Avalanche Farm Report: Nov. 19
A weekly recap of Colorado prospects
Lake Erie Monsters
The Lake Erie Monsters are now 8-6-0 on the season after a 2-0-1 weekend. They are third in the North Division with 17 points but are only one point behind first place Rochester in the standings.
The Monsters faced off against the Toronto Marlies, and despite the Marlies scoring first, the Monsters clinched a 3-1 victory. Paul Carey picked up a goal and an assist for the Monsters while Avalanche goaltending prospect Calvin Pickard stopped 28 shots. Bryan Lerg, who has led Lake Erie with goals and assists this season, tied the game for the Monsters in the second stanza. Tyson Barrie and Mark Olver were credited with assists on Lerg's goal. Gabriel Beaupre was the last to score with Joey Hishon on the assist, ensuring the Monsters the win.
Bolstered by its win on Thursday, Lake Erie continued its winning streak against the Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday night in the first of a two-game, home-and-home series. Stefan Elliott and Mitchell Heard led the Monsters in scoring, each picking up a goal and an assist. The second period was filled with Lake Erie goals, with Beaupre and Guillaume Desbiens both scoring their second goals of the season. Elliott and Heard were both able to find the back of the net late in the second period to give the Monsters a 4-2 lead going into the third. JT Wyman finished off the game with a goal, assisted by Elliott and Markus Lauridsen, and a 5-3 Monsters win. Sami Aittokallio was in net for Lake Erie, earning his third win of the season.
The Monsters' three-game winning streak ended on Saturday night in a 3-2 shootout loss against the Bulldogs. Pickard was back in goal for Lake Erie, and the loss dropped his record to 5-4-1 on the season. Garrett Meurs scored his first professional goal in the contest, and Wyman tied up the game in the third to force overtime. Pickard stopped five shots in overtime, but Lake Erie was unable to clinch a shootout victory.
Nov. 21 vs. Oklahoma City
Nov. 22 vs. Oklahoma City
Nov. 26 at Utica
The Denver Cutthroats fell 4-3 in overtime last Tuesday night to Arizona. Kent Patterson was in goal for the Cutthroats and made 31 saves. Kieran Millan was back in goal for the Cutthroats on Friday for their 3-0 victory over the Quad City Mallards after being reassigned from the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters days earlier. Millan stopped 30 shots in the contest. The Cutthroats were defeated by the Mallards on Saturday, falling 3-2 in a shootout. Millan is now 4-0-1 this season with Denver.
Nov. 19 vs. Missouri
Nov. 22 vs. Brampton
Nov. 23 vs. Brampton
Chris Bigras (Owen Sound Attack): Bigras and the Attack pushed past Peterborough for a 6-1 victory last Thursday night. Bigras served six penalty minutes in the contest for roughing, interference and holding. The Attack fell 2-1 in a shootout on Friday night against Kitchener. Owen Sound was unable to get back into the win column with another loss on Saturday, falling 4-2 to Oshawa.
Joseph Blandisi (Ottawa 67’s): The 67’s suffered three tough losses before ending their slump with a win on Tuesday afternoon in their school day game. Blandisi scored in Ottawa’s 3-2 overtime loss to Oshawa on Friday after the 67's lost 5-3 to London on Thursday. On Sunday, Ottawa was shutout 8-0 by Kingston. The 67’s were back in the win column on Tuesday as they came out ahead, 9-4, against Belleville.
Michael Clarke (Peterborough Petes): The Petes have hit a slump in their season, with three straight losses this past week. The Petes faced off against Owen Sound on Thursday, falling 6-1. Clarke had a goal in Friday’s 9-4 loss against Guelph. The Petes were unable to make up a one-goal deficit in Saturday’s contest against Windsor, losing 5-4.
Spencer Martin (Mississauga Steelheads): Martin had 24 saves in Thursday’s 6-0 loss to Windsor. Unable to stymie the Spitfires, he was replaced for the last 27 minutes of the contest. Martin was given a break on Friday, sitting out of the Steelheads' 2-1 loss to Plymouth. Martin was back in the net on Saturday, stopping 26 shots in a 2-1 loss to Saginaw.
Troy Bourke (Prince George Cougars): The Cougars were unable to gain momentum after its previous weekend win as they lost 6-1 to Medicine Hat last Tuesday. Prince George came up short on Friday against Spokane, with a final score of 5-2. The Cougars and Bourke were back in the win column on Saturday, overtaking Everett 3-1, with Bourke posting a goal.
Mason Geertsen (Vancouver Giants): The Giants were victorious on Friday, coming out 3-2 over Medicine Hat. Geertsen left the contest with a plus-1 rating. Vancouver won 5-2 on Saturday versus Tri-City.
Will Butcher (University of Denver): Butcher and Pioneers were victorious this weekend in two games against Western Michigan. Denver overtook WMU 5-3 on Friday night and shutout the Broncos on Saturday, winning 1-0.
Nate Condon (University of Minnesota): Condon picked up two assists in Friday’s 4-1 victory over Minnesota State. The Gophers shutout their in-state rival with a 3-0 win on Saturday.
Luke Moffatt (University of Michigan): Moffatt had a goal and an assist in Friday’s 3-2 loss to Nebraska Omaha. The Wolverines rallied to a victory on Saturday, overtaking UNO 4-3.
Ben Storm (St. Cloud State): St. Cloud State powered past the University of Alabama at Huntsville with a 10-0 win on Friday. St. Cloud won again on Saturday, overcoming UAH 4-3.
Gus Young (Yale University): Young had an assist in Yale's 5-1 victory over Sacred Heart on Saturday.
Jonas Holos (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl): Holos and Lokomotiv picked up two wins and a loss after a brief break in the season. The club shutout SKA 2-0 on Thursday, and Holos posted a goal in Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Severstal. Lokomotiv fell short on Monday, losing 3-2 against SKA.
Denis Parshin (Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod): Torpedo and Parshin clinched a 2-1 shootout victory over Amur on Wednesday, with Parshin picking up a goal in the shootout. The club was shutout 5-0 on Friday against Admiral. Parshin had a goal and an assist in Sunday’s 4-1 victory over Metallurg. Parshin scored Torpedo’s only goal on Tuesday, with the club falling 3-1 to Sibir.
Tomas Vincour (Ak Bars Kazan): Vincour scored, but Ak Bars came up short in Wednesday’s 3-2 loss to Admiral. The club lost again on Friday, 6-3 to Amur. Ak Bars was back in the win column on Sunday, shutting out Sibir 2-0, and then didn't allow a goal against in Tuesday's 2-0 win over Metallurg.
Luke Walker (Medvescak Zagreb): Medvescak was unable to clinch a shootout win against Neftekhimik on Wednesday, losing the contest 3-2. Walker had an assist in Friday’s 3-2 victory over Salavat. The club suffered a 4-0 loss on Sunday to Metallurg and again on Tuesday, losing 5-1 against Traktor.
Wilhelm Westlund (Farjestads BK): Farjestads fell 3-1 to Leksand IF last Tuesday. The club was victorious on Thursday, topping Linkoping HC 5-2. Farjestads suffered a loss on Saturday, 6-2 against Brynas IF.