Avalanche Farm Report: Nov. 13
Rookie Michael Sgarbossa Leads The Lake Erie Monsters With 13 Points In 13 Games
Lake Erie Monsters
The Lake Erie Monsters continued their seven-game road trip last week, going 2-0-0. The Monsters are second in the Western Conference with 18 points (9-4-0), which includes a 7-2-0 road mark. The Monsters defeated the Houston Aeros in a shootout on Friday, Nov. 9. Michael Sgarbossa scored twice in the 5-4 victory, while Bryan Lerg, Thomas Pock and Andrew Agozzino each recorded two-point games for the Monsters. Sami Aittokallio turned back 26-of-30 shots in 65 minutes of regulation/overtime.
After defeating the Aeros in Houston, the Monsters traveled to Cedar Park to take on the Texas Stars on Saturday. Once again, the Monsters would prevail with a 5-4 shootout victory. With the win, Lake Erie is now 4-0 in games decided by a shootout. Lerg, Sgarbossa and Luke Walker each had a goal and an assist in the matchup, with Brad Malone netting the other goal for the Monsters. Calvin Pickard recorded a career-high and Monsters season-high 45 saves.
Sgarbossa leads the Monsters with 13 points (6g/7a) in 13 games. Lerg paces the club with seven goals, while Mark Olver leads the team with nine assists. Pickard is now 5-3-0 with a 2.58 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage, while Aittokallio is 4-1-0 with a 3.12 goals-against average and a .887 save percentage.
Tue, Nov. 13: @ Abbotsford
Wed, Nov. 14: @ Abbotsford
Fri, Nov. 16: vs. Grand Rapids
The Denver Cutthroats dropped three straight in Arizona last week. On Wednesday, Troy Schwab recorded three points, but it wasn’t enough as the Cutthroats fell 5-3 to the Sundogs. Kieran Millan got the loss, stopping 24-of-28 shots in 36:30 of action. Kent Patterson saved 13-of-14 shots in relief.
On Friday, the Cutthroats fell to the Sundogs by a final of 5-2. Gabe Gauthier scored the only two goals for the Cutthroats. Patterson stopped 18-of-23 shots before being pulled for Millan, who saved all 16 shots he faced.
The Cutthroats would drop their third straight on Saturday, 6-4. Patterson got the start in net, making 32 saves.
Colin Smith (Kamloops Blazers) is second in the WHL in scoring with 42 points (15g/27a) in 23 games, just one point behind teammate J.C. Lipon. Smith leads the league in assists and is tied for third in goals. The Blazers lead the league with 35 points (17-5-0-1).
Troy Bourke (Prince George Cougars) is second on the team in scoring with 12 points (3g/9a) in 18 games. The Cougars are 7-10-1-2 (17 points).
Duncan Siemens (Saskatoon Blades) has recorded four points (4a) after appearing in all 19 games for the Blades. The Blades are 8-10-0-1 (17 points).
Michael Clarke (Windsor Spitfires) has appeared in all 20 games for the club and is fifth on the team with 13 points (7g/6a). The Spitfires are 8-8-0-4 (20 points).
Garrett Meurs (Plymouth Whalers) was added to Team OHL for the 2012 Subway Super Series due to an injury. Meurs recorded an assist in Team OHL’s 2-1 victory over Russia on Monday, which tied the series at two games apiece. Meurs is tied for second on the Whalers in scoring with 17 points (10g/7a) in 19 games. Plymouth is 10-6-2-1 (23 points).
Joseph Blandisi (Owen Sound Attack) has appeared in 19 of the club’s 20 games and ranks fifth on the team with 14 points (6g/8a). The Attack’s 31 points (14-3-1-2) are a league best.
Dillon Donnelly (Shawinigan Cataractes) has appeared in seven of the club’s 20 contests, recording two points (2a). The Cataractes are 4-14-1-1 (10 points).
Nate Condon (University of Minnesota) is third on the club with eight points (2g/6a) through nine games. His six assists are tied for the team lead. The Gophers (6-2-1) are No. 3 in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls after going 1-0-1 at Alaska-Anchorage over the weekend.
Luke Moffatt (University of Michigan) has posted three points (3a) through the club’s first eight games. The Wolverines (4-4-1) are No. 13 in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls after splitting games with Michigan State over the weekend.
Gus Young (Yale) has one point (1a) through six games. The Bulldogs are 3-2-1 after falling to Clarkson on Friday, and defeating St. Lawrence on Saturday.
Denis Parshin (Salavat Yulaev Ufa) has appeared in nine games since joining Salavat Yulaev. Parshin has recorded seven points (5g/2a) with Salavat Yulaev, bringing his total to nine points (6g/3a) on the year.
Joachim Nermark (Linkoping HC) has recorded one point (1a) after appearing in 19 games for the club.