Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Meanwhile, Back In Juniors...

We've got a trio of nuggets on Caps CHL prospects worth passing along, beginning with John Carlson who, after impressing at Caps camp, is set to make his OHL debut for Dale Hunter's London Knights on Friday.

Moving along to Barrie, Stefan Della Rovere scored a recent game-winner and apparently enjoyed his handiwork quite a bit:
Perhaps equally impressive was his celebration after he tucked a rebound past Trevor Cann at the 11:29 mark of the second frame. Della Rovere lowered his body, swooped his right arm slowly to the ice, grabbed some ice and worked his arm slowly back up in what was a unique twist on the age-old fist pump.

"I saw (Darren) Archibald do it after the first one he scored last week. And playing three-on-three in the summer, you try a few different celebrations, I guess," the third-year forward said. "You get a little excited when you score your first goal of the season."

Named first star in Saturday's game, Della Rovere also made a big defensive play in the first period to help his team kill off a two-man disadvantage.
Things aren't all rosy for Captain Colt, however, as he faces a possible suspension for an alleged head shot.

Finally (and speaking of head shots), Joel Broda has been on fire for Moose Jaw, scoring five times in three games and paying the price in a big way:
Minutes after sparking the start of the Moose Jaw Warriors comeback Saturday, Joel Broda was flat on his back on the Warriors bench.

The 18-year-old centre wasn’t resting on his laurels. Rather Broda had gone to block a slapshot by Brandon defenceman Matt McCue and blocked it in the most painful of locations. The force of the shot caved-in Broda’s protective cup.

Broda said he was unable to move as he tried to recover on the bench laying flat on his back for the rest of the second period. He was the last Warrior on the ice to start the third period, but took a regular shift.

Even that couldn’t slow Broda down as he scored his second goal of the night on a great backhand shot from the high slot. [Emphasis added, as if that was necessary]
Let it never be said that shot-blocking doesn't take grande cajones (right, Patrick Thoreson?).

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