Travis Sanheim – D
7 GP, 7 assists, +8
Travis Has 7 assists in his last 7 games and 15 points in 15 games this season with the Phantoms. Everyone knows how good Sanheim is, no one knows why he isn’t playing for the Flyers every night.
Nicolas Aube-Kubel – RW
7 GP, 1 G, 4 A, +5
No points in his last 4, but Aube-Kubel has been a stud for the Phantoms all season. The 21-year-old is likely the next Phantom to make the leap to the NHL whenever the Flyers need an extra forward. NAK has 37 points in 57 games this year, good for 3rd on the team behind AHL vets Phil Varone and Greg Carey.
Mike Vecchione – C
7 GP, 2 G, 2 A, +2
A decent couple of weeks for Vecchione who was happy to get back on the scoresheet after going without a point in 5 games over the first two weeks of February. Vecchione has been solid this season with 32 points in 51 games.
Philippe Myers – D
7 GP, 3 A, +7
Philippe is another exciting young defensive prospect and damn is this Flyers D lineup going to look ridiculous in 2 years. He’s had a decent, but not unreal point production this season (3 G, 12 A, 31 GP), but it’s still reasonable to fully expect him to grow into a solid top 6 NHL defenseman.
Other Phantoms News:
Danick Martel – 6 GP, 2 A, +/- 0
Sam Morin – has been out injured since Jan. 20.
Anthony Stolarz – Despite being activated and sent to the Phantoms last Monday, Stolarz is yet to appear for the Phantoms. Don’t be surprised if he doesn’t play this season.
NA Juniors Prospects: (2/13/18-2/27/18)
Carsen Twarynski – LW (Kelowna Rockets, WHL)
7 GP, 3 G, 2 A, -3
It’s been a slow two weeks for Twarynski who has 63 in 60 games (38 G, 25 A) this season with the Kelowna Rockets. He is a pure scorer, with strong inside presence and a great wrist shot. Not to mention Philly has had decent luck with guys named Carse(o)n lately, expect to see Tawrynski playing pro hockey next year.
Carter Hart – G (Everett Silvertips, WHL)
5 GP, 4-0-1, 1.6 GAA, .946 sv %
If you don’t already know, Carter Hart is one of the best goalies the CHL has ever seen. He’s been phenomenal the last two weeks and he’s been like that all season (34 GP, 26-4-1, 1.53 GAA, .951 sv %, 7 SO). If you score on Carter Hart keep the puck, because it doesn’t happen often.
Morgan Frost – C (Sault St. Marie Greyhounds, OHL)
5 GP, 5 G, 5 A, +9
This just in…. Morgan Frost is really good. He’s got 10 points in his last 5 games and is sitting at second in the OHL this year with 98 points and 37 goals in 58 games. He’s got the speed, the vision and the hands to lead an NHL line and with the Flyers lack of depth down the middle, you’ve got to expect Frost to be in the NHL next season. He looks just about as ready as one can get.
Matthew Strome – LW (Hamilton Bulldogs, OHL)
6 GP, 4 G, 4 A, -1
Matty Strome is a bit of a mystery. He’s a 6’4″ 220 pound monster of a forward who has great hands inside and phenomenal vision. The only problem is that he’s not very fast. He’s a shifty player down low but his open ice speed is lacking. That being said, there’s been no lack of production from him this year with 64 points in 58 games, but it’s worth noting that his +/- is 0 despite Hamilton leading the OHL’s eastern conference. Strome’s overall development is something that’s worth keeping a close eye on.
Isaac Ratcliffe – LW (Guelph Storm, OHL)
6 GP, 1 G, 5 A, -11
Guelph is sitting close to the bottom of the O, so don’t pay too much attention to Ratcliffe’s +/-. The 6’6″ winger has been a bright spot for Guelph and already surpassed his career highs in points (55), goals (32) and is closing in on his career high for assists. Keep an eye out for Ratcliffe as he continues to develop into a fine player.
Anthony Salinitri – LW (Sarnia Sting, OHL)
7 GP, 1 G, 5 A, +7
Salinitri is a two-way forward with decent speed and but his biggest asset is his grit, something the Flyers are always looking for. He can kill penalties and play the power play and has 54 points in 61 games this season for Sarnia.
Maxim Shushko – RW (Owen Sound Attack, OHL)
7 GP, 3 G, 4 A, +3
Drafted in the 4th round in 2017, the Belarussian has impressed this season averaging a point per game through 51 games including 28 goals. Shushko is a hard worker with great speed and he can light it up from the wing on the power play with his wrist shot which packs a Matthews-esque release.
Pascal Laberge – C (Quebec Remparts, QMJHL)
6 GP, 3 G, 4 A, +6
Laberge is one of those players who does everything well, but nothing spectacular. He has had a slow year with 40 points in 57 games with two teams in the Q this season, but hopefully he’s now turned the corner with an uptick in production over the past two weeks.
German Rubstov – C (Acadie-Bathurst Titan, QMJHL)
6 GP, 1 G, 1 A, -2
Rubstov has had a rough go at it the past couple of weeks. He missed some time early in February due to injury, but he’s had a solid year with 36 points in 41 games with two separate teams.
Noah Cates – LW (Omaha Lancers, USHL)
5 GP, 3 G, 4 A, +4
Cates started out the season slowly, but he’s turned it up over the past couple of weeks. Overall, he has 37 points in 44 games this season.
Cooper Marody – C (Michigan Wolverines, NCAA)
4 GP, 1 G, 6 A, +5
Marody continues to light it up for Michigan this season with a massive 7 points over the last two weeks. The kid can absolutely fly, and his ability to make decisions at his top speed is what sets him apart. The junior has 41 points in 34 games this season, and is heating up at the perfect time for Michigan.
Tanner Laczysnki – C (Ohio State Buckeyes, NCAA)
4 GP, 2 G, -3
Laczynski has been quiet over the last 2 weeks as both of those goals came against Wisconsin on the 23rd, but overall he has been great this season for the Buckeyes with 39 points in 34 games. His biggest assets are once again his speed and his decision-making on all areas of the ice.
Terrance Amorosa – D (Clarkson Golden Knights, NCAA)
4 GP, 3 A, +4
Amorosa finished the season strong with 25 points in 34 games which put him in the top 20 for college defenseman. His ability to run the power play and play both ends of the ice is apparent. He’s likely done enough to get himself a pro contract from the Flyers.
Wyatt Kalynuk – D (Wisconsin Badgers, NCAA)
2 GP, 1 A, -2
Wisconsin is in the midst of 4 straight losses and Kalynuk earned himself just 1 point and went -5 throughout those 4 games. Not exactly the ideal way to end the regular season, but they still have 3 games left. Nonetheless, Kalynuk has 23 points in 35 games and is just 1 point outside the top 20 for college defensemen.
Other College News:
Wade Allison – Likely out for the rest of the season. 30 points in 22 games for Western Michigan.
Olle Lycksell – RW/C (Linkoping HC, SHL)
Lycksell has bounced around from juniors to the SHL and back, but while he was with Linkoping’s first team he was able to notch 7 points in 26 games, for an kid playing amongst men, that’s decently impressive. He’s a smart player who’s incredibly smooth on the puck, typical Swede who’s worth keeping an eye on.
Linus Hogberg – D (Vaxjo Lakers HC, SHL)
The SHL is back, but Hogberg hasn’t turned in any points over the first two games. That’s not what he is there for. Remembering that this is a league of grown men is important because Hogberg is only 19, but he is a solid stay-at-home defenseman with great skating ability.
Kirill Ustimenko – G (MHK Dynamo St. Petersburg, MHL)
6 GP, 1-3-2, 2.5 GAA, .919 sv %
MHK has struggled over the past 2 weeks but to no fault of Kirill Ustimenko, he’s been phenomenal all year for them Ustimenko with a .929 sv % and a 1.85 GAA, he’s played a whopping 52 of a possible 61 games and continues to dominate Russian Junior Hockey. Just another good young goalie prospect in the Flyers System.
Other European News:
Felix Sandstrom – Sandstrom was moved to HV71 in the SHL, and is coming off an injury. He has suited up, but is yet to play in a game for HV71.