NTDP Camp And OHL Cup
It was an eventful week for 99's, most notably Toronto Marlies 99 defenseman Quinn Hughes.
Hughes helped the Marlies make a run to the OHL Cup final, left to take the ice at NTDP camp and returned in the same day to help the Marlies win the OHL Cup. Hughes had two goals, two assists in the tournament and also had a strong showing at camp.
2000 forward commit Blade Jenkins skated for TPH Thunder and had one assist in four games.
Fellow 99's Mike Pastujov and Josh Norris both had strong camps as well and all three players have preformed well enough to make the team.
In the USHL Kyle Connor has taken control of the scoring race with 69 points in 50 games, a four point lead over 2nd place scorer Adam Johnson. With six games left in the regular season Connor is well within reach of 74 points, his previous career high set last year.
In Sioux Falls, Cooper Marody has taken a monumental leap forward by reaching the 20 goal mark. 53 points for Marody is good for 10th in league scoring.
Andrew Copp's departure leaves a bit of a hole at center.
It's a deep position on this roster but one without a defensive standout or penalty killer. The coaching staff may be content to go into 2015-16 without adding a late signee, but if Dylan Larkin departs a center will be needed.
Off The Board
Goaltending has been a hot topic this year and the Wolverines have been actively attempting to add another netminder. Without a goalie for the future, Harvard decommit and USNTDP goaltender Joseph Woll was a big target but he's off the board to Boston College.
Elsewhere another in-state prospect is heading somewhere else to play his college puck. Last month it was HoneyBaked forward Collin Adams picking North Dakota, this month Belle Tire's Logan Cockerill decided on Boston University.