Just as a follow up to yesterday's column, Daultan Leveille's season is over but the St. Catharines Falcon forward went out with a bang.
Leveille scored a pair of power-play goals and was named first star in the Falcons' 4-2 loss to Thorold last night in game seven of the Golden Horseshoe Junior League championship in Thorold. Thorold moves on to the Sutherland Cup tournament and the Falcons' season is over.
Leveille has become a hot commodity in NHL scouting circles and, as it turned out, last night was the scouts' last chance to see him in game action this season. Scouts have been flocking to St. Catharines to check out the late-blooming speedster who is being touted by some as perhaps the fastest skater in the draft and a potential first-round pick in this summer's entry draft.
Scouts also were able to get a head start on next year's scouting as Leveille's teammate, forward Riley Sheahen, is considered an elite talent for the 2009 draft. Sheahen is a 6-foot-2, 195-pound forward who was born in December of 1991 and, thus, not eligible for the draft until 2010.