News & Features
Week Of 11/19 to 11/24
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Pavel Brendl Calgary WHL 19 24 17 41 16 22
This Week: 2 GP, 3 G, 1 A, 4 P, 4 PIM, +4
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Jamie Lundmark Seattle WHL 13 11 9 20 18 17 Even
This Week: 3 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 4 P, 0 PIM, +1
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Filip Novak Regina WHL 25 10 19 29 30 13
This Week: 4 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 4 P, 13 PIM, +2
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Garret Bembridge Saskatoon WHL 25 18 15 33 12 -4
This Week: 4 GP, 5 G, 2 A, 7 P, 0 PIM, +2
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Evgeny Gusakov Baie-Comeau QMJHL 24 6 12 18 60 -2
This Week: 1 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 0 PIM, -1
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Premsyl Duben Baie-Comeau QMJHL 17 0 6 6 20 -6
This Week: 1 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 1 P, 0 PIM, Even
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Nathan Martz New Hampshire HE 10 1 3 4 6 -1
This Week: No Games Played
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Patrick Aufiero Boston U. HE 10 1 3 4 10 Read more »
Antropov set to make 2000/01 debut: Nik Antropov has been cleared to play for approximately 10 days now but no formal date has yet been set for his return … unfortunately for Nik, the club has reeled of 3 straight impressive wins and Coach Quinn seems hesitant to disrupt the growing team chemistry at this juncture …
One defender short: Rookie blueliner Petr Svoboda is currently out of the Leafs’ line-up with a severe ankle bruise suffered against the Canadiens on November 18th … his injury leaves the team with only 6 healthy defenders at the NHL level … with the St. John’s Maple Leafs currently travelling in the Toronto vicinity, it might be a good chance to take a longer look at Nathan Dempsey who has perhaps been the best player in the entire AHL so far this year (see additional St. John’s coverage below) …
Tellqvist update: Following the National Team’s disastrous performance against Finland at the Karjala Cup, Tellqvist again struggled once back in the SEL – this time against AIK … despite outshooting the other Stockholm-based side by a wide margin, Djurgarden dropped a 4-3 decision … worse still for Mikael, rival goaltender Tim Thomas returned from injury for this match and was the far superior player on the night … things returned to normal later in the week, with Tellqvist back to standing on his head in twin 4-1 ins for Djurgarden over Bjorkloven and Brynas … at this stage in the season, Mikael still owns solid leads in every meaningful SEL goaltending category including a sparklin Read more »
‘healthy scratch’ keeping them out of the line-up are all the usual reasons for a player not in the game. Kootenay ICE European forward Marek
Svatos is experiencing that feeling, only not because of any of the aforementioned reasons.
on team scoring with sixteen points, is sitting on the sidelines for another reason, one he has little control over – bureaucratic hockey wrangling.
In order for any European hockey player to play in the North American junior leagues, a release from that players’ home country governing
hockey body or former hockey club must be obtained by the team he plays for. In Svatos’ case, the issue boils down to a contract he signed
with a Slovakian professional club before knowing he was coming to Canada and the Kootenay ICE. Svatos, who is eligible for the 2001 NHL
Draft in Sunrise, Florida is dying to get back on the ice. “I am frustrated by not being able to play,” said the native of Slovakia through teammate
Zdenek Blatny, who acted as interpreter for the interview. “I’m a little mad at my old team in Slovakia, but it’s my own fault too, I signed the
contract.” Marek is also concerned that the games missed might have somewhat of a negative affect in the possibility of being drafted by an
NHL club this June. “I’m not playing, the scouts can Read more »
season already in the books, the
Kootenay ICE encountering some
adversity of late and crucial tests coming
up in the next two weeks with two home
dates against Red Deer and games
against Regina, Kamloops and Calgary,
these next two weeks will be a good
indicator of just how good a club the
Kootenay ICE are. That being said, here
is a player by player, coaching and
management report card of performance
so far this season. There are some raving
reviews, some needs to be addressed
and concerns to be dealt with and some
question marks. Play along at home and
see who’s making the grade.
Management – Bob Tory
Coach – Ryan McGill Read more »
The 1985 born guys had 3 games against the Under-16 team of Switzerland on their schedule. The event took place in small Czech cities Trutnov, Nove Mesto and Lomnice and the games were attended mostly by the parents of the players. Although the senior national team of Switzerland isn’t sometimes taken seriously by the other teams, the junior teams have to be. So has the new Under-16 team. The young guys have beaten the Czechs with a 2-1 record, proving they are a top team. They won the first game 5:3, the second the 3:1 and just in the third game the Czechs recorded a victory, 4:3, on goals by Petr Vrana and Ivo Kratena, each scoring two. The whole Under-16 team is led by the star first forward line with Olomouc “twins” Vrana and Kratena and scoring wonder Vojtech Polak of HC Becherovka Karlovy Vary (registered 7 goals in the last Under-16 team game in the series against Slovakia!) Also in this series Kratena and Vrana combined for 7 of the 8 goals overall scored by the Czechs (Kratena 3, Vrana 4). The first line is absolutely dominating in the Under-16 team and all three forwards can be taken as serious 2003 NHL draft prospects. It’s likely that they’ll have some size at that time (Polak is 5’11”, 160 lbs. by now, Read more »
1. Michigan State
Comments: Tied with surprising Western Michigan. Faces tough test with # 2 Minnesota in the College Hockey Showcase.
Comments: Swept rival St. Cloud State while playing solid hockey. Must finish off teams and not allow them back into games. Look for a low
3. North Dakota
Comments: Swept lowly Minnesota-Duluth. Has the top scoring line in the coutry with Bayda-Lundbohm-Panzer.
4. Western Michigan
Comments: Playing great hockey but must remain consistent. Proved it can play with the big boys as they tied the #1 ranked Spartans.
5. New Hampshire
Comments: Beat Boston College and University this weekend. Must continue to play consistent.
6. Boston College
Comments: Loss to New Hampshire hurts Boston College. Team has to improve it’s chemisty to continue to be successful.
Comments: Heads into a tough test with Wisconsin and Minnesota this weekend. Must play solid defense against the Badgers Heatley and the
Comments: Swept Northeastern and has played for the most part of the early season consistent hockey. Must continue in the rugged Hockey
9. St. Cloud State
Comments: Needs to get things fixed after being swept by the Gophers. Offense must step it up for the Huskies.
10. Colorado College
Comments: Splits with Wisconsin after being swept by St. Cloud State. Someone nee Read more »