Lake Erie has had an eventful week after losing six players to the Avalanche training camp. Tyson Barrie
, Patrick Bordeleau
, Stefan Elliott
, Mark Olver
, Michael Sgarbossa
and David Van Der Gulik
were all reassigned to Colorado. Sgarbossa was the Monsters’ second leading scorer, accumulating 28 points (13g/15a) in 34 games with the team. Barrie, the team’s top scoring defensemen, was third on the team with 27 points (6g/21a) and led the Monsters in assists (21).
Andrew Agozzino is now the new leading scorer for the time being with 30 points (12g/18a) and a +13 plus/minus rating. He is currently ranked fourth in the league in total points among all rookies.
Due to the recent reassignments, Lake Erie recalled Joel Chouinard and Markus Lauridsen from the Denver Cutthroats on Jan. 8.
In 30 games with Denver, Chouinard had 11 points (3g/8a) with 18 penalty minutes and a +6 plus/minus rating. In three games with Lake Erie, he has zero points.
Lauridsen also has played in 30 games for the Cutthroats, gathering 15 points (6g/9a). He has two assists in five games since being recalled to the Monsters.
Gabriel Beaupre has tallied (0g/2a) two points in nine games for the Monsters since being recalled from Denver on Dec. 26.
The Monsters are 3-1 on their current six-game road trip and hold a 3-3 record since the New Year. They have 43 points on the season (20-16-2-1) and are four points behind first-place Toronto in the North Division of the Western Conference.
Jan. 18 at Hershey
Jan. 19 at Syracuse
Jan. 24 vs. Toronto
The Denver Cutthroats are in fifth place in the CHL with 42 points (19-13-4) on the season and are three points behind second-place Wichita. Denver is 1-3 in their last four games with their win coming against the Arizona Sundogs on Jan. 12. The losses have come against Arizona, Missouri and Quad City.
Kent Patterson had a 50-save performance in his last game, a 2-1 win, on Saturday at Arizona. His 50 saves marked a new Cutthroat franchise record and were the most saves in the CHL this season. On the year, the rookie netminder is 11-6-2 with a 2.72 goals against average and a .920 save percentage.
Kieran Millan was reassigned to Denver after playing his first AHL contest for the Monsters on Jan. 4. He had an 8-6-2 record with 2.36 goals against average and a .929 save percentage for Denver before being called up on Dec. 29. In his first game back with the Cutthroats on Friday, he made 30 saves in a loss at Arizona.
Jan. 18 at Bloomington
Jan. 19 at Quad City
Jan. 22 at Bloomington
Colin Smith (Kamloops Blazers) is third in the league in scoring with 68 points (27g/41a). He has not scored in his last four contests since tallying two assists on Jan. 2 against Vancouver. He still leads the team in points (68), goals (27), assists (41) and plus/minus (+26). The Kamloops are 29-12-2-2 (62 points) this season and are currently in third place in the Western Conference.
Troy Bourke (Prince George Cougars) has 26 points (7g/19a) this season, leading the Cougars in assists while being second in total points. Bourke is also second on the team in power-play goals (4).
Duncan Siemens (Saskatoon Blades) is third on Saskatoon in penalty minutes with 69. He also has (1g/12a) 13 points on the season, helping his club to a 21-20-0-1 record (43 points).
Michael Clarke (Peterborough Petes) was traded from the Windsor Spitfires to the Petes on Jan. 10. He has played in three games for the Petes, collecting two points (0g/2a). In the 34 games he played with Windsor, Clarke totaled eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points.
Garrett Meurs (Plymouth Whalers) leads the team with seven power-play goals. He is fourth on the Whalers in points (35) and third in goals (18). He also has 17 assists on the year.
Mitchell Heard (Plymouth Whalers) has played in six games with Plymouth since being reassigned to the team on Jan. 1. He spent the first three months with Lake Erie. Heard has six points (2g/4a) in his six contests with Plymouth. Heard and Meurs have helped the club earn a 21-13-5-3 (50 points) record, good enough for second place in the West Division.
Joseph Blandisi (Ottawa 67’s) has appeared in three games for Ottawa since being traded from Owen Sound on Jan. 7. In those three games, Blandisi has one point (0g/1a). On the year, Blandisi has seven goals and 19 assists (26 points) between Owen Sound and Ottawa.
Dillon Donnelly (Quebec Remparts) has played in seven games (0g/0a) with Quebec (25-15-1-2; 53 points) after being traded from the Shawinigan Cataractes on Dec. 22. On the year, Donnelly has two points (0g/2a).
Nathan Condon (University of Minnesota) is sixth on the team in scoring with 18 points (7g/11a) and has a +10 plus/minus rating in 22 games this season. He has helped the Gophers remain in first place for the third consecutive week in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll with a 16-3-3 record.
Luke Moffatt (University of Michigan) has one goal and eight assists (9 points) on the season.
Gus Young (Yale) has four points (1g/3a) in his junior year and is tied for fourth on the team in penalty minutes with 18.
Denis Parshin (Salavat Yulaev Ufa) is tied for second on his club with two game-winning goals this season. Parshin has 11 points (5g/6a) in 26 games for Salavat. He also played in nine games earlier this season with CSKA Moscow.
Joachim Nermark (Linkoping HC) has tallied four points (1g/3a) for Linkoping HC this year. He has helped his squad to third place in the Sweden Elitserien League with a 24-13-2-0 record (72 points).