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Avalanche Farm Report: Nov. 24

by Callie Parmele / Colorado Avalanche

San Antonio Rampage

On Tuesday, the San Antonio Rampage defeated the Texas Stars 5-2 at home. Right wing Mikko Rantanen earned the First Star of the Game with three assists and a plus-3 rating while left wing Andrew Agozzino registered a goal, a helper and a plus-3 rating to earn Second Star honors.

Blueliner Duncan Siemens found the back of the net in the first period, and Rantanen assisted on the play. Agozzino notched his goal 4:35 into the second period with Rantanen again helping on the play.

Forward Trevor Cheek and defenseman Maxim Noreau each registered assists on Michael Schumacher’s tally, and Marc-Andre Cliche lit the lamp just 20 seconds later to give San Antonio a 4-0 lead. Rantanen and Agozzino got the helpers. Netminder Spencer Martin was in the crease for the match and had 22 saves in the win.

The Rampage rallied from a three-goal deficit on Friday but lost 4-3 in overtime to the Ontario Reign. Noreau earned Third Star honors with a goal and two assists.

The Silver and Black trailed 3-0 until Noreau scored 17:27 into the second. Blueliner Chris Bigras and center Joey Hishon assisted on the play. Defensemen Nikita Zadorov scored his third goal in six games on a power play early in the third period. Noreau and Borna Rendulic got the helpers on the marker.

Hishon then forced a league-leading eighth overtime period for the Rampage after scoring off of a rebound from a Colin Smith shot at the 18:24-mark of the third period. Noreau also assisted on the play. Ontario scored just 21 seconds into the extra frame to end the game. Martin stopped 35 shots in his third start with the Rampage this season.

On Sunday, the Rampage lost 4-3 to the Charlotte Checkers despite having a 3-0 lead in the second period.

Smith and Bigras registered helpers on Reid Petryk’s power-play goal in the first period. Zadorov then found the back of the net just 29 seconds into the second stanza. Smith and Noreau assisted on the play. Hishon lit the lamp for the fourth time this season after receiving the puck from Zadorov and Martin. Rantanen missed Sunday’s contest because of an undisclosed injury.

The Colorado Avalanche reassigned goaltender Calvin Pickard to the Rampage on Sunday and the Rampage then reassigned Martin to the Fort Wayne Komets.

Upcoming Games
Nov. 24 at Milwaukee Admirals
Nov. 25 at Rockford Ice Hogs
Nov. 28 at Chicago Wolves


Fort Wayne Komets

The Fort Wayne Komets played three games in three days last week. The Komets defeated the Kalamazoo Wings 3-1 on Friday before losing 6-4 to the Toledo Walleye on Saturday and being shutout 2-0 by the Brampton Beast on Sunday.

Defenseman Cody Corbett scored during the first period of the Komets' win on Friday and again on Saturday, just 1:08 into the second period. Center Garrett Meurs also tallied a goal and two assists in the loss to the Walleye.

The Komets travel to the Cincinnati Cyclones on Wednesday before hosting the Cyclones on Thursday and Toledo on Saturday.


OHL

Nick Magyar (Kitchener Rangers): The Kitchener Rangers defeated the London Knights 4-2 on Friday and outscored the Guelph Storm 5-1 on Saturday. Magyar returned from his injury and skated in both contests but did not find the scoresheet in either. Kitchener is in second place of the Midwest Division with an 18-2-3-0 record and faces the Erie Otters on Thursday, the Barrie Colts on Friday and the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on Sunday.

Kyle Wood (North Bay Battalion): Wood made his 2015-16 debut in the OHL last week after returning from offseason wrist surgery. The North Bay Battalion lost 4-3 to the Kingston Frontenacs on Thursday before being shutout 7-0 by the Mississauga Steelheads on Friday. Wood, an assistant captain for the Battalion, did not register any points in either contest. He did finish with a shot and a plus-1 rating on Thursday and four penalty minutes on Friday. North Bay hosts the Hamilton Bulldogs on Thursday before playing the Niagara IceDogs on Friday and the Flint Firebirds on Sunday.


QMJHL

Beaudin

JC Beaudin (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies): The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies went on a two-game road trip last week and fell 5-4 at the Quebec Remparts on Friday before beating the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5-1 on Saturday. Beaudin had an assist on Friday and added two more helpers and a plus-2 rating in Saturday’s contest. The forward has registered 32 points (13 goals, 19 assists) in 23 games played so far this season. Beaudin also played in both of Team QMJHL’s contests in the CHL Canada Russia Series but did not register any points. Team QMJHL lost 3-2 to Team Russia on Tuesday but defeated Russia 6-4 on Thursday. Rouyn-Noranda faces the Drummondville Voltigeurs on Thursday and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Friday.

Sergei Boikov (Drummondville Voltigeurs): The Voltigeurs beat the Sherbrooke Phoenix 5-4 in overtime on Friday but lost 8-1 to the Val-d’Or Foreurs on Saturday. Boikov had an assist in both contests and added two penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating on Friday and a team-high six hits on Saturday. Drummondville travels to Rouyn-Noranda on Thursday and Val-d’Or on Friday. Boikov skated in two of Team Russia’s six contests at the CHL Canada Russia Series and scored an unassisted goal in a 3-2 win over Team QMJHL on Tuesday.

Nicolas Meloche (Baie-Comeau Drakkar): The Baie-Comeau Drakkar won both of its contests last week, improving its record to 5-17-1-0. The Drakkar outscored the Saint John Sea Dogs 3-2 on Friday and shutout the Halifax Mooseheads 4-0 on Saturday. Meloche lit the lamp in Saturday’s contest and now has 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in 19 games played this season. The blueliner also skated for Team QMJHL in the CHL Canada Russia Series last week and found the back of the net in a 6-4 win over Russia on Thursday. Baie-Comeau travels to Rimouski to take on the Oceanic on Friday and Saturday.

Julien Nantel (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies): The Huskies lost 5-4 at the Remparts on Friday before defeating Blainville-Boisbriand 5-1 on Saturday. Nantel did not find the scoresheet in Quebec but tallied twice on Saturday against the Aramada. Rouyn-Noranda remains in first place in the West Division with a 19-3-3-1 record. The center was selected to the QMJHL roster for the CHL Canada Russia Series but did not register any points either game played.

Alexis Pepin (Val-d’Or Foreurs): The Foreurs are second in the West Division with a 17-7-2-1 record. Last week, Val-d’Or defeated Drummondville 8-1 on Saturday before beating the Quebec Remparts 5-1 on Sunday. Pepin tallied an assist and two penalty minutes on Saturday and added two more penalty minutes and four hits on Sunday. The Foreurs host Drummondville on Friday and Acadie-Bathurst on Saturday.


WHL

Bleackley

Conner Bleackley (Red Deer Rebels): Bleackley tallied an assist on Friday as the Red Deer Rebels defeated the Saskatoon Blades 6-1 at home. In addition to playing with the Rebels, the center represented Team WHL in the CHL Canada Russia Series last week. He scored once to help defeat Team Russia 7-3 on Nov. 9 and skated in the WHL’s 4-2 victory over Russia on Nov. 10 as well. Red Deer faces the Regina Pats on Tuesday, the Kootenay Ice on Wednesday, the Medicine Hat Tigers on Friday and the Pats again on Saturday.

Gustav Olhaver (Seattle Thunderbirds): Last week, the Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Swift Current Broncos 5-4 on Tuesday, the Portland Winterhawks 5-2 on Saturday and Kamloops Blazers 4-3 in overtime on Friday. Olhaver skated in all three contests but did not find the scoresheet. He has two goals and two assists in 21 games. Seattle plays the Kelowna Rockets on Wednesday before hosting the Vancouver Giants on Friday and the Moose Jaw Warriors on Saturday.


NCAA

Will Butcher (University of Denver): The University of Denver Pioneers traveled to Wisconsin to face off against the University of Wisconsin Badgers on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s contest ended in a 3-3 tie after an overtime period, but the Pioneers defeated the Badgers 6-2 on Saturday. Butcher tallied two helpers in Saturday’s game and finished plus-3. The defenseman leads the team in scoring with 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in 12 games played. The University of Denver has the next week off and returns to action on Dec. 4 at North Dakota.

Compher

JT Compher (University of Michigan): The University of Michigan Wolverines faced off against the Boston University Terriers last weekend. The Wolverines lost 3-2 on Friday before defeating Boston 4-2 on Saturday. Compher registered an assist on Friday and added another helper on Saturday. The forward has eight points (one goal, seven assists) in nine contests this season. The Wolverines have a two-game set at Dartmouth this weekend.

AJ Greer (Boston University): The Terriers hosted the Wolverines last weekend and won 3-2 on Friday before falling to 4-2 on Saturday. Greer registered an assist on Friday and two penalty minutes on Saturday. The Terriers host the Bentley University Falcons on Tuesday at home and play Cornell at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

Ben Storm (St. Cloud State): The St. Cloud State Huskies hosted the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks on Friday and Saturday. The Huskies lost 4-3 to the Fighting Hawks on Friday but defeated the University of North Dakota 6-1 on Saturday to split the series. Storm skated in Friday’s contest but did not play on Saturday. The Huskies take on the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers on Friday and Sunday.


Sweden

Anton Lindholm (Skelleftea AIK, SHL): Skelleftea AIK beat the Vaxjo Lakers 5-2 on Thursday before defeating Karlskrona HK 4-2 on Saturday. Lindholm returned from injury and finished with 8:58 of ice time in Thursday’s contest and 16:12 in Saturday’s game. Skelleftea faces HV71 on Wednesday before playing a home-and-home series with Brynas IF on Friday and Saturday.

Wilhelm Westlund (Vita Hasten HC, Allsvenskan): On Wednesday, Vita Hasten HC was shutout 4-0 by Almtuna IS. The team then defeated BIK Karlskoga 3-2 in a shootout on Friday and IK Pantern 3-2 in a shootout on Monday. Westlund skated in all three contests but did not find the scoresheet. Vita Hasten faces off against IK Oskarshamn on Thursday and Tingsryd AIF on Sunday.


Finland

Sami Aittokallio (Karpat Oulu): Karpat Oulu defeated Lock 4-3 on Thursday before falling 4-2 to Assat on Friday and losing 3-0 to Jyvaskyla Oy on Sunday. Aittokallio was in the crease on Thursday and made 26 saves. Karat plays TPS on Wednesday, HIFK on Friday and Blues on Saturday.

Maximilian Pajpach (Tappara U20): Tappara played three games in three days last week, losing 4-3 in overtime to HPK on Friday, getting shutout 1-0 to K-Vantaa on Saturday and outscoring the Pelicans 7-5 on Sunday. Pajpach did not skate on Friday or Saturday but entered Sunday’s contest after the Pelicans scored three times during the first fifteen minutes of play. Pajpach made 21 in 44:25 of ice time. Tappara takes on Jokerit on Thursday and JYP on Sunday.


KHL

Andrei Mironov (Dynamo Moscow): Dynamo Moscow shutout Dinamo Minsk 4-0 on Friday but lost 3-2 in overtime against Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday. Mironov was suspended for Friday’s game after the KHL Disciplinary Committee found the blueliner guilty of an illegal hit in Moscow’s contest against Torpedo on Nov. 16. He was suspended for one game and returned to action in Sunday’s loss. Dynamo faces Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk on Wednesday, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg on Friday and Avangard Omsk on Sunday.

Denis Parshin (Avangard Omsk): Avanagard Omsk outscored SKA Saint Petersburg 3-1 on Tuesday, beat Jokerit Helsinki 3-2 in overtime on Thursday, fell 3-1 to Spartak Moscow on Saturday and lost 2-1 in overtime to Sibir Novosibirsk on Monday. Parshin had an assist on Tuesday, found the back of the net on Saturday and had two penalty minutes on Monday. The forward has skated in all 35 of Avangard’s contest and has tallied 16 points (six goals, 10 assists). Avangard plays Dynamo Moscow on Sunday.


Austria

Luke Walker (Klagenfurt AC): Klagenfurt AC won two of three contests last week, outscoring the Graz 99ers 2-1 on Tuesday and Villacher SV 6-3 on Sunday before falling 4-3 to Fehervar AV in a shootout on Friday. Walker skated in all three games but did not find the scoresheet. He has eight points (two goals, six assists) in 18 games played. Klagenfurt takes on Orli Znojmo on Tuesday, Olimpija Ljubljana on Friday and EC Salzburg on Sunday.

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