Trois Rivieres 1 @ No.20 Harvard Crimson 3 (exhibition)
C/W Alexander Killorn, HU: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Third Star*
A center in high school last year, Killorn (pictured) lined up at right wing for Harvard on the second line. Killorn, who finished last year among U.S. prep scoring leaders, scored a power play goal on a rebound in the first period of his first collegiate game and led the team in shots on goal. Freshmen accounted for all three Crimson goals.
No.11 Vermont Catamounts 2 @ No.3 Boston College Eagles 3
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: Did not play
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
UMass Minutemen 1 @ No.4 New Hampshire Wildcats 1
D John Wessbecker , UMass: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (holding, high sticking)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +3, 6 PIM
Lightning prospect and Harvard University commit Alex Killorn of Deerfield Academy was named by the NEIPSHA to its Division I All-New England West team.
Deerfield finished their regular season with a 16-6-2 record. Killorn had a goal in his final home game, a 4-3 Deerfield win over Westminster. (Stat update coming soon)
U.S. prep stats as of February 12, 2008:
C/W Matt Marshall, Noble and Greenough School: 25 GP, 20-19-39
Marshall, a University of Vermont commit, has 3 goals and 8 assists in his last 5 games for Nobles.
C Alex Killorn, Deerfield Academy: 21 GP, 25-25-50
Killorn, a Harvard commit, is third overall in scoring among U.S. Prep players.
Note: For more updates on Harvard's program, see Crimson Hockey.
U.S. prep stats as of January 23, 2008:
C/W Matt Marshall, Noble and Greenough School: 20 GP, 17-11-28
Nobles is 11-7-2 on the year. Marshall, a University of Vermont commit, is second on the team in scoring.
C Alex Killorn, Deerfield Academy: 16 GP, 24-19-43
Deerfield is 10-5-1 for the season. Killorn, a Harvard commit, is tied for the national scoring lead among prep players in the U.S. with Boston College recruit Cam Atkinson.
Note: For more updates on Harvardâ€™s program, see Crimson Hockey.
Noble and Greenough School 9 @ Lawrence Academy 3
C/W Matt Marshall, Nobles: 2-0-2
Marshall, a University of Vermont commit, came into the game as Noblesâ€™ second-leading scorer with 7 goals and 3 assists in 14 games.
Deerfield Academy 8 @ Loomis Chaffee 1
C Alex Killorn, DFA: 2-0-2
Killorn had 26 points in 9 games coming into the game. One of his goals against Loomis Chaffee came on a â€œperfectâ€ (per Deerfield review) deflection from in front.
*Thanks to Crimson Hockey for helping us out with stat updates for both Marshall and Harvard commit Killorn. If youâ€™re a Harvard fan, be sure to check out the site.
Choate Rosemary Hall 1 @ Deerfield Academy 2 (12/8)
C Alex Killorn, DFA: 0-0-0 (unofficial)
After beating its first two opponents by a combined score of 15-0, Deerfield faced its rival, Choate Rosemary Hall. Deerfield killed off a late 6 on 3 man advantage (goaltender pulled) to preserve the win.
St. Markâ€™s 1 @ Noble and Greenough School 9 (12/8)
C/W Matt Marshall, Nobles: No stats listed.
No stats for Marshall, but a photo (click Read More)
Deerfield Academy 9 @ Northfield Mount Herman 0
C Alex Killorn, DFA: 1-2-3 (unofficial)
Killorn's goal came when he "stripped the puck off a NMH defender and went wide, warding off defenders and eventually found the far corner of the net." He unofficially has 5 goals and 3 assists in 2 games this year. Deerfield has outscored its opponents 15-0 so far.
Tabor Academy 2 @ Noble and Greenough School 2 (OT)
C/W Matt Marshall, Nobles: No stats listed.
The Lightning has two prospects currently playing U.S. High School Hockey this fall.
Center Alexander Killorn, a 2007 third rounder, plays for Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. Also, forward Matt Marshall, a 2007 fifth rounder, plays for the Noble and Greenough School, also in Massachusetts. Both prospects recently began their respective prep seasons.
Deerfield is 1-0 after beating the Holderness School 6-0 on December 1.
Killorn had 4 goals and an assist in the game.
Long time readers of the website know that the staff here at Bolt Prospects has a bit of a chequered past with that other hockey prospects website, Hockeysfuture. Without getting to deep into the specifics, after years of myself, Chad and Tim working the Lightning page on that website we as a group had a falling out with management over what seemed to us to be obvious bias in their decision making process against us and the Lightning's prospects. It wasn't something that happened overnight and we didn't leave all at once but eventually Tim had the idea to start a blog and we seized on it and started making plans. The rest, as they say, is history.
Long time readers of this website also know that we've never been afraid to call out Hockeysfuture for what we've seen as continuing bias in the product over at that website. One of the most obvious points of contention we had with HF was their refusal for almost two years to assign a writer to cover the Lightning's prospects. It wasn't until shortly after the Lightning internet community responded strongly to an incident in which a high ranking HF writer called prospects Blair Jones and Justin Keller trash and Bolt Prospects' subsequent smackdown of said writer that HF finally conceded and assigned longtime writer and all around standup guy Phil Laugher to cover the team's prospects. Laugher earned his street cred with the Lightning fan base when he apologized publicly to Lightning fans about a year prior when HF released a set of rankings that had NHL regular Paul Ranger 9th in the organization, soon-to-be NHL regular Nick Tarnasky 19th in the organization, and Keller and Russian superprospect Vasily Koshechkin out of the rankings altogether.
Under Laugher, it has been our website's opinion that the product on HF has improved by leaps and bounds. Considering he's been struggling upstream against an online editor who clearly has ulterior motives, their site has actually become tolerable over the last year. As such, we've had an unofficial truce with HockeysFuture over the past 14 or so months. Unfortunately, Phil didn't write the horribly divorced from reality draft review HF just put out for the Lightning, a piece so bad I got multiple e-mails from the Bolt Prospects staff within moments of their reading it. Considering their strong negative reaction to the article, I'm afraid we as a site have to respond.
Now, admittedly I have no idea who Elisa Hatch is. And let me just say ahead of time, it's not her fault Hockeysfuture's editors and management decided to put her in a difficult situation and its not her fault they offered her so little editorial support in the course of writing this article. Nearest as I can tell this is Hatch's first solo article at HF and unfortunately, without knowledgable editors who actually care about the subject matter, the quality of the work suffered.
Bottom line: several of the contentions of the article are diametrically opposed to the professional opinions of several reputable scouting outlets including the Lightning's scouting staff, THN, Red Line Report and the NHL Central Scouting Service. You don't have to take it from us that the article is flawed. Take it from those other professionals.