Coyotes News and Notes

By Russell Brooks

Coyotes Prospects News and Notes

  • The Springfield Falcons announced today that the Phoenix Coyotes have reassigned center Jason Bonsignore and defenseman Michael Schutte to the Lowell Lock Monsters.

    Bonsignore scored nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points in 37 games played this year with the Falcons. Schutte scored five goals with 11 assists for 16 points in 48 games played this year in Springfield. Schutte is in his first year of professional hockey. Both Bonsignore and Schutte will play the remainder of the season for the Lowell Lock Monsters of the AHL.

  • The Phoenix Coyotes did recall center Jeff Taffe from the Springfield Falcons. Newly acquired Francois Leroux reported to the Springfield Falcons and played for the Falcons on Wednesday against the Providence Bruins.
  • Augusta Lynx Brad Ralph was recalled to the Springfield Falcons on Tuesday. He scored his first goal of the season, on the power play, against the Providence Bruins last night.
  • Calgary Hitmen forward Fredrik Sjostrom has served his two-game suspension for cross-checking Wheat Kings right-winger Jordin Tootoo in the face. “I realize now that it wasn’t the nicest thing, what I did to Tootoo,” Sjostrom told the Calgary Sun. “It’s too bad it happened. It was bad timing. But it won’t happen again.”
  • Lancy Monych suffered a knee injury for the Brandon Wheat Kings but hopes to be back by the start of the playoffs which begin March 21st.
  • Josh Blackburn has been stellar since being traded to the Columbus Inferno earlier this season. In 29 games, Blackburn has a 2.99 GAA along with a .911 Save %. Josh Blackburn was the first star of the night as he recorded his second shutout of the season, stopping 29 shots on goal against Pee Dee tonight.
  • Cornell goaltender David LeNeveu was selected to this year’s All-Ivy League men’s hockey team, as the sophomore earned unanimous first-team honors and was named Player of the Year.

    In Ivy League games this year, LeNeveu led all goalies with a 1.39 G.A.A, .937 save percentage and an .850 winning percentage. For the year, he leads the nation with his overall G.A.A. of 1.15, .943 save percentage, a .900 winning percentage (22-2-1) and seven shutouts.