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Avalanche Farm Report: Oct. 17

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San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage sits at 2-1-0 after its first three games. The first and only loss of the season so far for the Rampage came on Thursday on the road against the Bakersfield Condors.

In Bakersfield, San Antonio scored twice in the first stanza and had a 2-1 lead going into the second period. Markers in the opening frame came from forwards Gabriel Bourque and Andrew Agozzino.

The Condors found the back of the net three times in the middle stanza while San Antonio put up one more tally. Samuel Blais found the back of the net late in the second with helpers from Agozzino and David Warsofsky but the team trailed 4-3 heading into the final period.

After a short-handed marker from the Condors, the Rampage answered with a power-play goal from Blais, with Agozzino picking up another assist for this third point of the game. Unable to find the back of the net again, San Antonio fell to Bakersfield with a final score of 5-4.

The Rampage continued the road trip with a 3-2 win against the San Jose Barracuda on Saturday. San Jose scored first in the opening period, however Rocco Grimaldi tied the game up with a helper from Agozzino to go into the second knotted at 1-1.

The Barracuda scored the only marker in the middle stanza, but the Rampage found the back of the net twice in the final 20 minutes for the win. Joe Colborne had the tying tally and Agozzino snuck the puck past the Barracuda netminder for the game-winning goal.

The Rampage had 38 shots on goal during the game and held their opponent to only 18 total shots on goaltender Spencer Martin.

Agozzino currently leads the squad with six points (two goals and four assists) in three games played after recording five points last week. Grimaldi and Bourque are tied for third on the team in scoring with one goal and one assist a piece.

The Rampage are set to take on the Texas Stars three days in a row this weekend. After back-to-back away games on Friday and Saturday, San Antonio comes home to AT&T Center on Sunday for the last game of the trio versus Texas.

Upcoming Games:

Oct. 20 at Texas Stars

Oct. 21 at Texas Stars

Oct. 22 vs. Texas Stars

Colorado Eagles (ECHL)

The Colorado Eagles are currently undefeated in the 2017-18 regular season with a 2-0-0 record after a doubleheader against the Utah Grizzlies last weekend.

The squad got its first win in the season opener with a 3-2 victory on Friday against Utah behind goaltender Lukas Hafner's 39 saves. Michael Joly put up the first tally of the match for the Eagles in the opening period to tie the score at 1-1 heading into the second.

Brady Shaw snuck the puck between the posts in the middle frame for the go-ahead goal which was followed up by Joly snagging his second of the match to extend the lead to 3-1. In the final stanza, Hafner had one sneak past him but Colorado still pulled out the 3-2 win.

On Saturday, Colorado had the lead after the first 20 minutes behind an early marker from Drayson Bowman. The only tally in the second went to Utah leaving it tied 1-1 headed into the final frame. Collin Bowman had the game-winning goal in the third for the Eagles' two-game sweep.

The squad now has four home games in a row, beginning with a back-to-back series against the Norfolk Admirals on Friday and Saturday.


Travis Barron (Ottawa 67's): Barron had two shots in the Ottawa 67's 4-3 overtime win against the North Bay Battalion on Thursday. On Friday, the squad took on the Sudbury Wolves. The 67's were down by one goal going into the middle frame, but the Wolves put up four unanswered markers in the second, leaving Ottawa unable to catch up. Barron scored the only tally for the 67's in their 7-1 loss.

On Sunday, Ottawa defeated the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5-4 in overtime. The 67's had three markers in the second to tie the game at 4-4. Barron scored the tying tally that sent the game into overtime. He now has seven points (four goals and three assists) on the season. The 67's face three different opponents in three days this weekend facing the Oshawa Generals on Friday, the Niagara IceDogs on Saturday and the Hamilton Bulldogs on Sunday.

Conor Timmins (Sault. Ste. Marie Greyhounds): The Greyhounds went 2-1 this week starting on Wednesday when they outscored the Saginaw Spirit 6-3 in which Timmins had four shots on goal. Sault Ste. Marie earned its second win of the week on Friday outscoring the Kitchener Rangers 3-2. Timmins tallied an assist on the first marker of the match.

On Sunday, the Greyhounds fell 5-4 in overtime to the Ottawa 67's after putting three in the back of the net in the first period. Timmins recorded two shots in the match. He has five points (five assists) in eight games played this season. The next matches for the Greyhounds will be Wednesday against the Sudbury Wolves and Friday against the Kingston Frontenacs.


Josh Anderson (Prince George Cougars): This Prince George Cougars went 2-1 this week, starting with a 7-1 win over the Calgary Hitmen on Tuesday. The Cougars then had a back-to-back on Friday and Saturday against the Kamloops Blazers in which they lost each game 4-1. Anderson hasn't played in the last four games due to suffering a separated shoulder on Oct. 6 during the third period of the Cougars' 7-6 overtime loss to the Kelowna Rockets. Before the injury, Anderson played in six games and had two assists on the season. The Cougars hit the ice three times this coming weekend, starting Friday against the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Nick Henry (Regina Pats): The Regina Pats started the week with a 6-4 loss to the Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday, but followed it up with two wins later in the week. On Friday, the Pats won 2-1 over the Prince Albert Raiders and outscored the Edmonton Oil Kings 3-2 in overtime on Sunday. Regina will have a rematch against the Oil Kings on Wednesday for their next contest. Nick Henry has yet to hit the ice this season as he continues to recover from an offseason shoulder surgery.


Cale Makar (UMass): The University of Massachusetts had back-to-back games last weekend against two different opponents. On Friday, the Minutemen defeated Union College 5-4. Makar had an assist on a power-play goal in the second period and recorded four shots, the most in a game so far this season. On Saturday, UMass beat American International 3-1 and Makar recorded another assist giving him three total helpers on the season. The squad prepares for two games this weekend against Ohio State.

Cam Morrison (Notre Dame): No. 6 Notre Dame played a two-game series against the No. 1 University of Denver on Friday and Saturday. The first contest ended in a 2-2 tie, with Morrison assisting on Notre Dame's first goal of the game. On Saturday, the Irish gave up two tallies early in the first and didn't get on the board until the final 20 minutes. Morrison found the back of the net for Notre Dame but the team ultimately lost 4-2. Morrison has recorded three points (one goal, two assists) in four games this season. The Irish take on Sacred Heart on Thursday and Friday for a two-game series at home.

Denis Smirnov (Penn State): On Friday, No. 11 Penn State skated to a 3-1 victory over No. 7 Minnesota. Smirnov had a power-play goal and a power-play helper in the win. However, two days later, the teams played again and Minnesota had a three-marker final frame to take a 6-3 victory. Smirnov found the back of the net in the third for Penn State's only tally of the stanza. Smirnov is the current team leader with six points (three goals and three assists) this season. They hit the ice again in back-to-back games at home on Thursday and Friday against American International College.


Nate Clurman (Tri-City Storm): Clurman recorded his first point of the season with an assist on the Storm's first goal in their 3-1 win over the Sioux City Musketeers on Friday. Tri-City got shutout later in the week in a 5-0 loss against the Omaha Lancers on Sunday. Clurman has played in three games so far this campaign. The Storm have a two games this weekend, starting with a rematch against Omaha Friday and then facing the Lincoln Stars on Saturday.


Nick Leivermann (Penticton Vees): The Penticton Vees outlasted the Merrit Centennials in overtime for a 3-2 victory on Friday. The Vees, scoreless through two frames, tallied two late goals to tie the score and found the back of the net 1:05 into overtime for the win. They took the ice again on Saturday and fell 4-2 to Victoria. Leiverman didn't record any points in the back-to-back set but has seven points (five assists and two goals) in eight games played. Penticton has a three-game week facing the Langley Rivermen on Wednesday, Merritt on Friday and the Wenatchee Wild on Saturday.


Igor Shvyrev (Mettallurg Magnitogorsk): Igor Shvyrev has played in nine games with Mettallurg this season, recording one goal. The squad started the week with a 5-4 overtime loss to Amur Khabarovsk. On Saturday, Shvyrev logged 6:06 minutes of ice time in the 3-1 victory over Vityaz Moscow Region. Mettallurg wrapped up the week with a 4-1 victory against Bratislava. The Magnitogorsk will face CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

Sweden (Allsvenskan)

Gustav Olhaver (IK Oskarshamn): Oskarshamn suffered two losses this week with a 2-1 overtime loss to Södertälje SK on Friday and then a 4-3 shootout loss to Västerviks IK on Sunday. Olhaver didn't find the scoresheet this week but has played in seven games this campaign and has two points (one goal and one assist). Oskarshamn will take on BIK Karlskoga on Wednesday for their next match.

Adam Werner (IF Bjorkloven): Werner did not play in IF Bjorkloven's first game of the week on Wednesday, a 4-1 loss to Pantern. But, he was between the posts on Friday for IF Bjorkloven's 4-3 overtime win against Almtuna, a game in which he stopped 19 of 22 shots. Werner was in the net again on Sunday when the squad took home a 6-1 win with 24 saves from the netminder. On the season, Werner has a 6-2-0 record with a 2.36 goals-against average and .897 save percentage. Their next contest will be Wednesday against AIK.

Czech Republic

Petr Kvaca (HC Ceske Budejovice): Kvaca was in net for all three games this week for HC Ceske Budejovice. He stopped 19 of 23 shots in the teams 4-2 loss to Rytíři Kladno on Wednesday. On Saturday, the netminder had a shutout with 23 saves in the squad's 3-0 win against HC Přerov. HC Ceske Budejovice took the ice again on Monday and was outscored 3-2 by HC Stadion Litoměřice. Kvaca made 25 saves in the loss and has a 1.66 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage in nine games played this season. HC Ceske will take on HC Slavia Praha on Wednesday for their next contest.


Maximilian Pajpach (HK Michalovce): Pajpach has a 2.73 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in six games this season.



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