Flyers Collegiate Report

By Bill Meltzer

Here’s a look at how Philadelphia Flyers prospects at the U.S. collegiate level fared this week.

Shields and Maine Show No Mercy to Mercyhurst

Colin Shields and his Maine teammates putting a hurting on Mercyhurst in pair of lopsided weekend tilts, winning 5-0 on Friday and 7-0 last night. Shields alone registered some 18 shots on goal in the two games.

Last night, Shields bagged a pair of powerplay goals, including the first goal of the game. Shields now has 7 goals in 7 games, plus an assist. Although he failed to get on the scoresheet in the Friday game, he was a +2 for the night.

Two goalies, same result: Denver downs Wisconsin Twice

Wisconsin Badgers goalie Bernd Bruckler has split time in net with senior Scott Kabatoff so far in the young season. They did so again this weekend, with each keeper starting one game against Denver; with Bruckler starting last night. The Badgers lost by identical 5-3 scores. Bruckler yielded 4 goals on 37 shots (Wisconsin was outshot 38-15) but 3 of the goals came with Denver on the powerplay. Denver closed out the scoring with an empty net goal. The two goalies have played virtually on par with each other so far this year. Goaltending hasn’t been a problem but it hasn’t been outstanding either. Bruckler (2-3-2) has a 3.26 goals against average and .893 save percentage to Kabatoff’s 3.02 goals against and even .900 save percentage.

Bruckler’s teammate John Eichelberger assisted on a Brad Winchester goal in the Friday game and was moved to the top line with Winchester to start last night’s game. He has a pair of helpers in 5 games this season.

Grumet-Morris Gets No Support as Harvard blanked in opener

Dov Grumet-Morris stopped 20 of 23 shots as Harvard lost 4-0 to Brown in their season opener. One of the goals against was a powerplay goal. Brown also added an empty netter.

Mormina and Colgate in Action Today

Coming off a 2-1 win over Findlay on Friday, defenseman Joey Mormina and Colgate are slated to play an afternoon tilt at Ohio State today. In 6 games to date, sophomore Mormina has 3 assists and 6 penalty minutes.