Junior Hockey Happenings: 01/04/13

Connecticut junior hockey news




Adam Erne (North Branford, CT) continues to solidify his position as a possible top-10 pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.  Through 38 games played for the Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) this season, Erne has put up 50 points (19g, 31a), tying him for the seventh highest scoring total in the league.  The major difference being Erne is doing all of this as a 17 year old.  (Among the few other 1995 birth year players that Erne is either tied with or trailing in scoring is Nathan Mackinnon, a forward who many scouts consider to be the potential #1 overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.)

After a mid-December trade, Enfield native Robbie Baillargeon is off to a fast start for the Omaha Lancers (USHL).  In four games played so far, Baillargeon has put up a 4-2-6 line and helped lead the Lancers to a 3-1-0 record.

Former New Canaan High School standout Reed Harper is currently the leading scorer for the Connecticut Oilers‘ EJHL squad.  Through 26 games, Harper has a 29 points (11g, 18a).  A 2011 graduate, Harper did a PG year at Proctor Academy (Andover, NH) last season.

Jon Tenca (Stamford, CT/Stamford High School) is 1-1-0 so far this season in goal for the the South Muskoka Shield of the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League (GMHL).  Tenca, a 2011 Stamford High School grad, spent last season with the Syracuse (NY) Stampede of the IJHL.

2010 West Haven High School All-State forward Tim Baylis (West Haven, CT) has a 4-2-6 line for the Northern Cyclones of the Atlantic Junior Hockey League (AJHL) this season.  The team plays their home games in Hudson, New Hampshire – about 90 miles south of Kimball Union Academy (Meriden, NH), where Baylis spent the last two seasons playing prep school hockey for the Wildcats.

Goaltender Luke Andriuk (Westport, CT/Staples HS) is 6-3-2 with a 2.16 GAA for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights of the Atlantic Junior Hockey League (AJHL).  Andriuk was a Connecticut high school hockey First Team All-State honoree in 2011, after leading Staples/Weston/Shelton to an appearance in the D3 state finals.