Former 8th overall pick Scott Glennie is slowly starting to pick up his game in Brandon.
Fast-forward to November, and things changed. Glennie was named Brandon's Player of the Month for November after notching 17 points in 13 games. He is currently 24th in the WHL in scoring, but is one of only 3 players in the top 25 with less than 10 goals. And five of his 8 goals came in five consecutive games in November. So the playmaking ability is certainly there, but the finishing touch is severely lacking.
And apparently some have noticed: Glennie was left off the Canadian World Junior selection camp roster. It was disappointing news for Glennie, who had attended camps previously:
"It's pretty disappointing. Going to World Junior Camp three times, three camps, and not get invited to this one is pretty disappointing," said Glennie after Brandon's practice on Monday afternoon, "At the same time, I have to look forward for my team and start helping out our team in getting some wins."
Even with the World Junior news, it seems like things are slowly trending upwards for Glennie this season. I'm sure the Stars would like to see more goal scoring from Glennie. But perhaps with the return of his longtime center Brayden Schenn to the Wheat Kings roster, Glennie can start producing even more.
After the jump, Jack Campbell's improving play and more prospect notes....
The Stars top pick this summer didn't have the easiest of transitions to pro hockey. After struggling mightily in his first few weeks with the Windsor Spitfires, Jack Campbell met with a sports psychologist to help him regroup mentally. Like Glennie, Campbell's season saw a positive turnaround in November.
After starting the season with five losses, Campbell has now won seven out of his last eleven starts. For comparison:
|First 8 Games||4.38||0.853|
|Last 11 Games||2.81||0.915|
Quite the turnaround for Mr. Campbell. On top of all that, the U.S. Junior Hockey team is expected to announce their rosters for the World Juniors this coming week, and Jack Campbell is expected to be on it.
Other Prospect Notes....
- Defensemen Patrik Nemeth and John Klingberg have been invited to Sweden's junior hockey selection camp. Nemeth has tallied 5 points and is a plus-7 in 21 games with AIK of the Swedish Elitseren. Klingberg has 15 points in 11 games with the Frolunda J20 team in the Elitseren. In nine games with the regular Frolunda team, however, Klingberg has no points with a minus-2 rating.
- Winger Alex Chiasson of Boston University has five goals and is tied for the team lead in points with 13 through eleven games.
- Reilly Smith, a sophomore forward at Miami University, has been invited to the Canadian Junior Hockey selection camp. He is one of only four NCAA players to be invited after notching 11 goals, 8 assists and a plus-12 rating so far this season.
- Left winger Matt Fraser has 10 goals, 12 assists and a plus-11 rating through 25 games for Kootenay of the WHL.