Prospect Park: Keane Helps Colts To Second Straight Win

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Joey Keane (Barrie Colts)

Joey Keane scored his third goal of the season as his Barrie Colts knocked off the Niagara IceDogs 6-5 in overtime. Keane scored a power-play goal at 16:48 of the first period when he fired a wrist shot through traffic that found it’s way into the goal.

For Keane, it was his third goal of the season and second on the power-play. Keane is 3-6-9 in 10 games which is good for third among OHL defensemen. He is also a +10 with 19 PIMs and serves as one of the Colts assistant captains.

The win was the second straight win for the Colts who improved their season record to 5-4-1.

K’Andre Miller and his Wisconsin Badgers made it two straight wins over 10th-ranked Boston College after a 7-5 win. Miller recorded his first NCAA assist when the rebound of his shot went right to teammate Linus Weissbach’s stick and he drove it home.

If you want to get excited about a Ranger prospect then Miller might be your guy. If this is how he is going to play then Ranger fans are not going to want to wait four years for Miller to become a Ranger. Miller attempted seven shots, five got through that required the goalie to make saves. His play in these two games is going to leave the fans wanting more.

Riley Hughes recorded a secondary assist as his Victoria Grizzlies needed overtime to defeat Alberni Valley Bulldogs 2-1. Hughes has points in seven of his last eight games (3-7-10) to increase his season totals to 5-8-13 in 14 games. That works out to 0.93 points per game average.

Tyler Wall was the backup goalie for his UMass-Lowell River Hawks as they lost to the RIT Tigers 5-4 in overtime.

Exhibitions

Morgan Barron and his seventh-ranked Cornell Big Red got their season underway with an exhibition match with the Laurentian University of Canada. Big Red had little trouble as they earned a 6-1 win over Laurentian. Barron recorded a goal and an assist to begin his sophomore season with Cornell.

Barron got Cornell on the scoreboard thanks to a wrap-around goal off the Laurentian goalie’s skate at 6:07 of the first period. The goal tied the score at 1-1 and Cornell took over the game from there. In the second period, Barron earned the primary assist during a two-man power-play advantage as he fed Beau Starrett who scored Cornell’s third goal of the game.

Playing left wing on the second line, Barron had a game-high seven shots for his team along with a +1 and 3-3 on faceoffs. Cornell has two more exhibition games before they begin their regular season.

Tyler Nanne was scoreless as his sixth-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers spanked the US National Under-18 7-1.