The IceCaps played a pair of games this week, on the 17th and 19th before breaking for the holidays. They split the pair of outings, dropping the first game 5-2 and winning the later 4-2. Connor Hellebuyck was in net for the victory and while his numbers weren't special (17 saves on 19 shots) he continued an improbable run. The IceCaps have 12 wins this year, Connor has been in net for all of them. His record on the season is 12-8-2. Pretty impressive stuff.
Carl Klingberg 2G, 1A
John Albert 1G, 2A
J.C. Lipon 1A
Jaffray returned from injuries and scored a lot, but he isn't a prospect.
It was another quiet week in the CHL. Both of the Jets' QMJHL prospects remained away at their respective world junior camps. The lone OHL prospect remained though and Jimmy Lodge played well. After missing the previous week due to illness, Jimmy Lodge played a trio of games netting one goal and one assist. In the middle match, the one in which he did not score, Lodge scored the shootout clinching goal to net his team a 1-0 victory. The OHL is now on break until December 28th,
In the Dub, there was no dub. Well, there was one day of Dub, but no Jets stats. Nelson Nogier played his first game with his new team. His number has changed from 55 to 6. Axel Blomqvist ice up his skates once.
The NCAA was also all but shut down. Though a Winnipeg Jets prospect did collect some stats in an exhibition showing. Chase De Leo played in an exhibition game with his World Junior team against Boston University. He scored a goal and added two assist in a 5-2 win. This likely contributed to him making the team.
World Junior Championships
The Winnipeg Jets will have six players playing in this year's World Junior Championships. Nic Petan, Josh Morrissey and Eric Comrie will represent Canada. Chase De Leo made team USA. Ehlers will be the Dane's best player and Jan Kostalek will likely be the top D man for team Czech.
Russian Pavel Kraskovsky was a late cut by his team. He was among the youngest players in camp, so he should have a solid chance of making the team next year.
Just four players picked up point in non-exhibition play and the one goalie that went had okay numbers in a win. It is also the holidays and I am lazy so... no three stars this week. The real shining stars are you guys. Thank you for reading, commenting and inspiring us to spend time researching and writing. Happy holidays folks!
Oh, and don't go away for too long. The Jets will be back soon and we will be covering the World Juniors with regular updates on your Winnipeg Jets prospects. Who are you most looking forward to watch at the Juniors?