Prospect Watch: Hayes among leaders

Here is our weekly update on how some of the Chicago Blackhawks' prospects are doing this season:

Kevin Hayes, forward, Boston College (NCAA)

Hayes, a senior, continued accumulating points as he combined for two goals and three assists in Boston College’s recent wins over Boston University and Army. He’s tied for eighth in the country with 14 points, which includes five goals and nine assists.

Matt Tomkins, goaltender, Ohio State (NCAA)

Tomkins, a freshman, had to leave Saturday’s game against Niagara in the first period to an injury. The school is reporting he is day to day and will play not this week against Canisius. He has a 2.76 goals-against average and .910 percentage in nine games this season.

Adam Clendening, defenseman, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)

Clendening has a team-high 15 points and 12 assists for the IceHogs. He’s registered a point in the last three games. He’s also tied for second with a plus-3 rating.

Travis Brown, defenseman, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)

Brown pushed his points streak to four games with a goal against the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Tuesday. Brown leads the Warriors with 26 points and 18 assists. He also has a minus-11 rating in 24 games.

Stephen Johns, defenseman, Notre Dame (NCAA)

Johns, a senior, compiled a goal and two assists in two recent games against top-ranked Minnesota. He had an assist and one blocked shot in Notre Dame’s 4-1 win over the Gophers on Friday. On Saturday, he had a goal, an assists two penalties, four blocked shots and a minus-3 rating in a 5-4 loss.

Kyle Beach, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)

Beach was healthy scratched the last two games. IceHogs coach Ted Dent said Wednesday that he had 14 forwards and Beach would have to wait his turn. He has played in three games and had zero points since returning from Sweden last month.

Vincent Hinostroza, forward, Notre Dame (NCAA)

Hinostroza had four points against Minnesota last week. He had an assist in the first game and three assists and a plus-3 rating in the second game. He’s tied for 18th in the country with 12 points.