Overview of CH prospects: Joshua Roy and Riley Kidney dominate in the QMJHL

Once again, several Montreal Canadiens hopefuls have distinguished themselves through the various hockey leagues around the world.

Here is a report of these different notable performances.

Joshua Roy – Right winger – 19 years old

The Quebec winger had quite the season last year, recording 119 points in 66 games.

Well, the 2022-2023 season has barely begun and Joshua Roy already looks set to dominate the QMJHL again.

Yesterday, the number 10 Sherbrooke Phoenix had four points, including a goal and three assists, in an 8-5 victory for the Phoenix against the Moncton Wildcats.

Roy now already has nine points (three goals and six assists) in four games.

Here are some highlights from his work night yesterday.

Since the start of the season, Roy has been paired with Justin Gill (19, undrafted) and Ethan Gauthier (17). Gill already has nine goals and four assists for a total of 13 points in six games, while Gauthier also has 13 points (four goals and nine assists) in six games.

The hope of the CH should therefore continue to produce at a hellish pace in the company of these two players.

Despite the fact that he had a rather discreet training camp, Roy remains one of the solid hopes in the organization chart of the Habs.

Riley Kidney – Center – 19

Always in the shadow of Joshua Roy, Riley Kidney also dominates the QMJHL.

Since being returned to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, Kidney has had a string of good performances.

Yesterday he had a goal and two assists in the Titan’s 6-3 win over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

The Titan number 12 now has three goals and six assists for a total of nine points in five games.

He could very well come close to his 100-point tally from last season this year, or even surpass it.

Here is his beautiful goal scored in the match.

Lane Hutson – Left-handed defender – 18 years old

Ahhhh the famous Lane Hutson. This mobile defender drafted at the end of the second round at the 62nd level by the Montreal Canadiens who is seen as being quite the steal.

Well, it’s true that so far, Hutson is actually showing he’s stealing by completely dominating the NCAA.

It really seems too easy for him.

Sure, the two teams Hutson and his team have faced so far aren’t NCAA strengths, but still.

Hutson is a rookie on this circuit, and let’s just say it really doesn’t show.

He had two assists yesterday in Boston University’s 7-1 victory over the University of Waterloo.

He now has five assists in two games.

Here are his two passes from the day before.

On this second pass, Hutson is really impressive. He demonstrated the full extent of his talent and his vision of the game before serving a perfect pass to his brother Quinn Hutson.

It looks really easy for Lane.

Here is another analyzed footage of Lane Hutson.

In short, the CH potentially has a rough diamond under its hands, you just have to develop it well!

Other Notable Performances

  • Jakub Dobes remained undefeated this season by recording his fourth victory in as many games last night as Ohio State University won 4-3 against the University of Wisconsin. Dobes now has a 1.76 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage. For more details I leave you here the article of my colleague Jérémie Lussier.
  • Rhett Pitlick got an assist last night in the University of Minnesota’s 3-2 loss to the University of Minnesota State. He now has four points in four games.
  • Owen Beck recorded a 58% save percentage last night in the face-off circle in a 4-0 win for the Mississauga Steelheads over the Owen Sound Attack. Beck, however, hasn’t scored any points in two games this season in the OHL.

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