Prospect Weekly: Hero Season

Sampo Ranta was the hero in overtime sending Minnesota to the Big 10 tournament semi-finals. It was a very tough game for the Gophers who were generating a lot of chances but could not score (sound familiar?) but they finally tied the game late in the third period. It felt like their leading goal scorer was going to have something to say in the game and he showed up at the perfect moment with this blistering shot in overtime.

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Alex Newhook got the scoring started for Boston College in what began as a 3-0 lead that turned into a close 3-2 victory for a semi-final berth of their own in the Hockey East tournament. Here he sneaks behind the defense and puts home a rebound.

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Tyler Weiss fired six shots on goal and put one in the net as seen below in the NCHC tournament which helped put Omaha ahead of Denver but unfortunately the score didn’t hold and Omaha eventually fell 5-4. Their season is likely over but Omaha can hold on to hope for a NCAA tournament bid. If this is it for Weiss’ season he finishes his junior year with 21 points including seven goals in 25 games.

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Ryder Rolston picked a great time to score his first career NCAA goal in Notre Dame’s Big 10 tournament loss. Here he cleans up a rebound as he crashes into the net. The goal helped them get out to a quick 2-0 lead but the game ended in a 6-3 defeat. Thus their season is likely over as well but there’s always hope until Selection Sunday.

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A very busy prospect weekend kicked off with Justin Barron scoring a goal and adding four assists in an 11-4 rout of Cape Breton. Barron showed off his big shot from the point on this power play goal seen below.

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Jean-Luc Foudy continues his revelation tour in the AHL as he added two more assists to his point total over the weekend including this great dish seen below. The Colorado Eagles are one of the worst offenses in the AHL so production is very difficult to come by but even then Foudy has managed six assists in 12 games and many of them are from primary plays he has made.

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