Phantoms go streaking, winning all 3 games last week
- 4-0 WIN vs. Hartford Wolf Pack (11/2)
- 4-2 WIN vs. Providence Bruins (11/4)
- 6-4 WIN vs. Springfield Thunderbirds (11/5)
The Phantoms get another lop-sided win against Hartford (who they beat 5-1 on 10/28). Anthony Stolarz was in goal and recorded his first shutout of the season and first in two years (he had none in 15/16). Moorestown New Jersey Native T.J. Brennan got the scoring started with his 3rd goal. Cole Bardreau followed up with his 1st of the season at the end of the 1st. Corban Knight (2) and Mark Zengerle (3) rounded out the scoring in the game.
Stolarz got the start again on Friday and was quite good, stopping 27 of 29 shots en route to the victory. He was supported by power play goals from Mark Zengelre (4) and Greg Carey (4). Nicolas Aube-Kubel notched his 2nd of the season in the 2nd period and Scott Laughton, on conditioning assignment following his LTIR stint, capped things off with an empty net goal in the final minute of the game.
The Phantoms gave the 8,000 strong crowd at the PPL Center quite a show on Saturday, rallying from down 4-2 to win the game. Danick Martel made his return after a scary knee-to-knee hit that sidelined him for a couple games with his 4th goal of the season. The LHV powerplay was on point in the game, going 3 for 7, getting goals from Carey (5 & 6) and Taylor Leier (1), with the latter tying the game. With the game tied, Colin McDonald (5) put the Phantoms ahead and Chris Connor (2) provided the empty netter to seal the victory.
Travis Sanheim (D): 2 assists, 5 shots
2014 1st Round Pick, 17th overall
With another two assists, that gives Sanheim 6 helpers on the season. His first AHL goal of the season eludes him.
Taylor Leier (LW): 1 goal, 2 assists, 4 shots, 2 PIM
2012 4th Round Pick, 117th overall
Leier finally gets his first goal after an 8-game drought to begin the season. He has 7 points in 9 games.
Jordan Weal (C): 3 assists, 5 shots
2010 3rd Round Pick, 70th overall (LA Kings)
Weal has 12 points in 9 games (3 G, 9 A) and we are beginning to see why he has been such a dominant AHL player the last couple seasons. He is still just 24 and you hope is given a chance at the NHL-level.
Robert Hagg (D): 1 assist, 4 shots, 2 PIM
2013 2nd Round Pick, 41st overall
Hagg got his first point of the season, a secondary assist on Aube-Kubel’s goal against Providence. Unfortunately on Saturday, he took puck to the visor and had to exit the game.
Nicolas Aube-Kubel (RW): 1 goal, 1 assist, 4 shots
2014 2nd Round Pick, 48th overall
The two point weekend now gives Aube-Kubel 3 points in his last 4 games after starting the season a bit slow.
Anthony Stolarz (G): 3 GP, .943 SV%, 1 shutout
2012 2nd Round Pick, 45th overall
Stolarz holds a .928 SV% on the season with a 2.44 GAA. The SV% is good for 14th best in the league and has only climbed after this past weekend. He is also just 1 win off the league-lead.
Notable Canadian junior performers this weekend
Connor Bunnaman (C/LW), Kitchner Rangers (OHL)
2016 4th Round Pick, 109th overall
Bunnaman has 13 points (7 G, 6 A) in 15 games this season, which puts him 4th on the team. His 7 goals are good for 3rd most of the Rangers, behind Jeremy Bracco (2015, TOR) and Adam Mascherin (2016, FLA).
- 11/2 - 1 assist, 3 shots, 2 PIM, 5 for 19 FOW
- 11/4 - 0 shots, 1 for 5 FOW
- 11/5 - 1 assist, 2 for 2 FOW
Anthony Salinitri (C), Sarnia Sting (OHL)
2016 6th Round Pick, 172nd overall
Salinitri continues to excel in his 3rd OHL season, racking up 19 points (8 G, 11 A) in 16 games (3rd on the team).
- 11/2 - 5 shots, 5 for 10 FOW
- 11/4 - 1 assist, 2 shots, 7 PIM, 5 for 10 FOW
- 11/5 - 1 goal, 4 shots, 4 PIM, 7 for 16 FOW
Carter Hart (G), Everett Silvertips (WHL)
2016 2nd Round Pick, 48th overall
The Carter Hart hype-train continues to roll and we are now accepting any aboard. With a minimum of 3 games played, Hart leads the WHL in GAA (1.89) and is 3rd in overall save percentage (.926). The 18 year old is poised for an excellent season.
- 11/2 - 1 GA, 27 saves
- 11/5 - DNP
Carson Twarynski (LW), Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
2016 3rd Round Pick, 82nd overall
Twarynski is heating up, depositing 5 goals in his last 5 games. He has 6 goals on the season and 0 assists.
- 11/4 - 2 goals
- 11/5 - 0 points
Samuel Dove-McFalls (C), Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
2015 4th Round Pick, 98 overall
Dove-McFalls has also picked up the pace of late with 5 points in his last 5 games, giving him 10 points (3 G, 7 A) in 17 games this season.
- 11/1 - 1 assist, 2 shots, 3 for 6 FOW
- 11/4 - 2 assists, 4 shots, 2 PIM, 3 for 4 FOW
- 11/6 - 6 shots, 2 for 8 FOW
Philippe Myers (D), Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
Undrafted Free Agent
Myers returns after missing 6 games due to a concussion and didn’t shy away from the contact. Hopefully all is okay from here on out and is able to participate for Team QMJHL in the CHL/Russian Series this month.
- 11/5 - 5 shots, 2 PIM, 3 hits
CHL Notes: Pascal Laberge remains out of the Victoriaville lineup since October 15 because of a concussion.
Notable European performances this week
The SHL, KHL, Czech and various other European Leagues took a break from regular season action for their young stars to participate in the U20 4 Nations Tournament this past week. Linus Högberg, Felix Sandström and David Bernhardt competed for Team Sweden, Mikhail Vorobyov for Team Russia and David Kase for Team Czech Republic. H/T to Alex Appleyard to compiling this information as some of it is not yet posted on the tournament website (but seriously, give Alex a follow for his Euro League Flyers prospect updates):
- Felix Sandström (G) - 2 GP, 2 wins, .898 SV%
- Linus Högberg (D) - 3 GP, 1 goal 1 assist
- David Bernhardt (D) - 3 GP, 1 assist
- Mikhail Vorobyov (C) - 3 GP, 3 assists
- David Kase (C) - 1 goal, 2 assists
Notable college performances this weekend
Mark Friedman (D), Bowling Green State University
2014 3rd Round Pick, 86th overall
It was a quiet weekend for Friedman who stayed off the scoresheet and saw his team fall to 2-8-1 on the season. The 20 year old defenseman has 5 points (2 G, 3 A) in 9 games so far in his junior season.
11/4 - no points
11/5 - no points, 4 PIM
Wade Allison (RW), Western Michigan University
2016 2nd Round Pick, 52nd overall
Allison picks up his 4th goal of the season and first since 10/14 against Bowling Green State when he had a 2-goal effort. He now has 6 points (4 G, 2 A) in 8 games.
11/4 - 2 shots, 2 PIM
11/5 - 1 goal, 2 shots, 0 for 1 FOW, 2 PIM
Merrick Madsen (G), Harvard University
2013 6th Round Pick, 162th overall
Madsen gets both starts last weekend and plays to a tie on Friday and gets the win on Saturday. He has a 1.47 GAA and .931 SV% through 4 games (3-0-1).
- 11/4 - 1 GA, 14 saves
- 11/5 - 3 GA, 20 saves
Tanner Laczynski (C), Ohio State University
2016 6th Round Pick, 169th overall
Laczynski continues to lead the team with 12 points (3 G, 9 A) in OSU’s 9 games this season. This is his freshman season after 2 full years in the USHL.
- 11/4 - 1 assist, 5 shots
- 11/5 - 7 shots, 2 PIM
Terrance Amorosa (D), Clarkson University
2013 5th Round Pick, 132nd overall
Amorosa makes his 2016-17 debut after sitting out the beginning of the season with an injury. This is the 21 year old’s 3rd season with Clarkson. Last year he put up an impressive 16 points in 27 games.
- 11/5 - 2 assists
NCAA Notes: Matej Tomek saw some time in the exhibition opener for UND, but has sat behind junior Cam Johnson in every regular season game this year. Cooper Marody was deemed academically ineligible and won’t be able to play this fall, missing roughly half the season. Look for updates on Marody when he returns this spring.