Scouting Report: Gagner, Depencier Show Well In Cyclones Loss

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Ryan Gagner was one of two Cyclones forward who had strong performances in a recent loss – Photo by

By: Matt Pepper

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The Chatham-Kent Cyclones hosted the London Jr. Knights on Wednesday, October 30 at Memorial

Chatham came out of the gates strong with an excellent forecheck game and worked hard on the
backcheck when being pressured by London.

The Knights skill took over in the second period and dominated for much of the game. Led by Bryce
McConnell-Barker, London showed why they will be one of the teams to beat in Alliance Hockey this

Chatham pushed hard in the third period with some hard work Ryan Gagner and Beau Depencier, but
they were unable to tie the game. London ended up with a 7-3 win.

Here are some of the highlighted players from this game:

#18 Bryce McConnell-Barker, F, London Jr. Knights – Deep in skill and Hockey IQ, McConnell-Barker is deadly with the puck and can bury it in a hurry. Scored multiple points in this game, including some backbreaking goals to put this game out of reach. Not many players in this age group have both the skating, quick release, and Hockey IQ this player has.

#7 Nolan Burnside, F, London Jr. Knights – Smart player with the puck. Made an excellent play with a saucer pass that caused a goal and also made excellent plays all game with the puck. Played the point on the powerplay and showed a powerful slapshot that ended up in the back of the net.

#11 Tage Gallanet, F, London Jr. Knights – Had an excellent offensive game with some finish. Scored two big goals in this game. Unafraid to go to the net and create some traffic in front of the net. Excellent hands that can quickly go forehand-to-backhand.

#30 Cole Sheffield, G, London Jr. Knights – Big body with good athletics. Covers the bottom of the net well and challenges forwards on the rush. Excellent skater who moves in the crease quickly. Displayed a quick glove. Made the right saves at the right time.

#10 Ryan Gagner, F, Chatham-Kent Cyclones – Best player from the Cyclones in this game. Hard work ethic who finds his teammates well. Utilized the start-and-stop in this game to create a goal. Excellent back check in this game. Good motor on this player that did not subside even when the game was out-of-reach.

#97 Beau Depencier, F, Chatham-Kent Cyclones – Scored a goal in the slot off a one – timer in this game. Had a good forecheck all game and turned his play up in the third period when Chatham-Kent made a late game push. Good roleplaying forward that can be used in many situations.

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