October 18, 2012, Mississauga Steelheads @ Sarnia Sting (OHL)
MIS #10 RW Goldberg, Andrew (2013) -Goldberg played a very physical game tonight. He constantly finished his checks. He handles the puck well along the boards. Andrew was used as a regular on the penalty kill and
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MIS #13 LW MacIntyre, Bobby (2014) -MacIntyre was great taking on defensemen one on one using his speed to beat them fairly regularly. At one point he made a great move created the entire play and got an assist out of it. A great skater who is very elusive he just needs to continue to overcome his size as he can be outmatched at times. However he works extremely hard most shifts.
MIS #15 LW Burnside, Josh (2013) -Burnside is a good shatter who won some key puck battles to keep the puck in the offensive zone. He received some time on the penalty kill and worked pretty hard throughout this game.
MIS #28 LD Percy, Stuart (Toronto) -Percy started out this game very strong. He made a great play in his own zone, then took the puck up ice, waited for the screen then wired it top shelf for the opening goal of this game. He was very effective rushing the puck up ice quickly and consistently. Stuart has a very dangerous point shot because he has a habit of utilizing the screen very well and knowing exactly when to shoot when the goaltender is screened. He was fairly solid in one on one match-up’s however he had one where he got beat really bad while his team was on the power play and it directly resulted in a goal against.
MIS #30 G Martin, Spencer (2013) -Spencer is consistently in the proper positioning. He isn’t very quick but compensates for this with great positioning and limited rebounds. When he does give one up he isn’t particularly quick on the recovery. This recovery speed, or lack there of is really the only weakness in his game. He has a slightly above average glove hand as well.
SAR #2 RD Chapman, Joshua (2013) -Joshua’s one on one play was pretty hit or miss in this game. He got beat one on one on the eventual winning goal due to a lack of skating ability. His skating has seen some improvements but not where you’d like to see it just yet. He plays consistently physical and battles hard in the corners. Fights the puck sometimes on moderate passing situations.
SAR #21 LC Nikandrov, Daniel (2013) -Nikandrov created some chances in the offensive zone while short handed. He took a bit of a cheap shot and responded with three chances around the net in two shifts. He really elevated his game when his team needed it.
SAR #55 RD Murphy, Connor (Phoenix) -Murphy showed some improvements in this game. He won more battles than usual and completes more passes up ice. However it seems like the most critical moments in the game is where he’s made his biggest mistakes. He shows good puck protection and patience with the puck in the offensive zone, but sometimes Connor is almost too patient with the puck losing passing options or having the puck taken from hom. Still remains as physical and tenacious as a box full of kittens.
SAR #77 RD DeAngelo, Anthony (2014) -Right off the bat Anthony looked good. His first shift he picked up the puck in the slot and skated it out of trouble up ice. He was effective at both ends displaying his skills in this game. He can put together a pretty wide range from good to bad in terms of performances. This was a pretty solid performance for him both offensively and defensively. He still has more trouble than any player I’ve seen in recent years in junior hockey in terms of keeping his emotions in check when things not going well. He started to both slam his stick on the ice and screaming profanity that was very clear to understand across the rink and 15 rows up when things weren’t going his way.
Scouts Notes: Mississauga jumped out early and always seemed to be a step ahead of the Sting tonight. It turned into a very back and forth match-up after the Steelheads got two early goals in this one. However every time Sarnia got something rolling, they would give up a goal to give the two goal lead back to Mississauga. For Mississauga Sam Babintsev (2013) showed off his skating but was quiet until he used his speed to earn a breakaway opportunity but didn’t score. For Sarnia, David Nemecek (2013) battled hard early on in his own zone. However MacIntyre blew by him in a one on one situation. The rebound off of this was banged in for a goal. David was pretty quiet after that. Brett Hargrave (2014) worked very hard in the offensive zone. This resulted in a few scoring chances but he kept trying to do too much with the puck. Nikolai Goldobin (2014) showed great hands and patience waiting for things to open up then completed a hard accurate pass to help set up the Sting’s first goal of the night. Jordan Addesi (2014) showed physicality and consistent aggressive play despite receiving fourth line ice.