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Prospect Watch: Dec. 8-14

Wednesday, 12.17.2008 / 1:57 PM / News
By Amanda Dennin  - chicagoblackhawks.com
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Prospect Watch: Dec. 8-14

Each week, chicagoblackhawks.com will track the progress of the Blackhawks' top 10 unsigned prospects selected by chicagoblackhawks.com; subject to change. View weekly updated stats for all Hawks prospects.

Akim Aliu
Position:
Right wing
Team: London
League:
OHL

Aliu was named the third star of the game Friday, registering two assists in the second period as London posted a 5-2 win over Belleville. In a 5-1 loss to Windsor Saturday, he was held scoreless. In a 5-2 win over Sarnia Sunday, Aliu tallied an assist in the first period. He has appeared in 14 games for the Knights registering six goals, 10 assists and 30 penalty minutes. The Knights are currently 24-7-1 on the season.

 

Kyle Beach
Position:
Left wing
Team:
Everett
League:
WHL

Beach tallied two penalty minutes in the third period as Everett fell to Calgary in a 4-0 loss Tuesday. In a 6-3 loss to Medicine Hat Friday, Beach posted one assist and 19 penalty minutes in the first period. Beach was named the first star of the game Saturday, registering one assist in the first period and two in the third as Everett posted a 4-2 win over Prince George. In 25 appearances with Everett this season, he has seven goals, 20 assists and 84 penalty minutes. The club is currently 15-13-5 on the season.

 

Jonathan Carlsson
Position:
Defense
Team:
Brynäs IF
League:
Sweden

Carlsson tallied 12 penalty minutes as Brynäs IF fell to Frölunda HC 4-2 Monday; lost 2-1 to MODO Hockey Thursday; and tied Djurgårdens IF 3-3 Friday. In 33 contests this season, Carlsson has one assist and 18 penalty minutes.

 

Simon Danis-Pepin
Position:
Defense
Team:
Maine
League:
Hockey East
Year: Senior

Danis-Pepin was held scoreless as Maine defeated Union 3-1 Friday. In a 5-1 win over Union Saturday, he tallied one assist in the third period. In 16 contests this season, he has five assists and 17 penalty minutes. The Black Bears are currently to 10-5-1 on the season.

 

Shawn Lalonde
Position:
Defenseman
Team:
Belleville
League:
OHL

Lalonde was named the first star of the game Thursday, registering a goal in the second period and an assist and two penalty minutes in the first, as Belleville posted a 4-0 win over Windsor. Lalonde tallied six penalty minutes as Belleville fell to London 5-2 Friday. In a 4-2 loss to Sarnia Saturday, Lalonde acquired four penalty minutes in the first period. In 35 contests this season, he has eight goals, 16 assists and 47 penalty minutes. The Bulls are currently 22-10-2 on the season.

 

Joe Lavin
Position:
Defenseman
Team:
Providence College
League:
Hockey East
Year: Sophomore

Providence College is on break and will return to face UMass-Lowell Saturday January 10. In 12 contests this season, Lavin has one assist and has acquired 10 penalty minutes. The Friars are currently 3-12-1 on the season.

 

Igor Makarov
Position:
Right wing
Team:
St. Petersburg SKA
League:
Russia

Makarov registered two penalty minutes as St. Petersburg defeated Khimik 5-0 Monday and fell to Avangard 5-1 Wednesday. In 22 games this season, Makarov has three goals, five assists and 37 penalty minutes.
 

 

Ben Smith
Position:
Right wing
Team:
Boston College
League:
Hockey East
Year: Junior

Boston College is on break and will return to face New Brunswick in an exhibition game Friday January 2. In 16 contests this season, Smith has two goals, six assists and two penalty minutes. Boston is currently 9-4-2 on the season.

 

Bill Sweatt
Position:
Left wing
Team:
Colorado College
League:
WCHA
Year: Junior

Sweatt had the lone goal as Colorado fell to the University of Minnesota 4-1 Saturday. The following evening, Sweatt was held scoreless Colorado defeated Minnesota 1-0. In 20 contests this season, Sweatt has eight goals, six assists and 22 penalty minutes. Colorado is currently 10-6-4 on the season.

 

Josh Unice
Position:
Goalie
Team:
Kitchener
League:
OHL

Unice appeared as Kitchener fell to Owen Sound 5-4 Friday; posted a 5-2 loss to Plymouth Saturday and a 2-0 loss to Guelph Sunday. Unice has appeared in 16 contests this season, logging 876 minutes, a 3.84 GAA, and an .880 SV%. The Rangers are currently 13-16-1 on the season.