Sunday, February 04, 2007

As Promised: Recruit Update

Ok so I promised I'd do this last week.

Kane Lafranchise:
Kane played in the AJHL All-Star game last weekend for the North Division. He picked up three assists in a crazy high scoring game (13-12). In 49 games he has 10g and 22 assists from the blueline. His production has dropped slightly since my last update. Spruce Grove is doing well this year with the 4th highest point total league-wide through the first 50 games. Still plenty of games to go.

Winston Daychief:
Since the last update Winston played in the BCHL All-Star Game and earned the 3rd Star with his 2 goal performance. He is currently 13th on the leagues leading scorer table with 30 goals and 38 assists in 52 games. Cowichan is putting together a real nice season with 69 points for 3rd league-wide and second in the Coastal Conference. They are 31-14-2 so far and trail Nanaimo by 6 points. Vicoria is close behind though with 68 points. Hopefully for Cowichan fans the team can continue playing well and maybe make a run in the playoffs. There's lots of games left.

Brad McCabe:
Brad has returned to action for the apparently struggling Alaska Avalanche franchise. The Avalanche squad is 12-28 with 5 overtime losses for 29 points and last place in the league's "South" division. Brad is 4th on the team in scoring even though he missed about 15 games with his knee injury. He has 14 goals and 9 assists in 25 games. The Avalanche don't have a single player who has played in all 45 of their games. League-wide they're 17th out of 17 NAHL teams. It's a already a long season in Wasilla. There's more games to play? Argh.

Jeff Carlson:
Jeff continues to be the 3rd leading scorer on his Southern Minnesota Express team with 14 goals and 19 assists in 47 games. This leaves him at 2nd in the league scoring table for defensemen. The Express are 6-3 in their last nine games and sit in 2nd place in the league's Central division with 54 points which is seventh league-wide.

Tommy Grant:
Tommy has flown up the scorers table since my last update. At that time he was the Westside Warriors leading scorer but was 37th in league scoring. Since then Tommy has played in 14 games and added 15 goals and 12 assists for totals of 30g-33a in 47 games. That's a pretty freaking sweet hot streak. Tommy now sits at 20th on the league scoring chart and has 16 more points than the 2nd leading scorer on his team. Westside is struggling in the standings but have played better than .500 hockey through January and into February. Ya think Tommy's scoring binge helped?

Two other notes worthy of mention. Spruce Grove rookie forward Adam Henderson (who'd visited UAA during the UAF series) committed last week to Michigan State. And an internet rumor popped up that Burnaby's 3rd leading scorer (playing on a line with Kyle Turris and Tyler McNeely tends to be good for your numbers) Chris Rengert is a prospective UAA recruit. Chris is 19th on the league scoring charts with 21 goals and 43 assists. Rengert played his first 27 games of the season with Surrey and scored 8g-17a. In 21 games with Burnaby he has 13g-26a. He scored 26g-45a in 58 games for Surrey during the 05-06 season.


Anonymous said...

Jeff Carlson actually is leading the D-men in goals. which is a nice thing for not having a huge amount of scoring from the backend, although it has improved alot this season.

And thanks for putting this out there donald.

Donald said...

Back there next season it'll be Beaverson, Robinson, Lovdahl, Backstrom, Berry, Hunt, Lafranchise and Carlson.

There'll be a fair amount of competition for playing time.

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