Welcome to the 73rd edition of the Panthers Prospect Update. Here, we’ll recap the past week of hockey (11/13 – 11/19) for Panthers prospects and players in college, juniors, international leagues, and the Springfield Thunderbirds, the team’s AHL affiliate.
This week: 2-1-0
- 11/15 vs. Charlotte Checkers, 5-3 win
- Goals by: Blaine Byron (3), Thomas Schemitsch (2), Bobby Farnham (1), Tim Erixon (1), Alexandre Grenier (4)
- 2/6 on the power play
- 24 saves on 27 shots by Harri Sateri
- 11/17 vs. Charlotte Checkers, 4-0 win
- Goals by: Henrik Haapala (2), Francois Beauchemin (1), Thomas Schemitsch (3), Mikkel Aagaard (3)
- 0/2 on the power play
- 32 saves on 32 shots by Sam Montembeault (first pro shutout)
- 11/19 vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 2-1 loss
- Goals by: Bobby Farnham (2)
- 1/5 on the power play
- 25 saves on 27 shots by Sam Montembeault
University of Denver (NCAA), Center
Season stats: 11 games, 13 goals, 9 assists, 22 points
- 11/17 vs. North Dakota: 1 assist
- 11/18 vs. North Dakota: 2 goals, 2 assists
- Leads NCAA in goals (13)
- On pace for 40 goals, which would be 3rd-most in University of Denver’s history
Kitchener Rangers (OHL), Left Wing
Season stats: 23 games, 11 goals, 12 assists, 23 points
- 11/14 vs. London: 3 assists
- 11/17 vs. Guelph: 2 goals
- 11/18 vs. Barrie: 0 points
- 11/19 vs. Peterborough: 0 points
- Third in the OHL in shots (100)
Swift Current Broncos (WHL), Left Wing
Season stats: 21 games, 16 goals, 38 assists, 54 points
- 11/14 vs. Moose Jaw: 1 goal, 1 assist
- 11/17 vs. Medicine Hat: 1 goal, 2 assists
- 11/18 vs. Calgary: 1 assist
- 11/19 vs. Brandon: 2 assists
- 1st in the WHL in points
- Leads WHL in assists
Mississauga Steelheads (OHL), Right Wing
Season stats: 5 games, 3 goals, 5 assists, 8 points
- 11/15 vs. Moose Jaw: 1 goal, 1 assist
- 11/17 vs. Medicine Hat: 1 goal, 1 assist
- 11/19 vs. Calgary: 1 goal, 2 assists
Tappara Tampere (Liiga), Right Wing
Season stats: 11 games, 5 goals, 5 assists, 10 points
- 11/17 vs. Ilves: 1 goal
- 11/18 vs. HPK: 0 points
- Goaltender Ryan Bednard had a solid weekend for Bowling Green University. On Friday, he allowed 1 goal on just 11 shots faced in a no decision, and on Saturday, he allowed 1 goal on 21 shots for his third victory of the season.
- Evan Cowley allowed 5 goals on 27 shots for the Manchester Monarchs (ECHL) in a 5-4 loss to the Adirondack Thunder on Saturday.
- Karch Bachman recorded assists in back-to-back games for Miami University against Minnesota Duluth. He now has 6 points in 12 games this season, tying his career-high total from all of last season (34 games).
- Ben Finkelstein recorded his sixth assist of the season for St. Lawrence University on Saturday against Colgate.
- Jonathan Ang (Peterborough Petes, OHL) signed an entry-level contract with the Panthers on Thursday.
- Riley Stillman returned to the Oshawa Generals’ lineup on Sunday after serving a 5-game suspension for an illegal check.