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Avalanche Farm Report: Nov. 12

by Gabrielle Mehan / Colorado Avalanche

Lake Erie Monsters

The Lake Erie Monsters shut out the Utica Comets 4-0 last Thursday with Avalanche goaltending prospect Calvin Pickard stopping 21 shots.


Colin Smith and Trevor Cheek got their first goals of the season, while David Van der Gulik and Andrew Agozzino scored power-play goals to boost Lake Erie past Utica. Mark Olver and Bryan Lerg had two assists apiece, and Tyson Barrie had an assist, too.

The Monsters faced the Comets again Friday but fell 3-2 with Utica get a late third-period goal. Lerg, who was leading the team in goals, scored his seventh of the season in the loss.

Brad Malone, Paul Carey, and Agozzino also had assists in Friday’s game.

Lake Erie defeated Rochester 2-1 in a shootout Monday night. Pickard stymied the Americans with 34. Stefan Elliot tied the game with the Monsters’ only goal of the game, and Lerg, Barrie, and Smith all had goals in the shootout.

Upcoming Games
Nov. 14 vs. Toronto
Nov. 15 at Hamilton
Nov. 16 vs. Hamilton

Denver Cutthroats
The Denver Cutthroats lost both games of a two-game series last weekend against the Quad City Mallards.

Kent Patterson, in the cage Friday after Kieran Millan was called up to the Monsters the previous week, had 27 saves but Denver fell 5-2. Patterson started against the Mallards on Saturday, too, but the Cutthroats fell short 4-3.

Upcoming Games
Nov. 12 vs. Arizona
Nov. 15 vs. Quad City
Nov. 16 vs. Quad City

Chris Bigras
(Owen Sound Attack): Sault Ste. Marie shut out the Attack 3-0 last. Bigras was called for penalties for roughing and interference and served four penalty minutes in the game.

The Attack rallied for a victory Saturday, topping Sudbury 4-1, with Bigras registering a +2 in the win, before losing 2-1 to North Bay on Sunday. Bigras had two penalty minutes in the loss.

Joseph Blandisi (Ottawa 67’s): Ottawa lost three games last week, and Blandisi had one assist in the three games. The 67’s fell 7-1 Tuesday against the Oshawa Generals, 7-3 Friday against Saginaw and 4-3 to Kitchener on Sunday. Blandisi’s assist came against the Rangers.

Michael Clarke (Peterborough Petes): Clarke had an assist and goal in the Petes’ 7-0 shutout against Kitchener, and he posted another assist Friday in Peterborough’s 4-3 loss to Sudbury. The Petes’ also lost 3-2 Saturday to Sault Ste. Marie.

Spencer Martin (Mississauga Steelheads): Spencer Martin had 29 saves in the Steelheads’ 5-2 Thursday loss to the Barrie Colts and then 38 saves in a 6-4 loss to Belleville on Friday. Martin, who was also called for slashing in the Friday game, stopped 17 shots on Sunday in Mississauga’s 4-3 win against Sarnia.

Troy Bourke
(Prince George Cougars): Bourke scored Prince George’s only goal Saturday in a 5-1 loss to Vancouver, and he served 12 penalty minutes for hooking and misconduct. He then dished three assists in the Cougars’ 8-7 win Sunday against Kamloops. The Cougars fell 5-2 Friday night against Kelowna.

Mason Geertsen (Vancouver Giants): Edmonton shut out Vancouver 3-0 Tuesday, but the Giants bounced back Saturday with a 5-1 win against Prince George.

Will Butcher
(University of Denver): Butcher and the Pioneers swept Colorado College in a two-game series last weekend. The Pioneers outscored the Cougars 2-0 in a shootout Friday night, breaking a 1-1 regulation tie, before Butcher scored a goal in a 2-1 Saturday victory.

Nate Condon (University of Minnesota): Condon and the Gophers came out even this weekend with a win and a loss against Notre Dame. Minnesota couldn’t make up a three-point deficit in Friday’s 4-1 loss to the Irish, but it rallied to a 5-4 victory Saturday, with Condon posting an assist.

Luke Moffatt (University of Michigan): The Wolverines had the weekend off after last week’s victories against Michigan Tech. Michigan returns to the ice next weekend to take on Nebraska Omaha.

Ben Storm (St. Cloud State): The Huskies got a win and a loss last weekend against Miami (Ohio). St. Cloud lost 2-0 Friday before bouncing back for a 2-1 win Saturday.

Gus Young (Yale University): Young and the Bulldogs defeated Princeton 5-2 Friday, and then Young helped with an assist Saturday in Yale’s 3-3 tie against Quinnipiac in the Bulldogs’ 12th annual Heroes Hat Game.

Jonas Holos
(Lokomotiv Yaroslavl): Holos and Lokomotiv return to action Nov. 14 against SKA Saint Petersburg.

Denis Parshin (Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod): Torpedo returns Nov. 13 against Amur Khabarovsk.

Tomas Vincour (Ak Bars Kazan): Ak Bars resumes play Nov. 13 against Admiral Vladivostok.

Luke Walker (Medvescak Zagreb): Medvescak will take on Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk on Nov. 13.

Wilhelm Westlund
(Farjestads BK): Westlund and Farjestads return to action Nov. 12 against Leksand IF.

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