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Islanders Prospect Report

Pokka captures gold, as Isles prospects return home from World Junior Championship

Monday, 01.06.2014 / 3:49 PM / News
By Sarah Holzberg
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Islanders Prospect Report
Pokka captures gold, as Isles prospects return home from World Junior Championship
AMATEUR PROSPECTS:

World Juniors Update:

Pokka:

Islanders prospect Ville Pokka captured world junior gold Sunday, as Team Finland beat Sweden 3-2 in overtime in the championship game. The 2012 second-round selection was plus-two in the final and finished the tournament with one goal and three assists. Pokka was named one of Finland’s top-three players by the coaches and his plus-seven rating was the highest amongst all defensemen in the tournament.

Finland lost twice in the preliminary round, including a 4-2 setback against Sweden, but turned it on in the playoffs, beating Canada 5-1 in the semifinals before edging its rival in the final.

Reinhart and Pelech:
Two other Islanders prospects, Griffin Reinhart and Adam Pelech, represented Team Canada at the WJC, skating to a fourth-place finish. Team Russia beat the Canadians 2-1 in the bronze medal game, marking the second straight year Canada finished without a medal. Pelech recorded an assist in the third-place game, his only point of the tournament, while Reinhart had a goal and an assist in four tournament games.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATES

Bridgeport Sound Tigers:  13-18-1-4, 4th in Northeast Division, 14th in Eastern Conference

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers dropped both games of their weekend series with the Norfolk Admirals. Friday, the Sound Tigers fell 3-1, with Aaron Ness scoring Bridgeport’s lone goal. The Sound Tigers earned a point in the rematch on Saturday, as Bridgeport lost 3-2 in a shootout. Mike Cornell and Kirill Kabanov scored in regulation, while Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored the Sound Tigers’ only shootout goal. Anders Nilsson made 25 saves through regulation and overtime.

Click Here to View Sound Tigers Season Stats


Stockton Thunder: 17-11-0-4, 2nd in Pacific Division, 4th in Western Conference

The Stockton Thunder split their weekend series with the rival San Francisco Bulls. Friday, Matt Bergland and Landon Oslanski scored for Stockton, but the Thunder fell 4-2 in what was dubbed the “Painted Classic.” Children from the Stockton area painted designs on the ice surface. The Thunder rebounded on Saturday, taking the rematch 5-0. The clean sheet was Parker Milner’s first professional shutout and Stockton’s second this season. James Henry, Greg Miller, Lee Baldwin, Mitch Bruiksten, and Nathan Decker scored for the Thunder.

Click Here to View Stockton Thunder Season Stats


CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2013-14 TEAM GP G A P PIM
Burroughs, Kyle D 5'11 184 7/12/95 (Vancouver, BC) Regina (WHL) 34 3 20 23 37
Crus Rydberg, Victor F 5'11 186 3/21/95 (Maple, ON) Plymouth (OHL) 36 6 19 25 16
Graham, Jesse D 5'11 170 5/13/94 (Oshawa, ON) Niagara (OHL) 24 6 10 16 21
Saginaw (OHL)
15 0 13 13 10
Leduc, Loic D 6'6 213 6/14/94 (Mercier, QC) Cape Breton (QMJHL) 37 3 5 8 58
Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) 3 0 0 0 8
Pelech, Adam D 6'2 194 8/16/94 (Toronto, ON) Erie (OHL) 32 8 16 24 32
Pulock, Ryan
D 6'1 213 10/6/94 (Dauphin, MB) Brandon (WHL) 36 13 20 33 14
Reinhart, Griffin D 6'4 202 1/24/94 (W. Vancouver, BC) Edmonton (WHL) 20 2 9 11 21
 
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2013-14 TEAM GP G A P PIM
Bischoff, Jake D 6'0 185 7/25/94 (Cambridge, MN) Minnesota (Big-10) 12 3 3 6 0
Cammarata, Taylor F 5'10 190 2/27/95 (Minneapolis, MN) Minnesota (Big-10) 16 4 9 13 0
Russo, Robbie D 6'0 189 2/15/93 (Westmount, IL) Notre Dame (CCHA) 19 3 9 12 8
Somerby, Doyle D 6'6 187 7/4/94 (Marblehead, MA) Boston U (H-East) 17 0
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16
 
EUROPE
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2013-14 TEAM GP G A P PIM
Pokka, Ville D 6'0 206 6/3/94 (Tornio, FIN) Karpat (SM-liiga) 32 3 10 13 8
Petrov, Kirill
RW 6'3 198 4/13/90 (Kazan, RUS) Ak-Bars Kazan (KHL) 41 13 14 27 23
Ullstrom, David F 6'2
195 4/22/89 (Jonkoping, SWE) Yaroslavl Lokomotiv (KHL)
18 3 1 4 6
  Prague Lev (KHL) 13 3 2 5 6

GOALTENDERS
GOALTENDER HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2013-14 TEAM GP W L OT SO GAA SV%
Koskinen, Mikko 6'6 205 7/18/88 (Vantaa, FIN) Novosibirsk Siber (KHL) 32 15 10 5 2 1.71 .941
McAdam, Eamon 6'2 189 9/24/94 (Doylestown, PA) Penn State (Big-10) 4 0 4 0 0 4.56 .878
Williams, Stephon 6'2 194 4/28/93 (Fairbanks, AK) Minnesota State (WCHA) 9 4 4 1 0 3.15 .875

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 7 6 1 0 22 21 12
2 DET 7 4 1 2 16 13 10
3 NYI 7 5 2 0 25 22 10
4 TBL 7 4 2 1 21 14 9
5 OTT 5 4 1 0 14 10 8
6 CBJ 6 4 2 0 20 16 8
7 WSH 6 3 1 2 20 14 8
8 NYR 7 4 3 0 21 23 8
9 BOS 9 4 5 0 22 23 8
10 PIT 6 3 2 1 22 19 7
11 NJD 6 3 2 1 20 20 7
12 TOR 7 3 3 1 20 21 7
13 FLA 6 2 2 2 9 14 6
14 PHI 7 2 3 2 22 28 6
15 CAR 6 0 4 2 11 23 2
16 BUF 8 1 7 0 9 28 2

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 7 3 8 -1 11
K. Okposo 7 3 6 -2 9
B. Nelson 7 4 4 1 8
J. Boychuk 7 2 4 5 6
R. Strome 7 0 6 3 6
N. Leddy 7 3 2 4 5
F. Nielsen 7 1 4 2 5
J. Bailey 7 2 2 2 4
M. Grabovski 4 2 1 3 3
N. Kulemin 7 0 3 1 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Johnson 2 0 0 .918 2.14
J. Halak 3 2 0 .893 3.38

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