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Avalanche Farm Report - Nov. 28

Several of Colorado's prospects shined

by Taylor Hodapp /

San Antonio Rampage

After earning a win on Tuesday, the San Antonio Rampage (11-8-1-0) lost three straight road contests this past week and now return home for an eight-game homestand in December.

On Tuesday, the Rampage outlasted the Bakersfield Condor for a 3-2 overtime win in what was its only victory of the week. In the opening period, Tyson Jost and Rocco Grimaldi recorded assists on first goal for San Antonio, yielding a 1-1 score at the first intermission. After a scoreless second stanza, Andrew Agozzino assisted on the tying marker to send the contest into an extra session. A.J. Greer scored game-winning tally in overtime with an assist coming from netminder Spencer Martin, who had 35 saves on 37 shots in the match.

On Wednesday, San Antonio hit the ice against the San Jose Barracuda. After the first 20 minutes, San Jose had a 1-0 lead after a power-play goal. The Barracuda lead was extended in the second period with two more tallies with a man advantage. A.J. Greer found the back of the net with an assist from Nicolas Meloche to get the Rampage within one before the second intermission. The game was knotted in the third with a marker from Meloche at 6:54, but the Barracuda tallied two unanswered goals to close out the game and give San Antonio the loss.

San Antonio fell 7-3 to the Bakersfield Condors on Saturday in its third outing of the week. After a scoreless opening frame, each team tallied a short-handed goal early in the second period, with Felix Girard netting the Rampage's marker. David Warsofsky tied the game for San Antonio at 2-2 with a power-play goal 61 seconds after the Condors took the lead and 1:03 before the final stanza. Bakersfield registered five goals in the final 20 minutes to secure the win. Jesse Graham recorded an assist on San Antonio's only marker in the third period, and Martin made 18 saves in the loss. One of the Condors' goals came with a Rampage empty net.

In the Rampage's last contest of the week, the squad fell 3-1 to the Ontario Reign on Sunday. San Antonio gave up two tallies in the first period and remained scoreless through the second intermission. The Reign found the back of the net for a third time in the final frame before Jost recorded his first AHL goal, with helpers from Grimaldi and Jesse Graham. Martin turned away 23 pucks in the loss.

On Saturday, Mason Geertsen was suspended for three games as a consequence of an elbowing incident against San Jose on Wednesday.

The Colorado Avalanche also made a recall on Sunday, bringing back Jost to the NHL club after his five-game conditioning stint in the AHL.

Upcoming Games:
Dec. 1 vs. Iowa Wild
Dec. 2 vs. Iowa Wild
Dec. 5 vs. Bakersfield Condors

Colorado Eagles (ECHL)

The Colorado Eagles faced the Greenville Swamp Rabbits three times in four days last week.

On Wednesday, the Eagles stayed consistent as they found the back of the net once in each period, leading to a 3-1 victory. J.C. Beaudin opened the scoring for Colorado with a tally in the first period and then extended the lead when he scored a second marker in the third frame with a helper from Julien Nantel. Joe Cannata made 28 saves in the win.

The teams hit the ice against one another again on Friday when the Swamp Rabbits outlasted the Eagles 4-3 in overtime. Colorado was down 3-0 in the second before finally getting on the scoreboard just before the second intermission. A two-goal final frame for the Eagles sent the game into overtime, where Greenville took the win in extra minutes. Colorado fired a season-high 52 shots on goal, while Cannata made 16 saves in the loss.

The Eagles came back strong with a 6-1 win over the Swamp Rabbits on Saturday. Greenville was held scoreless after the first period and Nantel registered two tallies in the victory, his first ECHL goals of the season. Cannata stopped 21 shots in the win. The Eagles have now recorded a point in their last seven games (4-0-3).


Travis Barron (Ottawa 67's): The Ottawa 67's fell in all three of their outings this past week. After falling 5-4 in a shootout against the Erie Otters on Thursday, the 67's were outscored 3-2 by the Niagara IceDogs on Friday and 6-2 by the Hamilton Bulldogs on Saturday. Barron didn't find the scoresheet this week but has 22 points (six goals, 16 assists) in 25 games this season.

Conor Timmins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds): The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds beat the Sudbury Wolves 4-3 on Wednesday, with an assist coming from Conor Timmins. Timmins then recorded three helpers for the Greyhounds en route to an 8-2 victory over the Kitchener Rangers on Friday. Timmins found the back of the net for the third time this season on Saturday as the Greyhounds outscored the Peterborough Petes 8-3. In 22 contests this campaign, Timmins has 24 points (three goals, 21 assists).


Josh Anderson (Prince George Cougars): The Prince George Cougars fell to the Medicine Hat Tigers twice at home this week. On Tuesday, the Tigers outscored the Cougars 7-4 and then did it again on Wednesday by a 7-3 score. Prince George then faced the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday and was defeated 4-3. Josh Anderson didn't record a point this week. He has three assists in 11 contests this season.

Nick Henry (Regina Pats): The Regina Pats hit the road for three away games in Washington state. The Pats lost 6-3 to the Seattle Thunderbirds on Wednesday and 6-0 to the Tri-City Americans on Friday. Nick Henry then registered a marker and two assists on Saturday in Regina's 7-3 loss to the Spokane Chiefs. Henry has hit the ice eight times this campaign and has recorded five points (two goals, three assists).

Ty Lewis (Brandon Wheat Kings): On Friday, Ty Lewis recorded a tally and two helpers for the Brandon Wheat Kings in a 6-5 loss to the Saskatoon Blades. The Wheat Kings took on the Swift Current Broncos on Saturday, and Lewis scored the game-winning goal in overtime for his 40th point of the campaign. In 23 contests this season, Lewis has 13 goals and 27 assists.


Cale Makar (UMass): UMass came out on top of Quinnipiac in both of the clubs' contests on Friday and Saturday. UMass snagged a 2-1 victory on Friday before outscoring Quinnipiac 6-3 on Saturday. Cale Makar picked up a pair of helpers in the second contest. Makar has recorded one goal and seven assists in 13 contests and has helped UMass to a 7-6-0 record this season. 

Cam Morrison (Notre Dame): Notre Dame defeated Minnesota twice this weekend. On Friday, Notre Dame won 1-0. In Saturday's matchup, Cam Morrison recorded three helpers en route to a 5-2 victory over Minnesota. Notre Dame sits atop the Big Ten with a 12-3-1 overall record and a perfect 6-0 mark in conference. In 16 games, Morrison has earned 10 points (four goals, six assists).

Denis Smirnov (Penn State): Penn State defeated Michigan State 7-2 on Friday in the school's first matchup of the week. On Saturday, the two teams recorded a tie when the contest remained knotted at 2-2 after an overtime period. Michigan State outscored Penn State in a shootout following the game for conference bragging rights. Penn State is tied for third in the Big Ten with a 3-4-1 conference mark and 8-7-1 overall record. Denis Smirnov didn't hit the ice with Penn State this weekend due to an undisclosed injury and still has 11 points (five goals, six assists) in eight contests.

Shane Bowers (Boston University): Boston University lost its only match of the week on Saturday as it was outscored 4-3 by Cornell. Boston University is in fifth place in the Hockey East standings with a record of 4-4-1 in conference and 6-8-1 overall. Shane Bowers didn't find the scoresheet against Cornell, but he does have nine points (six goals, three assists) in 15 games this campaign.


Nate Clurman (Tri-City Storm): The Tri-City Storm defeated the Lincoln Stars 3-2 on Wednesday. The Storm then faced the Sioux City Musketeers twice in as many days on Friday and Saturday. Tri-City came out on top, 3-2, on Friday before falling 4-2 to the Musketeers on Saturday. Nate Clurman didn't find the scoresheet this week and has one assist in 14 games this season.


Nick Leivermann (Penticton Vees): The Penticton Vees outscored the Trail Smoke Eaters 2-1 on Wednesday in their first contest of the week. Nick Leivermann tallied a goal on Friday in the Vees' 3-2 overtime loss to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Leivermann also recorded a helper in a 2-0 victory over the Chilliwack Chiefs on Saturday. In 24 games this campaign, Leivermann has registered 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists).


Igor Shvyrev (Mettallurg Magnitogorsk): Mettallurg Magnitogorsk went 1-2 in its three outings this week. After losing 5-2 to Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk on Wednesday and 2-1 to Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod on Friday, the club outlasted Dinamo Riga with a 3-2 victory on Saturday. Igor Shvyrev hit the ice in all three contests and has registered one goal in 19 games this season.

Sweden (Allsvenskan)

Gustav Olhaver (IK Oskarshamn): Gustav Olhaver didn't find the scoresheet in IK Oskarshamn's 3-2 overtime loss to Timra IK on Wednesday but registered his third goal of the season in the squad's 2-1 loss to Vastervik on Saturday. In 19 games this campaign, Olhaver has recorded six points (three goals, three assists).

Adam Werner (IF Bjorkloven): IF Bjorkloven suffered a 3-2 loss in overtime to IK Panther on Wednesday in a game that goalie Adam Werner didn't hit the ice for. Werner started in the crease on Friday when the club lost 6-3 to Tingsryd. The goaltender made 20 saves in the defeat. Werner has made an appearance in 19 matches and earned a record of 10-8-0 this season. The netminder also has a 2.84 goals against average and .899 save percentage.

Czech Republic

Petr Kvaca (HC Ceske Budejovice): Petr Kvaca started between the pipes on Wednesday to help HC Ceske Budejovice to a 3-0 win over Kladno with 26 saves. The club took the ice again on Saturday and fell 3-2 in a shootout to HC ZUBR Prerov. Kvaca recorded another 26 saves in regulation and the overtime stanza in the second contest. The netminder has a 13-6-0 record in 19 games played this campaign and has registered a 1.61 goals against average and .929 save percentage.


Maximilian Pajpach (Spisska Nova Ves): Pajpach has played in 14 games for Spisska Nova Ves this campaign and is registering a 3.35 goals-against average and .899 save percentage. He also appeared in seven games for HK Michalovce in the league, putting together a 2.73 goals-against average and .912 save percentage.

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