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In today’s issue, you’ll learn about how Cody Eakin’s big night fell on Cody Eakin bobblehead night. You’ll despair in the troubles Dmitri Orlov’s club is having. And you’ll want to send a care package to Greg Burke as he recovers from the kissing disease.
Prospect Watch’s Three Stars
- Caleb Herbert
- Brett Flemming
- Cody Eakin
Brandon Anderson, G, Lethbridge Hurricanes, WHL
Stats: 6 GP, 148 Sv, 19 GA, 347:34 TOI
Anderson’s play has fallen off since last month. He has been ill and missed two Canes games. Anderson played poorly in his first game back after allowing 4 goals after 40 minutes on only a few shots. Otherwise, he has delivered 30-save games in 12 of 16 games this season. After the loss to the Wheat Kings he was named 3rd star.
Greg Burke, LW, New Hampshire University Wildcats, NCAA
Stats: 2 GP, 0 G, 1 A, E, 0 PIM
The Wildcats’ sophomore is off to a slow start due to a myriad of injuries. After coming back from a leg injury, he has been sidelined for 3-4 weeks with mononucleosis. “He played very well, and now he’s out,” Wildcats coach Duck Umile said. “We found out Monday afternoon. Someone else will have to step in. I haven’t made my decision on who that will be yet.”
Samuel Carrier, Lewiston MAINEiacs, QMJHL
Stats: Stats: 5 GP, 0 G, 2 A, +3, 2 PIM
Kirill Kabanov made his long anticpated debut in a MAINEacs jersey, however it didn’t help Carrier on the scoresheet. Sam had two assists including one while shorthanded. That’s his second PK point this year.
Phil DeSimone, C, New Hampshire University Wildcats, NCAA
Stats: 4 GP, 1 G, 2 A, E, 0 PIM
DeSimone had 14 shots on goal over the last few weeks and two multipoint games. He is the #1 pivot for the ‘Cats, who are ranked 7th in the latest USCHO rankings. DeSimone is tied for the lead in the team’s scoring with 10 points in 9 games.
Highlights vs UMASS: (Goal @ 0:45, assist @ 0:15)
Dan Dunn, G, St. Cloud State University Huskies, NCAA
Stats: 1 GP, 18 Sv, 3 GA, 59:38 TOI
The Huskies’ goalie missed three straight games, and it looks like Mike Lee is now the #1 netminder for the Huskies after weeks of struggling with Dunn.
Cody Eakin, C, Swift Current Broncos, WHL
Stats: 5 GP, 2 G, 4 A, -2, 4 PIM
Cody did not play in every game this period. This time he had a rest during the game against the Winterhawks. Three days after he came back, he had an assist. Then he got the OTGWG on the Cody Eakin Bobblehead night to extend his 7-game point streak. He was named a captain of the WHL team set to play against Russia in the last game of the Superseries.
Brett Flemming, D, Mississauga Majors, OHL
Stats: 7 GP, 0 G, 5 A, +10, 14 PIM
The Majors crashed their opponents, earning 13 points over their last seven games. Flemming had as many points in those 7 as in the previous 13. Brett and the Majors had a decent defense helping him get a plus-10 rating in the period and become #1 in the OHL in plus/minus.
Stanislav Galiev, LW, St John Sea Dogs, QMJHL
Stats: Stats: 4 GP, 1 G, 3 A, +2, 0 PIM
We can say the same things about Stan as we said in the previous report. His Sea Dogs played well, winning 3 of 4 contests and even crashing the Remparts (one of the best teams in QMJHL). Now he has 18 points (10G, 8A) in 19 games and finally a positive rating (plus-2). Also Stan played one game for Team Russia in the Superseries, but had only one shot on goal.
Highlights vs Quebec Remparts:
Andrew Glass, LW, Boston University Terriers, NCAA
Stats: 1 GP, 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
The Terriers won all four of their games over the last two weeks and are unbeaten this season (including exhibition and non-conference games): 7 wins, 1 tie. According to our reports, Glass is locked-in as the fourth line left wing after some shifts at RW during the non-conference games.
Highlights vs UMASS (Glass’s goal @ 2:22)
Philipp Grubauer, G, Kingston Frontenacs, OHL
Stats: 5 GP, 150 Sv, 14 GA, 303:39 TOI
He played well averaging 2.77 GA and saving 91.4% of the shots he saw (a little better than his season average). His best game was a match against the Frontenacs’ rival and Gru’s former club, the Belleville Bulls. He allowed two goals in the first but was perfect after, saving on 37 shots (including OT). In the shootout, he won the game for the Frontenacs. He’s now 3-0 in shootouts.
Caleb Herbert, С, Sioux City Musketeers, USHL
Stats: 4 GP, 2 G, 2 A, N/A, 6 PIM
Team USA won the Junior A Challenge tournament in Penticton as Hebert recorded points in every game but the final. Herbert is among 37 players who recorded 3 points or more in this tournament (4 official games as first game against Canada West was unofficial). The Musketeers’ next game will be played on 11/19.
Evgeny Kuznetsov, RW, Traktor Chelyabinsk, KHL
Stats: 2 GP, 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
Before the hiatus for the EuroHockeyTour tournament in Finland, Kuznetsov’s Traktor got shut out in two straight games. The KHL’s toughest team (and maybe also the worst team) destroyed Traktor then Ovechkin’s Dynamo got a solid win over guys from Chelyabinsk. Kuznetsov had about 9 minutes of TOI in each game (down from 17).
Nick Larson, C, Minnesota University Golden Gophers, NCAA
Stats: 0 GP, 0 G, 0 A, E, 0 PIM
Pride on Ice blog wrote about Nick’s injury: “Larson took a puck to the ankle in practice several weeks ago and has been out of the lineup since. Larson is a solid third/fourth line forward who logs a lot of ice time on the penalty kill. Larson may be back for the Wisconsin series, but if not, he’ll definitely be back after the bye week following their weekend set against the Badgers.”
Garrett Mitchell, RW, Regina Pats, WHL
Stats: 6 GP, 2 G, 1 A, +1, 21 PIM
The Pats had a rough start to November, winning only one of their six contests. Garrett didn’t score a lot, but he did earn a lot of PIMs. In one of the games, he was close to the Gordie Howe hat trick, but didn’t notch the goal. In his four most recent games, he had only one point and 2 PIM’s.
Dmitri Orlov, D, Metallurg Novokuznetsk, KHL
Stats: 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 2, 2 PIM
Before the EuroHockeyTour, the KHL schedule included three of Kuznya’s games. Orlov didn’t help much, and Metallurg is dead last in the KHL with only 19 points in 25 games. The Good: Orlov was interviewed by our friends at RussianProspect.com.
Patrick Wey, D, Boston College Eagles, NCAA
Stats: 4 GP, 0 G, 0 A, E, 2 PIM
The Eagles d-man provides defensive value while being non-existent on offense. The Pittsburgh native (uh oh) is scoreless in 9 of 10 outings.