After a strong start to the OHL season that saw him post nine points in five September games, Logan Couture slowed down to only a point-a-game in October as he logged four goals and six assists for 10 points in 10 GP. Teammate Jamie McGinn logged seven points in eight October games before being forced out of the lineup with a back injury.
Couture currently sits T-26th in OHL scoring with 5G-14A-19P in 15GP while McGinn is T-55th with 7G-7A-14P in 13GP. Ottawa is currently 6-7-0-2 for 14 points in 15GP and currently sits fourth in the OHL's East Division.
Defender James DeLory of the Oshawa Generals also had a difficult month as he only registerred one point, a goal, in 10 contests. For the season DeLory has posted 1G-4A-5P in 14GP while logging a team-leading 32PIM and posting a -3 rating. Oshawa currently sits 9-4-0-1 for 19 points in 14GP, good for second in the OHL's East Division.
Meanwhile, in the QMJHL, Sharks goaltending prospect Timo Pielmeier had a great week for the St. John's Fog Devils in late October as he posted two road wins, a .975 sv% and a 1.00GAA that included a 42 save shutout performance over the PEI Rocket. Those two performances earned him the QMJHL Defensive Player of the Week honors (http://www.lhjmq.qc.ca/la...amp;#038;id_nouvelle=1560
After starting the year with a September to forget that ended with a 1W-4L record including a .864SV% and 4.40GAA, Pielmeier has rebounded to his current record of 6W-8L with a .900SV% and a 3.405AA.
Out west, Frazer McLaren's Portland WinterHawks continue to struggle with only one win in their last 10 games. Over those 10 games, McLaren has scored 3G and 2A while logging 22PIM and a +2 as he continues his physical style of play. For the year, McLaren ranks third on the Winterhawks in scoring and his +2 leads the team in plus/minus rating and his 31 PIM is second on the club. Portland is currently 2-13-0-0 and sit in last place in the WHL.
Meanwhile, up in Prince George, Ty Wishart had an outstanding month of October as he recorded 2G-14A-16P in 13GP with 15PIM. For the season, the 19-year-old Assistant Captain has 4G-16A-20P in 16GP for the Cougars who are 7-9-0-0 and in fourth place in the BC division. Wishart's 20 points lead all WHL defensemen.
If Prince George looks up in the standings, they'll see the first place Vancouver Giants, who are backstopped by Sharks prospect Tyson Sexsmith. Sexsmith has started the season with an amazing 11-2-1-2 mark and leads the WHL in Wins (11), Shutouts (3) and GAA (1.78) while sitting fourth in SV% (.916). Sexsmith's season will likely be determined by how he plays in the big games as Vancouver looks to win the WHL for the second time in three seasons and hopes to repeat as back-to-back Memorial Cup Champions as the best team in all of Canadian Junior hockey.