Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Game Report: Saskatoon 11 Prince Albert 5

1. P.A M. Winther, (32) (T. Hart), 8:38 (PP)
1. SAS N. Zajac, (3) (B. Benson), 12:48
1. SAS R. Olsen, (14) (M. Stransky), 14:55
1. P.A J. Santucci, (1) , 17:07 (SH)
2. P.A J. Maylan, (26) (A. Bardaro, C. Braid), 6:20
2. SAS J. Trask, (21) (J. Nicholls, L. Sutter), 8:39 (PP)
2. SAS J. Nicholls, (28) (R. Olsen, C. Cox), 13:16
2. SAS T. McEvoy, (5) (L. Muller), 16:11
2. P.A M. McNeill, (31) , 19:51 (SH)
3. P.A J. Morrissey, (10) (M. McNeill, A. Bardaro), 0:37 (PP)
3. SAS D. Dietz, (15) , 3:22
3. SAS R. Olsen, (15) (J. Nicholls, M. Stransky), 7:25 (PP)
3. SAS T. McEvoy, (6) (J. Paradis, M. Stransky), 9:37
3. SAS M. Stransky, (37) (K. Schmidt), 12:36
3. SAS J. Trask, (22) (C. Cox, B. Stovin), 16:52 (PP)
3. SAS B. Benson, (13) (M. Stransky, A. Makarov), 18:33 (PP)

Goalies Prince Albert GA Mins SH SVS PIM
33 Holowenko, Cole 7 47:25 32 25 0
35 Lee-Knight, Luke 4 7:12 11 7 0

Goalies Saskatoon GA Mins SH SVS PIM
1 Makarov, Andrey 5 54:37 33 28 0

3 Players of Note:
1) Ryan Olsen C Saskatoon - Continues to hold a hot hand offensively as the WHL season winds down. Olsen's year has been one of severe ups and downs. Started off the year highly touted, then disappeared of the map entirely as his offensive game was just not there, but has regained his scoring touch down the stretch and likely save his draft status. He's back on the radar and likely be drafted in this years' 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Even with him regaining his scoring touch he is still a bit of a project. His hockey sense in his own zone needs to be refined and a lot better to be consider a legit prospect. His has the build of a two-way center but needs to acquire the skills that go along with that. Tallied with 2 goals and an assist tonight.
2) Matej Stransky RW Saskatoon - Stransky is a player that continues to impress me. Has the game that looks easily tranlatable at the pro level. Bigger body whos biggest weapon is puck control and vision. Looks comfortable with the puck and makes things happen when in the offensive zone. Needs to improve strength in his skating in order to thrive at the next level. Looks like a mini Jaromir Jagr out their in the way he is able to fend off defenders and still make plays. Had a goal and 4 assists tonight.
3) Mark McNeill C Prince Albert - McNeill is a very good player playing on a poor Prince Albert team. McNeill's offense is undeniable in his strength and speed. Where McNeill gets into trouble is in the defensive zone, especially in the defensive zone, this is crucial. McNeill reminds me of a young Mike Modano, just unbridled, until Ken Hitchcock got his mitts on Modano and molded him into a strong two-way center. Mark McNeill will likely need the same tutelege somewhere down the line if he wants to be a true effective center. Otherwise he could still be a very dangerous winger off the rush.

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