Sunday, October 9, 2011

Message Received Lima Charlie

Saturday night was about sending and receiving messages from the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects. The loudest message of the weekend clearly belongs to Chris Kreider (NYR 2009 1st).

First Star Chris Kreider

Kreider followed up his first star performance on Friday night with a second star; scoring the game tying goal as his 5th ranked Boston College Eagles used 5 unanswered goals to defeat 3rd ranked North Dakota 6-2 to win the Ice Breaker Tournament.

The bigger message though came from the Eagles themselves as they laid a strong claim to be ranked number 1 when the new polls come out on Monday. With 3 of the teams ahead of them in the rankings losing then a 2-0 Boston College has a legit claim.

With his Eagle's trailing 2-1 in the 2nd, Kreider scored off a feed from linemate Bill Arnold to tie the game up at 7:27. It was Kreider's second goal of the young season and 3rd point overall.

Kreider and Boston College say they are looking to win 6 trophies this year and this was just the first one. It does not get any easier as they will be hosting current 4th ranked Denver on Friday night (to be televised nationally by CBS College Sports).

For more on Kreider and the rest of the day for the Ranger prospects then head on over here.

First Star Anders Lee

Anders Lee (2009 6th) and his 2nd ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish got a small measure of revenge on defending NCAA (and 10th ranked) Minnesota-Duluth with a come from behind 5-3 win.

Lee's 2nd goal of the season gave Notre Dame their first lead of the game when he redirected a pass from teammate Sam Calabrese into the net at 18:00 of the second period. Lee would then add an assist on Notre Dame's final goal to deny Minnesota-Duluth an opening weekend sweep.

Lee and fellow Islander prospect Robbie Russo helped Notre Dame earn their first win of the season. For the rest of the Islander prospect report then check it out here.

2 Down 1 to Go

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(Kreider/USA Hockey, Lee/CCHA)

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