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Flyers prospect report: York starts season on a high note

Jack St. Ivany’s season is over before it began.

COLLEGE HOCKEY: JAN 31 Ohio State at Michigan Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Welcome to BSH’s weekly prospect update, where we will be serving up stats and insight on what our homegrown players have been up to. This will include prospects in Canadian Juniors (BCHL, OHL, QMJHL & WHL), Europe (SHL, KHL), and NCAA college hockey. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments.

Prospects playing in Canadian junior

Elliot Desnoyers (LW), Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
2020 5th Round Pick, 135th overall

  • 11/13 - 2 assists, 4 shots on goal, 21/37 on faceoffs.
  • 11/14 - 4 shots on goal, 1 hit, 14/31 on faceoffs.

After he recorded his third straight multi-point game with two assists on Friday in a 7-6 shootout loss to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan Desnoyers failed to produce a tally on Saturday in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Saint John Sea Dogs. Saturday was only the fourth time in 14 tilts this season where he failed to post a goal or an assist, as he is up to 11 goals and 11 helpers on the year.

Prospects playing in Europe

Adam Ginning (LHD), Farjestad BK (SHL)
2018 2nd Round Pick, 50th overall

Despite the fact he never broke 11 minutes of ice time in any of Farjestad BK’s three games this week, Ginning still managed to record a point. With a secondary assist in a 5-0 win over Djurgardens IF in Farjestad BK’s most recent game Ginning snapped a nine-game point drought to give him two assists, seven shots on goal, and four penalty minutes in 14 appearances this year averaging 5:59 of ice time a night.

Olle Lycksell (F), Farjestad BK (SHL)
2017 6th Round Pick, 168th overall

The forward has hit a bit of a rough patch, as his point drought has now reached six games. To make matters worse he hasn’t seen over 8:11 of ice time in any of his last five outings and has only put one shot on net in his last six tilts. Lycksell is 13th in scoring on Farjestad BK with two goals and two apples for four tallies in 15 games.

German Rubtsov (C), HK Sochi (KHL)
2016 1st Round Pick, 22nd overall

  • 11/10 - 1 assist, 2 shots on goal, 3/13 on faceoffs.
  • 11/12 - 4/8 on faceoffs.
  • 11/14 - 2 penalty minutes, 7/11 on faceoffs

With a heavy workload this week Rubtsov managed to increase his point total on the season, but is still looking to end his goal drought. He now has five points in 19 games with only one goal to his credit, has he’s now gone 13 games without a goal and two games without a shot on net.

Samuel Ersson (G), Brynas IF (SHL)
2018 5th Round Pick, 143rd overall

  • 11/12 - 30 saves on 33 shots against, loss
  • 11/14 - 10 saves on 14 shots against, loss

Ersson had a pretty rough week at the office. After a 4-1 loss to Rogle BK where he made 30 saves, Ersson was pulled just 20 minutes into a 7-2 defeat at the hands of the Malmo Redhawks after he allowed four goals on 14 shots. The 2018 draft pick is 3-5-1 on the year with an .893 save percentage and 3.49 goals against average.

Maxim Sushko (RW), Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
2017 4th Round Pick, 107th overall

  • 11/11 - 2 hits
  • 11/13 - 2 shots on goal, 2 hits, 1/1 on faceoffs
  • 11/15 - 1 shot on goal, 2 penalty minutes, 3 hits

Although Sushko had an active week with seven hits in three contests he failed to find the scoresheet. He still only has one point on the season (a goal) and has now gone 13 straight appearances without recording a tally.

Ivan Fedotov (G), Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL)
2015 7th Round Pick, 188th overall

  • 11/10 - 29 saves on 30 shots against, win
  • 11/12 - 25 saves on 26 shots against, win
  • 11/14 - Did not play

Traktor Chelyabinsk won all three of their games this week and Fedotov was a big part of two of them. After he allowed just one goal against in a 2-1 overtime victory against Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Fedotov pulled his club to another 2-1 decision two days later against Ak Bars Kazan. He’s won all of his last three appearances allowing a total of three goals against in 182:43 and is up to a .945 save percentage on the season.

Matej Tomek (G), SaiPa (Liiga)
2015 3rd Round Pick, 90th overall

  • 11/10 - Did not play
  • 11/13 - 18 saves on 21 shots against, loss
  • 11/14 - Did not play

Tomek was only in net for one of SaiPa’s three contests this week and failed to find the win column. With a .857 save percentage in his lone appearance the goaltender has posted below a .900 save percentage in each of his last three tilts, as he now has an .899 save percentage and 2.83 goals against average through six contests this year.

David Kase (LW/RW), HC Energie Karlovy Vary (Czech Tipsport Extraliga)
2015 5th Round Pick, 128th overall

  • 11/9 - Did not play
  • 11/11 - 1 assist, 4 shots on goal, 5/19 on faceoffs
  • 11/15 - 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots on goal, 6/15 on faceoffs

After he missed HC Energie Karlovy Vary’s first game of the week, Kase played a team-high 20:34 in their win on Wednesday while providing three points and seven shots on net in his last two matches. He’s up to one goal and five assists in 2020-21 for six points in six games.

Felix Sandstrom (G), Vasterviks IK (HockeyAllsvenskan)
2015 3rd Round Pick, 70th overall

  • 11/11 - Did not play
  • 11/13 - 26 saves on 30 shots against, loss
  • 11/15 - Did not play

Sandstrom’s week could have gone a little better, as he sat for two of Vasterviks IK’s contests and then posted an .867 save percentage in a 4-0 loss to Vasteras IK. The loss drops the Swedish netminder to 1-4-0 on the year despite the fact he has a .921 save percentage and 2.74 goals against average.

Marcus Westfalt (C), Vasterviks IK (HockeyAllsvenskan)
2018 7th Round Pick, 205th overall

  • 11/11 - 1 assist, 12/16 on faceoffs
  • 11/13 - 9/16 on faceoffs
  • 11/15 - 2 penalty minutes, 10/15 on faceoffs

With an assist this week Westfalt is now up to two goals on 16 shots and one assist for three tallies through 15 tilts. He also has seven hits while averaging 14:25 of ice time a night.

Linus Hogberg (LHD), HC Vita Hasten (HockeyAllsvenkan)
2016 5th Round Pick, 139th overall

Hogberg and HC Vita Hasten only had one game this week, as the blue liner had the lone assist on one of captain Emil Lundberg’s goals in a three-goal performance. The Flyers’ prospect led his team with 24:13 of ice time in the victory and played 3:47 more than his closest teammate. Hogberg is up to nine points, 14 shots on goal, and eight penalty minutes in 13 games this season averaging 20:17 ice time a night.

Kirill Ustimenko (G), HK Gomel (Belarusian Extraleague A)
2017 3rd Round Pick, 80th overall

Despite the fact HK Gomel had three games scheduled the club only participated in two contests, both of which Ustimekno did not play in. The Belarusian netminder has a .910 save percentage in two appearances so far.

Prospects playing in NCAA

Cam York (LHD), University of Michigan (Big Ten)
2019 1st Round Pick, 14th overall

  • 11/14 - 1 goal, 2 assists, 6 shots on net, 2 penalty minutes
  • 11/15 - 5 shots on goal, 3 blocked shots

York and the Wolverines opened their 2020-21 campaign with back-to-back wins over the Arizona State University Sun Devils. The Flyers’ 2019 pick had a three-point performance in Saturday’s 8-1 shellacking before he threw five shots on net and denied three ASU attempts in a 3-0 victory last night. Michigan has another back-to-back on Thursday and Friday against the University of Wisconsin.

Bryce Brodzinski (RW), University of Minnesota (Big Ten)
2019 7th Round Pick, 196th overall

Brodzinski and the rest of the Golden Gophers start their season with back-to-back games against the Penn State Nittany Lions on Thursday and Friday. The Flyers’ late-round pick had seven goals and five apples for 12 points last year in his 37-game freshman campaign.

Jack St. Ivany (RHD), Yale University (ECAC)
2018 4th Round Pick, 112th overall

Unfortunately for St. Ivany and the rest of the Bulldogs the Ivy League has cancelled all winter sports due to COVID-19 concerns. The 2018 pick was heading into his junior season after he posted 16 points in 32 tilts last season.