Welcome to the week 4 Washington Capitals prospect recap. The following includes game action and news that occurred between October 7 and October 13, 2019. (Reminder: you can always access all of our prospect news and analysis in the top menu under “Prospects”. You can also access the latest Capitals prospect news on Twitter under the #CapsProspect hashtag.
After dropping a pair of home games to open the season, the Bears hit the road Saturday for a tilt against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and won an overtime thriller 4-3. In his first game back with the Bears, Travis Boyd scored a pair of goals, including the game-tying and game winning goals. He also had an assist. On Sunday night, the Bears would trounce the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 5-1. Travis Boyd scored two more goals and registered an assist….again.
Washington Capitals defensive prospect Martin Fehervary scored his first AHL goal Sunday evening in Hershey. The goal came in the second period of the Bears convincing 5-1 win over the rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
Video: Hershey Bears/The AHL
Connor McMichael was formally named to the London Knights leadership group on Tuesday.
The @GoLondonKnights have announced their leadership group for 2019-20. The co-captains are Liam Foudy and Alec Regula. The alternate captains are Cole Tymkin and Connor McMichael. pic.twitter.com/amwyOtfXLq
— 980 CFPL London News (@AM980News) October 8, 2019
On Friday, the Knights hosted the Owen Sound. McMichael had a pair of assists on four shots, was a -2 and nine of 18 from the faceoff dot.
On Saturday, the Knights visited the Saginaw Spirit and lost 6-3. McMichael was held off the score sheet on four shots, a -1 for the game and 14 of 23 on draws.
For the season, McMichael has eight goals and six assists on 35 shots in seven games played.
After a weekend without a tally, Capitals forward prospect Aliaksei Protas returned to the ‘goals scored’ column Tuesday night versus Vancouver.
#CapsProspect Aliaksei “The Viper” Protas scores on a breakway last night vs. Vancouver. #CapsProspect Alex Kannok Leipert (#41 out of bottom left corner for Giants) tries to catch him. Protas had a 1g,2a in the Raiders 4-2 win. Protas now has 4g,7a in 7 games played. #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/zN5doVnc5b
— NoVa Caps (@NoVa_Caps) October 9, 2019
Protas would add two assists later in the game. For the night he had a goal on one shot, two assists for a +2 and was 10 of 14 from the dot.
On Saturday night, Protas would score a pair of goals in an 8-4 win over Moose Jaw. His first tally came at the 15:00 mark of the middle frame. Protas would add a salute to the opposing player following the goal.
Protas’ second goal came at 5:28 of the final period. The scoring tally would come from a sharp angle on the right side.
Video: The WHL
For the game, Protas had two goals and an assist in two shots. He was a +2 and 8 of 15 from the faceoff circle. For the season, Protas has six goals and eight assists on 28 shots in nine games played. Protas is currently tied for first in WHL points (14) and 5th in goals (6).
Alex Leipert Kannok
Dropped to the second paring on Tuesday, but returned to top pair Friday night.
Florchuk was dropped from first line center to second line center for Wednesday night’s tilt against the Vancouver Giants, but returned to top line center Friday night against the Wheat Kings. He would score his first of the season Friday night. Florchuk would find open space in the slot and received a nice feed from behind the goal for the open shot.
OTHER PROSPECT NOTES
Benton Maass – Defneisve prospect Benton Maass scored his first goal of the season in Friday night’s season opener for New Hampshire. It would be the game-winner.
By Jon Sorensen