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Islanders prospects daily: Bridgeport players move up in ranking with win

WINDSOR, ON - SEPTEMBER 27: Forward Cole Coskey #49 of the Saginaw Spirit skates against the Windsor Spitfires on September 27, 2018 at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ON - SEPTEMBER 27: Forward Cole Coskey #49 of the Saginaw Spirit skates against the Windsor Spitfires on September 27, 2018 at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)
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New York Islanders prospect Otto Koivula #12 of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. (Photo by Gregory Vasil/Getty Images)
New York Islanders prospect Otto Koivula #12 of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. (Photo by Gregory Vasil/Getty Images)

Here’s your daily recap of yesterday’s games, updates, and rankings for New York Islanders prospects and players within the system.

Welcome to your daily recap for New York Islanders prospects! You’ll find an update on stats from prospects in action yesterday, a round-up of who’s playing today, and I’ll tell you how some of those prospects in action yesterday are doing in my prospects rankings.

Prospect Update from Yesterday

  • Reece Newkirk (Portland Winterhawks)
    • Stats: 1G, 2SOG
  • Bridgeport Sound Tigers Stats
    • Simon Holmstrom: 1G, 2SOG
    • Samuel Bolduc: 1G, 2SOG
    • Otto Koivula: 1G, 1A, 4SOG
    • Dmytro Timashov: 2A, +2

In the first game of the WHL season for the Portland Winterhawks, Reece Newkirk nets his first goal of the year. It was also the team’s first goal of the season. Coming in off the rush, Newkirk gets to the slot, fires a shot, and pops home the rebound that basically falls off the goalie.

The 20-year-old has been steadily improving as a player, putting up 65 points in 55 games last year. He’s a very important player for the Winterhawks and should lead the team offensively yet again this year.

The Sound Tigers broke their three-game losing streak by picking up an OT win over the Hartford Wolf Pack who are also struggling in the AHL this season. Otto Koivula, who was a healthy scratch the last time out, scored the OT goal for the winner. It seems like Thompson’s tactics paid off.

Samuel Bolduc continues his impressive run in the AHL with his third goal of the year. His seven points in ten games lead the Sound Tigers in points so far this year. You don’t expect a rookie pro on the blueline to lead the team in scoring, but here we are.

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