 per game average). 

While Lafreniere may be pulling away in points, Dawson Mercer continues to lead in goals as he’s up to 7 goals in 7 games now. The late 2001 birthday eligible continues to show flashes of 1st round potential with that terrific shot & release.

Patrick Guay registered 4 goals & 7 points last week for Sherbrooke. He’s only listed as 5’9″, 171 lbs but Guay has great offensive instincts and a terrific wrist shot & deadly accuracy.

Hendrix Lapierre has a disappointing 6 assists in 6 games. Much more is expected of the potential Top 15 pick in this upcoming NHL draft.

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2001-10-11 LW Alexis Lafreniere 86 13 19 QMJHL Rimouski
2001-12-02RWRyan Francis731114QMJHLCape Breton
2002-04-29 CPatrick Guay 85510QMJHLSherbrooke
2001-10-27 RW Dawson Mercer 7 7 29 QMJHL Drummondville
2002-06-02 LD Jeremie Poirier 7 2 6 8 QMJHL Saint John
2002-01-08 CMavrik Bourque 6437QMJHLShawinigan
2002-02-09 C Hendrix Lapierre 6 0 6 6 QMJHL Chicoutimi
2002-01-21LWElliot Desnoyers7246QMJHLMoncton
2002-01-25 LWDawson Stairs 7325QMJHLSaint John
2002-03-13 CVasily Ponomaryev 6314QMJHLShawingan
2002-01-28RWJosh Lawrence7123QMJHLSaint John
2002-06-14 CSenna Peeters 7303QMJHL Halifax
2002-02-20CTheo Rochette3022QMJHLChicoutimi
2001-11-15RDJustin Barron7022QMJHLHalifax

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Zachary L’Heureux now leads all 16 yr olds with 11 points in 7 games. He has a 4 game goal scoring streak and 28 SOG already. The 3rd overall pick in the 2019 QMJHL is a very heady player with real nice skill. James Malatesta leads all 16 yr olds in the league with 6 goals in 7 games. 

Isaac Belliveau is a poised player with good offensive instincts but undoubtedly has benefited greatly from the Lafreniere effect. He now has 7 assists (8 points) in 8 games for Rimouski. 

Highly touted and former 1st overall pick Joshua Roy now has 3 goals in 7 games for Saint John. 

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2003-05-15 LW Zachary L’Heureux 75611QMJHL Moncton
2002-11-26LDIsaac Belliveau8178QMJHLRimouski
2003-05-01 CJames Malatesta 7617QMJHLQuebec
2003-0325CRiley Kidney7246QMJHLAcadie-Bathurst
2003-01-04CZachary Dean7314QMJHLGatineau
2003-08-06CJoshua Roy7303QMJHLSaint John
2003-05-14CCole Huckins7123QMJHLAcadie-Bathurst
2003-03-13CJustin Robidas7123QMJHLVal-D’Or

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WHL

Connor Zary has now taken over the scoring lead for 2020 WHL Draft eligibles registering 10 points in 7 games. You can see he is an excellent playmaker who has nice hands in tight. He makes good reads & is pretty good defensively as well. What also stands out about him is his shots on goal total. Zary leads the entire WHL with 43 SOG (7 more than next closest). Keeping all that in mind, he is one of the oldest prospects in this year’s draft though so his numbers aren’t nearly as impressive as they look on paper. Nice player with a nice skill-set.

Pavel Novak has shot up the leaderboard after registering 3 goals & 3 assists in 3 games last week. The 1st rd import pick had a slow start in the WHL with only 3 shots in 4 games. But last week, he had 12 shots in 3 games and was rewarded. Novak has very good puck skills, displays good vision and doesn’t shy away physically. Definitely someone to keep an eye on as his confidence improves.

After registering just 1 assist in 4 games, Kaiden Guhle had a nice week with a 4 point effort against Regina on Saturday.

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2001-09-25 CConnor Zary 73710WHLKamloops
2002-03-24CJustin Sourdif7459WHLVancouver
2002-04-16RWPavel Novak7358WHLKelowna
2002-03-09 RWOzzy Wiesblatt 6 2 6 8 WHL Portland
2002-02-10LWKyle Crnkovic7426WHLSaskatoon
2002-03-29 LWJake Neighbours 7246WHLEdmonton
2002-01-19RWPayton Mount4156WHLSeattle
2001-11-10LWKyrell Sopotyk7246WHLKamloops
2002-01-27 RW Simon Knak 5 1 4 5 WHL Portland
2002-02-01 CSeth Jarvis 5145WHLPortland
2002-01-18 LDKaiden Guhle 6145WHLPrince Albert
2002-01-25LWCross Hanas5224WHLPortland
2002-06-25RWConnor McClennon7134WHLWinnipeg
2001-12-23LWTyson Upper6224WHLPrince George
2001-09-20RDBraden Schneider7134WHLBrandon
2002-05-15LDDaemon Hunt5044WHLMoose Jaw
2002-08-02LDRonan Seeley5022WHLEverett

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As far as the 2021 draft eligibles go, Ryder Korczak still leads in points with 10 points in the last 5 games. He only 12 shots on goal total but has a point in every game so far for the Warriors. Excellent offensive extincts, great vision and passing ability.

Cole Sillinger son of Mike Sillinger continues to impress. He’s now up to a point a game and has shown some real offensive flair & relentless work ethic for Medicine Hat.

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2002-09-23CRyder Korczak52810WHLMoose Jaw
2003-05-16 CCole Sillinger 7437WHLMedicine Hat
2003-04-10 LW Zack Stringer 6156WHLLethbridge
2003-01-14LDCarson Lambos7235WHLWinnipeg
2003-02-06CLogan Stankoven7325WHLKamloops
2003-01-27LWEric Alarie5235WHLMoose Jaw
2003-04-10RWDylan Guenther7123WHLEdmonton

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We will be providing you updates every week so be sure to check back every Monday for updated stats and highlights!

By the OilKnight 09/30/19

Welcome to our weekly update on CHL prospects. Here are the leading scorers among all 3 leagues for the 2020 draft eligibles & 16 yr old CHL rookies.

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OHL

Quinton Byfield continued his offensive explosion in Week 2 registering another goal and 5 assists in 2 games. Not only is the leading scorer among all draft eligbles, he leads the entire OHL in Points with 12. Antonio Stranges also made headlines this week with a video clip of his 10-2 skating style going viral (below). He also proved he is much more than just a unique skater, scoring 4 goals & an assist in 2 games and now sits tied for 3rd behind Jamie Drysdale & Byfield in points for 2020 OHL draft eligibles. Oliver Suni, might be the biggest surprise of the week having scored 6 points in 2 games. The 1st rd Import pick for Oshawa had a strong tournament at the Hlinka-Gretzky in the summer & is eligible for this year’s NHL draft. 

Also climbing the leaderboard was Evan Vierling of Flint who registered 5 points in 2 games, and Jack Thompson of Sudbury who is flying under the radar, but is a highly skilled d-man who should put up big offensive numbers this season. Thompson already has 3 goals & 6 points in 5 games this season. 

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2002-08-19CQuinton Byfield56612OHLSudbury
2002-04-08 RD Jamie Drysdale 5 2 6 8 OHL Erie
2002-02-05 LW Antonio Stranges 4 5 2 7 OHL London
2001-09-25 C Jaromir Pytlik 4 2 5 7 OHL SSM
2002-02-13RWOliver Suni4257OHLOshawa
2002-01-01 C Cole Perfetti 5 1 6 7 OHL Saginaw
2002-03-19RDJack Thompson5336OHLSudbury
2002-06-20 C Evan Vierling 4 1 5 6 OHL Flint
2002-04-05CTy Tullio4235OHLOshawa
2002-02-21RWLuke Evangelista4055OHLLondon
2001-09-25CMarco Rossi2224OHLOttawa
2002-04-15 RW Jacob Perreault 3 1 3 4 OHL Sarnia
2001-09-24RWHayden Fowler3303OHLErie
2002-05-16LDRyan O’Rourke4213OHLSSM
2002-03-14RWReid Valade3213OHLKitchener
2002-06-09RWCameron Butler3123OHLPeterborough
2002-05-13 C Jean-Luc Foudy 4 2 0 2 OHL Windsor
2002-05-02 LW Will Cuylle 4 0 2 2 OHL Windsor

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As far 16 year olds go, Francesco Pinelli has taken over the goal scoring lead with 4 goals in 4 games for Kitchener. The super rookie has taken full advantage playing with a couple of OHL veterans on the Top line for the Rangers. Ethan Burroughs of Owen Sound is the new points leader with 5 points in 4 games.

We’re still waiting on Brandt Clarke to score his first OHL goal but you can tell it’s coming soon. Meanwhile, 15 year old phenom Shane Wright who isn’t even draft eligible till 2022, scored his 1st OHL goal over the weekend.

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2003-06-19 RW Ethan Burroughs 41 4 5 OHL Owen Sound
2003-01-30CMason McTavish3224OHLPeterborough
2003-04-11C/LWFrancesco Pinelli4404OHLKitchener
2002-10-10RWAvery Hayes4224OHLHamilton
2003-01-21CConnor Lockhart5123OHLErie
2003-06-07 C Brett Harrison 4 2 1 3 OHL Oshawa
2003-01-05LWBrennan Othmann4202OHLFlint
2003-06-22RWTucker Robertson3112OHLPeterborough
2003-09-04CRyan Winterton4112OHLHamilton
2003-02-09RDBrandt Clarke4022OHLBarrie

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QMJHL

After a slow start for Alexis Lafreniere to start the season, the consensus #1 overall pick in this upcoming draft ripped off 5 goals & 7 points in 2 games over the weekend. His performance was so good last night that our QMJHL scout Yannick St. Pierre said “he had one of the most dominant performances I’ve ever seen in my life. He could have easily had 7-8 points last night. ” That offensive output still puts Lafreniere behind Byfield in the overall points race, but for anyone who thought Byfield was going to run away with it may want to think twice. Lafreniere is still the favourite to finish the season with more points and be the #1 overall pick.

Dawson Mercer continues his goal a game pace with 4 goals in 4 games now. The late 2001 birthday eligible shows flashes of 1st round potential. Everyone is still waiting for Hendrix Lapierre and Theo Rochette to get hot and prove why they are sure fire 1st rounders.

Vasily Ponomarev has made a slow transition to the North America game but has still managed to net 2 goals in 4 games and should get much better as the season progresses and he gets more comfortable.

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2001-10-11 LW Alexis Lafreniere 4 2 7 9 QMJHL Rimouski
2002-01-25 LW Dawson Stairs 4 3 25QMJHL Saint John
2001-10-27 RW Dawson Mercer 4 4 0 4 QMJHL Drummondville
2002-01-08 CMavrik Bourque 4224QMJHLShawinigan
2002-06-02 LD Jeremie Poirier 4 1 3 4 QMJHL Saint John
2002-02-09 C Hendrix Lapierre 4 0 4 4 QMJHL Chicoutimi
2002-01-21LWElliot Desnoyers4123QMJHLMoncton
2002-04-29CPatrick Guay4123QMJHLSherbrooke
2002-01-28RWJosh Lawrence4123QMJHLSaint John
2002-06-14 CSenna Peeters 4202QMJHL Halifax
2002-02-20CTheo Rochette3022QMJHLChicoutimi
2001-11-15RDJustin Barron4022QMJHLHalifax
2002-03-13CVasily Ponomaryev4202QMJHLShawinigan

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Zachary L’Heureux now leads all 16 yr olds with 6 points in 4 games. The 3rd overall pick in the 2019 QMJHL is a very heady player with real nice skill. Riley Kidney had a good week registering 4 points in 2 games over the weekend. 

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2003-05-15 LW Zachary L’Heureux 4156QMJHL Moncton
2003-0325CRiley Kidney4235QMJHLAcadie-Bathurst
2003-05-01CJames Malatesta4314QMJHLQuebec
2003-05-14CCole Huckins4112QMJHLAcadie-Bathurst
2003-03-13CJustin Robidas4112QMJHLVal-D’Or

WHL

Justin Sourdif of Vancouver continues to lead all 2020 WHL draft eligibles in scoring with 8 points in 5 games. The speedy Connor Zary however had a very good week and is now up to 7 points in 5 games.

Simon Knak, the Swiss import, appears to be adjusting well to the North American game and is now 3rd in WHL scoring for 2020 draft eligibles with 5 points in 3 games. Ozzy Wiesblatt hasn’t scored a goal yet but does have 5 assists so far. Highly touted Jake Neighbours & Connor McClennon also had good weeks and are now on the leaderboard.

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2002-03-24CJustin Sourdif5448WHLVancouver
2001-09-25 C Connor Zary 5 1 6 7 WHL Kamloops
2002-01-27 RW Simon Knak 3 1 4 5 WHL Portland
2002-03-09RWOzzy Wiesblatt4055WHLPrince Albert
2002-01-25LWCross Hanas3224WHLPortland
2002-03-29LWJake Neighbours4134WHLEdmonton
2002-06-25RWConnor McClennon5134WHLWinnipeg
2001-12-23LWTyson Upper4213WHLPrince George
2002-05-15LDDaemon Hunt4033WHLMoose Jaw
2002-02-01CSeth Jarvis3033WHLPortland
2002-08-02LDRonan Seeley3022WHLEverett
2002-01-18LDKaiden Guhle4011WHLPrince Albert

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As far as the 2021 draft eligibles go, Ryder Korczak is already starting to run away with the points lead after registering another 5 points in the last 2 games. Again, he is a late 2002 birthday just missing the cut-off to be drafted this year so he is quite older than most in this group. But even so, he has more points than Justin Sourdif who is the top point getter for 2020 draft eligibles, so what he’s doing right now is still very impressive.

Carson Lambos, the 2nd overall pick in 2018, is also starting to heat up. He had an impressive 2 goal performance over the weekend including an end to end highlight reel goal where he his skating & playmaking ability were on full display (see below).

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2002-09-23CRyder Korczak4279WHLMoose Jaw
2003-01-14LDCarson Lambos5235WHLWinnipeg
2003-02-06CLogan Stankoven5314WHLKamloops
2003-05-16CCole Sillinger5224WHLMedicine Hat
2003-01-27LWEric Alarie4134WHLMoose Jaw
2003-04-10 LW Zack Stringer 4 0 3 3 WHL Lethbridge
2003-04-10RWDylan Guenther4112WHLEdmonton
Beautiful end to end goal by Carson Lambos

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