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WEEKEND UPDATE MARCH 19, 2017

Some of the leagues that house Oilers prospects are winding down their regular seasons and getting ready for the playoffs. Among other things, that may mean juniors like Caleb Jones and Ethan Bear could get in some AHL time with the Bakersfield Condors before the minor league season is over. It’s been a big week, let’s have a look. Photo by Mark Williams, all rights reserved.

BAKERSFIELD CONDORS

  1. R Taylor Beck 40gp, 13-37-50 (No longer on team)
  2. LC Anton Lander 28gp, 22-24-46 (3gp, 1-3-4 this week)
  3. L Ryan Hamilton 46gp, 17-18-35 (DNP this week)
  4. LD Joey Laleggia 56gp, 16-15-31 (3gp, 1-2-3 this week)
  5. LC Josh Currie 56gp, 15-12-27 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  6. LD Jordan Oesterle 37gp, 7-20-27 (3gp, 2-1-3 this week)
  7. R Jesse Puljujarvi 28gp, 9-14-23 (3gp, 0-3-3 this week)
  8. L Scott Allen 49gp, 8-10-18 (3gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  9. LC Jujhar Khaira 24gp, 8-10-18 (NHL this week)
  10. LD Griffin Reinhart 44gp, 6-11-17 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  11. R Patrick Russell 57gp, 7-8-15 (3gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  12. RD Mark Fayne 29gp, 2-13-15 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  13. LD David Musil 47gp, 4-10-14 (traded this week)
  14. R Greg Chase 42gp, 3-8-11 (3gp, 1-2-3 this week)
  15. R Jaedon Descheneau 28gp, 4-6-10 (3gp, 3-0-3 this week) (rookie)
  16. R Anton Slepyshev 9gp, 3-7-10 (NHL this week)
  17. LD Dillon Simpson 42gp, 3-6-9 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  18. RC Kyle Platzer 49gp, 1-7-8 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  19. LC Jere Sallinen 48gp, 4-3-7 (DNP this week)
  20. LC Brodie Dupoint 11gp, 1-5-6 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  21. L Joey Benik 21gp, 4-1-5 (Norfolk this week)
  22. RD Bryce Aneloski 35gp, 1-4-5 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  23. R Justin Fontaine 6gp, 2-4-6 (1gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  24. L Braden Christoffer 40gp, 2-2-4 (3gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  25. LD Mark Fraser 54gp, 0-3-3 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  26. L Mitch Moroz 17gp, 1-2-3 (no longer on team)
  27. LD Ben Betker 20gp, 1-2-3 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  28. C Mark Olver 5gp, 0-3-3 (3gp, 0-3-3 this week)
  29. RD Matt Benning 2gp, 1-1-2 (NHL this week) (rookie)
  30. RC Zach Pochiro 4p, 0-2-2 (DNP this week)
  31. RD Frankie Simonelli 6gp, 0-1-1 (DNP this week)
  32. R Iiro Pakarinen 5gp, 0-1-1 (NHL this week)
  33. R Joel Rechlicz 15gp, 0-0-0 (DNP this week)
  34. C Henrik Samuelsson 5gp, 0-0-0 (DNP this week)
  35. C Kellen Lain 2gp, 0-0-0 (No longer in organization)
  36. LD Mikael Tam 1gp, 0-0-0 (DNP this week)
  37. G Nick Ellis 27gp, 2.74 .919 (one game this week: .769)
  38. G Laurent Brossoit 21gp, 2.67 .908 (NHL this week)
  39. G Jonas Gustavsson 14p, 2.41 .916 (three games this week: .941, 1.000, .880)
  • It was a strong week for the Condors, with Jonas Gustavsson, Anton Lander and new pickup Mark Olver providing quality play from veterans.
  • Prospects who played well included Jordan Oesterle, Joey Laleggia, Jesse Puljujarvi and Jaedon Descheneau.

NORFOLK ECHL

  1. RD Frankie Simonelli 43gp, 14-19-33 (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  2. L Joey Benik 25gp, 14-14-28 (2gp, 2-2-4 this week)
  3. RC Zach Pochiro 36gp, 3-20-23 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  4. LD Mikael Tam 26gp, 8-14-22 (3gp,1-1-2 this week)
  5. R Jaedon Descheneau 26gp, 9-10-19 (AHL this week)
  6. LD Ben Betker 5gp, 3-2-5 (AHL this week)
  7. G Eetu Laurikainen 11gp, 3.77 .881 (DNP this week)
  • Joey Benik probably belongs in the AHL based on recent performances.

CHL

  1. RD Ethan Bear, Seattle Thunderbirds 67gp, 28-42-70 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  2. LD Caleb Jones, Portland Winterhawks 63gp, 9-53-62 (3gp, 0-4-4 this week)
  3. RD Ryan Mantha, Niagara Ice Dogs 65gp, 17-41-58 (1gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  4. L Tyler Benson, Vancouver Giants 33gp, 11-31-42 (Injured this week)
  5. LD Markus Niemelainen, Saginaw Spirit 59gp, 3-6-9 (3gp, 2-1-3 this week)
  6. G Dylan Wells, Peterborough Petes 52gp, 3.07 .916 (one game, a 37-save shutout)
  • The CHL saw each regular season end this weekend, so these numbers are final.
  • Ethan Bear, Caleb Jones and Ryan Mantha had dynamite seasons on the blue.
  • Tyler Benson’s second season of injury in a row derailed what was a strong performance early.
  • Dylan Wells had a tremendous year. No way on earth he would have been available where Edmonton got him without that dip in performance in 2015-16.

BCHL

  1. Matthew Cairns, Powell River Kings 18gp, 2-14-16 (6gp, 0-1-1 in playoffs)

NCAA

  1. RC Tyler Vesel, Nebraska-Omaha 39gp, 14-21-33 (1gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  2. RD John Marino, Harvard 32gp, 2-12-14 (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  3. L Graham McPhee, Boston College 39gp, 2-8-10 (2gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  4. L Aidan Muir, Western Michigan 19gp, 2-8-10 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  5. LD William Lagesson, UMass-Amherst 36gp, 2-6-8
  6. L Evan Campbell, UMass-Lowell 33gp, 1-4-5 (DNP this week)
  7. LD Vincent Desharnais, Providence 31gp, 2-1-3 (DNP this week)
  8. G Zach Nagelvoort, Michigan 14gp, 2.77 .921 (one uneven game this week)
  • Graham McPhee and John Marino delivered strong performances this week.
  • The NCAA brackets have been announced, with UMass-Lowell (Campbell), Harvard (Marino), Western Michigan (Muir) and Providence (Desharnais) playing in the tournament.

USHL

  1. RC Aapeli Rasanen, Sioux City Musketeers 33gp, 6-18-24 (2gp, 0-1-1)
  2. LD Matthew Cairns, Fargo Force 17gp, 0-4-4 (no longer on team)

EUROPE

  1. C Bogdan Yakimov Neftikhimik KHL 50gp, 3-8-11
  2. D Filip Berglund, Skelleftea SHL 47gp, 0-9-9 (2gp, 0-0-0 in playoffs)
  3. LD Ziyat Paigin, Bars Kazan VHL 17gp, 5-2-7
  4. G Miroslav Svoboda,HC Dukla Jihlava (Cze 2) 25gp, 1.60 .944 (4gp, 1.46 .948 in playoffs)
  • Berglund getting playoff games in the SHL is a good sign.
  • Svoboda had a terrific season and hasn’t skipped a beat in the playoffs.
  • OriginalPouzar

    I love the weekend update – thanks for conglomerating this for us.

    After the 15 game point streak, Bear went dry this week.

    With the CHL regular season wrapping up, which of Bear, Jones, Mantha are on poor teams and will be done and ready to go to Bakersfield? I don’t follow the CHL very closely during the regular season.

  • a lg dubl dubl

    When can Svoboda come over and start playing for the Condors? Since his draft year he seems to be trending upwards year after year.

    Really interested in Paigin as well. I hope both players can come to the rookie camp or main camp in the fall, even if for only a “cup of coffee”.

    • OriginalPouzar

      They’ll need to sign him to an ELC before he plays for the Condors.

      I’d like to see him come to camp next year as well but I’m not holding my breath.

      His numbers are stunning, however, we are talking about the the Czech league – I don’t think anyone really knows how his game will translate to the AHL/NHL.

      Only one way to find out – come on over Miroslav!!!!