[EHM 2018-10-16 to 19] 4 days

[EHM 2018-10-16] Crunch 1 @ IceCaps 3


Tier 2


Scratches: McNiven, Ruck, DeSimone (IRL), Muller, Perry (PTO), Broll, Chaput, Koivu, Ranger

IceCaps were 0 for 9 on the power play.

If Kulak continues to play well, he might be the one to get a chance with Weber in the NHL. Paquette is also playing well enough to bump up to the third line with Athanasiou and Hyman. Scouts are watching to see if Reway can handle the first line and if Hudon can beat out Goldobin for the first line. The minutes played were skewed for this game since so much of it was on the power play.

[EHM 2018-10-17] Habs 5 @ Preds 3

G Michael McNiven and LD Nick DeSimone have been loaned to AHL's Albany Devils and will play against the IceCaps. C Logan Brown has already had an exhibition game with the SPHL's Columbus Cottonmouths but Brown is expected to make his way to the ECHL soon.

Tatar, Lehkonen and Ritchie are in heavy competition to see who gets ice time. All are left wing although both Tatar and Lehkonen are accomplished at playing on their off wing. Lehkonen may have more potential in the future but he may also be the only one other teams are interested in via trade.

The scouts are looking way down the road watching some Bantam hockey and brought some names forward to keep an eye on.

Kersus' attempts to snag RW Joel Armia from the Winnipeg Jets have thus far been foiled. The Jets seem unwilling to break up their current roster.

Guay's IceCaps have announced new Captains with Phillip Danault wearing the C; Magnus Nygren and Charles Hudon wearing the A.

Muller and Lindgren head to Brampton.


Scratched: Lehkonen(H), Ricthie(H), Shipachyov(IRL)

The Habs outshot the Preds 30 to 26, outblocked them 15 to 12, were perfect on the PK and even potted a PP goal (33%). The Preds dominated on boardplays, faceoffs and completed passes.


[EHM 2018-10-18] Stuff

Brampton, even though the season has begun, played an exhibition game against Logan Brown's Columbus Cottonmouths. The Beast won 3-0. Lindgren, Ouellet and Valcourt played extremely well while Cederholm and Vigneault were a little disappointing.

Joe Thornton suffered a bruised ankle in practice and may miss Saturday's game against the Oilers.

TRADE: Montreal sends young RW Nikita Scherbak, the rights to RD Arvid Henrikson and a 2023 4th round pick to the Winnipeg Jets for RW Joel Armia and the rights to LD Sami Niku.

[EHM 2018-10-19] No Action

The Jets GM notified Kersus that they're looking to move Julian Melchori. Since Melchori can play both sides on defense, he might find a new home on his off side.

Scouts were busy but nothing notable.