Sunday, January 15, 2012

Missed Opportunities

Sunday was definitely not a day for pretty hockey as five New York Ranger prospects combined for a total of one assist among themselves while the lone Islander prospect was a healthy scratch. It very much was a Sunday to just stay in bed and watch football.

Dylan McIlrath (NYR 2010 1st) was the only Ranger prospect to earn a point on Sunday as McIrath's Moose Jaw Warriors thanks to a five goal third period blew out the Brandon  Wheat Kings 8-2. The game had been close for the first two periods but the third period was just too much Moose Jaw.

McIlrath had a primary assist on Moose Jaw's 7th goal which was McIlrath's 14th assist of the season and 16th overall point.

Shane McColgan (NYR 2011 5th) had a scoreless evening as his Kelowna Rockets needed the shootout before securing a 3-2 win over the Everett Silvertips. The win improved Kelowna's record to 18-21-2-3 which is good for sixth place in the WHL's Western Conference.

Michael St. Croix (NYR 2011 4th) and his Edmonton Oil Kings are discovering that like to the top gets harder and harder as they dropped a 4-3 decision to the Calgary Hitmen. Michael St. Croix has now gone pointless in his last four games.

Samuel Noreau (NYR 2011 5th) and his Baie-Comeau Drakkar got smoked 8-1 by Victoriaville Tigre. This was one ugly game for the Drakkar as the Tigre jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the first period; then the Drakkar scored once to make it look like a game.

Then the Tigre scored six unanswered goalsto make it a  blowout win. The Tigre held the Drakkar to no morethan seven shots per period while firing 43 their own. Noreau was was scoreless and a -2 for the evening.

Christian Thomas (NYR 2010 2nd) and his Oshawa Generals missed out on an opportunity to pass Mississauga in the standings by losing to the Sudbury Wolves 3-2. Thomas was scoreless as the Generals remain in ninth place in the OHL's Eastern Conference.

Cody Rosen (NYI 2010 7th) was a healthy scratch for the Clarkson Knights as they beat Yale 5-4 in overtime.

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