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In the Pipeline: Berra, Ang named players of the week

by Mike Lewis /

After a week that saw Reto Berra allow one goal on 52 shots in two starts, the American Hockey League named the 28-year old netminder the AHL/CCM Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 13. During the week Berra posted a 0.50 goals against average and .981 save percentage for the Springfield Thunderbirds as he earned his league-leading (tied) third shutout with a 31-save performance against the Binghamton Senators on Nov. 12.

The Bulach, Switzerland native ranks third in the AHL for GAA (1.72) and fourth for SV% (.934).

Tweet from @FlaPanthersPR: .@thunderbirdsahl goalie Reto Berra has been named the the CCM/AHL Player of the Week!Details ����

Tweet from @thunderbirdsahl: T-BIRDS WIN!! Thunderbirds improve to 7-4 and @yogi20bear has allowed 1 goal in the last 120 min of hockey with a shutout tonight.


Berra's shutout performance propelled the T-Birds to a 4-0 victory over Binghamton on Nov. 12. Jakub Kindl recorded three assists as Tim Bozon, Paul Thompson, MacKenzie Weegar and Ryan Horvat all found the back of the net in the game. Thompson's goal was his fourth of the season, tying Logan Shaw for the team-lead in goals.

Tweet from @thunderbirdsahl: Reto Berra earns his 3rd shutout of the season as the T-Birds blank the @SenatorsAHL 4-0. #tbirdsahl


The T-Birds topped the St. John's IceCaps on Nov.11 with a final score of 3-1. Springfield scored three unanswered goals to take the contest as Sena Acolatse and Stephen MacAulay each scored their first goals of the season. Logan Shaw iced the game with an empty netter late in the third period. Berra made 20 saves on 21 shots in the contest, with St. John's scoring their lone goal at 18:39 of the third frame (PPG).

Tweet from @thunderbirdsahl: Post game recap from tonight's 3-1 win over @IceCapsAHL comin' at ya. #tbirdsahl


In four games last week, 2016 Panthers fourth rounder Jonathan Ang recorded seven points (4-3-7) to be named the Pioneer Energy Ontario Hockey League Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 13. Ang netted his second hat trick of the season on Nov. 11 against the Flint Firebirds, only eight days after recording his first hat trick on Nov. 3 against the Kingston Frontenacs. All three of Peterborough's goals on Nov. 11 were scored by Ang and all three were recorded in the game's third period.
Ang leads the Peterborough Petes with 20 points (10-10-20) in 19 games played. Take a look at his hat trick vs. Flint here.

Tweet from @OHLHockey: The @PioneerEnergy #OHL Player of the Week is @FlaPanthers prospect @jonathanang21 of @PetesOHLhockey. READ:

Tweet from @THNRyanKennedy: Florida pick Jonathan Ang of Peterborough is your OHL player of the week with seven points in four games


• 2016 first round pick Henrik Borgstrom leads the No.1 ranked Denver University with 11 points (6-5-11) in 10 games this season. The 19-year old is currently on a three-game point streak (3-2-5).

Tweet from @DU_Hockey: #GoalsGIF: @FlaPanthers prospect @punanen5 scored the GWG tonight & netted the GTG last night, both on laser-guided wrist shots ������ #DUvsUND

Tweet from @DU_Hockey: GOAL!!!!!!!! �� @punanen5 wires a wrist shot to the back of @UNDmhockey's net & Denver takes a 3-2 lead!!!!! #DUvsUND #DUGameDay #NCHCHockey

• 2016 seventh rounder Benjamin Finkelstein has recorded six points (1-5-6) in 12 games with St. Lawrence University.

Click here for this week's full prospect report.

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