Washington Capitals center prospects Bear Hughes and Henrik Rybinski went head-to-head in WHL action last night as the Spokane Chiefs visited the Seattle Thunderbirds in Seattle. It was a good night for the Capitals’ prospects and future Hershey Bears teammates, as each recorded a goal and an assist in the game.
Seattle Thunderbirds’ Henrik Rybinski struck first to stretch Seattle’s lead to 3-0.
— The WHL (@TheWHL) April 10, 2022
Bear Hughes would answer Rybinski’s tally scoring the very next goal in the game.
Cap worked hard for that one! We get on the board to end the second, 3-1.
— Spokane Chiefs (@spokanechiefs) April 10, 2022
Both prospects had a goal and an assist in the game. Seattle would take the win 6-2.
For the season, Hughes has 24 goals and 42 assists in 62 games played so far this season. The Capital of the Chiefs has shot the puck 171 times for a 14.0% shooting percentage.
Rybinski, who signed with the Capitals as a free agent on March 1 and missed most of the month of March with an injury, has 21 goals and 42 assists in 63 games played so far this season. He’s shot the puck 143 times for a 14.6% shooting percentage.
Both centers are serious contenders for a roster spot in Hershey this fall.
By Jon Sorensen