Vancouver Canucks 2017-18 prospects watch Week 2: Canada’s Finest

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 15: Jakob Stukel
CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 15: Jakob Stukel /
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CALGARY, AB – OCTOBER 15: Jakob Stukel
CALGARY, AB – OCTOBER 15: Jakob Stukel /

Western Hockey League

In the WHL, both Jakob Stukel and Kole Lind had good weeks.

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Stukel had two goals in three games and also eight shots. He now has eight points, six of them goals, in 11 games. Lind continued his impressive start to the season with four assists in five games, bringing his season total to 18 points in 11 games.

Lind was a minus player for the first time this season when he played his ninth game, the first game that he was held pointless. He has yet to be held shotless in a game.

Lind was also named to the Canada-Russia series roster for the WHL. He will play both games on November 6th and 7th. Interestingly, he is the only right winger selected for the games.

Player GP Goals Assists Points ± PIM Shots Hits FO%
RW Kole Lind  5  0  4  4  -2  6  17  –  –
LW Jakob Stukel  3  2  0  2  0  2  8  –  –

The Canada vs. Russia Series will then feature three Canucks prospects, two from the OHL and one from the WHL. Kole Lind will be in action on November 6th and 7th. Michael DiPietro will likely start the game on November 13th. Jonah Gadjovich will play on November 9th and 13th.

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The Champions Hockey League and the Canada-Russia Series are exciting times for these prospects as they are put under pressure to perform for their clubs and leagues against higher competition. These three Canucks prospects have done well early this season to earn their spots. Let’s see if they managed to shine through when the puck drops in November.