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Avalanche Farm Report: Nov. 3

by Callie Parmele / Colorado Avalanche

San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage played back-to-back games this weekend in Ontario. Both contests finished regulation tied, and the Rampage found the back of the net during overtime each night.

Friday’s game was 2-2 after 60 minutes. Zach Redmond converted in the second period, with assists going to Troy Bourke and Borna Rendulic. Colin Smith lit the lamp 8:05 into the third frame. Chris Bigras and Ben Street got the helpers on the tally.

Street then scored an unassisted goal with just 37 seconds left in overtime for the win. Calvin Pickard finished the night with 35.

On Saturday, Andrew Agozzino scored just 24 seconds into the first period, and Street and Mikko Rantanen got the assists. Agozzino had returned to play after missing two games with an upper-body injury.

In the third, Ontario pulled its goalie for an extra attacker and got a goal with 44 seconds left in regulation.

During the fourth minute of the extra frame, the Rampage had a 2-on-0 situation and Street scored. Pickard and Agozzino had the assists. Pickard also made 37 saves in the victory.

The Colorado Avalanche announced on Monday that Street had been recalled from San Antonio. The 28-year-old center has recorded at least one assist in six consecutive games, totaling nine points (three goals, nine assists) this season.

The Rampage is currently on a five-game winning streak and has taken over first place in the Western Conference with a 5-0-1-0 record.

Upcoming Games

Nov. 3 at San Diego
Nov. 6 vs. Chicago
Nov. 7 at Texas


Fort Wayne Komets

The Komets lost 4-2 at the Indy Fuel on Friday before dropping a contest 5-1 against the Cincinnati Cyclones on Saturday.

Garrett Meurs scored 14 minutes into the first period on Saturday. Trevor Cheek assisted on the play.

Fort Wayne is in first place in the Midwest Division with a 4-2-0-0 record.


OHL

Nick Magyar (Kitchener Rangers): The Kitchener Rangers won all three of their games this week and are in first place of the Midwest Division with a 12-0-3-0 record. They outscored the Peterborough Petes 7-2 on Thursday before beating the North Bay Battalion 4-3 in a shootout on Friday and the Guelph Storm 5-3 on Sunday. Magyar is still recovering from injury. The team returns to action on Friday in Ottawa.

Kyle Wood (North Bay Battalion): The North Bay Battalion ended its three-game losing streak with a 3-2 overtime victory at the Ottawa 67’s on Thursday. However, the Battalion fell to Kitchener 4-3 in a shootout on Friday and then lost 3-1 to the Niagara IceDogs on Sunday. Wood has yet to appear in a game with North Bay this season due to offseason wrist surgery. The team starts a three-game road trip in Peterborough on Thursday.


QMJHL

Beaudin

JC Beaudin (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies): The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies beat the Charlottetown Checkers 4-1 on Thursday, the Saint John Sea Dogs 5-2 on Friday and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 6-5 on Sunday. Beaudin had a goal and an assist on Thursday, a goal and two assists on Friday and scored the game-winning goal in overtime on Sunday.

Sergei Boikov (Drummondville Voltigeurs): The Drummondville Voltigeurs were shutout 4-0 by the Quebec Remparts on Wednesday before they defeated the Victoriaville Tigres 3-2 on Friday. The Voltigeurs then lost 5-1 to the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on Sunday, their record falling to 11-9-0-0. It was announced this week that Boikov was selected to the Russian National Team that will compete in the 2015 Canada-Russia CHL Super Series. The competition starts Nov. 9.

Nicolas Meloche (Baie-Comeau Drakkar): Baie-Comeau dropped both contests this week, losing 3-2 to the Gatineau Olympiques on Friday and 7-4 to the Shawinigan Cataractes on Saturday. Meloche tallied an assist on both Friday and Saturday. The Drakkar starts a three-game road trip in Acadie-Bathurst on Friday.

Julien Nantel (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies): The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies are ranked first overall in the QMJHL with a 15-1-3-1 record this season and 34 points. Nantel registered an assist in the win over Charlottetown on Thursday and had two penalty minutes in both Friday and Sunday’s games. The Huskies host Blainville-Boisbriand on Saturday.

Alexis Pepin (Val-d’Or Foreurs): The Val-d’Or Foreurs dropped two contests this week, a 5-3 defeat to St. John and a 6-2 drubbing by Cape Breton, before defeating Charlottetown 2-1 in overtime. Pepin found the back of the net on Friday in the loss to Cape Breton. The Foreurs record is now 11-7-2-1 and the team returns to action on Saturday at home against Charlottetown.


WHL

Conner Bleackley (Red Deer Rebels): The Red Deer Rebels fell to the Spokane Chiefs 3-1 on Friday but defeated the Medicine Hat Tigers 6-5 in a shootout on Sunday. Bleackley did not appear on the scoresheet in either contest, but has nine points (one goal, eight assists) in 14 games played so far this season. The Rebels host the Seattle Thunderbirds on Tuesday.

Gustav Olhaver (Seattle Thunderbirds): The Thunderbirds defeated the Brandon Wheat Kings 7-2 on Tuesday. Olhaver did not register any points, but had five penalty minutes for fighting. On Saturday, Seattle travelled to Kootenay to start an eight-game road trip with a 5-2 victory before falling to the Calgary Hitmen 4-3 the next day. Seattle has a busy week ahead, playing four games in five days.


NCAA

Butcher

Will Butcher (University of Denver): The University of Denver faced off against Boston College on Saturday and Boston University on Sunday. Butcher found the back of the net in both of the Pioneers’ games and added two assists on Sunday, totaling four points. Denver lost 4-3 to Boston College and fell 5-4 to Boston University in overtime. Butcher was named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Defenseman of the Week for his play.

JT Compher (University of Michigan): The University of Michigan hosted Robert Morris University on Friday and Saturday last weekend, splitting the games. The Wolverines lit the lamp four times in the third period to beat Robert Morris 5-3 in the first game, but lost 4-0 in the next one. Compher had a goal in Friday’s contest. Michigan’s next match will be against Niagara on Nov. 13.

AJ Greer (Boston University): Boston University lost 5-2 at UConn on Tuesday and 4-3 at Merrimack on Friday before hosting the University of Denver on Saturday. Saturday’s contest went into overtime and the Terriers were victorious. Greer skated in all three games and tallied an assist against the University of Denver.

Ben Storm (St. Cloud State): Storm did not register any points this past week, but St. Cloud State the Miami University of Ohio Red Hawks 3-0 on Friday and 3-1 on Saturday.


Sweden

Anton Lindholm (Skelleftea AIK, SHL): Skelleftea AIK won three contests this week, improving its record to 10-2-1-3. AIK defeated Rogel BK 1-0 on Wednesday at home, scored four goals in the third period to overcome Malmo 4-3 on Friday and beat Malmo 2-0 again on Saturday. Lindholm did not appear in the games because of an injury. Skelleftea AIK will face off against Eisbaren Berlin in a CHL playoff game on Tuesday.

Wilhelm Westlund (Vita Hasten HC, Allsvenskan): Westlund skated on the second line in both of Vita Hasten contests this week. Vita Hasten fell to Sundavall Hockey 5-4 in its first shootout of the season on Thursday and then lost 4-3 to Asploven HC in overtime on Saturday. Westlund now has six points (two goals, four assists) after registering an assist on Saturday.


Finland

Sami Aittokallio (Karpat Oulu): Karpat Oulu is third in the Liiga standings with an 11-5-3 record. Karpat defeated Ilves 5-2 on Thursday and Tappara 4-1 on Saturday. Aittokallio made 31 saves against Ilves. Karpat Oulu will return to CHL play on Tuesday with a contest against Sparta Prague.

Maximilian Pajpach (Tappara U20): Tappara won both of its contests this week, improving its record to 8-2-3-6. Tappara beat KooKoo 4-2 on Friday night and K-Vantaa 5-4 in a shootout on Saturday. Pajpach played in both games, making 31 saves on Friday and 30 on Saturday. Tappara returns to action Nov. 13.


KHL

Andrei Mironov (Dynamo Moscow): Dynamo Moscow dropped two contests this week, losing 3-2 against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday and 4-2 against Severstal Cherepovets on Friday. Dynamo bounced back with a 5-4 shootout victory against Spartak Moscow on Sunday. Mironov, still recovering from injury, did not skate in any of Dynamo’s games this week. Moscow’s next contest will be at home against Saint Petersburg SKA on Nov. 10.

Denis Parshin (Avangard Omsk): Avangard Omsk fell 3-2 in overtime against Spartak Moscow on Wednesday. Parshin scored Avangard’s second goal when he found the back of the net just 4:18 into the first period. Avangard will return to action against Helsinki Jokerit on Nov. 10.


Austria

Luke Walker (Klagenfurt AC): Klagenfurt AC defeated Orli Znojmo 7-6 in overtime on Friday before outscoring EHC Linz 6-3 on Sunday. Klagenfurt goes into the league’s 12-day International Break with an 8-4-3-3 record. Walker has five points (one goal, four assists) in 15 games this season.

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