Panthers Prospect Update #67: 10/2 – 10/8

Welcome to the 67th edition of the Panthers Prospect Update. Here, we’ll recap the past week of hockey (10/2 – 10/8) for Panthers prospects and players in college, juniors, international leagues, and the Springfield Thunderbirds, the team’s AHL affiliate. 

Springfield Thunderbirds

Record: 0-1-0

This week: 0-1-0

  • 10/7 at Providence Bruins, 5-2 loss
    • Season opener
    • Goals by: Ed Wittchow (1), Henrik Haapala (1)
    • 0/7 on the power play
    • 21 saves on 26 shots by Harri Sateri



Adam Mascherin

Kitchener Rangers (OHL), Left Wing

Season stats: 7 games, 4 goals, 2 assists, 6 points

  • 10/6 vs. Erie: 1 goal
  • 10/7 vs. Guelph: 0 points



Jonathan Ang

Peterborough Petes (OHL), Center

Season stats: 6 games, 4 goals, 5 assists, 7 points

  • Named the OHL’s Player of the Week for 9/24 through 10/1
  • 10/5 vs. Flint: 1 goal, 1 assist, career-high 9 shots
  • 10/6 vs. Ottawa: 0 points



Aleksi Heponiemi

Swift Current Broncos (WHL), Left Wing

Season stats: 6 games, 3 goals, 16 assists, 19 points

  • 10/6 vs. Saskatoon: 4 assists
  • 10/7 vs. Kootenay: 1 goal, 3 assists
  • 10/9 vs. Moose Jaw: 1 goal, 2 assists
  • Tied (with his linemate) for WHL-lead in points
  • Leads WHL in assists
  • Has more assists than all but 2 players in the WHL (one of which is his linemate)



Max Gildon

University of New Hampshire (NCAA), Defenseman

Season stats: 2 games, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point

  • 10/6 vs. UMass-Lowell: 1 assist (first NCAA point)
  • 10/7 vs. UMass-Lowell: 0 points



Joe Wegwerth

University of Notre Dame (NCAA), Left Wing

Season stats: 2 games, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point

  • 10/6 vs. Alabama Huntsville: 0 points
  • 10/7 vs. Alabama Huntsville: 1 assist



Ben Finkelstein

St. Lawrence University (NCAA), Defenseman

Season stats: 2 games, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point

  • 10/6 vs. Michigan (exhibition): 1 assist
  • 10/7 vs. Penn State: 1 assist



Linus Nassen

Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL), Defenseman

Season stats: 6 games, 0 goals, 3 assists, 3 points

  • 10/6 vs. Regina: 1 assist
  • 10/7 vs. Prince Albert: 0 points


Riley Stillman

Oshawa Generals (OHL), Defenseman

Season stats: 6 games, 0 goals, 5 assists, 5 points

  • 10/6 vs. Niagara: 2 assists



Sebastian Repo

Tappara Tampere (Liiga), Right Wing

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

Champions Hockey League stats: 1 game, 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point

  • 10/4 vs. Banská Bystrica: 1 goal
  • 10/6 vs. Pelicans: 0 points
  • 10/7 vs. Jukurit: 0 points



Other News

  • Goaltender Evan Cowley made 24 saves on 25 shots in a preseason ECHL victory for the Manchester Monarchs on 10/7 vs. Worcester. He is entering his first season of pro hockey.
  • Goaltender Ryan Bednard made 9 saves on 10 shots in 2 periods of exhibition action for Bowling Green State University vs. the USA U-18 team on 10/6.
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