Found October 26, 2012 on
The Prospect Park:
Ryan Strome (OHL Images)
Thursday night hockey sorry did not get a cute headline as only 3 games played involving New York Islander and New York Ranger prospects. The results were simple 2 butt kickings and a failure to finish off the other guy.
The Niagara IceDogs were going for their 4th straight win at home taking on the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Ryan Strome (NYI 2011 1st) played a "smart" game in this one registering a goal (9th) and a primary assist (10th) as he helped the IceDogs to a rather easy 5-1 win.
Let's show the highlights first as one had to like the way Strome played here. The highlights courtesy of the good folks at TVCogecoOntario.
On Niagara's first goal, really liked how Strome showed his patience waiting out the Greyhound player trying block the pass then puts it right between the 2 Greyhound defenders. It was a shorthanded goal for the IceDogs and it gave them the lead 1-0.
With Niagara already up 2-1, Strome made it 3-1 with a blast of a shot. Strome took advantage of 2 teammates in front of the Greyhound's goal so he blasted it.
Every coach will tell you that good things happen when you put the puck on net. Strome either was going to score or his teammates were in perfect position to cash any rebound in.
Strome extends his 2nd scoring streak of the season to 6 games (4-5-9) as he moves up to 4th in the OHL scoring race (9-10-19). Strome finished his evening 1-1-2 +2 with 4 PIMs, give Strome a pass on the penalties as a frustrated Greyhound team turned a bit too chippy.
Teammate Jesse Graham (NYI 2012 6th) was scoreless and a +2 but Mitchell Theoret (NYI 2011 7th) missed the game with what the IceDogs are calling an "upper body" injury and no update as to when he will return.
On the other hand one might not want to watch the highlights of Peter Ceresnak (NYR 2011 6th) and his Peterborough Petes as they hosted the London Knights. Remember the saying "good teams find ways to win, bad teams find ways to lose?"
That pretty much sums up the game in a nutshell as Peterborough could not hold a 4-2 lead going into the 3rd period and lost the game 5-4 when London cashed in their only power play of the night with just 32 seconds left in regulation.
Again thanks to the folks at TVCogecoOntario here are the highlights:
Peter Ceresnak was scoreless and a -2 on the night. It may be early in the season but the loss drops the Petes in last place in the OHL. The franchise has already fired the General Manager but just 2 wins in 12 games doesn't ensure job security for current head coach (and former NYR assistant) Mike Pelino.
The Petes are now winless in their last 5 games (0-2-2-1).
Samuel Noreau (NYR 2011 5th) and his Baie-Comeau Drakkar did something that the Drakkar had not done since February of 2008. They defeated the Quebec Remparts 8-2 to snap a 17 game losing streak that the Drakkar had at Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City.
Noreau was scoreless with no shots but was a +1 while registering 1 hit and took a minor for cross checking. The Drakkar are unbeaten in their last 5 games as they handed the Remparts their first loss of the season at home.
The WHL announced the roster for their 2 game portion of the 2012 Subway Super Series and Griffin Reinhart (NYI 2012 1st) AND Michael St. Croix (NYR 2011 4th) were named to play in both games. In fact 7 members of the Edmonton Oil Kings (and 3 Portland Winterhawks) were named to Team WHL.
Reinhart was a no-brainier as he was expected to be on the roster but for Michael St. Croix it was long overdue recognition of the hard work he has put in to become a better player. Yes go right ahead and call me biased because I like St. Croix but I don't care.
St. Croix should have been invited to Hockey Canada's Summer Camp based on the season he had last season. These 2 games are part of the process used by Hockey Canada to determine who gets the invites to tryout for the Under-20 squad.
If for no other reason I want St. Croix on the roster to play on the power play. St. Croix is 4th in the WHL in power play goals (6) and power play assists (8) so if you want a power play specialist then here is your guy.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
THAT DIDN'T TAKE LONG
It didn't take long for an entrepreneur to cash in on the announcement about professional hockey coming to Brooklyn . Shortly after the New York Islanders announced their relocation from Long Island to Brooklyn, T-shirts went on sale online for fans who can't wait until 2015 for the team to take up residence in the Barclays Center. The tees — feature two crossed hockey...
Brooklyn is back, or is it? After going 54 years without a pro team, the borough of churches now can claim two. Ok, maybe not officially until 2015, but pro sports will be a big part of Brooklyn’s culture for the first time since Willie, Mickey and the Duke were New York icons.
The Islanders join the Nets at the spanking new Barclays Center. I have expressed doubt the Nets can...
You’d be hard pressed to find someone who fawns over Nassau Coliseum in its current condition. It’s old, it smells funny, it leaks – it needs to be renovated from the top to the bottom and back up again. Islanders owner Charles Wang should move the team to a new building that’s deserving of a modern NHL franchise. What was good in the 70s and 80s isn’t good in the 2010s...
#Isles #NYR Rangers were aware of the Isles move to Brooklyn and apparently had no issue with it.
— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) October 24, 2012
... Why would the Rangers have an issue with it? Now this will give them 3 areans for their fans to sell out.
I also filmed a YouTube video sharing my thoughts on the Isles move to Brooklyn. With the right moves, development...
As you may have heard, the New York Islanders are moving from Nassau County to Brooklyn. This was rumored to be coming for some time, but still, it's big news. I mean, it's bad news that the Islanders are leaving, but at least the Isles aren't headed to Quebec or Seattle or something right? It's gotta be tough for Islanders fans, nevertheless. It's losing a...
By IRA PODELL
AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says it looks like a full-82 game schedule "is not going to be a reality," as the lockout nears its seventh week.
Speaking at a news conference Wednesday announcing the New York Islanders' move from Nassau Coliseum to Brooklyn's Barclays Center in 2015, Bettman seemed resigned to looking...
As announced Wednesday, the New York Islanders will relocate to Brooklyn for the 2015-16 season. Signing a 25-year lease with the Barclays Center, owner Charles will reportedly retain 100 percent ownership of the club.As suggested by the above video, I think becoming the Brooklyn Islanders will only help the team become successful again. Let's not start talking, the rebirth of...
Charles Wang, owner of the New York Islanders, announced today that when the hockey team's contract is up with Nassau County in 2015, the team has committed to a 25-year deal with Brooklyn and the Barclays Center.I live in Nassau County, within walking distance of the Coliseum, which Wang has been trying to get the county to refurbish/renovate/something for the past I don'...
NEW YORK (AP) -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says it looks as if a full-82 game schedule "is not going to be a reality," as the lockout nears its seventh week.
Speaking at a news conference Wednesday announcing the New York Islanders' move from Nassau Coliseum to Brooklyn's Barclays Center in 2015, Bettman seemed resigned to looking at a shortened season with...
Funny I seem to recall that Gary Bettman back in April had ruled the Barclay Center out as a future home for the New York Islanders. Why the NHL Commissioner said at the time that he did not believe that the Islander fans would follow the team from Uniondale to Brooklyn.
Never mind that the Barclay Center is served by 11 different NYC subway lines, the LIRR...