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Wild Prospects Report - Dec. 28

Wednesday, 12.28.2005 / 3:10 PM / News
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Wild Prospects Report - Dec. 28

 
 Kirby Law’s League leading 20 goals and 44 points have helped Houston to a AHL West best 23-8-1-1 record. (cr. Kirk Sides)
HOUSTON AEROS (23-8-1-1, 1st place in West Division) – The Aeros have won five games in a row and eight of their last ten overall and lead the Western Conference with 48 points…RW Kirby Law scored two goals to take over the AHL goal lead with 20, C Erik Westrum added three assists to pad his advantage in the AHL points race as Houston rolled to a 7-1 victory over the San Antonio Rampage at Toyota Center on Monday...Former Rampage forward Petr Taticek added a goal and two assists, C Patrick O’Sullivan and Joel Ward also scored and G Josh Harding made 27 saves…The Aeros won its only game played last week as Law scored on a power play with 20.9 seconds left in overtime after RW Matt Foy’s second goal tied the game with 7:10 remaining in regulation to help Houston rally from a two-goal deficit for a 4-3 victory over the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights at Toyota Center on Friday...D Erik Reitz also scored and Harding made 38 stops, including a third-period penalty shot…C Erik Westrum leads the AHL in scoring with 46 points (13-33=46) while Law ranks second with 44 points (20-24=44)…LW Roman Voloshenko (19-11=30), who is playing for Russia in World Junior Championships, and O’Sullivan (15-15=30) rank tied for third in rookie scoring with 30 points each…D Curtis Murphy ranks third in defensemen scoring with 26 points (3-23=26)…Harding leads the AHL in wins and is 18-6-0 with a 2.52 GAA and a .924 save percentage… Houston hosts Iowa tonight to complete a five-game homestand and plays at San Antonio Saturday.

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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 36 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. Registered one assist and four penalty minutes in Canada’s 5-1 win over Finland in the first game of the World Junior Championships.

D A.J. Thelen - Prince Albert (WHL): Has scored six goals and 11 assists for 17 points in 37 games. Leads the team with five power play goals and ranks tied for fifth 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 17 games. Ranks second 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 32 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. Collected 12 penalty minutes in Switzerland’s 2-0 win over Norway in first game of World Juniors.

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. Stopped 31 of 32 shots in Russia’s 5-1 win over Sweden in first game of World Juniors.

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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