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Farm Report: Monsters Earn Three Points

by Aaron Lopez / Colorado Avalanche
Despite dropping a pair of one-goal contests, the Lake Erie Monsters earned three points in three games last week.

Lake Erie netminder Tyler Weiman allowed only two regulation goals during a pair of starts this past week.
The Monsters opened the week with a 5-4 loss to the defending Calder Cup Champion Chicago Wolves on Wednesday (Nov. 19). Trailing 5-1 early in the third period, Lake Erie fought back with a pair of goals from Marty Sertich plus a tally from Chris Stewart, but couldn’t entirely close the gap. Brian Willsie chipped in with a goal and two helpers.

Lake Erie then had its first-ever meeting with the Manchester Monarchs on Saturday, which the Monarchs won by a 1-0 score following a shootout. Goaltender Tyler Weiman – starting his first game since Nov. 14 – turned aside all 27 shots he faced in regulation and overtime, but allowed the shootout’s only goal when he was beaten by a Justin Azevedo forehand attempt.

Lake Erie’s offense exploded with four goals in the second period on Sunday afternoon, giving the Monsters their first-ever victory against Wilkes-Barre Scranton. Chris Durno and Aaron MacKenzie had a goal and an assist apiece as the Monsters topped the Penguins by a 4-2 score. Weiman picked up the victory after stopping 30-of-32 shots.

The Monsters will travel to Rochester on Friday (Nov. 28) before hosting Toronto on Saturday.

Johnstown Chiefs
Johnstown picked up two victories over the weekend, topping the Reading Royals, 4-3, on Friday and besting the Trenton Devils by a 4-1 count on Saturday.

Codey Burki picked up an assist on Friday and then scored his first goal of the season the following night. Burki has collected five points (1g/4a) in 13 games with Johnstown this year.

The Chiefs have a busy week ahead, as the team will play four games within a five-day span. Johnstown will play at Wheeling on Wednesday (Nov. 26) before hosting Trenton, Cincinnati and Florida over the weekend.

-Ryan Stoa scored his team-leading 10th goal of the season and added two assists Friday in the University of Minnesota’s 5-2 win over the University of Denver. Stoa now ranks fifth in the nation in points-per-game (1.58), having totaled 10 goals and nine assists in 12 contests. Mike Carman also scored for the Gophers in the victory.

-Northern Michigan University sophomore Mark Olver netted two power-play goals – his first two tallies of the season – in the Wildcats’ 3-1 triumph over Ohio State University.

-Paul Carey recorded a power-play goal on Friday as Boston College shut out the University of Massachusetts, 2-0. Carey added an assist in Saturday’s rematch – a 4-3 loss to the Minutemen – and now has eight points (4g/4a) in 10 games.

-Justin Mercier assisted on a first-period goal as the Miami (Ohio) University RedHawks topped the Michigan Wolverines by a 2-1 count on Saturday evening. Mercier has totaled nine points (5g/4a) in 14 games.

Billy Sauer manned the crease for Michigan in Friday’s matchup against Miami and stopped 25-of-27 shots in a 2-0 loss.

-Boston University was handed a pair of 4-3 losses by the University of Vermont over the weekend. Terriers defenseman Colby Cohen totaled four assists against the Catamounts (two each night) while Brandon Yip scored on Saturday and Kevin Shattenkirk added an assist. Cohen leads all BU defensemen with 12 points (1g/11a) through 11 contests.

ADT Canada Russia Challenge
After recording an assist in Team QMJHL’s 5-3 win over Team Russia on Monday, Kelsey Tessier was held off the scoresheet in Wednesday’s rematch – a 4-3 win by Russia.

Team OHL was next to take on the Russians, topping them by a 6-3 score on Thursday. Cameron Gaunce notched a pair of assists for the victors. Team OHL also won Monday night’s rematch by a 3-2 count. Trevor Cann picked up the victory in net after posting 11 saves in 27:58 of work, while Gaunce was held without a point.

-Tessier recorded an assist Friday in Quebec’s 8-2 loss to Montreal. The center is performing at a point-per-game pace this season, having totaled six goals and 16 assists in 22 contests.

-Defenseman Joel Chouinard recorded his fifth assist of the season on Friday in Victoriaville’s 4-2 loss to Rimouski.

-Goaltender Trevor Cann continued his hot start with London. Cann recorded two wins last week to improve his record to 7-0 since joining the Knights via trade.

The netminder led London to a 5-2 win over the Peterborough Petes – his former club - by making 22 saves on Friday evening. Cann then stopped 26 shots and also tallied an assist in a 5-2 triumph over Erie the following night.

Kevin Montgomery recorded his second goal of the season in the Knights’ triumph over Erie. Montgomery leads all London defensemen in points-per-game (1.38), having totaled 11 points (2g/9a) in eight contests.

- Gaunce recorded a goal and an assist in Mississauga’s 4-3 shootout victory over Oshawa on Friday. It was the fifth multi-point game of the season for Gaunce, who leads all Mississauga blueliners in goals (7), assists (8) and points (15).

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