Prospect Park: Super Quiet Night For The Ranger Prospects

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

K’Andre Miller (Wisconsin Badgers)

A super quiet night for the three Ranger prospects to see action on Friday evening. Nobody scored and the two goalies did not play so the evening was the quietest of the season.

K’Andre Miller had a quiet night as his Wisconsin Badgers extended their unbeaten streak to five games with a 5-3 win over Michigan State. Miller was scoreless on just one shot and was a +1. He also was called for “contact to the head-elbowing” in the first period and was lucky to not get hit with a major penalty and game misconduct.

Same two teams on Saturday as they play their final game before the holiday break.

Tyler Nanne did not score as his Minnesota Golden Gophers played to a 2-2 overtime tie with 15th-ranked Michigan. Minnesota picked up the extra point by scoring in the 3X3 overtime period.

Nanne did not even record a shot but was called for holding during the 5X5 overtime period. Same two teams on Saturday night starting at 8 EDT/5 PDT with the game televised on BTN.

Nico Gross was scoreless as his Oshawa Generals lost to the Mississauga Steelheads 4-2. The Generals let a 2-0 first-period lead disappear as the Steelhead scored four unanswered to earn the win.

Gross was a +1 on three shots but got some good news earlier in the day. Gross along with teammate Nando Eggenberger was named to the  Team Switzerland’s U20 National Junior Team Pre-camp roster.  Gross was an assistant captain on last year’s U20 team so it is a good bet Gross will earn a spot on this year’s team.

Did Not Play

Tyler Wall did not get the start for UMass-Lowell as they faced Boston University. Wall has been playing well as of late, leading the Hockey East in both goals against (1.80) and save percentage (0.933).

Adam Huska did not get the start for his UConn Huskies as they faced Boston College. Huska is the opposite of Wall as he is 10th in the Hockey East with a 3.00 goals against and a 0.909 save percentage.

Riley Hughes did not play for his Victoria Grizzlies as he has earned a spot on Canada West in the World Junior “A” Challenge.  The tournament runs from Dec. 9 to 16 in Bonnyville, Alta played under a five-team round-robin format.