Seven Ranger prospects were in action on Saturday with junior goalie Tyler Wall of UMass-Lowell leading the way. The junior goalie, Wall stopped 28 shots to lead his UMass-Lowell River Hawks to a 3-0 win over fellow prospect Adam Huska’s UConn Huskies. The win gave the River Hawks a weekend sweep of the Huskies thanks in large part to Wall’s play.
Wall would get the only goal he would need just 1:46 into the contest. The junior goalie stopped eight shots in the first, nine in the second and 11 in the third. It was his fifth career shutout and his second this season.
It improved Wall’s record to 4-3-1 with goals against of 1.74 and a save percentage of 0.938. Those numbers are good for eighth overall among NCAA goalies. Wall was also named the game’s first star.
Adam Huska did not start the game but entered after UConn’s starter surrendered UMass-Lowell’s third goal at 8:46 of the second. Huska would not allow a goal while facing 13 shots. He did not take the loss but lowered his goals against to 2.60 and improved his save percentage to 0.921.
Tyler Nanne set up the game-winning goal as his Minnesota Golden Gophers shutout St. Lawrence 3-0 to earn a split in their weekend series. Nanne fired a centering pass which teammate Nathan Burke tipped in for a 1-0 lead at 8:01 of the first period. It was Nanne’s second assist of the season and third overall point (1-2-3).
Nanne was a +2 on one shot as Minnesota improves to 3-5-1 on the season.
Morgan Barron was scoreless as his Cornell Big Red knocked off Princeton 5-1. Barron was a +1 on three shots and 4-3 on faceoffs.
K’Andre Miller and his Wisconsin Badgers dropped a 3-1 decision to sixth-ranked Ohio State. Miller was held scoreless but led his team with six shots and was “even”. For the Badgers, they were swept by Ohio State and have lost five of their last six games.
Joey Keane took a tripping minor that led to a power-play goal as his Barrie Colts lost to the Kingston Frontenacs 5-4. Keane was scoreless on just one shot.
Riley Hughes saw his goal-scoring streak end at four as his Victoria Grizzlies lost to the Penticton Vees. The Grizzlies saw their five-game winning streak come to an end but they still lead the BCHL’s Island Division.