Joshua Roy ‘s Six-Point Night – three goals and three assists. He leads all Q playoff scorers with nine goals and nine assists in six games. He’s the only CHL player averaging three points per game this playoff.
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– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) April 16, 2023
We’re currently in the midst of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) playoffs, with the second round in full swing in the OHL, WHL and, of course, the QMJHL.
Here’s a rundown of the careers of some of the CH’s top prospects.
Joshua Roy – Right wing – age 19
The Tricolore’s Quebec prospect picked up right where he left off in last season’s playoffs.
Except this year, he’s even more dominant for the Sherbrooke Phoenix.
That makes him the QMJHL’s leading playoff scorer.
That’s an average of three points per game, while the Sherbrooke Phoenix are still unbeaten in six games.
Riley Kidney – Center – 19 years old
Here’s another one who’s currently dominating the QMJHL.
After taking the spotlight from Joshua Roy since joining the Gatineau Olympiques, Kidney hasn’t amassed as many points as Roy since the start of the playoffs.
We’d be sure to see Kidney or Roy in the QMJHL final.
Logan Mailloux – Right-handed defenseman – age 19
Logan Mailloux scores less than a minute in! 👀
– Ontario Hockey League (@OHLHockey) April 14, 2023
Yes, he’s a defenseman.
Filip Mesar – Center – 19 years old
The only problem with Mailloux’s London steamroller is that it’s currently crushing another CH prospect, Filip Mesar.
After completely surprising the West’s top team, Shane Wright’s Windsor Spitfires, the Kitchener Rangers seem to have lost their bearings against the Knights.
Nothing is going right, and let’s hope for their sake that a return home for the next two games will help.
Vinzenz Rohrer – Right wing – 18 years old
Here’s a CH prospect we don’t talk much about, considering the Tricolore has so many of them that it’s hard to keep track of the performances of second-tier prospects.
However, we mustn’t forget the little Austrian.
Rohrer is a high-energy player who is currently very useful to his team in the playoffs, even if he isn’t the star of his team.
It’s a series that will be tight right to the end, and the team that comes out on top could go far and even qualify for the Memorial Cup.
Owen Beck – Center – 19 years old
Beck hasn’t broken anything so far with Peterborough, and that continues right now in the playoffs (three points, including a goal in five games).
He’s not as dominant as we might have hoped, but Beck is still a very complete player, and even if he doesn’t score, he’s still very important to his team’s success.
Let’s see if his all-round game will be enough to see the Petes through to the next round.
Jared Davidson – Center – 20 years old
Davidson is currently playing with one of the WHL’s top teams, the Seattle Thunderbirds, and their success has a lot to do with Davidson’s performance.
In a gust
– When the going gets tough…
0 – Montreal CF scored in 2023 0 (ZERO!) goals 11-on-11 and in the game 😳.
The 1st goal against Philadelphia was on a penalty kick and the other 2 at 11 against 10. So that’s a sequence of nearly 700 minutes without a goal at 11 against 11 and in the game 😅.#CFMTL #IMFC pic.twitter.com/8fMS5xa5Gh
– KAN FC ⚽ (@kanfootballclub) April 16, 2023
– The Islanders could very well surprise the Hurricanes.
“Sorokin has had a much more consistent season in comparison to Andersen, and considering all the talk about Andersen’s inability to win a playoff series since his days in Anaheim, I feel he’s under lots of pressure.” https://t.co/TTgRsB32Lv
– Kevin Kurz (@KKurzNHL) April 16, 2023
– Teams that finished just outside the playoffs will have to find what they were missing to participate in the spring tournament.
It will certainly be a game-changing moment for one team, when they win the lottery and draft Connor Bedard with the top pick. But how will the other non-playoff teams handle their off-seasons?@RoryBoylen has the story. https://t.co/d8NLQIcjaM
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 16, 2023
– What do you think?
One Big Question: Is there any reason to believe this year will be different for the Leafs?
– TSN (@TSN_Sports) April 16, 2023
– In any case, the Leafs are the favorites.
– dom 📈 (@domluszczyszyn) April 14, 2023