Rielly Has Impressive Weekend


Maple Leafs prospects continue to have excellent starts to their season none better than Morgan Rielly who had a huge weekend for Moose Jaw.

Rielly, the Leafs first round pick in 2012 recorded five assists and was a plus five in the Warriors 9-0 win over Prince Albert. He has been on a tear picking up seven helpers in the last four games. For the season he has 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) and a plus 4 mark. He sits tied for second in scoring amongst defencemen in the WHL.

Moving to the OHL, fellow 2012 draftee, Matt Finn had a stellar weekend for the Guelph Storm. The Toronto native had the OT winner as the Storm defeated Peterborough 7-6 on Sunday. Finn recorded three points (two goals, one assist) in the win. He also recorded an assist in Friday’s win over Erie. Finn has picked up nine points (three goals, six assists) with a +6 rating this season. He currently sits fifth in scoring for OHL defencemen.

While the Storm may have won a wild one, goalie Garret Sparks struggled Sunday allowing five goals on 16 shots before being replaced. He was coming off a strong win over Erie where he made 34 saves. Despite a 3.54 GAA & a . 896SV% he is 5-2-1 on the season.

Stuart Percy and the Mississauga Steelheads were a perfect 2-0 on the weekend. The captain of the Steelheads didn’t record a point in either game but he was a plus one as they have now won three straight games.

Erie Otters forward Connor Brown recorded two goals in a 6-3 loss to Guelph on Friday. Brown has three multi-point games this month and for the season he has 11 points (six goals, five assists) in nine games. The Otters captain was scoreless in a loss Saturday to Mississauga.

It was a quiet weekend for Oshawa Generals forward Tyler Biggs who had just one assist in three games in which the Generals went 1-2-0.  Biggs has nine points in 10 games this season.

Bruising forward David Broll was held scoreless in two games this weekend as Sault Ste. Marie was 1-1 on a two-game road trip. So far this season, Broll has recorded eight points in 10 games. He is without a point in the last five games.

Just one week after being named the OHL Player Of The Week for his six goals in three games, Sudbury forward Josh Leivo didn’t record a point in two games and was a minus 2. The Wolves only scored two goals in two loses on the weekend.

London Knights forward Ryan Rupert was another player who was scoreless. Rupert who is known to get under the skin of opponents had 10 penalty minutes in the two games in which the Knights were 1-1.

Here is the full prospect report  with players from the CHL, NCAA & Europe

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