Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Middle of the Week Busy

OK who forgot to tell these guys that it was Wednesday and not the weekend? We had 4 teams with Ranger prospects in action tonight and the results were mixed.

Ryan Hillier scored the only goal for his Halifax Mooseheads as they were beaten by the Lewiston MAINEaics 6-1 in Lewiston. For Hillier it was his prospect leading 20th goal of the season and his 8th power play goal.

Ryan was nice enough to talk to us for a feature in the next Blueshirt Bulletin. "Hillz"as his teammates call him is really one likable young man.

Bobby Sanguinetti earned his prospect leading 41st point with a power play assist as his Brampton Battalion had to go to overtime before defeating the CHL's number one ranked team the Kitchener Rangers on their home ice 5-4.

It was a huge win for the Battalion as they fought back after blowing a two goal lead in regulation. However for Ranger fans the bigger news remains that Bobby Sanguinetti was named to Team USA's Under-20 squad.

Our friends over at caught up with Bobby and here are some of the highlights of that interview:

I’m really excited to get a chance to play for my country,” said Sanguinetti, who will leave Dec. 16 for a training camp at Detroit. “I’ve wanted to do it for a long time. It should be a good time.”

On what he can bring to Team USA:

“I can use my skating and puck skills. The bigger ice will give me more time to make plays.”

To see more of what Bobby said about being a apart of Team USA check out the story at this link here. (Our thanks to Phil Ercolani of the Battalion for this report).

Danny Hobbs was also in action this evening as his Ohio Junior Bluejackets were on the road to take on the Indiana Ice in USHL action. The Ice had little problem handling the Jr. Bluejackets 5-1 with Hobbs being held scoreless.

And in a makeup game due to a snowstorm the Prince Edward Island Rocket defeated the Moncton Wildcats 3-1 as Antoine Lafleur was not the starter.

Finally normally we do our prospect of the week during the middle of the week but we believe that the naming of such a player should be to acknowledge a great effort or hard work. This past week we really did not see anything worthy of such an acknowledgment and want the Prospect Park Player of the Week to have meaning so we will set high standard and decline to name anyone for this week.

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