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Weekend Brunch: Colorado Avalanche prospects put on a show Friday

Colorado Avalanche prospect Ty Lewis scores an unbelievable goal last night for the Wheat Kings

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Earlier this week, the Colorado Avalanche signed Brandon Wheat Kings forward Ty Lewis to a three-year entry-level contract. In return, the youngster decided to go out and score one of the nicest goals you will see all season. My main man, MikeFail was in the building and caught the replay on the video board.

Here’s a better look at the goal thanks to Rudo3.

Lewis has been on fire this season. After coming to Denver on an amateur tryout this past summer, he has returned to Brandon and is quickly becoming one of the most exciting players in the WHL. Lewis now has 12 points through the first five games of the season and looks like could turn into a legitimate NHL prospect despite going undrafted.

Over in the OHL, Travis Barron didn’t want to be left out as he feeds Sasha Chmelevski for a highlight-worthy assist of his own.

In other news, former Avalanche netminder Calvin Pickard is finding his way to Toronto, and his 3rd team in the last 5 months after the Vegas Golden Knights and Toronto Maple Leafs linked up for a trade. Pickard had cleared waivers earlier in the day, so after the deal, the Leafs are able to send him down to the AHL to get some playing time. After playing 50 games with the Avs last season and starting for Canada at the World Championship, Pickard was lost to Vegas in the expansion draft. He became expendable when Vegas picked up Malcolm Subban earlier this week - which is odd since Pickard is the better goalie of the two.

Our own Cat Silverman has an in-depth break down of Pickard’s game for The Athletic this morning.