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Glotov scores highlight-reel goal as Cyclones continue to roll

Sabres.com's Prospects Update

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

"The Michigan Goal." "The Lacrosse Move." Call it whatever you want. Vasily Glotov (seventh round, 2017) pulled it off last weekend for the Cincinnati Cyclones and it stood up as the game-winning goal against Toledo. 

Tweet from @ECHL: Hey @SportsCenter top 10, look out! Vasili Glotov pulls off an incredible move, scooping the puck onto his stick and scoring a lacrosse-style goal from below the goal line! This incredible goal gives the @CincyCyclones the 2-1 victory over the @ToledoWalleye. pic.twitter.com/YZIQ4cQvRQ

After posting another two points in last night's 4-1 win over Wheeling, Glotov has 13 goals and 23 assists through 49 games in his first full professional season in North America. 

With 82 points in 53 games, the Cyclones (38-9-3-3) sit atop the ECHL standings. They're seven points ahead of the second-place Florida Everblades.

Tweet from @CincyCyclones: HIGHLIGHTS: #CincyCyclones picked up a 4-1 win over @WheelingNailers on Thursday night- their seventh in a row! Take a look back at all the action! https://t.co/jOyZnewv51

Brett Murray (fourth round, 2016) leads the USHL with 29 goals. He's second in scoring with 57 points (29+28) in 43 games, two points shy of the league lead. 

He posted a hat trick last Friday against Team USA in an 8-3 win for Youngstown. 

Tweet from @USHL: Brett Murray is just havin' a good old time 🎩🎩🎩@YtownPhantoms #WhosNext pic.twitter.com/Kh9NgxLvIL

Christopher Brown (sixth round, 2014) had a pair of assists in each of Boston College's two games last weekend, but B.C. lost both games to UMass. One of the helpers was on defenseman Casey Fitzgerald's (third round, 2016) first goal of the season. 

In other prospects news, defenseman Ivan Chukarov (seventh round, 2015) has left UMass and has signed an ECHL contract with the Worcester Railers.

"The Railers are excited to have Ivan make his professional debut with the club," Worcester head coach Jamie Russell said in a statement. "We look forward to working with him as he develops his game for the next level."

Chukarov recorded three points in 25 games this season for UMass. In collegiate four seasons, he compiled 25 points (6+19) over 128 games.

Stats

Skater Position Team (League) GP G A PTS
Christopher Brown F Boston College (NCAA) 29 7 8 15
Jacob Bryson D Providence (NCAA) 32 4 19 23
Ivan Chukarov D Worcester (ECHL) 1 0 0 0
Marcus Davidsson F Djuragardens (SHL) 43 8 14 22
Casey Fitzgerald D Boston College (NCAA) 25 1 9 10
Vasily Glotov F Cincinnati (ECHL) 49 13 23 36
Miska Kukkonen D Lukko U20 (Jr. A SM-Liga) 1 0 0 0
Oskari Laaksonen D Ilves (Liiga) 39 3 17 20
Linus Lindstrand Cronholm D IK Pantern (Allsvenskan) 33 2 9 11
Brett Murray F Youngstown (USHL) 43 29 28 57
Philip Nyberg D UConn (NCAA) 31 0 3 3
Matej Pekar F Barrie (OHL) 33 14 22 36
Mattias Samuelsson D Western Michigan (NCAA) 26 5 7 12
Linus Weissbach F Wisconsin (NCAA) 20 5 12 17
Maxwell Willman F Boston University (NCAA) 29 1 5 6
William Worge Kreu D Linkoping J20 (SuperElit) 19 0 2 2
Goaltender Team (League) GP W L OTL SOL GAA SV% SO
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen Sudbury (OHL) 42 31 8 1 2 2.55 .919 5
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