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Panthers Prospect Report: 11.15.11

Rampage and Cylcones update and defenseman Alex Petrovic garners WHL Player Of The Week honors.

Tuesday, 11.15.2011 / 5:34 PM ET / News
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Panthers Prospect Report: 11.15.11

PROSPECT ON FIRE
ALEX PETROVIC

Intangibles
Position: D              Shoots: Right
Height:   6-4            Weight: 193
Born: 3/3/92 in Edmonton, AB
How Acquired: Panthers second round pick (36th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
The Skinny
Defenseman Alex Petrovic takes home this week's honor of “Prospect On Fire”.

Taken in the second round (36th overall) in the 2010 NHL draft, Petrovic continues to get better and is following up a strong 2010-11 campaign with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League.

The blueliner, who posted 57 points (50 assists) in 67 games in Red Deer last season is a point-per-game player to date this season. Posting 20 points (18 assists) in 20 games, Petrovic has helped the Rebels to first place in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference (14-4-2).

The 6-4 Edmonton, Alberta native picked up the WHL Player Of The Week honors this past week by registering nine points (seven assists) and a plus-three in just four games (all road wins). Petrovic is currently fifth among WHL defensemen in points.

Stats
Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Red Deer 20 2 18 20 35 +11

SARAMPAGE.COM
(5-9-0, 15th in AHL Western Conference)

THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS

  Friday, November 18 at Grand Rapids (7:00pm ET)
Saturday, November 19 at Chicago (7:30pm CT)
Sunday, November 20 at Milwaukee (4:00pm CT)


WEEKLY NOTES: Playing back-to-back nights in Lake Erie, the Rampage fell in both contests by a combined score of 9-3. In Thursday's contest, Colby Robak netted his third of the year and Angelo Esposito recorded his first but it wasn't enough in Jacob Markstrom's (24 saves on 28 shots) first start for San Antonio of the season as they fell 5-2. In Friday's action, Lake Erie scored the game's first four goals on their way to the 4-1 victory. Michal Repik scored the lone power play goal 7:32 into the third period. The Rampage were able to break through into the win column after three straight defeats as they scored three straight goals sandwiched around two Texas goals for the 3-2 victory. Tim Kennedy and Matt Cullen netted their first of the season while Scott Timmins registered his third. San Antonio could not maintain the good vibes as they were shut out 4-0 on Kids Day Tuesday morning against Abbotsford.

THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: San Antonio will head to Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday for their first meeting of the season with the Griffins. This will be the first of seven con-secutive road games for the Rampage. The Rampage visit Chicago on Saturday for their second of four contests with the Wolves. San Antonio beat Chicago 3-2 in a shootout to open the season on Oct. 8. San Antonio plays their third game in three days on Sunday with a matchup against the Milwaukee Admirals. Last season the Rampage went 3-4-0-1 against Milwaukee in eight contests. 

RAMPAGE NATION: The Rampage maintain the second-best average attendance mark at home in the AHL, drawing 6,490 fans per contest. 

GETTING OFFENSIVE: After totaling a goal and an assist in three games last week, Rampage defenseman Colby Robak is now tied for second on the team in points with seven. He has recorded three goals to go along with four assists in 13 games this season. 

MAKING HIS MARK: Goaltender Jacob Markstrom, who was assigned to the Rampage last Monday, is tied for ninth in the NHL with a .944 save percentage and maintains a 2.05 GAA after playing in his five NHL games (starting four) and posting a 2-2-1 record. In three games with the Rampage, Markstrom has posted a 1-2-0 record with a 3.34 GAA and an .886 save percentage.

BY THE NUMBERS: Forward Bracken Kearns continues to lead the way in the goals department, picking up his five goals on the season. Winger Michal Repik meanwhile leads in the assists (seven) and points (nine) categories while defenseman Colby Robak sits atop the plus-minus category with plus-four.

CYCLONESHOCKEY.COM
(3-4-2, 10th in ECHL Eastern Conference)
THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS
Friday, November 18 vs Reading (7:30pm ET)
Saturday, November 19 at Chicago (8:30pm ET)
Sunday, November 20 at Toledo (4:00pm ET)

WEEKLY NOTES: Cincinnati continued to struggle against the Chicago Express, falling in their third straight contest of the season against them with a 5-3 loss in Chicago. The Cyclones rebounded nicely as a change in opponent seemed to do the trick. Cincinnati recorded a 3-2 come-from-behind victory Saturday night against Trenton before defeating the Toledo Walleye 4-2 Tuesday morning. AJ Jenks set up Garrett Wilson for his third of the season to stake Cincinnati to a 2-0 lead 9:38 into the second period.

THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: Cincinnati plays three times in three days, hosting Reading in the two team's second match-up of the season (Reading won 3-2 in Cincinnati's second game of the season). Then, the Cylcones travel to Chicago for the third time this season to take on the Express and the fourth game on the young year. The Cyclones will look to get on the board in the win column against their North Division rivals. Finally, Cincinnati will travel to Toledo for another North Division game on Sunday.
                                                                                    




STATISTICS




Information from the sarampage.com and cycloneshockey.com used to create this report.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 51 17 21 14 38
J. Jokinen 54 11 27 12 38
J. Huberdeau 54 10 28 12 38
V. Trocheck 54 17 18 3 35
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
R. Smith 54 18 16 12 34
B. Pirri 50 11 13 -4 24
A. Ekblad 50 10 13 20 23
B. Campbell 54 5 17 20 22
N. Bjugstad 39 9 10 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 24 13 5 .928 2.17
A. Montoya 8 3 1 .929 2.01

 
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