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2012-13 Coyotes Prospects Report: 10/22/2012

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

2012-13 Coyotes Prospects Report: 10/15/2012


The Portland Pirates played two games last weekend with mixed results.

Chris Conner

Forward Chris Conner notched two goals and two assists, and goalie Mark Visentin made 25 saves in his first pro game to lead the Pirates to a 7-4 win over Worcester on Friday, Oct. 19 at the team’s temporary home in Lewiston, Maine.

Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson also scored two goals and was plus-3 in the victory, Portland’s first of the young season.

The Pirates jumped to a 2-0 lead at Manchester the next night, but couldn’t hold the lead and lost, 6-4.

Conner scored two more goals and rookie Brendan Shinnimin netted the first goal of his pro career.

Pirates goalie Chad Johnson stopped 30 of 35 shots in the defeat.

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Four prospects are playing for the Gwinnett Gladiators:

• Goalie Louis Domingue is 0-1-0 with a 4.08 goals-against average and a .833 save percentage.

• Goalie Mike Lee is 1-1-1 with a 3.34 goals-against average and a .885 save percentage.

• Defenseman Justin Weller has played four games and is plus-1.

• Forward Maxime Villemaire has played three games and is minus-1.


Defenseman David Schlemko and forward Kyle Chipchura are playing for the Arizona Sundogs during the NHL lockout.

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Canadian Hockey League

Eight prospects are playing junior hockey for Canadian Hockey League teams:

• Forward Andrew Fritsch has five goals and five assists in 13 games for Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

• Defenseman Justin Hache has seven assists in 14 games for Cape Breton (QMJHL)

• Forward Kale Kessy has two goals in two games for Medicine Hat (WHL)


• Forward Lucas Lessio has seven goals and six assists in 13 games for Oshawa (OHL)

• Defenseman James Melindy has two assists in 13 games for Moncton (QMJHL)

• Defenseman Connor Murphy has one goal and two assists in 11 games for Sarnia (OHL)

• Forward Henrik Samuelsson has six goals and eight assists in 13 games for Edmonton (WHL)

• Goalie Marek Langhamer is 3-4-1 with a 3.44 goals-against average and a .884 save percentage for Medicine Hat (WHL)


• Forward Samuel "Hunter" Fejes has two assists in four games for Colorado College (WCHA)

• Defenseman Rhett Holland has played two games for Michigan State (CCHA)

• Forward Zac Larraza has one goal and two assists in two games for University of Denver (WCHA)


• Forward Viktor Tikhonov has five goals and four assists in 10 games for St. Petersburg.

European Elite Leagues

• Defenseman Jonas Ahnelov is minus-1 in 15 games for Modo (SWE)

• Forward Vladimir Ruzicka has three goals and seven assists in 14 games for Slavia Praha (CZECH)

Finnish Leagues

• Forward Alexander Ruuttu has two goals and three assists in nine games for Kiekko-Vantaa (FIN D1) and has played four games for Jokerit (SM-liiga)

• Defenseman Niklas Tikkinen has five assists in two games for Espoo (Jr. A SM-liiga) and three assists in seven games for Espoo (SM-liiga)

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