Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Bobby Sanguinetti Fan Club

Would anyone like to guess who the Prospect Park Prospect of the Week is? Here let us help you out by telling you about his week last week.

He was named as one of the Alternate Captains for the OHL's Eastern Conference All-Star team. In the OHL All-Star Classic, he was the only player to score 2 goals and for that was named the Eastern Conference's Player of the Game.

He scored his 21st goal of the season (and 13th power play goal) in helping his Brampton Battalion win their 6th straight game and at the same time clinch a spot on the OHL playoffs.

If you have not figured out that we are of course talking about New Jersey's own Bobby Sanguinetti then shame on you. We picked the picture that we did to use because each passing day means Ranger fans are one day closer to Sanguinetti playing on Broadway and showing everyone why we are so high on him.

Sure Sanguinetti we acknowledge is going to be the subject of a feature in the next issue of the Blueshirt Bulletin but that is not why he was named the Prospect Of the Week as every time we turn around Sanguinetti is earning our support by his own play.

Let us take the goals he scored in last week's All-Star Classic, the first was all Sanguinetti as he scored an unassisted goal just 49 seconds into the game. It set the pace for what was one of the most entertaining All-Star Games in OHL history.

In the 2nd period Sanguinetti working off a feed from Brampton Battalion Cody Hodgson netted his second goal of the game. It was another important goal as the Western Conference had scored 3 straight goals to tie the game until Sanguinetti scored.

Key goals is simply a Sanguinetti trademark and if that makes us members of the Sanguinetti Fan Club then we sign up for lifetime membership.

Other News

Carl Hagelin and his top ranked Michigan Wolverines will have their game against Lake Superior State televised on CSTV this Friday evening. The game is scheduled for a 8 PM EDT/5 PM PDT start time.

USA Hockey announced today that Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota, will play host to the 2009 International Ice Hockey Federation World Under-18 Championship.

Tentative dates for the event, pending IIHF approval, are April 9-19, 2009. We congratulate USA Hockey for bringing this event to the USA.

More from the Hockey Weekend Across America

Here are a few more events in the Tri-State area

Jamestown, New York: Free drop-in hockey on Feb. 15; free learn to play hockey clinics on Feb. 16; honoring local hockey heroes during Tim Horton’s Tournament on Feb. 17.

Brick, New Jersey: Brick Hockey Club is encouraging all players to wear their game jersey to school on Feb. 15 and also on Feb. 14 due to many local school closing for President’s Day weekend. All local school districts will be contacted to promote hockey by arranging for hockey related story time and playing hockey or scooter hockey in gym classes.

Stormville, New York: A 64-by-38 backyard rink will host a 2-on-2 tournament for all the local kids and adults. Following the championship games, an outdoor picnic will take place.

We will post more as we get word of them.

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