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Islanders prospects three stars of the week

Nelson, Kichton and Pedan with solid performances this past week

Monday, 03.19.2012 / 2:16 PM / News
By Cory Wright
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Islanders prospects three stars of the week


First Star - Brock Nelson
Nelson scored the championship-winning goal as North Dakota continued an incredible season, bringing home their third straight Western Collegiate Hockey Associated title. Nelson was a force in the Fighting Sioux’s championship weekend, scoring four goals in three games, including two game-winners against St. Cloud State and Denver. The Islanders first-round pick in 2010 is North Dakota’s leading goal-scorer (27) and points leader (44), appearing in all 40 games. Nelson leads North Dakota into the NCAA’s Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship as the West Regional's No. 1 seed.

Second Star - Brenden Kichton
Kichton ended his regular season with six points (3g/3a) in three games last week. The Spruce Grove, Alta. native scored two goals and one assist in Thursday’s 6-3 win over Kamloops and notched an assist in Friday’s 4-3 loss to Seattle. On Saturday, Kichton scored the game-winning goal and added an assist as the Chiefs beat Tri-City 3-2. The Islanders fifth-round pick in last summer's draft finished the 2011-12 season as the Western Hockey Leauge’s highest-scoring defenseman with 74 points (15g/57a) in 71 games. Kichton’s fantastic season continues as Spokane faces Vancouver in the first round of the WHL playoffs.

Third Star - Andrey Pedan
Pedan picked up more assists last week as the Guelph Storm won all three of their games. Pedan had an assist in Wednesday’s 5-3 win over Erie and two in Friday’s 4-0 win against Owen Sound before going pointless in Saturday’s 3-1 rematch with Owen Sound. The Islanders third-round selection in 2011 finished the regular season with 40 points (10g/30a) in 63 games on the Guelph blueline. Like Nelson and Kichton, Pedan’s season continues as Guelph takes on Plymouth in the opening round of the OHL playoffs.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 11 8 2 1 29 29 17
2 TBL 11 7 3 1 38 29 15
3 PIT 9 6 2 1 36 22 13
4 DET 9 5 2 2 22 19 12
5 OTT 9 5 2 2 26 22 12
6 NYI 10 6 4 0 35 36 12
7 NJD 10 5 3 2 30 34 12
8 BOS 12 6 6 0 32 30 12
9 NYR 9 5 4 0 27 30 10
10 WSH 9 4 3 2 27 23 10
11 PHI 10 4 4 2 32 36 10
12 FLA 8 3 2 3 12 17 9
13 TOR 9 4 4 1 25 25 9
14 CBJ 9 4 5 0 25 30 8
15 BUF 11 2 8 1 13 36 5
16 CAR 8 0 6 2 15 33 2

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Nelson 10 6 6 3 12
J. Tavares 10 4 8 -4 12
K. Okposo 10 3 8 -3 11
F. Nielsen 10 4 4 3 8
J. Boychuk 10 2 6 4 8
R. Strome 10 0 7 4 7
M. Grabovski 7 3 3 3 6
N. Kulemin 10 1 5 2 6
N. Leddy 10 3 2 4 5
J. Bailey 7 2 2 2 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Johnson 3 1 0 .870 3.46
J. Halak 3 3 0 .889 3.51

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