Skip to main content
The Official Site of the Buffalo Sabres

CORNEL RIDING 5-GAME POINT STREAK

by Kris Baker / Buffalo Sabres
(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

In Sunday action, Peterborough Petes captain Eric Cornel (2014, second round) forced overtime with his fifth goal of the year as his club fell 2-1 in overtime at Hamilton.

The tap-in marker at the edge of the crease, which came with 1:04 remaining in regulation, gives Cornel points in five-straight games heading into his appearance for Team OHL on Monday in Game Four of the CHL Canada Russia Series.

The late goal capped a productive week for the fourth-year forward. On Tuesday, Cornel captured two helpers as the Petes held on for a 4-3 triumph over Kingston. He contributed another pair of assists on Saturday as Peterborough rode a five-goal final period to an 8-3 smoking of Sudbury.

Through 21 games, Cornel has scored 19 points while averaging three shots on goal per game for a Petes squad currently residing in eighth place in the Ontario Hockey League’s Eastern Conference standings.


QMJHL
Vaclav Karabacek (2014, second round) scored his seventh goal of the year Friday as Baie-Comeau lost again, this time to Drummondville 3-1. On Saturday, Karabacek logged two shots on goal and a late slashing minor as Baie-Comeau was hammered by Quebec 6-2.

The Czech winger has 13 points and a team-best 77 shots on goal through 18 games for the Drakkar, who have gone without a win in their last 10 contests.

WHL
Giorgio Estephan (2015, sixth round) scored his eighth goal of the season Sunday as Lethbridge completed a three-game weekend with a 5-3 loss at Regina. The night before, Estephan saw his eight-game point streak snapped as the Hurricanes were defeated in Brandon 4-1.

Estephan rung up an assist in Friday’s 4-2 loss at Moose Jaw to cap his career-best point streak prior to being shut out on Sunday. The top-line pivot has gathered 25 points (8+17) at the 20-game mark.

Brycen Martin (2014, third round) collected two assists Friday as Saskatoon earned a 4-3 overtime victory at Prince Albert. Martin, who has now collected points in four-straight games, enters the week at a point-per-game pace with three goals and 16 helpers in 19 contests.

Devante Stephens (2015, fifth round) finished with a minus-1 rating Wednesday as Kelowna earned a 2-1 shootout victory at Vancouver, and then logged an even rating on Saturday as the Rockets coughed up a two-goal lead in a 4-3 overtime loss at Spokane. Through 20 games, Stephens has captured four points (1+3) and a plus-three rating. The Rockets are back in action Wednesday at Kamloops.

Brendan Guhle (2015, second round) netted a minus-2 rating over the weekend as Prince Albert dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to Saskatoon on Friday and then rebounded with a 3-2 win Sunday at Brandon. Guhle has amassed eight points (2+6) in 14 contests with the Eastern Conference-leading Raiders.

NCAA
Judd Peterson (2012, seventh round) cashed his sixth goal of the year into an empty net Friday as No. 9 St. Cloud State rolled past Western Michigan 5-2. The second-year forward added one assist on Saturday as the Huskies clobbered the Broncos 11-1 to earn the weekend sweep. Peterson scored just four goals in 37 games as a freshman last season, but has come out swinging with half a dozen in his first 10 games as a sophomore.

St. Cloud State defender Will Borgen (2015, fourth round) produced one assist Friday to extend his point streak to three games as the Huskies controlled play in their 5-2 victory over Western Michigan. The freshman was unable to get on the scoresheet in Saturday’s blowout of the Broncos, leaving him with four assists and a plus-6 rating through his first 10 games as a collegian.

Cal Petersen (2013, fifth round) stopped 23 shots Friday as Notre Dame earned a 3-2 victory over Northeastern. On Friday, Petersen made his 10th-consecutive start, collecting 32 saves as the Fighting Irish closed the Hockey East set with a 2-2 tie. The sophomore backstop is 5-2-3 on the year with a 2.65 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage.

Connor Hurley (2013, second round) shoveled in a backhand rebound for his first goal of the season Friday in Notre Dame’s 2-2 tie with Northeastern. Hurley, who contributed two shots on goal in Thursday’s victory over the Huskies, has five points (1+4) through nine appearances heading into this weekend’s series at Massachusetts-Lowell.

Power-forward prospect Hudson Fasching notched a pair of assists Friday as Minnesota blanked in-state rival Minnesota State 4-0. On Saturday, Fasching posted four shots on goal as the Gophers were defeated by the Mavericks 3-2 in overtime.

The junior winger shares the team lead with eight points (4+4) in nine games for the Gophers, who next will enjoy a weekend off before welcoming St. Cloud State to Mariucci Arena for a pair of non-conference contests.

Anthony Florentino (2013, fifth round) finished the weekend with three shots on goal as No. 1 Providence played to 1-1 and 3-3 ties with No. 11 Boston University. The junior rearguard has four points (2+2) in eight games. The Friars continue the Hockey East schedule next weekend with a home-and-home set against Northeastern.

Sean Malone (2013, sixth round) posted two shots on goal Friday as No. 7 Harvard was defeated by No. 4 Quinnipiac 4-1. Malone logged another two shots on goal on Saturday as the Crimson got back on track with a 3-0 shutout of Princeton.

Malone began the season with five assists in his first two games, but hasn't gotten on the scoresheet in the four games since then. Harvard will take a week off before squaring off with host Notre Dame two Fridays from now in the first round of the 2015 Shillelagh Tournament.

Max Willman (2014, fifth round) jammed home his own rebound for the overtime game-winner Friday as Brown defeated Union 3-2. The goal was Willman's first since Oct. 31, 2014 when he scored in his first-ever collegiate contest. It was also his first career game-winning goal.

Willman was able to muster just one shot on goal the following night as Brown tied RPI 3-3. Next up for Brown is a trip through upstate New York for games at Colgate and Cornell.

On Friday, Chris Brown (2014, sixth round) recorded a minus-1 rating as No. 2 Boston College outlasted Michigan State 6-4. The freshman forward has bounced between the third and fourth lines through his first 10 games, amassing four points (1+3) and eight shots on goal. The Eagles are back in action Saturday at New Hampshire.

Ivan Chukarov (2015, seventh round) finished with a minus-3 rating Friday as Massachusetts was defeated 4-2 at No. 14 Merrimack. Chukarov and the Minutemen returned to work Sunday with the freshman rearguard contributing one shot on goal in a 3-3 tie at Vermont.

RPI netminder Jason Kasdorf served as backup over as the weekend as he continues to work his back from an injury sustained last week versus Clarkson. Kasdorf, who has posted a 3-4-0 record with a 2.46 GAA and a .927 save percentage, could return to the net on Friday when RPI visits Bentley.

Sweden
Jonas Johansson (2014, third round) made 21 saves Tuesday as Almtuna IS emerged from the international break with a 3-1 loss to IK Pantern. The 20-year-old goaltender got back to his winning ways on Thursday, stopping 26 of 27 shots in a 4-1 win over IK Oskarshamn.

Johansson was called upon to make just 14 saves Sunday, but Almtuna coughed up a two-goal lead in taking a 3-2 loss to first-place Tingsryds AIF. Johansson has started 19 of his club’s 22 contests, recording a 10-9 record, 2.40 GAA and a .913 save percentage.

Gustav Possler (2013, fifth round) connected for two assists Thursday as MODO snapped a seven-game skid with a 4-3 overtime victory over Farjestad BK. Possler, who registered four shots on goal in 16:24 of work in Friday’s 5-0 loss to Orebro HK, has eight points (3+5) in 17 games this season.

Speedy winger Victor Olofsson (2014, seventh round) saw his ice time reduced last week, resulting in just one shot on goal as MODO won once in two tries. Olofsson has 10 points (3+7) this season, but has failed to get in on the scoring in his last five games.


For more on all the youngsters in the Sabres pipeline, check out Kris Baker’s website, SabresProspects.com. You can also follow him on Twitter (@SabresProspects) for in-game updates throughout the week on any Buffalo prospects that are in action.

View More