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Prospect news: Griffins lose to KC; Smith posts 1+2 for Kitchener

Of prospect-related note:

In the ECHL, the Toledo Walleye had a rough weekend in Kansas City, dropping consecutive games to the Kansas City Mavericks. On Saturday, the Walleye dropped a 3-1 decision to the Mavericks; on Sunday, the Walleye lost 4-2, with Tyler Barnes and Charlie O'Connor scoring the Walleye's goals and Matej Machovsky stopping 22 of 25 shots.

The Walleye's website posted a recap:

Walleye offense slowed by Mavericks

(Independence, MO) - The Walleye fell to the Mavericks 4-2 on Sunday evening in Kansas City. Matej Machovsky stopped 22 of 25 shots and is now 7-7-0-1 on the season. The Walleye are 25-12-2-1 on the season and 10-8-2-1 on the road.

Tyler Barnes scored to give the Walleye a 1-0 lead at 14:25 of the first period.

The Mavericks tied the game 1-1 at 5:31 of the second period. The Mavericks took a 2-1 lead at 15:54 of the second.

Kansas City extended their lead to 3-1 just 36 seconds into the third period. Charlie O'Connor pulled the Walleye within a goal at 15:59 of the third to make it 3-2 Mavericks. Kansas City took a 4-2 lead with an empty net goal at 18:59 of the third period.

Fish Tales:

  • The Walleye travel to Reading on Wednesday for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop against the Royals and to Brampton on Friday for a 7:15 p.m. puck drop against the Beast. The Walleye return home on Saturday for a 7:15 p.m. puck drop against the Beast.
  • Machovsky stopped 22 of 25 shots and is now 7-7-0-1 on the season.


Elsewhere, in the Swedish J20 league, Alfons Malmstrom played on the first defensive pair in HV71's 4-1 loss to Farjestads BK;

In the OHL, Givani Smith scored a goal and added 2 assists, finishing at +3 with 6 shots, in the Kitchener Rangers' 4-2 win over Guelph. Smith was named the game's first star;

Reilly Webb finished even with 1 shot and Brady Gilmour did not play in the Saginaw Spirit's 4-3 OT loss to Brampton;

Cole Fraser finished at -1 and Zach Gallant finished at -2 with 2 shots, and a 13-for-18 faceoff record, as the Peterborough Petes lost 6-1 to Ottawa;

And in the WHL, Dennis Cholowski had an assist, finishing at +1 with 5 shots in the Portland Winterhawks' 4-3 win over Brandon.

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