Flyers Future Report: World Junior Championship update

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With several NHL prospects and draft-eligible players, the World Junior Championship is always entertaining to watch. For Philadelphia Flyers fans, five of the organization’s prospects are taking part in the tournament over in Malmo, Sweden. For Canada, the tandem of Scott Laughton and Taylor Leier made the trip, while Anthony Stolarz is representing the U.S.A. Also from the 2012 NHL Entry Draft is Valeri Vasiliev, who is representing Russia. In terms of Flyers’ draft picks from 2013, Robert Hagg is representing the host country.

Canada is currently at the top of Group A, as they are 3-0-1 with a plus-7 goal differential. Laughton, who is the captain of the team, is minus-1 with an assist, four PIMs, and six shots on goal. As for Leier, he has yet to record a point and is minus-1 with six PIMs and three shots on goal.

The U.S.A. is second in Group A with a 3-1-0 record, as their lone loss came to Canada earlier in the week. Stolarz has taken part in one game for the red, white, and blue, as he provided a 15-save shutout against Germany in an 8-0 decision.

In Group B, Russia is third in the five-team group with a record of 2-2-0. On Russia’s blue line is Vasiliev, who has a goal in four shots on net, as well as four PIMs and a plus-1 rating.

At the top of Group B is Sweden, who has a tournament-best record of 4-0-0. Hagg is doing well with the Swedes, as he is plus-4 with a goal on four shots and six PIMs.


  1. Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals, OHL) – 50 points (24 goals and 26 assists), plus-9, and 33 PIMs in 29 games.
  2. Taylor Leier (Portland Winterhawks, WHL) – 43 points (22 goals and 21 assists), plus-19, and 14 PIMs in 31 games.
  3. Jason Akeson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 24 points (Seven goals and 17 assists), minus-10, and 20 PIMs in 31 games.
  4. Tyrell Goulbourne (Kelowna Rockets, WHL) – 18 points (Six goals and 12 assists), plus-6, and 52 PIMs in 32 games.
  5. Petr Straka (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 15 points (Five goals and 10 assists), plus-1, and six PIMs in 29 games.
  6. Ben Holmstrom (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 15 points (Six goals and 9 assists) and 66 PIMs in 31 games.
  7. Tye McGinn (Philadelphia Flyers and Adirondack Phantoms) – 13 points (Eight goals and Five assists), minus-8, and 22 PIMs in 32 games.
  8. Andrew Johnston (Orlando Solar Bears, ECHL) – 12 points (Two goals and 10 assists), plus-2, and 25 PIMs in 27 games.
  9. Nick Cousins (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 12 points (Four goals and Eight assists), minus-1, and 19 PIMs in 30 games.
  10. Michael Parks (University of North Dakota, NCAA) – 11 points (Three goals and Eight assists), minus-1, and 10 PIMs in 18 games.
  11. Brandon Alderson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Nine points (Five goals and Four assists) and 16 PIMs in 27 games.
  12. Marcel Noebels (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Six points (One goal and Five assists), plus-4, and 12 PIMs in 18 games.
  13. Kyle Flanagan (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Six points (Three goals and Three assists), minus-1, and four PIMs in 22 games.
  14. Matt Mangene (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Four points (Two goals and Two assists), plus-2, and 13 PIMs in 27 games.
  15. Tyler Brown (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Three assists, plus-1, and six PIMs in 24 games.
  16. Petr Placek (Harvard University, NCAA) – Zero points, minus-1, and two PIMs in one game.
  17. Derek Mathers (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Zero points and 31 PIMs in 13 games.


  1. Samuel Morin (Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL) – 20 points (Five goals and 15 assists), minus-4, and 65 PIMs in 30 games.
  2. Shayne Gostisbehere (Union College, NCAA) – 16 points (Six goals and 10 assists), plus-5, and 12 PIMs in 18 games.
  3. Brandon Manning (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 15 points (Five goals and 10 assists), minus-8, and 95 PIMs in 31 games.
  4. Mark Alt (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 10 points (One goal and Nine assists), minus-5, and 17 PIMs in 30 games.
  5. Terrance Amorosa (Sioux City Musketeers, USHL) -Nine points (Two goals and Seven assists), plus-11, and six PIMs in 24 games.
  6. Robert Hagg (MODO HK and MODO J20) – Eight points (One goal and Seven assists), minus-2, and 20 PIMs in 35 games.
  7. Tyler Hostetter (Wichita Thunder, CHL) – Six points (Two goals and Four assists), minus-1, and 15 PIMs in 19 games.
  8. Fredric Larsson (Youngstown Phantoms, USHL) – Five points (One goal and Four assists), minus-5, and 58 PIMs in 25 games.
  9. Oliver Lauridsen (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Five assists, plus-10, and 76 PIMs in 31 games.
  10. Reece Willcox (Cornell University, NCAA) – Four points (Two goals and Two assists), plus-1, and two PIMs in 15 games.
  11. Cullen Eddy (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Four points (One goal and Three assists), plus-4, and 28 PIMs in 26 games.
  12. Nick Luukko (University of Vermont, NCAA) – Three points (One goal and Two assists) and eight PIMs in 16 games.
  13. Maxim Lamarche (Adirondack Phantoms and Elmira Jackals) – Three points (Two goals and One assist), minus-5, and 10 PIMs in 23 games.
  14. David Drake (Des Moines Buccaneers, USHL) – Three assists, minus-5, and eight PIMs in 24 games.
  15. Valeri Vasiliev (Spartak Moscow, KHL) – Two assists, minus-4, and 12 PIMs in 26 games.
  16. Matt Konan (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Two assists, minus-7, and 22 PIMs in 26 games.


  1. Anthony Stolarz (London Knights, OHL) – 20-3-1, .926 save percentage, and 2.50 GAA.
  2. Cal Heeter (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 11-10-0, .925 save percentage, and 2.24 GAA.
  3. Merrick Madsen (Minot Minotauros, NAHL) – 6-7-0, .909 save percentage, and 2.58 GAA.