Thursday, November 22, 2007

Getting Ready for the Weekend

Prospect Park starts by answering why Bobby Sanguinetti is not playing for the OHL All-Stars in the ADT Canada/Russia Challenge. It is because the roster for the CHL teams is made up of Canadian born players something that the native of Lumberton, New Jersey is not.

It is a two way sword as on one hard it is understandable that Hockey Canada uses these games to help select their team for the World Junior Championship. However at the same time these games are sponsored in part by the CHL and to not let the very best CHL players play in it is sad too.

Sanguinetti and his Brampton Battalion will be on the road this weekend first facing Kingston on Friday and the a Sunday matchup with super prospect John Tavares and his Oshawa Generals.

Tomas Zaborsky and the Saginaw Spirit host Marc Staal's younger brother Jared and his Sudbury Wolves on Friday and Peterborough on Saturday.

In the QMJHL, Ryan Hillier returns to his Halifax Mooseheads as they put their impressive 8 game win streak on the line as they travel to Cape Breton on Friday then host the Baie-Comeau Drakkar on Sunday.

Antoine Lafleur and the Prince Edward Rocket will host the Baie-Comeau Drakkar on Saturday in their only action this weekend.

David Skokan remains questionable as his Rimouski Oceanic will host first Rouyn-Noranda on Friday and then Quebec on Sunday.

In the college ranks we start with Max Campbell and his Western Michigan Broncos as they host Ohio State.

The big games of the weekend are the games of the College Hockey Showcase and this year Carl Hagelin's 2nd Ranked Michigan Wolverines are taking part. In fact our friend Matt Trevor at Michigan (Carl Hagelin) wanted us to pass this info along for those who might want to take a look at Carl Hagelin:

– The Big Ten Network will televise two College Hockey Showcase games live this weekend, the Wisconsin-Michigan game (Friday, 4:30 PM EDT) and the Minnesota-Michigan game (Saturday, 4:30 PM ED).

Satellite subscribers will find these games on a Big Ten Network overflow channel (DIRECTV ch. 218 and DISH NETWORK ch. 440). Cable subscribers can view these games either on the Big Ten Network or on the cable system’s network overflow channel – viewers should check their local listings.

Thanks Matt for the info

As for Prospect Park we are going to do some scouting of own our this weekend checking out some WHL games even though there are no Ranger prospects in the WHL this season.

We will of course have all the scores and highlights so check back and see how the future of the Rangers performs

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