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Islanders prospects in the playoffs: First round series, Frozen Four kick off this weekend

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No pressure, kids.

Time to get gritty.
Time to get gritty.
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While the parent club tries to book their ticket to the Stanley Cup playoffs, several Islanders prospects are about to begin their post seasons. Here's a rundown of who's playing who and when.

(* - if necessary, but you already knew that)

Junior Prospects

Michael Dal Colle, Kingston Frontenacs, and Mitchell Vande Sompel, Oshawa Generals (OHL)

Dal Colle, a 2014 Islanders first round pick, faces his former teammates including Vande Sompel, whom the Islanders drafted in third round last year. Since his trade to Kingston, Dal Colle scored a ridiculous 35 goals and 45 assist in 60 games and the Frontenacs go into the playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the OHL's Eastern Division. Yahoo.ca predicts they'll sweep 8th-seeded Oshawa.

Game 1 Site Time
Friday, March 25, 2016 at Kingston 7:00 PM
Game 2
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Kingston 7:00 PM
Game 3
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Oshawa 7/7:05 PM
Game 4
Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Oshawa 7:05 PM
Game 5*
Friday, April 1, 2016 at Kingston 7:00 PM
Game 6*
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Oshawa 6:05 PM
Game 7*
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Kingston 7:00 PM

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Joshua Ho-Sang, Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL)

Ho-Sang's 82 points (19 goals and 63 assists) led the Ice Dogs in scoring as Niagara finished third in the OHL's Eastern Conference. They'll play the Ottawa 67's in a rematch of last year's first round series, won by Ottawa.

Game 1 Site Time
Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Niagara 7:00 PM
Game 2
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Niagara 7:00 PM
Game 3
Monday, March 28, 2016 at Ottawa 3:00 PM
Game 4
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Ottawa 7:00 PM
Game 5*
Friday, April 1, 2016 at Niagara 7:00 PM
Game 6*
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Ottawa 7:00 PM
Game 7*
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Niagara 7:00 PM

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Mathew Barzal, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)

Barzal helped lead the T-Birds to their second best regular season in team history, and the forward finished with 27 goals and 61 assists in 58 games. He was named to WHL's All Star team on Wednesday. Seattle won the WHL's U.S. Division and will play the Prince George Raiders, whom they have blown out and been blown out by,  in the first round.

Game 1 Site Time
Friday, March 25, 2016 at Seattle 7:35 PM
Game 2
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Seattle 7:05 PM
Game 3
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Prince George 7:00 PM
Game 4
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Prince George 7:00 PM
Game 5*
Friday, April 1, 2016 at Seattle 7:35 PM
Game 6*
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Prince George 7:00 PM
Game 7*
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Seattle 7:05 PM

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Anthony Beauvillier, Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)

Shawinigan captain Beauvillier, a first round pick from last season, had 40 goals and 39 assists as the Cataractes won the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's East Division with 93 points. They'll play a Sherbroke Phoenix team that finished with only 57 points because the QMJHL is crazy pants.

Game 1 Site Time
Friday, March 25, 2016 at Shawinigan 7:00 PM
Game 2
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Shawinigan 3:00 PM
Game 3
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Sherbroke 7:00 PM
Game 4
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Sherbroke 7:00 PM
Game 5*
Friday, April 1, 2016 at Shawinigan 7:30 PM
Game 6*
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Sherbroke 3:00 PM
Game 7*
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Shawinigan 7:05 PM

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NCAA Prospects

Devon Toews, Quinnipiac

Toews had the most points among defensemen (seven goals, 20 assists) on a Quinnipiac team that earned the No. 1 overall seed with a 29-3-7 record. They'll play RIT in the Frozen Four's East Regional.

Next Game: Saturday, March 26th, 4:00 pm at Tampa, FL on ESPNU

Doyle Somerby, Boston University

Defenseman Somerby (3 goals, 8 assists) and his Boston University teammates are looking to make it back to the NCAA Championship game, where they lost to Providence last year. Their road starts in the tournament's Midwest Regional against Denver.

Next Game: Saturday, March 26th, 6:30 pm at Tampa, FL on ESPNU

Kyle Schempp, Ferris State

Also in the Midwest Regional, fourth-seeded Ferris State will face an uphill climb against second overall seed St. Cloud State, who went 31-8-1 this season. Schempp had eight goals and 15 assists while serving as the Bulldog's captain.

Next Game: Saturday, March 26th, 3:00 pm at Tampa, FL