Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Notebook: Young On Access "Q" Atlantic

Sea Dogs general manager Darrell Young was a guest on the latest episode of Bell Aliant’s Access “Q” Atlantic. The video can be viewed by visiting this page and then selecting sports, Access "Q" Atlantic, and then pick the latest episode.

Young talks about Jack Eichel and the possibility of trading his rights, QMJHL Entry Draft preparations, the possibility of trading the first overall pick, and taking the best player available. The GM also notes that there are going to be plenty of free agents at training camp in August.

The President Cup final shifts to Val-d’Or for Game 3 this evening.

After the Baie-Comeau Drakkar took Game 1 by score of 3-0, the Foreurs evened up the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League final with a 4-3 overtime victory in Game 2. Games 3 and 4 take place tonight and tomorrow in Val-d’Or before shifting back to Baie-Comeau.

In the OHL, Guelph and North Bay are tied 1-1 while Portland leads Edmonton 2-0 in the WHL final.

Quebec Blue won the QMJHL’s Gatorade Excellence Challenge this past weekend. Quebec White finished second followed by Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and PEI.

Michael O’Leary and Luke Green of Nova Scotia each had a tournament high 11 points in five games. O’Leary’s six goals were also a tournament high.

Here’s how some of the top prospects did at the annual challenge:

LW Jordan Maher – 5 + 3 = 8
C Mitchell Balmas – 4 + 4 = 8
LW Pascal Laberge – 3 + 2 = 5
D Samuel Girard – 2 + 2 = 4

According to The Q News, QMJHL Central Scouting will release their final rankings for the Entry Draft tomorrow. The Entry Draft takes place on May 31st in Sherbrooke.

Charlie Coyle and the Minnesota Wild find themselves down 2-0 in their second-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks. Game 3 is tonight at 10pm on TSN.

Coyle was held pointless with one hit in 17:25 of ice time in Game 2.

Lukas Walter’s younger brother was taken in the WHL Bantam Draft last week. From Taking Note:

The Kootenay Ice used a second-round pick to take G Jakob Walter of West Kelowna. His older brother, Lukas, played two seasons with the Tri-City Americans before finishing up his eligibility this season with the QMJHL’s Saint John Sea Dogs.

The younger Walter turns 15 on May 16th.

Chris Sarault, an eighth-round pick of the Sea Dogs in 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft, had his USHL rights traded yesterday.
Does this mean anything? No clue.

Sarault, a 17-year old centre, had five goals and seven assists in 36 games with the Colorado Thunderbirds Under-16 team last season.

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