For the month of January, Habsworld.net has named Corey Locke the Habs prospect of the month for his excellent play in the OHL for the Ottawa 67’s. Locke gets this award as he has was on a tear the entire month of January scoring goals in bunches, while taking over the lead as the top scorer in the OHL. After being named the top player in the CHL last season, where he scored 151 points in 66 games, it comes as no surprise that Locke is having similar success finding his way onto the score sheet on a nightly basis.
Locke ended the month of January with an impressive 85 points in 45 games, with 36 goals and 49 assists. But the real spark seems to have come after being overlooked to play of Canada’s World Junior U-20 Silver medal team. Going back to before the WJC’s took place, Locke had 41 points in 27 games played with 18 goals and 23 assists. (as of 12-7-03) But after that is when went on fire as he picked up 44 points in only 18 games, with 18 goals and 23 assists over that period.
Headed into February, Locke has picked up his scoring pace, as he already has 6 points in just 2 games, with 3 goals and 3 assists, which now give him 91 points on the year. Over the last season plus this one, Locke has amassed an impressive 242 points in just 113 games.
Also considered for prospect of the month for January were Josef Balej, who is having a breakout season in Hamilton. Michael Lambert, who just recently broke a team record for goals with 101 career goals as he is also enjoying a breakout season for the PEI Rocket of the QMJHL.