The 2 remaining New York Ranger prospects still playing hockey this season saw their teams go in opposite directions on Tuesday evening. Both remain alive in their playoff series but the Erie Otters are in critical condition.
Troy Donnay (2013 UFA) and his Erie Otters forced a game 5 back in Guelph after they earned a 5-2 win in game 4. The Otters fell behind 1-0 just 1:15 into the game and it wasn't looking good for the Otters. The Otters though responded with 3 unanswered goals in a span of 7:23 chasing Guelph starter Justin Nicholls after 12:11 of play.
Guelph would score one to pull within 3-2 but Erie would make it 4-2 before the first people ended. They would add a 5th goal in the 3rd period to as mentioned earlier force a game 5 on Friday in Guelph.
Troy Donnay was scoreless but took 2 separate minors during the game. New York Islander prospect Adam Pelech (2012 3rd) had an assist on the Otters final goal.
In Val-d'Or, Ryan Graves (2013 4th) and his Val-d'Or Foreurs were looking to grab a 3-0 series lead over the Halifax Mooseheads after taking both games in Halifax. The Mooseheads though got back in the series with a hard fought 6-5 overtime win.
In this one the Foreurs had a 5-1 lead about midway through the 2nd period but Halifax would score 5 unanswered goals including the game winner at 8:24 of the first overtime. Graves was scoreless with no shots and a +1 with 1 hit and no penalties.
Game 4 will be in Val-d'Or on Wednesday night