Avs Prospects Sunday TV Schedule

NCAA Tournament
East Regional Final (Providence, RI)
Will Butcher DU PC 15:00 ESPNU/ TSN4

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Saturday Scoreboard (March 28, 2015)

QMJHL Playoffs First Round
Julien Nantel ROU VDO 1 1 2 2 0 W, 8-2
Alexis Pepin VDO ROU 0 1 1 1 4 L, 3-8
WHL Playoffs First Round
Conner Bleackley RD MH 0 0 0 -1 0 L, 1-2
NCAA Tournament
East Regional (Providence, RI)
Will Butcher DU BC 1 0 1 3 0 W, 5-2
West Regional Final (Fargo, ND)
Ben Storm SCSU UND 0 0 0 -1 0 L, 1-4


Rouyn-Noranda and Val-d'Or are tied 1-1 in their series.

Medicine Hat leads Red Deer in the series 1-0.

Denver will face Providence in the East Regional final on Sunday; winner goes to the Frozen Four.

Loss to North Dakota ends the season for St. Cloud State.

Friday Scoreboard (March 27, 2015)

OHL Playoffs First Round
Chris Bigras OS GUE 0 1 1 1 0 W, 6-1
Kyle Wood NB KGN 0 1 1 1 0 W, 8-0
Nick Magyar KIT LND 0 0 0 0 0 L, 1-3
QMJHL Playoffs First Round
Julien Nantel ROU VDO 0 0 0 -1 0 L, 2-6
Alexis Pepin VDO ROU 0 1 1 2 0 W, 6-2
NCAA Tournament - West Regional (Fargo, ND)
Ben Storm SCSU MTU 0 0 0 0 0 OTW, 3-2

Owen Sound leads Guelph in series 1-0.
North Bay leads Kingston in series 1-0.
London leads Kitchener in series 1-0.

Val-d'Or leads Rouyn-Noranda in series 1-0.

St. Cloud State will face North Dakota in the West Regional final on Saturday.

Avs Prospects Saturday TV Schedule

NCAA Tournament
East Regional (Providence, RI)
Will Butcher DU BC 13:00 ESPN2/ TSN2
West Regional Final (Fargo, ND)
Ben Storm SCSU UND 19:00 ESPNU/ TSN2
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Avs Prospects Friday TV Schedule

NCAA Tournament
West Regional (Fargo, ND)
Ben Storm SCSU MTU 14:30 ESPN3/ TSN GO

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Puck drop for the 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Hockey tournament gets underway on Friday. Will Butcher and the Denver Pioneers will play on Saturday afternoon. St. Cloud State faces Michigan Tech today.

Complete TV listings for the tournament are available here.


News and Notes

OHL Award Finalists Announced

The OHL announced its 2014-15 award finalists on Wednesday. Among those honored was Owen Sound defenseman Chris Bigras and Mississauga goaltender Spencer Martin.

Bigras was named a finalist for defenseman of the year (Max Kaminsky Trophy). Spencer Martin, who missed half the season with Mississauga, nabbed one of the finalist nods for goaltender of the year.

The winners will be announced through the duration of the 2015 OHL Playoffs. A complete list of finalists is available at the OHL official website. Those listed include former Avalanche draft pick, and now New Jersey Devils prospect, Joseph Blandisi. Blandisi was unsigned by the Avalanche last spring and returned to the OHL for his overage year. It has proved to be a fruitful one as he has been named a finalist for the Overage Player of the Year and Most Outstanding Player of the Year.

Draft in Hepple's Hands

Patrick Roy's weekly radio interview on KKFN 104.3 The Fan in Denver is a must listen for any Avalanche fan. Recently, Roy disparaged former Avalanche chief scout Rick Pracey on his drafting decisions. Roy reiterated those concerns on today's broadcast and while a replacement for Pracey has yet to be officially named, Roy indicated that Alan Hepple, Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting, would be running this year's draft for the Avalanche.

For a more in depth view of Roy's comments, be sure to check out The Roy Report at Mile High Hockey. You can also listen to the interview here.

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Prospect Signing Tracker (March 24, 2014)

Player Team League Status
CHL (June 1, 2015)
Mason Geertsen VAN WHL 3-YR ELC 03/24/15
Europe (July 1, 2015)
Jonas Holos LOK KHL
AHL (July 1, 2015)
Joey Leach LE AHL
Daniel Maggio LE AHL
Reid Petryk FTW ECHL
Kenny Ryan LE AHL
Michael Schumacher LE AHL
Ben Youds LE AHL
NHL (Two-Way/ELC -- July 1, 2015)
Andrew Agozzino LE AHL RFA
Sami Aittokallio LE AHL RFA
Mat Clark LE AHL RFA
Stefan Elliott LE AHL RFA
Bruno Gervais LE AHL UFA
Freddie Hamilton LE AHL RFA
Mitchell Heard LE AHL RFA
Joey Hishon LE AHL RFA
Markus Lauridsen LE AHL RFA
Calvin Pickard LE AHL RFA
Tomas Vincour LE AHL RFA