Future Flyers Weekly Report

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America. Forwards: Nick Cousins had another impressive performance. He started off the week with a game winning goal in his first game. He then finished with a goal and an assist in his next game. Finally, he capped off the wek with 2 goals and an assist in his final game. He earned two first star honors this week. Cousins is currently sitting at 12 in scoring in the OHL and 2nd in team scoring for the Greyhounds. Marcel Noebels also …

Future Flyers Weekly Report

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America. Forwards: Brendan Ranford kicked off the weekend with a 5 point performance on Friday.  He scored 4 of Kamloops’ 5 goals which included the OT game winner. He picked up an assist on the only goal he didn’t score. Ranford also collected a goal and an assist during the rest of the week’s games.  Nick Cousins started off the week with a pair of 2 point games. He scored 2 goals in his first game and followed that up with …

Future Flyers Weekly Report

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America. Forwards: The Phantoms kicked off their season this week with a 6-3 win against the Connecticut Whale. Many forward prospects contributing with the scoring. Flyers top prospect, Brayden Schenn, contributed with a couple of assists and was named the second star of the match. Mike Testwuide also chipped in with two points, finishing with a goal and an assist. Luke Pither and Eric Wellwood each scored their first goal of the season. Shane Harper also contributed with an assist. Nick …

Ranking the Flyers top 20 prospects using NHLE

Last year, I wrote about a method of evaluating prospects using NHL Equivalencies or NHLE. NHLE allows us to figure out the NHL equivalent of prospect’s performance outside of the NHL. This enables us to better compare prospects playing in various leagues where the level of play is often quite different. I decided to come up with a prospects ranking using NHLE as my guide. Last year I simply ranked the prospects from the best NHLE to the worst, but this time I am taking into account age and league because those are big factors as well. A 20 year …

Prospect Profiles: Luke Pither

Position: Center Shoots: Left Height: 6’0″ Weight: 194 lbs Birthdate: April 26, 1989 Age: 22 Hometown: Burketon, Ontario Acquired: Signed as free agent on March 4, 2010. 2005-2006 Pither’s Major Junior Hockey career begins with the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL. It was a disappointing season for the former 4th overall pick from the OHL Priority Selection Draft. He ended the year with 13 points (4 g, 9 a) in 68 games. He also registered an assist in 6 playoff games that season. 2006-2007 Kingston decided to cut their ties and traded Pither to the Guelph Storm 5 games into …