2012-13 Coyotes Prospects Report: 11/12/2012
Forward Chris Brown scored just 62 seconds into the game, but the Portland Pirates couldn’t hold on to the lead as the Worcester Sharks scored three unanswered goals to beat the Pirates 3-1 in their road trip opener on Nov. 9.
Chad Johnson had 30 saves on 32 shots, with the Sharks adding an empty-net goal in the loss.
On Nov. 10, the Pirates trailed by three goals after the first period, as the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins scored three times during a streak of 14 straight shots. However, goals by Brandon Gormley, Brown, and Alexandre Bolduc brought the Pirates even at the end of regulation, and ultimately forced a shootout.
The Pirates went scoreless in the shootout and goals by Benn Ferriero and Eric Tangradi gave the Pens the victory.
Mark Visentin stopped 38 of the 41 shots he faced in the shootout loss.
The next night at Hershey, the Pirates again fell behind early, but rallied after an Andy Miele goal tied the score in the first. Michael Stone’s second-period goal proved to be the game winner, and Bolduc added another goal to seal the Pirates victory.
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Five prospects are playing for the Gwinnett Gladiators:
• Goalie Mike Lee is 8-2-1 with a 1.82 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage.
• Goalie Louis Domingue is 1-1-0 with a 5.05 goals-against average and a .815 save percentage.
• Forward Evan Bloodoff has six goals and five assists in 11 games.
• Defenseman Justin Weller has one goal in 12 games.
• Forward Maxime Villemaire has played four games and is minus-1.
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Canadian Hockey League
Eight prospects are playing junior hockey for Canadian Hockey League teams:
• Forward Andrew Fritsch has seven goals and nine assists in 21 games for Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
• Defenseman Justin Hache has 10 assists in 21 games for Cape Breton (QMJHL)
• Forward Kale Kessy has four goals and five assists in 10 games for Vancouver (WHL)
• Forward Lucas Lessio (injured) has seven goals and six assists in 13 games for Oshawa (OHL)
• Defenseman James Melindy has two goals and three assists in 20 games for Moncton (QMJHL)
• Defenseman Connor Murphy has two goals and three assists in 19 games for Sarnia (OHL)
• Forward Henrik Samuelsson has 11 goals and 10 assists in 21 games for Edmonton (WHL)
• Goalie Marek Langhamer is 4-4-1 with a 3.30 goals-against average and a .884 save percentage for Medicine Hat (WHL)
• Forward Samuel "Hunter" Fejes has one goal and three assists in 10 games for Colorado College (WCHA)
• Defenseman Rhett Holland has played three games for Michigan State (CCHA)
• Forward Zac Larraza has one goal and four assists in seven games for University of Denver (WCHA)
• Forward Viktor Tikhonov has five goals and seven assists in 17 games for St. Petersburg.
European Elite Leagues
• Defenseman Jonas Ahnelov has one assist in 20 games for Modo (SWE)
• Forward Vladimir Ruzicka has three goals and 11 assists in 19 games for Slavia Praha (CZECH)
• Forward Alexander Ruuttu has five goals and five assists in 14 games for Kiekko-Vantaa (FIN D1) and has played four games for Jokerit (SM-liiga)
• Defenseman Niklas Tikkinen has six assists in three games for Espoo (Jr. A SM-liiga), three assists in seven games for Espoo (SM-liiga) and one goal and two assists in five games for HCK (Finland2).
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