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Avalanche Farm Report - Oct. 20

by Aaron Lopez / Colorado Avalanche
Spotlight On: Peter Delmas

The Quebec Remparts have jumped out to a strong start in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, due in part to the goaltending of Avalanche prospect Peter Delmas.

Delmas, who was acquired by the Remparts in an offseason trade on June 5, has seen action in nine of Quebec’s 15 games this season. The Remparts, who currently lead the Eastern Division with a 10-2-2-1 mark, won all three of their games last week.

Quebec started the week with a 3-2 victory over Halifax on Thursday, with Delmas being credited with the victory after stopping 22 shots.

The Remparts then defeated Montreal by a 2-1 count following a shootout on Friday. Delmas had the night off, but fellow Avalanche prospect Kelsey Tessier assisted on Quebec’s lone goal in regulation.

Delmas then produced a 39-save effort on Saturday as the Remparts skated past Cape Breton, 5-3. Tessier added another assist for the victors.

Overall this year, Delmas has posted a 5-1-0-2 record with a .900 save percentage in nine appearances for Quebec.

Related  Links:
Delmas Q&A (Dev. Camp '08)
 
Lake Erie Monsters
The Monsters dropped a pair of games to start the week, but ended it by earning their second victory of the season.

Lake Erie fell to San Antonio by a 4-1 score last Tuesday (Oct. 13). Ryan Stoa scored the lone goal for the Monsters – his first tally as a professional – while Tyler Weiman made 17 saves.

The Monsters were then beaten by Manitoba, 3-2, on Friday night. Brian Willsie scored both of the club’s goals, his second and third tallies of the season, and Weiman stopped 29-of-32 shots in the loss.

Lake Erie extracted a bit of revenge on Manitoba the following night, picking up a 5-2 win. Both Stoa and Chris Durno scored twice for the Monsters, while Darren Haydar added a short-handed goal that doubled as his first tally in a Lake Erie uniform. Weiman earned the win by making 19 saves.

The Monsters return to action this week, as they play three road games in four days. Lake Erie will have two contests at Texas (Oct. 20, Oct. 23) sandwiched around a game at Houston (Oct. 21).

Charlotte Checkers
Charlotte opened its season with a 3-1 win over South Carolina on Saturday. Netminder Billy Sauer saw 11:30 of action in relief and stopped all nine shots he faced.

Next up for the Checkers will be an Oct. 23-24 weekend series at Florida.

NCAA
-Three Avalanche prospects went head-to-head this weekend when Minnesota (Mike Carman, Kent Patterson) and North Dakota (Brad Malone) squared off. The Fighting Sioux skated to a 4-0 victory on Friday, with Malone picking up his second assist of the season.

Patterson received his first start this year for the Gophers during Saturday’s rematch, which saw the two schools battle to a 3-3 tie. Patterson stopped 31-of-34 shots, while Carman and Malone were both held without a point.

-Boston University was edged by Massachusetts, 3-2, in the Terriers’ regular season opener on Friday. Kevin Shattenkirk picked up an assist for BU, which received 23 saves from Kieran Millan in a losing effort.

QMJHL
-Victoriaville blueliner Joel Chouinard assisted on both of the Tigres’ goals as the club dropped a 4-2 decision to Lewiston on Friday. Chouinard has totaled five points (1g/4a) in 11 games this season.

WHL
-Saskatoon’s Stefan Elliott scored a goal in each of his club’s two games this past week. The blueliner opened the scoring in the Blades’ 5-1 win over Calgary on Saturday and then netted another goal on Sunday in a 4-0 shutout of Edmonton. With nine points (4g/5a) in 11 games, Elliott is tied for fourth on Saskatoon’s scoring chart.

OHL
-Cameron Gaunce scored his first two goals of the season, lighting the lamp in back-to-back Mississauga victories. Gaunce netted the game-winner Friday during a 4-0 triumph over Niagara. He again opened the game’s scoring on Sunday, registering a power-play goal and later adding an assist as the Majors topped Guelph, 5-1.

-Kitchener’s Brandon Maxwell stopped 32-of-33 shots to lead the Rangers to a 4-1 victory over the Erie Otters on Wednesday. Two nights later, Maxwell stopped 39-of-42 attempts but was saddled with a shootout loss as Sarnia topped Kitchener by a 4-3 score.

In six outings this season, Maxwell has recorded four victories to go along with two shootout losses.

USHL
Fargo’s Nathan Condon scored a goal Friday in a 6-5 win over Tri-City and then picked up an assist the following night in his squad’s 5-2 victory over Omaha. Condon is tied for third on the Force’s scoring chart with four points (2g/2a) through five games.
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