Hershey update: 7-5-0-3, 3rd in the Atlantic Division. Last week: 1-2-0-0
The Jakub Vrana injury caught everyone by surprise, but details are now starting to emerge about the specifics of the injury.
Vrana suffered tendon damage to his right wrist during a team practice, reports Dave Sottile of PennLive. He was reaching for a puck when his stick jammed against the boards, causing the injury. The wrist is currently immobilized in a hard cast and he is expected to miss three months.
Hershey certainly could have used him this week. The Bears lost their first two games of the weekend by a combined score of 12-0. They did salvage two points with a win on Sunday, but the first two games will leave a bad taste in everyone's mouth until they take the ice again. The Caps' prospects struggled along with the team as only Nathan Walker was able to tally an assist.
Other prospect notes:
Goalie Vitek Vanecek was named the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of Nov. 9-15. Vanecek started in both of the South Carolina Stingrays' games over the weekend allowing only two goals on 45 shots. For the season, he now has a 1.99 GAA and .916 save percentage.
South Carolina teammate Tyler Lewington is still looking for his first point, but he did get into his first professional fight on Friday as he sparred with Jack Rodewald of the Orlando Solar Bears. Watch the fight and some great saves from Vanecek here:
Defenseman Colby Williams made his season debut for the Regina Pats on Friday. He had not yet played this season after falling through a glass table and suffering an arm laceration in the offseason. You can read more about his return here from Greg Harder of the Regina Leader-Post.
Williams had a tremendous return with a goal and an assist in his first game. He added another goal and an assist to give him four points in his first three games.
And this from a defenseman!
Here are the highlights from his first game back:
Williams also showed some great moves in his second game which you can see here.
Across the pond, Jonas Siegenthaler recorded an assist for the ZSC Lions in Sunday's game. In 16 games, he has three assists and is a plus-10.
In the college ranks, Brian Pinho scored one goal for Providence in a 3-3 tie against Boston, but it is his contributions in the face-off circle that are really impressive. According to Capitals Outsider, Pinho has won 57.3 percent of the face-offs he has taken this season.
Thomas DiPauli continues to stay hot with two assists on Friday for Notre Dame. It was his second multi-point game of the season and 10th of his career. He is currently tied for the team lead in points with 11 (four goals, seven assists).
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