• PROSPECT-UPDATE ARCHIVE
Not too many games involving 2018 draft prospects took place on Wednesday, although their were five CHL matchups Wednesday night. The biggest stars of the day were a couple of Swedes, as the Swedish Under-20 (J20 SuperElit) league was very active.
Once again, only three performances worth mentioning here:
SAMUEL FAGEMO -- Fagemo returned from an injury to make his J20 debut, and he helped Gothenburg to a 3-0 win over Jonkoping. He had a goal and an assist to go with his five shots. His goal came on a power play at 11:09 of the second period to close the scoring.He also had the primary assist on a goal at 4:25 of the second for a 2-0 lead. This team won't have Rasmus Dahlin for the rest of the season if he remains in the SHL, but having Fagemo back is a nice consolation price.
FILIP HALLANDER -- Hallander is playing against men in the Allsvenskan, and he is making a name for himself as a potential high pick in the draft. On Wednesday, he scored a goal, had an assist, and was plus-2 for Timra in a 4-2 victory over Solna AIK. Hallander's goal, at 8:11 of the first period, tied the game at 1-1. He later assisted on the game's final goal at 13:02 of the second. Hallander now has two goals, two assists, and a plus-4 rating in five Allsvenskan games.
MATTHEW STRUTHERS -- The OHL game between Owen Sound and Sarnia was a barn-burner, ending in a 6-5 shootout victory for the Sting. Attack center Struthers, who has been hot of late, was the man who forced overtime, scoring to make it 5-5 at 8:59 of the third period. He also had five shots in the game. With six points in four OHL games, Struthers is well ahead of last year's pace, which saw him score 19 points in 66 games. (Note: Second appearance on this list in 2017-18)