Flyers Prospect Update: Carter Hart named WHL Goalie of the Month, sets shutout record

Everett Silvertips vs Seattle Thunderbirds
Everett Silvertips goaltender Carter Hart (70) is unable to stop a puck versus the Seattle Thunderbirds during Game 4 of the Western Hockey League Western Conference Semifinals on Friday, Apr. 14, 2017 at ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington. Seattle defeated Everett by a final score of 4-1 and swept the series 4-0. (Chris Mast via Everett Silvertips)

This weeks prospect update will look at the Flyers prospects in the WHL.


Carter Hart (WHL)
Since coming back from mononucleosis, Carter Hart has been on a tear.  After missing the whole month of October, Hart came back roaring with a stellar start to the month of November. Coming into the weekend, Hart was 7-2-1 since returning from his absence. Hart looked to keep up that play this weekend.

On Friday, Hart had yet another amazing performance. He stopped 32 of 33 shots he faced for the victory. However, the weekend would get even better for young goaltender.

On Saturday, Hart recorded his WHL leading 4th shutout of the season. Hart stopped all 30 shots he faced. The reason this was big for Hart was because with the shutout, he broke Everett’s goalie record for shutouts. Hart now has 23 career shutouts for Everett.This lead to Saskatoon, the team Hart shutout, to pick a little fun at him on twitter.

For the season, Hart is 10-3-1 with a 1.46 GAA, .956 SAV%, and 4 shutouts.  One stat that stands out, Hart has only given up 20 goals all year.


German Rubtsov (QMJHL)
After an early season trade, Rubtsov has been as consistent as consistent gets. Rubtsov was acquired by Acadie-Bathurst back on November 2nd and this move has close ties to the Flyers. Acadie-Bathurst’s GM is Flyers Sean Couturier’s Father, Sylvain Couturier. Many believe Sean Couturier was a key part of the trade giving his dad the inside scoop on Rubtsov.

Before this weekends set of games, Rubtsov has played only 9 games for Acadie. He has posted 3 goals and 6 assists through those 9 games.

On Friday, Rubtsov scored a goal in the Titans 5-1 win over Val-d’Or. Rubtsov, who lined up as the 1st line center, went 5 for 8 from the face-off circle and had 3 shots on net.

On Sunday, Rubtsov had 2 assists in the Titans 6-3 win over Moncton. Rubtsov struggled from the face-off dot, going 1 for 8.  He also had 2 shots on goal.

For the season collectively, Rubtsov has 6 goals and 16 assists through 21 games.


Pascal Laberge (QMJHL)
Pascal Laberge has not been himself ever since a blindside hit made him miss over 2 months with a concussion early last season. This was something the Flyers organization had worried about becoming an issue for Laberge in the future. But, this season hasn’t gone well for the former 2nd round pick.

Coming into the weekend, Laberge has 5 goals and 9 assists on the season, numbers that may seem good. However, over 2 months into the season, they are not.

Laberge only had one game this weekend. He had an assist in Victoriaville’s 5-4 OTL Sunday. Laberge did have 4 shots on goal in the loss.

For the season, Laberge has 5 goals and 10 assists through 26 games.


Carsen Twarynski (WHL)
Coming into the season, the Flyers had a choice with Carsen Twarynski. The Flyers could either sign him and let him play with the Phantoms or send him back to juniors. And, boy did they get it right. If you have watched Twarynski at all this season, he seems to be playing with a chip on his shoulder. Something that GM Ron Hextall tells all the prospects when they go back to their teams. ‘Be the best player on your team’ is the message Hextall tells them and Twarynski is proving that he standing up to the test.

Coming into the weekend, Twarynski is riding a 4-game point streak, where he has 6 goals and 2 assists. During those 4 games, he is also riding a 4-game goal streak, with a hat trick in his last game.

On Friday, Twarynski extended both streaks with a multi-point night. Twarynski had a goal and an assist in Kelowna’s 4-2 victory over Spokane.

On Saturday, both of Twarynski’s streaks were snapped.  He did not contribute to any of the 5 Kelowna goals in the victory over Kootenay.

For the season, Twarynski has 19 goals and 13 assists through 25 games.


Next week we will look at the Flyers prospects in the NCAA.



Mandatory Photo Credit: Chris Mast via Everett Silvertips