Another week down with the big club doing well, it’s All-star break time and we can look at some promise in our system. The CHL pipeline is shaping up quite well. As of writing this (Sunday evening) Yamamoto has a 10-game point streak on the go. Skinner is flourishing in his new surroundings with Swift Current, and finally Tyler Benson has been continuing his world juniors worthy play. In the AHL Malone (an early call up to the NHL) has been steadily putting up the points as well as Ty Rattie, selected for the AHL All-star game this year.


  • G Nick Ellis 18gp, 3.06 .902 (did not play this week; Assigned to Witchita)
  • G Ed Pasquale 16gp, 2.60 .910 (did not play this week)
  • G Laurent Brossoit 8gp, 2.65 .916 (three games, stopped 98 of 104)
  • G Shane Starrett 1gp, 3.03 .936 (In the ECHL)
  • LD Caleb Jones 40gp, 1-12-13 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Dillon Simpson 41p, 2-7-9 (2gp, 1-0-1 this week) – Dillon with a seeing eye shot from the point this week.
  • RD Ryan Mantha 40gp, 3-7-10 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Ethan Bear 26gp, 3-8-11 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Ryan Stanton 25gp, 0-2-2 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Mark Fayne 6gp, 0-1-1 (Assigned to Springfield)
  • LD Ben Betker 23gp, 0-0-0 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Ziyat Paigin 7gp, 0-0-0 (no longer in organization)
  • RD Eric Gryba 9gp, 0-0-0 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Keegan Lowe 33gp, 2-7-9 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • R Ty Rattie 42gp, 16-14-30 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week) – Selected to the AHL Allstar game
  • L Ryan Hamilton 37gp, 6-13-19 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • L Joey Laleggia 42gp, 7-19-26 (3gp, 0-3-3 this week)
  • RC Josh Currie 39gp, 9-13-22 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week) – Fought former NHLer Eric Fehr
  • R Patrick Russell 42gp, 7-7-14 (3gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • LC Grayson Downing 35gp, 1-16-17 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LC Brad Malone 35gp, 12-10-22 (3gp, 1-0-2 this week) – one goal this week, a shorthanded goal to tie the game up.
  • R Dave Gust 34gp, 9-5-13 (3gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • LC Joe Gambardella 22gp, 5-5-10 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • L Braden Christoffer 37gp, 5-6-11 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • R Jesse Puljujarvi 10gp, 1-4-5 (In the NHL)
  • RC Kyle Platzer 23gp, 5-3-8 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week; assigned to ECHL Wichita)
  • R Zack O’Brien 20gp, 2-5-7 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • F Mitch Callahan 42gp, 2-7-9 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RC Chad Butcher 7gp, 1-1-2 (did not play this week)
  • R Brian Ferlin 7gp, 1-0-1 (did not play this week)
  • L Evan Polei 4gp, 1-1-2 (2gp, 1-0-1 this week; recalled from Witchita) – recalled then he scored an underwear dropping goal.
  • R Greg Chase 1gp, 0-0-0 (Traded to Springfield)
  • R Anton Slepyshev 1gp, 0-0-0 (NHL this week)
  • R Iiro Pakarinen 18gp, 9-4-13 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week; called up to NHL)


  • G Shane Starrett 23gp, 2.49 .927 (one game, stopped 33 of 33)
  • G Nick Ellis 1gp, 3.01 .923 (one game, stopped 36 of 39; Assigned to Witchita)
  • RC Kyle Platzer 12gp, 6-10-16 (2gp, 1-1-2 ;Returned to the ECHL this week)
  • F Lane Bauer 37gp, 8-19-29 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Greg Chase 17gp, 7-10-17 (Traded to Florida)
  • R Zack O’Brien 12gp, 5-7-12 (in the AHL)
  • LC Travis Ewanyk 37gp, 11-13-24 (did not play this week)
  • RC Chad Butcher 27gp, 5-11-16 (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • L Evan Polei 32gp, 8-9-17 (Called up to Bakersfield this week)


  • LC Bogdan Yakimov 54gp, 8-3-11 for Neftekhimik (KHL) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RHD Filip Berglund 32gp, 3-7-10 for Djurgardens (SHL) (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LHD Markus Niemelainen 27gp, 1-2-3 for LeKi (Mestis) from HPK (Sm-Liiga) (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LHD William Lagesson 36gp, 0-7-7 for Djurgardens (SHL) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)


  • R Ostap Safin 41gp, 15-22-37 for Saint-John (QMJHL) (2gp, 0-1-0 this week)
  • C Cameron Hebig 47gp, 34-34-68 for Regina from Saskatoon (WHL) (2gp, 2-2-4 this week)
  • R Kirill Maksimov 40gp, 26-22-48 for Niagara (OHL) (2gp, 1-2-3 this week)
  • L Tyler Benson 36gp, 19-26-45 for Vancouver (WHL) (2gp, 2-0-2 this week) – alumni of our Sponsor alert!
  • LD Dmitri Samorukov 42gp, 7-14-21 for Guelph (OHL) (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • R Kailer Yamamoto 20gp, 8-19-27 for Spokane (WHL) (3gp, 3-3-6 this week) – Kailer tearing it up on his current streak
  • G Stuart Skinner 38gp, 2.14 .923 for Swift Current from Lethbridge (WHL) (two games, stopped 73 of 82)
  • G Dylan Wells 39gp, 3.47 .901 for Peterborough (OHL) (one game, stopped 34 of 38)


  • RC Tyler Vesel 26gp, 10-14-24 for Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA) (2gp, 2-3-5 this week) – That is a hell of a shot.
  • L Graham McPhee 26gp, 11-7-18 for Boston College (NCAA) (3gp, 3-0-3 this week)
  • L Aidan Muir 19gp, 2-7-9 for Western Michigan (NCAA) (did not play this week)
  • RC Aapeli Rasanen 18gp, 3-9-12 for Boston College (NCAA) (3gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • RHD Vincent Desharnais 26gp, 0-9-9 for Providence (NCAA) (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Philip Kemp 17gp, 1-4-5 for Yale (NCAA) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD John Marino 21gp, 0-7-7 for Harvard (NCAA) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Matt Cairns 5gp, 0-0-0 for Cornell (NCAA) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LC Skyler Brind’Amour 45gp, 10-14-24 for Chilliwack (BCHL) (2gp, 1-1-2 this week)


  • R Ostap Safin 7gp, 1-2-3 for Team Czech Republic
  • LD Dmitri Samorukov 5gp, 0-1-1 for Team Russia
  • R Kailer Yamamoto 7gp, 2-2-4 for Team USA
  • RC Aapeli Rasanen 5gp, 4-0-4 for Team Finland

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