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Prospect Roundup: Moving On And Headed Home

Monday, 04.4.2011 / 10:15 AM ET / News
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Prospect Roundup: Moving On And Headed Home
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(OHL) Owen Sound 1, London 0 - GAME SHEET
(OHL) Saginaw 6 Guelph 5 - GAME SHEET
(WHL) Kootenay 5, Moose Jaw 4 - GAME SHEET

By Glenn Odebralski for floridapanthers.com

Two prospects will be moving on with their teams while another will have to wait until next year to chase for their league championship. Both Owen Sound (Garrett Wilson) and Saginaw (John McFarland) won game six to move on to the next round of the OHL playoffs. For Quinton Howden and Moose Jaw, they weren't as lucky as they fell in their game six.

OWEN SOUND 1, LONDON 0
Owen Sound wins series 4-2

It was a closely guarded game between Owen Sound and London as the Attack tallied the lone goal with less than two minutes to play in a 1-0 victory. With the win, the top seed moves on to the next round. Both netminders were on Sunday night as they combined to stop 61 of the 62 shots. While Owen Sound's Michael Zador finished with the shutout (23 saves), Michael Houser was the busier netminder, facing 15, 11 and 13 shots in the periods and 39 overall. The only shot that found the back of the net came off the stick of Robby Mignardi with 1:41 remaining in the third period. Panthers prospect and Owen Sound captain Garrett Wilson has four points (three goals) in the series.

SAGINAW 6, GUELPH 5
Saginaw wins series 4-2

The Spirit rattled off five goals in a little over a period of play and held on to defeat Guelph 6-5 to move on to the second round of the OHL playoffs. It is just the second time in team history that they have won a playoff round. Guelph actually found the back of the net first as Latta scored 4:35 into the first period on a powr play. Saginaw's Vincent Trocheck answered just over 10 minutes later with his third of the series. The Storm retook the lead for the last time when Latta scored his second with 2:34 left in the opening stanza. Saginaw answered with just six seconds left in the period when Brandon Saad found the twine. The Spirit owned the second, scoring all three goals as Jordan Szwarz scored on the power play at the 7:20 mark, Dalton Prout netted one at 11:28 and Ivan Telegin scored his first with 4:49 left. They would make it 6-2 3:46 into the third when Trocheck netted his second of the contest. From there, they had to hold on as the Storm made a furious comeback attempt with the help of the powr play. Sam Lofquist scored 7:57 in, Holland scored on the man advantage 13:25 in and Latta finished out his hat trick with his second power play goal with 1:56 left in the game.

KOOTENAY 5, MOOSE JAW 4
Kootenay wins series 4-2

It was a disappointing end of the road for Moose Jaw after holding 1-0 and 2-1 leads in the series and with both victories coming via the shut out as they lost three straight, including 5-4 in game six. Kootenay scored the first three goals of the game to jump out to a large lead. B McNabb scored 1:36 into the first, M Reinhart made it 2-0 with 6:08 to play in the first and M Fraser netted his first of three 1:04 later. Moose Jaw would get one back just 39 seconds following Fraser's goal as B Lyon closed out the scoring in the period. Panthers prospect Quinton Howden got the Warriors to within one with a powr play goal 5:13 into the second while Fraser answered for Kootenay less than four minutes later for a 4-2 advantage. Howden set up Dylan Hood for another Warriors power play, giving them some hope with six minutes to play in the second. Fraser recorded his hat trick 9:22 into the the third while S Fioretti made it a 5-4 Kootenay lead with 8:03 to play. Unfortunately the home team could never find the equalizer as Nathan Lieuwen finished with 20 saves for the victory. For Howden, the Panthers first-round pick (25th overall) in this past summer's draft, his playoffs come to an end. He posted five goals and seven points in six games for the Warriors, continuing his torrid pace from the regular season win which he finished second in scoring on the team with 79 points (40 goal) in 60 games.

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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