Panthers Prospect Update #37: 10/17 – 10/23

Welcome to the 37th edition of the Panthers Prospect Update! Here, we’ll recap the past week of hockey (10/17 – 10/23) for Panthers prospects and players in college, juniors, international leagues, and the Springfield Thunderbirds, the team’s AHL affiliate. 

Springfield Thunderbirds

Record: 3-1-0

  • 10/21 @ Wilkes-Barrie/Scranton Penguins, 1-0 win
    • Ryan Horvat scored his 1st goal of the season, assisted by Anthony Greco (first AHL assist)
    • 23 saves on 23 shots, shutout for Reto Berra (2nd straight win)

  • 10/22 vs. St. John’s Ice Caps (home opener), 5-4 win OT
    • Dryden Hunt scored twice and assisted once
    • Paul Thompson scored his first goal of the season
    • Ian McCoshen scored his first professional goal
    • MacKenzie Weegar recorded 1 goal (OT winner), 1 assist
    • Mike McKenna made 21 saves on 25 shots
    • Thunderbirds scored 3 goals in the 3rd to come back and force OT

Henrik Borgstrom

University of Denver (NCAA), Center

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

  • Scored his 3rd goal of the season on a tough angle wrist shot against Michigan State on 10/21…also recorded an assist.
  • Recorded another assist on 10/22 against Michigan State
  • Has 6 points in his last 3 games and is 2nd in NCAA freshman scoring

Samuel Montembeault

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (QMJHL), Goaltender

Season stats: 7 games, 6-1-0 record, 1.41 GAA, .945 SV%

  • Allowed 5 goals on 31 shots on 10/19 vs. Rimouski
  • Earned a 27 save shutout (his 2nd of the season) against Cape Breton on 10/22

Adam Mascherin

Kitchener Rangers (OHL), Left Wing

Season stats: 11 games, 7 goals, 16 assists, 23 points

  • 1 assist on 10/20 vs. London
  • 1 goal, 1 assist on 10/21 vs. Hamilton
  • 2 goals on 10/23 vs. Mississauga
  • Is on a 7-game point streak and has points in 10 of 11 games this season

Riley Stillman

Oshawa Generals (OHL), Defenseman

Season stats: 10 games, 1 goal, 6 assists, 7 points

  • Recorded an assist on 10/21 against Sarnia and on the game-winning OT goal against Guelph on 10/23
  • Is on a 3-game point streak

Karch Bachman

Miami University (NCAA), Left Wing

Season stats: 5 games, 0 goals, 2 assists, 2 points

  • Recorded his first career NCAA point (an assist) on 10/21 vs. Maine
  • Recorded another assist on 10/22 vs. Maine

Matt Buckles

Cornell University (NCAA), Center

Season stats: 0 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 points

  • Recorded 2 goals in a preseason exhibition game on 10/22 vs. Brock University

Linus Nassen

Luleå HF (SHL), Defenseman

Season stats: 3 games, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point

  • Called up to Luleå on 10/20 and recorded first career SHL point, an assist, against Rögle BK

Joe Wegwerth

University of Notre Dame (NCAA), Left Wing

Season stats: 5 games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points

  • Scored his first and second goals of the season on 10/22 vs. Penn State
  • Has a new career high in goals with 2 after only scoring once in 30 games last season

Linus Hultstrom

Djurgårdens IF (SHL), Defenseman

Season stats: 4 games, 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points

  • Recorded first point of the season (an assist) on 10/19 vs. Farjestad
  • Scored 1st goal of the season and recorded 1 assist on 10/21 vs. Linkoping


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