Panthers Prospect Update #27: 4/11 – 4/17

Welcome to the 27th edition of the Panthers Prospect Update! Here, we’ll recap the past week of hockey (4/11 – 4/17) for Panthers prospects and players in college, juniors, international leagues, and the Portland Pirates, the team’s AHL affiliate.

Portland Pirates

  • Record since 4/11: 1-1-1
  • Current record: 41-29-7
  • Lost 3-2 to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on 4/15

    • Connor Brickley scored his 11th goal of the season and Brett Olson scored his 13th of the season
    • Mike McKenna made 31 saves on 34 shots
    • The Pirates went 0/2 on the power play

  •  Lost 3-2 in OT to the Springfield Falcons on 4/16

    • MacKenzie Weegar scored his 7th goal of the season and former Panthers draft pick Wade Megan tallied his 7th shorthanded goal of the year
    • Panthers prospect Lawson Crouse, Juho Lammikko, and Michael Downing all made their AHL debuts which you can read more about here
    • Rihards Bukarts, who’s on an ATO with the Pirates, made his AHL debut and recorded an assist
    • Sam Brittain made 24 saves on 27 shots
    • The Pirates went 0/3 on the power play

  • Won 3-1 against the Springfield Falcons on 4/17

    • Sena Acolatse scored his 8th goal of the season, Matt MacKenzie scored his 2nd, and Connor Brickley’s empty-netter was his 12th goal of the season
    • Mike McKenna made 36 saves on 37 shots
    • The Pirates went 1/4 on the power play

  • Next 3 games for Portland

  • The Pirates will face the Hershey Bears (Washington Capitals AHL affiliate) in the 1st round of the AHL Playoffs
    • – Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 22 – Hershey at Portland, 7:00
    • – Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 23 – Hershey at Portland, 7:00
    • – Game 3 – Thu., Apr. 28 – Portland at Hershey, 7:00
    • – *Game 4 – Sat., Apr. 30 – Portland at Hershey, 7:00
    • – *Game 5 – Sun., May 1 – Portland at Hershey, 5:00

CHL Playoffs

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

Round 2, vs. Moose Jaw Warriors:

Game 3, 4/12: 0 points, lost 7-2

Game 4, 4/13: 1 assist, won 6-2

Game 5, 4/15: 0 points, won 7-3

Won series 4-1, advanced to 3rd round


Lawson Crouse, LW, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL):

Round 2, vs. Niagara IceDogs

Game 4, 4/13: 1 goal, lost 3-1

Lost series 4-0, eliminated from OHL Playoffs


Juho Lammikko, C, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL):

Round 2, vs. Niagara IceDogs

Game 4, 4/13: 0 points, lost 3-1

Lost series 4-0, eliminated from OHL Playoffs


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

Round 2, vs. Brandon Wheat Kings

Game 3, 4/8: 1 assist, won 7-2

Game 4, 4/9: 1 assist, lost 6-2

Game 5, 4/9: 0 points, lost 7-3

Lost series 4-1, eliminated from WHL Playoffs


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

Round 2, vs. Rouyn-Noranda

Game 3, 4/12: 30 saves on 31 shots, lost 1-0

Game 4, 4/13: 30 saves on 33 shots, lost3-0

Game 5, 4/15: 20 saves on 24 shots, lost 5-1

Lost series 4-1, eliminated from QMJHL Playoffs


Colin Stevens

Manchester Monarchs (ECHL), Goaltender

Playoff stats: 1 games, 0-1-0 record, 3.09 GAA, .864 SV%

  • Made 19 saves on 22 shots in game 3 of first round playoff series vs. Adirondack Thunder on 4/16
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