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Bruins Prospects Frederic, Hughes Pacing Wisconsin

Bruins prospects in the middle of strong stretches

by Chris Weyant @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - University of Wisconsin forward Trent Frederic dazzled over the weekend, scoring two goals in each of his team's two victories over Michigan. Frederic, a Bruins first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, now has 14 goals and 16 assists in just 22 games.

Frederic, who missed six games this season with a hand injury, kicked off the weekend with Wisconsin's first goal midway through the first period, before tallying the winner at 10:23 of the third to lift the No. 19 Badgers to a 5-2 victory over Michigan Friday night.

On Saturday, in Wisconsin's 6-4 win, the freshman's first goal came just eight seconds into the game - the fastest goal in program history. Frederic's second came with just over two minutes remaining in the first period, when he forced a turnover in the neutral zone, before converting on a breakaway for a shorthanded tally to knot the score, 2-2.

"He reads it well," Wisconsin coach Tony Granato told Madison.com. "He's a brilliant hockey player as far as recognizing opportunities where a player's vulnerable to turn the puck over."

Frederic has 12 points (seven goals, five assists) over his last six games. Frederic's teammate and 2015 sixth-round pick, Cameron Hughes, notched a goal and three assists over the weekend as well. He now has a 12-game point streak (five goals, 11 assists), the longest streak for a Badger since 2011-12, according to the team's website.

Providence Takes Two of Three

The emergence of Bruins forward Peter Cehlarik has served as a pleasant reminder to fans at the talent level coming through the pipeline. Despite the loss of Cehlarik, who has found a home on David Krejci's line in Boston over the last few games, the Providence Bruins took two out of three over the weekend.

Goaltender Zane McIntyre backstopped both Providence wins - 4-3 over Hershey and 3-2 over Wilkes-Barre Scranton- turning away 66 of 71 shots faced.

McIntyre has continued to impress since his assignment back to Providence. His AHL record now stands at 13-0-1 with a goals against average of 1.74 and a save percentage of .941.

The P-Bruins look likely to be a fixture in the American Hockey League playoff structure, currently sitting in the fourth position in the Eastern Conference.

Bjork Notches 100th Career Point

Bruins fans were introduced this week to Notre Dame star Anders Bjork's extraordinary commitment to a young group of underprivileged children in the South Bend, Indiana, community.

Read: Bjork, Indiana Elementary School Form Unlikely Bond

And there is no doubt those children were excited after Bjork's two-game stint at Providence College over the weekend.

Bjork, a Bruins fifth round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, scored two goals in a Notre Dame victory on Friday, and secured his 100th career NCAA point with an assist on Saturday.

The 20-year-old forward now has 19 goals and 24 assists in just 31 games. His 43 points are ninth in the nation.

McAvoy, JFK Pick Up the Points

A couple more Bruins prospects found success in Hockey East this past weekend with Boston University. Defenseman Charlie McAvoy logged two points each in contests against the University of New Hampshire over the weekend, finishing with a goal and three assists.

BU forward Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson also chipped in. Referred to as "JFK" by his friends and teammates, the Bruins 2015 second-round pick collected a goal and two assists on Saturday.

Donato's Strong Month Continues

Ryan Donato, who had a goal in Harvard's Beanpot Championship victory last Monday, enjoyed a four-assist night against Brown University on Saturday.

Donato's monster night propelled him to a point-per-game clip, with 30 points (16 goals, 14 assists) in just 27 games.

The stellar play of the Bruins 2014 second-round pick has helped lift third-ranked Harvard to eight straight victories, two of which came over fellow top-ten teams (No. 6 Union and No. 4 Boston University).

Video: Donato reacts after helping Harvard to Beanpot title

Senyshyn Keeps Shining

Zach Senyshyn has torn up the Ontario Hockey League with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds after a strong training camp with the B's this past fall.

The 19-year-old forward continued his torrid goal scoring pace, potting eight goals in his last seven games.

A first-round pick by the Bruins in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Senyshyn has scored 36 goals in 48 games this season, while also complimenting his stat line with 15 assists.

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