Friday, March 27, 2015

Winterhawks Prospects Weekly: 3/20-3/26

Friday, March 20th:
-Protected list Forward: Tanner Nagel (1997) notched an assist but his Tisdale Trojans squad lost in their game 5: 3-2 loss to the Battleford Stars in the SMHL Semi-Final. Nagel was his team's 3rd leading scorer with 10 points in 8 games.

Saturday, March 21st:
-Bantam Draft Pick: D-man Caleb Jones (1997) notched an assist in each of the USNTDP's back to back lopsided wins over Ethan Price (1997-Signed) and the Lincoln Stars in the USHL. He now has 19 points in 54 games on the season.
-After the Saturday loss, the Lincoln Stars auctioned off game worn Lincoln Stars jerseys and Ethan Price's landed the most money at $3,500. All money was raised for cancer awareness.
-Protected List Forward Mitchell Mattson (1998-Committed to UND) scored the eventual game winner in a 2-1 victory for the Bloomington Thunder. He now has 4 points in just 7 games since joining the team.
-Listed Forward: Luke Voltin (1995-Committed to UND) scored the Double-OT Game 5 winner for the Vernon Vipers over the Penticton Vees, putting them up  3 games to 2. Ultimately though, they lost Games 6 and 7 and lost the 2nd round series to Penticton.

Sunday, March 22nd:
-Interesting Q&A on Forward Hank Crone (1998-Committed to Boston University). Apparently, his Father is a scout for the Detroit Tigers. His Omaha Lancers (USHL) are 5th overall in the league at 30-15-8.
-Listed Forward: Fredrik Olofsson (1996-Committed to U of Nebraska-Omaha) scored a goal for the USHL's Chicago Steel  but they lost to the Youngstown Phantoms, who have now won 17 straight-a Tier 1 record. Olofsson has now scored 52 points in 50 games this year.

Monday, March 23rd:
-List Forward: Owen Sillinger (1997) scored a goal for the Regina Pat Canadians as they took Game 1 over the Battleford Stars: 5-2 in the SMHL Final. He is averaging nearly 2 points a game in the playoffs and had 64 points in 42 games in the regular season. Sillinger is the son of Mike Sillinger who holds the record for being traded to the most teams in the NHL. He was originally drafted by the Vancouver Giants in 2012 and also by the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL. 

Tuesday, March 24th:
-Listed Forwards Austin Gray (1997-Signed), Conor McEachern (1998-Unsigned) and the Cariboo Cougars fell in 2 straight games in the BCMML League Final, ending their season. Gray has not yet been added as a depth Forward to the Winterhawks roster, but still could at some point.
-2011 Bantam Draft Pick Forward Ryan Norman (1996-Committed to the University of Minnesota) and the Shattuck St. Mary's head into Nationals looking for the historic program's 4th National Title in 5 years.

Wednesday, March 25th:
-In game 1 of the 2nd round of the MJHL playoffs, signed Forward Colton Veloso (1997), notched an assist in his Steinbach Pistons' 3-2 loss to the Winnipeg Blues. Veloso has 4 pts in his 6 playoff games so far. Game 2 goes Friday the 27th.

Thursday, March 26th:
-2013 Bantam Draft pick: Kieffer Bellows (1998-Committed to Boston University) scored a goal in the Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) 4-0 win over the Fargo Force. Kieffer and the Stampede are 6 points away from clinching a playoff spot.
-2014 Bantam Draft Picks: Scott Reedy (1999-Committed to Minnesota)and Brannon McManus (1999-Committed to Minnesota)and the Shattuck St-Mary's U-16 team rolled to a 13-0 win in their first game at Nationals over Amherst.

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