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Flames weekly prospect update: The finale

Time flies when you’re having fun.

Last week, fancy table, and prospect stuff you may have missed:

Forwards

  • Mark Jankowski had another two points in two games this week, which is pretty good. He finished first in rookie goalscoring.
  • Andrew Mangiapane hit 20 goals with a tally in the last game of the season. It’s been a very impressive campaign for the 20-year-old, who finished tied for seventh in rookie goalscoring.
  • Ryan Lomberg finished his season in style, adding three points this week.
  • Small sensation Matthew Phillips finally made his AHL debut, notching an assist (primary, of course) on the tying goal in a thrilling 6-5 loss. Here’s what play-by-play man and friend of the blog Brandon Kisker had to say about him:

He was really impressive actually. He was engaged and smart. Had two good chances to score (should’ve scored one too but it was an amazing save by Langhamer) and I knew from the way he started the game he was going to get on the board and he did.

  • But could he make the playoff roster?

Matthew could sneak into the lineup but I don’t think he’ll start there. San Jose has some tough players that would make it a tough matchup for Phillips, specifically Zack Stortini, who’s been a bit of a lightning rod of controversy since his kneeing major that knocked Oliver Kylington out of the lineup for a pair of games. So I think players like Jamie Devane, Brandon Bollig and Mike Angelidis will have a lot of important shifts early in the series which leads me to believe that Matthew starts as an observer. However, if the Heat need an offensive boost, someone who can play creatively and someone they can use on the power play, it wouldn’t shock me for him to draw in to the lineup. No reason though to rock the boat of a team that went 15-4-4 to end the season.

Defenders

  • Oliver Kylington came back from said injury to record three points in two games this week. He is awesome.
  • Kenney Morrison also came back and added two points in that 6-5 game.
  • Josh Healey and Adam Ollas Mattsson got final hurrahs, but scored zero points this week.

Goalies

  • With Jon Gillies being absent, Stockton recalled Mason McDonald. He was lit up to the tune of six goals, and an .818 SV%. Not great.

Prospect playoff update

Player GP G A P
Dillon Dube 11 6 9 15
Brett Pollock 2 0 3 3
Ryan Culkin 2 1 0 1
Stepan Falkovsky 2 0 2 2
Keegan Kanzig 2 0 0 0
Eetu Tuulola 10 6 1 7
Player GP SV%
Tyler Parsons 13 0.923
  • Dube and the Rockets are on break until Friday, when they’ll face the Seattle Thunderbirds in the semifinals. Dube is currently second on his team in scoring.
  • Said Thunderbirds eliminated golden boy Eetu Tuulola and the Everett Silvertips. Tuulola, goal lover, finished first on the Tips in that category.
  • Parsons and the London Knights are duking it out with the Erie Otters. Game seven is tonight, in case you’re interested.
  • The ECHL boys are currently down 2-0 to the Manchester Monarchs. Flames prospects are leading the way in scoring though.
  • Stockton’s playoffs don’t start until Friday. They’ll face the San Jose Barracuda, a team they went 5-5-2 against in the regular season. Should be an interesting one.

And that will do it. Stay tuned for more prospect wrap-ups, and we’ll see you later.

  • Alberta Ice

    If the London Knights move on in game 7, Tyler Parsons will need to stand on his head again like he did in game one of that series. He’s been a big game goalie and seems to shine in these kinds of situations. Very impressed with him so far.

    • Alberta Ice

      Just looked up the results of the 7th game between the Erie Otters and London Knights. The Erie Otters beat Tyler and the London Knights 10:40 in OT. Final score 5 to 4. Tyler didn’t win this game, but he did stop 58 of 63 shots. The two Erie goalies faced a whopping 29 shots and stopped 25 of them. Without Tyler, this series would have never gone to a 7th game in overtime. Congratulations Tyler for being the only goalie to shut out the Erie Otters so far this year. Sounds like the Otters are quite the juggernaut scoring machine.