Anaheim Ducks Prospects: Bowen, McTavish & More

With players returning from the World Juniors shutdown and collegiate and junior hockey resuming play, there’s plenty of Anaheim Ducks prospects news this week.

Bowen commits to D1 Hockey Next Season

Ethan Bowen is one of the Ducks’ lesser-known prospects, but he has the chance to become more well-known next season after committing to You can play collegiate hockey for the University of Vermont.

Drafted in the seventh round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, Bowen is currently playing for––and an alternate captain on––the Chilliwack Chiefs in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). Next season, Bowen will be playing in Vermont’s Hockey East Division. He has extended his point streak by five games and currently ranks third in total points and goals.

McTavish Going to the Olympics

Mason McTavish has had five incredible months. He was drafted third overall in July and made his NHL debut—And scored his first NHL goal—in October.

Then he looked ready to be.One of the greatest players at this year’s World Juniors tournament for Team Canada before it was shut down due to COVID protocols. McTavish might have another chance to wear the maple leaf in Beijing.

The NHL announced that their players would be joining the league. You will not be attending 2022 Olympic GamesMcTavish is now eligible to join the national team. McTavish is currently playing in Canada Hockey League (CHL), so he could be eligible for Team Canada to participate in the Olympics.

McTavish has played in the NHL and CHL in less than a year. It seems like he would be on the path to a great season if he was on the roster that will go to China.

Mason McTavish from the Peterborough Petes. (Terry Wilson/OHL Images).

Troy Terry, another Ducks player came close to doing a similar feat.

The Ducks’ current leading scorer this season began 2017 at World Juniors with Team USA before returning to Denver University. Terry would later be part of the American team at PyeongChang in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Terry finished his college hockey career in that spring and joined the Ducks. The last part of 2018 was spent with the AHL.

While it’s not nearly as great as McTavish’s feat would be, it’s still an impressive list of accomplishments in such a short period of time.

Gulls Pipeline Working Overtime

The San Diego Gulls were defeated 4-1 by the Bakersfield Condors on Dec. 18. The Gulls haven’t played since. A There are many postponementsThe COVID protocols have made it difficult for the Gulls to be present on the outside, looking in. Their latest postponement was Wednesday, when their Play against the Henderson Silver KnightsThe no-go was received.

With the Ducks dealing with absent players due to COVID protocols of their own, a large number of Gulls players have seen time either on the Ducks’ taxi squad or even in the lineup.

Bryce Kindopp, the latest Gull to try his feet on water, was Bryce Kindopp. His NHL debut will be TuesdayThe Philadelphia Flyers. Bo Groulx, who made his NHL debut earlier this season, was also in the lineup, as was Danny O’Regan, who made his Ducks debut.

Everett Silvertips Bryce Kindopp
Bryce Kindopp, former captain of Everett Silvertips (Photo by Christopher Mast/Getty Images).

Today and tomorrow will see a back-toback set, so the Gulls might finally be able again to get on the ice. As we saw, however, Yesterday with the DucksThe game could be delayed for as little as an hour before puck drop.

Quick Hits

  • Olen Zellweger helped him to get back into the Everett Silvertips lineup on Saturday.
  • Goaltender Gage Alexander stopped 27 of 28 shots in the Winnipeg ICE’s 6-1 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers.
  • Kyle Kukkonen was placed in COVID protocol prior to the Madison Capitols’ game on Sunday.
  • Trevor Janicke Doubled the scoreOn Sunday, Notre Dame beat Niagara University 4-0.
  • Henry Thrun was credited with an assist, and Ian Moore was a plus-1 in their Harvard University reunion.
  • Tyson Hinds Was traded from Rimouski Océanic to the Sherbrooke Phoenix on Monday.
  • Artyom Galidov scored three points in all of his games this week. He’s also collected points in five of his last eight games.
  • Joshua Lopina returned to the University of Massachusetts-Amherst lineup on Monday after being out due to injury. He scored six goals, but was not scoring.
  • Blake McLaughlin and Jack Perbix scored three points each in two exhibition games this week for the University of Minnesota.

Related: Ducks News & Rumors: Zegras, COVID & More

Many games this week were postponed due to COVID protocols. This has affected many Ducks prospects. The hope will be that players can continue to work on their game and that these postponements won’t affect their development too much.

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