Saturday, January 19, 2008

Saturday Night Hockey

Tonight's Star

For most of the evening Tomas Zaborsky had rough night. A goal was disallowed because the refs ruled that the net was off it's moorings prior to the puck crossing the goal line but not sent for video review.

His Saginaw Spirit trailing the Barrie Colts for most of the game and 3-2 with less than a minute to go in regulation when Zaborsky's evening changed. The Spirit pull their goalie and Zaborsky sets up the tying goal with 57 seconds to go.

The Spirit held the Colts scoreless though overtime and were able to steal the 2nd point by scoring the only goal in the shootout. For Zaborsky (now 24-25-49), it was a badly needed win for his Spirit after losing to the lowly Sudbury Wolves.

The Rest of The Prospects

Bobby Sanguinetti had an assist as his Brampton Battalion avoided the upset by scoring 3 goals in the 2nd period to beat the Sudbury Wolves. For Sanguinetti it was assist number 30 on the season as the Troop rebounded from their 4-2 loss to Kingston on Thursday.

Carl Hagelin also had an assist as the rematch between top ranked Michigan and 8th ranked Notre Dame was no contest as Michigan won it's 9th straight game 5-1. The game was nothing like the thriller on Friday evening as Michigan dominated from the start to finish. Hagelin is now the 2nd line left wing in addition to his penalty killing duties.

Max Campbell will call this a lost weekend as the freshman was on the ice for both Bowling Green goals as his Western Michigan dropped their 6th straight this time 2-1 in overtime. Campbell is struggling just like his team has been going -2 tonight after a -3 on Friday.

Call it growing pains as despite the struggling he has been going though, WMU coach Jim Culhane still is sticking with his young centerman.

Danny Hobbs and his Ohio Junior Bluejackets saw their franchise record winning streak come to an end as they dropped a tough luck 3-2 decision to the Tri-City Storm. Hobbs was held scoreless.

Billy Ryan had to watch as his Maine Blackbears shut out Providence 4-0. Ryan was out with an undisclosed injury and the rules prevent Maine from discussing it.

Eric Hunter also missed tonight's game as his University of Alberta Golden Bears dropped their 2nd straight to the Calgary Dinos 5-4.

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