Panthers Prospect Update #21: 2/29 – 3/6

Welcome to the 21st edition of the Panthers Prospect Update! Here, we’ll recap the past week of hockey (2/29 – 3/6) for Panthers prospects and players in college, juniors, international leagues, and the Portland Pirates, the team’s AHL affiliate.

Portland Pirates

  • Record since 2/29: 0-2-1
  • Current record: 31-23-3
  • Lost 4-1 to the Syracuse Crunch on 3/4

    • Connor Brickley scored the lone Portland goal of the game to open the scoring…his 5th of the season
    • Sam Brittain made 30 saves on 32 shots
    • The Pirates went 1/5 on the power play

  •  Lost 3-1 to the Providence Bruins on 3/5

    • Rocco Grimaldi scored his 14th goal of the season and 4th in his last 4 games
    • Mike McKenna made 28 saves on 31 shots
    • The Pirates went 0/3 on the power play

(Tweet should say “from Saturday” not “Friday”)

  • Lost 4-3 to the Providence Bruins on 3/6

    • Rocco Grimaldi scored his 15th goal of the season and 5th in his last 5 games…the goal tied the game with under a minute left in the 3rd period
    • Dylan Olsen scored his 4th goal of the season on the power play
    • Brett Olsen scored his 9th goal of the season
    • Mike McKenna made 41 saves on 45 shots in the OT loss
    • The Pirates went 1/5 on the power play

  • Next 3 games for Portland

    • vs. Toronto Marlies, 3/11 (home)
    • vs. Springfield Falcons, 3/12 (away)
    • vs. Hartford Wolf Pack, 3/13 (home)

Jayce Hawryluk

Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL), Right Wing

Season stats: 53 games, 40 goals, 55 assists, 95 points

  • Scored 5 goals and tallied 1 assist on 3/2 against Saskatoon
  • Scored 1 goal and recorded 1 assist on 3/4 against Moose Jaw
  • Scored 2 goals and recorded 2 assists on 3/5 against Moose Jaw
  • Scored 2 goals and recorded 1 assist on 3/6 against Regina
  • Has 49 points in his last 17 games, 16 points in his last 4 games, and is a +52 on the season
  • Is 4th in the WHL in points with 95 despite playing in 13 fewer games than the other players in the top-10.


Thomas Schemitsch

Owen Sound Attack (OHL), Defenseman

Season stats: 46 games, 9 goals, 20 assists, 29 points

  • Tallied 1 goal and 1 assist wit a +3 rating on 3/3 against North Bay


Lawson Crouse

Kingston Frontenacs (OHL), Left Wing

Season stats: 44 games, 22 goals, 33 assists, 58 points

  • Scored 1 goal and tallied 1 assist on 2/29 against Ottawa
  • Scored 2 goals on 3/4 against Saginaw
  • Scored a hat-trick and tallied 1 assist on 3/5 against Flint


Juho Lammikko

Kingston Frontenacs (OHL), Center

Season stats: 54 games, 19 goals, 29 assists, 48 points

  • Scored a goal and recorded 1 assist on 2/29 against Ottawa
  • Tallied 1 assist on 3/4 and 3/5 against Saginaw and Flint
  • Scored an empty-net goal on 3/6 against Windsor


Samuel Montembeault

Blainville-Boisbrand Armada (QMJHL), Goaltender

Season stats: 43 games, 16-25-0 record, 2.68 GAA, .901 SV%

  • Made 33 saves on 38 shots on 3/2 against Rimouski
  • Earned a shutout by saving all 22 shots he faced on 3/4 against Quebec
  • Made 32 saves on 36 shots on 3/5 against Rouyn-Noranda

Dryden Hunt

Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL), Left Wing

Season stats: 66 games, 52 goals, 55 assists, 107 points

  • Recorded an assist on 3/2 against Lethbridge
  • Scored 2 goals on 3/4 against the Brandon Wheat Kings
  • Recorded 2 assists on 3/5 against the Brandon Wheat Kings
  • In The System: Dryden Hunt


Matt Buckles

Cornell University (NCAA), Center

Season stats: 28 games, 6 goals, 3 assists, 9 points

  • Scored his 6th goal of the season on 3/5 against Union College…was the overtime game-winner in game 2 of the ECAC playoffs


Chris Wilkie

University of North Dakota (NCAA), Right Wing

Season stats: 29 games, 5 goals, 3 assists, 8 points

  • Had a 2-goal, 2-assist game on 3/4 against Western Michigan…first 3+ point of his NCAA career


Ryan Bednard

Youngstown Phantoms (USHL), Goaltender

Season stats: 31 games, 16-7-4 record, 2.54 GAA, .912 SV%

  • Made 21 saves on 23 shots on 3/4 against the Madison Capitols
  • Made 31 saves on 32 shots on 3/5 against the Madison Capitols

Evan Cowley

Denver University (NCAA), Goaltender

Season stats: 15 games, 8-5-0 record, 2.17 GAA, .926 SV%

  • Made 26 saves on 27 shots against Nebraska-Omaha on 3/5 for his 8th win of the season


Karch Bachman

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL), Left Wing

Season stats: 35 games, 14 goals, 8 assists, 22 points

  • Will miss the rest of the USHL season after sustaining a shoulder injury on February 21st
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