Saturday, October 20, 2007

Instant Impact


One has to say that Max Campbell (2007 5th) wants people to know who he is doesn't he? Last night's third star becomes Saturday's first star by making quite an impact in his first 2 games for Western Michigan.

All Campbell did against Bentley College was score his first NCAA goal (the game winner no less) along with his second assist of the season to help Western Michigan to a 3-1 victory and a sweep of their weekend series.

The goal that Campbell scored came just one minute into the 3rd period as his line pressured Bentley goalie Joe Calvi with several shots before Campbell slid the puck underneath Calvi.
It was a lot of hard work that paid off as Campbell took the rebound and went "5 hole" to score.

That goal along with a secondary assist on the Bronco's first goal earned Campbell the game's "First Star" in just his second game at the NCAA division one level. Campbell came to Western Michigan known as an offensive weapon, he is living up to that rep quite well.


Danny Hobbs (2007 7th) earns the second star for 2 assists in a losing effort as his Ohio Junior Bluejackets fell to the undefeated Omaha Lancers 3-2. It was a frustrating loss as the Jr. Bluejackets fell to 2-2-1 for the season.

Hobbs who is going to be profiled in the November issue of the Blueshirt Bulletin was named the game's Second Star" for his efforts as he is now 2-3-5 in 5 games.

Hobbs earned the first assist in the first period as he helped set up teammate Patrick Goebel's third goal of the season at 19:23. The other assist came at 9:14 of the second period as Hobb's helped to cut the Lancer lead to 3-2 with a power play assist.

Hobbs is going to attend UMass next season on a hockey scholarship is living up to Ranger Director of Player Personal Gord Clark's words as he told us that "Danny Hobbs plays better against better players". 2 assists against one of the better USHL teams forces us to agree.


Last night's second star Carl Hagelin (2007 6th) follows up his performance with yet another assist as his Michigan Wolverines defeated Northern Michigan on the road 4-3.

Hagelin's third period assist helped give Michigan a short lived 3-2 lead but it did not last until the Wolverines took the lead for good.

For Hagelin 3 points in 4 games is a very nice way to get his college career off to a great start. Hagelin is another player who Gord Clark called a "highly skilled speedster with a great work ethic" is very much making the Ranger's European scouts look very smart

Other Prospect Action

Eric Hunter (2005 6th) had an assist as his University of Alberta Golden Bears finished off a weekend sweep of the Lethbridge Pronghorns 8-3.

Jordan Foote (2004 6th) did not score but his Michigan Tech Huskies also finished off a weekend sweep as they dumped Minnesota State 7-1. Next up for the Huskies will be a weekend series against top ranked North Dakota at home.

Billy Ryan (2004 3rd) was held scoreless but his Maine Black Bear had little trouble with Mercyhurst 4-1.

Ryan Hillier (2006 3rd) did not score but his CHL 10th ranked Halifax Mooseheads defeated the St. Johns Fog Devils

David Skokan (2007 7th) may be the last prospect we report on today as his Romouski Oceanic lost on the road to the Moncton Wildcats 3-2. Skokan will be also featured in the November issue of the Blueshirt Bulletin.

Another busy night for the prospects but Sunday will have still more action as Bobby Sanguinetti headlines the action on Sunday.

1 comment:

steve said...

Hi Jess,

How is Ryan Russell doing?? So do think David Skokan, who we got in the trade, will turn out to be better, or is it too early to judge?