Boston Bruins: Latest News and Notes on Their College, Junior Prospects
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Griffith tuned the mesh to draw a 1-1 knot and then put the London Knights ahead 2-1 with a power-play assist. With that, he extended his overall scoring streak to 10 games and helped pace London to a 4-3 triumph over the divisional rival Kitchener Rangers.
To date, only Anthony Camara’s Barrie Colts exceed the Knights on the OHL’s team offense leaderboard. Camara has now pitched in 31 points to that cause, some of the latest being three goals in as many games over the weekend.
Camara’s go-ahead strike on Thursday stood as the decider in an eventual 5-3 triumph over the Sarnia Sting. He tallied two points to erase a 5-3 deficit before teammate Mark Scheifele netted the winner in a 6-5 Saturday victory over the Windsor Spitfires, then helped to open the floodgates in a 7-2 romp of Sudbury on Sunday.
The Bruins have a third prospect on a first-place OHL team in netminder Malcolm Subban, who won two of his three starts this past weekend, working overtime in both cases. Subban stoned two out of three Guelph Storm shootout bids on Wednesday, then watched as teammate Jake Cardwell inserted a sudden-death strike to pierce Payne’s Whalers on Saturday.
Top OHL defensive scorer Dougie Hamilton is still one point away from 30 after his six-game production streak ended on Sunday. That was not before his two helpers offered a few doses of insurance for his Niagara Ice Dogs in putting away the Erie Otters 5-2 on Wednesday, or before his power-play assist set up the clincher in Saturday’s 4-2 win over Ottawa.
In the USHL, Bruins and Northeastern University prospect Matt Benning did not dress for his Dubuque Fighting Saints’ Saturday night loss to Sioux Falls. In turn, the team’s four-game winning streak when Benning is in action remains intact.
Among the current collegians on the Bruins’ radar, BU Terrier defenseman Matt Grzelcyk extended his point streak to six games with an assist in Friday’s 6-2 lashing of Vermont and Sunday’s 3-1 falter versus New Hampshire. He is now tied with the Wildcats’ Trevor van Riemsdyk for the most points among Hockey East blueliners.
Ben Sexton was one of seven multi-point performers on the Clarkson Golden Knights in Saturday’s 7-2 rout over Princeton, which redeemed Friday's 5-2 loss to Quinnipiac and ended the team's season-long, 10-game winless skid.
Brian Ferlin mustered one point in two outings over the weekend, as did his Cornell Big Red in the ECAC standings. Both parties were denied on Friday by Alex Fallstrom and Harvard, but Ferlin’s assist proved critical in Saturday’s 1-1 tie with Dartmouth.
Goaltender Zane Gothberg split the duties with Clarke Saunders as North Dakota engaged in two overtime affairs with Minnesota-Duluth. They mustered a 4-4 tie on Friday behind Saunders before Gothberg nabbed credit for a 4-3 victory on Saturday.
The opposing Bulldogs sculpted a 3-1 advantage in the opening frame, but Gothberg justified coach Dave Hakstol’s decision to stick with him, repelling 13 third-period shots and four in overtime before Mark MacMillan buried the winner at the other end.
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