Ain’t no party like a CanucksArmy party (hey, ho… hey, ho).
The Young Stars tournament is in full swing (actually it’s almost over, tomorrow’s doubleheader marks the end of the tournament) and as you may know the team at Canucks Army have been covering the weekend. We were live at the first game against the Edmonton McDavid’s (with a final score, which I can’t recall) and tonight’s 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
With our live team of
nerds statistics experts at the game, we hand tracked some stats. While one game does not give you much in the way of predictive power, it does provide you with an interesting snapshot into how the teams and individuals performed.
Tracked by J Dylan Burke
- All Canucks were in positive possession in this game, little surprise when the final Corsi numbers were 58 – 19 for the Canucks.
- Zhukenov had really good possession numbers which doesn’t surprise us given that he has stood out in a good way through the first two games.
- Ben Hutton and Jordan Subban continue to stand out and are definitely the best of the Canucks’ defensive prospects – quite the opposite of McEneny and Olson.
- Tryout forward Reid Gardiner posted solid Corsi For numbers despite his linemates (Jon Martin and MacKenze Stewart).
Tracked by Josh W
- Through the Neutral Zone some of the most active people were Jordan Subban, Hunter Shinkaruk and Dane Fox.
- Hunter Shinkaruk was god like with 6 of his 7 entries coming from carry ins. His 7th was a pass in that he made with 0:01 left in the game.
- Jordan Subban continues to impress and it shows through the Neutral Zone.
- Dane Fox was active with Neutral Zone entries but his were less controlled, given his wide variety of attempts it looked like he was doing whatever he could to get the puck into the offensive zone.
- Some of us on the CanucksArmy team were left underwhelmed by Jake Virtanen’s puck skills. As this data shows, however, he was dynamic through the neutral zone.
Tracked by Josh W
- Jordan Subban continues to be dominant at both ends of the rink and was super effective at getting the puck out of the end.
- Brisebois and Olson were really good on the defensive end of the rink.
- Virtanen had three carry outs, one of which was a spin-o-rama zone exit.
- Cole Cassels displayed excellent patience on a zone exit late in the game with the Jets’ net empty. He flipped the puck to Shinkaruk for the empty net goal, but it was an impressive display of end-game awareness and game management.