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Wild Prospects Report - Dec. 21

Wednesday, 12.21.2005 / 10:52 AM / News
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Wild Prospects Report - Dec. 21

HOUSTON AEROS (21-8-1-1, 1st place in West Division) – The Houston Aeros, the Wild’s primary development affiliate, earned two wins against the Peoria Rivermen last week to further its advantage in the West Division…C Patrick O’Sullivan and C Rem Murray each tallied two goals and an assist, and linemate RW Matt Foy added a career-best four helpers, as the Aeros ruined former NHL All-Star Patrick Lalime’s Peoria debut with a 7-2 victory over the Rivermen on Saturday…LW Roman Voloshenko notched a goal and an assist in his final game before leaving for the World Junior Championships, and C Erik Westrum and LW Josh Olson also scored for Houston, which has won six of its last seven contests…G Josh Harding stopped 40 shots for the victory as the Aeros scored five or more goals for the eighth time in only 16 home games… RW Kirby Law tallied a power play goal and two assists to reach the 400-point mark in his career, and Murray and O’Sullivan each scored one of Houston’s three power play goals, as the Aeros knocked off the Peoria 5-3 at Toyota Center on Friday…Voloshenko and C Bryan Lundbohm also scored and Harding made 32 saves for Houston… The Aeros host Omaha on Friday in their only game this week…Westrum leads the AHL in scoring with 42 points (13-29=42) and Law ranks second with 40 points (17-23=40)…D Curtis Murphy ranks tied for second in defensemen scoring with 23 points (3-20=23)…Voloshenko is tied for first in rookie scoring with 30 points (19-11=30 and O’Sullivan ranks tied for third with 28 points (14-14=28)…Harding leads the AHL in wins posting a record of 16-6-0 with a 2.57 GAA and a .922 save percentage.

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CHL

C Kyle Bailey - Portland (WHL): Has scored nine goals and 20 assists for 29 points in 28 games with Portland. Ranks fifth on his team in scoring, tied for second in assists and third in penalty minutes with 70. Owns four power play tallies this season.

LW Patrick Bordeleau - Val-D’Or (QMJHL): Has scored 10 goals and 20 assists for 30 points in 33 games with Val-D’Or. Ranks fourth on the team in scoring and third in assists. Has six power play goals and two game-winning goals.

D Riley Emmerson - Tri-City (WHL): Has scored one goal in 30 games with Tri-City with 47 penalty minutes.

LW Matt Kassian - Kamloops (WHL): Has scored four goals and two assists for six points in 35 games with Kamloops. Tied for second on the team with 71 penalty minutes. Three goals have come on the power play.

LW Benoit Pouliot - Sudbury (OHL): Scored 17 goals and 17 assists for 34 points in 23 games with Sudbury. Leads the team in goals and plus/minus rating (+13), and ranks second in scoring. Has seven power play goals and three shorthanded goals. Will represent Canada at the World Junior Championships.

D A.J. Thelen - Prince Albert (WHL): Has scored six goals and 11 assists for 17 points in 36 games. Leads the team with five power play goals and ranks tied for fourth in scoring.

College

D Anthony Aiello - Boston College (Hockey East): Has scored three assists in 12 games with B.C.

RW Mike Erickson - Western Michigan (CCHA): Scored four goals and five assists for nine points in 16 games with Western Michigan. Ranks third on the team in scoring and fourth with four power play goals.

C Danny Irmen - Minnesota (WCHA): Scored four goals and five assists for nine points in nine games, after missing nine games with a broken finger. Scored two goals and three assists in sweep of North Dakota on December 9 and 10.

F Ryan Jones - Miami (CCHA): Scored seven goals and six assists for 13 points in 16 games with second-ranked Miami. Ranks second on the team in goals and third in scoring.

C Kyle Wilson - Colgate (ECAC): Scored 13 goals and seven assists for 20 points in 15 games. Ranks tied for first on team in goals and third in scoring. Leads the team with seven power play goals and tied for first with three game-winning goals.

Europe

C Morten Madsen - Frolunda Jr. (SWE): Scored six goals and 20 assists for 26 points in 25 games with Frolunda. Ranks fourth on the team in scoring and second in assists. Represented Denmark in the World Junior B Championships.

D Georgi Misharin - CSKA Moscow (RUS): Scored one goal and eight assists for nine points in 31 games with CSKA Moscow.

RW Julien Sprunger - HC Fribourg (SUI): Scored 11 goals and 10 assists for 21 points in 28 games with HC Fribourg. Ranks tied for third on the team in scoring and tied for second in goals. Will represent Switzerland at the World Junior Championships.

D Mikhail Tyulyapkin - Novokuznetsk (RUS): Scored two goals and two assists for four points in 22 games.

Goaltenders

Anton Khudobin - Saskatoon (WHL): Owns an 11-8-0 record with a 3.26 goals against average and a .909 save percentage. Will represent Russia at the World Junior Championships.

Miroslav Kopriva - Austin (CHL): Owns a 5-1-0 record with a 1.83 goals against average and a .945 save percentage. Named the CHL Goaltender of the Week on December 5.

Kristofer Westblom - Kelowna (WHL): Owns an 8-4-1 record with a 3.50 goals against average and a .867 save percentage.

 


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