• PROSPECT-UPDATE ARCHIVE
For the first time since the start of this list, there are two players from the same major-junior league making back-to-back appearances on it. To say that the two WHL player listed here are hot would be an understatement. It's also kind of cool that the son of former No. 2 overall pick Dave Chyzowski has a chance to rocket up the rankings over the next six or seven months.
The list for Wednesday is limited to five players, due to a sparse schedule. One European managed to get on here, but it's a heavily North American list, as you can see below:
RYAN CHYZOWSKI -- Chyzowski has become a WHL scoring machine. Coming off a No. 1 star performance on Tuesday night, Chyzowski had a goal, two assists and 11-of-17 faceoff wins in Medicine Hat's 7-4 victory over Spokane. His first point was the primary assist on a goal at 7:14 of the second period, giving the Tigers a 2-1 lead. He then picked up another primary assist on a power-play goal at 12:29 of the period for a 3-2 lead. He closed with a goal at 7:41 of the third period, making it 6-3. Chyzowski now has four goals and three assists over his last four games. (Note: Third appearance on this list in 2017-18)
NOAH DOBSON -- Perhaps the best draft-eligible defenseman in the QMJHL, Dobson continued to shine on Wednesday, taking No. 1 star honors with two assists in Bathurst's 5-3 win over Saint John. He played a huge role in the game's quick turnaround. With only 12 seconds left in the middle period, he had the primary assist on a power-play goal to tie the game 3-3. Then, at 6:26 of the third, Dobson had the primary assist on the game-winning goal. (Note: Third appearance on this list in 2017-18)
JUSTIN ENGELKES -- Engelkes, a Wisconsin high-school standout headed for Miami University, led the NAHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights to a 3-1 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday. The game's No. 2 star had a goal and an assist as the Knights stormed back from an early 1-0 deficit. The rookie center gave his team all the momentum it would need by tying the game 1-1 with 2.8 seconds left in the opening period. Just 15 seconds of playing time later, he assisted on the game-winner at 0:13 of the second period. Engelkes now has goals in three of his last four games.
MICHAL KVASNICA -- Kvasnica keeps putting up the points in the Czech WSM Liga, where he is playing against men in his country's second-best league. On Wednesday, he had two assists in Frydek-Mistek's 6-4 loss at Literomice, assisting on a goal at 10:10 of the third period to cut the lead to 5-2 and then picking up another assist on a power play at 12:01 to make it 5-4. Kvasnica, who has four points in his last four games, has posted three multi-point performances this season. Over the weekend, he was called up to Trinec for his Extraliga debut. (Note: Third appearance on this list in 2017-18)
JETT WOO -- Who doesn't want to hear the name "Jett Woo" called in the first round of an NHL draft. That's more likely given the Moose Jaw defenseman's recent WHL surge. After going three games without a point, Woo is back in the saddle. On Wednesday, he had a goal and an assist in Moose Jaw's 8-4 loss at Tri-City. Most impressive, Woo was the only Warriors player to finish the game with a plus rating (plus-1) despite the out. Wood had the primary assist on a goal at 5:44 of the second period to tie the game 1-1. He later closed the scoring with a power-play goal at 12:36 of the third. He is now on a point-per-game pace with a WHL career-high of six goals in just 13 games. (Note: Fifth appearance on this list in 2017-18)