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Two more goals for Lias Andersson at Laval: he plays like a guy who wants to be remembered

Last night, many of the young players in the Canadiens organization were in action. Of course, we were watching Lane Hutson’s performance as he returned to action following an injury.

My colleague Raphael Simard wrote about his highlights last night. Disclosure alert: Hutson hasn’t forgotten how to play field hockey despite his injury in recent days… and he hasn’t forgotten his good ways either. #Class

But he wasn’t the only one in action. In fact, with a Laval Rocket game, there were several players to keep an eye on.

That said, the Laval Rocket’s difficult start to the season continued as Jean-François Houle’s men lost 7-4 to the Americans. in Rochester.

We knew the young Rocket team was going to pull out all the stops, and as Anthony Marcotte, the voice of the Rocket at BPM Sports, says, the guys are learning some big lessons and there’s work to be done within the club.

No surprise there.

Right now, the club’s 1-4-1 record puts it in last place in its division. The Rocket is playing for .250 when everyone else is playing for at least .500 in the North Division.

The season is young and the division is obviously tough, I know, but still.

But the fact remains that yesterday, some players stood out. Mattias Norlinder and Logan Mailloux, two defensemen with NHL recall aspirations, found the back of the net.

Lias Andersson also found the back of the net twice.

If the defense isn’t extraordinary right now (this is a young club, remember), the offense is producing. A lot of that comes from Joshua Roy (12th point yesterday), but also from Lias Andersson.

His seven goals and two assists in six games place him first among the club’s scorers (Joshua Roy has five and Joel Armia has four) and second among scorers, behind Roy.

The fact that former Rangers first-round pick Jeff Gorton is more veteran than Roy means that he may be the one to earn a recall if the CH needs a forward.

If the CH wants to let Roy develop down low, recalling Andersson may be realistic. I’d love to see Roy up top, but…

Elsewhere among the Canadiens’ prospects (or young players, for that matter) who stood out yesterday, we see that Filip Mesar did well in his first OHL game this season.

The 2022 first-round pick picked up two assists, including one on the decisive overtime goal in a 5-4 win over the Otters.

We knew Mesar was going to join a great team, and in my eyes, that’s good news. He’s been playing on the top-6 (right wing of the second trio, in fact) so he’s getting some quality playing time.

I want to see him dominate this season in Ontario. So yesterday was a good start.

It’s also worth noting that, even though many of the young players’ performances caught the eye, Jacob Fowler did well in front of the Boston College net. He gave away just one goal, and he did it midway through the third. His club won 5-1.

Grant McCagg also summed up the evening for several of the organization’s youngsters.

In bursts

– What a player.

– How much are the CH guys worth on the market?

– Yes.

– Julien BriseBois is better than people think, says Joël Bouchard. [BPM Sports]

– The Danaults have nice suits.

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