Habs News: NHL, Montreal Canadiens, Samuel Montembeault, Frederik Dichow, Justin Barron, Lane Hutson, Joel Armia, Sean Farrell, Luke Tuch, Jared Davidson, Owen Beck, Logan Mailloux

Lane Hutson, Team USA (Photo by TVA Sports)

ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | LAVAL, QC. — The round robin of the IIHF World Championships continues in Finland and Latvia. The Canadiens seven representatives were all in action over the weekend.

In goal, Sam Montembeault made 23 saves in Canada’s 3-2 loss to Switzerland on Saturday. In three starts since the beginning of the competition, Montembeault has 2-1 record, 1.31 goals against average and .945 save percentage against Latvia, Slovakia and Switzerland.

Frederik Dichow started Saturday’s match against the United States but was replaced after the first intermission due to injury. There was a contact between Dichow and forward Patrick Brown in the first period that appeared to be the cause of his withdrawal. In five games, Dichow has 3-2 record, 2.30 goals against average, and .930 save percentage.

On defence, Justin Barron was held off the scoresheet in 10:08 ice time vs Switzerland on Saturday. Barron has recorded one assist in five games and playing on average 10 minutes per match. Lane Hutson took one shot on goal in 11:38 ice time in his country game on Saturday. He has four points and plus-5 through five games of the competition. Luke Tuch played 10:46 on Sunday and has totaled one point in three games.

Up front, Joel Armia finished minus-1 with 14:18 ice time in Finland’s 3-1 win on Saturday against Austria. Armia has three points through six games. Sean Farrell collected no points in the USA’s two victories over the weekend, averaging over 12 minutes of play. The forward has tallied two points in six matches.

Prospects Heading to Memorial Cup 

Three Canadiens prospects were actively battling over the weekend for a chance to earn a spot in the CHL’s Memorial Cup.

In the Western Hockey League (WHL), Jared Davidson won the WHL Championship on Friday as the Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Winnipeg ICE in five games. The defenceman collected 23 points in 19 post season contests.

Forward Owen Beck and defenceman Logan Mailloux competed head-to-head for the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Championship. Beck’s Peterborough Petes punched their ticket to the Memorial Cup with a 2-1 win on Sunday to end the series in six games.

The center was suspended for Sunday’s game following a slew foot in the final minute of Friday’s match. The forward finished the playoffs with 16 points in 22 matches.

Mailloux recorded one assist in the final match. He finished the post season with 24 points in 21 games.

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By Chris G., Senior Writer
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