Canes Prospects Three Stars of the Week

By pbadmin

For the week ending 11/06/99
1. Jeff Heerema, Wing – Sarnia Sting
The status quo for Jeff this week was multipoint games. He had two of them. The scoring began on October 31 in a 2-2 tie with the Plymouth Whalers. Jeff had one goal and one assist for Sarnia. Of not in this game for Hurricanes fans, is that all four goals scored involved Hurricanes prospects. Heerema had points on both Sarnia goals, while Kevin Holridge picked up an assist on one Plymouth goal and Damian Surma picked up an assist on the other Plymouth score. Heerema continued scoring in a Sarnia 4-3 victory over Erie on November 5. He bagged an overtime winning powerplay goal, for his fifth of the season. Jeff rounded out the week with two assists in a 4-4 tie with Kitchener on November 6.
2. Jaroslav Svoboda, Wing – Kootenay Ice
The numbers looked good this week for Jaroslav. Four days, three games, two goals, six assists, eight points. On November 2 he started scoring with a goal and an assist in a 5-5 tie versus Medicine Hat. On November 5, a goal, his seventh, on the powerplay and an assist in a 6-2 victory over Medicine Hat. Then on November 6, four assists in a 6-2 victory over Calgary.

3. Tommy Westlund, Wing – Carolina Hurricanes
On November 5, Tommy scored his first NHL goal in a 3-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. His superb defensive play has given him time on both as a wing and as a center.

For the week ending 10/30/99
1. David Tanabe, Defense – Carolina Hurricanes
David scored his third goal of the season, in the Hurricanes 4-0 win over the New York Islanders on October 30. All three of his NHL goals have been powerplay goals. Last season the entire Hurricanes defensive corps scored a total of three powerplay goals.
2. Eric Fichaud, Goaltender – Carolina Hurricanes
Eric earned his first NHL shutout since April 6, 1996 , in a 4-0 win over the New York Islanders on October 30. The shutout was the second of his NHL career and brought his record this season to 2-1-0-0.

3. Mark Kosick, Center – University of Michigan Wolverines Mark has started out this season on a tear. In his first seven games, he has five goals and two assists. Three of the goals are powerplay goals and one was a game winning goal. His last goal on October 30, coupled with teammate Andrew Merrick’s, also a Canes prospect, gave Michigan coach Red Berenson his 400th career coaching victory.

For the week ending 10/23/99
1. Randy Petruk, Goaltender – Cincinnati Cyclones
Randy improved his record to 2-0-0, with a GAA of 2.00 and a Save Percentage of .947
2. Jeff Heerema, Wing – Sarnia Sting
Jeff scored two shorthanded goals and assisted on a powerplay goal, in Sarnia’s 5-3 loss to Windsor on October 17.

3. David Tanabe, Defense – Carolina Hurricanes
David scored his second goal of the season in a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 23. Both of his goals have come on the powerplay. Last season the entire Hurricanes defense scored three goals with the man advantage.

For the week ending 10/16/99
1. David Tanabe, Defenseman – Carolina Hurricanes
In his first NHL game, Tanabe scores his first NHL goal. It was the teams first powerplay goal of the year. He played in three games, scored one goal, ended up +1, and averaged 17.49 minutes per game.
2. Eric Fichaud, Goaltender – Carolina Hurricanes
In his first start as a Hurricane, Fichaud earns a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on October 15. The win was his first NHL victory since November 29, 1997. He ends the week with a NHL leading 1.00 GAA and a Save percentage of .927.

3. Chris Madden, Goaltender – Guelph Storm
Madden, with a 3-2 victory over Peterborough on Friday, October 15, raised his record to 3-0-0 this season. His 2.33 GAA is fourth in the OHL and his .929 Save percentage is third in the league.

For the week ending 10/09/99
1. David Tanabe. Carolina Hurricanes
Signs a three year deal with the Hurricanes. He skipped playing in juniors to go straight to the NHL.
2. Tommy Westlund. Carolina Hurricanes
One of the prospects in the NHL this year. Tommy has played strong defensively. He scored his first NHL point on an assist against the New York Rangers on 10/8/99.

3. Brad Fast. Michigan State Spartans
Brad, a freshman for the Spartans, gets his first NCAA point, an assist, in Michigan State’s first game, a loss to Colorado College.

For the week ending 10/02/99
1. Jeff Heerema Sarnia Sting
Jeff had one goal and eight assists this week for Sarnia. Three of those points came in a game against Oshawa on September 26. To that Jeff added ten penalty minutes.
2. Josef Vasicek Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Josef had one goal and seven assists this week for the Soo. In a game against Erie on September 26, he bagged four points. Fifteen penalty minutes were accumulated, too.

3. Brett Lysak Regina Pats
Brett netted three goals, one on the powerplay, and three assists this week. On October 1, against Moose Jaw, Brett cashed in for five points. Only two penalty minutes were taken by Brett