The Philadelphia Flyers are on the upswing and so are their prospects.
Wade Allison recorded his second hat trick this season, Morgan Frost continued his point streak, Carter Hart is still unbeatable in net, and there are several under-the-radar prospects still producing.
Let’s get to it.
Wade Allison (Right Wing, Western Michigan)
2016 2nd round pick (52nd overall)
Wade Allison upped his game in a big way this weekend after having just one point in his previous three games.
Allison picked up an assist in Friday night’s 5-2 loss, but then played hero on Saturday. He got an assist on his team’s first goal, then scored three straight goals to complete the comeback. He scored his second late in the third to tie it up, then completed the comeback and natural hat trick with a breakaway goal in overtime.
Allison is now tied for third with 25 points, and tied for second with 14 goals. He is almost up to a point per game in his career, with 54 points (26 goals, 28 assists) in 55 games.
The Broncos will have just one game (December 28th) between now and January 12th for winter break.
Last week: 2 games, 3 goals, 2 assists, 5 point
Season total: 19 games, 14 goals, 11 assists, 25 points
Cooper Marody (Center, Michigan)
2016 6th round pick (158th overall)
Cooper Marody and Michigan were back in action this weekend after an exhibition match last week.
It was a tale of two games for both Michigan and Marody. He recorded three assists in a 4-0 win against Michigan State on Thursday night, but then Michigan was shut out on Friday night, 5-0
Marody now has 24 points this season, which ties him for sixth most in the NCAA.
Michigan will now be off until January for winter break.
Last week: 2 games, 0 goals, 3 assists, 3 points
Season total: 16 games, 4 goals, 20 assists, 24 points
Tanner Laczynski (Center, Ohio State)
2016 6th round pick (169th overall)
Tanner Laczynski had himself a solid weekend.
Laczynski scored in a 2-1 overtime win on Friday, then picked up a goal and an assist on Saturday to help Ohio State complete the two-game sweep of Minnesota.
Like Allison and Maroody, Laczynski is in the top ten in scoring as his 23 points tie him for eighth most in the nation. He remains above a point per game in his career with 55 points (18 goals, 37 assists) in 52 games.
Ohio State will now have three weeks off before their next game on December 29th.
Last week: 2 games, 2 goals, 1 assists, 3 points
Season total: 18 games, 8 goals, 15 assists, 23 points
Terrance Amorosa (Defenseman, Clarkson University)
2013 5th round pick (132nd overall)
Terrance Amorosa picked up two points this weekend.
Amorosa recorded two assists in a 4-2 win on Saturday night. Clarkson has now won 11 straight games.
He is tied for seventh among defenseman with 16 points in 19 games.
Clarkson will ride their winning streak into winter break as they’re now off until January.
Last week: 2 game, 0 goals, 2 assists, 2 points
Season total: 19 games, 4 goals, 12 assists, 16 points
Wyatt Kalynuk (Defenseman, Wisconsin)
2017 7th round pick (196th overall)
Wyatt Kalynuk is having an impressive freshman season.
He picked up an assist on both Friday and Saturday night, despite his team losing each contest.
Kalynuk is still right behind Amorosa with 15 points, tying him for the second most points by a freshman defenseman and tied for 12th among all defensemen.
Wisconsin is off until January 5th.
Last week: 2 games, 0 goals, 2 assists, 2 points
Season total: 21 games, 1 goal, 14 assists, 15 points
Morgan Frost (Center, Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds)
2017 1st round pick (27th overall)
Morgan Frost just keeps getting better.
Frost extended his multi-point streak to six on Wednesday, and then to seven on Friday, before being held to just one point on Sunday.
Frost made a few highlight-reel plays on Wednesday night for a goal and an assist, then picked up a secondary assist and empty-net goal on Friday night. He recorded a primary assist to extend his point streak to eight games in Sunday’s win.
He has 19 points (4 goals, 15 assists) during his eight-game point streak. He also has 32 points (10 goals, 22 assists) and is a +22 in 16 games during his team’s 17-game winning streak.
Frost is 3rd in the OHL with 47 points, 2nd with 32 assists, and 1st with a +33 rating.
Last week: 3 games, 2 goals, 3 assists, 5 points
Season total: 30 games, 15 goals, 32 assists, 47 points
Matthew Strome (Left Wing, Hamilton Bulldogs)
2017 4th round pick (106th overall)
Matthew Strome cooled off a bit this week.
He was a -4 in a 6-3 loss on Wednesday night, but scored a goal on Saturday and picked up an assist on Sunday.
Strome has five points (two goals, three assists) in five games in December.
Last week: 3 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points
Season total: 29 games, 15 goals, 16 assists, 31 points
Connor Bunnaman (Center, Kitchener Rangers)
2016 4th round pick (109th overall)
Connor Bunnaman got back to his scoring was after no points last weekend.
He picked up two assists on Tuesday, added another one on Friday, and then got two more on Sunday.
Bunnaman has points in three-straight games, 10 of his last 12, and 16 of his last 19 games.
Last week: 3 games, 0 goals, 5 assists, 5 points
Season total: 30 games, 14 goals, 16 assists, 30 points
Anthony Salinitri (Left Wing, Sarnia Sting)
2016 6th round pick (172nd overall)
Anthony Salinitri is having a solid season.
After three games without a point in late November, he scored on Wednesday night then picked up three assists on Friday night to extend his point-streak to four games. But that quickly came to an end on Saturday as he was held off the scoresheet once again.
Last week: 3 games, 1 goal, 3 assists, 4 points
Season total: 32 games, 13 goals, 16 assists, 29 points
Maksim Sushko (Right Wing, Owen Sound Attack)
2017 4th round pick (107th overall)
Maksim Sushko had a pretty good week.
He scored a goal on Friday night then scored again and added a primary assist on Saturday.
Sushko now has points in four of his last five games, with five goals and two assists over that span.
Last week: 2 games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points
Season total: 27 games, 16 goals, 10 assists, 26 points
Isaac Ratcliffe (Left Wing, Guelph Storm)
2017 2nd round pick (35th Overall)
Isaac Ratcliffe was having a good week up until Sunday.
He made a great stretch pass and showed off his hands for two primary assists on Wednesday night, then got two more assists on Friday. However, he was held off the scoresheet on Sunday and left the game after blocking a shot in the 2nd period.
Hopefully Ratcliffe is okay, but it looks like he could miss some time.
Last week: 3 games, 0 goals, 4 assists, 4 points
Season total: 29 games, 13 goals, 13 assists, 26 points
German Rubtsov (Center/Left Wing, Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
2016 1st round pick (22nd overall)
German Rubtsov is off to a good start this month. He stretched his point streak to four games this week.
He recorded an assist on Friday night then scored a goal on Saturday. He has two goals and three assists during his four-game point streak this month.
Last week: 2 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points
Titan total: 12 games, 4 goals, 9 assists, 13 points
Season total: 23 games, 7 goals, 17 assists, 24 points
Pascal Laberge (Forward, Victoriaville Tigres)
2016 2nd round pick (36th overall)
Pascal Laberge finally got on the board this weekend.
He appeared to break through a bit on Friday night as he scored a goal and added an assist, but he was then held off the scoresheet on Saturday and Sunday.
Last week: 3 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 point
Season total: 29 games, 6 goals, 11 assists, 17 points
Carsen Twarynski (Forward, Kelowna Rockets)
2016 3rd round pick (82nd overall)
Carsen Twarynski continues to fly under the radar.
He underwhelmed a bit this week with just one goal, but has still had a solid season so far.
Twarynski is well over a point per game and is tied for 11th in the WHL with 20 goals.
Last week: 2 games, 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 points
Season total: 27 games, 20 goals, 13 assists, 33 points
Carter Hart (Goalie, Everett Silvertips)
2016 2nd round pick (48th overall)
Carter Hart continues to be a brick wall.
He is the reigning WHL Goaltender of the Month and has been named the Goaltender of the Week for three-straight weeks, and he should get another one for this week.
He made 28 saves on 29 shots for his sixth straight win on Wednesday night, then made 39 saves for his fifth shutout in his last 11 games on Friday night. He followed that up with 42 saves on 43 shots in a win on Saturday.
Hart is 11-1 over his last 12 games with five shutouts. He’s stopped 402 of 412 shots over that span for a save percentage of .976. He leads the WHL and CHL with five shutouts, a 1.32 GAA, and a .961 SV%.
Be on the lookout for a post later today on Hart winning yet another WHL Goaltender of the Week award, unless they retire him from the competition and give it to someone else.
Last week: 3-0-0, 109 saves on 111 shots (.982 SV%), 0.67 GAA, 1 SO
Season total: 13-3-1, 541 saves on 563 shots (.961 SV%), 1.32 GAA, 5 SO
Three stars of the week
- Wade Allison (2 games, 3 goals, 2 assists, 5 point)
- Morgan Frost (3 games, 2 goals, 3 assists, 5 points)
- Carter Hart (3-0-0, 109 saves on 111 shots (.982 SV%), 0.67 GAA, 1 SO)
Prospect leading scorers
- Morgan Frost – 47 points (15 goals, 31 assists) in 30 games (1.56 PT/G)
- Cooper Marody – 24 points (4 goals, 20 assists) in 16 games (1.50 PT/G)
- Wade Allison – 25 points (14 goals, 11 assists) in 19 games (1.32 PT/G)
- Tanner Laczynski – 23 points (8 goals, 15 assists) in 18 games (1.27 PT/G)
- Carsen Twarynski – 33 points (20 goals, 13 assists) in 27 games (1.22 PT/G)
- Matthew Strome – 31 points (15 goals, 16 assists) in 29 games (1.07 PT/G)
- German Rubtsov – 24 points (7 goals, 17 assists) in 23 games (1.04 PT/G)
- Connor Bunnaman – 30 points (14 goals, 16 assists) in 30 games (1.00 PT/G)
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