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Pu posts 9 points in 1st round of OHL playoffs as Kingston advances

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Two Canadian Hockey League prospects will continue playing this week, including a Western Hockey League defenseman who will take part in an always-exciting Game 7 on Tuesday.

Meanwhile in Sweden, one Swedish Hockey League forward moves on to gain semifinal round experience while two others saw their seasons end and will now skate for Team Sweden this week in preparation for the 2018 IIHF World Championship.

 

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Seasons end for NCAA prospects as CHL, European playoff action continues

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

The 2018 NCAA Men's Division-I Ice Hockey Tournament began Friday, and by the time the weekend was done so too were all four Sabres prospects participating in the chase for the title.

Defenseman Will Borgen (2015, fourth round) assisted on his team's only goal Friday as top overall seed St. Cloud State was upset by Air Force 4-1 in the NCAA West Regional Semifinal.

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Borgen, Peterson enter NCAA tournament as top seed with St. Cloud State

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Four Sabres prospects find themselves in the hunt to bring a title back to their respective campuses as the brackets were released Sunday for the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. While the others play on, one thought to have a good chance to continue the season entering the weekend was ultimately left on the outside looking in.

Defenseman William Borgen (2015, fourth round) and senior forward Judd Peterson (2012, seventh round) will play key roles for a St. Cloud State club that earned the top overall seed and No. 1 seed in the West Regional. 

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Hagel has big weekend while Olofsson claims SHL goal-scoring title

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Brandon Hagel (2016, sixth round) maintained the hot hand last week, snagging a goal and two assists Friday and logging a fighting major to complete the Gordie Howe hat trick in Red Deer's 4-1 win over Lethbridge.

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Hagel on point-per-game pace for Red Deer since return from injury

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

It has been at times a tough season to navigate, but Red Deer Rebels forward Brandon Hagel (2016, sixth round) has himself back on the map as a peak performer after capturing nine points last week.

Hagel erupted for a four-assist effort Monday, the second four-helper game of his WHL career, to boost Red Deer to a 4-0 victory at Prince George.

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Olofsson continues to fill the net for Frolunda

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Sharp-shooting winger Victor Olofsson (2014, seventh round) connected for a pair of power-play goals on Thursday while skating for a career high 21:32 as Frolunda HC was doubled by Skelleftea AIK 4-2.

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Bryson nets multi-goal game for Providence

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Providence College defenseman Jacob Bryson (2017, fourth round) produced the first two-goal game of his collegiate career Saturday in the Friars 4-3 loss at Vermont. 

The sophomore got Providence on the board just 3:28 into the opening frame when he intercepted a pass inside the blue line and waltzed in to bury a wrist shot on the blocker side to make it a 1-0 game.

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Glotov extends goal-scoring streak to 6 games for Shawinigan

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

When Vasily Glotov (2016, seventh round) was traded last offseason from the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles to the Shawinigan Cataractes, his new club knew they were getting an offensive talent. While the Cataractes have been mired in last place in the 18-team league for most of the season, the Russian shooter has managed to exceed expectations as a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing campaign.

Glotov maintained his frenetic scoring pace Friday, getting to the slot to pot his 24th goal of the year as Shawinigan came up short in a 5-2 loss at Rimouski.

The marker extended Glotov's goal-scoring streak to six games while giving him points in eight consecutive outings. Both streaks were the longest of Glotov's two-year Quebec Major Junior Hockey League career.

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Budik remains hot for Prince Albert after stellar World Juniors showing

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Prince Albert Raiders defenseman Vojtech Budik (2016, fifth round) is putting together the most productive stretch of his Western Hockey League career on the heels of his rock-solid, five-assist showing with the Czech Republic at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

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Sabres prospects Olofsson, Glotov hit 20-goal mark

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Frolunda HC striker Victor Olofsson (2014, seventh round) continued to be a mainstay on Swedish Hockey League score sheets last week, notching four points in the week's two contests as the Indians won once and lost once.

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