Friday, October 9, 2009

A Quiet Night

A rather quiet Thursday evening for New York Ranger prospects meant that we got a chance to relax a bit even if it meant not getting to watch the Ranger's win over the Capitals. Of course we know it to be the lull before a hectic weekend of prospect hockey.

Thursday saw 2 prospects in action starting with the official season debut of Danny Hobbs and the UMass Minutemen. Hobbs a 2007 7th round pick was quiet last season struggling to remain in the lineup as a freshman.

Thursday evening against RPI, Hobbs was back on 4th line duty as his Minutemen won their season opener 5-2. Hobbs had just one shot on the evening and really didn't do much else as a left winger.

In Barrie, Traverse City invitee Luke Pither continued his hot start with 2 primary assists including setting up the tying goal as Pither's Barrie Colts rallied with 5 unanswered goals to defeat the Oshawa Generals 6-5.

Pither improved his stats to 9-6-15 which is good for 3rd in the OHL but best among all Ranger prospects.

Mitch Gaulton (2008 6th) is day to day with an upper body injury according to our friend Victor Fernandes of the blog Shootout. Victor is a great guy so if you get the chance stop by and thank him for helping us cover Gaulton.


Our weekend with be busy as 13 Ranger prospects will be in action over the weekend highlighted by 3 head to head matchups, 2009 1st round pick Chris Kreider in his 2nd game with Boston College (exhibition) and Carl Hagelin's Michigan Wolverines in Alaska for the Kendall Auto Hockey Classic.

And of course we will have the results of those games for you.

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