This season Bolt Prospects introduced our Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their on-ice contributions. There are no trophies or plaques or Ginsu knife sets involved, but weâ€™re fairly certain this will satisfy all needs of attention and self-worth.
Quite simply, we wanted to highlight prospects throughout the year to help fans get better acquainted with the next round of Lightning stars while recognizing the prospectâ€™s achievement on the ice.
This weekâ€™s BP Prospect of the Week award goes to â€¦ Vladislav Namestnikov, London Knights (OHL).
Chicago Steel 1 @ Green Bay Gamblers 6
G Adam Wilcox, GB: Win, 18 saves on 18 shots in 40 minutes, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 6-2-0, 2.59 GAA, .911 sv%, 1 SO
Wilcox played two periods and shut out Chicago for both stanzas before being pulled with a 6-0 lead. Wilcox has started the last four games for Green Bay. He raised his save percentage over .910 for the year.
Gatineau Olympiques 4 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 2
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 17 GP, 1-12-13, -3, 17 PIM
Janosik has five hits in two games this weekend.
Baie-Comeau Drakkar 0 @ Moncton Wildcats 4
D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 17 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 13 PIM
Milan is scoreless in 14 of his last 15 games.
Erie Otters 1 @ London Knights 4
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 2-1-3, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 20 GP, 14-12-26, +10, 20 PIM
Namestnikov (pictured) is making a strong play for Prospect of the Week this week with his second straight two-goal game. He was First Star in both of Londonâ€™s matches this weekend. He is up to 14th in league scoring and one behind Lightning camper Seth Griffith for the team point lead. Namestnikovâ€™s 14 goals are third in the league, five behind the leader, Tyler Toffoli (LA Kings) of Ottawa.
Mississauga St. Michaels Majors 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4 (SO)
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 20 GP, 0-8-8, -1, 14 PIM
Another win for Owen Sound, who is on a three-game win streak and back over .500 for the year at 11-10-1-1.
Green Bay Gamblers 5 @ Indiana Ice 4 (OT)
G Adam Wilcox, GB: Win, 32 saves on 36 shots
Season Totals: 5-2-0, 2.84 GAA, .902 sv%, 1 SO
Wilcox started for the third straight night with Ryan McKay out of the Green Bay lineup and helped Green Bay get an overtime win in Indiana. The University of Minnesota commit had a shutout in his last game.
Gatineau Olympiques 6 @ Val-dâ€™Or Foreurs 4
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-2-2, +3, 2 PIM (roughing), 0 SOG, 3 Hits
Season Totals: 16 GP, 1-12-13, -2, 17 PIM
Janosik countered his minus-3 last game with a plus-3 game Friday. He also added two assists. One of his assists came on an empty net shorthanded goal with two and a half minutes left in the game. Val-dâ€™Or scored twice after that.
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 @ London Knights 3
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 2-0-2, -1, 2 PIM (hooking), *First Star*
Season Totals: 19 GP, 12-11-23, +9, 20 PIM
London suffered a rare home loss to Stars first rounder Jack Campbell (recently traded from Windsor) and the Soo 4-3 despite a two-goal, First Star effort from Lightning prospect Vlad Namestnikov.
Sarnia Sting 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 5
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 19 GP, 0-8-8, E, 14 PIM
A solid home win for Owen Sound over a powerful Sarnia lineup. Likely 2012 top pick Nail Yakubov was scoreless in the game for Sarnia.
Russia 7 @ OHL All-Stars 10
Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-2-3, E, 0 PIM
Vladislav Namestnikov, Russia, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +3, 2 PIM
In a wild one, Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov assisted on a Nikita Gusev goal and Nikita Nesterov added a power play assist, but it was not enough as Russia fell 10-7 to the OHL All-Stars. Ex-Lightning rookie camper Seth Griffith had 1 goal and 3 points for the OHL in the win. The two squads will square off again on Monday.
Green Bay Gamblers 4 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 0
G Adam Wilcox, GB: Win, 26 saves on 26 shots, shutout
Season Totals: 4-2-0, 2.67 GAA, .906 sv%, 1 SO
Wilcox (pictured) started for the second straight night with Ryan McKay out of the Green Bay lineup and notched his first shutout of the season. The University of Minnesota commit had one shutout last year.
London Knights 4 @ Erie Otters 3
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (holding)
Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-11-21, +9, 18 PIM
London scored three times in the first period, then held on for a 4-3 win against the leagueâ€™s worst team. Namestnikov had what turned out to be the game winning goal when he scored his 10th of the season late in the second period to give the Knights a 4-1 lead. He now has at least a point in seven of his last eight games.
Owen Sound Attack 1 @ Belleville Bulls 2
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 17 GP, 0-6-6, -1, 14 PIM
After starting the season slowly, Schemitsch has an assist in three of his last five games.