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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Southern_Canuck » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:19 am

The World Juniors Canada Selection Camp Roster is out:

Selection Camp Roster

And Canuck prospect Frankie Corrado is invited! He is in tough to make the team, however it is great that he gets a shot.

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Fred » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:45 pm

Southern_Canuck wrote:The World Juniors Canada Selection Camp Roster is out:

Selection Camp Roster

And Canuck prospect Frankie Corrado is invited! He is in tough to make the team, however it is great that he gets a shot.

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terrific, but maybe it might upset the Dude :D I have to say with Tanev and Corrado ( and who knows maybe Price too ) all right handed in the organization they're covered for a player that's pretty sparce commodity in the NHL. Now all we need is Connauton to get his game together and who knows McNally or Anderson :D Well you can hope right :D
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Tanti09 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:10 pm

Was Brendan Gaunce ever considered for the invite? A 1st rounder not even on invite list - I would have thought he would have been given a look?
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Southern_Canuck » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:46 pm

Tanti09 wrote:Was Brendan Gaunce ever considered for the invite? A 1st rounder not even on invite list - I would have thought he would have been given a look?


Did you look at the roster? With the NHL lockout, the U20 Canadians are stacked at center among 19 year olds:

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #1 2011
Jonathan Huberdeau #3 2011
Mark Scheifele #7 2011
Ryan Strome #5 2011
Boone Jenner #37 2011
Phillip Danault #26 2011

Not to mention other centers selected for camp that have the versatility to play wing...

Mark McNeill #18 2011
Daniel Catenacci #77 2011
Tyler Graovac #191 2011
Francis Beauvillier #174 2012
Sean Monahan 2013
Hunter Shinkaruk 2013

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Tanti09 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:02 am

Yeah I know that Gaunce doesn't exactly have the pedigree nor the offensive side of the game but he's regarded as a leader and I believe to be very responsible in his zone. If they're picking for 9 scoring forwards and 3 defensive, you would think he may have a chance to sneak in as one of the 3 "4th liners". Then again, he's been injured this year and so not exactly on the radar that way.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Fred » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:44 am

This is really a 19/20 year old tourney, next year should be Gaunce's year. He's still 18 year old. There are exceptions but they're in the monority
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Southern_Canuck » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:02 pm

Tuesday Dec 4

QMJHL

Halifax 5 Cape Breton 3
Honzik was the backup (Trudeau 32 saves on 37 shots)

Wow, Cape Breton is bad. 7-18-2-4 for 20 points and 16th place in an 18 team league.

Trudeau 4-10-1-4 GAA 3.69 SV% 0.890
Bureau 2-4-1-0 GAA 4.30 SV% 0.873
Honzik 1-4-0-0 GAA 6.24 SV% 0.771

OHL

Guelph 3 Kitchener 2 (SO)
McEneny 1 assist, even

GP 26 G 3 A 10 P 13 PIM 16 even

Not bad numbers - after playing only 2 games last season due to a torn ACL, and not being drafted in his first year of eligibility in 2012, looks like another promising free agent.

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Fred » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:44 pm

Hockey Futures assesment of Canucks junior propects

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/8 ... prospects/

I see although taken from the Junior ranks they don't include Jensen I guess because he's now moved overseas
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Southern_Canuck » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:07 pm

Wednesday Dec 5

OHL

Peterborough 2 Belleville 3 (OT)
Gaunce 1 assist, +2

GP 21 G 8 A 7 P 15 PIM 12 -5

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:00 pm

That Belleville team just doesn't score. They rely on Subban, strong team defence and a good PP. Gaunce may not have great numbers at the end of the year but it can't be the only factor in determining how he is coming along

People were all over Ryan Getzlaf and Andrew Ladd in their last years in junior for only putting up 50 odd points but the Hitmen at the time were a lot like the Bellville squad. Coach is coaching to his strengths I would guess.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Southern_Canuck » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:09 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:That Belleville team just doesn't score. They rely on Subban, strong team defence and a good PP. Gaunce may not have great numbers at the end of the year but it can't be the only factor in determining how he is coming along.
Coach is coaching to his strengths I would guess.


Agreed - I understand that he is on the 1st PK unit, and playing against other teams' top players - so that should temper expectations for a big offensive year if he is focused on stopping the other team for a lot of his minutes...

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Fred » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:00 pm

I could be wrong but I thought he played for Canada U-18 and did well, it's usually where they draw their U-20 roster from. So as MG said they can't risk an unhealthy player at the WJC and his injury has prevented him from showing much this season. He thought he'd be there next year

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Southern_Canuck » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:58 pm

Thursday Dec 6

NCAA

Boston University 3 New Hampshire 2
Myron 1 assist, even

Hahaha, must have passed it to Oksanen and then left the ice before the goal because he didn't even get a +1

BU 3-0 6x6 GW Sam Kurker (2) (Ahti Oksanen, Wesley Myron) 8:03
BU (+): 16,6,11,5,3,G29 UNH (-): 21,16,18,22,15,G29

Myron wears #9

OHL

Sudbury 2 Barrie 5
Corrado 1 assist, even

GP 31 G 3 A 19 P 22 PIM 36 -10

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Southern_Canuck » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:46 pm

Friday Dec 7

AHL

Grand Rapids 3 Chicago 0
Climie 34 saves on 37 shots

Wow - Chicago only had 9 shots after two periods, and ended with 20 in total. Schroeder, Kassian, Sauve, and Connauton are back in the lineup - Haydar is not.

ECHL

Kalamazoo 3 Cincinnati 4 (SO)
Anthony 0 points, even (did not score on his shootout attempt)
Mallet 0 points, even (did not score on his shootout attempt)
Polasek 1 goal (3rd), +1
Rai did not play
Schneider 0 points, even

NCAA

Rensselaer 6 Yale 1
Beattie 0 points, even

Colgate 6 Massachusetts 4
Price 1 goal (4th), +2 (GWG)

Michigan Tech 1 Wisconsin 1 (OT)
Labate 0 points, even

Harvard 2 Merrimack 2 (OT)
McNally did not play

OHL

Mississauga 3 Sudbury 5
Corrado 1 assist, +1

Belleville 3 Kitchener 1
McEneny 0 points, -1
Gaunce 1 goal (9th), even

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