Blake Lizotte had two assists in the Los Angeles Kings split with the Anaheim Ducks. In AHL action, Jon Lizotte had two goals in four games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. In the SPHL Jacob Benson was in on all five goals with a hat trick and two assists in the Knoxville Ice Bears 5-1 win on Friday, he added another goal on Sunday in their 2-1 win as well. In Europe, Rasmus Sorgardt posted an assist in Vasby IK’s 3-2 win on Sunday.
The Tauros 2012-13 goalie tandem that led the Tauros to their first playoff appearance is playing well professionally now. Tyler Parks is dominating in Slovakia, posting a 1.79 GAA and .936 SV% for HC Slovan Baratislava; while Ryan Ruck is playing his first professional season in the SPHL and posting a 2.03 GAA and .926 SV%.
Nolan Sawchuk, who scored the 2018 Central Cup winning goal for the Tauros recorded his first college goal last Wednesday in UMass-Lowell’s 5-3 win over Vermont (watch it now). Including the faceoff win for the assist on Sawchuk’s first college goal Reid Stefanson is red hot for UMass-Lowell with 12 points (3g 9a) over the last nine games helping propel the River Hawks to the Hockey East Semifinal tomorrow at Boston College.
Alex Adams has two goals and an assist this month helping Bemidji to a four game win streak and Miroslav Mucha had a goal in Lake State’s weekend sweep of Alabama-Huntsville; now the former Tauro teammates will go head to head in the WCHA Semifinal on Friday. The winner of that game will face the winner of the other semifinal which pits Ondrej Pavel’s Minnesota State Mavericks against Norther Michigan and Colby Enns and Noah Ganske.
Three Tauro alum are still alive in the Atlantic Hockey Semis, Jared Brandt and Niagara will face Aaron Grounds and AIC; the winner may see Lincoln Erne and Canisius in the final if they can get past Army. Rounding out the list of Tauros still playing in the NCAA post season, Tyler Jeanson and Colgate hope to get past St. Lawrence to face Marcus Chorney and Quinnipiac who have already advanced to the ECAC Championship game.