Friday, February 3, 2012

Quiet night short post

Call it the lull before the storm, but only one prospect in action for either the New York Islanders or New York Rangers on Thursday night.  Because of the CHL Top Prospects game last night in Kelowna just about all three leagues were very quiet.

Only Samuel Noreau (NYR 2011 fifth) and his Baie-Comeau Drakkar were in action as they lost their fourth straight game 4-2 to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.  The Drakkar gave away a 2-0 first period lead in this game.

Noreau scoreless and a -1 for the evening.

Friday night our focus will be in the small city of Penticton in British Columbia as a New York Ranger prospect Steven Fogarty (2011 third) and his Penticton Vees will be attempting to tie a BCHL record for most consecutive wins at 29.

What an impressive season the Vees have had as they have not lost since losing in overtime on November 5th.  Their last regulation loss came last October 19th

The Vees record for the season is 40-3-0-2 and 82 points, they are 23 points ahead of second-place Merritt, who were also the last team to beat them.

An update to Dylan McIlrath (NYR 2010 first) as his suspension does not end until after his Moose Jaw Warriors play on February 8.  McIlrath will be able to return to play a week from Friday on the 10th.

Any thought of McIlrath, making the jump directly to the NHL and the Rangers next year has to be viewed as a long shot.  McIlrath because of the two suspensions and the one injury as only played in 34 games this year.

Our thoughts of his potential have not changed as we do see him as a solid NHL defender but now he needs time to make up for losing as much playing time as he did this season.

(Penticton logo- Penticton Vees)

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