The hockey season is starting up rather rapidly throughout the world. European teams have begun their regular seasons. Canadian major junior teams are a few weeks into their seasons. North American minor league teams are into the meat of the training camps. College teams are just getting underway.
In short? We finally have some substantive prospect updates to share.
Mark Jankowski had a hat trick in Stockton’s 3-2 preseason victory over the Tuscon Roadrunners on Friday night. Playing on a line with Andrew Mangiapane and Matt Frattin, all three were said to be quite good. Jon Gillies made 19 saves for the win.
Stockton lost 3-1 to Bakersfield on Saturday night in their exhibition finale. Mason McDonald made 19 saves and Stockton drastically outshot the Condors, but Brett Pollock was the only Heat player to score a goal.
Everett’s Eetu Tuulola (upper body) and Kelowna’s Dillon Dube (lower body) are both week-to-week with injuries. Victoria’s Matthew Phillips has three points in five games. Medicine Hat’s Nick Schneider is undefeated in four starts with a 2.24 goals against average and .921 save percentage.
Boston University’s Brandon Hickey had two assists (one primary, one secondary) in BU’s 6-1 season-opening win over Colgate on Saturday. Colgate’s Tim Harrison had a primary assist on his team’s only goal. Harvard’s Adam Fox had four assists (one primary, three secondary) in their 5-2 exhibition win over the US National Development U18 Team.