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Preview: UMass Lowell vs. Notre Dame (Semifinals)

#7 Massachusetts Lowell (23-10-4, 11-6-3 HEA) vs #10 University of Notre Dame (23-13-2, 9-9-2 HEA) When: Friday, March 21 at 5:00PM EST Venue: TD Garden City/State: Boston, Mass. Notes: Hockey East Semifinals Tickets: Click Here Radio: 980AM WCAP Listen Online: ESPN Radio Watch Online: Click Here Live Stats: Click Here Live Blog: Coming 3/21   Top Forwards Joseph Pendenza...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mostly Ugly with weak efforts

It wasn't the textbook idea of a Friday night for the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospect report as it for a while was more about those who didn't play rather than those who did play. Robbie Russo the New York Islander's 2011 4th round pick saw his junior season at Notre Dame come to an end when he was declared "academically ineligible" for the rest...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

A mostly quiet Friday night

Jesse Graham (OHL Images)With the trade deadline in both the WHL and OHL having come and went, the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects settled in on either their new teams or the ones who kept them. Now what is left is a 2nd half of hockey to see who earns a contract or who doesn't.Tonight's Star Jesse Graham Saginaw Spirit Jesse Graham (NYI 2012 6th) is one of...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Plenty of hockey for those leftovers

Robbie RussoThere was plenty of holiday hockey involving the New York Islander and New York Ranger prospects on Friday to go along with those Thanksgiving leftovers. It was an interesting mix of games with the defensive prospects once again leading the way.First Star Robbie Russo Notre DamePeople thought I was crazy when I said Robbie Russo (NYI 2011 4th) had to put up numbers offensively...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Preview: University of Notre Dame at UMass Lowell

#11/13 Massachusetts Lowell (9-4-0, 3-1-0 HEA) vs #6 University of Notre Dame (8-4-1, 2-2-1 HEA) When: Saturday, Nov. 23 at 4:00pm ET Venue: Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell City/State: Lowell, Mass. Notes: Conference game Tickets: Click Here Radio/TV: 980AM WCAP / NESN Listen Online: ESPN Radio Watch Online: Click Here Live Stats: Click Here Live Blog: Click Here  ...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

A Very Busy Friday Night

Victor Crus-Rydberg (OHL Images) The New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects had a very busy Friday night highlighted by a prospect who hasn't gotten much notice until now. There were some key matchups in both the juniors and the US college ranks so here goes.First Star Victor Crus-Rydberg Plymouth WhalersI got to hand it to the Plymouth Whalers as they made a great point...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets' draft pick Hellebuyck likely in net for Friday's tilt against Notre Dame

#11/13 Massachusetts Lowell (8-4-0, 2-1-0 HEA) vs #6 University of Notre Dame (8-3-1, 2-1-1 HEA) When: Friday, Nov. 22 at 7:15pm ET Venue: Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell City/State: Lowell, Mass. Notes: Conference game Tickets: Click Here Radio/TV: 980AM WCAP / WBIN Listen Online: ESPN Radio Watch Online: Click Here Live Stats: Click Here Live Blog: Coming 11/22   Top Forwards...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Friday Night Delight

Robbie Russo (Notre Dame) The Friday night prospect report was for the most part full of exciting games involving New York Islander and New York Ranger prospects. That is until the prospects got to the west and then blowouts became rule. The US college games were well worth the price of admission as 2 matchups featured storied US college hockey programs as part of the Big Ten...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Sunday Fun Day

Robbie Russo (NYI 2011 4th) Four games on the Sunday prospect schedule with a mixed bag of results but at least there was some entertaining hockey to watch thanks to the various matchups. The New York Ranger and New York Islanders both saw 3 of their prospects in action on Sunday and only 1 did not have an effect on the outcome of his team's game. A rare Sunday college hockey...
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October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

The Saturday Night Delight

Cristoval "Boo" Nieves (MGoBlue.com) Tonight's Star Cristoval "Boo" Nieves Michigan Wolverines Nothing is more enjoyable than seeing a New York Ranger or New York Islander prospect play using the tools that make them potential NHL players. It is what makes doing this all the more fun to do as you get to see some pretty solid efforts by the prospects. Saturday...
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

A day late

Steven Fogarty (Notre Dame) So my Monday started a little after midnight when my internet provider crashed and burned for 8 hours so the Sunday New York Ranger, New York Islander prospect report is a day late. I guess better late than never as it allowed for me a chance to find a interesting video clip as well as firm up the details of another announcement. First we start in...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Win and you are in

Anders Lee The thing on Saturday for New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects is simple; win and you are either in or you move on. If you lose then you risk elimination but at least you get 1 chance to make things right. First Star Anders Lee Notre Dame The captain of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Anders Lee (NYI 09 6th) did what you hope your team leaders do when...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Day off for prospects

Wow I guess I did not get the memo that had Friday night as a day off for the New York Ranger and the New York Islander prospects. There was not a whole lot to write home about and at this point in the season one could say that some players have "hit the wall" so let's see who can overcome the "wall." Our College stat site broke down so sorry no stat links...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Missed their wakeup call

Anders Lee (Notre Dame) It was the night before the NHL season started and nobody was stirring not even a New York Ranger's prospect. And that described the efforts of the Ranger prospects Friday night as few if any played well enough to write home about. The New York Islander prospects had better efforts even if not all of them walked away with wins. Unlike the NHL, there...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Bad times are bad times

Tuesday are really harsh days for prospect hockey and for 2 teams with New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects they were even harsher. First off, I have never been one to support these "sell tomorrow to win today" trades because in most cases they don't work and that makes the teams making the deals a double loser. Yet teams keep trying to make these deals...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Huh?

Andrey Pedan (OHL Images) There are always times when covering New York Ranger or New York Islander prospects that leave a person going "Huh?" Tuesday evening provided one for me as I had to admit that some of the penalty calls in the game between Andrey Pedan (NYI 2011 3rd) and his Guelph Storm and the Kitchener Rangers had me scratching my head. First the easy part...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Two for Tuesday

Robbie Russo (Matt Cashore) A pretty quiet Tuesday in the prospect world for the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects with only 3 seeing any action and will get to them in a bit. We even have a prospect of the week in Robbie Russo of Notre Dame but first I really need to vent a bit. First the name of the sport is ice hockey; it is not the National Hockey League and...
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November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

An Islander Friday

Robbie Russo (Matt Cashore/Notre Dame) Sorry New York Ranger fans but Friday night belonged to the New York Islander prospects; mainly their defensemen prospects. There is no questioning that the Islanders have a very nice stockpile of young talented players but the real question is can the Islanders develop them? First Star Robbie Russo Notre Dame Robbie Russo (NYI 2011 4th...
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November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Not enough answers

Robbie Russo (New York Islanders) Got to start this with an apology as I misread the schedule for the Notre Dame/Michigan series and missed that it was going to be a Thursday/Friday series. Poor attention to detail on my part so I am sorry for those of you who were expecting to see New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects playing on CBS Sports Network. There were 3 games...
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November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

The MC attack

Shane McColgan (Saskatoon Blades) Friday night hockey was in full swing on Friday evening as 14 New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects saw action. A couple of surprises, a suspension and a game winner in overtime highlight the report. First Star Shane McColgan Saskatoon Shane McColgan (NYR 2011 5th) we can now say is on a roll as the native of Manhattan Beach Ca scored...
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November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

A mostly ugly evening

Anders Lee Friday night was one of those nights where ugly was the best description for some of the games involving New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects. In 10 counting games, the prospects combined to go 3-7 on the night and some of these losses were just unacceptable. Tonight's Star Anders Lee Notre Dame The only star of the evening was center Anders Lee ...
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October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Big play Friday

Michael St. Croix (Edmonton Oil Kings) Friday night prospect hockey saw several of the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects make key plays that helped their team win. Yes it is early in the season but for the younger prospects; making big plays now hopefully will give them the confidence to make those same plays come playoff time. Tonight's Star Michael St. Croix...
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October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

School days Islander style

Anders Lee (CCHA) The New York Islanders have some very promising talent of their own in the college ranks. The key here has to be the Islanders letting these prospects develop to their fullest ability. Anders Lee (2009 6th) is at a crossroads after a not so solid sophomore season at Notre Dame last year. Lee started off like a manic with 12 goals in his first 11 games but...
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October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

More Questions with answers

(Getty Images) It was a good news day for three New York Ranger prospects and a not so good day for one New York Islander prospect. The first cuts to come from the USA Hockey Under-20 Summer Evaluation Camp came and there were a couple of surprises coming out of the first cut. J.T. Miller (2011 1st), Steven Fogarty (2011 3rd), and Brady Skjei (2012 1st) survived the first cuts...
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

A bit of everything

During the off-season, Mondays tend to be the worst day of the off-season as people are coming back from or starting on vacations. I have scores but not a whole lot more from the USA Evaluation Camp. Team Blue which features Ranger prospects Brady Skjei (2012 1st) and Steven Fogarty took on Finland in an exhibition game and edged the Finns 5-4. Team White which has Ranger prospect...
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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

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