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Flyers prospect report: the World Junior Championship has started

German Rubtsov had a strong week in the KHL.

United States v Austria: Preliminary Round Group B - 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Codie McLachlan/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 World Junior Championship

Team USA
After they dropped their opening game to Team Russia 5-3, Team U.S.A. rebounded with an 11-0 shellacking of Team Austria to win one of their first two games at the World Junior Championship. Cam York has a goal and two helpers so far, while Bobby Brink has an assist to his credit.

Team Sweden
Emil Andrae played all of 6:30 in Team Sweden’s lone contest so far, which was a 7-1 win over the Czech Republic.

Prospects playing in the OHL

The OHL announced this week that they are pushing back their target date of February 4th meaning we’ll have to wait even longer to see Tyson Foerster (Barrie Colts), Zayde Wisdom (Kingston Frontenacs), and Mason Millman return to action.

Prospects playing in Europe

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

  • 12/26 - 1 goal, 3 shots on goal, 1 hit

Ginning made his 20:53 of work this week count, as he accumulated his second goal of 2020-21 and his second in his last eight appearances. The blue liner has registered six points in his last 10 games in the midst of a seven-point, 23-contest campaign.

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

After he failed to record a point in his only tilt this week, Lycksell is up to seven points (three goals) and 24 shots on net through 23 games this season.

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

Brynas IF had to make a few tweaks to their schedule thanks to COVID and have only played two games all of December. Tonight’s game against the Malmo Redhawks is their first contest since December 5th.

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

  • 12/21 - 2 assists, 1 shot on goal, 5/13 on faceoffs
  • 12/23 - 1 assist, 6/9 on faceoffs
  • 12/25 - 1 shot on goal, 3/10 on faceoffs

Rubtsov pieced together one of his better weeks of the season, as he produced three points in three outings. With a pair of multi-point performances and five tallies in his last five games, the former first-rounder is up to 10 points in 33 games for HK Sochi in 2020-21.

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

Sushko’s slide continues, as he accrued three hits in two games before missing Dinamo Minsk’s most recent contest. He’s up to three points in 28 games this season while currently on a six-game point drought and has just two points in his last 25 appearances.

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

  • 12/22 - 28 saves on 30 shots against, win
  • 12/24 - Did not play
  • 12/26 - Did not play

After he watched Team Russia take home the Channel One Cup (didn’t play in any of the nation’s three games in the tournament), Fedotov returned to KHL action this week with an impressive win against Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg. The 2015 pick is 9-4-1 this season with a .927 save percentage, 1.99 goals against average, and one shutout.

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

Tomek hasn’t played in a Liiga game since November 13th.

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

  • 12/21 - 1 assist, 1 shot on goal, 2 blocked shots, 2 penalty minutes, 4/10 on faceoffs
  • 12/23 - 2 assist, 2 shots on goal, 1 blocked shot, 12/22 on faceoffs

After he failed to produce a single point in Team Czech Republic’s poor showing in the Channel One Cup (finished fourth in the four-nation tournament), Kase returned to the Czech Tipsport Extraliga with three assists in two games. With six points in his last four outings with HC Energie Karlovy Vary the forward has 19 points (five goals) in 20 tilts in 2020-21.

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

Westfalt and Vasterviks IK didn’t play this week due to a COVID scare.

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

With a shot on goal this week Hogberg has 43 shots on net through 25 games this season. The defenseman has two goals and 10 assists while averaging 21:09 of work a night for HC Vita Hasten.