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Prospects Report: Schneider, O'Reilly provide Amerks offense

The offense is flowing for Cole Schneider and Cal O'Reilly in Rochester as the Amerks finished October on a winning note to highlight the week for players in the Buffalo Sabres system.

Cliff Pu continues to put up an impressive early season with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League while West Seneca native and Sabres draft choice Sean Malone opened his senior season at Harvard with a five-point weekend.

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Amerks veteran forwards  Schneider and O’Reilly both rank in the top 20 in the American Hockey League in scoring.

Schneider is tied for second with 10 points (four goals, six assists). On Saturday, he registered his fourth multi-point outing in seven games with a goal and an assist to help the Amerks to a 5-2 win over the St. John’s IceCaps in Newfoundland. The Amerks are 4-0-0-0 when Schneider records a point.

O’Reilly is on a five-game point streak after recording two assists in the weekend split with St. John’s. He is tied for 11th in the AHL with eight points and is tied for fourth in the league with six assists.

Rochester is 4-3-0-0, tied for third with Syracuse in the North Division. The Amerks host Syracuse on Friday then travel to Binghamton and Hersey on Saturday and Sunday.


Vojtech Budik (Prince Albert Raiders, defensemen ) – Recorded his fourth assist of the season on Friday in a 4-2 loss to the Spokane Chiefs

Brenden Guhle (Prince Albert Raiders, defensemen) – Guhle picked up his first goal and point of the season but finished a minus-2 in the 4-2 loss to Spokane on Friday.

Brandon Hagel (Red Deer Rebels, left wing) – Has four goals and seven assists in 13 games.

Devante Stephens (Kelowna Rockets, defenseman) – Had a three-point night (one goal, two assists) in a 5-3 win over the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday. The Rockets are on a six-game winning streak.


Austin Osmanski (Mississauga Steelheads, defenseman) – Was a minus-two in a pair of losses for the Steelheads this weekend, a 5-2 loss to the Sarnia Sting and a 3-2 overtime loss to the Oshawa Generals.

Cliff Pu (London Knights, forward) – Extended his point streak to nine games with two goals and an assist over the weekend. He has points in all but one of the 11 games he’s played this year with his 19 points ranking 14th in the OHL.


Vasily Glotov (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, forward) – Has 12 points, including three goals, in 14 games.


Christopher Brown (Boston College, center) – Picked up an assist in a 7-4 win against UMass. He has eight points in nine games.

William Borgen (St. Cloud State, defenseman) – Has a pair of assists, including a set-up of fellow Buffalo Sabres draftee Judd Peterson, in a 5-2 win over Alabama-Huntsville.

Ivan Chukarov (UMass, defenseman) – Recorded his second assist of the season in a 4-1 loss to New Hampshire.

Casey Fitzgerald (Boston College, defenseman) – Has seven points in eight games after notching an assist in a 3-1 win over Providence, then one on a 7-4 win against UMass.

Anthony Florentino (Providence, defenseman) – The senior notched his second goal of the season on Sunday as the Friars blanked Brown, 6-0.

Connor Hurley (Notre Dame, center) – Had a bounce-back weekend against UConn after going pointless against Penn State. Hurley had an assist in a 4-2 loss to UConn on Friday, then a goal and assist in a 6-2 win on Saturday. He has 10 points in eight games for the Fighting Irish.

Sean Malone (Harvard, center) – It was a big weekend for Malone against Arizona State as the senior picked up five points in a pair of wins. He had two assists in a 7-0 win on Friday then scored twice with one assist in a 6-2 win on Saturday.

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 nine games.

Cal Petersen (Notre Dame, goalie) – Stopped a three-game winless streak on Saturday, making 30 saves in a 6-2 victory over UConn. In eight games he is 4-3-1 with a 2.47 goals against average and a .912 save percentage.

Judd Peterson (St. Cloud State, center) – Scored a pair of goals in a weekend sweep of Alabama-Huntsville. He leads the Huskies with seven points on six goals and one assist through six games.

Max Willman (Brown, forward) – Held off the scoresheet as Brown opened the season with shutout losses to Holy Cross and Providence.


Rasmus Asplund (SHL, forward) – Has seven points (three goals, four assists) in 14 games for Farjestad BK.

Jonas Johansson (Allsvenskan, goalie) – Has a 1.52 goals against average and a .946 save percentage in 10 games for Almtuna IS.

Victor Olofsson (SHL, forward) – Has two goals and three assists in 15 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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