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Avalanche Farm Report - Nov. 1

Catch up on the Colorado Avalanche's prospects

by Nicole Morris /
San Antonio Rampage

The Rampage went 3-1 this past week, skating against the Texas Stars, the Cleveland Monsters and the Ontario Reign. 

On Tuesday, the Rampage topped the Stars 4-2 for its first victory of the season. Chris Bigras netted a goal early in the game, taking advantage of a power play. Forward Rocco Grimaldi had a goal and an assist in the win, and Jim O'Brien, Troy Bourke, Ryan Stanton, AJ Greer and JT Compher all picked up helpers. Goaltender Spencer Martin made 20 saves on the night after replacing an injured Jeremy Smith in the second frame.

San Antonio came out on top 4-2 again on Thursday at the Cleveland Monsters in the first of a two-game series. Compher and Greer both found the back of the net and Grimaldi and Troy Bourke both finished with two assists in the win. Greer was awarded the first star of the game for his two-point (one goal, one assist) effort. Defenseman Sergei Boikov also recorded his first professional point with an assist in the match. Martin played the entire contest and finished with 25 saves.

Smith missed the game with an injury.

Friday night was the second matchup at the Monsters and the last of San Antonio's three-game road stint. The Rampage outscored Cleveland 4-1 for its third straight win. Compher, O'Brien, Mike Sislo and Julien Nantel scored for the Rampage, while Greer, Grimaldi, Bourke, Boikov and Joe Whitney collected helpers. Nantel's marker was his first professional point. Netminder Martin received second star honors for his 27-save performance.

Chris Bigras missed the game with an injury. 

Sunday night's game was the final competition of the week for the Rampage. After a tough battle, San Antonio fell to the Ontario Reign 4-2. Greer extended his point streak to five games by collecting a secondary assist. He has six points (one goal, five assists) in that time and is tied for first place among rookies in points. Rear guard Mason Geertsen made his season debut in the loss.

The team travels to Bakersfield, California, this week to take on the Condors and to San Jose for a back-to-back set later in the week. San Antonio now stands at 3-5 in regular-season play.

Upcoming Games:
Nov. 2 at Bakersfield Condors
Nov. 5 at San Jose Barracuda
Nov. 6 at San Jose Barracuda


Colorado Eagles (ECHL)

The Colorado Eagles saw two teams in three matches this past week. They faced the Rapid City Rush on Wednesday, Oct. 26, then competed in a back-to-back series at the Utah Grizzlies on Friday and Saturday. 

On Wednesday the Eagles had success against the Condors, winning 7-5. Eagles forward Jesse Mychan notched a four-point game to help secure the victory.

The Eagles then suffered loses to Utah on Friday and Saturday. Friday's game was a tough overtime loss for the Eagles as they rallied three separate times, but it just wasn't enough. 

Saturday's 3-2 defeat came in a shootout. Colorado tied the game up 2-2 with 27 seconds left in the final frame to push the game into overtime, but the Grizzlies still came out on top.

Colorado now stands at 4-1-1-1 on the season. The Eagles skate again on Nov. 2 vs. the Reading Royals. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. MT in Loveland, Colorado.



Travis Barron (Ottawa 67's): The Ottawa 67's spilt their weekend home games against the Hamilton Bulldogs and the Flint Firebirds. Travis Barron registered a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Bulldogs. He added two assists against the Firebirds on Sunday, but it wasn't enough for the 67's as they fell 8-6 after Flint rallied in the final frame. Ottawa is now stands at 5-8-1, and Barron has 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) in 13 games this season.



JC Beaudin (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies): JC Beaudin skated in all three games this weekend for the Huskies, which secured two wins. Rouyn-Noranda topped the Victoriaville Tigres 6-2 before splitting a series against the Val-d'Or Foreurs. Victoriaville was an easy win for the Huskies, which had a four-goal lead by the second period. Beaudin contributed an assist and a hit in the match.

In Friday's game, Rouyn-Noranda fought a tough battle against Val-d'Or but came up short 4-3. Beaudin had a goal and two hits in the loss. 

Sunday's game saw the Huskies get back on track, and they beat the Foreurs 3-1 after scoring three times in the opening stanza. Beaudin recorded an assist and finished plus-1 on the night. He also went 14-for-20 on faceoffs. He now has 13 points (six goals, seven assists) this campaign. 

Nicolas Meloche (Gatineau Olympiques): The Gatineau Olympiques faced the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in a two-game series last week and lost both contests. On Friday, the Olympiques fell 3-1. Gatineau rallied hard in the second game, but it wasn't enough to get what they wanted, and they lost 4-2. Meloche did not skate in the loss. He has four points (two goals, two assists) in eight games played. 



Josh Anderson (Prince George Cougars): The Prince George Cougars won two of their three games last weekend. They are now 13-2-2 this season after topping the Kootenay Ice 5-2 and the Lethbridge Hurricanes 2-1. The Cougars couldn't get the third win from the Calgary Hitmen and fell 3-2. Josh Anderson skated in all three games.



Tyson Jost (University of North Dakota): No. 3-ranked University of North Dakota took on No. 1-ranked Minnesota Duluth this past weekend. North Dakota couldn't get a win in the back-to-back series. The team fell 5-2 on Friday night and 3-0 on Saturday. Jost has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his seven games played. The University of North Dakota is now 5-2-0.

Will Butcher (University of Denver): No. 2-ranked University of Denver defeated Western Michigan twice over the weekend, 3-1 on Oct. 28 and 4-2 on Oct. 29. Will Butcher had four points in the series (one goal, three assists) and earned his 7th career NCHC Defenseman of the Week honor for his hard work. The Pioneers now stand at 6-2-0.

Cam Morrison (University of Notre Dame): The University of Notre Dame played a two-game series against the University of Connecticut on Thursday and Friday. Notre Dame split the series, first losing 4-2 before then winning 6-2. The team now stands at 4-3-1 on the season. Cam Morrison scored a goal in Friday's loss. In eight games played, he has five points (two goals, three assists).

Ben Storm (St. Cloud State University): St. Cloud State University defeated Alabama-Huntsville 5-1 on Friday and 5-2 on Saturday. Ben Storm has played has two assists through six games, and St. Cloud State is now ranked No. 8.



Gustav Olhaver (Rogle BK J20, Super Elit): Rogle BK won its only match of the week on Wednesday, defeating Sodertalje SK 4-2. Gustav Olhaver has played in eleven games and has two goals and three assists.

Adam Werner (Bjorkloven, Allsvenskan): Bjorkloven netminder Adam Werner played in two games this last week. The team lost 2-0 to VIK Hockey beat IK Oskarshamn 5-3. Werner turned aside all but one of the 30 shots faced in the loss, and 18 attempts his way in the win. He has a 2.26 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage through eight games this year.

Wilhelm Westlund (Almtuna IS): Wilhem Westlund skated in both games for Almtuna IS last week. Almtuna won 4-1 against Modo Hockey on Wednesday night, and Westlund teammate Ludwig Blomstrand's goal. Almtuna fell 3-2 to Timra IK on Friday night. Westlund couldn't find the back of the net, but he had three shots on goal and saw time on the second pairing.



Maximilian Pajpach (MHC Martin B, Slovakia 2 League): Maximilian Pajpach and MHC Martin B didn't skate last week after three games were cancelled.



Andrei Mironov (Dynamo Moscow): Dynamo Moscow went 2-0 this past week. The team beat Dinamo Riga 2-1 on Wednesday, and Andrei Mironov finished plus-1 on the night. Moscow also defeated Jokerit 3-0 on Friday, and Mironov contributed to the team's success by adding an assist. He has four points (one goal, three assists) through 11 games played and is averaging 21:13 of ice time per match.

Denis Parshin (Avangard Omsk): Avangard Omsk went one-and-one in its last two games. The team faced Salava Yulaev on Thursday and won 3-2. Denis Parshin scored first to get the team off to an early lead. Avangard then skated against Traktor Chelyabinsk but fell 3-1. The team is now 16-9-2 in regular-season. Parshin has 11 points (five goals, six assists) in 24 games.


High School

Nate Clurman (Culver Academy): Culver Academy has yet to start its season. 


Central Interior Hockey League

Luke Walker (Terrace River Kings): Walker is currently playing for the Terrace River Kings in the Central Interior Hockey League. Colorado's fifth-round draft choice in 2010 spent the last three seasons in Europe.

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