9/21 Recap: Catenacci succeeds in Attack debut

Written By Kris Baker on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 | 9/21/2011

Dan Catenacci got his stay in Owen Sound off on the right foot Wednesday, scoring a goal and an assist while showing some competitive bite as the Attack pounded Plymouth, 6-2. The 5'10 center, fresh off the heels of his first NHL training camp which included a goal in the championship of the Traverse City Prospects Tournament, is looking to take his game to the next level this season after a 71-point campaign a year ago in Sault Ste. Marie. Catenacci was traded to the defending OHL champs this summer after a disagreement with Soo brass.



In Tuesday play, Joel Armia earned his first point of the year, an assist, as Assat lost in a shootout to Lahti, 2-1. The 6'3 wing saw 17:28 of icetime in the loss. Assat will next face the Blues on Friday.

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In case you somehow missed the mainstream coverage, the Sabres earlier in the week returned the bulk of their CHL prospects to their junior clubs. Along with Catenacci, Mark Pysyk (Edmonton), Jerome Gauthier-Leduc (Rimouski), Cedrick Henley (Val-d'Or), Steven Shipley (Niagara), Alex Lepkowski (Barrie), Gregg Sutch (Barrie), Nathan Lieuwen (Kootenay), Kevin Sundher (Victoria), and invite Steven Beyers (Barrie) will all begin their junior seasons this week.

A pair of 2010 draft picks, Riley Boychuk, 20, and Matt MacKenzie, 19, remain with the Sabres.

It's not all CHL these days as college puck is just a few weeks away. As a primer, check out this profile of Wisconsin freshman and Sabres 2011 7th round pick, Brad Navin.

1 comments:

boos said...

ahhhhh! 'tis hockey season...looking forward to your work this year, kris...thx in advance...

brad navin should be interesting to watch over the next few years...he was one of the players, as you pointed out, that they plucked based upon the first-ever draft combine

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