Sunday, December 5, 2010

Screeching To a Halt

OK so you know how this is going to turn out right? One team has not lost in regulation in 18 games (10 straight wins) at the top of the world while the other team is winless in 7 games of their own with questions about how long their coach would keep his job.

New York Islander prospect Casey Cizikas (2009 4th) and his Mississauga St. Michael's Majors were taking on the Guelph Storm in what was expected to be another Major win. Instead the Storm ended their own winless streak and handed the Major's their first regulation loss since October 22nd. 6-5.

Cizikas saw his "star of the game" and goal scoring streaks end at 4 but his scoring streak is still alive thanks to an assist for Cizikas on the Major's 1st goal of the game. Cizikas is now 15-20-35 leading both his Majors and the Islander prospects in scoring.

The game also had this season's strange trend of goalie fights as we have the video here:

Dan Maggio (2006 6th) missed his 3rd straight game with his undisclosed upper body injury.

Ranger prospect Christian Thomas (2010 2nd) scored his prospect leading 21st goal assisted by Islander prospect Tony DeHart (2010 5th) but that was not enough as their Oshawa Generals were doubled up by the Windsor Spitfires 6-3 on Sunday.

Calvin De Haan (2009 1st) was the only member of the trio who did not score as the Generals saw the 3 game winning streak coming to a crashing halt. The trio combined for -4 in the loss.

Ryan Bourque (2009 3rd) had an assist on his Quebec Rempart's first goal of the game as it was all they really needed as the Remparts shut out the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4-0. As Bourque improved to 16-19-35 (2nd among NYR prospects), the storyline here was the defensive shutdown that Bourque and his teammates put on the Screaming Eagles.

The Remparts held the Screaming Eagles to just 11 shots for the entire game including a 1 shot 3rd period.

Ethan Werek (NYR 2009 2nd) was scoreless as his Kingston Frontenacs needed the shootout to earn the extra point as they won 6-5 over the division leaders the Ottawa 67's. The Frontenacs remain tied with the Oshawa Generals for 2nd place in the OHL's East Division.

Islander prospect Blake Kessel (2007 6th) had a goal as a part of 5th ranked New Hampshire had little trouble with Vermont 5-1. It was Kessel's 3rd goal of the season as New Hampshire used a 3 goal second period to win.

Kirill Kabanov (NYI 2010 3rd) missed his 2nd straight game due to an undisclosed injury that happened Friday night as his Lewiston MAINEaics lost their second straight this time 5-3 to the Montreal Junior. The only thing anyone really knows is that Kabanov was shaken up after a hit he received during the game against Moncton.

(Cizikas/Aaron Bell/OHL Images, Thomas/Oshawa, Bourque/Quebec)

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