There was some preseason hockey for us on Friday evening with three Ranger prospects seeing action. Sorry, there is not much in terms of game reports as, like the players, the on-ice officials are also in their own training camp.
Defenseman Nico Gross the Rangers 2018 fourth-round pick made his season debut for the Oshawa Generals who were visiting the Mississauga Steelheads. The Generals would earn a 4-1 win as Gross was scoreless. Goss did not record any shots but was a +2 for the night.
Defenseman Joey Keane who the Rangers selected with the 88th pick in the 2018 draft (third round) was also scoreless. His Barrie Colts scored once in the first period and that goal was all the scoring for the game. The Colts edged the Niagara IceDogs 1-0 in the exhibition opener for both teams.
Keane was scoreless with no shots but took a high-sticking minor in the last minute of the second period. Keane wore one of the “A”‘s for his team.
Riley Hughes the Rangers seventh-round pick in the 2018 NHL draft saw his Victoria Grizzlies win their third straight exhibition game 6-2 over the Cowichan Valley Capitals. The Grizzlies in case you were not aware are a Junior “A” team in the BCHL (British Columbia Hockey League). Junior “A” is where a tad better than the USHL and a little weaker than the CHL.
We have no idea other than the score as to how Hughes played.