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SABRES PROSPECTS REPORT

Monday, 04.28.2014 / 1:45 PM / News
By Kris Baker  - SabresProspects.com

With the season complete for the majority of the Sabres’ developing properties, several have earned individual accolades for their efforts before heading home for summer workouts.

Justin Bailey

  • Kitchener Rangers 2013-14 Most Valuable Player

Nicholas Baptiste

  • Sudbury Wolves 2013-14 Most Valuable Player
  • OHL Eastern Conference Coaches Poll - 2nd, Best Skater
  • OHL Eastern Conference Coaches Poll - 1st Best Shootout Shooter

J.T. Compher

  • Big Ten Freshman of the Year
  • Second Team All-Big Ten
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team
  • Hal Downes Award - University of Michigan Team MVP
  • Deker Club Award - University of Michigan Co-Rookie of the Year

Hudson Fasching

  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team
  • University of Minnesota Frank Pond Award - Rookie of the Year

Justin Kea

  • OHL Western Conference Coaches Poll - 3rd, Best Defensive Forward

Eric Locke

  • Saginaw Spirit Wren Blair Leadership Award

Sean Malone

  • All-Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Year

Jake McCabe

  • First Team All-Big Ten
  • CCM First Team All-American (West)

Cal Petersen

  • USHL Western Conference Midseason First Team All-Star

Linus Ullmark

  • 2014 Honken Trophy - SHL Goaltender of the Year

Nikita Zadorov

  • OHL Western Conference Coaches Poll - 2nd, Best Defensive Defenseman
  • OHL Western Conference Coaches Poll - 3nd, Best Offensive Defenseman
  • Max Kaminsky Trophy Finalist - Defenseman of the Year

Cal Petersen (2013, fifth round) continued his playoff excellence over the weekend, backstopping the Waterloo Black Hawks to a pair of victories in the first two games of their USHL Clark Cup Semifinal series with the Sioux City Musketeers.

On Friday, Petersen stopped 31 of 33 shots sent his way, including 12 of 13 in the third period, to earn the game’s number three star as Waterloo held on for a 3-2 victory in the series opener. Petersen came up big with several point-blank stops as the Black Hawks killed off a late power play and then held off another late siege as the Musketeers used the extra attacker in the game’s final minute.

Petersen returned to the crease on Saturday with a 25-save performance as the Black Hawks downed the Musketeers 3-1. Special teams were a key as Waterloo’s scored all three of their goals with the man advantage while blanking Sioux City on their six power play opportunities to take a two-game lead in the best-of-five set.

Committed to Notre Dame in the fall, Petersen has won all five of his post-season starts while amassing a 2.40 GAA and .915 save%.

The teams will now head to Sioux City for Friday’s Game Three.

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