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Avalanche Farm Report - Nov. 22

by Heather Ward / ColoradoAvalanche.com
San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage (8-9-0-0) started the week with a loss to the San Jose Barracuda before sweeping the Charlotte Checkers in back-to-back contests over the weekend. 

The Rampage held its seventh-annual Cool School Day on Tuesday morning, but lost 4-0 to San Jose in front of 8,083 fans at the AT&T Center. 

The San Antonio Rampage scored three-straight goals to skate away with a 3-1 victory over the Charlotte Checkers on Friday for its first home win this season. The Rampage was off to a rocky start, conceding a goal in the first three minutes of the match, but Gabriel Bourque scored only 37 seconds into the second frame to even it up. Duncan Siemens and Joe Whitney, who recorded his 250th professional point, assisted on the play. 

Tied 1-1 in the final stanza, Sam Henley lit the lamp to take the lead, recording his first goal of the season. Rocco Grimaldi secured the victory in the final minute when he forced a Charlotte turnover and finished the play into an empty net. Goalie Spencer Martin made 22 saves in the victory.

The Rampage defeated the Checkers 2-1 the following night as well. San Antonio got on the board first and Mike Sislo registered his 100th professional assist on the play. Rocco Grimaldi helped extend the lead with a tally early in the second period, picking up his sixth goal of the season, while Cody Corbett and Troy Bourke earned assists on the marker.

Grimaldi now leads the Rampage in both goals (six) and points (15) points after 17 games this season.

Martin made 33 stops in the win, improving to 5-5-0 while posting a .924 save percentage and a 2.21 goals-against average.

 

Upcoming Games:
Nov. 25 vs. Texas Stars 
Nov. 26 at Texas Stars 
Dec. 3 vs. San Jose Barracuda 

 

Colorado Eagles (ECHL)

The Colorado Eagles went 2-1 in a three-game series versus the South Carolina Stingrays last week.

The Eagles defeated the Stingrays 4-2 on Thursday. South Carolina netted the first goal in the opening stanza and Colorado tied the game in the middle of the second with a power-play tally. The Eagles continued with their momentum, lighting the lamp twice to capture a 3-1 lead. 

Rookie defenseman Sergei Boikov blasted in a shot from the blue line for his first professional goal, giving Colorado a 4-1.

On Saturday, the Eagles managed a 7-5 victory over South Carolina. The Stingrays claimed an early lead before Colorado scored five consecutive goals. The Stingrays came within one in the final stanza before the Eagles scored two empty-netters to secure the victory. Boikov finished the game with an assist.

Nearing the end of their five-game road trip, the Eagles struggled to sweep the Stingrays and instead fell 5-2 on Sunday. Colorado took a 2-1 lead in the second but struggled to withstand the pressure of being outshot 31-14.

 

OHL

Travis Barron (Ottawa 67's): The Ottawa 67's went 2-1 this past week, skating against three opponents. The 67's started with a 2-0 victory over the Peterborough Petes on Wednesday. Ottawa then fell short against Niagara, losing 5-3 on Friday, before coming back to defeat the Barrie Colts 7-3 on Saturday. Barron was absent from the lineup in each of the three contests. He has 15 points (two goals and 13 assists) in 17 games. 

 

QMJHL

JC Beaudin (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies): JC Beaudin recorded eight points in the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies' back-to-back competitions last week. Rouyn-Noranda came up short against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, falling 6-5 on Friday. Beaudin buried an unassisted short-handed goal in the third period and recorded three assists while earning a plus-two rating in the loss. The Huskies then bounced back to defeat the Rimouski Océanic 8-3 on Saturday. Beaudin had another great performance, registering four helpers, which were his most assists in a single game this season. Beaudin now has 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists) in 11 games.

Nicolas Meloche (Gatineau Olympiques): Nicolas Meloche collected points in two contests, helping the Gatineau Olympiques go 1-1 over the weekend. The Olympiques had a rough start, losing 6-2 to the Shawinigan Cataractes on Friday. Melcohe recorded an assist in the first period. Gatineau bounced back on Sunday to put away the Drummondville Voltigeurs 5-3. Meloche contributed to the victory with a goal and two assists. He has recorded 10 points (four goals and six assists) in 15 games. 

 

WHL

Josh Anderson (Prince George Cougars): Josh Anderson and the Cougars were undefeated over the weekend, posting 4-2 victories over the Kelowna Rockets and Prince Albert Raiders. The defensemen finished with a plus-1 rating in both contests for a streak of three games with a positive rating. 

 

NCAA

Will Butcher (University of Denver): The University of Denver Pioneers (7-2-3) lost their top spot after tying the University of Miami Ohio 1-1 on Friday and 2-2 on Saturday. Butcher logged an assist on Saturday. The Pioneers' captain has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) through 12 games, ranking him second on the team.

Tyson Jost (University of North Dakota): North Dakota blanked hosts St. Cloud State in back-to-back games and moved up the ranks to No. 5 in the nation. The Fighting Hawks defeated the Huskies 4-0 on Friday and 3-0 on Saturday. Jost recorded 2 assists in the first match and now has 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in as many games. Jost leads the team with his 10 helpers. 

Cam Morrison (University of Notre Dame): No. 12-ranked University of Notre Dame picked up one win over the weekend, hosting UMass Lowell. Cam Morrison and the Fighting Irish fell 4-1 on Thursday, but Notre Dame flipped the script to win 4-1 on Friday. Morrison has three goals and four assists in 12 games this season. 

Ben Storm (St. Cloud State University): St. Cloud State was unable to produce a win against North Dakota in the two-game series over the weekend. Storm and the Huskies couldn't find the back of the net and fell 4-0 and 3-0 on Saturday, despite putting up 36 shots on goal.  

 

Sweden

Gustav Olhaver (Rogle BK J20, SuperElit): Rogle BK outscored the Växjö Lakers HC 5-4 in a shootout on Wednesday with the help of Olhaver's two-point performance (one goal, one assist). Olhaver also picked up an apple in the club's 4-2 loss to Linkoping HC on Saturday. Rogle BK then dropped a 6-3 decision to Sodertalje SK on Sunday. Olhaver has three goals and seven assists in 16 games. 

Adam Werner (Bjorkloven, Allsvenskan): Adam Werner tended to the pipes in Bjorkloven's 6-2 loss to HC Vita Hästen on Wednesday and Friday's 4-3 loss to MODO Hockey. Werner made 18 saves on 20 shots on Wednesday and added another 25 stops on Friday. He currently has a 2.15 goals-against average and .924 save percentage. 

Wilhelm Westlund (Almtuna IS, Allsvenskan): Almtuna IS had a great week, picking up two wins by defeating IK Oskarshamn 7-3 on Wednesday and Tingsryds AIF 2-0 on Friday. Westlund had two assists on Wednesday, improving his total to three helpers in 11 games.  

 

Slovakia

Maximilian Pajpach (MHC Martin B, Slovakia 2 League): Maxmillian Pajpach has split this season between HK Poprad of Slovak Extraliga and MHC Martin B of the country's second-tier professional league. Pajpach has a 3.44 goals-against average and .889 save percentage in six games with Poprad and a 7.05 goals-against average and .828 save percentage with MHC Martin's B squad.

 

KHL 

Andrei Mironov (Dynamo Moscow): Dynamo Moscow defeated Vityaz 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday in its only win of the week. Dynamo then lost 2-0 to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl on Thursday and 5-0 to Metallurg Mg on Monday. Mironov has been injured and did not skate this past week. He has four points (one goal, three assists) in 11 games.  

Denis Parshin (Avangard Omsk): Avangard swept a trio of games played last week with a 4-3 win over Kunlun RS Beijing on Tuesday, a 3-0 victory over Amur Khabarovsk on Thursday and a 2-1 triumph over Admiral Vladivostok on Saturday. Parshin only skated in the team's victory on Saturday. He has five goals and seven assists in 28 games.

 

High School

Nate Clurman (Culver Academy): Culver Academy took on Detroit Catholic Central High School in back-to-back matches, winning 5-1 on Friday and 6-0 on Saturday. 

 

Central Interior Hockey League

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

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