Tuesday Night Prospects

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Just two games involving New York Ranger prospects with both games out in the WHL and involving 2015 draft picks. A good night for both young men as they contributed to their team’s win,

Up in Prince George, Brad Morrison (2015 fourth) scored his prospect leading 4th goal as his Prince George Cougars spanked the Calgary Hitmen 5-2 in the first of back to back games. Morrison got his Cougars on the board with a power play goal at 12:05 of the first period. Morrison found a rebound right on his stick and fired it into a wide open net for his fourth goal in his last four games. Morrison improves to 4-2-6 in eight games as the Cougars improve their team record to 4-4 on the season.

Sergey Zborovskiy (courtesy- Keith Hershmiller Photography)

Sergey Zborovskiy (courtesy- Keith Hershmiller Photography)

Sergey Zborovskiy (2015 third) and his Regina Pats were in Cranbrook, British Columbia to take on the Kootenay Ice in the last game of a road trip for the Pats. It was not an easy game for the Pats as the Ice gave them quite a battle but the Pats edged the Ice 3-2 for the win. Zbororvskiy had a primary and a secondary assist to help his team earn the win, the first assist was the secondary one as it came on the power play. The goal scored at 4:04 of the second period opened the scoring for the Pats who never trailed in this game.

Still in the second period, Zborovskiy earned the primary assist on Sam Steel’s even strength goal coming at 18:04 and giving the Pats a 2-0 lead. For Zborovskiy the assists were his fourth and fifth of the season and improved Zborovskiy to 3-5-8 which leads all Ranger prospects in scoring. The Pats improve their season’s record to 6-5 as they are headed back to Regina where they will be off until Sunday to face the Prince Albert Raiders.

Ryan Gropp (Courtesy-Seattle Thunderbirds)

Ryan Gropp (Courtesy-Seattle Thunderbirds)

That is Ryan Gropp of the Seattle Thunderbirds talking to me as we get ready to do a profile on Ryan for the next issue of the Blueshirt Bulletin. Ryan was coming off a weekend which saw him earn two stars, score his first two goals of the season and before talking to us, Ryan found out that he was named to “Team WHL” and play in the annual Subway Super Series against the Russian Selects.

Congrats to Ryan on earning the selection to Team WHL as it is part of the selection process to help decide who gets invited to Hockey Canada’s World Under-20 selection camp held early in December.