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#151 HomeBrew

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:53 PM

Second this year to the London Knights, without question. The Knights already had a beastly team (ranked 1st in the nation) before they picked up Austin Watson AND Greg Mckegg. I don't really see any team beating the Knights.


Yeah I can see what you are saying. I didn't know much about the players on the London Knights, maybe it was just the WJC hype getting to me about some of the players on Niagara. Should be an interesting bout nonetheless.

Edited by EatJuice, 24 January 2012 - 11:54 PM.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:46 AM

Does anyone see the Ice Dogs going to the OHL Final this year? Which strong team will they have to beat in the conference final to get there though?
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:01 AM

Does anyone see the Ice Dogs going to the OHL Final this year? Which strong team will they have to beat in the conference final to get there though?


It's very possible. The only real threat they'll face is the 67s and I think in a seven game series the Dogs will come out on top. It probably won't even take the seven. The Eastern conference is really weak this year in comparison to the west.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:53 AM

It's very possible. The only real threat they'll face is the 67s and I think in a seven game series the Dogs will come out on top. It probably won't even take the seven. The Eastern conference is really weak this year in comparison to the west.


I see. If they manage to get out of the Eastern conference, do you think they have a good chance of winning the OHL title?
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:04 AM

I see. If they manage to get out of the Eastern conference, do you think they have a good chance of winning the OHL title?


As I said above, I don't see anyone beating the Knights this year. They've been ranked number 1 in the CHL for most of the year and they've picked up Greg Mckegg (a prospect that Leaf fans have been frothing over since last years world jrs) and Austin Watson (first round pick of the Preds in 2010) for pretty minor players and draft picks. They could very well be Memorial cup champs this year and next depending on how things go with the NHL. Unbelievably strong team.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:12 AM

I see. If they manage to get out of the Eastern conference, do you think they have a good chance of winning the OHL title?


As I said above, I don't see anyone beating the Knights this year. They've been ranked number 1 in the CHL for most of the year and they've picked up Greg Mckegg (a prospect that Leaf fans have been frothing over since last years world jrs) and Austin Watson (first round pick of the Preds in 2010) for pretty minor players and draft picks. They could very well be Memorial cup champs this year and next depending on how things go with the NHL. Unbelievably strong team.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:42 PM

2 goals and 3 assists today and now has 57 points in 46 games,,almost top 20 in OHL scoring. 9 less points than last year in 14 less games.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:17 AM

It is great to see Friesen showing steady improvement. He may lack size but his speed, fore check and willingness to compete for pucks should allow for a smooth transition into a bottom-6 role in the AHL next season.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:26 PM

Matt Bugg: Ronaldo: Speedy forechecker, bit of an agitator who can make things happen. I think he could a 40-point forward.


Mason Raymond is a 40 point player. This guy's goal is to make the NHL, not score 40 points. There will be more guys who are as old as he is playing in the "NHL" next year. He's not the brightest of our prospects, but hopefully will be a serviceable one. I'm glad we got this guy that late in the draft.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:46 PM

Freezer KO'd Erie Otters Goaltender.

Forward had to come in to play net and allowed 13 goals. HAHAHA!


ST. CATHARINES, Ontario (AP)—Connor Crisp allowed 13 goals—and was selected the first star.
And he deserved the honor in an unusual Ontario Hockey League game.

The 17-year-old forward was pressed into goal as an emergency replacement when Erie Otters starting goalie Ramis Sadikov was injured early in a 13-4 loss to the Niagara IceDogs on Sunday.
“Well, I’m a road hockey goalie, ball hockey goalie, but that’s the first time I’ve put on goalie equipment and played on ice since I was 5 years old,” Crisp said.
The Pennsylvania club dressed only one goalie after backup Devin Williams sustained a head injury in a game against Saginaw. Sadikov was knocked out 1:45 into the game Sunday. IceDogs forward Alex Friesen received a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct on the play.
With no backup on the bench the Otters had to either dress a player for the rest of the game or forfeit.
Enter Crisp, who hadn’t played this season after undergoing shoulder surgery, but was designated the backup goalie prior to the game.
“Not in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be playing today,” Crisp said.
Following a 20-minute delay while he donned goalie equipment, Crisp stepped onto the ice and almost slipped, then fell while taking warmup shots.
“My feet are still cramped, I can hardly walk right now,” Crisp said. “Rammer’s skates were three times too small and not wide enough. That’s probably why I couldn’t skate.”
Crisp made six saves in the first period, 12 in the second and 14 in the third, which ended with a standing ovation and the first-star selection.
“It was appreciated so much—beyond words,” Crisp said. “Honestly, it was embarrassing to let some of those goals in, but I think the IceDogs’ fans knew. I can’t say enough about how fun and classy that was.
Ryan Strome led Niagara with five goals and an assist.
Still, Crisp was the star.
“As soon I got on the bus I called my parents and as soon as they picked up the phone they were laughing,” Crisp said. “It’s definitely something I will never forget.”


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Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:26 PM

Friesen scored a goal and was even on the night for the Niagra IceDogs in a 5-2 win over the Kingston Frontenacs today.

I envision Friesen grabbing a bottom 6 center spot on the Wolves next year. He's an overager in the OHL this year and is pretty much ready to turn pro.
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:20 PM

just hope he become our Darren helm!
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:13 PM

Friesen scored a goal and was even on the night for the Niagra IceDogs in a 5-2 win over the Kingston Frontenacs today.

I envision Friesen grabbing a bottom 6 center spot on the Wolves next year. He's an overager in the OHL this year and is pretty much ready to turn pro.


Yeah, hopefully the extra year helped him and he doesn't Archibald-it (I know they aren't similar, but they're ex-teammates).
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:30 PM

Friesen picked up an assist, 2 PIMS and was +2 for the Niagra IceDogs in their 8-1 win over the Peterborough Petes today.
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:24 PM

Friesen scored 2 goals and was +1 for the Niagra IceDogs in a 7-3 win over the Ottawa 67's today. He and the IceDogs complete their regular season tomorrow vs the Mississauga St Michaels Majors.
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:04 PM

Friesen did not play in the Niagra IceDogs' final regular season game, a 2-0 shutout win over the Mississauga St. Michaels Majors. In the recaps of today's and yesterday's Niagra games there was no mention of anything happening to Friesen so I'm not sure what the deal is. Perhaps the over-agers just got the day off... Anyway, the IceDogs finished their regular season with a 47-18-3 record and 1st place in the OHL Eastern Conference. They will face Oshawa in the first round of the OHL playoffs. Game 1 goes Thursday March 22.

2011/2012 regular season stats for Alex Friesen:

62 GP, 26 goals, 45 assists, 71 points, +39, 106 PMS

*Friesen's +39 rating tied is tied with Jarrod Tinordi for 1st in the entire OHL.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:19 AM

whats the report on Friesen these days. he clearly has outshone his 6th rounder tag but what do you guys now expect from him going forward. those stats look very sexy and he clearly is defensively responsible which is a must for Canuck's prospects.
An updated scouting report on him would be very much appreciated. Thanks.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:43 PM

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Found this while poking around on the IceDogs site.
Gotta say, I'm pretty excited we got this guy in the 6th round.
Hopefully, we have our 3c of the future here.

The OHL Coaches Poll provides member club coaches with the opportunity to recognize the top three players in 20 different skill categories within their own conference.

The Niagara IceDogs led the way with representation in 14 of the 20 different categories including seven first place selections. Three of those selections going to forward Alex Friesen. Friesen, a 21-year-old from Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, is a Vancouver Canucks prospect who was considered by Eastern Conference coaches to be the Best Defensive Forward, the Best on Faceoffs, and tied for Best Penalty Killer. Friesen had previously appeared in all three categories in previous years including Best Faceoffs the past two seasons winning it in 2009-10 and finishing third last year. He also won Best Penalty Killer last season and finished third in the Defensive Forward category one year ago. This season he was also recognized as the third Hardest Working player in the conference after winning that category in the 2009-10 season.


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:02 PM

Found this while poking around on the IceDogs site.
Gotta say, I'm pretty excited we got this guy in the 6th round.
Hopefully, we have our 3c of the future here.



http://www.niagaraic...ce-coaches-poll


Great stuff! Sounds like just the kind of young player the Canucks need to integrate into their core. At the beginning of the year I said that we might have a Dominic-Moore type player in Friesen and that might be true, given the above accolades Friesen received.

The Canucks have shown they can develop some high end talent - Sedins, Kesler, Edler, Schneider - but what's really been missing in the system is effective bottom 6 players. Hopefully Friesen develops into a solid 3rd line centre so Gillis doesn't have to go out and spend between 2 and 3 million on one in free agency.

I'm predicting he'll be a definite Wolves regular next year.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:25 PM

Alex Friesen opens the scoring 1:43 into game #1 versus Niklas Jensen's Oshawa Generals. Friesen adds a powerplay assist to make it 2-0 a minute later. They're currently ten minutes into the first period.

The kid is a leader.

Edited by Millerdraft, 22 March 2012 - 04:26 PM.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

The shutdown line of Agozzino-Friesen-Ritchie is eating Labardo-Jenner-Jensen alive.

Friesen now has 1g 2a 3pts and a +2 in a 5-0 game.
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Lies. He's more of a Steve Bernier. Hopefully his talent level goes up so he can become like a Taylor Pyatt.


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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:41 PM

He completed the Hat Trick tonght in an 8-2 win over the generals.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:29 PM

Friesen beastin in the playoffs, good to see!

Sucks for Jensen, but I knew the Ice Dogs were gonna roll over them. They're too good.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:50 PM

LOL how ironic - our best offensive forward prospect vs our best defensive forward prospect at the junior level.

Friesen seems to be a good shutdown center - maybe this season will earn him a contract - though he's still a long shot to make the NHL because of his size. Not too many 5'9" shutdown centers in this league...
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:44 PM

Two more assists for Friesen. He currently leads the OHL playoffs in scoring with 3g 3a 6pts.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:55 PM

nice job by #HesSoColdHesFriesen
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:08 PM

OHL playoffs update for Alex Friesen:

Friesen and the Niagra IceDogs currently lead their 1st round playoff series vs the Oshawa Generals 2-1. They won the first two games 8-2 and 6-1 and Oshawa won Game 3 6-4. Friesen is doing great so far for the IceDogs with 3 goals and 4 assists, 2 PIMS and a -1 rating. He's currently 4th in the OHL in playoff scoring.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:04 PM

We need to sign this guy (at the end of the season) or we lose his rights. Looks like a gem from what I've seen.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:32 PM

I think MG is way ahead on us for that one
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:22 PM

Friesen scored the opening goal in the game today.

It is now 1-1 however.

I am cheering for the Gens, but it is nice to see a prospect doing well! Gives Freezer 7 points (4 goals) in 6 games so far - and this one isn't over.
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