December 26, 2012, Toronto Jr. Canadiens v. Burlington Eagles
Minor Midget AAA Toronto Marlboros Holiday Classic
TJC #3 LD Wilkie, Zach – Wilkie has excellent size, a great frame and appears strong already. He played very physical landing some punishing hits. He has shown good one on one play and liked to force the forward outside and use his size.
[sociallocker]Zach looked good on the power play moving the puck well. He chose the right times to use his shot. Wilkie pinched to keep the play going in the offensive zone a few times.
TJC #4 F Jordan, Noah – Noah is built like a tank. He was great along the walls and forced turnovers on a regular basis. He needs to improve his skating, and needs to be quicker on pucks, but he knows how to handle the play when it comes to him and he competes hard.
TJC #16 F Alberga, Carmine – Alberga appears a little undersized on the ice at 5’10” but he plays with an incredible amount of heart. He battles relentlessly despite being smaller than a lot of the players he battles against he just wins over and over again. He is elusive when he obtains the puck and can skate away from the corner and create a scoring chance for himself or a teammate. He cycles the puck well and forces turnovers all over the ice. Because of this he is used in all game situations. He showed good puck distribution on the power play.
TJC #27 F Lawrence, William – Lawrence had good net presence on the power play and used it to score the third goal of the game for Toronto.
TJC #53 F Korostelev, Nikita – Korostelev returned from injury and got off to a bit of a slow start but picked things up after a few shifts. Korostelev has a ridiculously hard shot however he missed the net on a few occasions. He is shifty despite his big size and was well positioned on the power play. Nikita showed great hands with little space to score what would be the eventual game winner.
TJC #84 F Rozanov, Mark – Rozanov is a very good skater. He utilizes his speed to battles for the puck.
TJC #88 F Sharipov, Vladislav – Sharipov showed good hands on a breakaway to score the first goal of the game while short handed. He showed great awareness of the play around him to set up another goal later in the game for the Canadiens. Vladislav moves the puck well on the powerplay. Skating appeared about average but his first few steps could use improvement.
TJC #33 G Benigno, Izzy – Follows the play very well and didn’t give much for shooters to look at. He showed effective rebound control and saw the puck well through traffic. Benigno had to leave the game late in the second period when he came way out of the crease to play the puck and got rocked by a Burlington player.
BUR #5 LD Anderson, Zach – Anderson was noticeable with his physical play and hit opposing players every opportunity he got. He showed a good stick in one on one situations. He is not very fluent with the puck but does possess a hard point shot. Zach understands what to do in different situations and reads the plays well. But struggles technically with hand eye coordination and excuting the play.
BUR #7 F Thompson, Matthew – Jr. Canadiens goaltender went out to play the puck and Thompson took a bit of a run at him nearly inciting a brawl.
BUR #11 F Rollo, Tyler – Scored a nice goal while short handed to break up the Jr. Canadiens shutout. Not overly noticeable in this game, but subtlety forced turnovers in all three zones.[/sociallocker]