Panthers Prospect Update #5: 11/9 – 11/15

Welcome to the fifth Panthers Prospect Update where we’ll recap how some of the players in the Panthers’ system have played over the past week, beginning 11/9 and ending 11/15.

Portland Pirates

  • Current record: 6-6-0
    • Are back to .500 after three straight wins following a 5-game losing streak
  • Record since 11/9: 3-0-0
  • Won 6-2 against the Hartford Wolfpack on 11/11
    • Logan Shaw had a 2 goal night (2nd multi-goal game of the season)
    • Kyle Rau scored a beautiful shorthanded breakaway goal:

    • Greg McKegg scored a goal in his first game since returning from injury
    • John McFarland recorded his 3rd goal of the season
    • The Pirates went 1 for 3 on the power play
    • Mike McKenna made 28 saves on 30 shots for the win
  • Won 3-1 against the Hartford Wolfpack on 11/13
    • Logan Shaw scored his 3rd goal in 2 games (5th of the season)
    • Connor Brickley tallied 2 assists for his first 2 points of the season since being returned to the Pirates by the Panthers on 11/9…also earned 2nd star of the game honors
    • John McFarland scored his 2nd goal in as many nights giving him a 2-game goal streak
    • The Pirates went 0 for 4 on the powerplay
    • Mike McKenna made 23 saves on 25 shots to earn the win
  • Won 3-2 against the Providence Bruins on 11/15
    • Kyle Rau scored his 6th goal of the season which ties him with Rob Schremp for the team lead
    • Rau also scored the only goal in the shootout with a nice forehand-backhand move to the 5-hole:

  • Shane Harper scored his first goal of the season
    • The Pirates went 0 for 2 on the power play
    • Mike McKennza earned his 56th win career win with the Pirates putting him in 3rd place on the team’s all-time wins list
  • The Pirates will play their next three games on the road against the Syracuse Crunch on 11/18 and the Hershey Bears on 11/20 and 11/21

Lawson Crouse

LW, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)

Total stats: 12GP, 8G – 7A – 15PTS

Since 11/9: 2GP, 3G – 0A – 3PTS

  • Tallied 2 goals on 11/10 in the 3rd period against the Peterborough Petes
  • Scored another goal on 11/13 against the Hamilton Bulldogs
  • Served as captain for Team OHL in the annual Canada vs. Russia series


Juho Lammikko

LW, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)

Total Stats: 20GP, 7G – 12A – 19PTS

Since 11/9: 2GP, 1G – 3A – 4PTS

  • Scored the game-winning goal in overtime for the Frontenacs vs. the Hamilton Bulldogs on 11/13


Matt Buckles

C, Cornell University (ECAC)

Total Stats: 6GP, 3G – 1A – 4PTS

Since 11/9: 2GP, 2G – 0A – 2PTS

  • Recorded a goal on 11/13 against Colgate at home on 11/13 and another one at Colgate on 11/14
  • Now has goals in 3 straight games for Cornell University


Evan Cowley

G, University of Denver (NCAA)

Total Stats: 6 GP, 4-2-0, 2.17 GAA, .921 SV%

Since 11/9: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 SV%


Ryan Bednard

G, Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)

Total Stats: 8 GP, 5-1-1, 2.45 GAA, .917 SV%

Since 11/9: 2GP, 1-0-0, 0.50 GAA, .981 SV%

  • Entered in relief on 11/13 against Team USA U18 and made 9 saves on 9 shots
  • Allowed 1 goal on 26 shots on 11/14 against fellow Panthers prospect and 2015 draft pick Karch Bachman and the Chicago Steel


Other Prospects

Michael Downing

Patrick Shea

  • Signed his National Letter of Intent to play for University of Maine beginning in the 2016-17 season

Karch Bachman

  • Signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Miami University in Ohio beginning in the 2016-17 season

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