The Monsters started their seven game road trip last week going 2-1-0, tying them for second place in the Western Conference with 14 points (7-4-0). The Monsters traveled to Peoria on Friday, Nov. 1 where they defeated the Rivermen 4-3 in a shootout. Bryan Lerg
, Cameron Gaunce
and Andrew Agozzino each registered a regulation goal for the Monsters while Tyson Barrie
added two assists. Sami Aittokallio
(3-1-0) turned back 25 of 28 shots in regulation/overtime and three of four in the shootout.
The Monsters would stretch their win streak to three games after beating the Admirals 2-1 in Milwaukee on Saturday. Lerg and Luke Walker each netted a goal in the Monsters’ victory. Calvin Pickard set a career high with 42 saves.
On Sunday, the Monsters saw their win streak snapped in Rockford, falling to the IceHogs, 6-3. Agozzino, Bill Thomas and Barrie each scored a goal in the first period, helping the Monsters jump out to a 3-1 lead. The Monsters then saw the IceHogs score five unanswered goals in the eventual loss. Pickard (4-3-0) stopped 27 of 33 shots.
Tyson Barrie leads the club with 10 points (4g/6a). Pickard is now 4-3-0 with a 2.41 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage. He shares the league lead with two shutouts. Aittokallio is 3-1-0 with a 2.97 goals-against average and a .892 save percentage.
Fri, Nov. 9: @ Houston
Sat, Nov. 10: @ Texas
Tue, Nov. 13: @ Abbotsford
The Denver Cutthroats picked up back-to-back wins after hosting Fort Worth over the weekend. On Friday, the Cutthroats notched a 5-3 victory over the Brahmas with eight different players registering a point. Kent Patterson got the win, stopping 17 of 20 shots.
On Saturday, the Cutthroats took down the Brahmas once again in a decisive 7-1 victory. Thirteen different players would record a point for the Cutthroats while Kieran Millan got the win with 34 saves. The victory brings the Cutthroats to 3-3-0.
Wed, Nov. 7: @ Arizona
Fri, Nov. 9: @ Arizona
Sat, Nov. 10: @ Arizona
Colin Smith (Kamloops Blazers) ranks second in WHL scoring with 39 points (13g/26a), just one point behind teammate J.C. Lipon. Smith’s 26 assists through 19 games lead the league. The Blazers are a league-best 17-1-0-1 (35 points). Smith opened the season with points in 17 straight games, the longest scoring streak in the WHL this season.
Troy Bourke (Prince George Cougars) ranks second on the team with 12 points (3g/9a) through 17 games. The Cougars are 7-8-1-1 (16 points).
Duncan Siemens (Saskatoon Blades) has appeared in all 17 games for the Blades, recording three points (3a). The Blades are 7-9-0-1 (15 points).
Michael Clarke (Windsor Spitfires) is tied for fourth on the club with 12 points (6g/6a) after 19 games. The Spitfires are second in the West Division at 8-7-0-4 (20 points).
Garrett Meurs (Plymouth Whalers) is tied for the team lead with 14 points (9g/5a) through 16 games. He leads the Whalers in both goals and plus/minus (+7). The Whalers are 8-5-2-1 (19 points).
Joseph Blandisi (Owen Sound Attack) has notched 12 points (5g/7a) after appearing in 16 of the club’s 17 games. Blandisi’s contributions have helped the Attack to a league-best record of 12-2-1-2 (27 points).
Dillon Donnelly (Shawinigan Cataractes) has appeared in seven of the club’s 18 contests, posting two points (2a). The Cataractes are 3-13-1-1.
Nate Condon (University of Minnesota) is tied for second on the club with seven points (2g/5a) through seven games. His five assists are tied for the team lead. The Gophers (5-2-0) remain No. 2 in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls after splitting their last two games with Minnesota State.
Luke Moffatt (University of Michigan) has recorded three points (3a) through the club’s first seven games. After a tie and a loss to Northern Michigan on Friday and Saturday, the Wolverines are now 3-3-1. The Wolverines are the No. 11-ranked team in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll and No. 12 in the USCHO.com poll.
Gus Young (Yale) has one point (1a) through four games. The club is off to a 2-1-1 start after falling to Dartmouth on Friday, and picking up a win at Harvard on Saturday.
Denis Parshin (Salavat Yulaev Ufa) has appeared in nine games since joining Salavat Yulaev. Parshin has recorded seven points (5g/2a) with Salavat Yulaev, bringing his total to nine points (6g/3a) on the year.
Joachim Nermark (Linkoping HC) has tallied one point (1a) after appearing in 19 of the club’s 20 games.