Friday Night Farm Wrap-Up

Shawn Lalonde was named 1st star of the game with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over the Niagara IceDogs.    

Kyle Beach was held scoreless in Spokane’s 4-1 win over the Tri-City Americans.  Beach did manage to rack up 9 minutes in penalties, however.  He was sent off for a 5 minute fighting major, an unsportsmanlike conduct, and a cross-checking. 

Byron Froese did not crack the scoresheet in Everett’s 4-2 loss to the Regina Pats.  He was a -1, but the minus came from being on the ice for Regina’s empty net goal with 9 seconds left in the game.

Brandon Pirri had an assist in RPI’s 5-2 win over Bentley in the opening game of the RPI Holiday Tournament. 

Billy Sweatt did not score in Colorado College’s 5-0 win over Alaska-Anchorage.

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6 Responses to Friday Night Farm Wrap-Up

  1. Dave Morris says:

    Gentlemen, as a followup question to your astute chronicling of Hawks prospects and their progress…quesiton for you:

    Which of these prospects could be ready to make the jump to the Blackhawks next year, and which ones in the next two seasons?

    Thanks for your excellent work.

  2. John says:

    Dave, I’m not positive any of them will be ‘ready’ but with all the heavy lifting the Hawks have planned for the off-season, more than a couple will probably be in Indian heads next year.

    My early prognistication is Akim Aliu, Kyle Beach, and Jack Skille will be shoo-ins. Your guy Danis-Pepin and Billy Sweatt will also probably get an extended look.

    In two seasons, Lalonde will be on the team. In a perfect world, I’d like to see him get a season at Rockford. Depending on what his education plans are, Dylan Olsen is also a possibility but I’d also like to see him spend a year in the A before a baptism by fire.

    Anyone else is probably a few years down the line.

  3. Dave Morris says:

    Thanks John, I am really curious as to how the Hawks transition their young talent up to Chicago…obviously, with the cap being what it is, roster turnover has to be part of management’s strategy.

    I ask specifically about Danis-Pepin because, not having seen him except for the one IceHogs game on webTV, nonetheless intrigued by his skillset/size combination. The Blackhawks seem to be working towards having all three d-pairs be puckmover/stay at home combos…and wondering where and when SDP fits in.

    Agree with you that Aliu, Beach and Skille seem to have the inside track. Perhaps we may even see them as playoff call-ups.

    Exciting times…

  4. CT says:

    Isn’t Skille’s contract up after this year? I have my doubts that he’s going to be re-signed.

  5. John says:

    Skille is, indeed, a RFA. The Hawks will be able to re-sign him for relatively cheap. Unless there’s a better option out there, he’ll probably be back, but who knows.

  6. Dave Morris says:

    @John> with the trade market starting to open up (specifically, the Islanders and Hurricanes ready to make moves), could Skille be part of a package for someone like Doug Weight and/or Joe Corvo (assuming, as everyone seems to, that Barker is on the block)?

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