In this week’s prospect update, we look at the Flyers prospects in the OHL.
Morgan Frost has continued his emergence to the top of the OHL scoring leaders with another impressive week. Frost contributed a multi-point performance in each of Sault Ste. Marie’s 3 games last week.
On Wednesday, Frost added two assists to help the Greyhounds to a 4-3 victory over the Sudbury Wolves. Both assists were primary helpers, something that Frost has been doing a lot this year.
On Friday, Frost had himself a four-point night. Frost scored a goal and assisted on three of the Greyhounds eight goals. His highlight of the week came on his primary assist on the Greyhounds 4th goal of the night. That pass is NHL worthy.
🚨 🚨GOAL! 🚨 🚨
This … pass … we literally cannot EVEN. 😱 pic.twitter.com/OVQVW8WlXy
— Soo Greyhounds (@OHLHoundPower) November 25, 2017
On Saturday, Frost added two more assists to vault himself into 5th in the OHL in scoring. Morgan Frost now has 12 goals and 24 assists on the season. His play over the first 24 games and his strong end to last season has seen him emerge as one of the best prospects in the OHL.
Isaac Ratcliffe continued his improvement in his play after a slow start to his season. Ratcliffe contributed in two out of Guelph’s three games last week.
On Friday, Ratcliffe had himself a three-point night. He added a goal and two assists in Guelph’s 5-4 OT win against Barrie.
On Saturday, Ratcliffe had himself a night. He scored a highlight reel goal, going end to end for the goal, and was the primary assist on the game winner.
Ratcliffe did not contribute to the scoring on Sunday. After a slow start to his season, Ratcliffe now has 12 points, 7 G & 5 A, in his last eight games. He is up to 12 goals and 9 assists on the season through 24 games.
Matthew Strome had a rough week. However, he capped off that bad week with a highlight reel goal.
On Thursday, Strome had only one point in Hamilton’s OT loss and the very next day he was kept off the score sheet. However, this all set up his big game and highlight to end his week.
On Saturday, Strome scored twice and assisted on a goal in Hamilton’s 6-2 over Ottawa. Strome’s second goal of the night, was the highlight of his week, and maybe his year. He scored a lacrosse style goal, something many call a Michigan due to Mike Legg’s goal from behind the net in 1996.
WATCH THIS: @Mstrome16 are you kidding me 😱
— OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) November 26, 2017
For the season, Strome now has 13 goals and 11 assists through 21 games.
Maxim Sushko had a week to forget and really a start to the season to forget. Sushko was held off the score sheet on all three of Owen Sound Attack’s games last week.
Sushko came out of the gate hot this season, highlighted by his four-goal night back in the beginning of October. Ever since then, Sushko has had trouble scoring.
For the season, Sushko has 11 goals and 8 assists through 22 games.
Connor Bunnaman showed last week that he is more than just a goal scorer, contributing an assist in each game.
On Thursday, Bunnaman had himself a two assist night. On Friday, he added another assist. And on Sunday, he added another assist.
With all his assists last week, Bunnaman extended his point streak to 6 games.
For the season, Bunnaman has 14 goals and 10 assists through 24 games.
Anthony Salinitri didn’t have a great week for Sarnia. Salinitri had only one assist in Sarnia’s three games last week. Salinitri, now in his 4th season in the OHL, is considered an over-ager in the OHL. Over-agers in the OHL should be putting up more than that.
For the season, Salinitri has 10 goals and 13 assists through 26 games.
Next week, we will update the Flyers prospects in the WHL.
Mandatory Photo Credit: AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh