Sunday, November 8, 2009

Scoring on a Sunday

After almost no scoring on Saturday, the 6 New York Prospects put up some points but their teams went 3-3 on the Sunday. The 2009-2010 season has been an interesting one to say the least.

Sunday's Star Ryan Bourque

The Ranger's 3rd round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft has been on a scoring binge since October 4th putting up 5-9-14 in 13 games prior to Sunday's game between his Quebec Remparts and the Montreal Juniors.

Against the Juniors, Bourque was basically the Rempart's offense putting up a goal and an assist as the Remparts dropped a 5-2 decision to the Juniors. It was Bourque's 8th goal of the season at 8:53 of the 3rd period which allowed the Remparts to pull within 3-2 before the Juniors scored 2 empty net goals late in the period to seal the win.

Bourque's assist was a secondary one also in the 3rd period which was the Rempart's first goal of the game on the power play at 1:01 to make the score 3-1. That was Bourque's 11th assist of the season and he is now 8-11-19 with points in 10 of his last 12 games.

Chris Doyle (2008 5th) had 2 third period assists to help his Prince Edward Island Rocket finish off the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 5-2. For Doyle it was his 9th and 10th assists and they came on the Rocket's 4th and 5th goals.

Doyle has quietly brought his numbers up to 8-10-18 for the season despite missing 4 games.

Ethan Werek (2009 2nd) is another player who quietly has been bringing his numbers up as he scored his 10th goal of the season for his Kingston Frontenacs as they lost 6-5 to the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors. Werek is now 10-7-17 for the season in 17 games.

Danny Hobbs (2007 7th) had an assist in his new role as the starting left wing as his UMass Minutemen defeated the Niagara Purple Eagles 4-2 to sweep the 2 game series between the 2 teams. With UMass leading 3-2 and timing winding down in the 3rd period, Hobbs was trailing in on a 2 on 1 when he picked up a rebound and fired it on goal which teammate James Marcou picked up on that rebound and scored for the insurance goal that put the game away.

Earlier this season when we asked Hobb's coach Don Cahoon about what Danny needed to do in order to improve he said "Hobbs needed to play with more confidence" and judging from this weekend he is trying.

Hobbs is now 1-1-2 on the season in 7 games which equals what he did as a freshman.

Roman Horak (2009 5th) and his Chilliwack Bruins returned home to face the Seattle Thunderbird but forgot their game on the road as the T-Birds had little trouble winning 4-1. Horak was held scoreless in this one.

Finally Craig Cunningham (Traverse City) had 2 assists as his Vancouver Giants broke a 2 game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings. Cunningham's assists were his 17th and 18th of the season to give him 30 points (still 7th in the WHL scoring race).

(Bourque courtesy of Katherine Ep)

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