NHL Central Scouting offered an early look at some of the prospects for the 2011 draft. This list is comprised of U.S. scholastic and Canadian junior provincial league players, so it'll grow by the mid-term release as U.S. junior league and NTDP players are added.
Two future Big Red players were named to the early list: Philippe Hudon and Stephen Miller.
Philippe is a junior at Choate who is attempting to accelerate his graduation to this coming spring, as was reported by USHR when it announced his commitment in November, 2009. Philippe is rated an A-prospect, which means he could in the first two rounds of the draft. If Philippe succeeds in graduating this spring there's a good chance he'll be in Ithaca next fall.
Stephen has transferred to Nobles this year. Central Scouting lists Stephen as a B-rated prospects, meaning he could go in third to fifth rounds.
Vernon fell to Trail, 3-2, on Friday. The Vipers, however, earned a split with the Smoke Eaters with a 3-1 win on Saturday. John Knisley was scoreless in the loss and picked up a helper on Saturday.
Vernon will travel to Penticton on Friday.
Victoria began its weekend with a bang when it put down Nanaimo, 5-2 on Friday. The Grizzlies scored three goals in under three minutes in the first period to effectively win the game. Joel Lowry had two assists, while Madison Dias added a helper as well. On Sunday, the Grizz blanked Salmon Arm, 5-0. Joel Lowry was named the game's 2nd-Star for his one goal and four assist performance. Madison Dias was scoreless.
Indiana had a rough weekend getting swept at home. The Ice dropped a 4-2 decision to Green Bay on Friday, then posted a 4-1 follow-up loss to Cedar Rapids on Saturday. Brian Ferlin was scoreless in the two games.
Indiana will visit Muskegon on Friday.
Team USA suffered a Sioux sweep this weekend as it fell to Sioux Falls, 5-3, on Friday and Sioux City, 4-3, on Saturday. Cole Bardreau had an assist and four penalty minutes in the two games. It was the Nats' third game in five days, having also been blanked 3-0 at Michigan during the week.
The U18s will travel to Ithaca for an exhibition against the Big Red on Saturday.
Dubuque scored a 7-4 win over Des Moines on Friday, then finished of its sweep with a 6-4 decision over Waterloo on Saturday. Joakim Ryan scored a goal in Friday's victory and added an assist in Saturday's win.
The Saints will host Omaha on Friday.
Lincoln lost to Waterloo on Friday, 5-3. John McCarron was scoreless.
Cornwall's Jacob Laliberte (RPI) answered Dustin Darou's game-tying goal with the winner barely a minute later as the Colts held on for a 4-3 win against Smiths Falls on Friday. Kevin Cole had an assist for the victors.
Victoria kicked off its weekend with a 4-2 win over Alberni Valley on Friday. Joel Lowry scored two goals and picked up the game's 2nd-Star. Madison Dias was scoreless.
On Sunday, the Grizzlies finished off its sweep with a 3-1 victory against Prince George. Joel Lowry scored a goal and had two assists to picked up the games's 1st-Star. Madison Dias also scored a goal and had seven penalty minutes.
Victoria will visit Alberni Valley on Tuesday.
Vernon also swept its two games over the weekend. The Vipers defeated Westside, 4-1, on Friday, then followed up with a 6-4 win over the Warriors on Saturday. John Knisley was scoreless in the series and picked up two penalty minutes.
Nepean scored the first and last goals of the game, but Cornwall strung together six markers in between and came away with a 6-2 win on Wednesday. Kevin Cole scored a goal and picked up four penalty minutes.
New Hampshire dropped the opener of its weekend series with South Shore, 1-0, on Saturday. Stephen Miller was scoreless and was assessed 15 penalty minutes, including a game disqualification at 3:01 of the second period.
On Sunday, New Hampshire scrapped out a 6-5 win over the Kings in a game which featured 132 penalty minutes, 6 powerplay goals, one short-handed goal, and five game disqualifications.
Cornwall went into Thursday's game on a recent tear but found itself stoned by Carleton Place, 5-0. The Canadians scored four goals in the second period to blow open the game. Kevin Cole was scoreless.