Florida Panthers prospect Ty Smilanic scored his second goal of the season and added an assist in Quinnipiac’s 6-1 drubbing of Holy Cross.
Smilanic jammed in a rebound with one second left in the middle frame to put the Bobcats up by a 5-1 count.
Despite what the graphic says, Ty Smilanic beats the buzzer and Quinnipiac answers the Holy Cross goal and go into the intermission up 5-1.@Q30Sports | #ECACHockey pic.twitter.com/KkSuMJz98U— Steven Pappas (@StevenPappas_23) December 22, 2020
The freshman forward picked up his first NCAA assist when he got the secondary helper on Odeen Tufto’s first period goal.
Smilanic, Florida’s third round pick in 2020, registered three shots on goal and finished the game with a +1 rating.
Spencer Knight stopped 7-of-9 shots in 35 minutes to get the win in Team USA’s 3-2 victory over Finland in a exhibition game from the World Junior Championship.
Anton Lundell suited up for the Finns and had this nice rush during the game, but was foiled by backup goalie Dustin Wolf.
Nice. pic.twitter.com/hVqz7rzmge— Here's Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) December 23, 2020
Devon Levi will get the start tonight in Canada’s exhibition game versus Russia.
Alec Rauhauser picked up his fourth goal of the season in DVTK Polar Bears 4-2 upset win over league-leading HK Poprad in action from Slovakia’s Tipos Extraliga. Rauhauser now has 11 points in 17 games for DVTK.
In the KHL, Vladislav Kolyachonok put one shot on goal, had two blocks, drew a penalty and finished with an even rating in Dinamo Minsk’s 8-3 loss to Salavat Yulaev.
Emil Djuse registered one shot on goal and finished with a -1 rating while logging a game-high 23:48 of ice time in Spartak Moscow’s 3-0 loss to Ak Bars.
Panthers reserve Maxim Mamin equaled his KHL career-high in points (28) with an assist in CSKA Moscow’s 4-3 shootout to SKA St. Petersburg. Mamin had 28 points in 51 games last season. He matched that number in just 36 games this season. The 25-year-old had one shot on goal and finished the game with a +2 rating
Justin Schutz had his thee-game point streak snapped in EC Red Bull Salzburg’s 4-2 loss to Hydro Fehérvár AV19 in action from the ICE Hockey League. Schutz finished the game with three shots on goal and a +1 rating.