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Flyers prospect report: CHL and SHL playoff action gets underway

Regular season or playoffs, it doesn’t matter to Morgan Frost

2016 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Phantoms update:

3/23 - 5-4 OT LOSS
3/24 - 6-1 LOSS

Philippe Myers (D): 2 GP, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 shots, 2 PIM
Undrafted Free Agent

This weekend was just his second multi-game point-streak of the season since a two-game stretch back on 10/28 - 11/03. The rookie defender has 21 points (5 G, 16 A) in 50 games.

Mark Friedman (D): 1 GP, 1 assist, 2 shots
2014 3rd Round Pick, 86th overall

Friedman picked up his 12th assist of the season on Friday. He has 14 points in 58 GP.

Danick Martel (RW): 2 GP, 1 goal, 2 shots, 4 PIM
Undrafted Free Agent

With 23 goals, Martel sets a new professional record for himself. He is 5 goals behind team-leader Greg Carey, though has played in 13 less games.

Mikhail Vorobyev (C): 2 GP, 1 assist, 1 shot
2015 4th Round Pick, 104th overall

In his last 11 games, Vorobyev has put up 3 goals and 7 assists. That ain’t bad for a 20 year old Russian playing in his first year of North American hockey. Overall he has 26 points (8 G, 18 A) in 52 games.

Cole Bardreau (C): 2 GP, 1 assist, 3 shots, 2 PIM
Undrafted Free Agent

It wouldn’t be a Bardreau week without another point, would it? Since returning in mid-January from injury, Bardreau has 7 goals and 15 assists in 31 games.

Phantoms Notes: Samuel Morin (D) and Mike Vecchione (C) remain out with injuries. Nicolas Aubé-Kubel is sitting out another two-game suspension for an illegal hit.

Notable Canadian junior performers this week:

Connor Bunnaman (C/LW), Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
2016 4th Round Pick, 109th overall

  • 3/23 - 1 shot, 4 for 7 FOW
  • 3/25 - 2 shots, 2 PIM, 6 for 9 FOW

Bunnaman extended his 5-game pointless streak into the post-season. Kitchener won both of their games against Guelph this week to take a 2-0 series lead in the first round of the OHL playoffs.

Anthony Salinitri (LW/C), Sarnia Sting (OHL)
2016 6th Round Pick, 172nd overall

  • 3/23 - 1 goal, 8 shots, 1 for 3 FOW
  • 3/24 - 0 shots, 2 for 2 FOW

Sarnia split their two home games with Windsor as they travel to Windsor for games 3 and 4. Salinitri first goal of the playoffs came in a losing effort on Friday.

Morgan Frost (C), Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
2017 1st Round Pick, 27th overall

  • 3/23 - 1 assist, 2 shots, 2 PIM, 8 for 14 FOW
  • 3/25 - 2 goals, 1 assist, 6 shots, 2 PIM, 7 for 15 FOW

The Greyhounds picked up right where they left off, sweeping both of their games this weekend. That Frost character also seemed to do pretty well, huh? Not that he needs to prove anymore this season for a legitimate shot in Flyers camp, but it will be an exciting ride to see how he fares in these playoffs. Also a reminder that Frost is fun to watch.

Isaac Ratcliffe (LW), Guelph Storm (OHL)
2017 2nd Round Pick, 35th overall

As previously mentioned, Guelph lost their first two games of the series. This was Ratcliffe’s first playoff goal as he has never previously made the playoffs with Guelph his last two seasons.

Matthew Strome (LW), Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL)
2017 4th Round Pick, 106th overall

  • 3/22 - 1 goal, 2 assists, 4 shots, 2 PIM
  • 3/25 - 1 assist, 4 shots

Hamilton split their first two games of the series with the Ottawa 67’s. They travel to Ottawa for these next two games of the series. You can check out his goal here.

Maksim Sushko (RW), Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
2017 4th Round Pick, 107th overall

  • 3/22 - 1 goal, 3 shots, 2 PIM, 0 for 1 FOW
  • 3/24 - 2 shots

Owen Sound takes the first two games of the series vs. the London Knights. Sushko’s goal on Thursday was the eventual game-winning goal.

Carsen Twarynski (LW), Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
2016 3rd Round Pick, 82nd overall

  • 3/22 - 3 shots, 0 for 3 FOW
  • 3/24 - 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 shots, 2 for 4 FOW

It was a wild one in Kelowna this week. They lost their first game 5-0 on Thursday and then followed it up with a 9-7 loss Saturday. They will have to lick their wounds as they travel to play the next two games of the series in Kennewick against the Tri-City Americans. You can watch Twarynski’s goal here.

Carter Hart (G), Everett Silvertips (WHL)
2016 2nd Round Pick, 48th overall

  • 3/23 - 1 GA, 25 saves
  • 3/24 - 5 GA, 28 saves

Everett splits their two opening home games of the series to the Seattle Thunderbirds. Hart with an uncharacteristically bad game on Saturday. Hart gave up more than 3 goals in a game just once all regular season.

Pascal Laberge (C), Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
2016 2nd Round Pick, 36th overall

  • 3/24 - 2 assists, 4 shots, 1 for 2 FOW
  • 3/25 - 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 shots, 2 for 4 FOW

Guys, Laberge might be back. He pulls of this nasty slapper for his first goal of the playoffs. However, Quebec was only able to split these first two games as they head to Charlottetown for the next 3 games.

German Rubtsov (C), Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL)
2016 1st Round Pick, 22nd overall

  • 3/23 - 1 assist, 4 shots, 2 PIM, 1 for 3 FOW
  • 3/24 - 2 shots, 9 for 12 FOW

Rubtsov and Co. also split their first two games of the series. Rubtsov is playing his old squad Chicoutimi.

Notable European performers this week

Linus Högberg (D), Växjö Lakers HC (SHL)
2016 5th Round Pick, 139th overall

  • 3/20 - 1 assist, 1 shot, 10:53 TOI
  • 3/22 - 1 shot, 15:25 TOI
  • 3/24 - 4 shots, 16:14 TOI

Högberg gets his first playoff point as Växjö battles Brynäs in this opening round of the SHL playoffs. Växjö is up 3-1 in the series with the potential clincher being played on 3/26 (with games on 3/28 and 3/30 if necessary).

David Bernhardt (D), Djurgårdens IF (SHL)
2016 7th Round Pick, 199th overall

No exact word on why Bernhardt has missed these last two games. Djurgårdens is up 3-1 in their series vs. Linkoping, so hopefully if this is injury-related he can return to the lineup if they advance.

Notable NCAA and USHL performers this week:

Tanner Laczynski (C), Ohio State University
2016 6th Round Pick, 169th overall

  • 3/24 - 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots
  • 3/25 - 1 assist, 0 shots

Big weekend for Laczynski and OSU as they advance in both of their games on Saturday (vs. Princeton) and Sunday (vs. Denver). They will play University Minnesota-Duluth on Thursday in the Frozen Four! Check our Tanner’s goal here.

Brendan Warren (LW), University of Michigan
2015 3rd Round Pick, 81st overall

  • 3/24 - 0 shots, 2 PIM
  • 3/25 - 1 goal, 2 shots

You may have noticed it’s just Warren getting the U of Mich update as Cooper Marody was traded last week (Marody has a combined 2 goals and 1 assists in both of these games). Michigan advanced vs. Northeastern (Saturday) and Boston U. (Sunday). They play Notre Dame in the Frozen Four, with the possibility of playing Laczynski and OSU in the NCAA Championship game. You can check out Warren’s goal.

Terrance Amorosa (D), Clarkson University
2013 5th Round Pick, 132nd overall

  • 3/23 - 1 shot, 2 PIM

Amorosa and Clarkson played Providence College in the opening round of the NCAA playoffs. Unfortunately they lost the game 1-0, thus ending Amorosa’s collegiate career. Now he plays the waiting game to see if he can get a contract from the Flyers before the August deadline.

Noah Cates (LW), Omaha Lancers (USHL)
2017 5th Round Pick, 137th overall

  • 3/22 - 0 shots
  • 3/23 - 1 goal, 4 shots, 2 PIM
  • 3/25 - 3 shots, 4 PIM

Cates gets his 19th goal, giving him 47 points in 53 games this season. He is 2nd in points for the Lancers.

Matej Tomek (G), Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
2015 3rd Round Pick, 90th overall

  • 3/23 - 3 GA, 19 saves

A little Jekkyl and Hyde from Tomek as he keeps exchanging exceptional and disappointing starts. He has a .902 SV% in 27 games for Waterloo.