Faceoff Case Study

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Prospect Faceoff: Garland running away with QMJHL scoring title, trio of Winnipeg Jets prospect compete Can anyone stop Conor Garland from scoring? The diminutive forward is already 30-points clear of second place in scoring, and a veteran goaltender will be tasked with attempting to keep him off the scoresheet. Also in this week’s Prospect Faceoff, Brendan Lemieux, Jack Roslovic, and Jansen Harkins from the Winnipeg Jets organization are all in action this weekend. Finally, two Swedish defensemen with vastly different skillsets are chronicled in SHL action. Eric Brassard (Halifax) vs. Conor Garland (Moncton) – QMJHL In this week’s Feature Faceoff, Halifax goaltender Eric Brassard is going to try to do something only two other goaltenders have done this season, keep Conor Garland off the scoresheet. After playing 14 playoff games with the Halifax Mooseheads last season, Eric Brassard gained valuable experience and confidence heading into this season. For the first time in his career, Brassard has been given the number one job and has done remarkably well behind a much younger and far less potent offense this year. The team traded the face of the franchise, Timo Meier, to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, effectively signaling that they were headed into a rebuild.…show more content…
Harkins, a Cleveland, Ohio native, has become a reliable and trustworthy option for the Prince George Cougars. He’s a blue collar center, who never quits on a play and has consistently been one of the best players on the ice for Prince George. Harkins has 15 goals and 25 assists on the season, slightly behind his 79-point pace from one year ago, but the team has relied upon him as an important piece of one of the best penalty-killing units in the league. He has been deployed against some of the top competition in the league, and will have a difficult matchup as he tries to contain one of the best forwards in the WHL this
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