A Night For Goalies

In Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Friday night was very much a night for goalies as the two goalies playing in North America only allowed one goal each to help lead their teams to wins. Adam Huska (2015 seventh) and Brandon Halverson (2014 second) are both looking like their time at the World Under-20 Championships helped fine tune their performances. Adam Huska has been the top …

Heating Up A Bit

In Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

It may not be much but it looks like the Ranger prospects out west are heating up a bit on offense. We will not see a 40 goal or 100 point scorers but anything over 30 is more than welcome. Brad Morrison (2015 fourth) scored twice to earn the game’s second star but it was not enough for his Prince …

Give Him The Hat

In Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

A Hat Trick highlights the Saturday New York Ranger prospect report as this was just the second hat trick of the season. This has not been the most productive offensive seasons by the prospects and it is going to highlight the need for the Rangers to draft and develop a legit scorer. Brad Morrison (2015 fourth) earned his first ever …

Power Play Goals

In Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

A pretty decent Friday night for the New York Ranger prospects helped in part by a couple of prospects scoring power play goals. Offense has at times been inconsistent with goals even harder to find from the prospects this season as only two prospects have more than ten goals to their name. Ryan Gropp (2015 second) has been the leading …

Battling Prospects

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Wednesday night had just two games but it was two key games with the Ranger’s WHL prospects battling each other. All four prospects and their teams are fighting for playoff spots, two teams looking for possible division titles, one a higher seed and one trying to make the playoffs. Sergey Zborovskiy (2015 third) and his Regina Pats were in Portland …

Short Not Sweet

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Just two New York Ranger prospects were in action on Sunday making this post short buf not sweet. Both prospects are on teams that are going to struggle to make the playoffs this season. Keegan Iverson (2014 third) and his Portland Winterhawks weee facing the Kamloops Blazers for the second straight evening. The two teams are fighting for the first …

Back To School

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Friday night was “Back To School” time as the Ranger prospects playing in the NCAAs got their second half of the 2015-2016 season underway with offensive explosions. This weekend also marks the return of the two prospects who played in the World Under-20 Championship to their respective teams so now the fight for playoff positioning starts to get real serious. …

Mid Week Heroics

In Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Just two prospects in action on Wednesday night but both pulled off some late game heroics to help his respective team walk away with two points. What is kind of ironic is that one is the tallest prospect while the other if he is not the shortest is pretty close to being. It has been a pretty good week for …

Short But Not So Sweet

In Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

The only action on Monday was the semifinals of the World Under-20 championship as Alexsi Saarela and Finland took on Sweden while Brandon Halverson and Team USA faced off against Russia. Saarela the 2015 third round pick was scoreless on three shots and a -1 as Finland defeated Sweden 2-1 to advance to the gold medal game on Wednesday. Not …

Head-Scratching Time

In Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Just three New York Ranger prospects in action on Sunday and to be honest the level of play led us to believe it was head-scratching time. Keegan Iverson (2014 third) and his Portland Winterhawks were the only team to win on Sunday as they had little trouble with the Spokane Chiefs earning a 5-1 victory. Iverson was scoreless but we …

A Quiet Start

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Just two games involving New York Ranger prospects on New Years Day made for a quiet start to 2016. Sergey Zborovskiy (2015 third) had a secondary assist for his Regina Pats who needed overtime before edging the Swift Current Broncos 4-3. Zborovskiy’s eighth assist of the season just 13 seconds into the second period tied the game at 1-1. Zborovskiy …

Saves Today Brings Hope For Tomorrow

In Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Watching the two Ranger goalie prospects playing at the World Under-20 making saves makes me believe that the Rangers will be in pretty good shape in the post-Lundqvist era. Take your pick of Igor Shesterkin, Brandon Halverson, Mackenzie Skapski or even Adam Huska and there is some talented young goalie prospects in the Ranger’s system. At the World Under-20 Championships, …

Every Point Counts

In Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Just four games on the schedule involving New York Ranger prospects and even though it is January, the saying that “every point counts” is starting to be said more often as the second half of the 2015-2016 season gets going. A day off for the four Ranger prospects playing at the World Under-20 Championships but Wednesday will be a busy …

Solid Performances, Losing Efforts

In Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Monday was a bit of a strange day as two New York Ranger prospects put in solid performances but they came in losing efforts. Adam Huska (2015 seventh) of Slovakia and Alexsi Saarela (2015 third) both earned “player of the game” for their respective teams but their teams lost key games at the World Under-20 Championships Alexsi Saarela and Finland …

Hello Huska Sort Of

In Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Sunday was a lot busier than Saturday with the first real look at 2015 seventh round pick goalie Adam Huska as well as three of the Ranger’s prospects playing in the Western Hockey League returning to action. It was far from a perfect day as the look at Huska was not really much of a look and the returning WHLers …