A busy week in Sabre prospect action was capped off with a hat-trick from Twitter favorite Vasily Glotov.
Tuesday, October 17th
Marcus Davidsson plays a little give and go with Linus Hultstrom as he plays a nice cross-crease pass to extend his point streak to three games.
Davidsson (9-0-3-3) is on pace for a career high in points.
Victor Olofsson had a stellar evening against Orebro. Starting off with breaking into the zone and finding Lias Andersson trailing to get Frolunda into the game at 1-1.
Then, Olofsson gets Frolunda the game-winner. Using his strength, he fights off the man on him going into the zone and sets up a teammate in the slot. Then, after a ricochet finds an insane angle and buries his third of the season.
Rasmus Asplund was pointless in his match versus Rogle. He is 11-3-3-6.
Thursday, October 19th
All three Sabres SHLers were pointless on the day. Marcus Davidsson’s point streak ends at three games.
Vasily Glotov scores his third of the year to help Shawinigan bring down his former club, Cape Breton, 7-6 in OT.
Austin Osmanski gets credited with an assist on the game-winning goal in the Petes 5-1 victory over the Spits. Osmanski gets the puck in deep on the zone entry. Nothing too flashy.
Friday, October 20th
Casey Mittelstadt collected an assist in his fifth game in the NCAA with a quick chip to the breaking forward. Mittelstadt now has four points (2Gs, 2As) on the season so far.
In Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen’s first start of the week, he faced 19 shots and stopped 18 of them in a 4-1 win over Espoo United. UPL gets back on track after this game, putting his SV% at .912 and his GAA at 2.86.
A handful of Sabres skaters had an impact in Saint Cloud State’s 5-2 win over Boston College. On the Huskies’ side of the bench, Will Borgen and Judd Peterson both made the scoresheet, adding on to what has been a terrific start to the season for them. Borgen notched two assists and Peterson supplied one.
Moving over to the Eagles, Christopher Brown scored his first goal of the season alongside Casey Fitzgerald, who tallied an assist.
Jacob Bryson recorded his third and fourth assists on the year in Providence’s 6-5 overtime win over St. Lawrence. Bryson has been an offensive spark on the blueline for the Friars before and is looking to gain consistency to his production.
Cliff Pu was able to provide two assists in the London Knights 5-1 win over Kitchener. Pu only getting six points 10 games in.
Saturday, October 21st
A rough day offensively saw little to be highlighted.
Oskari Laaksonen was often backed up in his own end in Ilves U20’s loss to KalPa. He registered heavy minutes and was a strong offensive threat when in the offensive zone.
Victor Olofsson scored the game-winning goal once again for Frolunda in their 3-2 overtime win over Skelleftea. Some impressive cuts through the zone and a little bit of puck luck result in a fairly fancy goal for the exclusive sniper.
Vasily Glotov scored his fourth goal of the year for Shawinigan in their 4-3 loss to Charlottetown.
Brandon Hagel just keeps adding on assists game by game. He gets one in Red Deer’s 4-1 loss to Prince George.
C.J Smith had the lone goal in the Amerks horrible loss to Utica. Smith is playing some pretty good hockey with Rochester. He has two goals and two assists. Brendan Guhle assisted on the goal. That is his first point of the year.
CJ Smith deposits the Moses feed to break the shutout in the Amerks' 5-1 loss to Utica. Guhle gets second A for his first point of the year pic.twitter.com/o11QQvaa3P— Kris Baker (@SabresProspects) October 22, 2017
Sunday, October 22nd
Vasily Glotov scored his first career QMJHL hat-trick and earned first-star honors in Shawinigan’s 7-4 win against Moncton. Glotov had five shots on the day, four of them being ruled as dangerous shots.
Glotov has 11 points in 13 games including seven goals.
A day after Cliff Pu goes pointless in London’s 5-2 win over Mississauga, the Sabres announced they had signed the forward to his entry-level contract.
Austin Osmanski keeps on chugging with the Petes. He assists in the 3-2 Peterborough loss versus Saginaw. Osmanski is already halfway to his OHL career high of 10 points.
That wraps up this week’s edition of Prospects Wrap-up. Come on back next Monday to catch up on the Sabres pipeline.
(s/o to @SabresProspects for most of the highlights)
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