0Daniil Chechelev
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Flames prospect viewing guide: Jan. 22-28

Many of the Calgary Flames prospects are in action this coming week. Here’s a quick rundown of the next seven days.

Fri., Jan. 22

  • 9:00 a.m. MT – VHL (Russia): Buran Voronezh (Ilya Nikolayev) vs. HC Rostov [YouTube]
  • 11:00 a.m. MT – HockeyAllsvenskan (Sweden): MODO Hockey (Filip Sveningsson) vs. IF Bjorkloven
  • 2:00 p.m. MT – NCAA: Connecticut (Yan Kuznetsov) vs. Boston College [SportsLive]
  • 3:00 p.m. MT – NCAA: Arizona State (Demetrios Koumontzis) vs. Minnesota [TSN.ca/TSN Live]
  • 4:30 p.m. MT – NCAA: Notre Dame (Jake Boltmann) vs. Michigan [TSN.ca/TSN Live]
  • 5:00 p.m. MT – QMJHL: Val-d’Or (Jakob Pelletier) vs. Drummondville [QMJHL Live]

The game to watch here is probably Val-d’Or’s, as Pelletier returns to junior after capturing silver earlier this month at the World Juniors. The Foreurs also added Team Canada’s Jordan Spence and come out of the Q’s break as perhaps their most dangerous team. Based on the available information, Val-d’Or’s games are taking place in a bubble environment in Drummondville this weekend, and then they’ll move onto a different bubble for next week’s games.

Sat., Jan. 23

  • 7:00 a.m. MT – VHL (Russia): HC Ryazan (Daniil Chechelev) vs. Neftyanik Almetyevsk [YouTube]
  • 8:00 a.m. MT – Hockeyettan (Sweden): Kalix HC (Lucas Feuk) vs. Hanvikens SK
  • 9:30 a.m. MT – HockeyAllsvenskan (Sweden): MODO Hockey (Sveningsson) vs. IF Bjorkloven
  • 10:00 a.m. MT – SHL: HV71 (Johannes Kinnvall) vs. Linkoping HC
  • 2:00 p.m. MT – QMJHL: Val-d’Or (Pelletier) vs. Gatineau [QMJHL Live]
  • 2:00 p.m. MT – NCAA: Michigan State (Josh Nodler & Mitchell Mattson) vs. Ohio State [BTN+]
  • 2:00 p.m. MT – NCAA: Connecticut (Kuznetsov) vs. Boston College [SportsLive]
  • 6:05 p.m. MT – ECHL: Kansas City vs. Allen [FloSports]

If you’re so included, three afternoon games are vying for your attention: Pelletier’s second game back and a pair of interesting college tilts. Michigan State and Ohio State aren’t big national tournament contenders right now, but UConn could get closer to a spot with a couple wins over Boston College.

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Sun., Jan. 24

  • 8:00 a.m. MT – Hockeyettan (Sweden): Kalix HC (Feuk) vs. Enkopings SK HK
  • 2:00 p.m. MT – NCAA: Michigan State (Nodler & Mattson) vs. Ohio State
  • 2:00 p.m. MT – FLAMES vs. Toronto [SN West]

Mon., Jan. 25

  • 9:10 a.m. MT – KHL: Dynamo Minsk (Ilya Solovyov) vs. Severstal Cherepovets

Tues., Jan. 26

  • 8:30 a.m. MT – VHL (Russia): Buran Voronezh (Nikolayev) vs. HC Tambov [YouTube]
  • 11:00 a.m. MT – SHL: HV71 (Kinnvall) vs. Djurgardens IF
  • 7:00 p.m. MT – FLAMES vs. Toronto [SN1]

Wed., Jan. 27

  • 9:10 a.m. MT – KHL: Dynamo Minsk (Solovyov) vs. Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
  • 11:00 a.m. MT – HockeyAllsvenskan (Sweden): MODO Hockey (Sveningsson) vs. Sodertalje SK

Thu., Jan. 28

  • 9:00 a.m. MT – VHL (Russia): HC Ryazan (Chechelev) vs. Khimik Voskresensk [YouTube]
  • 11:00 a.m. – SHL: HV71 (Kinnvall) vs. Vaxjo Lakers HC
  • 5:00 p.m. MT – FLAMES vs. Canadiens [SN West]
  • 6:05 p.m. MT – ECHL: Kansas City vs. Tulsa [FloSports]
  • TBA – NCAA: Notre Dame (Boltmann) vs. Penn State

Throw the Ryazan game on your computer or smart TV in the morning to likely see Chechelev in action.