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Six prospects were in action last night for the Rangers, and three came back with points in their contests. Boo Nieves (2nd, 2012) and Steve Fogarty (3rd, 2011) each notched assists in their NCAA contests for Michigan and Notre Dame, respectively; and Shane McColgan (5th, 2011) notched a pair of assists for Saskatoon in the WHL. Other prospects in action last night were Brady Skjei (1st, 2012), Michael St. Croix (4th, 2011), and Sam Noreau (5th, 2011).
Be sure to check after the jump for the full scoring lines for the games. Also check out our Prospect Stats page for season long scoring lines.
Brady Skjei (Minnesota, W 5-3): 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
Boo Nieves (Michigan, W 5-3): 0 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, Even
Steven Fogarty (Notre Dame, T 3-3): 0 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, Even
Michael St. Croix (Edmonton, L 6-4): 0 G, 0 A, 2 PIM, -1
Shane McColgan (Saskatoon, W 7-4): 0 G, 2 A, 0 PIM, +1
Sam Noreau (Baie-Comeau, SOW 3-2): 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
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