Prospect Weekly: Hat Trick of Hat Tricks

It’s raining hat tricks as the Avalanche organization essentially saw several of them just this week.

First up is Brandon Saigeon, in a 6-3 loss to the Barrie Colts he almost completed the comeback by scoring a natural hat trick as seen below to bring Hamilton within one late in the third period but just came up short. Unfortunately his 13 game point streak was snapped in a loss at Kingston but Saigeon still ends the week tied at fifth in league scoring with 37 points including 16 goals in 22 games.


It has been a tough year for the Regina Pats as evidenced by their 10-4 loss to Vancouver but a bright spot was a hat trick from Nick Henry as seen below he and his line remains hot. Henry also now sits tied for seventh in WHL scoring with 33 points including 11 goals in 22 games.


Cale Makar and UMass keep rolling with a 10-1 record and are still ranked 4th in the country. Makar contributed a goal and an assist in two games over the weekend, the assist seen below on a quick wrist shot on the power play en route to a 4-2 win over New Hampshire. He now has 15 points in 11 games which is second in Hockey East scoring and second in scoring for all NCAA defensemen


Martin Kaut is quietly producing with six points in his last eight contests and improving all-around in his game. The first point this week was a laser of a shot after exiting the penalty box in the third period as seen below which should have been the game winner. Unfortunately a late game collapse gave Stockton a 5-4 victory in overtime against the Colorado Eagles and set the tone for the rest of the week.


The third hat trick of the week belongs to Logan O’Connor, though technically isn’t one. He scored two goals including one shorthanded in the loss the previous night and then added another shorthanded goal as seen below 24 hours later in the rematch 4-2 loss against Stockton. O’Connor is currently third in team scoring for the Eagles with 12 points including six goals in 16 games.


Eagles lose again in Bakersfield 5-2 however there was a great play from Dominic Toninato to AJ Greer off the faceoff in garbage time as seen below. Kaut also had a nice pass to Andrew Agozzino in the neutral zone on the first goal of the game, which Nicolas Meloche also assisted on. Agozzino brought his points streak to nine games until it was snapped in a 5-0 shutout in San Jose the following night. It was not a good week for the Eagles dropping all four games and creating a losing streak of their own which has reached six games now.



Aka tigervixxxen, prospect junkie.

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