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Panthers Prospect Report: 11.08.11

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers


Position: C              Shoots: Right
Height:   5-10          Weight: 178
Born: 7/11/93 in Pittsburgh, PA
How Acquired: Panthers third round pick (64th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
The Skinny
Forward Vincent Trocheck takes home this week's honor of “Prospect On Fire”.

Taken in the third round (64th overall) in this past summer's draft, Trocheck is off to a great start in his third season with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League.

Trocheck, a World Junior hopeful in the upcoming tournament in Calgary and Edmonton for the United States, is currently tops among Saginaw scorers, posting 25 points (11-14-25) in 18 games. The forward's point total is actually tied for ninth best among all OHL scorers.

The 5-10 center is well on his way to besting last season's total (62 points in 68 games) after posting seven multi-point games including four point nights against Kingston and Barrie in the last four games played.

Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Saginaw 18 11 14 25 28 +4

(4-6-0, T-14th in AHL Western Conference)


  Thursday, November 10 at Lake Erie (7:00pm ET)
Friday, November 11 at Lake Erie (7:30pm ET)
Saturday, November 13 vs Texas (3:30pm CT)

WEEKLY NOTES: It was an up and down week for the Rampage who looked to get things together at home against Toronto after a four game losing streak at the AT&T Center dropped the Rampage to the bottom of the Western Conference standings. San Antonio was looking for someone to provide a spark to get them back on track, and against Toronto a spark is what they found in LW Evegeny Dadonov and G Scott Clemenson. Dadanov accounted for two of the Rampage’s six goals on the night and if not for Toronto’s Joe Colbourne’s power play goal with 13 seconds to go in the game Scott Clemenson would have given the Rampage their second shutout of the season. The Rampage looked to carry that momentum to Texas but after racking up sox goals the night before couldn’t find the back of the net as the Rampage fell to the Stars, 4-0.

THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: The Rampage will travel to Lake Erie to face the Monsters on back to back nights. Lake Erie, who enters the week at the bottom of the North Division with a 4-9-1-0 record, will host the Rampage Thursday and Friday. The Rampage will then be back home on Sunday to play their in-state rivals, the Texas Stars. Against the Stars so far this season San Antonio is 1-1-0-0. San Antonio beat Texas in Austin on Oct. 20 by a score of 4-3 in the first contest between the two rivals, but fell to the Stars this past week. 

FACE-OFF AGAINST KIDS CANCER NIGHT: The Rampage hosted Face-off Against Kids Cancer Night on Saturday and raised $26,000 in a post-game auction to benefit the childhood cancer program. Nolan Yonkman’s jersey went to the highest bidder at $2,500 and Yonkman threw in an additional $500 on his own to help the cause. In addition, Kearns has pledged to donate $20 for each goal he scores this season to benefit his Face-Off Against Kids Cancer buddy. His goal on Saturday brings his total to $80 on the sea-son. 

HITTING THE ROAD This week the Rampage will leave the state of Texas to play a game for the first time this year. Eight of their first 10 contests were scheduled at home and the only two road games scheduled were a shootout victory against the Aeros in Houston on Oct. 15 and a win over the Stars in Austin on Oct. 20. In November, eight of their 12 games will be away from the AT&T Center. 

STELLAR DEBUT: Rookie forward Joe Devin scored his first career AHL goal in his AHL debut on Saturday night in San Antonio’s 6-1 win over Toronto. Devin joins forward Jona-than Hazen as the second Rampage player to accomplish the feat this season.

DEVELOPING DADONOV: Rampage left wing Evgeny Dadonov scored two goals in San Antonio’s 6-1 win against Toronto on Saturday to bring his season total to three. His first goal gave the Rampage the lead just over three minutes into the game and his second capped the San Antonio scoring in the third.  Dadonov, 22, was selected by the Florida Panthers in the 3rd round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. The Chelyabinsk, Russia native has recorded eight goals and nine assists in 40 career NHL games and 28 goals and 32 assists in 107 career AHL games

BY THE NUMBERS: Still leading the way in goals for the Rampage is Bracken Kearns (four) while Michal Repik tops the team in terms of assists (six) and points (eight). Colby Robak has had a successful start of the season from the blueline, posting a team-high plus-four while also registering five points (two goals) in the team's first five games.

(1-3-2, 10th in ECHL Eastern Conference)
Friday, November 11 at Chicago (8:30pm ET)
Saturday, November 12 vs Trenton (7:30pm ET)

WEEKLY NOTES: This weekend the Cyclones faced off with the Chicago Express twice as part of a three-game series. While the Cyclones have yet to win a game against the Express, they did secure two points in the process, as both games required a shootout to determine a winner. After controlling Friday’s game 3-0, Chicago fought back by scoring three goals of their own and stole a point from Cinncinatti in the shootout. The Cyclones hoped for a different outcome on Saturday at home but the Express once again left the building with two points while the Cyclones came away with only one. Cinncinatti will look for revenge on Nov.11 in Chicago, as they will have one more shot to defeat Chicago and try come away with four points in the series before the Cyclones return home to take on the Trenton Titans on Nov. 12.

THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: Cincinnati will be finishing a three game series with the Chicago Express in Chicago on Nov. 11, after two shootout losses to the Express in a home and home last weekend. The Cyclones then return home as they take on the Trenton Titans, who are 2-7-0-0 to start the season off fourth in the Atlantic Division. 

RECORD SETTING HOME OPENER: This past Saturday, the Cyclones drew a record crowd for a home opener. 6,993 screaming fans packed U.S. Bank Arena, which was the highest attendance that the team has had in a home opener since they returned to ECHL play in 2006. In fact, it was the 13th-largest regular season home crowd in franchise history.
"AUBY" CLOSE TO ANOTHER CLIMB: Cincinnati mainstay Mathieu Aubin continues to climb up the franchise record in several categories. After a multi-point game on Saturday, he is just 4 assists shy of passing Sheldon Gorski for second on the all-time list.


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