Prospect Weekly: In Transition

The only constant is change in the hockey world as several situations surrounding Colorado Avalanche prospects are progressing to the next phase. The NCAA regular season has concluded and each conference will begin the process of their tournaments this weekend.

The Colorado Eagles said goodbye to Sasha Mutala and Trent Miner as both head back to their respective teams in preparation for the start of their WHL seasons. Mutala goes back to Tri-City, which is in Washington state, and leaves with one assist in four games. His run with the Eagles started late due to injury but Mutala held up well in an energy role as he looks for a contract from the Avalanche.

Miner was carrying the load for the Eagles, starting six of their 10 games with a respectable 2-3-1 record including a shutout with a .903 save percentage and 2.86 goals against average. His performance at the pro level was a very pleasant surprise and leaves the door open for future opportunities.

Alex Beaucage is finally settled into his new team in Victoriaville onto the top line at right wing. That move has finally paid off as Beaucage finally cashed in his first goal with the team showing off that sweet shot of his as seen below but has now also contributed eight points in the eight games as a Tigre.

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The KHL playoffs are underway currently in the middle of the first round. Daniil Zhuravlyov scored his first playoffs goal in Game 2 Ak Bars Kazan’s first series and also added an assist. As one of the best teams in Russia they are expected to go on a long playoff run.

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Minnesota had the weekend off last week so that was the reason for no Sampo Ranta weekly goal. It’s back with this ridiculous short side snipe as Ranta continues to look the part of a dominant power forward.

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Justin Barron is back in action after Halifax’s pause wasn’t as long as expected. He wastes no time getting on the board with an assist on this tic-tac-toe play.

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For his efforts Barron was named to the QMJHL team of the week.

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queenjk

Aka tigervixxxen, prospect junkie.

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