The Snapshot, Monday October 21st, 2019

The CIBC Canada-Russia series rosters for team WHL, OHL and QMJHL were announced: LINK.

Canada’s rosters for the U-17 Hockey Challenge were announced as well. As usual, they will be split into three different teams. (Black, White, Red) 

Finland’s roster for the U-17 Hockey Challenge: LINK

Sweden’s roster for the U-17 Hockey Challenge: LINK

Rimouski’s top line is on fire. Our top-ranked prospect, Alexis Lafrenière, along with Cédric Paré and Dmitri Zavgorodniy, have all been dominant. The three players are averaging over 2 points per game and all hold the top 3 spots in the QMJHL. The last time that three teammates led the QMJHL in scoring was 15 years ago (Sidney Crosby, Dany Roussin and Marc-Antoine Pouliot in 2004-2005, with the same Rimouski Océanic).

We posted our second Q & A podcast of the season on the website last week. Mark Edwards and Jérôme Bérubé hosted a 25-minute podcast, answering questions received through the website. You can listen at this link for free or subscribe to on your favourite podcast app.

We also added two podcasts for Platinum members. One specifically discusses OHL prospects (by Mark Edwards) and the other feature QMJHL prospects (by Jérôme Bérubé)

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The Soo Greyhounds announced on October 15th that they have acquired defenseman Billy Constantinou from the Kingston Frontenacs. In return, Kingston gets a 4th-round pick in 2020, a 4th-round pick in 2021, and a 3rd-round pick in 2024. Constantinou is in his 3rd season in the OHL and he had 6 points in 8 games with the Frontenacs this season. This will be Constantinou’s 3rd team in the OHL after playing for Niagara to start his OHL career.

Acadie-Bathurst Titan have claimed Harijs Brants off waivers from Chicoutimi. The 2020 draft-eligible prospect was the odd man out with Kotkov and Kniazev both returning to Chicoutimi. This season with the Saguenéens, he was held pointless through 8 games.