Full hockey seasons get the party started next week and Vancouver Canucks prospects are finishing up preseason games. We set our focus to all the news and Utica Comets news you need.
The Vancouver Canucks ended their preseason with a whimper last night in Kelowna, falling 4-1 to the Arizona Coyotes. Their season starts on Wednesday, when they host the Calgary Flames, but it already looks like the tank has begun. Winning only once and being outscored 30-11 in seven games. The light at the end of the tunnel is April. But I’m already looking at who we could draft in the 4-6 range. This is isn’t our first rodeo.
As other leagues are finishing their own preseasons, we are getting ever so closer to more “big name” coverage of our prospects. This week wasn’t particularly good for the pool. On the North American side, goaltenders Michael DiPietro and Matthew Thiessen each appeared in a game with a less than stellar performance (DiPietro was pulled from his game allowing four goals on 21 shots). You don’t want to lose the first game of the season, but it’s good that seasons are long.
The WHL has begun its regular season, but defenceman Jett Woo is still out with an injury. Matt Brassard had offseason surgery, but will return to the Oshawa lineup soon. College hockey starts next week, so do not worry. The Quinn Hughes updates are on their way. Since this is another atypical week, I will feature a team again. News is more of the focus of today, but there were a few hockey games packed in there. Let’s hop across the pond to start things off.