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Four assists for Sasha Mutala!

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We’re nearing the NCAA mid-season/holiday break, which, along with upcoming World Juniors selection camps, means that these reports are about to become very, very barren. (Seeing as my exams start this week, maybe that’s a good thing.)

Congratulations to Finnish prospects Sampo Ranta and Justus Annunen for being named to Finland’s World Junior selection camp!

Anyways, here is this week’s update!

Canadian Hockey League

WHL

#44 - Bowen Byram (D)
Vancouver Giants (13-11-2)

The expectation is that Byram will be named to the Canadian World Junior selection camp roster, which will be announced later today (1pm ET/11am CT). As far as his WHL performance over the last week, Byram only registered one assist in the Giants’ two games. Vancouver has been sliding down the standings, and now sit in the first wildcard spot in the west. Byram now has 17 points in 24 games.

#34 - Sasha Mutala (RW)
Tri-City Americans (12-10-3)

What a week for Mutala, who put up four assists in three games for Tri-City. The Americans have also been struggling, as they sit second in the wildcard race (right behind Byram’s Giants). Mutala has 28 points in 24 games.

#27 - Luka Burzan (C)
Brandon Wheat Kings (12-15-1)

Burzan is also a potential candidate to be named to Canada’s camp, but not as much of a guarantee as Byram is. Still, Burzan had two goals in two games this week for Brandon, pushing his point total to 27 in 28 games this season.

QMJHL

#16 - Alex Beaucage (RW)
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (15-11-3)

Another stellar week for Beaucage, who had five points (three goals, two assists) in three games for Rouyn. Is it enough to see him get an invite to Canada’s camp? We’ll see. Beaucage is up to 36 points in 29 games this season.

NCAA

HOCKEY EAST

#18 - Alex Newhook (C)
Boston College Eagles (9-4-0)

The Eagles won both games against Yale and Harvard last week. Newhook contributed a goal and an assist:

#4 - Drew Helleson (D)
Boston College Eagles (9-4-0)

Boston College will wrap up their 2019 schedule with a home-and-home series against Notre Dame next weekend.

BIG TEN

#26 - Cam Morrison (LW)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-4-2)

Morrison had a goal and an assist this weekend, as Notre Dame dropped both games against Bowling Green.

Morrison nearly scored again:

Both Morrison and Leivermann assisted on this goal:

#4 - Nick Leivermann (D)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-4-2)

Leivermann had two assists this past weekend. The first one was linked above, but here’s the second one:

#2 - Nate Clurman (D)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-4-2)

Clurman went pointless this weekend, but he did get some chances:

The Irish will play a home-and-home against Boston College next weekend.

#58 - Sampo Ranta (RW)
Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-8-3)

Minnesota dropped both games to North Dakota over Thanksgiving weekend, but Ranta had a nice goal:

He also impressed those in attendance:

The World Juniors approach, and Ranta will get a chance to make the team. Minnesota will travel to Ohio State and lay two games against the Buckeyes next weekend.

#25 - Denis Smirnov (RW)
Penn State Nittany Lions (11-4-0)

Penn State won their first game against Merrimack handily, and Smirnov got on the scoresheet again:

The Lions dropped their second game of the weekend against UMass-Lowell. Next weekend, Penn State will travel to Michigan to play two games against the Wolverines.

NCHC

#40 - Tyler Weiss (LW)
Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (6-4-2)

The Mavericks had the weekend off, but will host Minnesota-Duluth for two games this weekend.

ECAC

#20 - Matthew Stienburg (RW)
Cornell Big Red (9-0-0)

Just one game for Cornell this weekend, a win over Boston University. They still remain undefeated, but Stienburg once again went pointless. Cornell will continue their road games with matches against Harvard and Dartmouth next weekend.

Europe

KHL

#51 - Nikolai Kovalenko (RW)
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (18-15-1)

Three games last week for Lokomotiv, and they picked up one more win. Kovalenko recorded two assists, and they still sit seventh in the conference.

#2 - Danila Zhuravlyov (D)
Ak Bars Kazan (26-6-1)

Bars played three times last week, recording two more wins and a loss. Zhuravlyov went pointless, but he should be leaving the team in the coming weeks to join Russia for the World Juniors.

Statistics from the WHL, QMJHL, Flashscore, and NCAA team websites.