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Panthers in the Pipeline and the Kids of Kingston

by Mike Lewis / Florida Panthers

FloridaPanthers.com takes a look at the Panthers prospects in the AHL, CHL, College and more in the Nov. 9 prospect report.

PORTLAND PIRATES

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(3-6-0-0, 15th in AHL Eastern Conference)


LAST TWO

Nov. 4 – Portland Pirates at Utica Comets (3-2 L)

Nov. 6 – Portland Pirates vs. Springfield Falcons (6-1 L)


Photo Courtesy of Mike McSweeney


RISING ABOVE

Battling through adversity recently, from injuries to bad bounces, the Pirates have gone through ups and downs early into the season. Finishing last week 0-2-0, Portland now looks to snap a five-game losing streak and climb the standings again.

Forward Chase Balisy scored the lone goal for Portland in their 6-1 loss to the Falcons on Nov. 6. The goal was his first of the season and first with the Pirates. Forwards Rob Schremp and Vincent Saponari scored for the Pirates on Nov. 4, in a back-and-forth game against the Comets.

This week, the Pirates will host the 10th place Hartford Wolf Pack in two consecutive games played at Cross Insurance Arena, before hitting the road to take on their division rivals, the Providence Bruins. Portland owns a 0-2-0 mark against the P-Bruins this season.


REINFORCEMENTS

The Panthers assigned forward Connor Brickley to the Pirates today. The 23-year old, Everett, Mass., native played in ten games with Florida this season, recording 3 points (1-2-3) and 14 PIM. Last season as an AHL rookie, Brickley recorded 47 points (22-25-47) in 73 games with the San Antonio Rampage. 

NEXT UP

Nov. 11 – Portland Pirates vs. Hartford Wolf Pack (7:00 p.m.)

Nov. 13 – Portland Pirates vs. Hartford Wolf Pack (7:00 p.m.)

Nov. 15 – Portland Pirates at Providence Bruins (3:05 p.m.)

JUNIORS



THE KIDS OF KINGSTON

Florida’s 2015 first round pick (11th overall), Lawson Crouse and 2014 third round round pick (65th overall), Juho Lammikko have been two of the Kingston Frontenacs’ (OHL) most prominent players this season. Since returning to the lineup, Crouse has recorded 12 points (5-7-12) in ten games, ranking him fourth in Kingston scoring, while Lammikko ranks third on Kingston in scoring with 15 points (6-9-15) in 18 games played.

In Kingston’s annual Remembrance Day game on Nov. 6, Crouse led the Frontenacs with three points (1-2-3) in their 4-1 win over the North Bay Battalion. Crouse opened the scoring for Kingston with a shorthanded goal, before assisting on the Frontenacs’ next two tallies. His second assist of the game was on a goal scored by Lammikko. Crouse and Lammikko earned first and second stars of the game honors, respectively.

SCHEMMER TIME

Panthers 2015 third rounder (88th overall) Thomas Schemitsch has recorded 5 points (2-3-5) in his first five games of the season for the Owen Sound Attack (OHL). The 6-foot-4, 206-pound defenseman has recorded two multi-point games since returning from injury.

ACE OF JAYCE

Starting off the season on fire, Jayce Hawryluk has recorded 23 points (11-12-23) in 17 games for the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL). Hawryluk recorded the lone goal for Brandon in their recent loss to the Swift Current Broncos (Nov. 7). The 19-year old leads Brandon with 4 power play goals ranks second in scoring.

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