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Prospects Report: Schneider off to hot start with Amerks

It was a good week for Rochester Americans forward and Williamsville native Cole Schneider. The 26-year-old forward begins this week tied for second in the AHL in scoring with eight points after posting back-to-back multi-point games.

Schneider had two assists on Friday in a 5-2 win over the Toronto Marlies then had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win in Binghamton Saturday. Schneider scored with 45 seconds left in regulation to break a 1-1 tie against the Senators, lifting the Amerks to their second straight win.

It’s the best career start for Schneider, who has three multi-point performances in his first five games.

Rochester is 3-2-0-0 and travels to Newfoundland for games against the St. John’s IceCaps on Friday and Saturday.

WHL

Vojtech Budik defenseman, (Prince Albert Raiders) – Picked up his third assist of the season as the Raiders went 1-2 over the weekend.

Brandon Hagel (Red Deer Rebels, left wing) – Had two goals and one assist in two games this weekend as the Rebels ran their win streak to five games.

Devante Stephens (Kelowna Rockets, defenseman) – Scored a goal with one assist as the Rockets won three games this week.

OHL

Austin Osmanski (Mississauga Steelheads, defenseman) – Has two assists in a 6-5 win for the Steelheads over the Niagara Ice Dogs on Friday.

Cliff Pu (London Knights, forward) – It was another strong week for Pu, who had two goals and three assists to give him a seven-game point streak. He leads the Knights with six goals and is tied for the team-lead in points (15) with Max Jones, Anaheim’s first-round draft pick in 2016.

QMJHL

Vasily Glotov (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, forward) – Had a three-point night (one goal, two assists) in a 7-2 win over Drummondville on Sunday. Ranks third on Cape Breton in points with 10.

NCAA

Christopher Brown (Boston College, center) – Has three goals and three assists in six games.

William Borgen (St. Cloud State, defenseman) – Has one assist in four games.

Ivan Chukarov (UMass, defenseman) – Has one assist in three games and six shots on the season.

Casey Fitzgerald (Boston College, defenseman) – It was a four-point weekend for Fitzgerald, who had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win against Colorado College and two goals in a 6-1 win against Holy Cross.

Anthony Florentino (Providence, defenseman) – The senior had a three-point night in a 6-3 win against St. Lawrence, scoring a goal with two assists for his first points of the season.

Connor Hurley (Notre Dame, center) – Was held off the scoresheet in a pair of OT games with Penn State.

Sean Malone (Harvard, center) – Scored a goal in an exhibition game against Dartmouth.

Philip Nyberg (Wisconsin, defenseman) – While the native of Sweden met NCAA eligibility standards, he still needed to pass the Test for English as a Foreign Language to be admitted to Wisconsin. He is playing the first semester with the Madison Capitols of the USHL, where he has one goal and one assist in eight games.

Cal Petersen (Notre Dame, goalie) – It was a rough week for Petersen, who gave up six goals to Penn State, including one in overtime. He gave up three goals on 32 shots in a 3-3 tie on Friday then gave up a goal to Buffalo native Andrew Sturtz 1:20 into OT to take the loss.

Judd Peterson (St. Cloud State, center) – Had a hat trick and scored the tying goal as the Huskies rallied for a 6-5 OT win over Minnesota on Friday. Peterson scored with 1:13 left in regulation to send the game to overtime. He leads the team with five points.

Max Willman (Brown, forward) – Opens his junior season with Brown Friday at Holy Cross.

Europe

Rasmus Asplund (SHL, forward) – Has five points (two goals, three assists) in 11 games for Farjestad BK.

Jonas Johansson (Allsvenskan, goalie) – Has a 1.39 goals against average and a .950 save percentage in eight games for Almtuna IS.

Victor Olofsson (SHL, forward) – Has two goals and one assist in 12 games for Frolunda HC.

Gustav Possler (SHL, forward) – Websites from Sweden say that he has a broken ankle and will be out until Christmas.

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