Three more New York Ranger prospects made their 2018-2019 season debuts including 2018 first-round draft pick K’Andre Miller. Miller the 22nd overall selection made his NCAA debut with the Wisconsin Badgers as they hosted 10th-ranked Boston College. The 18-year-old defenseman the game-winning goal with his first NCAA goal as Wisconsin shutout Boston College 3-0.
In the second period, Miller fired a wrist shot from the top of the left faceoff circle past the Boston College goalie at 6:17 to give Wisconsin a 1-0 lead.
It was a very good debut for Miller who was credited with two shots, a +3 and blocked two shots on defense. Wisconsin coach Tony Granato used Miller on both the power play and penalty kill.
The same two teams will play again on Saturday night starting at 8 PM EDT. The game will air on the Big Ten Plus app (subscription required).Junior goalie Adam Huska got his season off to a winning start leading his UConn Huskies to a 5-2 win over Army. Huska who missed a large part of last season gave up just two power-play goals in stopping 32 out of 34 shots.
Army got on the scoreboard first with a power-play goal at 8:13 of the first period. Huska would blank Army in the second period as UConn would take the lead in the game. In the third, Huska gave up another power-play goal at 4:23 of the third. Huska stopped 14 of 15 in the first period, all 11 shots in the second and 7 of 8 in the third.
UConn will play at Quinnipiac on Tuesday in another non-conference matchup.
Goalie Tyler Wall got his junior season going with a win stopping 25 of 26 shots leading his UMass-Lowell River Hawks to a 2-1 win over the RIT Tigers. Wall who struggled last season losing the starting job allowed just an even-strength goal in the second period.
Same two teams will play on Saturday evening.
Riley Hughes had a secondary assist but his Victoria Grizzlies lost to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs 5-3 in BCHL action. Hughes is 5-7-12 in 13 games which is 9th among BCHL rookies. Victoria is off until next Wednesday night.
Joey Keane was scoreless as his Barrie Colts earned a 4-1 win over the Sudbury Wolves. Keane was a +2 on one shot and a hooking minor as the Colts improved to 4-4-1 on the season. Did we mention that former Ranger Vic Hatfield’s grandson Victor Hatfield is also a defenseman on the Colts?
Nico Gross was scoreless as his Oshawa Generals fell to the Peterborough Petes 2-1. Gross was “even” on one shot and an interference minor. The Generals fall to 3-4 on the season.