Future Flyers Report: Stolarz Unbeaten with Knights, Cousins Leads OHL in Scoring

Anthony Stolarz

New Jersey’s own, Stolie the Goalie

Goaltender Anthony Stolarz had a record of 2-5-0 and a save percentage under .900 with the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks before he joined the London Knights of the OHL in early January. Since his move, Stolarz has appeared in six games for the Knights and has yet to lose.

The 45th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft is 4-0-0 in the OHL with a goals against average of 1.84 and a save percentage of .937. After he allowed five goals in his first win a few days after he joined the Knights, a 10-5 win for London over the Ottawa 67′s on January 11th, Stolarz made a pair of relief appearances before he started his second game for the club on the 24th. In his second start, the goaltender beat the 67′s again, as he limited Ottawa to one goal in an 11-1 rout.

After he had a 28-save victory in the Knights’ 3-2 win over the Kingston Frontenacs on the 27th, Stolarz posted a 34-save shutout in his most recent victory, which was a 1-0 win over the Brampton Battalion on February 1st.

Although it’s easier for Stolarz to have better numbers than the Knights’ other goalies, Jake Patterson and Kevin Bailie, due to the small amount of time he has spent with the club, he has already blanked the opposition once. The tandem of Patterson and Bailie have combined for five shutouts in 53 games.

Somebody who isn’t getting shut out in the Ontario Hockey League is Philadelphia Flyers’ 2011 draft pick Nick Cousins. In 51 games with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds this season, Cousins has 80 points, which is three more than his closest competition. With just 19 goals, Cousins leads the entire league with 61 helpers. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the forward has three straight multi-point games, as he has recorded seven assists over his last trio of contests.

Cousins has scored in 38 of the 51 games he has played so far in 2012-2013 and has posted 28 multi-point performances. The closest Greyhound to Cousins in terms of points this season is Ryan Sproul. The 55th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft has 47 points.

FORWARDS

  1. Nick Cousins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL) – 80 points (19 goals and 61 assists), plus-19, and 62 PIMs in 51 games.
  2. Andrew Rowe (Norfolk Admirals and Elmira Jackals) – 39 points (16 goals and 23 assists), minus-6, and 33 PIMs in 44 games.
  3. Scott Laughton (Philadelphia Flyers and Oshawa Generals) – 38 points (14 goals and 24 assists), plus-9, and 47 PIMs in 39 games.
  4. Taylor Leier (Portland Winterhawks, WHL) – 38 points (20 goals and 18 assists), plus-26, and 46 PIMs in 46 games.
  5. Marcel Noebels (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 37 points (16 goals and 21 assists), minus-6, and 16 PIMs in 43 games.
  6. Jason Akeson (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 31 points (Nine goals and 22 assists), minus-11, and 20 PIMs in 43 games.
  7. Tye McGinn (Philadelphia Flyers and Adirondack Phantoms) – 18 points (12 goals and six assists), minus-9, and 61 PIMs in 39 games.
  8. Derek Mathers (Peterborough Petes, OHL) – 18 points (Eight goals and 10 assists), minus-6, and 97 PIMs in 51 games.
  9. Harry Zolnierczyk (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 17 points (Nine goals and Eight assists), minus-9, and 54 PIMs in 43 games.
  10. Shane Harper (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 10 points (Six goals and Four assists), minus-14, and 25 PIMs in 35 games.
  11. Matt Mangene (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – Nine points (One goal and Eight assists), minus-14, and 25 PIMs in 27 games.
  12. Eric Wellwood (Philadelphia Flyers and Adirondack Phantoms) – Nine points (Four goals and Five assists), minus-4, and six PIMs in 35 games.
  13. Ben Holmstrom (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Eight points (Two goals and Six assists), plus-3, and 29 PIMs in 22 games.
  14. Garrett Roe (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Six points (Three goals and Three assists), minus-1, and 27 PIMs in 27 games.
  15. Michael Parks (University of North Dakota, NCAA) – Four points (Three goals and One assist), minus-3, and 21 PIMs in nine games.
  16. Andrew Johnston (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – Four points (Two goals and Two assists), minus-11, and six PIMs in 28 games.
  17. Tyler Brown (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Four points (Two goals and Two assists), minus-8, and 17 PIMs in 37 games.
  18. Mike Testwuide (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Two goals, minus-1, and 27 PIMs in 19 games.
  19. Petr Placek (Harvard University, NCAA) – Two goals, minus-9, and 12 PIMs in 19 games.

DEFENSEMEN

  1. Colin Suellentrop (Oshawa Generals, OHL) – 19 points (Three goals and 16 assists), minus-1, and 50 PIMs in 51 games.
  2. Shayne Gostisbehere (Union College, NCAA) – 16 points (Five goals and 11 assists) and 14 PIMs in 22 games.
  3. Tyler Hostetter (Trenton Titans, ECHL) – 16 assists, minus-11, and 37 PIMs in 38 games.
  4. Erik Gustafsson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 15 points (Three goals and 12 assists), minus-13, and 27 PIMs in 28 games.
  5. Blake Kessel (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 15 points (Four goals and 11 assists), minus-11, and 16 PIMs in 34 games.
  6. Brandon Manning (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 13 points (Five goals and Eight assists), minus-18, and 75 PIMs in 41 games.
  7. Nick Luukko (University of Vermont, NCAA) – Nine points (Three goals and Six assists) and 14 PIMs in 25 games.
  8. Fredric Larsson (Bryans J20, SuperElit) – Eight points (Four goals and Four assists), plus-3, and 51 PIMs in 24 games.
  9. Valeri Vasilyev (Spartak Moskva and MHC Spartak) – Six points (Two goals and Four assists), plus-5, and 57 PIMs in 37 games.
  10. Marc-Andre Bourdon (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Four points (One goal and Three assists), minus-5, and 59 PIMs in 17 games.
  11. Mark Alt (University of Minnesota, NCAA) – Four assists, plus-13, and 20 PIMs in 25 games.
  12. Oliver Lauridsen (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Four assists, plus-2, and 55 PIMs in 37 games.
  13. Matt Konan (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – Three assists, minus-7, and 34 PIMs in 20 games.
  14. Reece Willcox (Cornell University, NCAA) – Two assists, minus-2, and four PIMs in 21 games.

GOALTENDERS

  1. Anthony Stolarz (London Knights and University of Nebraska-Omaha) – 4-0-0, one shutout, 1.84 GAA, and .937 save percentage with the Knights. 2-5-0, 2.56 GAA, and .898 save percentage in eight games with the Mavericks.
  2. Jakub Kovar (HC Ceske Budejovice, Tipsport Extraliga) – 2.11 GAA and .930 save percentage in 20 games.
  3. Cal Heeter (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 7-11-1, 2.97 GAA, and .906 save percentage with Phantoms. 0-1-0, 3.95 GAA, and .879 save percentage in two games with the Titans.