Prospect Weekly: Change of Address

Continuing on in the OHL playoffs, Brandon Saigeon and the Oshawa Generals are currently down 0-2 in their series against Niagara but are returning home for the week. Saigeon scored in an eventual 3-2 loss in overtime as seen below and as always showing off his shot and knack for finding the back of the net. He is currently tied for the team lead in scoring with eight points through seven games.

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It was a big week for Nick Henry which started with him scoring to give the Hurricanes the lead in a crucial game 6 which resulted in a heartbreaking in 7-6 overtime loss. Results did not improve in the decisive game 7 as the Hurricanes were eliminated and Henry finished with six points including four goals in the postseason. Henry’s season did not end in Lethbridge however as he got the call to join the Colorado Eagles for their remaining four regular season games and begin his pro career in the AHL.

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Nikolai Kovalenko‘s season didn’t conclude with Yaroslavl’s loss in the KHL playoffs as he has now joined the junior affiliate in the MHL to continue his season. Despite not playing in the league the entire season Kovalenko adjusted quickly and began to contribute on the scoresheet in his second game with the team in a 2-1 loss against Mamonty Yugry. In typical Kovalenko fashion seen below he cleans up a rebound at the net front.

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Kovalenko was just getting started on the scoring as he added two more goals in a 3-2 series clinching win against Mamonty Yugry which sent Loko to the MHL finals to defend their title. Rudo3 has provided some bonus Kovalenko footage in a shift-by-shift from this game found below.

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For reasons unknown Ty Lewis was sent to the Utah Grizzlies but he has exploded with 13 points in seven contests with the team. One of those points seen below Lewis finds Turner Ottenbreit on a cross-ice pass for the opening goal but eventual 5-2 loss to Wichita. Utah has wrapped up a playoff berth and is fine-tuning before the post season.

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Solid pro debuts for Shane Bowers and Nick Henry were spoiled by a last minute loss for the Colorado Eagles as they fell 3-2 in Chicago. AJ Greer continues to do nothing but prove that he’s beyond the AHL level by scoring another determined individual effort goal seen below.

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AJ Greer was the hero again scoring the game deciding shootout tally in the following day’s rematch against Chicago. Spencer Martin also made several key stops in both the shootout and in overtime to help earn the Eagles a much needed 3-2 win and keep themselves afloat in the playoff race. The final save and goal sequence is seen below.

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Credit Colorado Eagles for the photo

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