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In the Pipeline: 10.26.15

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

This past weekend, the Portland Pirates split a home-and-home with the Albany Devils, Greg McKegg recorded a hat trick, Michael Matheson notched his first pro goal and Florida Panthers prospects in the minors, juniors and college continue to make an impact in the Oct. 26 prospect report.




PORTLAND PIRATES

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(3-2-0-0, sixth in AHL Eastern Conference)

LAST TWO

Oct. 23 – Portland Pirates vs. Albany Devils (4-2 W)

Oct. 24 – Portland Pirates at Albany Devils (3-1 L)


Photo Courtesy of Mike McSweeney


HATS OFF

Greg McKegg scored his first professional career hat trick on Oct. 23 vs. Albany to power the Pirates to a 4-2 victory. After the Pirates fell behind 2-0, John McFarland got the Pirates on the board with his second goal of the season. Following McFarland’s tally, McKegg lit the lamp three consecutive times to complete the comeback for Portland. The Pirates’ win is their third home victory in as many games at Cross Insurance Arena.

Photo Courtesy of Mike McSweeney


MATHESON’S FIRST


Florida’s first round pick (23rd overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Michael Matheson, recorded his first professional goal on Oct. 24 at Albany. Despite the Pirates falling 3-1, Matheson finished the game with a +1 rating. Matheson has recorded 2 points (1-1-2) and 10 shots in five games with the Pirates this season.

NEXT UP

Oct. 30 – Portland Pirates at Providence Bruins (7:05 p.m.)

Oct. 31 – Portland Pirates vs. Rochester Americans (3:00 p.m.)

ECHL

PRO DEBUT

Josh Brown made his professional debut on Oct. 24 for the Manchester Monarchs (ECHL). Appearing in back-to-back weekend games, Brown recorded both his first career assist (Oct. 24) and first career goal (Oct. 25). The former Oshawa Generals captain finished the weekend with two points (1-1-2), 15 PIM, 3 shots and a +1 rating.

JUNIORS

CROUSE CONTROL

Florida’s 2015 first round pick (11th overall), Lawson Crouse has gotten off to a very strong start this season, recording seven points (2-5-7) in his first five games. The Mt. Brydges, Ont., native earned first star honors after recording three assists to help power Kingston’s victory over Niagara.


ALL ABOUT THAT JAYCE

Panthers prospect Jayce Hawryluk continues to lead the Brandon Wheat Kings in scoring with 19 points (9-10-19) in 11 games. Hawryluk’s eight-game point streak was finally snapped on Sunday night as the Wheat Kings were shutout by the Portland Winterhawks (5-0 L).



NCAA

SHUTTING THE DOOR

In two starts this season, Goaltender Evan Cowley has earned a 2-0-0 record. Winning in back-to-back starts, Cowley backstopped the Pioneers to a victory in their home opener vs. Air Force (3-1 W), before making 25 saves in Denver’s match-up with Michigan State (4-2 W).

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