Panthers Prospect Update #6: 11/16 – 11/22

Welcome to the sixth Panthers Prospect Update where we’ll recap how some of the players in the Panthers’ system have played over the past week, beginning 11/16 and ending 11/22.

Portland Pirates

  • Current record: 7-8-0
  • Record since 11/16: 1-2-0
  • Won 4-1 against the Syracuse Crunch on 11/18
    • Connor Brickley scored his first goal of the season in the AHL after spending 10 games with the Panthers at the start of the NHL season
    • Chase Balisy notched 2 assists
    • Mike McKenna allowed just one goal on 21 shots
    • The Pirates went 1/3 on the power play
  • Lost 3-2 against the Hershey Bears on 11/20
    • Dylan Olsen scored his first goal of the season for the Pirates
    • Logan Shaw scored his 6th goal of the season and Mike Matheson tallied his 3rd assist of the season
    • Mike McKenna allowed 3 goals on 32 shots
    • The Pirates scored no goals on 7 power play opportunities
  • Lost 4-1 against the Hershey Bears on 11/21
    • Mike Matheson sat out as a healthy scratch
    • Sam Brittain allowed 3 goals on 13 shots in the 1st period and was replaced by Mike McKenna for the 2nd period who allowed 1 goal on 6 shots…Brittain returned for the 3rd period and stopped all 11 shots he faced
    • Logan Shaw scored his 7th goal of the year (which ties him for the team lead) and has goals in back to back games
    • Kyle Rau scored his 7th goal of the year after missing one game due to injury
    • The Pirates went 1/6 on the power play and have gone just 2/16 over their past 3 games
  • The Pirates will play their next three games in three days:
    • vs. Utica Comets, 11/27 (home)
    • vs. Utica Comets, 11/28 (home)
    • vs. Springfield Falcons, 11/29 (away)

Lawson Crouse

LW, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)

Total stats: 15GP, 8G – 10A – 18PTS

Since 11/16: 3GP, 0G – 3A – 3PTS

  • Recorded 2 assists (both primary) on 11/22 in a 5-2 win against the Sudbury Wolves


Ryan Bednard

G, Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)

Total Stats: 10 GP, 6-1-2, 2.23 GAA, .928 SV%

Since 11/16: 2GP, 1-0-1, 1.42 GAA, .962 SV%

  • Allowed a goal with 33 seconds left in the 3rd period on 11/20 to lose a shutout vs. Lincoln Stars…ended with 29 saves on 30 shots
  • Allowed a goal with 29 seconds left in the 3rd period on 11/21 to lose a shutout vs. Lincoln Stars for the 2nd straight game…ended with 45 saves on 47 shots after losing in overtime.
  • Has the 6th best goals against average in the USHL and is tied for 3rd in save percentage.


Michael Downing

D, University of Michigan (NCAA)

Total stats: 9GP, 1G – 5A – 6PTS

Since 11/16: 2GP, 0G – 2A – 2PTS

  • Paired with top 2015 draft pick Zach Werenski on Michigan’s top defensive pairing
  • Tallied two assists, including one on the game-winning goal, on 11/21 against Boston University


Karch Bachman

LW, Chicago Steel (USHL)

Total Stats: 18 GP, 7G – 4A – 11PTS.

Since 11/16: 2 GP, 2G – 0A – 2PTS.

  • Scored two goals on 11/21 against the Madison Capitols in an 8-5 win for the Chicago Steel

 

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