Friday, May 9, 2014

5/9 Prospect Update

Friday 5/9
OHL Championship

E2 North Bay lost to W1 Guelph 4-3 (Lose Series 4-1)
Ben Thomson LW: -1
Regular Season: 55 GP 27-18-45, +15, 90 PIM
Playoffs: 22 GP 5-9-14, +5, 64 PIM

Career Regular Season: 303 GP 65-85-150, +28, 483 PIM
Career Playoffs: 66 GP 11-18-29, -2, 124 PIM

-- North Bay once again blew a one goal lead late in the 3rd to lose in regulation. This time in the last 4:30 minutes.

2014 WHC
Belarus lost to USA 6-1
Raman Hrabarenka D: -1, 20:46 TOI

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

5/7 Prospect Update

Wednesday 5/7
OHL Championship

E2 North Bay lost to W1 Guelph 10-1 (Trail Series 3-1)
Ben Thomson LW: -1, 7 PIM (Instigator, Fighting, Misconduct, Game Misconduct)
Playoffs: 21 GP 5-9-14, +6, 64 PIM

-- Thomson ripped off Ryan Horvat's helmet in the fight which resulted in an ejection and possible 1 game suspension.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

5/6 Prospect Update

Tuesday 5/6
OHL Championship

E2 North Bay lost to W1 Guelph 4-3 (Trail Series 2-1)
Ben Thomson LW: -1, 2 PIM (Roughing)
Playoffs: 20 GP 5-9-14, +7, 57 PIM

-- North Bay blew a 3-2 lead with 30 seconds left to lose the game.
-- Guelph outshot North Bay 44-26, including 27-11 thru the first 2 periods.-- Thomson was recently named OHL Player of the Week

Friday, May 2, 2014

5/2 Prospect and Albany Update

Friday 5/2
OHL Championship
E2 North Bay defeated W1 Guelph 4-3 (OT) (Series Tied 1-1)
Ben Thomson LW: 2 Assists (1 PP, on GTG & GWG), +1
Playoffs: 19 GP 5-9-14, +8, 55 PIM

AHL Playoffs
Albany's season concluded with a 4-1 loss to St. John's (3-1 Series Loss). Merrill scored Albany's only goal with assist to Gelinas and Pesonen. Gelinas was injured on the play and was helped off the ice and did not return. Kinkaid stopped 29 of 33 shots and finished the playoffs with a .932 SV%. Albany outshot St. John's 40-33 and went 0/6 on the PP and 3/4 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.


Lines and Pairings:
Pesonen-Timmins-Boucher
Matteau-K. Zajac-Tedenby
Whitney-Sestito-Sislo
McKelvie-Pelley-D. Zajac

Helgeson-McPherson
Gelinas-Larsson
Urbom-Merrill

Albany only scored 6 goals in the series and went 4/21 on the PP. They were 4/11 on the PP in the first 2 games and 0/10 in the last 2 games. They were 16/18 on the PK.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

5/1 Prospect Update

Thursday 5/1
OHL Championship

E2 North Bay lost to W1 Guelph 3-2 (OT) (Trail Series 1-0)
Ben Thomson LW: Goal (PP), E, 6 PIM (Cross Checking, Roughing, Check to Head)
Playoffs: 18 GP 5-7-12, +7, 55 PIM

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

4/30 Albany and ECHL Update

Wednesday 4/30
AHL Playoffs
Albany was shutout 1-0 by St. John's and trails the best of 5 series 2-1. Kinkaid stopped 34 of 35 shots and has a .949 SV% in the series. Albany was outshot 35-24 for the game, including 30-14 in the first 2 periods. Albany went 0/4 on the PP but an impressive 6/6 on the PK. Albany got dominated all night at even strength and rarely had any sustained pressure in St. John's end. Here is the gamesheet.


Lines and Pairings:
Pesonen-Timmins-Boucher
Matteau-K. Zajac-Tedenby
Whitney-Sestito-Sislo
McKelvie-Pelley-D. Zajac

Helgeson-McPherson
Gelinas-Larsson
Urbom-Merrill

ECHL Playoffs (4/29)
#4 Orlando lost #5 Cincinnati 2-1 (Lose Series 4-2)
Maxime Clermont G: DNP (Did not dress)
Playoffs: 3 GP 1-2, 2.03 GAA, .926 SV%, 1 SO

Saturday, April 26, 2014

4/26 Albany and ECHL Update

Saturday 4/26
AHL Playoffs
Albany defeated St. John's 4-2 to even the series at 1. Scoring for the Devils was Boucher, Matteau (PP, K. Zajac, Tedenby), Tedenby (PP, K. Zajac), and Timmins (PP, Sislo). Kinkaid stopped 30 of 32 shots to earn 1st star. Albany outshot St. John's 34-32 for the game, however they had outshot them 29-12 thru the first 2 periods before being outshot 20-5 in the 3rd. Kinkaid really stepped up and kept his cool as a few scrums broke out around his crease. Albany went 3/9 on the PP as St. John's played an undisciplined game. The Devils were 3/4 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.


Lines and Pairings (via @Bill_Cain_):
Boucher-Timmins-Pesonen
Matteau-K. Zajac-Tedenby
Whitney-Sestito-Sislo
McKelvie-Peley-D. Zajac

Helgeson-McPherson
Urbom-Merrill
Gelinas-Larsson

Attendance
Game 1: 6,572 (Source)
Game 2: 8,026 - Largest playoff crowd ever at TUC (Source)

ECHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
#4 Orlando defeated #5 Cincinnati 3-2 (OT) (Trail Series 3-2)
Maxime Clermont G: DNP (Did not dress)
Playoffs: 3 GP 1-2, 2.03 GAA, .926 SV%, 1 SO

-- Christopher Gibson who was Orlando's usual starter had just been returned from the AHL.

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