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Jets CHL Prospects Report for Wednesday, October 26

Jets CHL Prospects Report for Wednesday, October 26

Barrie Colts 3 Belleville Bulls 5

Ivan Telegin, BAR; not dressed, still on IR
Mark Scheifele, BAR; G-0, A-2, Plus/Minus +1, PIM-0; Mark assists on Barrie's second and third goals

Austen Brassard, BEL; G-1, A-2, Plus/Minus +1, PIM-0; Austen scores the Bulls first goal, then assists on their next two

Austen Brassard appreciated the compliment but deferred to his teammates after the Belleville Bulls defeated the Barrie Colts 5-3 Wednesday night at Yardmen Arena.

In a game that featured many subplots — including a pair of Winnipeg Jet draft picks going head-to-head — Brassard was simply happy to contribute with a goal and two assists that earned him first-star honours and the better of his fellow Winnipeg prospect, 2011 first-rounder Mark Scheifele of the Colts.

"Scheifele's a really good player and I was just trying to work really hard tonight," Brassard said. "It was more of a team thing for us, rather than me or him. It was nice to get the two points."

Brassard earned all of his points in the first period with Bulls leading 3-2 after 20 minutes. The teams were tied 3-3 after the second stanza, setting the stage for Gaunce's go-ahead goal in the final frame.

The sophomore centre one-timed a rebound past Barrie netminder Clint Windsor with Judson drawing the assist.

Belleville Bull Brendan Gaunce said Brassard won the battle of the Jet picks.

"Austen played really well," Gaunce said. "This was Scheifele's first game back from the NHL and he wanted to prove something. But so did Austen. He was a later pick than Scheifele, but he might've been a steal for Winnipeg."

Chartrand, who made 26 saves for the win in his ninth straight start for Belleville, was happy to beat his former team.

"It's always a good feeling, but the two points are the most important thing," he said. "I don't think it was my strongest game, but I felt I made some big saves at the right time."

As for Scheifele, Chartrand said his former teammate was a dangerous presence on every shift.

"He's a good guy and a hell of a hockey player," Chartrand said. "He played well and you seemed to notice him whenever he was on the ice. We gave Austen our player-of-the-game award and he had a hell of a game, too.

"I thought he outplayed the other Jet on the ice tonight."

Brassard Lifts Bulls to 5-3 Win over Colts
In Mark Scheifele's much anticipated return to the Ontario Hockey League on Wednesday night, it was another Winnipeg Jets prospect that took control, putting the Belleville Bulls over the top enroute to a 5-3 win. Austen Brassard, the Jets' fifth round pick this past June put forth his best effort of the season, scoring once while adding two assists.

With the Bulls outnumbering young Colts defender Aaron Ekblad off the rush, netminder Clint Windsor wasn't able to smother Payerl's initial shot as Brassard jumped on the rebound to give Belleville the lead at 1:33.

On the next shift, Beyers was unable to clear the zone along the half wall, leading to Brassard outmuscling Reid McNeill down low and centering for Sandlak who swatted a rolling puck over the shoulder of Windsor at 2:13.

Austen Brassard, who was the game's first star, was all smiles following the big win. "I've really enjoyed playing on this line with Payerl and Sandy (Sandlak), the three of us all have big frames and we can win battles down low. Tonight was a big win for our team, we avoided a three point game against a team in our conference that will definately challenge us later on this season."

Prince Albert Raiders 2 Moose Jaw Warriors 5

Kendall McFaull, MJ; Kendall not dressed, misses his third consecutive game.


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