The Philadelphia Flyers are a few games away from the holiday break, while some of their prospects are already there.
The collegiate winter break is upon us, and a handful of junior players have left for the World Junior Championships at this point. There were still plenty of great performances this week, however, led of course by none other than Morgan Frost.
Let’s get to it.
While all of the Flyers collegiate prospects are off for winter break, let’s take a look at the leading scorers this season.
Wade Allison (Right Wing, Western Michigan)
Season total: 19 games, 14 goals, 11 assists, 25 points
Allison is having a fantastic sophomore season. He has already almost matched his freshman total of 29 points in 36 games with 25 points in 19 games this season. He has two hat tricks on the season with 14 goals and 11 assists total. Eight of his 11 assists are primary assists, giving him 22 primary points on the season.
Allison is tied for third in scoring in both goals (14) and points (25).
Cooper Marody (Center, Michigan)
Season total: 16 games, 4 goals, 20 assists, 24 points
Marody is right behind Allison’s production this season. He is in his junior season, but only his second full season after missing the first semester of last year. Marody has already matched his career-high of 24 points through 16 games this season. He had 24 points in 32 games in his freshman year for Michigan.
Marody is tied for sixth in points (24) and is 2nd in assists with 20. He is tied for second in the NCAA with 1.50 points per game.
Tanner Laczynski (Center, Ohio State)
Season total: 18 games, 8 goals, 15 assists, 23 points
Laczynski is following up a stellar freshman season with another great campaign. The sophomore is tied for 12th with 23 points, and tied for eighth with 15 assists.
Terrance Amorosa (Defenseman, Clarkson University)
Season total: 19 games, 4 goals, 12 assists, 16 points
Amorosa is making the most of his senior season. He has nearly matched his career-high in points of 16 in both his sophomore and junior seasons with 15 points through 19 games this year.
Amorosa is tied for 12th among defensemen in scoring.
Wyatt Kalynuk (Defenseman, Wisconsin)
Season total: 21 games, 1 goal, 14 assists, 15 points
Kalynuk is having a fantastic freshman year. The 7th-round pick has 15 points through 21 games in his freshman year.
He is also tied for 12th in scoring among defensemen, and tied for 2nd among freshman defensemen.
Morgan Frost (Center, Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds)
2017 1st round pick (27th overall)
Another week, another handful of points for Morgan Frost.
He scored twice in a 4-1 win on Wednesday night, recorded two assists in a 4-3 win on Friday night, then put it all together for two goals and two assists in a 7-1 win on Saturday night. They were some pretty nice plays too, as he stickhandled around the defense a few times to either score or set up goals. He has led his team to a 20-game winning streak heading into the break.
Frost has 27 points (8 goals, 19 assists) during his 11-game point streak. He has been held without a point just once in the past 16 games, totaling 34 points (12 goals, 22 assists) in that span. He has 40 points (14 goals, 26 assists) during 19 games on the 20-game win streak, and has 50 points (18 goals, 32 assists) in 26 games after a relatively slow start.
His statistics this season are incredible. Frost is now tied for 9th in the OHL with 19 goals, 2nd in assists with 36, and 3rd in points with 55. He also leads the league in plus-minus with a +42 rating.
Last week: 3 games, 4 goals, 4 assists, 8 points
Season total: 33 games, 19 goals, 36 assists, 55 points
Matthew Strome (Left Wing, Hamilton Bulldogs)
2017 4th round pick (106th overall)
Matthew Strome is making strides.
He extended his point streak to five games this weekend with a goal and assist on Thursday night, a goal on Friday night, and an assist on Sunday. He has three goals and three assists during the five-game point streak. He has nine points in his last seven games as well.
Taking a wider look, Strome has points in 16 of his last 19 games. He has 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points over that span. His 35 points have him tied for 28th most in the OHL.
Last week: 3 games, 2 goals, 2 assists, 4 points
Season total: 32 games, 17 goals, 18 assists, 35 points
Anthony Salinitri (Left Wing, Sarnia Sting)
2016 6th round pick (172nd overall)
Anthony Salinitri continued his solid season this weekend.
He picked up points in all three games after being held off the scoresheet in his last game last weekend. He had an assist on Wednesday, a goal and assist on Friday, and a goal on Saturday. He now has points in 7 of his last 8 games, with five goals and five assists for 10 points in that span.
Last week: 3 games, 2 goals, 2 assists, 4 points
Season total: 35 games, 15 goals, 18 assists, 33 points
Connor Bunnaman (Center, Kitchener Rangers)
2016 4th round pick (109th overall)
Connor Bunnaman stayed hot this week.
He scored a goal on Friday and added an assist on Sunday to extend his point streak to five games. He has one goal and six assists for seven points in that span.
Last week: 2 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points
Season total: 32 games, 15 goals, 17 assists, 32 points
Isaac Ratcliffe (Left Wing, Guelph Storm)
2017 2nd round pick (35th Overall)
Isaac Ratcliffe kept chugging along this week.
He survived a scare last Sunday when he left a game on crutches after blocking a shot, as he was back on the ice this week.
Ratcliffe recorded an assist on Friday night and scored the lone goal in a blowout loss on Saturday, but was held off the scoresheet on Sunday. He has points in six of his last eight games with two goals and five assists for seven points in that span.
Last week: 3 games, 0 goals, 4 assists, 4 points
Season total: 29 games, 13 goals, 13 assists, 26 points
Maksim Sushko (Right Wing, Owen Sound Attack)
2017 4th round pick (107th overall)
Maksim Sushko played in one game this weekend before heading off to the World Juniors camp for Belarus.
Last week: 1 game, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 points
Season total: 28 games, 16 goals, 10 assists, 26 points
The OHL is now off until Thursday, December 28th.
German Rubtsov (Center/Left Wing, Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
2016 1st round pick (22nd overall)
German Rubtsov picked up a point this weekend.
He extended his point streak to five games with a goal on Friday night, but was held pointless on Saturday. He did notch a shootout goal in Saturday’s win, however. Rubtsov will now go to the World Juniors for Team Russia.
Last week: 2 games, 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 points
Titan total: 14 games, 5 goals, 9 assists, 14 points
Season total: 25 games, 8 goals, 17 assists, 25 points
Pascal Laberge (Forward, Victoriaville Tigres)
2016 2nd round pick (36th overall)
Pascal Laberge will see a change of scenery soon.
He recorded three assists over the weekend, all in Friday night’s win for Victoriaville but was held off the scoresheet on Saturday.
Laberge will officially be traded to the Quebec Ramparts today.
Last week: 2 games, 0 goals, 3 assists, 3 points
Season total: 31 games, 6 goals, 14 assists, 20 points
The QMJHL is now off until Thursday, December 28th.
Carsen Twarynski (Forward, Kelowna Rockets)
2016 3rd round pick (82nd overall)
Carsen Twarynski kept up his great pace this week.
Kelowna played four games this week, and Twarynski picked up points in three of them. He scored on Tuesday, was held pointless on Wednesday, then broke out with two goals and two assists on Friday before adding another goal on Saturday.
Twarynski is tied for 10th in the WHL with 24 goals and is tied for 28th with 39 points.
Last week: 4 games, 4 goals, 2 assists, 6 points
Season total: 31 games, 24 goals, 15 assists, 39 points
Carter Hart (Goalie, Everett Silvertips)
2016 2nd round pick (48th overall)
Carter Hart was named the WHL Goaltender of the Week for the fourth-straight time last week, but is ineligible this week as he was with Team Canada training for the World Junior Championships.
Hart stopped all 18 shots he faced on Tuesday, then 8 of 10 shots on Thursday in exhibition competition.
Hart leads the WHL in GAA (1.32), SV% (.961), and shutouts (5) heading into World Juniors.
Last week: N/A
Season total: 13-3-1, 541 saves on 563 shots (.961 SV%), 1.32 GAA, 5 SO
The WHL is now off until Wednesday, December 27th.
Three stars of the week
- Morgan Frost (3 games, 4 goals, 4 assists, 8 points)
- Carsen Twarynski (4 games, 4 goals, 2 assists, 6 points)
- Matthew Strome (3 games, 2 goals, 2 assists, 4 points)
Prospect leading scorers
- Morgan Frost – 55 points (19 goals, 36 assists) in 33 games (1.67 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 (1.28 PT/G)
- Carsen Twarynski – 39 points (24 goals, 15 assists) in 31 games (1.26 PT/G)
- Matthew Strome – 35 points (17 goals, 18 assists) in 32 games (1.09 PT/G)
- Connor Bunnaman – 32 points (15 goals, 17 assists) in 32 games (1.00 PT/G)
- German Rubtsov – 25 points (8 goals, 17 assists) in 25 games (1.00 PT/G)
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