Panthers Prospect Update #15: 1/18 – 1/24

Welcome to the 15th edition of the Panthers Prospect Update! Here, we’ll recap the past week of hockey (1/18 – 1/24) for Panthers prospects and players in college, juniors, international leagues, and the Portland Pirates, the team’s AHL affiliate.

Portland Pirates

  • Record since 1/11: 1-2-0
  • Current record: 24-15-1
  • Won 2-1 against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on 1/22

    • Brett Olson and Wade Megan scored the 2 Portland goals in the 1st period
    • Mike McKenna made 38 saves on 39 shots for his 13th consecutive win
    • The Pirates went 0/3 on the power play

  •  Lost 5-0 to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on 1/23

    • The Pirates were shut out for the first time this season
    • Mike McKenna allowed 5 goals on 33 shots and suffered his first loss since December 4th
    • The Pirates went 0/6 on the power play
  •  Lost 4-1 to the Hartford Wolf Pack on 1/24

    • Mike Matheson scored the only goal of the game for the Pirates and it was his 4th of the season
    • Sam Brittain was strong in net despite allowing 4 goals on 27 shots
    • The Pirates went o/1 on the power play

  • Next 3 games for Portland

    • vs. St. John’s IceCaps, 1/27 (home)
    • vs. St. John’s IceCaps, 1/29 (home)
    • vs. Springfield Falcons, 1/30 (away)

Jayce Hawryluk

Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL), Right Wing

Season stats: 33 games, 22 goals, 21 assists, 43 points

  • Went without a point on 1/22 vs. Prince Albert Raiders
  • Recorded 2 goals on 1/23 vs. the Saskatoon Blades and 2 more goals (and one assist) the next day vs. the Regina Pats
  • Has 4 goals and 4 assists in 5 January games


Denis Malgin

ZSC Lions (NLA), Center

Season stats: 32 games, 5 goals, 8 assists, 13 points

  • Scored a goal and tallied an assist in a 5-4 win against EV Zug on 1/22


Evan Cowley

University of Denver (NCAA), Goaltender

Season stats: 11 games, 6-4-0 record, 2.48 GAA, .915 SV%

  • Started on Friday for Denver for the first time since December 12th…earned a 39-save shutout
  • Followed up that performance up by allowing just 1 goal on 35 shots the next day on 1/23 for the win
  • Made 73 saves on 74 shots over the course of the 2 games


Ian McCoshen

Boston College (NCAA), Defenseman

Season stats: 24 games, 6 goals, 8 assists, 14 points

  • Had a 2-point night on 1/22…scored the first goal of the game on a one-timer from the blue-line which served as the game-winner…also recorded a primary assist on Boston College’s 7th goal of the game

Ryan Bednard

Youngstown Phantoms (USHL), Goaltender

Season stats: 21 games, 11-4-3-1 record, 2.57 GAA, .912 SV%

  • Allowed just 3 goals on 36 shots against a highly skilled Team USA on 1/18
  • Made 32 saves on 34 shots against Bloomington for his 11th victory of the season


Samuel Montembeault

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (QMJHL), Goaltender

Season stats: 29 games, 11-16-0 record, 2.61 GAA, .895 SV%

  • Allowed just 3 goals on 38 shots for the win on 1/22 against Gatineau
  • Allowed the only goal and lost 1-0 to Sherbrooke despite making 30 saves

Miguel Fidler

Ohio State University (NCAA), Left Wing

Season stats: 11 games, 1 goal, 4 assists, 5 points

  • Scored his first career NCAA goal against Penn State on 1/23


Patrick Shea

Kimball Union Academy (USHS), Center

Season stats: 22 games, 17 goals, 26 assists, 43 points

  • Recorded 1 assist against Deerfield Academy on 1/20
  • Tallied a goal and 2 assists on 1/22 against Brewster Academy
  • Scored a hat-trick on 1/23 against Stanstead College on 1/23
  • Surpassed his point total from last season (39) in 12 less games

Colin Stevens

Manchester Monarchs (ECHL), Goaltender

Season stats: 15 games, 8-5-1 record, 2.51 GAA, .913 SV%

  • Made 39 saves on 40 shots for his 8th win of the season on 1/23 against Adirondack

Lawson Crouse

Kingston Frontenacs (OHL), Left Wing

Season stats: 28 games, 12 goals, 19 assists, 31 points

  • Deflected in a point shot for his 11th goal of the season against Saginaw on 1/22
  • Scored a goal from the slot on a pass from fellow Panthers prospect Juho Lammikko on 1/23 vs. Barrie…also tallied an assist in that game
  • Point streak ended at 6 games (3 goals, 6 assists) on 1/24


Juho Lammikko

Kingston Frontenacs (OHL), Left Wing

Season stats: 38 games, 11 goals, 22 assists, 33 points

  • Tallied 1 assist on 1/22 against Saginaw and 2 more against Barrie on 1/23, including on a goal by Lawson Crouse
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