Before this week begins, it’s time for our weekly check-in on the Flyers’ prospects.
Cooper Marody, C, 21, 6-1/185, Michigan (NCAA)
Marody did all he could, but it wasn’t enough to send Michigan to the Big Ten title game.
Still, the No. 11-ranked Wolverines are a near lock for the NCAA Tournament.
Saturday, Marody potted two goals against No. 6 Ohio State, but Michigan fell, 3-2, in overtime.
COOOP THERE IT IS! 🌪 pic.twitter.com/BkZlZlMeFj— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) March 11, 2018
The junior leads Michigan with 32 assists and 46 points in 37 games. His 14 goals are second on the Wolverines. Nationally, Marody’s 32 helpers are second-most and his 46 points are tied for seventh.
Pascal Laberge, C, 19, 6-1/162, Quebec (QMJHL)
Make it eight straight for Laberge.
Laberge extended his point streak to eight games last week, adding two assists Thursday and a goal and an assist Friday.
During his streak, Laberge has collected five goals and 13 points. Following a trade to Quebec, Laberge has started to find the consistency that’s been missing over the past two seasons.
In his last 27 games, Laberge has 11 goals and 15 assists — he was pointless in his first three games with the Remparts. On the season, Laberge has 17 goals and 46 points.
Morgan Frost, C, 18, 5-11/172, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
With the OHL season winding down, time is running out for Frost to regain the scoring lead.
But it’s still possible.
Frost’s point streak reached 11 games last week. During this streak, he has 11 assists and 19 points. In 64 games, Frost has 40 goals (fourth), 67 assists (second) and 107 points (second).
🚨GOAL!🚨— xyz Soo Greyhounds (@OHLHoundPower) March 11, 2018
WHAT a goal!! Individual effort all the way by @_morganfrost_10 to slip right through the entire OS line, finds the five hole on Lafreniere and we're back within 2 after a STUNNER of a play! | #SOOvsOS pic.twitter.com/tzuX7fKcnQ
Not only does Frost’s plus-68 rating lead the OHL but it also leads all of the CHL.
The centerman trails Barrie’s Aaron Luchuk (110 points) for the OHL scoring lead.
• OSU’s Tanner Laczynski picked up the primary assist on Matthew Weis’ OT winner Saturday.
The Buckeyes will face No. 5 Notre Dame Saturday in the Big Ten championship game.
• Isaac Ratcliffe had a goal and an assist in three games for Guelph, and while he did not score on this breakaway Saturday, he did flash some silky hands.
Merkley (2018) had a good game tonight. Here's his pass to spring Isaac Ratcliffe (PHI) that was just chef kissing fingers good. pic.twitter.com/deDl2umj4r— Corey Pronman (@coreypronman) March 11, 2018
• Matthew Strome had a two-goal game Saturday vs. Niagara. He leads Hamilton with 37 goals.
• German Rubtsov is working with a point streak of his own, as the 2016 first-round pick had a goal and two assists in three games. He has seven points during his five-game point streak.
• Carter Hart’s ridiculous 2017-18 season continued. He stopped 62 of 66 shots in two games. His six-game win streak ended Sunday night with a 2-0 loss.
• Phantoms center Mikhail Vorobyev added a goal and two more assists. He has four assists and seven points in his past six games.
• Owen Sound’s Maksim Sushko tallied his 30th goal. Four of the Flyers’ 2017 draft picks have reached the 30-goal mark this season. Sushko joins Frost, Strome and Ratcliffe in that club.