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In the Pipeline: Hawryluk Hits 100

by Mike Lewis / Florida Panthers


JUNIORS

HAWRYLUK HITS 100

On March 12 vs. Saskatoon, Jayce Hawryluk reached the 100-point mark for the first time in his WHL career. In 55 games this season, the Brandon Wheat Kings forward has recorded 101 points (43-58-101), a 36-point increase from his previous career-high 65 points in 54 games last season. Hawryluk has recorded at least three points in every game for the month of March and has accumulated 22 points (13-9-22) over his current six-game point streak.

Highlight Reel Goal: Hawryluk falls to his back and scores shorthanded

WILD WEST

Dryden Hunt (55 goals) and Hawryluk (43 goals) lead the Western Hockey League in goal scoring as one and two respectively. Hunt’s 111 points have him ranked second in the league for points, while Hawryluk ranks fourth.

MOVING TOWARDS A MILESTONE

Thomas Schemitsch is only three points away from his 100th OHL point. The Owen Sound Attack defenseman has two points (0-2-2) over his last three games and ranks second among defenseman on Owen Sound for goals (9), assists (22) and points (31).

PLAYOFF BOUND

The Panthers will have representation for the postseason in all three branches of the Canadian Hockey League.

Ontario Hockey League

-Lawson Crouse and Juho Lammikko – Kingston Frontenacs

The Frontenacs have already clinched their division and lead the OHL Eastern Conference with 93 points (44-16-3-2).

-Thomas Schemitsch – Owen Sound Attack

The Attack currently rank in sixth place of the OHL Western Conference and have punched their playoff ticket. They own a 31-23-8-3 record.

Western Hockey League

-Jayce Hawryluk – Brandon Wheat Kings

The Wheat Kings claimed an East Division title and leads the WHL Eastern Conference with 96 points (45-18-4-2).


-Dryden HuntMoose Jaw Warriors

In the same division as Hawryluk’s Wheat Kings, Hunt and the Warriors have clinched a spot currently as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. Moose Jaw owns a 34-26-7-2 record.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

-Samuel Montembeault – Blainville-Boisbriand Armada

Sharing the same division as the powerhouse Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, the Armada have clinched a spot as the fourth in the West Division. Blainville-Boisbriand owns a 25-32-7-2 record.

Photo Courtesy of Mike McSweeney

PORTLAND PIRATES

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(31-24-3-2, 67 points, fifth in Atlantic Division, eighth in Eastern Conference)

LAST THREE

March 11 – Portland Pirates vs. Toronto Marlies (9-2 L)

March 12 – Portland Pirates at Springfield Falcons (3-2 SO-L)

March 13 – Portland Pirates vs. Hartford Wolf Pack (4-3 L)

ROUGH WATERS

In the middle of a six-game winless streak, the Pirates will look to turn things around in Hartford on Friday. The Pirates fell 4-3 to the Wolf Pack on Sunday after surrendering their 3-2 lead in the game’s third period.

NEXT UP

March 18 – Portland Pirates at Hartford Wolf Pack (7:15 p.m.)

March 19 – Portland Pirates at Bridgeport Sound Tigers (7:00 p.m.)

March 20 – Portland Pirates at Lehigh Valley Phantoms (5:05 p.m.)

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