Many of the Bruins prospects have had productive starts to their seasons, but this weekend wasn’t particularly great for a lot of them. CHLers Zach Senyshyn, Jakub Zboril, and Jeremy Lauzon are all battling ailments and didn’t even lace ’em up. According to Brad Coccimiglio of the Soo Today, Senyshyn has an “upper body injury that doesn’t sound too serious” but was enough to keep him out of both Saturday and Sunday’s games. Meanwhile Lauzon is recovering from a concussion, while Zboril is starting to bounce back from having the flu.
That leaves Boston University sophomore center Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson as one of the only hot Bruins prospects available to have a good week which grabbed him BostonPucks.com’s “Prospect of the Week” honors. However, had some of the others been able to play, JFK’s performance still would have been tough to top.
Forsbacka-Karlsson’s BU Terriers played Sacred Heart on Friday night and beat them easily 7-0. JFK picked up 2 assists on the night. Then Saturday night BU (ranked 8th in the country at the time) welcomed #4 (at the time) Quinnipiac to Agganis Arena. BU beat the higher ranked Quinnipiac in a penalty filled game, which seems to be typical for NCAA games so far this season, 3-0. JFK, the Patrice Bergeron clone, factored in on all 3 goals, scoring once himself while adding 2 assists. His goal was a short handed empty netter.
5 points on the weekend for JFK is great. But I am sure he is happier about getting the two wins as an absolutely loaded BU Terriers team is looking for a National Championship this year. Even though BU defenseman Charlie McAvoy (Bruins 1st round pick, 14th overall) only recorded an assist on the weekend, the back-to-back shutouts highlighted a McAvoy led defense that dominated.
Below are the highlights from the BU-Quinnipiac game:
- Ferris State freshman defenseman Cameron Clarke (5th round, 136th overall in 2016) recorded his first assist of his collegiate career Saturday night in a lost to Northern Michigan.
- Notre Dame junior Anders Bjork’s scoring streak came to an end on Saturday night in a loss to Penn State. Bjork still has an impressive 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists) in 6 games this season.
- Wisconsin played an exhibition game against the USNTDP team on Friday. Cameron Hughes and last week’s prospect of the week, Trent Frederic, both had assists.