Welcome back to the third weekly installment of the Flyers Junior Hockey Prospect Recap.
The big news from this week is that Victoriaville Tigres winger Egor Serdyuk has a lower body injury. According to the newspaper La Nouvelle Union, Serdyuk actually travelled to Philadelphia in order to be examined by the Flyers medical staff because it is an injury that he has been dealing with for the last few weeks. It is unclear at this time how severe the injury is or how long Serdyuk may be out of the lineup. Further news and updates will be covered in this article when they are made available.
This weeks edition covers the week that was in the CHL and the BCHL from Wednesday October 2nd – Sunday October 6th.
WHL (Western Hockey League)
Wyatte Wylie #29 (D) – Everett Silvertips (WHL)
- On Saturday night, Wyatte Wylie and the Everett Silvertips traveled to Kamloops to take on the Blazers. Wylie got an assist on the powerplay to open the scoring at 6:49 of the first period and Everett took the win by a score of 3-2. Wylie finished the game with an even rating and 4 shots on goal. The Silvertips managed to defend their lead throughout the third period even though Kamloops managed to outshoot them by a 15-2 margin (36-24 in the game).
- Sunday saw the Everett Silvertips travel to Spokane to play the Chiefs. Wyatte Wylie was held pointless, but Everett came away with the victory by a score of 4-3. Wylie did finish with a +2 rating and was credited with 4 shots on goal. Spokane had a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes, but Everett scored 2 goals on 8 shots in the third period to take the win.
Egor Zemula #9 (D) – Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
- Egor Zemula and the Calgary Hitman welcomed the visiting Portland Winterhawks on Sunday afternoon. Zemula and the Hitmen delighted the home fans by winning the game by a score of 5-2 even though they were outshot 33-29. Portland could not capitalize on powerplay opportunities and went 0 for 5 with the extra attacker. Zemula was awarded the First Star of the game with 1 goal and 1 assist to go along with a +2 rating. Zemula opened the scoring only 4:00 into the game while Calgary was on the powerplay. He also added an assist on what turned out to be the game winning goal in the middle of the opening period. Zemula also had 3 shots on goal in the game.
Roddy Ross #1 (G) – Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
- Wednesday night saw the Seattle Thunderbirds travel to Kamloops, British Columbia to face the Blazers. Roddy Ross got the start in goal as the Thunderbirds lost a lopsided contest by a score of 8-1. Ross allowed only 1 goal in the opening period, but allowed 2 goals in 1:14 and 3 goals in 2:00 to total a 5 goal second period for Kamloops. Ross was replaced in goal to start the third period. Shots for the game were 43-26 in favor of Kamloops who just seemed to have more jump throughout the course of the game. Overall, Ross allowed 6 goals on 33 shots (27 saves) and did get the defensive support of his teammates. Although Ross was beaten by some tipped and screen shots, he also was beaten by a knuckle puck shot after a bad clearing attempt that he would have wanted a second crack at. Ross’ replacement did not fare much better allowing 2 goals on 10 shots in relief.
- Roddy Ross got the night off on Friday night as the Seattle Thunderbirds went on the road to face the Spokane Chiefs. Seattle lost the game by a score of 5-1. Seattle goalie Blake Lyda allowed 5 goals on 32 shots (27 saves) to take the loss.
- Roddy Ross got the start on Saturday night as the Seattle Thunderbirds hosted the Victoria Royals. A much better overall team effort saw Seattle come away with a 5-3 victory. Ross was much sharper tonight making a few difficult saves throughout the game. Seattle outshot Victoria 29-28 and went 3 for 6 on the powerplay (compared to 1 for 6 for Victoria). Ross picked up the win allowing 3 goals on 28 shots making 25 saves.
OHL (Ontario Hockey League)
Mason Millman #12 (D) – Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
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- Thursday night saw the Saginaw Spirit play on the road versus the Niagara IceDogs and come away with a 5-4 regulation win. Mason Millman did not register any points in the contest, nor did he register any shots on goal or take any penalties.
- Friday night saw the Saginaw Spirit play on the road against the Erie Otters. Despite a 42-29 shots advantage, the final score was much closer with Saginaw winning by a score of 4-2. Mason Millman was held pointless once again in this contest. He was credited with 1 shot on goal and finished the game with an even rating.
- The Saginaw Spirit travelled to Oshawa on Sunday afternoon to face the Generals. While the visiting Spirit outshot the Generals by a 38-28 margin, Oshawa won the game by a score of 4-3. Mason Millman did not get any points in the game and finished with a -1 rating and 1 shot on goal. Millman did pick up a double minor for high sticking which Oshawa took advantage of by potting an insurance goal to make the game 4-2 and ultimately out of reach for Saginaw.
QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
Egor Serdyuk #18 (RW) – Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
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- Wednesday night saw the Victoriaville Tigres travel to Baie-Comeau to face the Drakkar. Victoriaville won their first game of the QMJHL season by a score of 6-2. Egor Serdyuk did not play and was not listed on the gamesheet.
- Friday night saw Victoriaville play at home versus the Gatineau Olympiques without the services of Egor Serdyuk. With an overwhelming 48-20 shots on goal advantage, Victoriaville won its second straight game only by a 2-1 margin.
- Egor Serdyuk was absent from Victoriaville’s Sunday afternoon game against the Rimouski Oceanic. While the home Tigres lost the game by a score of 4-1, the likely number one selection in the upcoming 2020 NHL Draft Alexis Lafreniere dazzled onlookers by potting 2 goals and 1 assist in the game. For the season, Lafreniere has an astounding 6 goals 13 assists for 19 points in only 8 games played.
BCHL (British Columbia Hockey League)
Jay O’Brien #9 (RW) – Penticton Vees (BCHL)
- Friday night saw the Penticton Vees play the visiting Vernon Vipers to attempt to extend their season opening win streak to nine games. In a low scoring affair, Penticton indeed notched their ninth straight victory with a final score of 1-0. Jay O’Brien was held off the scoresheet. Penticton goaltender Yaniv Perets stopped all 15 shots he faced for the shutout victory. Penticton had a 34-15 shots advantage in this game.
- Penticton was listed as the visiting team on Saturday night as they faced the Wenatchee Wild looking for their tenth straight victory to open the season. Jay O’Brien notched 1 goal and 3 assists for 4 points continuing Penticton’s incredible winning streak. O’Brien was awarded the games Second Star honors and it is worth noting that all of his points were at even strength as Pentiction went 0 for 6 with the man advantage.
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