Friday, November 2, 2007

The Friday Report

He is almost forgotten since he is playing for the University of Alberta Golden Bears but Prospect Park has not forgotten Eric Hunter (2005 6th). Hunter who is the leading scorer in the Canadian West league had a goal and a assist to lead his Golden Bears to a easy 5-0 shut out of the Regina Cougars.

For Hunter it was his 3rd game winning goal, his 8th goal overall and along with his 8th assist giving him a total of 16 points on the year. Did we forget to mention that Hunter is also a +8?

Hunter is a player who Prospect Park got to like after doing his profile last year. Hunter wants to win but he also raised a lot of eyebrows by choosing to attend college this season instead of playing in the ECHL. It is a risky decision but right now it appears that it was the right one for Hunter as he is playing perhaps his best hockey in a couple of years.

Billy Ryan (2004 3rd) picked the right time to score his first goal of the season as his goal was the tying one as Ryan's 12th ranks Maine Black Bears skated to a 1-1 OT tie with 5th ranked Boston College.

For Ryan it was a goal that was long overdue as the senior from got a pass from teammate Nolan Boike at center ice and broke in alone on Boston College goalie John Muse. The goal at 9:42 of the 2nd period earned Ryan the "Second star" for the game.

Max Campbell's 2nd goal of the season gave his Western Michigan Broncos a 2-1 lead but the Broncos failed to hold on and lost at home to Bowling Green in overtime 3-2.

For Campbell it was another solid performance for the freshman from Strathroy Ontario even in a losing effort. Campbell's goal came at 8:48 of the 3rd period as Campbell showed good puck control firing a shot that went top shelf on the right side of Bowling Green goalie Nick Eno.

For his efforts, Campbell was named the game's "Second Star" and earning star of the game is becoming a habit as this was Campbell's third "Star" from Prospect Park already this season.

Senior Jordan Foote may not have scored but his 13th ranked Michigan Tech Huskies did with a 4-2 over annual college hockey powerhouse Wisconsin. Foote's efforts do not always show up in the box score but our own experience tells us that Foote works harder than most prospects.

Freshman Carl Hagelin also did not score but his 2nd ranked Michigan Wolverines rallied in the 3rd period scoring 5 goals to defeat Nebraska-Omaha 6-3 in a game televised by CSTV. Hagelin skated hard and showed a nice shooting touch but never had any kind of serious scoring chance.

Tomas Zaborsky saw his 4 game goal scoring streak came to an end but an assist extended his point scoring streak to 5 games as his Saginaw Spirit's 4-1 home loss to the Owen Sound Attack in OHL action. Zaborsky is now 8-11-19 which puts Zaborsky just 4 points behind prospect scoring leader Bobby Sanguinetti and just one point behind Ryan Hillier.

Speaking of Sanguinetti, the 2006 first round pick was held scoreless as his Brampton Battalion gave up 4 consective goals to the Oshawa General's Brett MacLean and lost 6-3.

In QMJHL action, Antoine Lafleur's struggles continued as the Prince Edward Island goalie gave up 5 goals in 2 periods of action . His PEI Rocket lost to Lewiston 6-3 as it was another rough outing for the 2007 2nd round pick and there appears to be no end in sight for Lafleur's problems with his game. His record is now 3-11 for the season.

Danny Hobbs also was held scoreless as his Ohio Junior Bluejackets continues to struggle allowing 3 third period goals to allow Sioux Falls to come from behind and win 4-2.

Greg Beller was not in Yale's lineup for the 2nd straight game and Prospect Park thinks Beller is a healthy scratch as we have not seen any report of an injury. Yale skated to a 1-1 OT tie with RPI.

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