North American Prospect Weekly Report (4/4 – 4/10)

The North American Prospect Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America.


Jason Akeson and the Kitchener Rangers played a game seven versus Tyler Brown and the Plymouth Whalers earlier this week. Akeson assisted on both of the Rangers’ goals, but it was not enough for Kitchener to move on. Brown scored a goal and assisted on another to help his team advance to round two. Brown assisted on all three of Plymouth’s goals in the opening match of round two, but his team fell short. He was held pointless in a 3-2 loss in game two of the series. Dave Labrecque has been all of Shawinigan’s offense in the second round as he is the only player to score a goal for them. He scored a goal in both games one and two. Tye McGinn has been held pointless thus far in the second round as the Olympiques only managed to score one goal in two games.

The Phantoms were extremely busy as they wrapped up their season with five games this week. Matt Read continued to be the Phantoms most impressive forward in his short time since signing a contract with the Flyers. He opened the week with a 3 assist performance in their first game and followed that up with a goal and an assist in the next game. He scored another goal in game 4 and finished the season with a goal and an assist in the final game. Mike Testwuide finished his strong second half performance with 4 points (2g, 2 a) over the last week. Stefan Legein had a two assist performance in his only game before finding himself a healthy scratch the remainder of the season. Rob Bordson assisted on his goal on his next to last game and then finished out the season with a goal in his final game. Ben Holmstrom was the only other forward prospect to register a point in the final week.

Name Team Games Goals Assists +/-
Jason Akeson Kitchener Rangers 1 0 2 0
Rob Bordson Adirondack Phantoms 5 1 1 +4
Tyler Brown Plymouth Whalers 3 1 4 +1
Shane Harper Greenville Road Warriors 4 0 3 -1
Ben Holmstrom Adirondack Phantoms 4 0 1 -2
Jonathon Kalinski Adirondack Phantoms 5 0 0 -2
Dave Labrecque Shawinigan Cataractes 2 2 0 -3
Stefan Legein Adirondack Phantoms 1 0 2 0
Tye McGinn Gatineau Olympiques 2 0 0 -1
Luke Pither Adirondack Phantoms 4 0 0 -1
Matt Read Adirondack Phantoms 5 3 5 +5
Andrew Rowe Greenville Road Warriors 4 1 1 -2
Tom Sestito Adirondack Phantoms 0 0 0 0
Mike Testwuide Adirondack Phantoms 5 2 2 +2
Eric Wellwood Adirondack Phantoms 5 0 0 -2
Harry Zolnierczyk Adirondack Phantoms 3 0 0 -2


Erik Gustafsson made a statement with 9 points and a +7 over his final five games. He kicked off the week with a 5 assist night during game one. He then added two more assists in the following game. He finished the week with an assist in each of the next two games before being held pointless in his final game. Tyler Hostetter finished his junior career with a goal and an assist in game seven of the OHL playoffs, but it wasn’t enough for his Otters to advance to the next round. Instead, he began his pro career with the Phantoms this week where he was held pointless and was a -3 in over three games. Kevin Marshall finished up his final week with an assist. Marc-Andre Bourdon split time with the Phantoms and Greenville of the ECHL. Bourdon was held pointless in both games with the Phantoms. He was also held pointless in three games with the Road Warriors, but will be advancing to the next round in the playoffs with them.

Name Team Games Goals Assists +/-
Marc-Andre Bourdon Greenville Road Warriors 5 0 0 +2
Erik Gustafsson Adirondack Phantoms 5 0 9 +7
Tyler Hostetter Adirondack Phantoms 4 1 1 -1
Oliver Lauridsen Adirondack Phantoms 0 0 0 0
Kevin Marshall Adirondack Phantoms 5 0 1 -2


Johan Backlund started the final 4 games for the Phantoms as Leighton was re-called by the Flyers. He won his first start when he stopped 19 of 20 shots. He lost the second one by allowing 3 goals on 33 shots. He then got his final win of the season when he stopped 27 of 28. His final start was a loss where he let in 4 goals on 40 shots. Nic Riopel started the first two games for Greenville in round one of playoffs. He won game one when he stopped all but 3 of the 34 shots he saw. He lost game two, allowing 4 goals on 29 shots. Greenville went with their other goalie for the next two games because they felt Riopel needed a rest. Brian Stewart started all four playoff games for Bakersfield, but they lost the series 3-1. He allowed three goals in three of his starts and lost two of them. He allowed two in his other start, but didn’t get any goal support and lost that one as well.

Name Team Games Wins Losses GAA SV%
Johan Backlund Adirondack Phantoms 4 2 2 2.28 .926
Adam Morrison Saskatoon Blades 0 0 0 0.00 .000
Nic Riopel Greenville Road Warriors 2 1 1 3.02 .902
Brian Stewart Bakersfield Condors 4 1 3 2.73 .907