Friday, December 7, 2012

Styling and profiling

Ryan Strome (OHL Images)
While New York Ranger and New York Islander fans were once again having their hopes of a settlement between the NHL and NHLPA crushed, there was some prospect hockey going on in the 3 CHL leagues.

The Islanders had their 3 headed IceDogs in action in their last home game before they lose 3 of their players to the World Under-20 championships. And boy did they give their fans a going away present with a 9-0 win over the Ottawa 67's.

Ryan Strome (NYI 2011 1st)
for the 3rd straight game earned a star; this one was a first star for a 2-1-3 performance. What really can you say about Strome after back to back 2-1-3 performances and 10 points in his last 3 games?

Strome extends his scoring streak to 15 games and his overall numbers to 22-40-62. Here are the highlights courtesy of the folks at TVCogecoOntario.

A couple of things to look for in this highlight package; first watch how Mitchell Theoret (NYI 2011 7th) on the 2nd Niagara goal gets the puck back to the point then heads directly to the net creating a perfect screen for Hamilton to score with.

Then on Strome's 2nd goal of the game two things; first how effortlessly he makes scoring the goal look and two was not rubbing it in the Ottawa player's faces by keeping his goal celebration very low key.

That says a lot about Strome's character as he was well aware it was the 7th goal of the game.

Strome and fellow Islander prospect Jesse Graham (NYI 2012 6th) combined to set up Niagara's 3rd goal. Theoret had the primary assists on Niagara's 2nd and 5th goals to improve to 12-22-34 and has scored in 14 out of Niagara's last 15 games.

Graham had the one assist to improve to 1-8-9 and added a +3 for the game. Strome's points were primary assist on Niagara's 3rd goal and scored their 5th and 7th goals. This was Strome's last home game before taking off to attend the Hockey Canada camp.

It was Teddy Bear Toss night in Peterborough and the Petes did not disappoint their fans. First the Petes scored the "Teddy Bear Goal" and 1600 bears hit the ice.

(Highlights courtesy of TVCogecoOntario)

Then the Petes came away with a 3-2 overtime win over the Kingston Frontenacs which moved them out of last place at least for one night. Peter Ceresnak (NYR 2011 6th) broke a 12 game pointless streak with the secondary assist on the game winning goal.

Ceresnak is 1-3-4 on the season.

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