Prospect Weekly: Stuffing the Boxscore

After Americans enjoyed their holiday full of turkey and stuffing some Avalanche prospects decided to do some stuffing of their own.

Nick Henry was only getting warmed up as he scored his second hat trick in consecutive weeks, which was the third in his WHL career. Each of the goals were tallied in second period in just under seven minutes of play in 5-3 loss to Prince George. All seen below, the second goal of the trio is an especially impressive backhand shot. Henry was named first star of the game and led team with seven shots on goal. He has now piled up 40 points including 15 goals in 25 games, good for fifth in the league scoring. Henry should be a hot commodity at the holiday trade deadline in the WHL.

 

Cale Makar still doing Cale Makar things scoring another goal this time for his sixth of the season in a 3-2 overtime win against Princeton. How many days left until the end of March?

 

Despite recently snapping a seven game points streak, Denis Smirnov converted the game winning goal as seen below in a 4-3 victory at Ohio State. The junior now has eight points in 11 games for the Nittany Lions.

 

The Colorado Eagles mercifully snapped their six-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over Bakersfield to kick off the week and conclude their California road trip. AJ Greer scored two goals and Martin Kaut added two assists with the duo combining on the second goal of the night as seen below. Greer is currently second in team scoring and tops in points per game with 17 points in 16 games.

 

Colorado Eagles were glad to be back home and rewarded their fans with a 4-3 win in overtime against San Jose despite losing a third period lead. Ty Lewis and JC Beaudin each scored goals and AJ Greer picked up two assists. Beaudin is fourth on the team in scoring in 18 games with 11 points and Lewis is tied for seventh with eight points as its good to see both given the time and getting contribution most nights.

 

Martin Kaut saves his goals for clutch time as he scored late in the third period to tie the game less than five minutes left in the contest with what’s becoming his patented wrist shot. Then in the shootout he came through again scoring the slick winning shootout goal as seen below. Kaut is quietly up to tied for fourth in team scoring with 11 points as well. Ty Lewis also added another goal in consecutive nights to kick start the scoring in each game. Eagles won 4-3 and swept the division leaders from San Jose in a much needed successful week.

 

Also worth noting, both forward Tyler Weiss and goaltender Shamil Shmakov have returned from injury and began their seasons.

 

Credit Colorado Eagles for the photo

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