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A Flyers 2nd-round Prospect Is Heating Up

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    A Flyers 2nd-round Prospect Is Heating Up
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    A Flyers 2nd-round prospect is heating up

    Before this week begins, it's time for our weekly check-in on the Flyers' prospects playing in the AHL, overseas and at the junior and college levels.

    Pascal Laberge, C, 19, 6-1/192, Quebec (QMJHL)
    Laberge has tended to be a streaky prospect this season.

    Right now, he's on one of his hot streaks.

    The 2016 second-round pick ripped off six points (two goals, four assists) in three games last week. He has three goals and seven points over his last four contests after posting just a goal and an assist in his previous nine.

    Following a concussion-marred 2016-17 and a midseason trade this year, Laberge may finally be getting comfortable.

    Morgan Frost, C, 18, 5-11/172, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
    Frost, in a prove-it year of sorts, is showing just about everything.

    Among it all: he's a goal scorer, too, and not just a playmaker.

    In Sault Ste. Marie's 6-2 win over London Sunday, the 2017 first-round pick lit the lamp twice more and finished as a plus-3 with nine shots on goal.

    Frost's progression through the junior level has been remarkable. He's gone from seven goals in 2015-16 to 20 in 2016-17 and now 37 with games to play this season. Not to mention, he owns 98 points and a plus-60 rating.

    And check out some of this skill:

    Cooper Marody, C, 21, 6-1/185, Michigan (NCAA)
    Marody's special season in Ann Arbor is not slowing down.

    The junior had four points (one goal, three assists) as No. 13 Michigan swept a two-game weekend set from Arizona State.

    Through 34 games, Marody, a 2015 sixth-round pick, leads the Big Ten in points (41) and is tied for third among the nation in assists (29).

    Next up for him is the Big Ten Tournament.

    Quick hits
    • An eight-game point streak of one goal and 12 assists was snapped for Travis Sanheim, who went scoreless in the Phantoms' 2-1 loss Friday to Syracuse. The 21-year-old has 15 points in as many games with Lehigh Valley.

    Carter Hart picked up three straight wins last week for Everett, stopping 80 of 83 shots faced. Both his 1.53 goals-against average and .951 save percentage lead the WHL.

    Matthew Strome has 34 goals on the season after scoring three last week for Hamilton, including this nifty one:

    • Battling injury and some inconsistency, 2016 first-round pick German Rubtsov on Thursday scored his first goal since Jan. 26.

    • Tallying an assist Saturday, Guelph's Isaac Ratcliffe set a new career high in points with 55.

    • Kitchener center Connor Bunnaman recorded a four-point week (two goals, two assists) in three games.

    Anthony Salinitri had his point streak end at nine games, but the 2016 sixth-round pick still put up three assists in four contests for Sarnia.

    • With the USHL's Omaha Lancers, 2017 fifth-round pick Noah Cates scored two goals last week and is on a four-game point streak.

    Philippe Myers had a pair of assists in the Phantoms' 6-4 win Wednesday over Utica, while Samuel Morin (undisclosed injury), who hasn't played since Jan. 20, is still out.

    Tanner Laczynski netted two goals in Ohio State's 6-2 win over Wisconsin Friday.

    • Goalie prospect Felix Sandstrom has yet to make his debut with his new team, HV71, of the SHL.