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Colorado Avalanche prospect report: Offensive explosions for Alex Beaucage and Luka Burzan

And honestly, that was pretty much it.

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies v Blainville-Boisbriand Armada Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

It was a pretty ‘meh’ week for a lot of prospects, but our CHL prospects really carried this thing. On the bright side, Cornell’s season will start this week, which means all 15 prospects will be in action for the remainder of the prospect reports going forward.

Enjoy this one!

Canadian Hockey League


#44 - Bowen Byram (D)
Vancouver Giants (7-8-0)

So, no points for Byram in two games this week. Vancouver dropped both games and sit third in the division. Byram still has 12 points in 14 games. But the Canada-Russia series is coming up soon, and Byram will be playing for Team WHL:

#34 - Sasha Mutala (RW)
Tri-City Americans (7-5-1)

Tri-City played three games this week. The first game was a huge stomping by the Wheat Kings that saw them lose by eight goals. They also dropped their second game of the week but ended on a high note with a win over Prince George. Mutala put up two goals and an assist to give him 15 points in 12 games this season.

#27 - Luka Burzan (C)
Brandon Wheat Kings (6-9-0)

I mentioned the Wheat Kings pummelled the Americans last week. Well, it was an 10-2 thrashing, and Burzan broke out of his scoreless slump in a big way:

He went pointless in the next two games, but then finished the weekend off with another huge offensive explosion:

Burzan had three goals and three assists this week in four games, bringing his point total up to 13 (seven goals, six assists) in 15 games.


#16 - Alex Beaucage (RW)
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (8-7-1)

Beaucage continued to produce for the Huskies this week, adding four goals and three assists in three games.

He’s now up to 22 points in 16 games this season. That would be good enough to give him the scoring lead in the WHL, but because the QMJHL is ridiculously high-scoring this season, he only sits 14th in league scoring, although he still leads his team!



#18 - Alex Newhook (C)
Boston College Eagles (2-3-0)

The Newhooks were featured on Hometown Hockey two weekends ago!

Boston College only played once this week against Providence. Newhook didn’t record any points in the shutout loss to St. Cloud State.

#4 - Drew Helleson (D)
Boston College Eagles (2-3-0)

Ditto for Helleson. BC will travel to Merrimack this weekend for a home-and-home against the Warriors.


#26 - Cam Morrison (LW)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-0-0)

It was another winning weekend for the Irish, who swept Lake Superior State and are the only undefeated team left in the Big Ten Conference. Morrison recorded two assists, which gives him four points in four games on the season.

#4 - Nick Leivermann (D)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-0-0)

Leivermann got on the board for his first point of the season:

#2 - Nate Clurman (D)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-0-0)

And Clurman got his first point of the season too!

Notre Dame heads to Minnesota this weekend to take on Sampo Ranta and the Gophers.

#58 - Sampo Ranta (RW)
Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-3-0)

Ranta went pointless last weekend as the Gophers lost both games to defending national champions Minnesota-Duluth.

#25 - Denis Smirnov (RW)
Penn State Nittany Lions (5-1-0)

Penn State only played once this weekend, a win against Robert Morris University, and Smirnov didn’t record any points in that one. Penn State will host the high-octane Wisconsin Badgers this week in an all-Big Ten matchup.


#40 - Tyler Weiss (LW)
Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (3-1-0)

No games for Weiss and Omaha this past week.


#20 - Matthew Stienburg (RW)
Cornell Big Red (0-0-0)

Cornell’s season finally kicks off this Friday against Michigan State! And if you missed it, here’s an interview Stienburg did:



#51 - Nikolai Kovalenko (RW)
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (10-11-0)

We got a Kovalenko point! He recorded a primary assist in three games this week to bring his season’s totals up to four points in 18 games. Lokomotiv won twice and now sit eighth in the conference.

#2 - Danila Zhuravlyov (D)
Ak Bars Kazan (16-4-1)

Bars played three times last week, adding two wins and a loss. Zhuravlyov recorded an assist and now has five assists in 17 games this season. Bars still sits first in the conference.

All statistics from the WHL, QMJHL, Flashscore, and the NCAA varsity websites.