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Avalanche Farm Report: Oct. 29

by Gabrielle Mehan / Colorado Avalanche

Lake Erie Monsters

The Lake Erie Monsters picked up a one win this past weekend in their two-game series in Western Canada against the Abbotsford Heat. The Monsters fell to the Heat 4-2 on Friday night but rebounded on Saturday to win 3-1.

Bryan Lerg scored his fifth goal of the season Friday night and Joey Hishon had his first tally of the weekend, but the Monsters were unable to make up the two-goal deficit. Sami Aittokallio was in goal for Lake Erie and finished with 28 saves in the contest. Andrew Agozzino had two assists in the game, and Mark Olver served 12 penalty minutes for misconduct and roughing penalties.

Avalanche prospect Joey Hishon (Photo: John Saraya/Lake Erie Monsters).

The Monsters rallied for a victory Saturday with Hishon scoring his second goal of the weekend and Olver registering three assists. Michael Sgarbossa and Guillaume Desbiens also scored for the Monsters in a 3-1 win. Calvin Pickard made 23 saves while in net for Lake Erie.

"We weren't happy with the majority of the game last night," Monsters coach Dean Chynoweth said after the win. "They didn't play the way we were capable of. I liked our start (tonight). I liked that we stuck with it, even when we were on our heels a little bit, and then we answered back at the right times."

The Monsters' next game will be against the Grand Rapids Griffins at home on Friday.

Upcoming Games:
Nov. 1 vs. Grand Rapids
Nov. 7 vs. Utica
Nov. 8 vs. Utica

Denver Cutthroats
The Denver Cutthroats remain undefeated after back-to-back wins this weekend against the Wichita Thunder.

Avalanche goaltending prospect Kent Patterson had 30 saves in Friday's contest, with the Cutthroats beating the Thunder 6-4.

On Saturday, the Cutthroats kept their winning streak alive with a 6-5 overtime victory over the Thunder. Kieran Millan made 34 saves in Saturday’s game and was named third star of the night.

Millan, who has a 3-0-0 record this season in the CHL, was recalled Monday by Lake Erie.

Upcoming Games:
Oct. 30 vs. Brampton
Nov. 1 at Allen
Nov. 2 at Missouri

Chris Bigras
(Owen Sound Attack): Bigras aided in the Attack’s 6-4 victory on Friday against the Plymouth Whalers, after losing 7-3 loss to the Windsor Spitfires on Thursday. Bigras had an assist in the contest against the Whalers. The Attack faced off against the Spitfires again on Sunday but fell 5-4 in overtime.

Joseph Blandisi (Ottawa 67’s): Blandisi picked up his ninth goal of the season and had three assists in the Ottawa's 8-1 victory over the Peterborough Petes on Thursday night. Blandisi was named the first star of the game.

Michael Clarke (Peterborough Petes): Clarke and the Petes came out victorious won Friday night after a tough loss to the Ottawa 67’s on Thursday. The Petes won 3-2 against the Niagara IceDogs on Friday after an 8-1 loss to the 67’s on Thursday. The Petes fell again Saturday with a 4-0 loss to the Erie Otters.

Spencer Martin (Mississauga Steelheads): Martin and the Steelheads shutout the Oshawa Generals 4-0 on Friday night, with the Avalanche goaltending prospect making 40 saves. The Steelheads were unable to sweep the two-game series however, as they fell to the Generals 5-2 on Saturday. Martin had 42 saves in Saturday's contest. On Sunday against the Sudbury Wolves, Martin made 37 saves in the Steelheads' 5-4 shootout victory.

Troy Bourke
(Prince George Cougars): Bourke had three assists this past weekend as the Cougars went up against the Calgary Hitmen in a two-game series. The Cougars defeated the Hitmen 4-3 in a shootout on Friday but came up short on Saturday in a 4-3 shootout loss.

Mason Geertsen (Vancouver Giants): Geertsen and the Giants came out even with two wins and two losses over the past week. The Giants overtook the Calgary Hitmen on Wednesday with a 4-3 overtime victory. Vancouver fell 6-5 to the Everett Silvertips on Friday and 5-3 to Seattle on Saturday, but the Giants came back on Sunday to beat the Kamloops Blazers 4-1.

Will Butcher
(University of Denver): Butcher had an assist in the Pioneers' 5-1 victory Friday night against Niagara. The Pioneers lost 4-1 on Saturday to Canisius.

Nate Condon (University of Minnesota): Condon and the Gophers came away from this past weekend’s series against Boston College with a tie and a victory. Friday’s contest ended in a 3-3 tie, with Condon unable to capitalize on a breakaway chance. Condon made up for his missed scoring chance on Saturday with a goal and an assist in the Gophers' 6-1 win.

Luke Moffatt (University of Michigan): The Wolverines were hoping to keep their undefeated season alive this weekend after a win over Boston University on Friday, but they suffered their first loss on Sunday to the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Moffatt had four shots in Friday night’s 2-1 victory over BU. Michigan lost 2-1 to UMass Lowell on Sunday.

Ben Storm (St. Cloud State University): Storm and St. Cloud State picked up a pair of wins this weekend against Colgate University, beating the Raiders 4-2 on Friday and 4-3 on Saturday.

Gus Young (Yale University): Young had an assist in Friday’s contest against Brown, but the defending national champion Bulldogs fell 4-1 in their season opener. On Saturday, Yale rallied to beat Princeton 3-2.

Jonas Holos
(Lokomotiv Yaroslavl): Lokomotiv won 2-1 in a shootout over Metallurg on Tuesday. Holos had two shots in Lokomotiv's 2-0 loss Saturday to Lev Prague. Lokomotiv also lost 2-1 to Slovan on Monday.

Denis Parshin (Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod): Torpedo was able to clinch an overtime win on Wednesday, coming out with a 2-1 victory over Medvescak. Parshin had three shots on goal in the contest. Torpedo lost 2-1 to Dynamo Moscow on Monday.

Tomas Vincour (Ak Bars Kazan): Ak Bars shutout Donbass 1-0 on Wednesday with Vincour serving two penalty minutes for slashing in the contest.

Luke Walker (Medvescak Zagreb): Medvescak suffered a loss on Wednesday, falling 2-1 to Torpedo in overtime. Walker and Medvescak bounced back on Monday with a 2-1 win over Amur.

Wilhelm Westlund
(Farjestads BK): Westlund and Farjestads fell 5-3 on Wednesday night to HV71. Farjestads faced off against Frolunda HC on Saturday but lost 3-2 in a shootout.

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