FloridaPanthers.com takes a look at Panthers in the pipeline in San Antonio (AHL), Cincinnati (ECHL) and more in the March 9 prospect report.
SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE
(33-19-5, fifth in AHL Western Conference)
March 4 – San Antonio Rampage at Charlotte Checkers (3-2 SOL)
March 5 – San Antonio Rampage at Charlotte Checkers (5-2 W)
March 7 – San Antonio Rampage vs. Iowa Wild (4-1 W)
Return of the Mac
F John McFarland has recorded three goals in his last two games including a two goal night against the Iowa Wild (March 7).
G Michael Houser rides a two-game winning streak for San Antonio, making a combined 49 saves on 52 shots. In San Antonio’s 4-1 victory over Iowa on March 7, Houser was named first star of the game for his performance in net.
Howden Heating Up
Despite missing the majority of the season due to injury, F Quinton Howden has made an impact to the Rampage's offense since returning in late February. In his last three games, Howden has notched five assists, including a career-high three assist night against Charlotte on March 5.
Taming the Wild
The Rampage topped the Wild 4-1 on San Antonio’s Military Appreciation Night. Check it out here:
March 11 – San Antonio Rampage vs. Milwaukee Admirals (7:00 p.m. CDT)
March 13 – San Antonio Rampage vs. Lake Erie Monsters (7:30 p.m. CDT)
March 14 – San Antonio Rampage vs. Lake Erie Monsters (7:00 p.m. CDT)
(26-23-6, tenth in ECHL Eastern Conference)
March 3 – Cincinnati Cyclones at Orlando Solar Bears (3-0 W)
March 4 – Cincinnati Cyclones at Florida Everblades (3-0 L)
March 5 – Cincinnati Cyclones at Orlando Solar Bears (3-2 SOL)
March 9 – Cincinnati Cyclones at Orlando Solar Bears (7:00 p.m. EDT)
March 13 – Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Orlando Solar Bears (7:35 p.m. EDT)
March 14- Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Fort Wayne Komets (7:35 p.m. EDT)
March 15 – Cincinnati Cyclones at Fort Wayne Komets (5:00 p.m. EDT)
- 2013 draft choice Christopher Clapperton (fifth round, 122nd overall) has posted 71 points (34-37—71) in 55 games with a plus-28 rating for Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL). Clapperton currently rides a seven-game point streak (6-6—12).
- 2014 draft choice Jayce Hawryluk (second round, 32nd overall) has posted 58 points (26-32—58) in 42 games with a plus-34 rating for the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL).
-2014 draft choice Juho Lammikko (third round, 65th overall) has posted 40 points (14-26—40) in 57 games with a plus-24 rating for the Kingston Frontenacs (OHL).
- 2013 draft choice D Michael Downing (fourth round, 97th overall) has 20 points (5-15—20) in 31 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 48 points (19-29—48) in 32 games for the University of Michigan. Hyman leads Michigan and the Big Ten in scoring, while ranking fourth in the nation in scoring. Hyman is a nominee 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 19 points (2-17—19) in 34 games for Boston College.
- 2013 draft choice Ian McCoshen (second round, 31st overall) has recorded 16 points (6-10—16) in 31 games for Boston College.
- 2011 draft choice Kyle Rau (third round, 91st overall) has posted 34 points (16-18—34) in 34 games for the University of Minnesota. Rau has three goals in his last three games played.
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