Another game, another multi-point effort from the top prospect, who is doing just fine, thank-you-very-much in the absence of teammate Nathan MacKinnon. Jonathan Drouin, ranked third overall during the last ISS prospect's ranking, picked up three points on Sunday and extended his point streak to 20 games.
He scored midway through the second period to put the Mooseheads up 4-1 over the P.E.I. Rocket, set up a Martin Frk goal early in the first and had a powerplay assist on a Stephen MacAulay tally before the period was out. The Mooseheads up their league-high win streak to four games.
No. 2 Star - Bo Horvat, London Knights (OHL)
The top team in Ontario were also in action Sunday. The London Knights paid a visit to the Niagara Ice Dogs who have been reeling since the loss of Dougie Hamilton to the Boston Bruins. They're 3-7 in their past ten games. The loaded London Knights, lucky enough that their NHL-level talent is not good enough for the show, or contained within high scoring draft prospects Bo Horvat and Max Domi.
Horvat opened the scoring on a pretty toe-drag shot from the top of a slot while out on a line with Matt Rupert and Ryan Rupert midway through the first period. He assisted on a Domi powerplay goal in the second, and clinched the game with a late penalty shot on a pretty move, kicking his leg to freeze Niagara goalie Chris Festarini before beating him with a forehand shot.
No. 3 Star - Michael St.-Croix, Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
New York Rangers' prospect Michael St.-Croix had an everyman's two-way game Sunday and the Edmonton Oil Kings re-booted their win streak after sustaining a rare defeat against Swift Current last week. They had a week to prepare for a three-game home stand, and perhaps it's fitting they kicked it off with an all-around performance, beating Victoria 5-2 and out-shooting them 38-19. A very decisive victory on the shot clock.
St. Croix scored twice, both times at even strength, including his 30th of the season for his second consecutive 30-goal campaign (last year he had 45) and set up a David Musil tally during a sequence that saw Edmonton pot two goals past Coleman Vollrath in just just :37 seconds of game time. Laurent Brossoit was back in net and cruised to pick up the victory, stopping 17 of 19 pucks against.
Potent Notables: A pair of overagers led the way for Sherbrooke in their 7-3 win over Cape Breton… Alexandre Comtois had five points and Steve Lebel had a hat-trick… Rookie Drummondville goaltender Louis-Philip Guindon stopped 27 shots for his first career shutout… Draft prospect Anthony Mantha had two goals, and Penguins prospect Anton Zlobin had four points in Val-d'Or's 5-4 win over Baie-Comeau… Zane Jones scored twice for Calgary in their 5-2 win… Overage Luke Lockhart scored shorthanded in overtime as Seattle beat Vancouver 2-1.