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News & Notes - 02/27/2017

College Hockey Rankings

Week of February 27th

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

1 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
12 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison
15 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost
19 - St. Cloud State (NCHC) - Storm

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll

1 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
12 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison
15 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost

CHL Top 10

February 22nd

10 - Charlottetown (QMJHL) - Meloche

News & Notes - 02/13/2017

College Hockey Rankings

Week of February 13th

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

2 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
13 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost
15 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison
18 - St. Cloud State (NCHC) - Storm

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll

2 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
12 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost
15 - St. Cloud State (NCHC) - Storm

CHL Top 10

February 8th

6 - Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) - Beaudin
8 - Prince George (WHL) - Anderson

Recent San Antonio (AHL) Transactions

Date Player Position Transaction
2/10 Cody Corbett D Recalled from COL (ECHL)
2/10 Eric Gelinas D Reassigned from COL (NHL)
2/8 Spencer Martin G Reassigned from COL (NHL)
2/8 Jeremy Smith G Recalled to COL (NHL)
2/2 Kent Simpson G Reassigned from COL (ECHL)

Jost Set to Return

Avs 2016 first round pick,Tyson Jost, is expected to return to the lineup this upcoming weekend for North Dakota. Jost suffered a lower body injury against Minnesota Duluth on January 20th. The Fighting Hawks, who have lost five of their past eight games, will certainly appreciate the boost from Jost as they visit Western Michigan on Friday.

Clurman Makes USHL Debut

Avs 2016 sixth round pick, Nathan Clurman, played a couple of games with the Tri-City Storm (USHL) last weekend, before returning back to Culver Military Academy (USHS). Clurman was minus two and racked up two penalty minutes in his stint with the Storm. This season for the Culver Military Academy, Clurman, who is committed to Notre Dame, has recorded 43 points in 48 games.

News & Notes - 02/06/2017

College Hockey Rankings

Week of February 6th

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

2 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
14 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost
16 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll

2 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
11 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost

CHL Top 10

February 1st

4 - Prince George (WHL) - Anderson
6 - Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) - Beaudin

News & Notes - 01/30/2017

College Hockey Rankings

Week of January 30th

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

2 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
13 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost
17 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll

2 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
12 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost

CHL Top Ten

January 25th

5 - Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) - Beaudin
7 - Prince George (WHL) - Anderson

Recent San Antonio (AHL) Transactions

Date Player Position Transaction
1/29 Spencer Martin G Recalled to COL (NHL)
1/26 Alex Belzile RW Reassigned to COL (ECHL)
1/26 Kent Simpson G Reassigned to COL (ECHL)
1/25 Spencer Martin G Reassigned from COL (NHL)
1/25 Jim O'Brien C Reassigned from COL (NHL)
1/24 Alex Belzile RW Recalled from COL (ECHL)
1/24 Jim O'Brien C Recalled to COL (NHL)
1/23 Alex Belzile RW Reassigned to COL (ECHL)
1/23 Cody Corbett D Reassigned to COL (ECHL)
1/23 Mason Geertson D Recalled from COL (ECHL)
1/18 Spencer Martin G Recalled to COL (NHL)
1/18 Kent Simpson G Recalled from COL (ECHL)

Butcher Named NCHC Defenseman of the Week

In a weekend sweep of Nebraska-Omaha, Will Butcher racked up three points for the Denver Pioneers. Butcher has recorded 24 points in 28 games this season.

Jost Nursing Lower Body Injury

Avs first round pick, Tyson Jost is currently missing in action due to a lower body injury he suffered last weekend against Minnesota Duluth. Jost missed out on this past weekend's series against Colorado College.

News & Notes - 01/16/2017

College Hockey Rankings

Week of January 16th

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

2 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
8 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost
14 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll

1 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
8 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost
15 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison

CHL Top 10

January 11th

9 - Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) - Beaudin
10 - Prince George (WHL) - Anderson

Recent San Antonio (AHL) Transactions

Date Player Position Transaction
1/13 Felix Gerard C Reassigned from COL (NHL)
1/11 Sam Jardine D Reassigned to COL (ECHL)

Butcher Has CLASS

On Friday, DU defenseman Will Butcher was named one of 15 players up for the Senior Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School (CLASS) Award. Butcher, the lone National Collegiate Hockey Conference representative, is a qualifier for the award due to his achievements in the classroom, community, competition and character. The award winner will be announced on April 7th.

News & Notes - 01/09/2017

College Hockey Rankings

Week of Jan 9th

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

1 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
7 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost
13 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll

1 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
7 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost
13 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison

CHL Top 10

Jan 4th

7 - Prince George (WHL) - Anderson
Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) - Beaudin

Recent San Antonio (AHL) Transactions

Date Player Position Transaction
1/6 Kent Simpson G Reassigned to COL (ECHL)
1/5 Mason Geertsen D Reassigned to COL (ECHL)
1/5 Jeremy Smith G Reassigned from COL (NHL)

Jost WJC Run Ends with Silver

After losing to Team USA in the preliminary round, Canada had another crack at the Americans in the gold medal game of the World Junior Championship last Thursday. The Canadians blew a two-goal lead twice in the game. After a scoreless overtime session, Troy Terry had the lone marker in the shoot-out, giving the Americans gold.

For his effort, Tyson Jost had an assist in the game, but was stopped on his shoot-out attempt. He finished with a goal and three assists in the tournament.

Despite the disappointment, Jost opted to suit up for North Dakota's two game series against Nebraska Omaha this past weekend. Jost scored three goals and added an assist in the two game sweep.

Greer, Martin Named AHL-All Stars

The San Antonio Rampage will be represented by AJ Greer and Spencer Martin in the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic later this month. In his first pro season, Greer has contributed 26 points in 32 games for San Antonio. Martin has an 8-8 record as a starter, including a .919 save percentage.

News & Notes - 01/02/2017

WJC Update

The Avalanche have two prospects participating in the 2017 World Junior Championship, which wrapped up its quarter-final round on Monday. Tyson Jost and the Canadians fought off a tough Czech Republic team to earn a matchup against the Swedes on Wednesday. Team USA will face Russia in the other semi-final.

For his effort, Jost has posted a goal and an assist thus far for Team Canada. The other Avs prospect in the tourney, goaltender Adam Werner, has yet to see any ice time.

Meloche on the Move

As was speculated, 2015 2nd round pick Nicolas Meloche, found a new home during the QMJHL trade period. Meloche, who was traded last season from Baie-Comeau to Gatineau, is now a member of the Charlottetown Islanders. The Avs own the rights to Meloche until June 1st. He did not register a point in his first three games with Charlottetown.

College Hockey Rankings

Week of January 2nd

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

3 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
7 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost*
12 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison
20 - St. Cloud State (NCHC) - Storm

*Currently participating at the WJC

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll

4 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
7 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost*
12 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison

*Currently participating at the WJC

CHL Top 10

6 - Prince George (WHL) - Anderson
9 - Rouyn-Noranda (QMHL) - Beaudin

Recent San Antonio (AHL) Transactions

Date Player Position Transaction
12/31 Alexandre Ranger RW Released from PTO
12/29 Mat Clark D Reassigned from COL (NHL)
12/28 Shawn Ouelette-St. Amant LW Reassigned to COL (ECHL)
12/26 Kent Simpson G Recalled from COL (ECHL)
12/26 Jeremy Smith G Recalled to COL (NHL)
12/23 Matt Lashoff D Released from PTO
12/23 Spencer Martin G Reassigned from COL (NHL)
12/23 Spencer Martin G Recalled to COL (NHL)