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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 …

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Prospect Park: Morrison And The Quiet Night

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Saturday Night was a mixed bag for the Ranger prospects as there was not a lot of offense but there were some tired hockey players out there. We are reaching the final leg of the prospect’s regular season. With the exception of one team, there are plenty of important games to be played as the goal is to see the …

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Prospect Park: Huska Almost Perfect Against 11th-Ranked Vermont

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

An almost perfect performance by a freshman goalie highlights the Friday night report of New York Ranger prospects. The stats will mislead people tonight as there were several very good efforts from the prospects even if the stats do not say as much. The way this season is going the Rangers could see as many as four prospects representing all …

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Prospect Park: Fontaine Hot Streak Scorches Phoenix

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

It seems like last year we were talking about how ice cold Gabriel Fontaine’s offense had gone, new year and Fontaine is on a hot streak that is almost nuclear. A six-game goal scoring streak that has doubled his season’s output while helping his team win their eighth straight. And there was no way I could not honor Ty Ronning …

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Prospect Park: Morrison Knocks Off Winterhawks

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Tuesday saw some New York Ranger prospects helping their hot teams remain hot. It was a mostly good evening with two prospects earning stars but the one who did not earn one did the most damage. Tonight’s Star Brad Morrison (2015 seventh) Brad Morrison of the Prince George Cougars appears to be joining the ranks of Ranger prospects going on …

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Prospect Park: Gropp’s Game-Winner

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

An extremely quiet day except for Ryan Gropp (2015 second) recording yet another game winner for his Seattle Thunderbirds. Since being sent back from the AHL, Gropp has worked on improving his overall game. A great idea but his offense appears to have suffered as his goal scoring is down from previous seasons. Against the Spokane Chiefs, Gropp recorded his …

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Prospect Park: Hard To Explain Why

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Saturday was one of those nights where it is hard to explain why some prospects are playing like they have been playing. Yes, there were a couple of good individual efforts but to reach the next level requires much more. No stars were awarded for Saturday’s efforts as the performances need to have a major impact on the outcome and …

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Prospect Park: A Even Better Encore Performance (Times Two)

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Both of Friday night’s stars had an even better encore performances on a somewhat busy Saturday/quiet Sunday. This weekend has been nice to see some increased offense from the current group of New York Ranger prospects. It does not address the lack of a top level scorer but as a group, they are pretty close to one and other in …

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Prospect Park: Fontaine And Gettinger Three-Point Nights

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

A very good way to start the first weekend of 2017 as we got two three-point performances, a solid effort from a goalie and strong efforts from a couple other prospects. A much better performance after a sad ending to 2016 ended that year with a stinker. We have been hoping to see more offense from the prospects and this …

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Prospect Park: Zborovskiy Earns Bronze Medal

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Sergey Zborovskiy (2015 third) got to end his 2017 World Under-20 Championships on a winning note as his Team Russia defeated Sweden 2-1 in overtime to earn the bronze medal. It is the first ever international medal for the 19 year old defenseman from Moscow has earned. It was not the easiest of tournaments for Zborovskiy who struggled at times …

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Prospect Park: Solid Effort From Ronning and more!

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Today’s Prospect Park features updates on several players of the 2016 New York Rangers Draft Class as well as some International updates at the World Junior Championships. It was a nice way to deal with “Hump” day, another solid effort from Ty Ronning and a classic of a game featuring another Ranger prospect. Toss in what happened Tuesday and you have …

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Prospect Park: A Good Way To Start 2017

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

The first games of 2017 were a good way to start off 2017 with three games even if the results were not perfect. Adam Huska (2015 seventh) and his Team Slovakia were eliminated from the World Under-20 Championships in the quarterfinals. Huska and Slovakia took an 8-3 beating from Sweden that could have been much worse if not for Huska. …