The Flames own the rights to 36 players, and three of them finished their regular seasons already. By next week, two more will join that group. It’s all quickly coming to an end. (Also: welcome to our new and fresh website!)
- Taylor’s cool article about the centre depths throughout the various rungs of this organization
- Ryan’s look at when we’ll see some of these prospects around
- Here’s some good news: every WHL Flames prospect has clinched a playoff spot.
- Dillon Dube had five more points this week. He’s really starting to pick it up, with 15 over the past two weeks.
- Tim Harrison’s season has finished. After winning the first game of their best-of-three against Princeton, they lost the final two games to get eliminated from the ECAC tournament. With a 9-22-6 record, Colgate won’t make the Frozen Four. No word on what happens with Harrison right now. I doubt he goes to the AHL when he has a month and a half left of school, but more on that later.
- Mark Jankowski had himself a week, with two two goal games.
- Andrew Mangiapane, now boosted back up with Janko and Linden Vey, had a goal and an assist this week.
- The Victoria Royals scored eight goals this week. Matthew Phillips was involved in six of them. This kid is absolutely legit.
- He’s got seven games left and needs 14 points to hit triple digits. I’m a believer.
- He also needs four goals to hit 50, but that’s more manageable.
- Just one more Matt Phillips bit: look at how tiny he is. He could probably pass for Stepan Falkovksy’s son.
the Flames' prospect of the week is @mattphillips_8
TBT to this picture I got of him and Falkovsky at training camp pic.twitter.com/NjnvbCEKSf
— Eleni (@IgnitedSoul13) March 6, 2017
- Emile Poirier has been scratched for the second straight week. Stockton has a glut of forwards, but when Austin Carroll plays more than Poirier, it’s a major problem.
- The Adirondack Thunder returned to mortal form this week, only scoring four goals in five games. Falkovsky’s two goal quota came to an end as well, but he did pick up two assists.
- Adam Fox and Brandon Hickey have byes for the first week of their tournament. It’s unclear right now if Hickey has returned from his LBI that held him out for the final stretch of the regular season, but the original time table suggests that he would be back.
- Harvard gets to play against rival Yale, while Boston University gets resurgent Northeastern. It should be a fun weekend.
- Tyler Parsons is back in London’s net, though some have noted that he’s labouring a bit. The Knights are probably trying to get him back into form before the playoffs start.
- David Rittich and Jon Gillies continue their fine form. They’ve been the understated heroes of the Stockton season, following that goalie cliche of giving the team the best chance of winning. There’s some excitement down on the farm.
No pressing thoughts this week, so see y’all later.