Panthers Prospect Update #18: 2/8 – 2/14

Welcome to the 18th edition of the Panthers Prospect Update! Here, we’ll recap the past week of hockey (2/8 – 2/14) for Panthers prospects and players in college, juniors, international leagues, and the Portland Pirates, the team’s AHL affiliate.

Portland Pirates

  • Record since 2/8: 3-0-0
  • Current record: 29-18-1
  • Won 3-1 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on 2/12

    • Rocco Grimaldi had a 2-point night including his 10th goal of the season and 1 assist
    • Kyle Rau scored his 16th goal of the season and first since the beginning of January
    • Mike McKenna was outstanding, saving 45 of 46 shots against and recorded 2 assists

  •  Won 2-1 against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on 2/13

    • Rob Flick scored the lone goal for the Pirates in regulation…his 6th of the season
    • Mike Matheson scored the OT winner on a breakaway for his 5th goal of the season and first since January 24th
    • Sam Brittain made 23 saves on 24 shots for the win

  • Won 3-2 against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on 2/14

    • After leading 1-0 through 2 periods on a goal by Wade Megan, the Pirates allowed two 3rd-period goals
    • Kyle Rau tied the game at 2 with just 18 seconds left in the 3rd period
    • Dylan Olsen won the game in overtime with an incredible toe-drag move followed by a top-shelf shot
    • Mike McKenna made 32 saves on 34 shots

  • Next 3 games for Portland

    • vs. Utica Comets, 2/17 (away)
    • vs. Rochester Americans, 2/19 (away)
    • vs. Toronto Marlies, 2/20 (away)

Jayce Hawryluk

Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL), Right Wing

Season stats: 42 games, 28 goals, 36 assists, 64 points

  • Had a 3-assist game on 2/9 against the Prince Albert Raiders
  • Tallied 5 points including 2 goals and 3 assists on 2/12 against the Saskatoon Blades (the 2nd goal was #100 in his WHL career)
  • Recorded 2 assists on 2/13 against the Regina Pats
  • Has 18 points (5 goals, 13 assists) in 6 February games
  • Surpassed his assist total from last season in 12 fewer games while setting a career-high (36)
  • Is 3 goals from setting a new career-high in goals

Thomas Schemitsch

Owen Sound Attack (OHL), Defenseman

Season stats: 37 games, 6 goals, 16 assists, 22 points

  • Recorded 2 primary assists on 2/12 against Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds including one on the OT game-winner
  • Recorded another assist on 2/13 against the Flint Firebirds

Karch Bachman

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL), Left Wing

Season stats: 32 games, 14 goals, 6 assists, 20 points

  • Scored his 2nd goal in 4 games with his new team on 2/12 and recorded an assist the next day

Colin Stevens

Manchester Monarchs (ECHL), Goaltender

Season stats: 19 games, 12-5-1 record, 2.33 GAA, .921 SV%

  • Recorded his 12th win of the season on 2/14 after making a career-high 44 saves on 46 shots
  • Has won each of his past 5 starts for the Monarchs while allowing just 8 goals during that span

Lawson Crouse

Kingston Frontenacs (OHL), Left Wing

Season stats: 34 games, 14 goals, 25 assists, 39 points

  • Scored his 13th goal of the season on 2/12 against the Windsor Spitfires
  • Had a 4-point night on 2/13 against the North Bay Battalion by recording a goal and 3 assists

Juho Lammikko

Kingston Frontenacs (OHL), Center

Season stats: 44 games, 11 goals, 25 assists, 36 points

  • Recorded 3 assists on 2/13 against North Bay

Samuel Montembeault

Blainville-Boisbrand Armada (QMJHL), Goaltender

Season stats: 35 games, 13-20-0 record, 2.68 GAA, .894 SV%

  • On 2/10, made 28 saves on 31 shots for an overtime win against Sherbrooke
  • Made 20 saves on 22 shots on 2/11 in a loss to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
  • Made 29 saves on 33 shots in a loss to the Gatineau Olympiques on 2/14

Patrick Shea

Kimball Union Academy (USHS), Center

Season stats: 29 games, 21 goals, 34 assists, 55 points

  • Recorded a goal and an assist against Philips Andover on 2/10 and against New Hampton School on 2/12
  • Tallied 2 assists on 2/13 against Holderness School

Steven Hodges

Manchester Monarchs (ECHL), Center

Season stats: 1 game, 0 goals, 2 assists, 2 points

  • Returned from off-season surgery and recorded 2 assists and was a +4 on 2/14 in his first game in almost a year



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