Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Saturday Story

Sunday Afternoon Update:

We are getting ready for you to decide who was November's Dean Prentice Prospect of the Month. Check back tonight for the nominees

First Stars

Our Saturday report thankfully was a return to sanity for most of the Ranger prospects as we had two game winning goals to highlight the action which led to a tie for our first star as Bobby Sanguinetti and Tomas Zaborsky led the way Saturday night.

Bobby Sanguinetti and his Brampton Battalion were looking to rebound from Friday's shut out loss as they traveled to face the Belleville Bulls. Entering the 3rd period trailing 1-0, the Battalion tied the score early in the period.

Sanguinetti then took a feed from teammate John Hughes to fire a shot from the left side faceoff circle past Bull goalie Mike Murphy. The goal was Sanguinetti's 17th of the season and earned Sanguinetti the game's 3rd star.

On paper this was not supposed to be a close game, the CHL's top ranked team the Kitchener Rangers were facing the rebuilding Saginaw Spirit and Tomas Zaborsky. It turned out to be a night for a huge upset as the Spirit behind goalie Ryan Daniels shut out the Rangers 2-0.

All Daniels needed was Zaborsky's 14th goal of the season a power play (his 4th PP goal) and 21 saves to pull off the upset. Zaborsky netted his 3rd game winning goal of the season as he improves his stats to 14-15-29.

Third Star

One night after suffering an embarrassing loss to Ohio State, the 2nd ranked Michigan Wolverines turned to their 12 freshman to right the ship. Carl Hagelin is one of those freshmen and he responded with a goal and an assist to help the Wolverines defeat Ohio State 4-2.

For Hagelin it was his 5th goal along with his 5th assist as he helped to set up Michigan's first goal. Hagelin's goal was scored from in close as he took a feed from teammate Aaron Palushaj and shoved it past Ohio State goalie Joe Palmer.

The Rest of the Prospects

David Skokan did not wait long to start a new scoring streak as he had his 8th goal in a losing effort as his Rimouski Oceanic lost to the
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 7-3. In addition to Skokan's goal, Skokan also rebounded from a bad performance on face offs Friday night by going 11-8 on Saturday.

Ryan Hillier and his Halifax Mooseheads find themselves dealing with something new a losing streak as they dropped their second straight this time to Saint Johns Sea Dogs 4-2. Hillier was scoreless as the Mooseheads also fell to second overall in the QMJHL.

Jordan Foote also did not score as his Michigan Tech Huskies lost to Minnesota 3-1 to split their weekend series.

Ferris State got the weekend sweep as they defeated Max Campbell and his Western Michigan Broncos 3-2. Campbell was also held scoreless as his Broncos fell to a disappointing 4-10.

Danny Hobbs and his Ohio Junior Bluejackets were unable to make it 2 wins in a row as they lost to the Des Moines Buccaneers 4-3. Hobbs was scoreless as well.

Maine played an exhibition game against New Brunswick and more than likely wish they had not as they dropped a 2-1 decision to the supposedly overmatched Reds. Only problem is that somebody forgot to tell the 20-2-1 Canadian college they were huge underdogs.

Greg Beller returned to the Yale lineup after being a healthy scratch for over a month but did not score as Yale dropped a 2-1 exhibition game to the US Under-18 National team. This was a bad loss for Yale.

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