Ben Meyers scored twice as the Americans pulled the upset on Switzerland in a 3-0 victory in the quarterfinals. That was their last victory as they fell to Finland in the semi-finals and then blew a lead and lost 8-4 to the Czechs in the bronze medal game. All told Meyers had a successful tournament and finished with doughy points including four goals in 10 games at the Men’s World Championship.
Big game for Ben Meyers (COL) for USA, scored first and last goals, on ice for all three USA goals, 9 of 15 at the dot, 16:07 TOI. Ice time went up every period. Has gotten better every game in this tournament.
— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) May 26, 2022
— USA Hockey (@usahockey) May 26, 2022
The Colorado Eagles were shutout in their first two games of the Pacific Division semi-finals in Stockton but were finally able to get on the scoreboard in a 6-5 overtime victory in Game 3. Jean-Luc Foudy was the hero again scoring on this ridiculous individual effort in overtime. That too was the last win for the Eagles as they got shutout again in Game 4 and their season is now complete.
The OT Hero, Jean-Luc Foudy. Game 4 is on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/dKDR92lvAs
— Meghan Angley (@rightbyroy) May 28, 2022
Nikolai Kovalenko was traded in the KHL and has signed a one-year extension with Torpedo. Considering he will turn 23-years old in October and is still at least two years away from leaving the KHL he will now no longer be considered an Avalanche prospect for all ranking and coverage purposes. The Colorado Avalanche still holds his rights indefinitely and could still sign in the future. Good luck, Nikolai.
Torpedo has acquired 22-year-old forward Nikolai Kovalenko.
📊 6-8—14 Pts in 29 GP (0.48 P/GP), 16:44 TOI pic.twitter.com/LHTVZQ0YF7
— KHL (@khl_eng) May 26, 2022
That concludes the Colorado Avalanche prospect coverage for the 2021-22 season. Hopefully a few real prospect can become Avalanche black aces and continue the journey. Also a lot of prospect contracts are up and this could mark the end of guys such as Martin Kaut, Shane Bowers, Mikhail Maltsev and Nick Henry‘s time with the organization. Several others could get traded as well. To those that move on, good luck and we’ll be rooting for your success in your next endeavor. To all the loyal readers who have stuck with us, thank you for your support and you are the reason why we do this. Till next time, Go Avs Go!