FloridaPanthers.com takes a look at Panthers in the pipeline in San Antonio (AHL), Cincinnati (ECHL) and more in the March 23 prospect report.
SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE
(39-20-6, third in AHL Western Conference)
March 17 – San Antonio Rampage vs. Charlotte Checkers (9-3 W)
March 20 – San Antonio Rampage at Oklahoma City Barons (4-3 OTW)
March 21- San Antonio Rampage vs. Hamilton Bulldogs (4-2 W)
March 22 – San Antonio Rampage vs. Hamilton Bulldogs (3-2 OTW)
On March 17, the Rampage topped the Checkers setting a franchise-high with nine goals to finish off their five-game homestand. The final score of the game was 9-3 in favor of the Silver and Black. F Andrew Yogan was named first star of the game after a three-point performance (2-1—3) and F Brett Olson found the back of the net twice as well in the contest. Four other Rampage skaters potted goals as well, including D Matthew Corrente, F Mark Mancari, F John McFarland and D Blake Parlett. The game had a combined 88 penalty minutes. G Michael Houser made 24 saves on 27 shots to earn the victory.
How the West Was Won
On March 22, the Rampage topped the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-2 with an overtime game-winner from D Dylan Olsen. With the win, the Rampage claimed first place in the West Division, passing the Oklahoma City Barons to take third place in the Western Conference. The Rampage are one point away from the Utica Comets for first place in the Conference.
G Michael Houser currently rides a career-high five-game winning streak. In ten games in the month of March, Houser owns a 8-1-1 mark.
March 25 – San Antonio Rampage at Milwaukee Admirals (7:00 p.m. CDT)
March 27 – San Antonio Rampage at Iowa Wild (7:00 p.m. CDT)
March 28 – San Antonio Rampage at Iowa Wild (12:30 p.m. CDT)
(27-28-7, 11th in ECHL Eastern Conference)
March 19 – Cincinnati Cyclones at Greenville Road Warriors (5-2 L)
March 20 – Cincinnati Cyclones at Greenville Road Warriors (4-1 L)
March 21 – Cincinnati Cyclones at South Carolina Stingrays (5-4 SOL)
Lightning the Lamp
F Steven Hodges recorded a career-high three points (1-2—3) in the Cyclones’ 5-4 shootout loss to the Stingrays on March 21. Hodges has recorded 15 points (8-7—15) in 24 games with Cincinnati this season.
March 25 – Cincinnati Cyclones vs. South Carolina Stingrays (7:35 p.m. EDT)
March 27 – Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Evansville Icemen (7:35 p.m. EDT)
March 28 – Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Fort Wayne Komets (7:35 p.m. EDT)
March 29 – Cincinnati Cyclones at Wheeling Nailers (4:05 p.m. EDT)
- 2013 draft choice Christopher Clapperton (fifth round, 122nd overall) has posted 76 points (35-41—76) in 61 games with a plus-33 rating for Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL). Clapperton currently rides a three-game point streak (1-3—4).
- 2014 draft choice Jayce Hawryluk (second round, 32nd overall) has posted 65 points (30-35—65) in 54 games with a plus-42 rating for the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL). In the month of March, Hawryluk has recorded four multi-point games.
-2014 draft choice Juho Lammikko (third round, 65th overall) has posted 44 points (18-26—44) in 64 games with a plus-23 rating for the Kingston Frontenacs (OHL).
- 2013 draft choice Josh Brown (sixth round, 152nd overall) has posted a junior career-best 21 points (4-17—21) and plus-49 rating in 60 games with the Oshawa Generals (OHL). Brown serves as Oshawa’s Captain.
- 2013 draft choice D Michael Downing (fourth round, 97th overall) has 22 points (6-16—22) in 36 games for the University of Michigan. The sophomore is second on Michigan in points among defensemen and tied for second among defensemen in goals. Among the Big Ten conference defensemen, Downing ranks third in points.
- 2010 draft choice Zach Hyman (fifth round, 123rd overall) has posted 54 points (22-32—54) in 37 games for the University of Michigan. Hyman leads Michigan and the Big Ten in scoring, while ranking fourth in the nation in scoring. Hyman was recently named a finalist for the 2015 Hobey Baker Award, an honor bestowed upon the top NCAA Men’s ice hockey player in the nation.
- 2013 draft choice Michael Matheson (first round, 23rd overall) has 21 points (2-21—23) in 37 games for Boston College. Matheson is tied for the team lead in scoring among defensemen. Matheson’s 21 assists leads all Boston College players in assists. Matheson serves as Boston College's Captain.
- 2013 draft choice Ian McCoshen (second round, 31st overall) has recorded 16 points (6-10—16) in 31 games for Boston College. McCoshen leads the Eagles with a plus-16 rating.
- 2011 draft choice Kyle Rau (third round, 91st overall) has posted 41 points (20-21—41) in 38 games for the University of Minnesota. Rau recorded two points (1-1—2) in Minnesota’s recent 4-2 victory over Michigan (March 21).
- On March 20, the Florida Panthers signed G Colin Stevens of Union College.Stevens helped lead Union to a 2014 National Championship and was tied for first in the nation in wins (28) during that season.
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