September 23, 2012, Kitchener Rangers @ Sarnia Sting (OHL)
KIT #73 LW Puempel, Matthew (Ottawa) – Had outstanding position especially on the power play. Combine this with his great shot and it resulted in two goals for him. Constantly in the goal area causing trouble.
SAR #3 LD Nemecek, David (2013) – Held the line in the offensive zone well on a few occasions in the first period. Made some odd plays with the puck in defensive zone throwing it away by moving it much quicker than he needed to.
SAR #14 LW Boucher, Reid (New Jersey) – A really, really bad turnover on his own zone resulted in a goal. He competed and got a high stick in the face for his efforts. But it resulted in a power play goal for. Boucher is hitting on a regular basis which is great to see as it’s a necessary element to make him an effective player.
SAR #21 LC Nikandrov, Daniel (2013) – Went right to the net on developing rushes. One of these resulted in his first goal of the season. Daniel goes full speed as hard as he can into corners on a regular basis and was a workhorse for the Sting today.
SAR #77 RD DeAngelo, Anthony (2014) – Has been a little more restricted than usual in terms of taking chances. However as the game went on he made several puck playing miscues trying to do too much. He ended up negating some big chances for the Sting to tie the game up.
Scouts Notes: Goaltending was key in this match-up. A couple of Pacific Division prospects stole the show in John Gibson (Anaheim) and J.P. Anderson (San Jose). Both put on outstanding performances and made this game exciting right to the end. Joshua Sterk (2013) for the Kitchener Rangers showed off his speed going hard into the corners to battle. Justin Bailey (2013) didn’t get a great deal of playing time due to the strong depth at forward and him playing his second OHL game. He has massive size and he takes a few steps to get going but once he does he showed a good top speed.[/sociallocker]