Team Canada released seven players and named its three goaltenders for the upcoming world junior men’s hockey championship on Thursday.
One of the three goalies who earned a roster spot was Florida Panthers prospect Devon Levi. The Cats selected Levi in the seventh round (212th overall) of 2020 NHL Entry after the 18-year-old’s standout season for the Carleton Place Canadians of the Central Canada Hockey League.
Freshman Michael Benning scored his first-ever NCAA goal in Denver’s 5-1 victory over Miami. Benning’s third period tally put the Pioneers up by a 4-1 count. He also drew the primary assist on Denver’s first goal of the game. Benning, a defenseman chosen in the fourth round in 2020, has produced seven points in his first five college games.
Mike Benning goes short side. He's fancy ♂️ #PioneerTogether pic.twitter.com/Q6roLlyhCU— Denver Hockey (@DU_Hockey) December 10, 2020
Rodrigo Abols registered four shots on goal, dished out two hits and finished the game with an even rating in 18:55 TOI during Orebro HK’s 5-2 loss to Djurgarden in Thursday action from the Swedish Hockey League.
Panthers reserve Maxim Mamim equaled his KHL career-high with his 12th goal of the campaign in CSKA Moscow’s 4-1 over Avangard Omsk. Mamin scored 12 goals in 42 games during the 2016-17 season. He hit that number in just 34 games this season. Mamin finished the game with five shots on goal and a +1 rating in 13:36 TOI.