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Avalanche Farm Report: Jan. 15

Brandon Saigeon was traded to the Oshawa Generals this week

by Miranda Einhorn / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Spotlight On: Brandon Saigeon, C, Oshawa Generals (OHL)

Brandon Saigeon is tied for fourth in the Ontario Hockey League in overall scoring with 66 points (28 goals, 38 assists) in 43 appearances. He is currently on a 10-game point streak, which started while he was playing for the Hamilton Bulldogs and has continued since the Oshawa Generals acquired the center on Tuesday.

Saigeon, selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft, had spent three and a half seasons with the Bulldogs prior to the trade, generating 196 points (85 goals, 111 assists) over 214 regular season games.

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Avalanche Farm Report: Jan. 8

Two prospects won bronze with Team Russia at the World Juniors this week

by Dan Vatch / ColoradoAvalanche.com

2019 IIHF World Junior Championship

The Colorado Avalanche had all four of its prospects at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship advance past the preliminary round, which concluded action on Saturday.

Shane Bowers (Canada), Martin Kaut (Czech Republic), Nikolai Kovalenko (Russia) and Danila Zhuravlyov (Russia) all skated in contests for their home countries.

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Russia Captures Bronze Medal at World Juniors

Nikolai Kovalenko and Danila Zhuravlyov help their home country defeat Switzerland

by Dan Vatch / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Colorado Avalanche prospects Nikolai Kovalenko and Danila Zhuravlyov each played more 15 minutes on Saturday in Russia's 5-2 win against Switzerland in the Bronze Medal Game at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The Russians held a 2-0 lead after the first period, but Switzerland tightened up the score in the middle frame with the game at 3-2 heading into the second intermission. Team Russia pulled away in the final stanza as Kirill Slepets tallied twice to complete the hat trick and help give his country its 13th medal in 15 years.

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Russia Falls to USA in WJC Semifinals

Avalanche prospects Nikolai Kovalenko and Danila Zhuravlyov will play for bronze

by Miranda Einhorn / ColoradoAvalanche.com

With a trip to the Gold Medal Game on the line and a perfect record to protect, Colorado Avalanche prospects Nikolai Kovalenko and Danila Zhuravlyov joined their Team Russia teammates in facing the United States in the semifinals of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship on Friday afternoon. Despite outshooting their opponents 35-27, the Russians ultimately fell 2-1 to the Americans at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Francouz, Agozzino Named to 2019 AHL All-Star Classic

The AHL All-Star Classic will take place January 27-28 in Springfield, Mass.

by Colorado Eagles @ColoradoEagles / ColoradoEagles.com

The Colorado Eagles, proud affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, have announced that goaltender Pavel Francouz and forward Andrew Agozzino will represent the Colorado Eagles at the 2019 Lexus AHL All-Star Classic presented by MGM Springfield, to be held January 27-28 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Prospects Help Russia Advance to World Junior Semifinals

The Avalanche's Nikolai Kovalenko and Danila Zhuravlyov each recorded points

by Dan Vatch / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Two Colorado Avalanche prospects advanced to the semifinal round of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship as Team Russia beat Team Slovakia 8-3 on Wednesday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Russians scored seven unanswered goals before Slovakia (1-4-0) notched its first marker of the game early in the third period.

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Russia Earns Top Seed at 2019 World Juniors

Martin Kaut scores in Czech Republic win over Denmark

by Miranda Einhorn & Dan Vatch / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Team Canada grabbed an early lead but it wasn't enough to hold off Russia in the clubs' final game of the preliminary round at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.

On Monday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Cody Glass tallied for the Canadians just 2:20 into the first period and Team Russia answered with an equalizer from Grigori Denisenko three minutes later.

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Avalanche Farm Report: Jan. 1

World Junior Championship continues

by Miranda Einhorn / ColoradoAvalanche.com

2019 IIHF World Junior Championship

Four Colorado Avalanche prospects played in games this past week at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. Shane Bowers is representing Canada, Martin Kaut is playing for the Czech Republic and both Nikolai Kovalenko and Danila Zhuravlyov are skating for Team Russia.

Bowers has registered two assist in four games, with him recording helpers in Canada's 14-0 win on Wednesday against Denmark and in a 3-2 victory against Switzerland on Thursday. He skated for 16:21 in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Czech Republic. Canada lost its final game of the preliminary round, falling 2-1 to Russia.

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O'Connor Proving His Worth

The forward is in his first pro season after playing three years at the University of Denver

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

A version of the following story appeared in the 2018-19 second edition of AVALANCHE, the official game magazine of the Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club. For more feature stories, purchase a copy of the magazine during Avs home games at Pepsi Center. All proceeds from game-magazine sales support youth hockey associations in Colorado.


Logan O'Connor's summer training for the 2018-19 season had to be put into overdrive this past July.

One day, the forward was preparing to lead the University of Denver men's hockey team as captain. The next, he was getting ready for his first pro campaign.

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Russia Completes Comeback for Third Consecutive Win

The team is perfect through three preliminary round outings

by Miranda Einhorn / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Seven skaters lit the lamp for Team Russia as the squad beat Switzerland 7-4 on Sunday to remain perfect through three games at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The Russians were down 2-0 early into the clash and found themselves behind 3-1 just over five minutes into the second period. However, Russia tied the game with two quick goals in the stanza, outshooting Switzerland 17-7 in the frame.  

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