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Avalanche Farm Report: Nov. 4

by Alyssa Romeo / Colorado Avalanche

Lake Erie Monsters

The Lake Erie Monsters registered back-to-back wins against the Texas Stars over the weekend at Quicken Loans Arena. The two-game series marked the first time this season the Monsters faced a team outside the Midwest Division.

In Saturday’s game, five different players scored to lead the Monsters to a 5-2 victory over the Stars. Paul Carey, Trevor Cheek, Stefan Elliott, Karl Stollery and Kenny Ryan all tallied goals.

Carey opened the scoring as he scored on a 5-on-3 power play just 2:15 into the game.

Cheek gave Lake Erie a 2-0 advantage before the period ended as he scored for the first time this season with only 19 seconds left in the stanza. He also recorded six shots on net during the contest, topping the most shots in a game by a Monsters player this season.

Elliott made it a 3-0 game at 1:25 of the second period with a top-shelf, short-handed goal. Elliott’s goal was his second of the season and marked the second consecutive game that the Monsters registered a short-handed tally.

Stollery scored soon after for Lake Erie, making the score 4-0. Texas goalie Jussi Rynnas was pulled after allowing 4-of-20 shots in the net.

Ryan secured the contest for the Monsters at 18:13 of the final stanza with an empty-net goal.

It was a game of threes for Monsters goalie Calvin Pickard, who started for the third game in a row and stopped 31-of-33 shots for the third time this season.

Daniel Maggio set a new single-game high this season for the Monsters with 14 penalty minutes.

Lake Erie took home a 4-3 overtime win against the Texas Stars on Saturday. Joey Hishon scored early in the first period at 2:02 to give Lake Erie the early advantage. Cody Corbett and Duncan Siemens recorded the assists, with Corbett's being his first professional point.

Colin Smith scored nearly two minutes later, giving the Monsters a 2-0 lead before the game was five minutes old.

After a Texas goal late in the opening period, Hishon tallied his second of the game at 6:04 of the second to stretch Lake Erie's lead back to two. Cheek and Agozzino had assists on the play, and Cheek is now on a three-game point streak with a goal and two assists.

The Stars came back with goals in the second and third periods, sending the teams into overtime. Michael Schumacher scored the OT winner at 3:47 to give the Monsters a 4-3 victory. Schumacher had two assists and one goal in the weekend’s back-to-back wins over the Stars.

Pickard (3-2-1) finished with 33 saves on 36 shots on Saturday.

Upcoming Games
Nov. 4 at Rockford
Nov. 7 vs. Utica
Nov. 12 at Grand Rapids
Nov. 14 vs. Adirondack


Mitchell Heard (Fort Wayne Komets): Heard scored the only goal for Fort Wayne in a 3-1 loss to the Kalamazoo Wings on Friday. He recorded two goals Saturday in Fort Wayne's 5-4 win over the Wings. Heard has five goals and two assists in six games with Fort Wayne this season.

Sami Aittokallio (Fort Wayne Komets): Aittokallio made his debut with the Komets in Saturday's 5-4 victory over Kalamazoo. He finished the game with 25 saves.


Chris Bigras (Owen Sound Attack): Owen Sound lost 5-4 in a shootout to the Kitchener Rangers on Saturday. Bigras scored a goal and also added an assist in the game. The 19-year-old has tallied five goals and nine assists so far this season for the Attack.

Nick Magyar (Kitchener Rangers): The Kitchener Rangers beat the Owen Sound Attack 5-4 in a shootout on Saturday. Magyar didn't record a point but did walk away with a plus-1 rating.

Spencer Martin (Mississauga Steelheads): The Mississauga Steelheads played in three games over the weekend. On Thursday, they lost 4-1 to the Peterborough Petes at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. Martin played all three periods and made 32-of-35 saves. On Friday, the Steelheads played the Battalion at Mississauga's home arena but they fell 3-0. Martin registered 35 saves in the loss. Mississauga won 2-1 at home on Sunday against the Niagara IceDogs, where Martin recorded 32 saves.

Kyle Wood (North Bay Battalion): Wood scored a power-play goal in the first period, but the North Bay Battalion fell 3-2 in a shootout to the Belleville Bulls at home on Thursday. On Friday, North Bay shutout the Mississauga Steelheads 3-0. The Battalion recorded an 8-5 victory over the Sarnia Sting at home on Sunday.


Connor Bleackley (Red Deer Rebels): The Red Deer Rebels beat the Medicine Hat Tigers 5-3 last Tuesday. On Friday, the Red Deer Rebels recorded a 7-3 victory over the Kootenay Ice at Western Financial Place, Kootenay's home arena. Bleackley had five penalty minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 win over the Spokane Chiefs at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.

Mason Geertsen (Vancouver Giants): Mason Geertsen had no points in Wednesday’s 5-2 loss to the Brandon Wheat Kings, but he did rack up four penalty minutes. The Vancouver Giants beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 1-0 on Saturday. Geertsen had an assist in Sunday’s 5-3 loss to the Kelowna Rockets.


Julien Nantel (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies): Nantel picked up an assist in each of the Huskies' games this past weekend. Rouyn-Noranda beat Acadie-Bathurst 4-1 on Friday but lost 6-5 on Saturday to Gatineau.

Alexis Pepin (Gatineau Olympiques): Pepin had one goal in the Olympiques' 6-5 victory on Saturday against Rouyn-Noranda. Gatineau beat Val-d’Or 5-4 in a shootout on Sunday.


Will Butcher (University of Denver): The University of Denver played Boston College in a two-game series this past weekend at Magness Arena. Boston College took home a 2-1 win against the Pioneers on Friday, but Denver rallied the next night to beat the Eagles 2-1.

Ben Storm (St. Cloud State University): St. Cloud State University won 4-1 over Minnesota on Friday but fell 4-3 to the Gophers the following night. Ben Storm has one goal in three games this season. He did not play in either game last weekend.


Maximilian Pajpach (Tappara U20, Jr. A SM-Ligga): Pajpach's junior Tappara team went 1-2 last week. The club lost 4-1 to the Pelicans on Wednesday and 4-3 in overtime to HPK on Saturday, but it finished the week with a 6-1 win on Sunday against Jokipojat.


Wilhelm Westlund (Djurgarden, SHL/Vita Hasten, Allsvenskan): Vita Hasten played Almtuna IS on Thursday and won 2-0. Vita Hasten beat IK Oskarshamn 2-1 on Saturday. Westlund has one goal and three assists in 14 games for Vita Hasten.

Anton Lindholm (Skelleftea AIK, SHL): Skelleftea beat MODO Hockey 7-3 on Wednesday and won again on Thursday, beating Lulea Hockey 3-2. Skelleftea played Frolunda HC on Saturday, losing 3-1. Lindholm has one goal in six games.


Luke Walker (Graz 99ers): The Graz 99ers lost 3-2 to the HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana on Friday but beat HC Bozen 6-1 on Sunday, with Walker scoring a goal. Walker has played in 13 games this season and has recorded five goals and three assists.


Jonas Holos (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl): Lokomotiv fell 3-1 to Jokerit on Wednesday but rebounded for a 4-1 victory on Friday against Dinamo Riga. Holos scored the only goal for Lokomotiv in Sunday's 2-1 shootout loss versus Severstal. Lokomotiv won 3-2 over Avtomobilist on Tuesday.

Denis Parshin (Avangard Omsk): Parshin had an assist in Avangard Omsk's 4-1 victory over Ugra on Wednesday. The club went on to beat Lada 1-0 on Friday and Neftekhimik 5-1 on Sunday to extend its winning streak to four games. Parshin tallied a goal in the win over Neftekhimik, and he now has 12 goals and 17 assists in 25 games this season for Avangard Omsk.

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