Minor League Update: 12/11-12/17

The Adirondack Phantoms lost their first game of the week before winning last night to make their record 3-3-1 in the month of December. Since their four-game winning streak was snapped at the beginning of the month, the Phantoms two wins in their last six games have both been one-goal victories. With Christmas taking place next weekend, the Phantoms play today and Wednesday while not playing on Saturday for only the second time all season. In their first game of the week, the Phantoms lost on the road 3-1 to the Binghamton Senators (the Ottawa Senators’ AHL affiliate). Rob Klinkhammer potted …

The need for D

Over the past 110 regular season games stretching back to the beginning of last season, Chris Pronger skated for a mere 63 of those games. A plethora of differing injuries kept him out of the lineup for long stretches. Now, he is out indefinitely with what is being called “concussion-like symptoms”. Or you know, as the rest of us call it, a concussion. Barely into the second season of his seven-year contract extension, he rarely looks like his typical, grade-A self. The older he gets, the more he cuts back, playing a less physical and less aggressive style, likely in an …

Future Flyers Report

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects. Brendan Ranford was the top scoring Flyers prospect once again this week. He kicked off the week with a pair of goals and ended the week with a pair of assists on Sunday. Nick Cousins assisted on a goal in each of his two games. Marcel Noebels was selected to Team Germany for the upcoming World Junior tournament and is off training with the team. Defenseman Ricard Blidstrand scored his 2nd and 3rd goals of the season. The Phantoms had trouble putting the puck in the net this …

Future Flyers Report

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects. Forwards: Brendan Ranford caught fire this week with 1 goal and 8 assists over 4 games which included a 4 assist performance on Tuesday. His 9 point week allowed him to regain the lead in Blazer’s scoring. He also moved to the top 20 in WHL scoring. Nick Cousins had slowed down slightly with only 3 points in his last 6 games, but he picked up all 3 points this week. Marcel Noebels is still struggling to find some consistency as he picked up only an assist on …

Future Flyers Weekly Report

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects. Forwards: In juniors, Brendan Ranford kicked off the week with a goal on Wednesday. He also scored a goal and assisted on another during Saturday’s game. Derek Mathers scored a goal in each game this weekend. Marcel Noebels also tallied a goal and an assist this week. Meanwhile Nick Cousins went pointless as the Greyhounds only managed to score two goals in two games. Brayden Schenn began his conditioning stint with the Phantoms and did not disappoint. He picked up an assist in his first game back from …