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Avalanche Farm Report: Oct. 21

by Alyssa Romeo / Colorado Avalanche

Lake Erie Monsters

Beginning their five-game road trip, the Lake Erie Monsters fell 4-0 on Friday to the Chicago Wolves at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. It was the first time this season that the Monsters had been shutout.

Lake Erie goaltender Roman Will made his first professional start in North America in the game and finished with 27 saves.

The Monsters played at Chicago again on Saturday and lost 7-2 with three of the Wolves' goals coming in the third period.

Dennis Everberg scored the first goal of the game and the first of his AHL career for the Monsters in the second period. Everberg's tally was also his first in North America and was assisted by Maxim Noreau and Borna Rendulic.

Stefan Elliott scored on the power play during the third period to close Lake Erie's deficit to 4-2, but that was as close as the Monsters would get in the loss. Michael Sgarbossa and Michael Schumacher assisted on Elliott’s goal. Sgarbossa has now tallied four assists in four games this season for the Monsters.

Roman Will made 19 of 26 saves for Lake Erie in the second game of the weekend.

The Monsters continue their road trip next weekend with three straight games in three different cities.

Upcoming Games
Oct. 24 at Grand Rapids
Oct. 25 at Milwaukee
Oct. 26 at Rockford

ECHL

Mitchell Heard (Fort Wayne Komets): Heard made his debut with the Komets on Saturday in the team's 4-3 win over the Indy Fuel. He recorded the winning goal and also added an assist.

OHL

Chris Bigras (Owen Sound Attack): Owen Sound fell 3-2 to the London Knights on Friday and was shutout 6-0 on Saturday versus the Oshawa Generals. Bigras had an assist in Sunday’s 5-4 win at home against the Windsor Spitfires.

Nick Magyar (Kitchener Rangers): Magyar had one goal in Friday night’s 4-3 win against the Barrie Colts. The Rangers fell 2-1 on Saturday against the Saginaw Spirit.

Spencer Martin (Mississauga Steelheads): Martin made 23 saves in a 6-3 loss to the Ottawa 67’s on Friday night and had 45 saves in Saturday’s 4-3 loss to the North Bay Battalion.

Kyle Wood (North Bay Battalion): Kyle Wood was pointless in Thursday’s 5-4 loss against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. North Bay advanced with a 4-3 win over the Mississauga Steelheads on Saturday.

WHL

Conner Bleackley (Red Deer Rebels): Bleackley had one assist during last Tuesday’s 6-5 loss to the Victoria Royals. The Red Deer Rebels fell 3-2 to the Saskatoon Blades on Friday with Bleackley scoring a goal. The Rebels fell for the third consecutive time in the week on Saturday, losing 4-2 to the Prince Albert Raiders. On Thursday, the WHL announced that Bleackley was named to the league's roster for two exhibition games against Team Russia in the Subway Super Series on Nov. 10-11.

Mason Geertsen (Vancouver Giants): Mason Geertsen had one assist in Friday’s game versus the Kamloops Blazers, a 3-0 shutout win by the Giants. Vancouver beat the Prince George Cougars 9-1 on Saturday with Geertsen getting two assists.

QMJHL

Julien Nantel (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies): The Huskies beat Val-d’Or 4-1 on Friday. Julien Nantel had one assist during the game. Nantel walked away with another assist during Sunday’s 5-3 win over Val-d’Or.

Alexis Pepin (Gatineau Olympiques): Pepin made his season debut this weekend after missing the start of the year because of an injury. Pepin had an assist in his first game, a 5-2 loss for Gatineau against Blainville-Boisbriand. He tallied his first goal of 2014-15 in the next game, but the Olympiques fell 3-2 to the Armada.

NCAA

Will Butcher (University of Denver): The Pioneers opened the season with a 3-0 win over RPI on Friday and continued their hot play the following night with a 4-1 victory in the rematch. Butcher had an assist in Saturday's win, which also marked DU's 200th at Magness Arena.

Ben Storm (St. Cloud State University): Storm and No. 9 St. Cloud State did not have any games this past weekend. The Huskies' next contest is Friday versus No. 2 Union College.

Finland

Maximilian Pajpach (Tappara U20, Jr. A SM-Ligga): Pajpach's Tappara club fell 2-1 on Thursday to JYP. Tappara played again on Saturday and came out with its fifth win of the season, beating the Pelicans 5-2. Pajpach did not appear in either game.

Sweden

Wilhelm Westlund (Djurgarden, SHL/Vita Hasten, Allsvenskan): Last Tuesday, Westlund's Vita Hasten squad fell a goal short, losing 2-1 to BIK Kariskoga. Vita Hasten fell on Thursday to VIK Vasteras HK, 5-2, but it bounced back and shut out the IF Malmo Redhawks 2-0 on Saturday. Westlund has two assists in nine games while on loan with Vita Hasten this season.

Anton Lindholm (Skelleftea AIK, SHL): Skelleftea beat the Vaxjo Lakers 2-1 on Wednesday. Skelleftea had its six-game winning streak at home snapped when Farjestad BK beat Lindholm and company 6-3 on Saturday.

Austria

Luke Walker (Graz 99ers): Luke Walker has four goals and three assists in 10 games this season. His 99ers beat HC TWK Innsbruck 3-2 on Friday and HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana 5-4 on Saturday.

KHL

Jonas Holos (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl): Holos had an assist in Lokomotiv's 5-3 win last Tuesday against Severstal. Lokomotiv harbored a 4-1 win over Sibir on Friday before closing the weekend with a 1-0 victory over Metallurg on Sunday.

Denis Parshin (Avangard Omsk): Parshin had an assist in Avangard's 3-1 loss to Sibir last Tuesday. He added two more assists in a 6-2 win over Salavat Yulaev on Friday. Avangard fell to SKA Saint Petersburg on Sunday. 3-2 in overtime. Parshin had four shots on goal during the game.

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