4/15 Recap: Lepkowski, Sutch produce in Colts loss

Written By Kris Baker on Monday, April 16, 2012 | 4/16/2012

Alex Lepkowski scored off a wrister from the point and added an assist Sunday as Barrie was defeated by Ottawa 3-2 to force a game #7 in the OHL Eastern Conference final. The multi-point effort was the second of his three-year career. Gregg Sutch scored the other Colts, his first of the playoffs and first in his last 18 post-season tilts. The clubs will decide the series Tuesday in Ottawa.

In the QMJHL, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc recorded three shots on goal as Rimouski edged Blainville-Boisbriand, 3-2. With the series locked at three games each, the clubs will play #7 Tuesday in Boisbriand.

In other news, the idle Amerks watched on during the final day of the regular season as the chips in place to give them the 7th spot in the AHL’s Western Conference playoffs. Rochester will square off with division rival Toronto for a best-of-five series beginning Thursday.

Game 1 – Thu., Apr. 19 – Rochester at Toronto, 7:00
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 21 – Rochester at Toronto, 3:00
Game 3 – Mon., Apr. 23 – Toronto at Rochester, 7:05
*Game 4 – Wed., Apr. 25 – Toronto at Rochester, 7:05
*Game 5 – Sat., Apr. 28 – Rochester at Toronto, 3:00


boos said...

congrats on the wgr "scouting session," kris...

unfortunately for the sabres and their fans, this is your time of year already

might be worth mentioning that with all of the focus being upon pegula and his free-wheeling last summer, not much attention was given to how he and his charges are beginning to lay a strong, solid foundation underneath the parent club...they brought in extra scouts, extra coaches and the first-ever sabres develoment camp (that camp brought about the drafting of lepkowski and navin) among other things...

things are looking real bright for the amerks and their draft picks still in jr. or college...

keep up the good work, look forward to hearing you on wgr

Anonymous said...

Yes, to echo the above, looking forward to your work on wgr.

This draft looks challenging from a Sabres point of view in that it is allegedly defense heavy. I'd like the sabres to take a forward - I'd love it if they manage to get Teräväinen or Hertl - but as usual, best player available should be the imperative that drives the selection.

Not sure what the drop-off is in terms of talent, so the relative value of those 2nd round picks is somewhat relative. Wonder if Regier will trade some of the supposed driftwood on the roster to try and move up or down.

Oh and I hope the Amerks destroy the drones from the Marlies.

Anonymous said...

Draft Canadians and the Sabres will be OK.

Anonymous said...

I'm a canadian. take the best human

Anonymous said...

Kris, I'm excited that both Pysyk and GauthierLeduc both made it to the 3rd round of playoffs.

They are the top 2 picks from the 2010 draft class, and they both happen to be CANADIAN...

Anonymous said...

I am anonymous April 16 7:54.

I agree with April 17 6:41. Nationality doesn't matter. And I say this as both a human and a Canadian. I am not a Turing Test who happens to like the Sabres and is a mainframe computer sitting somewhere in the bowels of Texas Tech or some other University.

Anyway, the draft projections by ISS and others, Craig Button of TSN etc., look pretty wonky, as in there is no consensus once you get beyond the top 5 or so. Really, this will be a draft where in depth scouting will be key. Shame this draft isn't 2013, as the human talent next year appears to be, well, incredible.

Kris Baker said...

Yes, always take the best human!

9:56 - 2013 draft is indeed looking pretty ridiculous.

12:03AM: It is great to see Pysyk and Leduc, two righties, one who made Team Canada and another who scored more goals than any other CHL D this season, advance to league semis. The Oil Kings look good. Leduc's Nics will have their hands full with Halifax and then the Saint John juggernaut if they are able to get past the Mooseheads.

7:54: It sounds as if Regier is looking to move driftwood...and then some. I think Sabres fans need to see the success of some these teams that drastically altered their rosters in the past 12 months and be prepared to think big.

Boos: thanks. To the point about Pegula, I feel that everything is on the table this offseason regarding bettering his on-ice product. Sabres know what they have and what they don't have. Now that Pegula has gone through a full year, and a frustrating one, he's open for the home run. Darcy needs to make the right piece available.

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