Thursday, October 20, 2016

10/19 Recap: Stephens scores a beauty

We've got a little mid-week catch-up for you to chew on as the Sabres get ready to close their first west coast road trip of the season...

Devante Stephens notched his first goal of the season Wednesday, jumping into the play and taking a defender around the edge for the lamplighter as Kelowna edged Everett 4-3. The first-period marker was the seventh of his career and first since November 20, 2015 for the stay-at-home defenseman.

In honor of Stephens' rare goal, here's a little bonus.

Some of you who follow on Twitter may recall this tweet from two weeks ago:

Here's what I was talking about...


In Sweden, Rasmus Asplund skated for a career-best 21:56 as Farjestad BK got past Djurgarden IF 3-2 in a shootout. Asplund has two goals, five points and an even rating through his first nine appearances this season while averaging 16:50 of work per night. His development is properly being served as he is getting quality time in all situations.


On Tuesday, Giorgio Estephan scored his third goal of the year as Lethbridge was shellacked by Regina 6-1. The blocker-side snipe gives Estephan nine points (3+6) through his first eight games. Four of his six helpers have come with the man advantage.

Also from Tuesday, Victor Olofsson recorded one assist as Frolunda HC doubled Orebro HK 4-2. Olofsson has three points (2+1) in his first 10 games with FHC. A season ago, Olofsson produced three goals and eight points in his first 10 games with MODO on his way to finishing as the team's leading scorer.