Prospect Update – March 2009
Prospect Nathan Moon put forth a strong finish to his third OHL season.
Over the stretch of his final three games, Moon put up six points, including a four assist effort in a 6-3 Kingston win over Oshawa on Friday, March 13.
Moon added two goals in a 5-3 loss to Peterborough on Sunday night, the team’s season finale.
Moon’s season totals close in at 32 goals and 40 assists for 72 points in 62 games played. Impressive numbers considering Moon’s slow middle portion of the year and the fact that the Frontenacs finished the season with a record of 18-40-6.
Moon’s mark of 72 points is five points shy of his career record of 77, which he earned last year with 6 more games played.
Moon will return to Kingston next year as an overage player with an opportunity to aid the Frontenacs in a much needed turnaround. Moon’s attitude change at the halfway point of this year is a fantastic sign as this youngster continues to mature.
Highlights of Kingston’s final game, including Moon’s final goal of the year, are found below. Moon finishes out the year with a lazer of a slap shot from the near circle.
Penguin prospect Keven Veilleux missed most of this year with a shoulder problem, but has not only returned to the lineup for the Rimouski Oceanic, he has dominated during his time there.
Veilleux was named Telus offensive player of the week for March 9, earning three points in three straight games for the Oceanic. Veilleux posted another solid outing after winning the award with a 4 point game (1+3) against Montreal the following night.
His only trouble came in the faceoff circle where he was an abysmal 2 for 17.
Veilleux missed this weekends game against Shawnigan, perhaps a result of some nagging pain from his hurt shoulder.
New prospect Eric Tangradi is prepared to return to the Belleville lineup for their first round playoff series against the Sudbury Wolves.
Tangradi was suspended for throwing water bottles in the direction of a referee after a missed call.
Belleville is the number one overall seed in the Eastern Conference of the OHL.
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