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Breaking down the second week of CHL action, as it pertains to Jets' prospects.
Thursday saw Zach Yuen score his first point -- a power play assist -- in Tri-City's first win. Media darling Mark Scheifele also had a solid game, registering a goal at even strength as well as a secondary assist on a tying goal with merely 30 seconds left to play in regulation.
Barrie went on to win the game in a shootout and Scheifele earned third star nomination for his efforts. My opinion of Mark Scheifele after watching just over 2/3 of the Barrie game is that he seemed like the best player on the ice. His skating has improved but he needs to continue strengthening his lower-body to improve the balance and stability required at the pro-level. Scheifele plays a strong two-way, possession game, displaying great vision and more edge than ever before.
After our second week of play, here is the statistical breakdown for each prospect:
|Mark Scheifele||Barrie Cotls, OHL||5||3||5||8||+3||9||0.60||1.00||1.60||2||1|
|Adam Lowry||Swift Current Broncos, WHL||5||3||1||4||+1||10||0.60||0.20||0.80||1||1|
|Scott Kosmachuk||Guelph Storm, OHL||4||2||1||3||+1||8||0.50||0.25||0.75||0||0|
|Austen Brassard||Belleville Bulls, OHL||4||2||0||2||-4||2||0.50||0.00||0.50||1||0|
|Lukas Sutter||Saskatoon Blades, WHL||4||1||1||2||+0||9||0.25||0.25||0.50||0||0|
|Ryan Olsen||Kelowna Rockets, WHL||4||1||1||2||+0||10||0.25||0.25||0.50||1||1|
|Zachary Yuen||Tri-City Americans, WHL||4||0||1||1||-2||4||0.00||0.25||0.25||0||1|
Questions to Ponder
- Will Austen Brassard be the surprise in Truck's and Garret's pre-season point predictions?
- Will Ryan Olsen and Lukas Sutter remain comparable statistically?
- Does Scott Kosmachuk's drought and subsequent benching draw parallels to Blake Wheeler?
- Will Mark Scheifele continue to own the OHL?
What are your thoughts on the early CHL season? Let us know in the comments below!
Who were you most impressed with after the second week of CHL action?
Mark Scheifele (16 votes)
Adam Lowry (3 votes)
Scott Kosmachuk (6 votes)
Austen Brassard (0 votes)
Lukas Sutter (1 vote)
Ryan Olsen (0 votes)
Zachary Yuen (1 vote)
27 total votes