San Antonio Rampage
The San Antonio Rampage extended its win streak to five on Friday against the San Jose Barracuda before falling to the San Diego Gulls on Saturday.
On Friday, San Antonio defeated San Jose 3-1 and shut out San Jose on eight power-play opportunities. Rocco Grimaldi put the Rampage on the board with the first tally of the contest when he took advantage of a 5-on-3 power-play in the opening stanza.
San Jose tied the game at one in the second period, however the Rampage regained the lead 13 seconds later, as Felix Girard found the back of the net for the second time this season. San Antonio held San Jose scoreless in the final 20 minutes of play and secured the win with an empty-net goal from Duncan Siemens with 27 seconds remaining in the match.
The San Diego Gulls tallied four first-period goals and left the Rampage in a hole they could never dig out of on Saturday. San Diego came out hot finding the back of the net 54 seconds into contest. David Warsofsky had a helper on the Rampage's tying goal midway through the opening frame, however San Diego regained the lead and quickly extended it.
The Gulls beat goaltender Spencer Martin for a fourth time before the first period horn. After tallying a fifth goal in the second, Joe Cannata entered the contest in the final frame for his first Rampage appearance this season.
Despite netting two goals in the third period, San Antonio came up short, ending its chain of victories. The 5-3 deficit leaves the San Antonio Rampage sitting at 6-2-0 on the season.
San Antonio recalled netminder Joe Cannata on Friday from the Colorado Eagles where he recorded a 2.01 goals-against average and .937 save percentage in his three contests.
On Saturday, The Colorado Avalanche recalled forwards Andrew Agozzino and Rocco Grimaldi from the Rampage. This is Grimaldi's third call-up to the Avalanche this campaign as Agozzino received his first.
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Colorado Eagles (ECHL)
The Colorado Eagles (6-1-0) hit the ice on Wednesday against the Worchester Railers for their first of three contests this week.
The Eagles outscored the Railers 5-1 with two assists from Avs prospect J.C. Beaudin in a game in which there was a combined 182 penalty minutes. Colorado then took on the Rapid City Rush in a home-and-home series on Friday and Saturday.
An eventful first period yielded a 4-3 score in favor of the Eagles headed into the second. Beaudin tallied another pair of helpers while the Eagles outlasted the Rush for a 5-4 win.
Colorado fell for the first time in the 2017-18 campaign on Saturday, being outscored by Rapid City 4-3. Beaudin earned his fifth assist of the week to help the Eagles get on the board in the first stanza. The forward has one goal and six assist in this season.
Travis Barron (Ottawa 67's): The Ottawa 67's (9-6-1) took on two opponents in as many days this week and came away with one win and one loss. On Saturday, Travis Barron tallied two assists as the 67's offense put up double digits in an 11-3 victory over the Saginaw Spirit. On Sunday, he earned two more helpers as Ottawa fell to the Oshawa Generals 4-3. In 15 contests this campaign, Barron has put up 12 points (three goals, nine assists).
Conor Timmins (Sault. Ste. Marie Greyhounds): The Sault. Ste. Marie Greyhounds (10-3-2) were defeated 6-3 by the Sarnia Sting on Friday. Conor Timmins scored the Greyhounds' only goal in the middle frame, his first of the campaign. Timmins helped Sault. Ste. Marie come back with a big 7-0 victory over the Flint Firebirds on Saturday. Ahead by two after the first 20 minutes, the Greyhounds found the back of the net four times in the second stanza. Timmins tallied five helpers in the victory to put him at 14 assists and one goal in 13 contests the season.
Josh Anderson (Prince George Cougars): The Prince George Cougars outscored the Vancouver Giants 2-1 on Friday after shutting them out for the first forty minutes. On Saturday, the Cougars fell 4-2 to the Kelowna Rockets. Anderson hasn't played since Oct. 6 due to suffering a separated shoulder during 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.
Nick Henry (Regina Pats): The Regina Pats suffered two losses in a row this week falling 2-0 to the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Wednesday and 4-3 in overtime to the Red Deer Rebels on Saturday. The Pats came back with a 5-3 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings on Sunday in their third outing of the week. Nick Henry has yet to hit the ice this season as he continues to recover from offseason shoulder surgery.
Cale Makar (UMass): The University of Massachusetts met Merrimack on the ice twice this week, splitting the games. Cale Makar found the back of the net for the first time this season on Friday in UMass's 4-0 victory over Merrimack. Makar registered a helper the next day but the squad fell 5-3. Makar has five points (one goal, four assists) through eight games this campaign. UMass sits in a four-way tie for sixth in Hockey East standings with an overall record of 4-4, going 1-1 in conference games thus far.
Cam Morrison (Notre Dame): Notre Dame went 1-1 against the University of Nebraska-Omaha this weekend. After falling 6-4 to Omaha on Thursday, Notre Dame came back with a 5-4 victory on Saturday. Cam Morrison found the back of the net for the second time this season to tie the match in the middle frame. In eight games played this campaign, Morrison has five points (two goals, three assists). With a record of 4-3-1, Notre Dame is tied for sixth in the Big Ten as they have yet to play a conference game.
Denis Smirnov (Penn State): Penn State hosted Michigan this week and split two games. On Friday, Penn State outlasted Michigan for a 5-4 overtime win in which Denis Smirnov tallied a goal in the second stanza. The Lions then fell 5-2 on Saturday. Smirnov leads the team with 11 points (five goals, six assists) after eight contests. Penn State (4-4-0) is currently in first in the Big Ten with a conference record of 2-2-0-0.
Nate Clurman (Tri-City Storm): Nate Clurman hit the ice in both of the Tri-City Storm's games this week as it extended its winning streak to four. On Thursday, Clurman had two shots on goal while Tri-City outscored the Lincoln Stars 6-1. The Storm took the ice again Friday and prevailed with a 3-2 shootout win over the Sioux City Musketeers. The squad improves to 6-1-0 and Clurman has tallied one assist in six games played this campaign.
Nick Leivermann (Penticton Vees): The Penticton Vees (10-4-1) fell twice this week going 1-2 in three contests. On Wednesday, the Vees fell 3-2 to the Wenatchee Wild after conceding the game-winning marker one minute into double overtime. Nick Leiverman tallied one assist in the defeat. Leiverman put up another helper on Friday when Penticton came back to snag a 4-2 win over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. The Vees were outscored 4-2 on Saturday against the Trail Smoke Eaters for their fourth loss of the season. Leiverman has 11 points this campaign (two goal, nine assists) in 14 matches played.
Igor Shvyrev (Mettallurg Magnitogorsk): Igor Shvyrev didn't hit the ice with Mettallurg Magnitogorsk this week. Mettallurg lost 3-1 to Neftekhimik Nixhnekamsk on Tuesday but emerged with a 4-1 win on Thursday over Salavat Yulaev Ufa. Mettallurg fell to HC Sochi 4-3 during its third outing of the week on Saturday. Shvyrev has tallied one goal in 12 games played this season.
Gustav Olhaver (IK Oskarshamn): IK Oskarshamn defeated IF Bjorkloven 6-1 in its only outing this week to improve to 8-4-0 on the season. Gustav Olhaver didn't find the score sheet during the match but has three points (one goal, two assists) in 11 games this campaign.
Adam Werner (IF Bjorkloven): Adam Werner was between the pipes for IF Bjorkloven twice this week, suffering losses in both matchups. On Wednesday, Werner made 27 saves but IF Bjorkloven was outscored 3-0. When they took the ice again on Saturday against IK Oskarshamn, Werner stopped 28 shots in the first two periods but the team still fell 6-1. On the season, the netminder has a 2.95 goals against average and .890 save percentage in 12 games played.
Petr Kvaca (HC Ceske Budejovice): HC Ceske Budejovice emerged with three wins in three contests this week. Petr Kvaca didn't hit the ice in the squad's 5-2 win over HC Benatky nad Jizerou on Wednesday, but started between the posts on Saturday to take on LHK Jestrabi Prostejov. The netminder had 24 stops on 26 shots in Budejovice's 3-2 victory. On Monday, Kvaca earned his ninth win of the season with a 6-3 win over SK Trhaci Kadan in which the goaltender stopped 18 shots. In 12 games this campaign, Kvaca has an overall save percentage of .916 and 1.82 goals against average.
Maximilian Pajpach (HK Michalovce): Pajpach has a 2.73 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in seven games this season.