Last week was a week to forget for the Bridgeport Islanders. The top prospects for the NY Islanders AHL affiliate were absent for the most part, as the club earned only one out of a possible six points.
The team struggled to generate much offense as they averaged two goals over the three-game span, with Ruslan Iskhakov the only top prospect to yield a point as he scored one of the two goals against the Utica Comets in a 5-2 loss. Aatu Räty, William Dufour, and Samuel Bolduc failed to find the score sheet.
The B-Isles are sitting in fourth in the Eastern Conference with 33 points (14-8-5).
Though the B-isles struggled, the prospects playing in the CHL and on the international stage certainly made an impact.
Let's take a look that was for the prospects of the NY Islanders.
Matthew Maggio, Windsor Spitfires, OHL (5th Round, 2022)
Last week, Matthew Maggio put on one of the season's best performances of the OHL season in the Windsor Spitfires' 6-3 victory over the Erie Otters. With five goals to his name, Maggio scored two goals at even strength, two short-handed, and one on the powerplay.
To follow up his five-goal outburst, Maggio added another tally to his goal column in Windsor's next game as the Spitfires defeated Owen Sound Attack, 5-4.
Maggio's performance last week has bumped him to third in the OHL scoring race with 45 points and tied atop the goals leaderboard with 24.
Daylan Kuefler, Kamloops Blazers, WHL (6th Round, 2022)
Out west in the WHL, Daylan Kuefler also had a strong performance scoring two goals in the Kamloops Blazers' 4-3 victory over the Prince George Cougars.
With Logan Stankoven missing time as he is part of Canada's World Junor Classic roster, Kuefler will be looked at as one of the players to step up to fill in for the teams leading scorer.
Quinn Finley, Madison Capitols, USHL (3rd Round, 2022)
Quinn Finley has been away from the Madison Capitols as he was called in for Team USA duty at the World Junior A Challenge.
Finley registered six points (two goals, four assists) in six games for team USA on their road to the gold medal. Team USA defeated Canada-East in the gold medal game 5-2, with Finley earning assists on the American's first and final goals of the game.
Finley will look to take his strong outing at the international level back to a struggling Capitols team when he returns to the USHL.