WEEKEND UPDATE (MARCH MADNESS)

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Anton Slepyshev has endured a long and winding road this season. He began with an impressive training camp, and won an NHL job early on. When the performance level faded a little, it was off to Bakersfield where he slumped, got hurt, and is now finding the range. In our look at March madness in the Oilers system, Slepyshev shines like a diamond.

Photos by Mark Williams

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BAKERSFIELD, MARCH SCORING

  1. W Anton Slepyshev 7, 3-4-7
  2. L Ryan Hamilton 7, 5-1-6
  3. R Matt Ford 7, 4-2-6
  4. LD Brad Hunt 7, 1-5-6
  5. R Tyler Pitlick 7, 2-3-5
  6. W Rob Klinkhammer 7, 2-3-5
  7. C Bodgan Yakimov 6, 1-4-5
  8. C Jujhar Khara 6, 2-2-4
  9. C Zach Boychuk 5, 2-2-4
  10. LD David Musil 7, 0-4-4
  11. L Josh Winquist 7, 0-4-4
  12. LD Dillon Simpson 7, 0-3-3
  13. C Josh Currie 6, 1-2-3
  14. L Mitch Moroz 5, 1-1-2
  15. RD Nick Pageau 4, 0-2-2
  16. F Phil McRae 3, 1-1-2
  17. LD Ben Betker 5, 0-1-1
  18. C Marco Roy 4, 1-0-1
  19. RD Jordan Oesterle 3, 1-0-1
  20. LD Griffin Reinhart 2, 1-0-1
  21. G Eetu Laurikainen 2, 2.53 .922
  22. G Niklas Lundstrom 3, 3.85 .878
  23. G Ty Rimmer 2, 5.48 .836

A smaller sample size (March) is unfair to the goalies—two bad outings can ruin a month—but the skaters who are currently impacting the team are more obvious. Slepyshev and Bogdan Yakimov among forwards, and David Musil from the defenders, join Eetu Laurikainen as the success stories so far this month. The complete stats are available via the AHL site:

NORFOLK ADMIRALS IN MARCH

  1. C-R Greg Chase 9, 1-6-7
  2. L Braden Christoffer 9, 5-1-6
  3. F Alexis Loiseau 9, 1-2-3
  4. D Nick Pageau 3, 1-2-3
  5. G Ty Rimmer 3, 2.91 .907
  6. All stats here

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CHL

  1. RD Ethan Bear 9, 2-5-7 (season finished tonight, 69, 19-46-65)
  2. LD Caleb Jones 9, 0-6-6 (72, 10-45-55 on the year)
  3. Keven Bouchard 6, 3.40 .886 (41, 3.68 .877)

NCAA

  1. F Tyler Vesel, Omaha 4, 0-1-1
  2. F Aidan Muir, Western Michigan 4, 0-0-0
  3. LD William Lagesson, UMass-Amherst 2, 0-0-0
  4. G Zach Nagelvoort Michigan 1, 1.95 .900
  5. L Evan Campbell, UMass-Lowell DNP

USHL

  1. D John Marino, Tri City Storm 2, 0-1-1 

EUROPE (overall)

  1. D Ziyat Paigin 45GP, 9-19-28 (KHL) (4GP 0-0-0 in playoffs)(Season is done)
  2. F Jere Sallinen 50GP, 8-11-19 (KHL) (6GP, 0-0-0 in playoffs)(Season is done)
  3. C Bogdan Yakimov 11GP, 3-1-4 (KHL) (4GP, 1-1-2 in playoffs)(Back in AHL)
  4. G Miroslav Svobota 21GP, 3.05 .924 (Cze-2) (5, 2.35 .920 in playoffs)