Prospect Park: Huska Stops 31 in Overtime Tie

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Adam Huska (UConn Huskies)

A busy Saturday for the New York Ranger prospects including a rare overtime tie. Adam Huska and his UConn Huskies played to an old-fashioned overtime tie with Maine. K’Andre Miller had a two-assist game for his Wisconsin Badgers.

Hockey East does not use the shootout to settle games that remain tied after overtime.  Adam Huska and his UConn Huskies let a 2-0 third period slip away and had to settle for a 2-2 overtime tie with the Maine Black Bears  Huska had it pretty easy over the first two periods facing just five shots in both the first and second periods.

In the third, Huska gave up one goal on a “one-timer during a Maine power play at 13:00. With Maine’s goalie pulled for an extra attacker, the Black Bears tied the game at 18:38 on a deflected shot from the point. Huska stopped 15 of 17 shots during the period. In overtime, Huska stopped all six shots that he faced.

The tie gave both teams a point in the standings as UConn is 3-2-1. For Huska, his record is now 2-2-1 and his goals against is 2.99 with a 0.905 save percentage.

K’Andre Miller (Wisconsin Badgers)

K’Andre Miller had two secondary assists as number 13 Wisconsin bounced back with a 6-2 win over Michigan Tech to earn a split in their weekend series.  Miller actually did more with less as he really didn’t have any shots on goal but still was very productive.

With the Badgers trailing 2-1 and on the power play, Miller earned his first assist on Wyatt Kalynuk’s goal at 18:14 of the first period.  His other assist came on Wisconsin’s fourth goal which came at 9:22 of the second.

Despite no shots, Miller would wind up 0-2-2 with a +3 for the game. Miller is now 2-5-7 with a team-best +9 as the Badgers improve to 4-2 on the season.

Joey Keane had a primary assist as his Barrie Colts defeated the Windsor Spitfires 6-1.  Keane set up Ryan Suzuki’s power-play goal in the second period which put Barrie up 4-1.  It was Keane’s seventh assist of the season as he improves to 3-7-10 +7 on the season.

Nico Gross was scoreless on one shot as his Oshawa Generals lost to the Kitchener Rangers 3-2. The loss ended the Generals five game unbeaten streak (4-01-).

Morgan Barron and his 8th-ranked Cornell Big Red dropped a 4-3 decision to the Michigan State Spartans. Barron earned his first point of the season with a secondary assist on Cornell’s first goal. Barron was 0-1-1 -1 on four shots with an interference minor and was 6-4 on faceoffs.

Tyler Nanne and his 5th-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers dropped a 3-1 game to the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.  Nanne was scoreless with a holding minor and no shots. This was the US Hockey Hall Of Fame game and was played in Las Vegas.

Riley Hughes was scoreless as his Victoria Grizzlies lost to the Merritt Centennials 4-2.

Tyler Wall was the backup goalie for his UMass-Lowell River Hawks as they defeated Bentley 4-2.