Wow I guess I did not get the memo that had Friday night as a day off for the New York Ranger and the New York Islander prospects. There was not a whole lot to write home about and at this point in the season one could say that some players have "hit the wall" so let's see who can overcome the "wall."
Our College stat site broke down so sorry no stat links for the college prospects tonight.
Anders Lee (NYI 2010 6th) was the only prospect to score a goal but it did not prevent his 8th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish from losing to Ferris State 3-1. It was the 5th straight loss for the Irish who also dropped from 1st to 4th in the CCHA.
Lee's goal was hist 14th and he was the 3rd star of the game but his teammates could not find any more offense to earn a win. Teammates Robbie Russo (NYI 2011 4th) and Steven Fogarty (NYR 2011 3rd) were held scoreless on the night.
Cristoval "Boo" Nieves (NYR 2012 2nd) set up the Michigan Wolverine's first goal of the game but it too was not enough as Michigan lost to 9th ranked Western Michigan. Nieves notched his 12th assist but it did not prevent Michigan from recording their 7th loss in their last 10 games.
Samuel Noreau (NYR 2011 5th) and his Baie-Comeau Drakkar recorded one of the few wins for the prospects on Friday evening. Noreau and the Drakkar earned a 3-1 win over the Drummondville Voltigeurs scoring the game's first 3 goals and cruising from there.
Noreau had a pretty decent evening with his 21st assist as he is not 6-21-27 on the season.
Andrey Pedan (NYI 2011 3rd) did not score but his Guelph Storm earned a 2-1 win over the Owen Sound Attack. Pedan though did add to his PIMs with 4 more to bring his season totals to 108 minutes which leads the OHL.
Brenden Kichton (NYI 2011 5th) and his Spokane Chiefs weren't able to make it 3 for 3 against the Portland Winterhawks. Portland finally earned a win with a 3-0 shutout win.
Spokane can't complain about their "mini" series with Portland coming away with 4 put of 6 points.
Brady Skjei (NYR 2012 1st) was the starting blueliner and even though top ranked Minnesota lost to Minnesota State 2-1; we can't be unhappy with his performance as it was his partner Nate Schmidt who scored the only goal for the Golden Gophers. It was Skjei's stay at home defense that allowed his partner to look for his offense as Schmidt had 6 shots on goal.
Cody Rosen (NYI 2010 7th) DNP as his Clarkson Golden Knights defeated Harvard 5-0. Adam Pelech (NYI 2012 3rd) is sitting out while the OHL decides the length of his suspension.
Pelech took a kneeing major penalty on Wednesday and it is disappointing to see happen.
Here is hoping for a better Saturday.
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