Around the Farm: McColgan, Nicholls, and Saskatoon in 3-0 series hole

Shane McColgan, Josh Nicholls, and the second-seeded Saskatoon Blades fell into a 3-0 hole to the Medicine Hat Tigers in the first round of the WHL playoffs. Both McColgan and Nicholls were held off the scoresheet in last night’s 5-2 loss. Nicholls is already signed to an entry-level contract for next season, and it is likely that McColgan will get his own ELC if and when Saskatoon is eliminated from the WHL playoffs.

While neither are signed for this season, they could both play for the Whale this year on ATOs.

  • WHL
    • Shane McColgan (Saskatoon, L 5-2, Trail series 3-0): 0 G, 0 A, 2 PIM, Even
    • Josh Nicholls (Saskatoon, L 5-2, Trail series 3-0): 0 G, 0 A, 15 PIM, -1
    • Michael St. Croix (Edmonton, W 7-1, Lead series 7-1): 2 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, +3
  • QMJHL
    • Sam Noreau (Baie-Comeau, W 8-2, Lead series 3-0): DNP, broken hand

5 Responses to “Around the Farm: McColgan, Nicholls, and Saskatoon in 3-0 series hole”

  1. Ray says:

    Is it obvious that McColgan gets an ELC? That gives him a spot on the 50 man signed player list for three years. Maybe a PTO in Connecticut and a contract if he looks good, but I’m guessing he isn’t signed.

  2. Mikeyyy says:

    I am super excited to see how these guys do in the A

    Our scouts have been rocking. They had to have sold their soul to the debil.

  3. Leatherneckinlv says:

    The most I am excited to see is sam Noreau considering how he has matured and developed. Him and McIlrath on our blueline someday would be interesting to see. I think we will also see St Croix in blue someday soon. Lindberg is another prospect I look forward to watching. Those are 4 very solid prospects to keep an eye on.

  4. Jess says:

    Actually neither player will be heading to Hartford as their team the Saskatoon Blades are the host team of the 2013 Memorial Cup which takes place in May.

    The Blades though have totally embarrassed themselves by being eliminated in the 1st rd of the WHL playoffs. The 2nd seed in the WHL’s Eastern Conference was swept out in 4 game by the 7th seeded Medicine Hat Tigers.

    The Blades now get to sit and wait for the next 7 weeks while the rest of the junior playoffs take place.

  5. Spozo says:

    Do we hand the cup to the pens?