Prospect Park: Keane’s Three Assists Help Colts Win

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

The Ranger’s two OHL prospects saw action on Thursday helping their teams earn wins. Joey Keane did his work with his passing skills and his fists. Nico Gross was his typical defensive self as Oshawa had little trouble with North Bay.

Joey Keane had a three-assist night as the Barrie Colts thumped the Sudbury Wolves 10-3. Keane got credited with setting up the game-winning goal thanks to a home run pass to Matej Pekar in the second period.

That would be Keane’s first assist of the night coming at 58 seconds of the second period giving Barrie a 4-1 lead. Keane did not have to wait long for his second assist of the night when he had the primary assist on Lucas Chiodo’s hat trick goal 68 seconds later at 2:06. (play starts at 39 seconds of clip)

Keane has the game-winner and the insurance assists then would add his third at 1:17 of the third period setting up Jason Willms first of the season. That goal made the score 8-1 at the time as Keane improved his season totals to 1-4-5 after three games. Keane would not be around for the end of the game as he took what I am going to start calling a David Quinn fighting major.

Eric Eschweiler of the Wolves ran a Barrie player (penalty is called “Blindsiding) and Keane went after him. Keane got the instigator, fighting major, and instigating misconduct.

Nico Gross was scoreless as his Oshawa Generals whipped the North Bay Battalion 7-2. Gross isn’t going to put up a pile of points but if he helps the Generals with their penalty Kill (5-5 on their kills) then he is getting his job done. Gross also took an unsportsmanlike minor for standing up to the Battalion’s Brad Chenier who crosschecked a General’s teammate.


Riley Hughes had a secondary assist on his Victoria Grizzlies first goal of the game as the Grizzlies edged the Cowichan Valley Capitals 3-1 on Wednesday. It was Hughes second assist of the season as he improved to 3-2-5 after seven games.