Thursday, October 15, 2009

Goals To Go

5 New York Ranger prospects saw action on Thursday evening, those who scored goals won, those who didn't score didn't win. Well to be fair one was a goalie and he did try hard to win.

Luke Walker (Traverse City)
scored his 6th goal of the season while adding his 5th assist of the season as Walker's Winterhawks started a very long road trip with a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings in WHL action. Walker is now 6-5-11 for his season.

Chris Doyle (2008 5th) scored his 6th goal of the season as well as his Prince Edward Island Rocket had little trouble defeating the Moncton Wildcats 4-2 in QMJHL action. Doyle has improved to 6-4 10 in 10 games this season.

Ryan Bourque (2009 3rd) scored his 5th goal of the season as his Quebec Remparts held off the Halifax Mooseheads 3-2 in QMJHL. Bourque is now 5-1-6 in 9 games which is about where we expected him to be at.

Scott Stajcer (2009 5th) of the Owen Sound Attack stopped 44 out of 47 shots during regulation and overtime but he could not stop the Niagara Ice Dogs from scoring in the shoot out and took a shoot out loss 4-3 in OHL action. It may have been a tough loss for Stajcer but we are seeing a turnaround in his as well has the Attack's play over the last week.

Luke Pither (Traverse City) was held scoreless as his Barrie Colts dropped a 3-2 loss to the Sarina Sting in OHL action. Pither now has gone 5 games without a goal after scoring 9 in his first 5 games.


Do not forget Sunday will mark the NCAA debut of 2009 first round pick Chris Kreider as a member of Boston College. That game will be televised on ESPNU starting at 5PM EDT/2PM PDT.

If you want a good idea as to what the Rangers drafted then here is your first real chance to see him live in game action. Kreider wears #19 for Boston College and they are expecting a lot out of him.

Friday night if you have Fox Sports Wisconsin then you will have a chance to see Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh in action for the first time as they take on Colorado College in their season opener. That game starts at 6PM MDT time.

(Luke Walker courtesy of the Portland Winterhawks)

1 comment:

Jim said...

Hi Jess

I heard the U of W game is going to be on FSNY as well.

Looking forward to seeing Kreider

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