By Brian Weidler, "Game Time" Prospect Department
Each of the major junior league championship series will feature at least one Blues' prospect... and a rookie pro is skating for Alaska in the ECHL Western Conference final series as well.
Portland of the Western League (Ty Rattie), Niagara of the Ontario League (Brock Beukeboom), and Saint John of the QMJHL (Stephen Macaulay and Ryan Tesink) will all compete for their league championships in the days ahead, while three other Blues' prospects (Cody Beach and Joel Edmundson of Moose Jaw/WHL, and Max Gardiner of Dubuque/USHL) saw their playoff dreams evaporate for the 2011-12 season in the last week.
Also, following Peoria's disappointing elimination from AHL playoff contention, rookie defenseman David Shields has been assigned to Alaska to help the Aces in their pursuit of yet another Kelly Cup championship.
AFTER THE JUMP:
After the jump, your weekly look at the players in the Blues' organization who are "Trending Up." Stay tuned...
THIS WEEK'S STANDOUTS:
|Cody BEACH||Stephen MACAULAY||Ty RATTIE||David SHIELDS||Ryan TESINK|
|Moose Jaw (WHL)||Saint John (QMJHL)||Portland (WHL)||Alaska (ECHL)||Saint John (QMJHL)|
|** 4 games played this week||** 4 games played this week||** 2 games played this week||** 3 games played this week||** 4 games played this week|
|** 0 G, 4 A, plus-1||** 0 G, 2 A, minus-3||** 1 G, 1 A, plus-2||** 0 G, 2 A, plus-1||** 2 G, 0 A, minus-1|
|** 17 PM, 0 PP, 0 SH, 0 GW||** 0 PM, 0 PP, 0 SH, 0 GW||** 2 PM, 1 PP, 0 SH, 1 GW||** 0 PM, 0 PP, 0 SH, 0 GW||** 4 PM, 0 PP, 0 SH, 1 GW|
None this week.
PLAYER STATS TO DATE:
|BEACH, Cody||RW/R||6-05||190||08-08-92||Moose Jaw (WHL)||58||15||41||56||+12||229||7||0||2||0.966|
|... PLAYOFFS||Moose Jaw (WHL)||13||4||6||10||+ 2||29||1||0||0||0.769|
|MACAULAY, Stephen||LW/L||6-01||185||04-20-92||Saint John (QMJHL)||60||15||20||35||+14||56||3||1||3||0.583|
|... PLAYOFFS||Saint John (QMJHL)||13||5||6||11||+ 4||8||1||0||1||0.846|
|RATTIE, Ty||RW/R||5-11||175||02-05-93||Portland (WHL)||69||57||64||121||+23||54||26||4||9||1.754|
|... PLAYOFFS||Portland (WHL)||15||17||12||29||+13||12||5||1||2||1.933|
|SHIELDS, David||D/R||6-03||205||01-27-91||Peoria (AHL)||48||0||4||4||- 4||10||0||0||0||0.083|
|Alaska (ECHL)||11||1||4||5||+ 3||2||0||0||0||0.455|
|... PLAYOFFS||Alaska (ECHL)||3||0||2||2||+ 1||0||0||0||0||0.667|
|TESINK, Ryan||C/L||5-11||165||05-21-93||Saint John (QMJHL)||36||13||27||40||+23||54||2||3||3||1.111|
|... PLAYOFFS||Saint John (QMJHL)||13||7||5||12||+ 4||22||2||0||2||0.923|