Minnesota Wild Prospects Update: Chase Lang’s Gordie Howe Hat Trick & More


This week’s prospect report is a little behind schedule. I blame a birthday, a Monday-Tuesday back-to-back, and, well, I can’t think of any more excuses. That’s all I’ve got. Here’s your Minnesota Wild prospects update.

Louie Belpedio, D, round 3, 2014

Belpedio had a pair of assists in the University of Miami (Ohio)’s only game since our last update.

There’s a great piece from the Chicago Tribune about Belpedio’s journey from the U.S. National Development Team to being drafted to beginning his career at the University of Miami. It’s worth a read.

Reid Duke, C, round 6 2014

Duke and the Brandon Wheat Kings won all four of their games over the last week. In those four games Duke had a goal, four assists, and a plus-3 rating. As the CHL season starts to wind down, Duke hasn’t lost a step. He’s riding a career-high total of goals and assists already with 18 goals and 31 assists through 52 games.

Adam Gilmour, RW, round 4 2012

Gilmour had a goal and an assist on an Alex Tuch goal in Boston College’s 4-2 win over Merrimack on February 6. He didn’t have a point in BC’s loss to Northeastern in the first game of the annual Bean Pot Tournament.

Tanner Faith, D, round 5 2014

Faith has successfully completed surgery and will, as we previously mentioned, miss the remainder of the WHL season.

He did, however, make his assistant coaching debut in the WHL this week. The Kootenay Ice beat the Medicine Hat Tigers with Faith on the bench.

Pavel Jenys, C, round 7 2014

Jenys had a goal and an assist through three games for Sudbury since the last update. He missed the February 7 win over the Guelph Storm.

Yes, I said “win.” Sudbury won two of four games this week, snapping a very, very ugly losing streak. The win over the Storm meant the losing streak ended at 18 games.

Dylan Labbe, D, round 4 2013

Labbe had three assists for Shawinigan in three games since our last update.

Chase Lang, C, round 6 2014

In three games, Lang posted a goal and three assists for the Calgary Hitmen. That includes a Gordie Howe hat trick on February 7 in a win over the Prince Albert Raiders (who have lost Wild prospect Hunter Warner for the season).

Wild.com had a nice feature story about Lang on the site this week.

Mario Lucia, LW/RW, round 2 2011

Lucia had a goal and an assist for Notre Dame in two games, a win and a tie.

Steve Michaelek, G, round 6 2011

Michalek set a personal record when he stopped 63 Boston University shots in a double overtime loss in the first game of the Bean Pot tourney. You can read more about that game here.

After that he allowed two goals on 34 shots in a 3-0 loss to Yale on February 6. He also allowed two goals, this time on 24 shots, in a 2-1 loss Brown the next night.

Alex Tuch, RW, round 1 2014

Boston College lost their game against Northeastern in the annual Bean Pot tournament and had their February 9 match against Harvard postponed to February 23, when we’ll get to see Tuch and teammate Adam Gilmour taking shots on fellow Wild prospect Steve Michalek.

In his only other game, Tuch had two goals in the first period and then added an assist in the third on Gilmour’s goal that iced the game over Merrimack.

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