Back-to-back shutouts for Habs prospect Yevgeni Volokhin in MHL preseason (previous tweet said KHL). He has three in six games this month playing behind a very stingy defence
– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) August 26, 2023
I’m not the biggest fan of going for quality over quantity when every pick is important to the club, but hey.
We know Fowler and Miller a little better because they both play in North America, but Volokhin is also an interesting prospect. Last year, he dominated the MHL (which is a bit like the KHL’s junior circuit) with a 2.12 goals-against average and 0.927 save percentage, so the CH took a chance.
And clearly, Volokhin looks to be in fine form again this year, as the 18-year-old Russian has dominated the MHL’s preparatory schedule so far. He has won all six of his starts, notching a shutout in three of them.
Volokhin has a good defense in front of him in the Mamonty Yugry club, but he’s still able to stand up when his defense needs him.
On the first, he made a magnificent move for a difficult save, while on the second, he remained calm despite the opposing player’s breakaway and was able to protect his net.
Yevgeni Volokhin picked up a shutout today in MHL preseason play. In four August games, Volohkin has given up two goals. Being told that that’s pretty good. I had a look at his first three games, and he didn’t face many dangerous shots. I will post a video on Recrutes later on. pic.twitter.com/WFYgxUKi2y
– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) August 22, 2023
Obviously, a good preseason doesn’t make a good season, but the fact that he seems to be confident in front of his net and that the results are there so far are two encouraging signs.
Even so, don’t expect to see him make the leap to North America any time soon. He’ll spend the season in the MHL and may spend a few years in Russia before making his way to North America, where he may also make a stop in Laval before a possible promotion to Montreal.
But we agree that all this is still a long way off. It wouldn’t be a bad thing to see him spend a few years in Russia, where he should get his fair share of playing time. At least, he’ll get more than he would in Laval this year, we agree.
We’ll be following his progress as the season progresses, but Volokhin is clearly in great shape during this preparatory schedule. Let’s hope this augurs well for an excellent season in Montreal.
– If he can stay healthy, he could really explode this season.
Kirby Dach as a Montreal Canadien this season:
– 14 Goals
– 38 Points (54p pace)
– 107 Shots
– 185 Shot Attempts
-2 (3rd best among Habs forwards)
– 43 PIMS
– 48.43 5v5 xGF% (3rd on Habs)
– 52.86 5v5 GF% (2nd on Habs)
He turned 22 years old this season. pic.twitter.com/m3bSFzecSO
– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) August 26, 2023
– Great news.
According to @IanKennedyCK, it’s likely that the new professional women’s field hockey league, named “PWHL”, will bring together teams from Montreal, Toronto, Boston and Minnesota. Are you excited about this news? pic.twitter.com/klzreBTyD8
– Habs Fan TV (@HabsFanTV_) August 26, 2023
– Nicely done.
Goalie Rhyah Stewart unbeatable in front of the Cape Breton Eagles net https://t.co/jLqbTW2RCU
– Radio-Canada Sports (@RC_Sports) August 26, 2023
– It would have gone down a treat in Montreal, I think.
According to my information, Romell Quioto will not be joining Honduras in September.
Told Quioto will not join Honduras during the september window.
Me digan que Romell Quioto ne va a jugar por Honduras en septembrie@cfmontreal #CFMTL @FenafuthOrg pic.twitter.com/IQwwA1hwtS
– Jeremy Filosa 🎙 (@JeremyFilosa) August 26, 2023
– Great news for hopes of an ECBL team in Quebec City.
Around 6,000 fans turned out at the Centre Vidéotron for the inaugural edition of the EBCL Duel.
Game highlights: https: //t.co/FpTy4TTNow
– AlleyOop360 (@AlleyOop360) August 26, 2023
– The curious case of Kyle Schwarber’s 2023 season.