Today, Antony Mantha was named to the Canadian Juniors team, to the surprise of no one.
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Since we last met, Mantha has played 8 games and has 8 goals, 5 assists, 6PIM, and was named 1st star of the game twice and 2nd star of the game once. He also played in the Subway Super Series and
He leads the QMJHL in points (62) and goals (30) in 28 games played. Fun tidbit: Jonathan Drouin (2013 3rd overall pick) who is 2nd in QMJHL scoring, has 47 points (15G 32A) in only 21 games played.
1G (PP) and 1st star of the game in a 4-2 win
1G (EV) 1A (EV) and 2nd star of the game in a 5-4 win
1A (EV) in a 4-2 loss
1A (EV) in a 4-2 loss
1G (EV) in a 4-0 win
1G (EV), 4 PIM (Hooking and high sticking) in a 5-3 win
1G(PP), 1A(EV), and was a +3 in a 6-2 win
3G (1SH, 1EV, 1PP), 2 PIM (goalie interference) and was the 1st star of the game in a 6-1 win.
I've been able to watch video of quite a few Mantha goals by now, and I've noticed that an awful lot of them seem to be coming from the same area, and in a similar manner. If you watch the videos below, you'll see on quite a few of his goals he's near the net on the goalie's left and has pretty much an open net when he gets the puck. It seems like maybe other teams would be catching on by now, but if he tries to rely on the same type of move or goal repeatedly in the AHL and NHL, he'll find that the other teams catch on quicker than the players in the Q. Just something I've noticed and will be keeping an eye on in the future. That kind of move also won't work nearly as often at the pro level, because the defense is much better and won't be leaving him alone, unguarded, or unchallenged, nearly as often. It's something to keep an eye on at least.
Check out his goal highlights on youtube and see if you notice the same thing.
One of our WiiM'ers had the chance to watch Mantha play, and these are his in person observation.
A 50-goal and 89-point season from Anthony Mantha caught the eye of many NHL scouts and raised the stock of the wing from Longueuil, Quebec.
Russia vs QMJHL game 1 Box Score Mantha 1G (GWG) 1A +3 2 PIM
Anthony Mantha's goal late in the third period gave the QMJHL a 3-2 win against Russia on Monday in the opening game of the Subway Super Series.
Anthony Mantha's Takes the hit and Turns on the Jets for the Scoring Chance QMJHL vs Russia - YouTube
Detroit Red Wings Prospect
2:1 Goal Anthony Mantha (QMJHL - Russia) Subway Super Series 2013. Game 2. - YouTube
Subway Super Series 2013. Game 2. Sherbrooke, QC, November 20, 2013 Team QMJHL 4 : 3 Team Russia 2:1 Goal Anthony Mantha, (Jonathan Drouin, Charles Hudon)
2:3 Winning goal Anthony Mantha (Russia - QMJHL) Subway Super Series 2013. Game 1. - YouTube
Subway Super Series 2013. Game 1. Gatineau, QC, November 18, 2013 Team Russia 2 : 3 Team QMJHL 2:3 Goal Anthony Mantha (Jonathan Drouin, Charles Hudon), 55:53
Subway Super Series QMJHL vs Russia game 2
Anthony Mantha 1 goal and 2 PIM
▶ Anthony Mantha Hat Trick vs Acadie-Bathurst (12/1/13) - YouTube
Anthony Mantha Hat Trick vs Acadie-Bathurst All Goals (12/1/13) Highlights