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Avalanche Farm Report - Nov. 21

Nick Leivermann named the BCHL player of the week

by Taylor Hodapp /

San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage improve to 10-5-1-0 after three games this week.

On Tuesday, the Rampage suffered a 6-3 loss to the Grand Rapids Griffins. After a scoreless first period, San Antonio conceded five goals in the middle frame which dug them into a hole they could not get out of. Jesse Graham and Trent Volgelhuber recorded assists in the loss. Spencer Martin played the first 35:47 of the contest and turned away 18 shots.

The Texas Stars outlasted the Rampage on Wednesday for a final score of 4-3. Felix Girard opened the scoring in the game when he found the back of the net 28 seconds into the match with a helper from Reid Petryk. Tied 1-1 going in to the middle frame, A.J. Greer scored his first goal of the season and took the lead back for the Rampage with an assist from Andrew Agozzino.

The game was knotted 2-2 until the Stars scored the game-winning marker with under seven minutes to go for the victory. Spencer Martin played 51 minutes in the loss and made 23 saves.

The Rampage took on the Stars again on Saturday and emerged with a 5-2 victory for its 10th win of the season. Down 1-0 going into the first intermission, Greer tied the match with an assist from Agozzino. Agozzino tallied another helper on San Antonito's third goal in the middle frame to put them ahead 3-1 going into the final 20 minutes.

The Stars were within one when Agozzino found the back of the net to extend the Rampage lead. Rocco Grimaldi scored the final goal of the game with an assist from David Warsofsky for the Rampage's first win on the week. Spencer Martin recorded 23 saves in the victory.

Upcoming Games:

Nov. 21 at Bakersfield Condors
Nov. 22 at San Jose Barracuda
Nov. 25 at Bakersfield Condors

Colorado Eagles

The Colorado Eagles played at the Utah Grizzles twice this weekend. On Friday, Colorado emerged with a 3-2 overtime win. After a scoreless third period, the Eagles found the back of the net 2:17 into the extra minutes for the win. Netminder Joe Cannata had 30 saves in the victory.

On Saturday, the teams hit the ice again and Colorado prevailed with a 4-3 overtime win. J.C. Beaudin scored twice in the first to help the Eagles to a 3-0 lead midway through the second. After suffering three unanswered markers from the Grizzlies, the game went into extra minutes again.

Halfway into overtime, the Eagles snagged their second overtime win in as many days. Cannata had 36 saves to improve to a 2.17 goals against average and .934 save percentage in five games this campaign.


Travis Barron (Ottawa 67's): Travis Barron recorded one assist in the Ottawa 67's 5-2 loss to the Hamilton Bulldogs on Saturday. The 67's came back with a 4-2 win over the Kingston Frontenacs on Sunday and Barron tallied a marker and a helper in the contest. In 22 games this campaign, Barron has six goals and 16 assists.

Conor Timmins (Sault. Ste. Marie Greyhounds):  On Thursday, the Sault. Ste. Marie Greyhounds outscored the North Bay Battalion 5-4 in overtime with two assists from Conor Timmins. On Friday, the Greyhounds registered a 2-0 victory over the Sudbury Wolves. Timmins has two goals and 17 helpers in 19 games this season.


Josh Anderson (Prince George Cougars):  The Prince George Cougars tallied three wins this week starting with a 5-4 victory over the Kamloops Blazers on Wednesday. Josh Anderson didn't play in the win but was back in the lineup for two matches against the Edmonton Oil Kings to wrap up the week. On Friday, Prince George outscored Edmonton 5-1. Anderson saw game action for the first time since suffering a separated shoulder on Oct. 6. On Saturday, the Cougars registered a 4-3 victory over the Oil Kings in which Anderson recorded an assist. Anderson has three assists in eight games this season.

Nick Henry (Regina Pats): Nick Henry registered his first points of the season with a goal and an assist in the Regina Pats 4-3 victory over the Calgary Hitmen on Wednesday. The Pats hit the ice again on Saturday and suffered a 3-1 loss to the Portland Winterhawks. Regina wrapped up the week on Sunday with a 2-1 win over the Everett Silvertips. Henry has one goal and one assist in five games this season.

Ty Lewis (Brandon Wheat Kings): Ty Lewis helped the Brandon Wheat Kings defeat the Calgary Hitmen 6-5 with an overtime goal 27 second into the extra frame on Tuesday. Lewis registered an assist in the Wheat King's 4-1 victory over the Saskatoon Blades on Friday. Brandon closed out the week on Sunday with a 7-3 victory over the Swift Current Broncos. The forward tallied one goal and one assist for his 12th multi-point game of the season. The forward has recorded 36 points (11 goals, 25 assists) in 21 contests this campaign. Lewis found the scoreboard in each of the Wheat Kings first 13 games of the season with six straight multi-point games within that streak (Oct. 6-Oct. 15).


Shane Bowers (Boston University): Boston University split a back-to-back set with Maine this weekend. On Friday, Shane Bowers recorded his third assist of the season in Boston's 5-2 loss. On Saturday, Boston came back big with a 7-0 win. Bowers found the back of the net twice and recorded a season-high seven shots. On the campaign, Bowers has nine points (six goals, three assists) in 14 games.

Cale Makar (UMass): The University of Massachusetts didn't hit the ice this week. Cale Makar has six points (one goal, five assists) in 11 games this season.

Cam Morrison (Notre Dame): Notre Dame outscored Rensselaer 4-1 on Friday in their first match of the week. The Fighting Irish recorded another victory over Rensselaer on Saturday, winning 1-0. Cam Morrison scored the game-winning tally 13 seconds into overtime to lead No. 4 Notre Dame to triumph. In 14 games this campaign, Morrison has four goals and three assists.

Denis Smirnov (Penn State): Penn State defeated Arizona State twice this weekend starting with a 7-0 win on Friday. On Saturday, the squad prevailed with a 4-2 win. Denis Smirnov didn't hit the ice with Penn State this weekend due to an undisclosed injury but has 11 points (five gaols, six assists) in eight contests.


Nate Clurman (Tri-City Storm): The Tri-City Storm split a home-and-home series with the Des Moine Buccaneers this week. On Friday, the Storm won 4-0 and lost 4-1 on Saturday. Nate Clurman didn't find the score sheet this week and has one assist in 11 games this season.


Nick Leivermann (Penticton Vees): Nick Leiverman tallied the eventual game-winning goal, a power-play marker, in the Penticton Vees 7-1 victory over the Surrey Eagles on Wednesday. On Friday, Leivermann recorded his first career hat trick in the Vees 11-3 win over the West Kelowna Warriors. Penticton also outscored the Cowichan Valley Capitals 10-1 on Saturday in which Leivermann registered a helper in the victory. He was named the BCHL player of the week for the week ending Nov. 19, the league announced Monday.


Igor Shvyrev (Mettallurg Magnitogorsk): On Tuesday, Mettallurg Magnitogorsk fell 3-2 in a shootout to Spartak Moscow. The Magnitogorsk bounced back with a 3-0 win on Thursday against Dinamo Riga and a 1-0 victory over Severstal Chevepovets on Saturday. On Monday, the squad had a 2-1 overtime loss to Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod. Igor Shvyrev has one goal in 16 games this campaign.

Sweden (Allsvenskan)

Gustav Olhaver (IK Oskarshamn): IK Oskarshamn outscored Tingsryd 1-0 on Wednesday for their first win of the week. The team took the ice again on Friday to defeat AIK 5-1. Gustav Olhaver didn't find the score sheet this week but has five points (two goals, three assists) in 17 games this campaign.

Adam Werner (IF Bjorkloven): Adam Werner started between the pipes for IF Bjorkloven on Friday in a 3-2 win over MODO in which the netminder had 25 saves. Werner did not play on Sunday as IF Bjorkloven took on Vita Hasten in a 2-1 loss. In 19 games this season, the goaltender has a 2.64 goals against average and .907 save percentage.

Czech Republic

Petr Kvaca (HC Ceske Budejovice): Petr Kvaca was in the crease on Wednesday in a 2-1 overtime loss for HC Ceske Budejovice and had 29 saves. The team bounced back with a 7-1 victory over Usti nad Labem with 12 saves from Kvaca. HC Ceske Budejovice won for a second time this week with a 3-2 victory over HC Karlovy Vary behind 29 saves from Kvaca. The goaltender has 12 wins in 17 outings this season with a 1.69 goals against average and .924 save percentage.


Maximilian Pajpach (HC Spisska Nova Ves): Pajpach has played in 12 games for Spisska Nova Ves this campaign and is registering a 3.17 goals-against average and .903 save percentage. He also appeared in 10 games for HK Michalovce in the league, putting together a 3.47 goals-against average and .889 save percentage.

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