Sunday, January 13, 2008

Good Morning Monday

Just 3 Ranger prospects were in action on Sunday with a mixture of results. We start off with Bobby Sanguinetti who came the closest to having a good day.

Sanguinetti had an assist that counted but a goal in the shootout period that he doesn't get credit for as his Brampton Battalion defeated the Barrie Colts 4-3 in the shootout.

It was not the textbook game for Sanguinetti but it was a win which every player tells you is what matters the most as Sanguinetti netted his prospect leading 29th assist on the power play but was a -1 as well.

Ryan Hillier though also struggled one day after having a 4 point game but we are going to give him a pass because one of the things that we do not like about the QMJHL is how they schedule. The Mooseheads played the night before and then had to come right back for an afternoon game against a team who had the previous day off.

The Mooseheads lost to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 6-5 in the shootout as Hillier was scoreless in regulation with a -2 but did score on his shoot attempt.

Finally Antoine Lafleur's 3 game win streak is now officially over has Lafleur took the loss as his Prince Edward Island Rocket dropped a 4-2 decision to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Lafleur gave up 3 goals on 19 shots but was pulled after 2 periods.

We have to acknowledge that we are puzzled by the decision to pull Lafleur but since we do not know all the details we will go no further.


Normally we only talk about events that affect Ranger prospects but after being disappointed in the lack of coverage we wanted to send our congrats to the Team USA's Under-18 Women's squad who won the first ever gold medal awarded in the Under-18 class.

The US young ladies upset Canada 5-2 on Canada's home ice to take home the gold medal. The win was viewed as a huge upset since the Canadians had owned the young Americans in 3 games prior to this tournament.

In any event, Prospect Park wishes to say GREAT JOB to the US ladies who one day just might make up the squad that represents America in the Olympics.

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