The rain is about to roll into Vancouver and Young Stars kicks off tomorrow – hockey season is back!
Although not everything is in full swing yet, there have been some Canucks prospects in action over the last little bit and figured it was worth an update on.
It also allows a chance to provide any feedback or suggestions for the upcoming. Blackfish has always seen positive feedback and is something that I know people really enjoy and thus want to allow the comment section for this post to be open for suggestions.
The Canucks prospect pool will have a dramatically different look this season with quite a few moving to professional hockey but fans will still keep an eye on some of the other prospects out there. Given the lack of games played, this post will have a slightly different format than normal but should round into the usual layout in the coming weeks.
Without further ado, let’s look at a couple of players with some games under their belt.
- Artyom Manukyan has three KHL games under his belt this season and has already lit the lamp with two goals. I hadn’t seen much of him prior to the Canucks drafting him, so he will be a focus of mine for the upcoming weeks to get a sense of what he is as a player. So far, he has shown relentless work ethic, tenacity in puck pursuit, and a soft touch. His first goal is here:
— Ryan Biech (@ryanbiech) September 4, 2018
Nice attack off the boards but still should be a stop that a goalie makes. His goal from earlier today is:
— Ryan Biech (@ryanbiech) September 6, 2018
Nice awareness to attack one side of the defender and then dip back to the other side with his stick on the ice for the puck. Two goals in three games is a really productive week for him and should be run to see how he does going forward.
- Nikita Tryamkin has been named the captain of Avtomobilist for this season – he has one assist in three games with an average ice time of 21:45
- Dmitry Zhukenov made his season debut earlier today for HC Yugra (VHL) – he was held off the scoresheet.
- Toni Utunen has appeared in two Champions Hockey League games for Tappara. He played 6:34 in a 3-2 shootloss loss to Stonehamer and then followed that up with 11:55 of ice time in an 8-2 win over Trinec.
Short, sweet, and to the point for this week.
Things will ramp up as training camp gets going and players make their way back to their respective clubs.