Thursday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Rauhauser and DVTK fall in Tipos Extraliga action

Alec Rauhauser was the only Florida Panthers prospect to play in Europe or in the NCAA yesterday. His slumping DVTK Polar Bears squad was soundly beaten 4-0 by visiting HC 07 Detva in action from Slovakia’s Tipos Extraliga. Rauhauser has produced thee goals and seven points and a has a +2 rating in 14 games for the Polar Bears, who have fallen to 11th place in the 12-team league.

Aleksi Heponiemi did not play in MODO Hockey’s 5-4 loss to Kristianstads IK in Sweden’s HockeyAllsvenskan.

In today’s games, Rodrigo Abols and Orebro HK will take on Frolunda HC in a match from the Swedish Hockey League. Abols is tied for third on the team in scoring with 13 points (6G/7A) in 17 games.

Mike Benning and the Denver Pioneers will face the Miami RedHawks tonight at 8:35 p.m. with Altitude (DirecTV 681 - Dish Network 410) handling the television broadcast. Benning, a freshman defenseman, has amassed one goal, six assists, 11 shots on goal, and blocked five shots in six games for the 3-4 Pioneers.

Due tot an injuy to projected backup Alex Stalock, the Minnesota Wild have signed goaltender Andrew Hammond to a one-year, two-deal worth $700K at the NHL. ‘The Hamburglar’ spent the 2019-20 season with the AHL’s Rochester Americans (Hockey Wilderness)