Panthers Prospect Update #80: 1/1 – 1/7

Welcome to the 80th edition of the Panthers Prospect Update. Here, we’ll recap the past week of hockey (1/1 – 1/7) for Panthers prospects and players in college, juniors, international leagues, and the Springfield Thunderbirds, the team’s AHL affiliate. 

Springfield Thunderbirds

Record: 12-22-1

This week: 0-2-0

  • 1/5 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 4-2 loss
    • Goals by: Mark Fayne (1), Dryden Hunt (7)
    • 0/5 on the power play
    • 19 saves on 22 shots by Sam Montembeault

  • 1/6 vs. Providence Bruins, 6-2 loss
    • Goals by: Anthony Greco (13), Jayce Hawryluk (7)
    • 0/4 on the power play
    • 5 saves on 8 shots by Sam Montembeault
    • 28 saves on 31 shots by Evan Cowley



Adam Mascherin

Kitchener Rangers (OHL), Left Wing

Season stats: 40 games, 28 goals, 24 assists, 52 points

  • 1/1 vs. Peterborough: 4 goals
  • 1/2 vs. Barrie: 1 assist
  • 1/5 vs. Mississauga: 0 points
  • 1/6 vs. Owen Sound: 0 points



Owen Tippett

Mississauga Steelheads (OHL), Right Wing

Season stats: 23 games, 17 goals, 19 assists, 36 points

  • 1/3 vs. Erie: 2 goals, 1 assist, 10 shots
  • 1/4 vs. Sault St. Marie: 3 goals
  • 1/5 vs. Kitchener: 2 goals, 2 assists, 10 shots
  • Averaging 6.04 shots per game
  • Has 20 points in his last 7 games



Henrik Borgstrom

University of Denver (NCAA), Center

Season stats: 21 games, 15 goals, 15 assists, 30 points

  • 1/5 vs. Miami: 1 goal
  • 1/6 vs. Miami: 1 goal, 2 assists



Aleksi Heponiemi

Swift Current Broncos (WHL), Left Wing

Season stats: 30 games, 20 goals, 55 assists, 75 points

  • Playing 2nd-line center at World Junior Championship
  • 1/1 vs. Czech Republic: 0 points, eliminated
  • 1/7 vs. Red Deer: 1 goal, 3 assists
  • Currently on a 22-game point streak during which he has 55 points



Sebastian Repo

Tappara Tampere (Liiga), Right Wing

Season stats: 30 games, 8 goals, 9 assists, 17 points

  • 1/3 vs. JYP: 0 points, 6 shots
  • 1/5 vs. TPS: 0 points
  • 1/6 vs. Assat: 1 goal, 8 shots



Ben Finkelstein

St. Lawrence University (NCAA), Defenseman

Season stats: 20 games, 3 goals, 9 assists, 12 points

  • 1/5 vs. Cansius: 1 assist
  • 1/6 vs. Cansius: 1 goal



Other News

  • Defenseman Linus Nassen of the WHL’s Medicine Hat Tigers suffered a fractured left radial bone after colliding with the end boards on 1/1. He is expected to miss about 6-8 weeks.

  • Jonathan Ang recorded 2 assists in 4 games on the week for the Peterborough Petes.
  • Goaltender Ryan Bednard earned won both of his starts this week for Bowling Green University. He made 4 saves on 31 shots against Michigan on 1/1 and recorded a 27-save shutout on Sunday against Ferris State.
  • Riley Stillman had 1 assist and a +3 rating on Sunday for the Hamilton Bulldogs in a 3-2 victory over the Sudbury Wolves.
  • Alexandre Grenier has been named to the AHL All Star Game.
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