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Prospect Park: Wall’s Shutout Leads A Good Day For Prospects

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

It was a pretty good day for the Ranger prospects who saw action on Saturday. A shutout, two stars of the game, a game-winning goal and a 4-1 overall record for the playoff playing prospects. Could this be the year where we see multiple league champions (or another NCAA Champion)? Tyler Wall (2016 sixth) and his second-seeded UMass-Lowell River Hawks …

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Prospect Park: The End Of The Regular Season

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

It feels like it took forever but Sunday was the last day of the CHL regular season for the Ranger prospects. It was also selection Sunday for the NCAA as Tyler Wall and his UMass-Lowell River Hawks find out where they are headed as the Hockey East Champions. Ryan Gropp (2015 second) and his Seattle Thunderbirds hosted Ty Ronning (2016 …

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Prospect Park: Tyler Wall Ruins St. Patrick’s Day For The Fighting Irish

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

The final weekend of conference playoffs and the CHL regular season was quiet for Ranger prospects except for one.  Tyler Wall as his UMass-Lowell River Hawks ruins St. Patrick’s Day for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish knocking them off 5-1 in the Hockey East semifinals 5-1. Tyler Wall (2016 sixth) and top-seeded UMass-Lowell River Hawks took on the fourth seed, the …

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Prospect Park: Fontaine’s Four Points Lead A Very Good Sunday

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

It was a very good Sunday for the four New York Ranger prospects who saw action with five goals, four assists, and one very important goalie win. Led by Gabriel Fontaine’s four-point effort all of these prospects are deserving of stars. Gabriel Fontaine (2016 sixth) picked an ideal time to break out of a goal-scoring slump with a hat trick …

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Prospect Park: Gropp”s Two Points Helps Team Earn Two Points

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

An interesting Saturday for the Ranger prospects as Ryan Gropp with two points leads his Seattle Thunderbirds to a big win over I-5 rivals the Portland Winterhawks while Tyler Wall keeps his UMass-Lowell River Hawks Hockey East Playoff hopes alive with a game two win. We are in the final two weeks of the regular season and every game counts. …

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Prospect Park: Shocking Upset Puts Wall and River Hawks In Trouble

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

The second to last weekend of the CHL regular season saw jockeying for playoff seeding while at the NCAA side there was a shocking upset. In game one of the Hockey East quarterfinals, Tyler Wall (2016 sixth) and his top-seeded UMass-Lowell River Hawks were upset by 10th seeded University Of New Hampshire 3-1. New Hampshire scored their three goals on …

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Prospect Park: Frustrated Ronning and Teammates Fall Again

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

On a normal day, we prefer to bring out the positive news about the Ranger prospects but today will be different. This one is going to talk about a frustrated prospect who deserve a better fate than he has gotten. Ty Ronning (2016 seventh) and his Vancouver Giants were shutout by the Portland Winterhawks 3-0 in Portland on Saturday night. …

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Prospect Park: Gettinger’s Helpers Help His Greyhounds

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Tim Gettinger set the tone for the evening as the 6’6 goal scorer of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds was the helper for his Greyhounds on Friday night. In fact, helpers were key for three prospects on the night. Tonight’s Star Tim Gettinger Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Tim Gettinger (2016 fifth) and his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds shut out the …

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Prospect Park: Gropp’s Four Point Night Blows Up Rockets

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Other than games yours truly attends, Ryan Gropp continues to score almost at will. Gropp who has points in 18 of his last 19 games had a four-point night to lead his Seattle Thunderbirds to a key win over Kelowna. Tyler Wall (2016 sixth) did not play but he became the first prospect this season to win a championship title. …

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Prospect Park: Wall’s Record Night Leads River Hawks

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

It was a record night for goalie Tyler Wall as he set a new record for most wins by a freshman goalie at UMass-Lowell. Wall’s win made it so his team will finish no worse than second in the Hockey East regular season. First Star Tyler Wall UMass-Lowell Tyler Wall (2016 sixth) did what few goalies can say they did …

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Prospect Park: Gropp’s Points Not Enough

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

They said there would be nights like this as six Ranger prospects took to the ice on Friday and all six saw their teams lose. Other than Ryan Gropp extending his point streak there isn’t anything to like about Friday night. While Gropp has gotten hot, his fellow prospects are going ice cold at the wrong time of the year. …

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Prospect Park: Gropp’s Three Point Night Helps Knock Off Hawks

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Not sure where to find the words to describe another Ryan Gropp performance after a three-point night helped his Seattle Thunderbirds knock off the Portland Winterhawks 8-5. Other than Tyler Wall’s fourth straight win in goal it was not a good overall night for the Ranger prospects. Tonight’s Star Ryan Gropp Seattle Thunderbirds Ryan Gropp (2015 second) continues to have …

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Prospect Park: Gropp’s Night Helps Seattle Into First Place

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

As the regular season nears it’s end, the good teams are starting to make their moves for better playoff positioning. Ryan Gropp and his Seattle Thunderbirds took over first place in the WHL’s US Division. Tyler Wall and his UMass-Lowell River Hawks knocked off third-ranked Boston University and Sergey Zborovskiy’s Regina Pats became the first WHL team to clinch a …

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Prospect Park: Gropp’s Mindset Is The Difference Maker

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Ryan Gropp and his Seattle Thunderbirds were in Portland Oregon to take on the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday. It gave us a chance to catch up with Ryan and see how things were going for the Ranger’s 2015 second-round pick. It is never easy being cut from any team and Gropp was returned to Seattle by the Hartford Wolf Pack …

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Prospect Park: Gropp’s Turn To Get Hot Hurts Kamloops

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

The 2016-2017 prospect season has been one of the prospects taking turns getting “hot.” After Gabriel Fontaine tore up January, it appears that February is starting off with Ryan Gropp as the “hot” one. Tonight’s Star Ryan Gropp Seattle Thunderbirds Ryan Gropp and the Seattle Thunderbirds are starting February the way they finished January which is hot. It took the …

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Prospect Park: Gropp’s Four Points Beat Americans

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

The WHL’s Western Conference has a new problem, last year’s conference champs the Seattle Thunderbirds are on a hot streak. After beating Tri-City 5-1 behind Ryan Group’s four points, they have won five straight games and 11 out of their last 12. No surprise Ryan Gropp has a five-game scoring streak and points in 11 out of his last 12 …