Prospect Weekly: Postseason Glory

In a nice surprise, the Avalanche continue adding prospects to their stable and in consideration for the new AHL Colorado Eagles roster next season with the signing of 20 year-old center Josh Dickinson out of Clarkson University to a three year Entry Level Contract. He has since signed a try-out agreement to finish the season with the San Antonio Rampage. More on him in depth forthcoming.

 

Travis Barron had an eventful past week starting with his professional debut with San Antonio in a weekend series in Cleveland. Barron then scored his first two professional points on two very slick passes to Andrew Agozzino, the first of which is seen below on a steal while shorthanded. Barron was released early from San Antonio in order to join the Colorado Eagles in this week’s preparation for their opening playoff series against Wichita which begins on Sunday, April 15th. It will be great for Barron to experience hopefully a long playoff run at the professional level.

 

Adam Werner made his North American debut in relief midway through the first game in Cleveland and the recieved the start the following night and picked up his first win in a 4-3 victory. For more on Werner’s debut including first impression thoughts on Dickinson and Barron, head over to the latest Rampage Desk.

 

Ryan Graves scored his first goal in the Avalanche organization in a last minute effort which gave the Rampage the win in that second game in Cleveland. It was a big night for Graves with three points in total, which brings him to five points in the 18 games he’s played for San Antonio. Graves’ goal as seen below was also assisted by Nicolas Meloche, who is quietly starting to add some regular production with five points including a goal in his last eight games. It’s been a very encouraging and exciting second half of the season for Meloche who went from virtually not playing to acting as the Rampage’s number one defenseman on a regular basis and excelling in that role.

 

Cam Morrison doesn’t always score points but when he does he makes sure it’s in the biggest moment possible. As seen below Morrison makes a slick pass to Jake Evans just seconds before time expired to give Notre Dame a 4-3 victory in the penultimate game. Morrison also added an assist in the championship game on Notre Dame’s lone goal but the Fighting Irish fell 2-1 to Minnesota-Duluth. Morrison finishes his sophomore season with eight goals and 23 points in 40 games. His plans for next season remain to be seen but wouldn’t be a surprise to see Morrison head back to school for his junior year.

 

Ty Lewis had another big game three with a goal and two assists in a 5-4 victory for Brandon in their second round series against Lethbridge. The power play marker seen below gave Brandon the lead and Lewis added two other highlight reel primary assists in the contest. The series is now 2-1 in Lethbridge’s favor but Brandon will look to continue their dominance at home.

 

Elsewhere in the playoffs, Conor Timmins and the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds are currently dealing with all they can handle from the Owen Sound Attack and are down 2-1 in that match. Timmins has chipped in three assists thus far in the series. Josh Anderson also has his hands full with Swift Current down 2-1 to Moose Jaw. If Swift Current and Brandon both manage to advance they would play eachother in the Eastern Conference Finals.

 

 

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