Avalanche Farm Report - Nov. 3
Four Prospects Selected To Compete In 2009 Subway Super Series
Tuesday, 11.03.2009 / 10:49 AM / Features
By Aaron Lopez - Special to ColoradoAvalanche.com
Spotlight On: Subway Super Series
Four Avalanche prospects have been selected to represent their respective leagues in the 2009 Subway Super Series, which will take place Nov. 16-26. The event marks the seventh straight year that teams of CHL All-Stars will compete against Team Russia in preparation for the World Junior Championship.
Both of Colorado’s prospects in the Western Hockey League – Kelowna blueliner Tyson Barrie and Saskatoon defenseman Stefan Elliott – have been tabbed to represent the league when Team WHL faces Russia on Nov. 25-26. Barrie is scheduled to be in the lineup both nights, while Elliott will play on Nov. 26.
Quebec Remparts forward Kelsey Tessier has been selected to represent the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in the Subway Super Series. The league has not yet announced which players will play on which day, but Team QMJHL will face Russia on Nov. 16 and Nov. 18.
Meanwhile, Mississauga defenseman Cameron Gaunce will skate for the Ontario Hockey League at the event. Team OHL is slated to face Russia on Nov. 19 and Nov. 23, but Gaunce is only scheduled to be in the lineup for the Nov. 23 contest.
The Monsters took two out of three games during a weekend homestand, topping Peoria on both Friday and Saturday before falling to Abbotsford on Sunday.
The Monsters needed a shootout to down the Rivermen by a 5-4 count on Friday. Cedric McNicoll had two points (1g/1a) plus a goal in the shootout and Trevor Cann made 38 saves for the victors. Brock Bradford, Matthew Ford and Darren Haydar also scored for the Monsters in regulation.
Tyler Weiman received the starting nod in goal Saturday and stopped 39-of-40 shots to lead Lake Erie to a 4-1 win over Peoria. Ford and David Marshall each notched a goal and an assist, while Bradford and Brian Fahey also scored.
Weiman was in goal again Sunday against the Abbotsford Heat, but was saddled with a loss despite stopping 30-of-32 shots in a 2-1 final. Marshall scored Lake Erie’s lone goal.
Charlotte needed extra time in both of its games against Gwinnett this past weekend, but came away from the home-and-home series with three points. The Checkers earned a 6-5 shootout win on Friday, followed by a 4-3 overtime loss on Saturday.
-Colby Cohen scored the overtime winner off an assist from Kevin Shattenkirk on Friday as Boston University skated past UMass Lowell, 5-4. Kieran Millan made 32 saves to pick up his second victory of the season.
During Saturday’s game, Shattenkirk netted his first goal of the season, with Cohen registering one of the assists on the play, but Boston University was defeated by River Hawks, 3-2. Millan made 18 saves in a losing cause.
-Northern Michigan’s Mark Olver was named the CCHA Offensive Player of the Week after putting up a four-point performance over the weekend. He scored twice and added an assist – all in the third period – in the Wildcats’ 4-3 loss to Miami (Ohio) University on Friday. Olver added a power-play goal the following night as Northern Michigan dropped a 2-1 decision to the RedHawks. The junior forward leads the Wildcats in scoring with 10 points (4g/6a) through six games.
-Boston College forward Paul Carey recorded his first three points of the season over the weekend. The sophomore registered two points (1g/1a) as the Eagles defeated Merrimack on Friday night. Carey added an assist the following night in the rematch, a 5-3 Merrimack victory.
-Stefan Elliott continued his hot streak, earning Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week honors. Elliott picked up three assists last Tuesday in a 7-2 win over Medicine Hat before scoring twice – including the game-winner – in a 5-3 triumph over Moose Jaw on Saturday. He then added an assist Sunday in a 3-1 victory against Swift Current. With 18 points (8g/10a) in 18 games, Elliott is tied for third among WHL defensemen in scoring.
-Tyson Barrie notched four points in two games last week. First, the defenseman picked up a pair of assists in a 4-1 win over Calgary on Wednesday. Two nights later, Barrie scored twice in a 4-3 loss to Spokane. The 2009 draftee now has 11 points (4g/7a) in eight games this season, including nine points (3g/6a) in five games since returning from injury on Oct. 23.
-Quebec netminder Peter Delmas was named the QMJHL’s Defensive Player of the Week for the Oct. 26-Nov. 1 timeframe after posting a 1.97 goals-against average and .944 save percentage in a pair of Remparts victories.
Delmas stopped 40-of-42 shots in a 5-2 win over Moncton on Thursday night. Fellow Avalanche prospect Kelsey Tessier had a goal and two assists for the Remparts. Delmas picked up his second victory of the week on Sunday, making 27 saves in a 3-2 overtime win over Cape Breton.
-Victoriaville defenseman Joel Chouinard recorded points in three straight games last week, beginning with an assist Wednesday in a 5-4 triumph over Val-d’Or. On Friday, Chouinard scored twice and added an assist in the Tigres’ 11-2 romp of Rouyn-Noranda. To follow up that performance, the blueliner netted an assist in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Shawinigan.
-Brandon Maxwell pitched a 39-save shutout in a 4-0 Kitchener victory over Erie on Friday. Maxwell has posted a 6-1-0-2 record with a .924 save percentage for the Rangers, who sit atop the Midwest Division with a 12-1-1-2 overall mark.
-Mississauga’s Cameron Gaunce registered an assist in his club’s 4-3 victory over Peterborough on Friday, giving the defenseman 13 points (2g/11a) in 16 contests this year.
-Nathan Condon assisted on the Fargo Force’s lone goal Friday in a 3-1 loss to Youngstown. In nine games this season, Condon has five points (2g/3a).