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Prospect Watch: Feb. 16-22

Tuesday, 02.24.2009 / 10:28 AM / News
By Amanda Dennin  - chicagoblackhawks.com
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Prospect Watch: Feb. 16-22

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

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

Aliu was named the third star of the game Tuesday after tallying two goals and one assist in a 6-4 win over Sault Ste. Marie. He posted an assist in a 4-3 loss to Mississauga Friday. Aliu scored a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over Barrie Saturday. Since being traded to Sudbury, Aliu has 10 goals, 10 assists and 45 penalty minutes. Sudbury is currently 24-30-6 on the season.

 

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

Beach was held scoreless as Lethbridge fell to Medicine Hat 6-3 Friday. He tallied a goal in an 8-3 loss to the club the following evening. In 17 appearances with Lethbridge this season, Beach has 13 goals, 10 assists and 48 penalty minutes. The club is currently 30-27-5 on the year.

 

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

Carlsson was held scoreless as Brynäs IF defeated Södertälje SK 3-1 Thursday, and posted a 4-2 win over Djurgårdens IF Saturday. In 52 contests this season, Carlsson has one assist and 74 penalty minutes.

 

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

Danis-Pepin was held scoreless as Maine fell to Massachusetts 4-3 in overtime Friday and was defeated by the club 4-3 on Saturday. In 29 games this year, Danis-Pepin has nine assists and 23 penalty minutes. The Black Bears are currently 12-16-4 on the season.

 

Shawn Lalonde
Position:
Defense
Team:
Belleville
League:
OHL

Lalonde posted an assist in a 4-1 win over Niagara Thursday. He was held scoreless in a 5-3 win over Kitchener Saturday. Lalonde did not appear in a 3-2 win over Brampton Sunday. In 58 contests this season, Lalonde has 18 goals, 29 assists and 65 penalty minutes. The Bulls are currently 41-15-4 on the year.

 

Joe Lavin
Position:
Defense
Team:
Omaha Lancers
League:
USHL

Lavin was held scoreless as Omaha defeated Sioux City 5-2 Tuesday, fell to Lincoln 4-1 Friday and was defeated by Tri-City Saturday. Lavin has appeared in 19 games for the club since coming over from Providence University, registering four goals, seven assists and 18 penalty minutes. Omaha is currently 23-15-7 on the season.

 

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

Makarov registered two assists as St. Petersburg defeated Amur 3-2 Monday and posted a 3-0 win over Metallurg Mg Sunday. In 40 games this season, Makarov has seven goals, eight assists and 55 penalty minutes.

 

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

Smith was held scoreless as Boston fell to New Hampshire 3-2 Friday. He registered a power-play goal in a 4-2 loss to the club Saturday. In 30 contests this season, Smith has five goals, 10 assists and four penalty minutes. B.C. is currently 13-12-5 on the season.

 

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

Sweatt was held scoreless as Colorado College defeated the University of Minnesota 4-3 Friday, and 5-3 Saturday. In 32 contests, Sweatt has 11 goals, nine assists and 28 penalty minutes. Colorado College is currently 16-9-8 on the season.

 

Josh Unice
Position:
Goaltender
Team:
Windsor
League:
OHL

Unice had 21 saves in an 8-2 win over Eire Thursday. He did not appear the following evening in a 6-3 win over London. Unice has appeared in eight games for the club, logging 436 minutes, a 2.07 GAA and a .917 SV%. The Spitfires are currently 52-6-1 on the year.