Canucks Army Prospect Report – December 3rd, 2014

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It is now December, and for many of the Vancouver Canucks prospects their
teams are close to reaching the halfway point on their season.  With December that means the World Junior
Championships are just around the corner and we start our yearly Prospect
Invitee Watch, though it looks like there will only be four prospects, at most, invited to various teams. 

To see how Vancouver’s prospects have performed this week, continue
past the jump.

Ontario Hockey League 

Name Pos DOB Age Team GP G A P PPG +/- PIM
Cole Cassels C 1995-05-04 19 Oshawa 22 12 27 39 1.77 10 53
Jared McCann C 1996-05-31 18 Sault Ste. Marie 18 8 11 19 1.06 2 6
Jordan Subban D 1995-03-15 19 Belleville 27 13 13 26 0.96 -3 30
Evan McEneny D 1994-05-22 20 Kingston 24 0 14 14 0.58 2 22
Kyle Petit C 1996-01-18 18 Erie 22 8 0 8 0.36 0 6
Miles Liberati D 1995-06-21 19 North Bay 24 1 4 5 0.21 8 21
  • Cole Cassels did not play a game this week due to
    his suspension.
    (Check out a video
    breakdown
    here)Cassels is 9th in OHL scoring and will likely continue to
    fall in the standings without any playing time. 
    He was not invited
    to the Canadian World Junior Championship (WJC) camp and will not be on
    the team.  Participating with the USA
    is still a possibility
    (though slim) as he has been invited to the US WJC Camp.  Bob McKenzie had this interesting tidbit on Cassels’ suspension:

Cassels was recently suspended by the OHL for 10 games, which would make
him ineligible to play in Team USA’s first two games, but there has
been talk of the OHL reducing his suspension to permit him to start the
tourney, assuming he makes the team.

  • Jared McCann played in 3 games scoring 2 assists
    and earned a +1.
  • Jordan Subban played in 3 games and scored 1
    goal to go along side his -6 and 4 PIM. 
    He is currently T-2nd in OHL Defencemen scoring, with Anthony
    DeAngelo having jumped to first place (with five less games played).
  • Evan McEneny played in 3 games and earned 4
    PIM.  For what it is worth, McEneny is
    T-20th in OHL defencemen scoring.
  • Sniper Kyle Petit has played in 3 games scoring
    2 goals and earning 4 PIM.
  • Miles Liberati, the phantom menace, played in 3
    games earning 2 PIM.

Western Hockey League

Name Pos DOB AGE Team GP G A P PPG +/- PIM
Jake Virtanen LW 1996-08-17 18 Calgary 17 7 12 19 1.12 3 26
MacKenze Stewart D 1995-08-10 19 Prince Albert 24 2 4 6 0.25 -4 46
Anton Cederholm D 1995-02-21 19 Portland 26 4 2 6 0.23 -5 36

  • Jake Virtanen played in 3 games, including a 9-5 win in which he earned zero points, scoring 2 goals,
    1 assist, earning a +1 and 6 PIM.  He is the
    only Canadian Canucks
    prospect to be invited to the WJC camp and has a good chance
    to make the team.
  • MacKenze Stewart played in 2 games and scored an
    assist alongside a +2 and 7 PIM.
  • Anton Cederholm played in 2 games, earning a +3
    and 4 PIM.

NCAA

Name Pos DOB AGE School GP G A P PPG +/- S S/G Sh% PIM
Patrick McNally D 1991-12-04 22 ECAC / Harvard 8 3 6 9 1.13 7 19 2.38 15.79% 2
Joseph LaBate F 1993-04-16 21 Big 10 / Wisconsin 10 1 4 5 0.50 -5 27 2.70 3.70% 16
Ben Hutton D 1993-04-20 21 Hockey East / Maine 14 2 3 5 0.36 -9 32 2.29 6.25% 4
Mike Williamson D 1993-09-05 21 Big 10 / Penn State 6 0 1 1 0.17 -1 8 1.33 0.00% 8
Matthew Beattie F 1992-12-14 21 ECAC / Yale 9 0 1 1 0.11 1 9 1.00 0.00% 2

  • Last week, Harvard played a single game against
    UMass Lowell and won 4-2.  This week, the
    Crimson Tide will face Princeton and Quinnipiac on Friday and Saturday.  McNally was held to 2 SOG, a +1, and 2 PIM.
  • The University of Wisconsin played 2 games this past week tying Ferris St. and then defeating them 5-3 in the second match.  The Badgers will face
    Penn State in back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday.  In the two games, Joseph LaBate scored 1
    assist and registered 4 shots on goal.
  • The University of Maine was held to another pair
    of losses this week against Vermont, losing 3-6 and 1-4.  The Black Bears will face UMass Lowell on
    Saturday.  Ben Hutton went -5 on the week
    with 1 shot on goal, 2 PIM and went 0 for 1 in the face-off circle.
  • Penn State had a single game on the schedule
    this week, a 1-3 loss vs Cornell.  The
    Nittany Lions will travel to Wisconsin for a pair of games this weekend.  Mike Williamson did not play.
  • The Yale Bulldogs won 2-0 against Rochester
    Institute this week and in the upcoming week has a pair of back-to-back games
    against Rensselaer and Union.  In the
    lone game, Matthew Beattie had 2 shots on goal.
Name Pos DOB Age School GP Assists Mins GA GAA Record Svs Sv%
Thatcher Demko G 1995-12-08 18 H-East / Boston College 13 1 778 29 2.24 7-6-0 330 91.92%
  • Boston College had a bad week losing 2-6 to
    Minnesota and then 0-1 at Providence. 
    This next weekend sees Boston College travelling to Providence and New
    Hampshire on Friday and Saturday. 
    Thatcher Demko made 24 of 29 saves and then a whopping 37 on 38
    saves.  He currently has a .919 save percentage on the
    year, and has dropped out of the Top 50 NCAA goaltenders in save percentage.  Demko is likely to make the United States WJC
    team.

Europe

Name Pos DOB AGE Team GP G A P PPG +/- SOG SOG/G Sh% PIM TOI
Gustav Forsling D 1996-06-12 18 SHL / Linkoping 25 3 2 5 0.20 6 45 1.80 6.67% 6 18:33
Nikita Tryamkin D 1994-08-04 20 KHL / Avtomobilist 33 0 3 3 0.09 0 41 1.24 0.00% 23 15:54

  • Nikita Tryamkin played in 2 games, earned 3
    shots-on-goal and 4 penalty minutes.
  • Gustav Forsling had an exciting week; playing in
    3 games he scored 1 goal, earned 10 shots-on-goal and 4 penalty-minutes.  ESPN Scout
    Corey Pronman indicates that Forsling is on the bubble to make Sweden’s WJC team.

ECHL

ECHL Pos DOB AGE Team GP G A P PPG +/- SOG S/G Sh% PIM
Curtis Valk C 1993-02-08 21 Kalamzoo 12 4 9 13 1.08 1 30 2.50 13.33% 4
Ludwig Blomstrand LW 1993-03-08 21 Kalamzoo 12 5 5 10 0.83 -2 24 2.00 20.83% 8
Dane Fox F 1993-10-13 21 Kalamzoo 15 4 4 8 0.53 -3 28 1.87 14.29% 26
Jeremie Blain D 1992-03-19 22 Kalamzoo 8 2 1 3 0.38 -8 20 2.50 10.00% 2

  • The Kalamazoo Wings are currently in 6th
    place in their North Division with 14 points in 6 games.  This week the K-Wings lost 1-4 vs Fort Wayne,
    4-6 vs Toledo and 1-3 vs Orlando.  They
    have three games on the schedule for the week: tonight at home vs Florida, then
    on the road on Friday and Saturdays in Evansville and Cincinnati.
  • Curtis Valk played in 1 game this week earning 1
    shot-on-goal.
  • Dane Fox played in 3 games scoring 1 goal and a
    +1.  He notched 5 shots-on-goal and 13
    penalty-minutes.
  • Ludwig Blomstrand played in 3 games earning 1
    assist and a -1 to go with his 6 shots-on-goal and 4 penalty-minutes.
  • Both Jeremie Blain and Joe Cananta are in Utica
    right now and did not play in the ECHL this week.