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Avalanche Farm Report - Nov. 8

by Heather Ward / ColoradoAvalanche.com
San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage is 4-7-0-0 after finishing the week 1-2 while on the road competitions. 

On Wednesday, the Rampage suffered a 7-1 loss to the Bakersfield Condors. J.T. Compher prevented a shutout loss with a power-play goal late in the third period. The marker was the first man-advantage tally of his professional career and his fourth goal in his previous five games.

While the Rampage may not have put up a lot of points, A.J. Greer's personal records continued to grow. Greer picked up his sixth assist in as many games to maintain his current point streak. Rocco Grimaldi also assisted on the play. Spencer Martin and Nathan Lieuwen both saw time in net in the loss.

The Rampage bounced back on Saturday, collecting its fourth road win in a 6-5 victory at the San Jose Barracuda. Compher had another big night, netting his fifth goal of the season to tie Bridgeport's Michael Dal Colle for the rookie lead and finishing with three points (one goal, two assists).

Joe Whitney collected his first marker of the season en route to a two-goal nigh. Both he and Gabriel Bourque scored just 22 seconds apart in the final frame to take a commanding lead. Grimaldi and Greer both finished the game with a goal and an assist, and Cody Corbet, Jim O'Brien, Ryan Stanton and Mike Sislo also picked up helpers. Martin made 41 saves in the victory.

Greer's assist in the second period tied San Antonio's franchise assist streak record.

The Rampage's two-game series at San Jose ended with a 3-1 loss on Sunday at SAP Center. Trailing 2-0 at the start of the third, Sislo scored on a 5-on-3, burying a pass from Whitney. San Antonio pulled goaltender Nathan Lieuwen with two minutes left to play in a bid to tie the game, but San Jose notched an empty-netter to take the victory. 

Upcoming games: 

Nov. 9 at Ontario 
Nov. 11 at Stockton
Nov. 12 at Stockton

 

Colorado Eagles (ECHL)

The Colorado Eagles were unable to find a win this weekend in three close games that all came down to a one-goal differential. 

On Wednesday, Colorado was defeated 4-3 by the Reading Royals, who scored four straight goals to take the lead. The Eagles rallied with a power-play goal late in the final stanza to cut the lead to one with three minutes remaining in the game. 

The Eagles were then swept by the Idaho Steelheads in a two-game series at home on Friday and Saturday. Colorado held the lead going into the final period, but the Steelheads scored a late power-play goal to force the game into overtime. After a scoreless overtime period, Colorado lost 2 -1 in the shootout.

Colorado fell to Idaho 4-3 in regulation on Saturday despite posting a season-high 40 shots. 

 

OHL

Travis Barron (Ottawa 67's): Left Wing Travis Barron helped Ottawa defeat the Kingston Frontenacs 3-1 on Friday. Barron had two assists to earn second star of the game honors and extend his point streak to four straight contests. The 67's couldn't find another win in back-to-back contests over the weekend. Ottawa lost 5-2 to the Guelph Strom on Saturday and was shut out 6-0 by the Oshawa Generals on Sunday. Barron has two goals and 14 assists on the season.  

 

QMJHL

JC Beaudin (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies): The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies skated by with an easy win to start the week, defeating Halifax 5-1 on Friday. JC Beaudin recorded his biggest game of the year with two goals and two assists. The Huskies then lost to fellow Avalanche draftee Nicolas Meloche and the Gatineau Olympiques 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday. Beaudin has 19 points (10 goals and nine assists) in 15 games this season. 

Nicolas Meloche (Gatineau Olympiques): The Gatineau Olympiques won two of three games this weekend. The Olympiques started off the week with a 5-2 victory against the Halifax Mooseheads on Wednesday. On Saturday, the Huskies' fate wouldn't be determined as easily, as it took a shootout to defeat the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4-3. The team could not continue its momentum and lost 7-2 to the Val-d'Or Foreurs on Sunday. Meloche netted a goal to close the gap to 2-1 in the second, but the Foreurs finished strong with three unanswered goals in the third. Meloche has three goals and two assists in 10 games. 

 

WHL

Josh Anderson (Prince George Cougars): Josh Anderson and the Prince George Cougars went 1-1 this weekend, losing 6-4 to the Medicine Hate Tigers on Wednesday before skating away with a 4-2 victory on Saturday against the Kamloops Blazers. 

 

NCAA

Will Butcher (University of Denver): The University of Denver (6-2-0-0) did not have any games last weekend. The Pioneers return to action this week when they face North Dakota on the road in back-to-back contests. Butcher has helped the No. 2-ranked Pioneers with two goals and five assists this season, putting him second on the team in scoring.

Tyson Jost (University of North Dakota): The No. 3-ranked North Dakota Fighting Hawks (5-3-1) couldn't find a win last weekend against the University of Minnesota Gophers. Both teams rallied through regulation and overtime in a well-fought battle, but they could not produce a winner as the match ended in a 5-5 tie on Friday. Jost had three points (one goal, two assists) in the game. On Saturday, North Dakota attempted 80 shots on goal, but North Dakota still fell 2-0 to Minnesota. Jost is second on the team with seven assists and tied for third in goals (three) and points (10). 

Cam Morrison (University of Notre Dame): Cam Morrison and the University of Notre Dame did not skate in any competitions last week. The Fighting Irish are ranked No. 9 in the country with a 4-3-1 record. Morrison has two goals and three assists in eight games. 

Ben Storm (St. Cloud State University): St. Cloud State University took on No. 1-ranked Minnesota Duluth and lost 5-3 on both Friday and Saturday. St. Cloud started out strong, claiming an early lead in each contest, but Duluth rallied late in the games to maintain its perfect conference record. Ben Strom has two assists this season. 

 

SWEDEN

Gustav Olhaver (Rogle BK J20, SuperElit): Rogle BK had a week off and will be rested for its next competition against HV71 on Wednesday. Gustav Olhaver has two goals and three assists in 11 games. 

Adam Werner (Bjorkloven, Allsvenskan): Adam Werner's 18-save performance helped Bjorkloven to a 4-3 victory over Tingsryds AIF on Tuesday. Bjorkloven won 3-2 against AIK on Friday, and Werner recorded 32 saves in the victory. In nine games, he has 6-6-3 record, a .925 save percentage and a 2.23 goals-against average.  

Wilhelm Westlund (Almtuna IS): Almtuna IS skated in two games this week and picked up a 5-2 victory over Västerviks IK on Wednesday. Westlund and Almuna IS lost to Mora IK 2-1 in overtime on Friday. The defenseman Westlund has one assist in seven Allsvenskan contests. 

 

Slovakia

Maximilian Pajpach (MHC Martin B, HK Poprad): Pajpach has played in five games, recording a .828 save percentage for MHC Martin. The team did not have any games in their schedule last week. He is 2-2-0 in four games with HK Poprad, where he's posted a 3.12 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage.

 

KHL 

Andrei Mironov (Dynamo Moscow): Dynamo Moscow did not skate last weekend in any games. Mironov has recorded one goal and three assists in 11 contests.  

Denis Parshin (Avangard Omsk): Parshin has competed in 24 games, earning five goals and six assists for 11 points this season. Avangard did not compete in any matches last week. Parshin has the second most goals for Avangard over the past five games, is tied for third in goals and ranked fifth in points. 

 

High School

Nate Clurman (Culver Academy): Culver Academy was swept by the St. Louis Jr. Blues over the weekend, falling 3-5 on Saturday and 3-4 on Sunday. 

 

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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