1/31 Recap: Lagacé gets four; Schiestel, Genny snap winners

Written By Kris Baker on Sunday, February 1, 2009 | 2/01/2009

In QMJHL, Jacob Lagacé scored four goals and an assist as Chicoutimi avenged a Friday night loss to Baie-Comeau with a 10-5 rout. Lagacé struck three times at even strength and once short-handed to give him 23 goals on the year. The 10-goal output ends a ten game losing streak for the Sags. Tyler Ennis (+1) scored a goal and an assist as Medicine Hat lost to Kamloops, 5-4. The Tigers leading scorer, Ennis has 25 goals and 55 points in 43 games this season, and is currently on an eight-game point streak. In the OHL, Drew Schiestel scored the game winning goal as Niagara defeated Barrie, 4-3. Trailing 3-0 entering the third, Schiestel's high snapper capped an exciting four-goal period for the Dogs. Four of Schiestel's six goals on the season came in the month of January. Nick Crawford (+2) had a power play assist as Saginaw defeated Sault Ste. Marie, 5-2. Paul Byron was -1 with two shots on goal as Gatineau lost to Rimouski, 2-1. The first-place 'Piques had won eight straight before losing to the Nics, while Byron's five-game point streak comes to an end T.J. Brennan (-1) posted an assist as Montreal lost to Quebec, 3-1. Luke Adam (-1) failed to hit the scoresheet in the loss. J.S. Allard was +1 with three shots on goal for the victors. Tyler Myers was even as Kelowna lost to Seattle in overtime, 2-1. In ECAC action, Matt Generous had a pair of slap shot goals, including the game winner, and an assist as St. Lawrence defeated Colgate, 4-2. The senior has seven goals and seven assists from the Saints blueline. Brad Eidsness made 25 saves as North Dakota defeated St. Cloud State, 4-2. With the win, the freshman finished the month of January with a 7-1-2 mark. Nick Eno was the back-up as Bowling Green lost to Miami, 3-2. Justin Jokinen was a scratch as Minnesota State earned the sweep over #5 Minnesota with a 3-1 win.


Anonymous said...

Bakes - I posted this over at HF, wondered if you could shed some light on Lagace?

Anyone watching this kid? Outside of his size (5'11"/195)(why does every Sabre prospect question start out this way?), what are his major deficiencies. I keep voting to add him on our prospect poll, but he still isn't even an option. He is scoring at a better clip then his more highly touted teammate Nicolas Deschamps, with 23 goals and 48 points in 46 games. He was the 34th NA ranked player at the mid-point going into the draft last year and Buffalo seems to have stole him in the 5th Round. The info below sounds intriguing. Anyone have an opinion on Lagace?

Kris Baker said...

Not sure how this escaped me...

I think Lagacé has been very good this season. Even without the stats, he's been the best two-way forward for the Sags. He rolls up his sleeves, gets pucks to the net, consistently grinds it out coming back, kills penalties (and scores shorties). Even if he isn't scoring, he's still noticeable.

So he's not big, but he's a battler with some finish. He has the skating, leverage, and crafty hands to develop into a role player (3rd/4th)) with some solid AHL work.

Anonymous said...

Thanks KB


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