Two recent draft picks of the New York Rangers, Bryce Lampman and Ryan Hollweg, made the final roster for the USA Junior team that will compete in the upcoming World Junior Championships. This year’s tournament takes place in the Czech Republic during late December and early January.
|Bryce Lampman, a 19-year-old native of Minnesota, was the captain and a stud defenseman for the Omaha Lancers of the USHL last season. Drafted by the Rangers in the fourth round (113th overall) this past June, Lampman had to make a difficult decision this summer concerning where he would be playing for this season. He had the option to play in juniors with the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL, or head to college and play for the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks. In a move that was easily foreseeable, Lampman chose to take the college route, and so far it seems to have paid off for him.|
Photo Courtesy of the University of Nebraska-Omaha
Lampman has suited up for 16 games so far with the Mavericks, and has registered 3 assists and 22 penalty minutes along with a -2 rating. The numbers do not exactly stand out at you, but most of the time statistics do not Read more»
2002 United States National Junior Team
No.NameHt. (cm.)Wt. (kg.)BirthdateS/CHometownCurrent TeamNHL Rights
29Bacashihua, Jason6-1 (186)165 (75)9/20/82RDearborn Hts., Mich.Plymouth (OHL)DAL
1LaBrosse, Dwight6-1 (186)170 (77)10/6/83LMcMurray, Pa.Guelph (OHL)2002
2Ballard, Keith5-11 (181)200 (91)11/26/82LBaudette, Minn.Minnesota (WCHA)2002
31Hope, Joey 6-0 (184)174 (79)1/1/82RAnchorage, Alaska Portland (WHL)2002
8Komisarek, Mike6-4 (193)230 (104)1/19/82RIslip Terrace, N.Y.Michigan (CCHA)MTL
26Lampman, Bryce6-1 (186)193 (88)8/31/82LRochester, Minn.Neb.-Omaha (CCHA)NYR
13Lebda, Brett5-10 (178)186 (85)1/15/82LBuffalo Grove, Ill.Notre Dame (CCHA)2002
5Reitz, Erik6-0 (184)192 (87)7/29/82RPlymouth, Mich.Barrie (OHL)MIN
6Welch, Noah6-3 (191)212 (97)8/26/82LBrighton, Mass.Harvard (ECAC)PIT
3Whitney, Ryan6-4 (193)192 (87)2/19/83LScituate, Mass.Boston Univ. (HE)2002
23Brown, Dustin6-1 (186)203 (92)11/4/84RIthaca, N.Y.Guelph (OHL)2003
9Eaves, Ben 5-8 (173)176 (80)3/7/82RFaribault, Minn.Boston College (HE)PIT
18Globke, Rob6-3 (191)205 (93)10/24/82RW. Bloomfield, Mich.Notre Dame (CCHA)2002
24Helminen, Dwight5-10 (178)184 (83)6/22/83LBrighton, Mich.Michigan (CCHA)2002
21Higgins, Christopher5-9 (176)190 (87)6/2/83LSmithtown, N.Y.Yale (ECAC)2002
11Hollweg, Ryan5-11 (181)185 (84)4/23/83LDowney, Calif.Medicin Read more»
Where are they now? (Switzerland – part 1)
Apart from the traditional big 5 (Finland, Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia) in Europe, Switzerland has made some siginificant progress the past few years and has established themselves as a genuine A-pool country. This upbeat is not only displayed on the national team level but as well in the Swiss Leagues (National Liga A and National Liga B). There are currently around 60 players which are either drafted or have had an NHL career playing in Switzerland, most of them being North-Americans. Where exactly are they playing now and what happened to them after they crossed the pond? An overview per NHL teamAnaheim Mighty Ducks
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The Canadian Hockey League Player of the Month for November is forward
Pierre-Marc Bouchard of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior
Bouchard, a centre, turned in a spectacular month for Chicoutimi while
appearing in 11 games. Bouchard fired 12 goals and added 16 assists for a
total of 28 points in those 11 games, while also posting a plus 11. Bouchard
was also selected the QMJHL Offensive Player of the Month.
Bouchard becomes the second winner of the CHL Player of the Month Award.
October’s winner was forward Nathan Robinson of the Belleville Bulls of the
Ontario Hockey League. The three CHL leagues – the Quebec Major Junior
Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League and the Western Hockey League – all
select Players of the Month and starting last month, the CHL then selects a
CHL Player of the Month from among the leagues’ nominees. The CHL also
selects a Player of the Week from among the three leagues’ nominees every
Goaltender Adam Russo of the Acadie-Bathurst Titian was the QMJHL Defensive
Player of the Month after winning all nine games he started in November
while posting a 2.32 goals against average and a .915 save percentage.
The OHL’s Molson Player of the Month was forward Darryl Bootland of the
Toronto St. Michael’s Majors. Bootland scored 12 goals and added 11 assists
for 23 points in 13 games to help the Majors post a 7-2-4-0 record for the
month. The OHL Goaltender of the Month was David Chant of the Barrie Colts.
He posted a 7-2-2 record, along with a 2.24 goals aga Read more»
Dayton rookie center Preston Mizzi is the InGlasCo Player of the Week.
The 20-year-old Mizzi scored five goals and eight points while helping the Bombers go 3-0-1 to remain atop the Northwest Division. The 5-11 and 194-pound Mizzi scored the game-winning goal in Dayton’s 4-1 win against Wheeling on Tuesday and had two goals and an assist in the Bombers’ 6-2 win at Toledo on Friday. He scored a power play goal and had an assist in a 5-4 shootout loss at Cincinnati on Saturday, and then scored the game-winning goal and had an assist in Sunday’s 3-1 win at Peoria. Mizzi, who has a four-game goal-scoring streak, has scored 13 points (9g-4a) in his last nine games and leads Dayton with 10 goals in 14 games.
Louisiana’s Frederic Cloutier is the East Coast Hockey League Goalie of the Week
Cloutier, who is under contract with the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League, was 2-0-0 with a 0.99 goals against average and a .973 save percentage in two games last week. The 20-year-old Cloutier made 31 saves while recording his team-record and ECHL-leading fourth shutout of the season in a 3-0 win against New Orleans on Tuesday. He then made 40 saves in a 3-2 overtime win at Arkansas, a victory that improved Louisiana to 17-1-2, the best start in ECHL history. Cloutier is 9-0-2 and leads the ECHL with a 1.41 goals against average, four shutouts and a .959 save percentage in 11 games.
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