Sunday, November 19, 2017

11/18 Recap: Weissbach rings twice; Bryson on board

Wisconsin freshman Linus Weissbach connected for the second two-goal game of the season Saturday as the Badgers played to a 4-4 tie with Michigan. Weissbach now has five goals this season, which ranks third-most among the Badgers, and 10 total points in 13 games. Weissbach's markers have come with a 25 per cent shooting percentage, good for second-best on the team.

Jacob Bryson connected for his first goal of the year as Providence and Merrimack ended in a 6-6 tie. Bryson has nine points, including a team-best eight helpers, through 12 games.

In Sweden, Victor Olofsson returned from a two-game absence following a hip procedure to score his eighth goal of the year as Frölunda HC downed Örebro HK 3-1. Olofsson's fourth game-winner of the year boosts him to 13 points in 17 games.

More impressive is the fact that Olofsson already has eight goals in 17 games after scoring nine in 51 contests a season ago.

Elsewhere, Brett Murray filled an empty net for his first career goal as Penn State earned the weekend sweep with a 4-2 win at Arizona State. Murray's goal gives him four points in his first dozen games.

Judd Peterson collected an empty-net goal plus an assist, and Will Borgen logged a plus-2 rating as St. Cloud State swept Colorado College with a 5-1 victory. Through 11 games, Peterson has nine points (1+8) while Borgen has eight (1+7).

Casey Mittelstadt picked up an assist as Minnesota completed the non-conference sweep with a 2-1 overtime win over Harvard. Mittlestadt currently ranks third in team scoring with 12 points (4+8) in 13 games.

Casey Fitzgerald posted a season-high seven shots on goal, and Christopher Brown recorded one assist to help Boston College to a 4-1 win at Northeastern. Fitzgerald's nine points (3+6) are tied for third in team scoring, while Brown is right behind him with eight points (4+4).

Max Willman went without a point for the second straight game as Brown was blanked by Princeton 3-0. Willman has a goal and three assists in seven contests.

Philip Nyberg finished minus-1 with one shot on goal as UConn lost to Massachusetts Lowell 1-0. Nyberg has yet to get his two-way game clicking since his return from injury, totaling one assist through six games.

In the SHL, Rasmus Asplund earned an assist for the second consecutive game as Färjestad BK doubled Rögle BK 4-2. Through 20 games, Asplund has captured 11 points (3+8) while averaging 17:06 of work per game.

Coming off a two-assist game on Thursday, Marcus Davidsson was unable to point as Djurgarden IF couldn't get anything going in a 1-0 loss to Karlskrona HK. Davidsson has seven points (1+6) and 13 shots on goal in 17 games.

In Finland, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped 39 of 40 shots in LeKi's 3-1 win over SaPKo. The victory moves the 18-year-old to 7-5 on the year with a 3.00 GAA and .910 save%.

Oskari Laaksonen played for 22:09 as Ilves U20 suffered their fifth consecutive loss 3-1 to Sport. Laaksonen has one goal and seven assists in 24 contests. He's played over 20 minutes in all 24 appearances.

In the QMJHL, Vasily Glotov landed just two shots on goal as Shawinigan fell to Acadie-Bathurst 3-1. Glotov has 14 points (9+5) this season, but has just one in his last six games.

In WHL action, Vojtech Budik logged a minus-2 rating as Prince Albert completed their six-game road trip with a 7-0 loss at Spokane. Budik, who has been charged to be a solid stay-at-home defensive presence, has five points (1+4) and 57 shots on goal in 22 games.

In the AHL, Alex Nylander led all Amerks forwards with three shots on goal as Rochester was bounced by Binghamton 5-0.