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Colorado Avalanche prospect report: Multi-goal weeks from Burzan, Beaucage and Ranta

Avs prospects put up lots of points this week.

Brandon Wheat Kings v Kelowna Rockets Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images

It was a busy week for Colorado Avalanche prospects.

Because I don’t include goalies in this report (which wasn’t my choice), here’s an update on Colorado’s top goalie prospect, Justus Annunen:

Now, onto the rest of the skaters!

Canadian Hockey League


#44 - Bowen Byram (D)
Vancouver Giants (19-20-5)

Byram’s still adjusting to being back in the WHL (remember he was ill for the latter part of the WJC), but it looks like things are starting to get back to normal:

Byram just had the one assist in three games last week.

#34 - Sasha Mutala (RW)
Tri-City Americans (14-25-5)

Mutala had two points in two games for the Americans:

Thanks to his 17th goal, Mutala has reached the 50-point mark in 43 games this season.

#27 - Luka Burzan (C)
Brandon Wheat Kings (25-17-4)

Burzan scored twice this week to help extend Brandon’s winning streak to 10 games:

He’s been excellent during the win streak, too:

Burzan has 47 points in 46 games this season.


#16 - Alex Beaucage (RW)
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (23-20-4)

Beaucage returned to offensive form last week, putting up a casual five points in three games (with two goals):

Beaucage sits 12th in QMJHL scoring with 57 points in 47 games.



#18 - Alex Newhook (C)
Boston College Eagles (15-7-0)

Newhook scored again, and added an assist:

#4 - Drew Helleson (D)
Boston College Eagles (15-7-0)

Helleson went pointless in both games. Boston College will play one more game — against UMass — before the Beanpot begins next week.


#26 - Cam Morrison (LW)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-11-4)

Notre Dame lost both of their games to Maine over the weekend, but Morrison registered one secondary assist:

#4 - Nick Leivermann (D)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-11-4)

Leivermann sat out both the Irish’s games this weekend. Whether he’s nursing an injury or just unable to draw into the lineup, I’m not quite sure, but he’s sat out four straight games now.

#2 - Nate Clurman (D)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-11-4)

Clurman had two assists this weekend:

Notre Dame will travel to play Penn State twice this weekend.

#58 - Sampo Ranta (RW)
Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-10-4)

Minnesota finally got back to the winning side of things this weekend with two victories over Big Ten rivals Ohio State. Ranta contributed two goals and an assist, including potting his 10th of the season:

Minnesota will travel to Wisconsin this weekend for two games against the Badgers.

#25 - Denis Smirnov (RW)
Penn State Nittany Lions (17-8-1)

Smirnov went pointless as Penn State split their two games against Michigan State over the weekend. The Lions will face off against Notre Dame twice later in the week.


#40 - Tyler Weiss (LW)
Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (11-10-5)

Omaha rattled off two wins over Colorado College, and Weiss contributed an assist and a game-winning goal:

Omaha will play Western Michigan in their next two games.


#20 - Matthew Stienburg (RW)
Cornell Big Red (14-1-4)

Just the lone assist for Stienburg this week, as Cornell defeated Dartmouth and settled for a tie against Harvard. Cornell has two more ECAC games this weekend, against Quinnipiac and Princeton.



#51 - Nikolai Kovalenko (RW)
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (27-20-4)

Kovalenko went pointless in three games (two of which were losses), and Lokomotiv stayed sixth in the conference.

#2 - Danila Zhuravlyov (D)
Ak Bars Kazan (35-11-4)

No points for Zhuravlyov this week, but thanks to the team’s three wins over that span, Bars remains first in the conference.

This report was compiled with information from the WHL, QMJHL, NCAA, and Flashscore.