Not A Happy Weekend for Prospects

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Both prospects saw their teams lose this weekend

While the New York Rangers were keeping their playoff hopes alive with a win on Sunday, the two remaining prospects saw their teams drop games over the weekend. It is still way too early in their series to panic and if anything the Rangers are reminding us that no series is ever over until someone wins four games.

On Sunday, Ryan Graves and his Quebec Remparts returned home for game three of their QMJHL finals against the Rimouski Oceanic. The Remparts had taken the first two games of the series on the road but game three was not to be. The Oceanic handed the Remparts a 4-2 loss to cut the Remparts lead in the series to 2-1.

The Remparts gave up two power play goals in the game which proved to be the difference in the contest. Graves was a -2 on the night with three shots and one hit but as one of the leaders on both special team units saw them not play well. The two power play goals given up were matched by the Remparts 0 for 5 on the power play.

Game three will be Wednesday in Quebec City.

On Saturday, Troy Donnay (2013 UFA) and his Erie Otters dropped game two of their OHL finals against the Oshawa Generals 5-1 and trail in the series 2-0. The key to this game was the Generals breaking out for four third period goals while shutting down the Otter’s offensive attack.

Donnay is not looked upon for offense and in this game his goalie gave up four goals in the last ten minutes of the third period. Donnay was on the ice for just one of those goals so hard to fault him. Still Donnay as an overage player needs to step up his game now if he wants to end his OHL career on a positive note.

Game three will be Monday in Erie with the Otters trailing 2-0