Panthers Prospect Update #8: 11/30 – 12/6

Welcome to the eighth Panthers Prospect Update where we’ll recap how some of the players in the Panthers’ system have played over the past week, beginning 11/30 and ending 12/6.

Portland Pirates

  • Current record: 9-11-0
  • Record since 11/30: 1-2-0
  • Lost 3-2 to the Providence Bruins on 12/4
    • Rob Schremp recorded his 8th goal of the season and an assist
    • Sena Acolatse scored his 4th goal of the season which leads all Portland defensemen
    • The Pirates went o/2 on the power play
    • Mike McKenna made 28 saves on 31 shots in the overtime loss
  • Won 2-1 against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on 12/5
    • The Pirates were down 1-0 until Kyle Rau scored his team-leading 9th goal of the season off a net-front scrum with 59 seconds left in the 3rd period
    • John McFarland gave the Pirates the lead 10 seconds later on a nice drive to the net
    • The Pirates went o/5 on the power play which is currently ranked 27th in the league with a 10.4 percent success rate.
    • Sam Brittain had a bounce-back start making 26 saves on 27 shots
    • Mike Matheson now has 7 points in 18 games with a +6 rating

  • Next 3 games for Portland
    • vs. Springfield Falcons, 12/9 (home)
    • vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 12/11 (home)
    • vs. Providence Bruins, 12/12 (home)

Michael Downing

D, University of Michigan (NCAA)

Total stats: 13GP, 2G – 7A – 9PTS

Since 11/30: 2GP, 1G – 0A – 1PT


Lawson Crouse

LW, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)

Total stats: 18GP, 9G – 13A – 22PTS

Since 11/30: 3GP, 0G – 2A – 2PTS


Juho Lammikko

LW, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)

Total stats: 29GP, 10G – 18A – 28PTS

Since 11/30: 3GP, 2G – 3A – 5PTS

  • Posted a 3-point game, including a goal and 2 assists, against Peterborough on 12/3
  • Recorded a goal and an assist on 12/6 against the Hamilton Bulldogs
  • Invited to Team Finland’s U20 World Junior Championship camp on 12/7


Jayce Hawryluk

RW, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

Total stats: 26GP, 17G – 16A – 33PTS

Since 11/30: 2GP, 3G – 1A – 4PTS


Other Prospects

Samuel Montembeault

  • Played in back-to-back games on 12/5 and 12/6…allowed 1 goal on 25 shots in the first game and 2 goals on 21 shots in the second game but lost both.
  • Owns the 5th best GAA average in the league of 2.79.
  • After attending Team Canada’s World Juniors summer camp as one of 3 goaltenders, Montembeault was not invited to attend the final preliminary camp.

Patrick Shea

  • After finishing a mini-season in the Massachusetts Selects Hockey League, Shea is now playing for Kimball Union Academy.
  • The Panthers’ 2015 7th-round pick currently has 4 goals and 6 assists in 5 games played, and he scored the game-winning goal for Kimball Union on 12/4 vs. St. Paul’s School.
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