Junior Hockey Happenings: 11/28/11

Hartford Junior Wolfpack - Atlantic Junior Hockey League
The Hartford Junior Wolfpack hosted the 2011 Metropolitan Junior Hockey League Thanksgiving Showcase in Cromwell this past weekend. The ‘Pack finished the weekend with a solid 2-1-0 record overall, behind strong performances by Watertown native Jack Murphy (2g, 3a) and North Haven’s Tyler Hines (1g, 3a). Defenseman Tom Brunski (East Haven) also pitched in with a goal and goaltender Matt Hoff (Hamden) posted a 1-1 record in net.

Game recaps:
11/25: Hartford 2, Central Penn 5
11/26: Hartford 5, Washington 1
11/26: Hartford 2, New Jersey 1

Word out of Quebec is that former Choate standout Philippe Hudon has officially joined the Victoriaville Tigres of the QMJHL (Google translated page). It was initially thought that Hudon had left Cornell to return home to Quebec and deal with his OCD and would eventually be returning to the Big Red. The likelihood of that happening at this point seems very slim.

Robbie Baillargeon (Enfield) is averaging just under a point per game for the Indiana Ice of the USHL.

Adam Erne (Branford, CT) is 10th among rookies in the QMJHL with 25 points (10g, 15a)

Former Branford High School forward Nick Blake has 4 points (1g, 3a) in his last 4 games for the Boston Junior Bruins (ESHL)

Goaltender Rob Sutherland (Brookfield, CT) has gone 1-1-0 with a 3.41 GAA since signing with the Bradford Rattlers of the GMHL earlier this month. Sutherland was named the GMHL’s Goaltender of the Year last season while playing for the South Muskoka Shield.