The recent hot run of form for the NY Islanders AHL affiliate Bridgeport Islanders seems to have finally cooled down. The B-Isles have dropped their last three games but managed to salvage a point in both of their matchups this week against the division rival Hershey Bears, falling in overtime in both matches of the short road trip. Even with their three-game skid, the B-Isles still have recorded 17 points (7-2-3-0) in their first 12 games.
So far this season, there is a direct correlation between the team's young core of prospects and the team's results. Most of the NHL hopefuls on this team took a step back this week regarding production. We will see if the team can get back on the right foot next week or if this is more of a regression toward the mean.
We'll take a look at how the Isles prospects in Bridgeport as well as the CHL, USHL, NCAA, and internationally, performed this week.
Quinn Finley, Madison Capitols, USHL (3rd Round, 2022)
Isles third-round pick Quinn Finley has continued his scoring ways, adding another goal to his season total. The Madison Capitols played only one game over the week, traveling to take on the Chicago Steel. In the high-scoring USHL, Madison defeated Chicago by a similar 6-5 score as last week, securing victory in a shootout.
Finley received a drop pass and unleashed a wrist shot from the top of the right circle to beat the goalie giving the Capitols a 4-2 advantage. Finley has 16 points on the season with seven goals and nine assists.