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Boucher finishes year with 62 goals

Severson named top defenseman in Kelowna team awards

Tuesday, 03.19.2013 / 4:17 PM / News
By Eric Marin
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Boucher finishes year with 62 goals
Reid Boucher closed out his record-breaking regular season last Saturday with 62 goals and 33 assists for 95 points with Sarnia (OHL). He ended up eclipsing Steven Stamkos' team mark by four goals, while ending up fifth overall in points.

Boucher finished the year with 12 more goals than any other OHLer, led the league in power-play goals (21), and tied for second in game winners (9). The Devils signed him to an entry-level contract on March 13.

Sarnia opens a best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal series at Plymouth on Friday.

D Damon Severson took home top defenseman honors at the Kelowna Rockets' (WHL) awards banquet on Sunday. He finished 2012-13 with five points (2g-3a) in his last four games, and was the Rockets' top scoring blueliner with 52 points (10g-42a).

Severson's point total was tied for fourth among WHL defenseman, while his plus-43 was tied for ninth best in the league.

The Rockets finished with the second best record in the WHL and set a franchise mark in Saturday's season finale with their 52nd win. They open the playoffs at home against Seattle on Friday.

LW Ben Thomson ended his regular season on a high note, scoring twice and adding an assist for Kitchener (OHL) in Saturday's season finale against Sault Ste. Marie. Thomson collected a career-best 15 goals and 17 assists in 67 games with the Rangers, and ranked eighth in the league with 119 penalty minutes.

Kitchener will be home to start a first-round matchup with Guelph on Friday.

C Graham Black scored a career-high 24 goals for Swift Current (WHL) this season, while matching a career best with 50 points. Fellow Devils prospect D Reece Scarlett also matched a career high with 49 points (9g-40a), tying him for ninth among WHL defensemen.

The Broncos open the playoffs in Calgary on Thursday.

C Artur Gavrus capped his year with eight goals and three assists in eight games for Owen Sound (OHL) this month, finishing his abbreviated regular season with 14 points (8g-6a) in 21 games.

Gavrus, who had two goals against Sarnia on Friday, made his season debut on Jan. 12 after beginning the campaign in his native Belarus. He recorded a three-point game (2g-1a) on March 2, then collected his second career hat trick on March 8.

Next up for the Attack is a first-round playoff matchup with Sault Ste. Marie.

LW Blake Pietila had one assist over the weekend for Michigan Tech (CCHA), which dropped its opening round playoff series to North Dakota in three games. RW Derek Rodwell scored in Friday's tilt for UND, which moves on to the WCHA Final Five.

That group includes D Joe Faust and Wisconsin (WCHA), who eliminated Minnesota Duluth in two games.

LW Blake Coleman and the Miami RedHawks (CCHA) advanced past Michigan State in three games with back-to-back 4-1 victories on Saturday and Sunday. Miami moves into the CCHA semifinal round for the fourth straight year and will take on D Jon Merrill and the Michigan Wolverines.

Merrill had an assist Saturday, when Michigan completed a two-game sweep of Western Michigan.

G Maxime Clermont made 36 saves to lead Elmira (ECHL) to a 6-3 win over Trenton on Sunday. He's 3-2 since being reassigned to the Jackals from Albany (AHL) on March 5, improving his overall numbers to 18-12-3-2 with a 3.21 goals-against average and .900 save percentage.

G Scott Wedgewood posted 16 saves for Albany (AHL) in their loss to Syracuse on Saturday. He's 2-1 with a 3.27 goals-against average and .889 save percentage in three AHL starts this season.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
3 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
M. Cammalleri 51 23 10 4 33
A. Henrique 56 12 20 -1 32
P. Elias 53 10 16 -13 26
S. Gomez 39 5 18 -9 23
M. Zidlicky 63 4 19 -7 23
T. Zajac 55 10 10 -4 20
S. Bernier 48 10 8 1 18
M. Ryder 44 6 12 -2 18
A. Larsson 45 2 16 3 18
M. Havlat 38 5 9 -12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 23 23 6 .927 2.19
K. Kinkaid 3 4 3 .915 2.59