Panthers Prospect Update #24: 3/21 – 3/27

Welcome to the 24th edition of the Panthers Prospect Update! Here, we’ll recap the past week of hockey (3/21 – 3/27) for Panthers prospects and players in college, juniors, international leagues, and the Portland Pirates, the team’s AHL affiliate.

Portland Pirates

  • Record since 3/21: 3-0-0
  • Current record: 35-26-6
  • Won 6-3 against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on 3/23

    • Mike Matheson scored his 7th goal of the season and Brett Olson scored his 10th goal of the season
    • Brent Regner, Connor Brickley, and Rob Flick each recorded 2 assists
    • Matheson recorded 3 points on the night
    • Shane Harper added an empty net goal in the 3rd period
    • Mike McKenna made 20 saves on 23 shots and the Pirates went 3/8 on the power play

  •  Won 4-3 against the Springfield Falcons on 3/25

    • Chase Balisy and Connor Brickley each scored their 7th goal of the season
    • Mike McKenna made 35 saves on 38 shots
    • The Pirates went 1/6 on the power play

  • Won 6-1 against the Springfield Falcons on 3/26

    • Chase Balisy scored his 8th and 9th goals of the season and 3rd in the past 2 games
    • Mike Matheson scored his 8th goal of the season and his 3rd in the past 5 games
    • Corban Knight scored his 3rd goal of the season and Sena Acolatse scored his 6th

  • Next 3 games for Portland

    • vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 3/29 (away)
    • vs. Providence Bruins, 4/1 (home)
    • vs. Hartford Wolf Pack, 4/2 (away)

CHL Playoffs

Jayce Hawryluk, RW, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL):

vs. Edmonton Oil Kings

Game 1, 3/24: 1 assist, lost 4-2

Game 2, 3/25: 0 points, lost 2-1

Lawson Crouse, LW, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL):

vs. Oshawa Generals

Game 1, 3/25: 1 goal, 2 assists, won 6-0

Game 2, 3/26: 2 goals, won 7-3

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Crouse’s 2nd goal of the playoffs

Juho Lammikko, C, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL):

vs. Oshawa Generals

Game 1, 3/25: 2 assists, won 6-0

Game 2, 3/26: 1 assist, won 7-3

Dryden Hunt, LW, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL):

vs. Prince Albert Raiders

Game 1, 3/25: 2 assists, won 3-2

Game 2, 3/26: 0 points, won 4-2

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Hunt’s shot deflected into the net by a teammate

Thomas Schemitsch, D, Owen Sound Attack (OHL):

vs. London Knights

Game 1, 3/25: 1 assist, lost 4-1

Game 2, 3/26: 1 assist, won 2-0

Samuel Montembeault, G, Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (QMJHL)

vs. Val-d’Or Foreurs

Game 1, 3/25: 25 saves on 28 shots, lost 3-2

Game 2, 3/26: 32 saves on 33 shots, won 4-1


NCAA Playoffs

Michael Downing, D, University of Michigan:

Midwest Regional Semifinal vs. Notre Dame, 3/25: 1 assist, won 3-2

Midwest Regional Final vs. North Dakota, 3/26: 0 points, lost 5-3

Ian McCoshen, D, Boston College:

Northeast Regional Semifinal vs. Harvard, 3/25: 0 points, won 4-1

Northeast Regional Final vs. Minnesota-Duluth, 3/26: 0 points, won 3-2

Advanced to NCAA Semifinals on April 7 against Quinnipiac

Joe Wegwerth, RW, University of Notre Dame:

Midwest Regional Semifinal vs. Michigan, 3/25: did not play, lost 3-2

Chris Wilkie, RW, University of North Dakota:

Midwest Regional Semifinal vs. Northeastern, 3/25: did not play, won 6-2

Midwest Regional Final vs. Michigan, 3/26: did not play, won 5-3

Advanced to NCAA Semifinals on April 7 against Denver

Evan Cowley, G, University of Denver:

West Regional Semifinal vs. Boston University, 3/26: did not play, won 7-2

West Regional Final vs. Ferris State, 3/27: did not play, won 6-3

Advanced to NCAA Semifinals on April 7 against North Dakota


Ryan Bednard

Youngstown Phantoms (USHL), Goaltender

Season stats: 36 games, 19-8-4 record, 2.42 GAA, .917 SV%

  • Earned a 22-save shutout on 3/26 against Team USA. Has 53 saves on 54 shots in back-to-back games against Team USA

Steven Hodges

Manchester Monarchs (ECHL), Center

Season stats: 8 games, 3 goals, 3 assists, 6 points

  • Scored 2 goals on 3/25 against Reading and 1 assist on 3/26 against Adirondack

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