Welcome back Kings fans to another season of Mayors Manor prospect coverage. It’s time to begin our lap around the globe and check in on prospects playing in the CHL, the USHL, the NCAA, the various different European leagues, and the ECHL. The following reports are from games played through end of day Sunday, October 23rd.
Francesco Pinelli, Kitchener Rangers, Center (42nd overall in 2021)
2022-2023 Stats: 6 goals, 3 assists, even plus/minus, 9 PIM in 7 games played
A hat trick involving sharp angles, rebounds, and snipes would earn Pinelli the First Star of the game in a 7-2 drubbing of the Sudbury Wolves. The following game, the captain would register a primary assist in what would be the Rangers third win of the season.
— OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) October 22, 2022
Kaleb Lawrence, Owen Sound Attack, Right Wing (215th overall in 2022)
2022-2023 Stats: 1 goal, 2 assists, plus-1, 0 PIM in 3 games played
Lawrence’s injury prognosis seems good after his MRI, as he is already skating in warmups.
@mayorNHL Kaleb Lawrence taking the warmup for Owen Sound tonight. Likely not playing but close to a return.
— Mark Scheig (@mark_scheig) October 21, 2022
Angus Booth, Shawinigan Cataractes, LH Defensemen (116th overall in 2022)
2022-2023 Stats: 0 goals, 1 assist, minus-3, 4 PIM in 10 games played
The Cataractes were able to salvage a point in a 4-3 SO loss to Drummondville before losing 5-4 to Chicoutimi. Across both games, Booth was a plus-2, had three SOG, and four PIM.
Jack Sparkes, Lincoln Stars, RH Defenseman (180th overall in 2022)
2022-2023 Stats: 0 goals, 0 assists, plus-2, 16 PIM in 5 games play
Sparkes was a part of a gutsy effort against the Buccaneers, which saw the Stars even the score and take the lead with two goals in the final four minutes.
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Kenny Connors, UMass., Center (103rd overall in 2022)
2022-2023 Stats: 3 goals, 4 assists, plus-3, 2 PIM in 5 games played
The undefeated Minutemen would spring all the way to the No. 5 spot in the rankings following back-to-back victories over Union, won by a combined score of 14-1. Connors would have a massive five-point weekend, scoring two goals and three assists, all on the powerplay. The rookie’s seven points co-leads the Minutemen in scoring.
— UMass Hockey (@UMassHockey) October 24, 2022
Jack Hughes, Northeastern Univ., Center (51st overall in 2022)
2022-2023 Stats: 1 goal, 2 assists, even plus/minus, 2 PIM in 6 games played
Hughes would get the short end of the stick in this week’s King on King crime as the Huskies fell 3-2 to Meehan’s River Hawks. The second-line center would win 50% of his faceoffs, register one SOG, and was a minus-1. The loss would see the Huskies drop to the No.15 spot in the NCAA rankings.
Alex Laferriere, Harvard Univ., Right Wing (83rd overall in 2020)
No.14 ranked Harvard faired well in their preseason, defeating Brown Univ. 5-2 in as scrimmage before butchering Univ. of Guelph 9-0, where Laferriere would add two assists. The Crimson will open up their regular season on Friday the 28th against Dartmouth.
Jared Wright, Denver Univ., Forward (169th overall in 2022)
2022-2023 Stats: 0 goals, 0 assists, minus-3, 0 PIM in 6 games played
Wright and the Pioneers took handed Providence College their first two losses of the season, defeating them in back-to-back games by a combined score of 7-3. Despite being promoted to the first line, the right winger remains in search of his first point of the season. The No. 4 ranked Pioneers did not move in the standings.
Braden Doyle, Northeastern Univ., LH Defenseman (157th overall in 2019)
2022-2023 Stats: 1 goal, 2 assists, plus-5, 2 PIM in 6 games played
Skating as the seventh defenseman, Doyle would register one SOG, one blocked shot, two PIM, and was a minus-1 in the 3-2 defeat at the hands of the River Hawks.
Ben Meehan, UMass-Lowell, LH Defenseman (140th overall in 2020)
2022-2023 Stats: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus-4, 4 PIM in 6 games played
The victor of this week’s King on King crime would get to exercise his usual exuberant goal celebration after scoring the opening goal of the game with a slapper from the blue line. He would finish the game a plus-2 with four blocked shots. Despite their win, solid performances by other teams would see the River Hawks fall to the No. 18 spot in the NCAA rankings.
FIRST SOG, FIRST GOAL 🔥
— UMass Lowell Hockey (@RiverHawkHockey) October 22, 2022
Aatu Jämsen, Finland, Right Wing (190th overall in 2020)
2022-2023 Stats: 2 goals, 2 assists, plus-3, 2 PIM in 7 games played
Jamsen would return this week, scoring the Pelicans second goal of the game with a tip in a 4-0 win over Vaasan Sport. The next game would see Jamsen emerge victorious in King on King crime, Europe edition, as the Pelicans defeated Salin’s HIFK 1-0. Jamsen would be named Third Star of the Game.
Jamsen tries to tuck one in five-hole before scoring (2) off a tip later in the shift. 20Oct22 pic.twitter.com/TPENimGF8N
— nick (@nick_lopez17) October 25, 2022
Kasper Simontaival, LIIGA-KalPa, Center (66th overall in 2020)
2022-2023 Stats: 2 goals, 3 assists, plus-7, 0 PIM in 10 games played
Simontaival remains sidelined with a shoulder injury.
Hearing LA Kings prospect Kasper Simontaival is likely out for about a month (shoulder).
More 👇 https://t.co/ksyA46tdVX
— The Mayor | Team MM (@mayorNHL) October 14, 2022
Kirill Kirsanov, KHL-SKA St. Petersburg, LH Defenseman (84th overall in 2021)
VHL-SKA NEVA: 1 goal, 8 assists, plus-4, 4 PIM in 14 games played
MHL-SKA 1946: 2 goals, 3 assists, plus-1, 0 PIM in 4 games played
Kirsanov and SKA started the week with a 6-1 win over Izhstal, where the burley defenseman would log 14:36 in TOI and one SOG. The following game would be a 2-1 defeat to Neftyanik, where Kirsanov would register 18:27 in TOI and three SOG.
Otto Salin, LIIGA-HIFK, RH Defenseman (148th overall in 2022)
2022-2023 Stats: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus-7, 0 PIM in 14 games played
Salin would register six SOG this week across two one-goal losses for HIFK. After only having 15:32 in TOI in a 2-1 loss to JYP, he would jump to 18:59 in TOI in the 1-0 defeat to Jamsen’s Pelicans.
Juho Markkanen, Eisbräen Berlin , Goalie (112th overall in 2020)
DEL-Eisbräen: 3.68 GAA, .878 SV% , 1 win 3 games played
Champions HL-Eisbräen: 5.03 GAA, .853 SV% in 2 games played
Markkanen kept 26 of 30 shots out of the net for Eisbarren in a 4-3 loss to Munchen Red Bull.
David Hrenak, St. Cloud State, Goalie (144th overall in 2018)
2022-2023 Stats: 4.82 GAA, .848 SV%, 0 wins in 1 games played
Hrenak was called upon to tend the net in the Swamp Rabbits season opener, stopping 28 of 33 shots in a 5-4 OT loss to the Ghost Pirates.
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