Here are the reg stats for Spitfire prospects who played jr b this season
Jordan Mcnaughton-def-Strathroy-31 GP- 9 G,23 A- 32 Pts-90 Pims-
In his 3 games he had 2 goals and 4 assists
Sam Studnicka- Rw-Chatham-49 GP-11G-14A-25Pts-18Pims
In his last 2 games he had 2 goals and 3 assists
Hunter Smith-Cen-Lasalle- 41Gp-5G-9A-14Pts-109Pims
In his last 3 games he scored 1 goal and had 7 Pims
in his last 5 games he had 1Goal and 2 Assists
Jordan Dekort-Goal-lasalle-37GP-124Ga-3.57Ave-20-13-2 record
Daylen Kuchmey-Goal-Strathroy- 36GP-128 GA-3.85 Ave-15-17-0--1
As most can see some of the players are developing nicely especially Dekort and
Studnicka,along with McNaughton
It should be noted that Studnicka had a goal and 2 assists in his last game at Chatham
last nite,and with Chatham being done we can expect the Spits to add him to the roster
woiuld not be surprised if he suits up on thursday vs brampton
the others wont be available until their playoffs are over with their respective clubs
I don't believe the OHL will ban fighting unless they ban the plays that lead to the fights. The problem is that the game is not better with the ban. Watch Jr. B where they get tossed. The game is far dirtier and cheaper. There are a few too many that want to fight, no question about it. But Mark Howe and Wayne Gretzky say get rid of the instigator penalty, so the players can police themselves. The Great One says lets try it for two years. If Crosby comes back for the playoffs the big checkers will be hitting him hard. Thats fine, but take out fighting and there is no fear of repercussions.
I watched the U17 at Christmas and it was good hockey, but the BS that went on after the whislte was terrible. No one wants to see that crap game in and game out.
And then you have the rat. You don't seee it much in Jr A games becsue they allow fighting. Look at the Jr. B games and a lot of the little palyers under 5'9" are running around giving cheap shots and sticking people. The players have to put up with it or get tossed for fighting.
I think the amount Bilcke fights is disgusting so as i write this maybe a limit on the number of fights per year would be more sensible (but around a number of 10).
I know this is a Windosr board, so just think of the crap a little rat like Ruppert would pull if he didn't have the risk of getting pounded.
Unfortunately Dave Branch is far more about perception than reality. I would rather ban him first.
the source where i heard this from is from high up the rank in londons orginization...
i think that if he gets it this will be wstupid due to the fact that if they r going to give ES to one player a year it should be called ES
and then soon enough every draft is going to be like this
" who is the next 15 years old to go first overall again "
the trickle effecct that this would have giving it back to back would be to big as every parent would do anything to have there kid move up and age groupe ..
and to me personally i dont believe that mcdavid is big / strong enough for the ohl game ..
I was told Saturday that McDavid to Erie was all but completed so take it for what it's worth. I don't see the downside in exceptional status it may make that draft class a little weaker the following year but that's all relative on how strong that age group is to begin with. The OHL has done a terrific job in granting exceptional status and getting younger players into the league. Under a different set of rules Rico Fata and Jason Spezza both played their underage year in the OHL. Spezza had a very good year and Fata did not have that good of a year but as an underage 11g 15a on a solid Sault team isn't bad. The players have have followed are Tavares and Ekblad and both had success in their underage year. The OHL didn't grant that status to McFarland which was very wise. The OHL isn't all willy nilly in granting that status to players in fact they have been very wise and prudent and success has followed these players that have gotten this status. There's no reason to think if given the status McDavid would have some success. I see nothing wrong with getting to see players for an extra year in the OHL. Would I like to see Windsor have a player like Ekblad for 3 years instead of 2? Sure would and I bet Barrie fans will enjoy that luxury.
I wouldn't grant McDavid exceptional status because Erie has the first overall pick and I wouldn't send a 15 yr old to Erie.
We're looking at picking 6th-7th-8th at this point. Soo ain't catching us or Guelph so we're a lock to make the play-offs and I like our odds staying ahead of Guelph meaning we have the 6th pick AT BEST, and then have to worry about finishing ahead of Belleville/Petes and the Gennies.
Any top prospect potentially playing the NCAA game? Could be important to pick before Gennies...