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POSTED ON Monday, 03.26.2012 / 12:37 PM ET
Ryan Strome:
Strome dominated the first three games of Niagara’s series against Oshawa, picking up eight points (3g/5a). The Islanders fifth overall pick in 2011 currently leads the OHL playoff-scoring race. Strome scored a goal and added two assists in Thursday’s 8-2 win and put 51 shots on goal. On Saturday, Strome posted two assists including a helper on Freddie Hamilton’s game-winning goal in a 6-1 victory. Strome scored two goals in 1:05 on Sunday and Niagara threw 50 shots on net again, but Niagara fell 6-4 to Oshawa.

Niagara holds a 2-1 lead over the Oshawa Generals. Next game: Wed. @ OSH 7:05

Andrey Pedan:

Pedan’s seventh-seeded Guelph Storm currently hold a 2-0 series lead over the second-seeded Plymouth Whalers. The Islanders prospect and Guelph blueliner is second in playoff scoring amongst defenseman in the OHL. Pedan scored the game-winner in a 4-2 victory on Friday night and contributed two assists in Sunday’s 5-3 win. Pedan holds the Whalers’s number as he now has two goals and six assists in six games against Plymouth.

Guelph holds a 2-0 lead over the Plymouth Whalers. Next game: Tues. @ PLY 7:05

Kirill Kabanov
Kabanov and the Shawinigan Cataractes beat up the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies over the weekend, winning both games by a combined 13-4. Kabanov contributed a goal in Friday’s 7-1 rout of the Huskies and a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 6-3 win. Shawinigan showed no mercy against Rouyn-Noranda, outshooting them 28-5 in the third period of Friday’s contest. Rouyn-Noranda reached double-digit shots in a period for the first time in the third period of Saturday’s game.

Shawinigan holds a 2-0 lead over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Next game: Tues. @ ROU 7:30

POSTED ON Sunday, 03.25.2012 / 10:23 AM ET
Updates from Saturday night in the road to the 2012 Memorial Cup:

Kirill Kabanov – Kabanov had a goal and an assist as the Shawinigan Cataractes beat Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, 6-3, Saturday night to take a 2-0 series lead in the QMJHL playoffs. Shawinigan, the Memorial Cup hosts, will visit the Huskies for Games 3 and 4 Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ryan Strome
– The Niagara IceDogs will play Game 3 of their series at home tonight. The IceDogs are up 2-0.

Branden Kichton – The Spokane Chiefs fell 7-2 to the Vancouver Giants on Saturday. Kichton did not play in the game, and according to, Kichton was injured in the third period of Game 1 on Friday. The Chiefs are down 2-0 in the seres and take the ice again at home on Tuesday, March 27.

Andrey Pedan – The Guelph Storm play Game 2 in their series on the road at Plymouth tonight. Guelph has a 1-0 series lead.
POSTED ON Saturday, 03.24.2012 / 9:28 AM ET
Last night all the Isles prospects in this years Canadian Hockey League playoffs were in action. Here are the updates:

The Niagra IceDogs took a 2-0 series lead over Oshawa with a 6-1 win on the road last night. Ryan Strome assisted on Freddie Hamilton's second period goal which put the IceDogs up 2-0. Strome is third on the Ontario Hockey League playoff scoring leaderboard with five points (1g/5a) in two games. Defenseman Mitchell Theoret did not play, but he tweeted: Off to the rink for a skate. Hoping to be back in the lineup for Sunday #RoadToRecovery.

The Guleph Storm took a 1-0 series lead, beating Plymouth 4-2 on the road Friday night. Andrey Pedan's second period goal gave the Storm a 3-0 lead. The Storm return home tomorrow for Game 2.

In the Western Hockey League playoffs, the Spokane Chiefs fell to Vancouver, 7-5, on Friday night. Brendan Kichton, the Chiefs top scoring d-man was held to one assist in the loss. The Chiefs are on the ice tonight for Game 2 in Vancouver.

Kirill Kabanov had a goal in Shawinagan's 7-1 rout of visitor Rouyn-Noranda in Game 2 of their series. The Cataractes play Game 2 Saurday afternoon.

For complete matchup and playoff schedule info, check the first post in this blog.
POSTED ON Friday, 03.23.2012 / 4:15 PM ET
Want to follow the Islanders prospects on the road to the Memorial Cup? The league playoffs are getting under way in each of the three leagues. Here are your matchups:

*Shawinigan has an automatic bid into the Memorial Cup as the host of the tournament

OHL: West
1 London vs. 8 Windsor
2 Plymouth vs. 7 Guelph
3 Kitchener vs. 6 Owen Sound
4 Sarnia vs. 5 Saginaw

OHL: East
1 Niagara vs. 8 Oshawa
2 Ottawa vs. 7 Bellville
3 Barrie vs. 6 Mississauga
4 Brampton vs. 5 Sudbury
WHL: West
1 Tri City vs. 8 Everett
2 Kamloops vs. 7 Victoria
3 Portland vs. 6 Kelowna
4 Vancouver vs. 5 Spokane

WHL: East
1 Edmonton vs. 8 Kootney
2 Moose Jaw vs. 7 Regina
3 Calgary vs. 6 Brandon
4 Medicine Hat vs. 5 Saskatoon
1 Saint John vs. 16 Cape Breton
2 Shawinigan vs. 15 Rouyn-Noranda
3 Blainville-Boisbriand vs. 14 Gatineau
4 Victoriaville vs. 13 Baie-Comeau
5 Quebec vs. 12 Drummondville
6 Halifax vs. 11 Moncton
7 Rimouski vs. 10 Val-D’Or
8 Chicoutmi vs. 9 Acadie-Bathurst

Where do the Isles prospects specifically fit in? Here are the breakdowns of their matchups.
*indicates if necessary

Brendan Kichton
WHL Western Conference Quarterfinals:
4 Vancouver [40-26-2-4] vs. 5 Spokane [38-25-5-4]

Gm. 1 3.23.12 @ VAN
Gm. 2 3.24.12 @ VAN
Gm. 3 3.27.12 @ SPO
Gm. 4 3.28.12 @ SPO
Gm. 5* 3.30.12 @ VAN
Gm. 6* 4.1.12 @ SPO
Gm. 7* 4.4.12 @ VAN
Season Series: 0-1-1 Kichton: 0 pts in 2 games played
Kichton: 17g/57a 74 points in 71 games played
Led by Islanders prospect and top-scoring defenseman Brenden Kichton, the Spokane Chiefs enter the WHL playoffs as the fifth seed. The Chiefs take on the fourth-seeded Vancouver Giants in their quest for the Memorial Cup starting Friday. Vancouver held the edge in the season series as Spokane took one of a possible four points. Kichton was held pointless in the two meetings, but the Spruce Grove, Alta. native led his team with 74 points [17g/57a] and is overdue to bury one on the Giants. 


OHL Western Conference Quarterfinals:
Andrey Pedan
2 Plymouth [47-18-2-1] vs. 7 Guelph [31-31-2-4]
Gm. 1 3.23.12 @ PLY
Gm. 2 3.25.12 @ GUE
Gm. 3 3.27.12 @ PLY
Gm. 4 3.29.12 @ GUE
Gm. 5* 3.31.12 @ PLY
Gm. 6* 4.1.12 @ GUE
Gm. 7* 4.3.12 @ PLY
Season Series: 2-2 Pedan: 1g/4a in 4 games played
Pedan: 10g/30a 40 pts. In 63 games played
The seventh-seeded Guelph Storm take on the second-seeded Plymouth Whalers in the opening round of the OHL playoffs. Separated by 29 points in regular season play, the teams split the season series 2-2 and Guelph steamrolled Plymouth for a 9-1 victory on Feb. 18. Islanders prospect Andrey Pedan scored a goal and two assists in the 9-1 rout and posted 40 points [10g/30a] in 63 games on the Storm’s blueline. Both teams have offensive depth as Plymouth boasts nine players with over 40 points to Guelph’s eight.


OHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals:
1 Niagara [47-18-0-3] vs. 8 Oshawa Generals
Ryan Strome Mitchell Theoret

Gm. 1 3.22.12 OSH 2 @ NIA 8 Strome 1g/2a
Gm. 2 3.23.12 @ OSH
Gm. 3 3.25.12 @ NIA
Gm. 4 3.28.12 @ OSH
Gm. 5* 3.31.12 @ NIA
Gm. 6* 4.1.12 @ OSH
Gm. 7* 4.3.12 @ NIA
Season Series: 1-1 Strome 1g/1a in 2 games played Theoret: 0 pts in 2 games played
Niagara dominated the OHL’s Eastern Conference, finishing nine points ahead of the second-seeded Ottawa 67’s. As a result, the IceDogs draw the eighth-seeded Oshawa Generals in the OHL quarterfinals. Twenty-eight points separate the teams in the standings, but they split the season series 1-1. Ryan Strome, the Islanders fifth overall selection in 2011, scored a goal and two assists in an 8-2 victory on Thursday to open the series. Mitchell Theoret, the Isles 7th round pick in 2011, did not play in the series opener. Strome posted 68 points [30g/38a] in 46 games, good for fifth on the stacked Icedogs roster. Theoret set a new career high with 21 points [12g/9a] in 62 games this season.


Kirill Kabanov
QMJHL East Division Playoffs
1 Shawinigan [45-16-3-4] vs. 6 Baie-Comeau [29-34-1-4]
Gm. 1 3.23.12 @ SHA
Gm. 2 3.24.12 @ SHA
Gm. 3 3.27.12 @ ROU
Gm. 4 3.28.12 @ ROU
Gm. 5* 3.30.12 @ SHA
Gm. 6* 4.1.12 @ ROU
Gm. 7* 4.3.12 @ SHA
Season Series:  2-2-0  Kabanov: 4A in 2 GP
Kabanov: 21g/34a 55 pts. 50 games
The Shawinigan Cataractes, host team of the 2012 Memorial Cup, open the QMJHL playoffs as the second-seed, against the 15th-seeded Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Shawinigan and Rouyn-Noranda met four times this season, splitting the series 2-2. Islanders prospect Kirill Kabanov suited up for two of the four matches against Rouyn-Noranda, totaling four assists in both victories. Kabanov set a new career high this season with 55 points [21g/34a] in 50 games, but in the past has played his best hockey in the post season. Last year Kabanov scored 20 points [8g/12a] in 15 games for the Lewiston MAINEiacs and will be a factor in Shawinigans quest for the Memorial Cup.





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