Saturday night saw eight New York Ranger prospects in action but only three saw the scoresheet. You will also notice some tied college games in the report and that is because there is no shootouts in non-conference college games. There is the typical five minute overtime but if the game is tied after overtime then that is how it ends.
Zac Jones (2019 third) is fast becoming a prospect to watch with his play for the fourth-ranked Massachusetts Minutemen.Following his three-point performance on Friday, Jones added two more assists as the Minutemen shutout Union College 5-0 for the weekend sweep.
What is most impressive about Jones is his shot as it is so accurate that his teammates are able to easily deflect it into the net. Here is Massachusetts’ second goal of the night as Jones fires the puck on net and teammate Cal Kiefiuk deflected it in.
— UMass Hockey (@UMassHockey) October 19, 2019
Now the second assist that one came from Jones making the play and feeding teammate Bobby Trivigno for the one-timer.
— UMass Hockey (@UMassHockey) October 20, 2019
The two assists make Jones Massachusetts’ leading scorer with a 2-5-7 mark after four games. Think if the young defenseman can keep this scoring pace up then he will earn himself an invite to try out for Team USA’s 2020 World Junior team this December.
Defenseman Hunter Skinner (2019 fourth) had two assists as his London Knights defeated the Kingston Frontenacs 6-3. Skinner earned his assists on London’s first (secondary) and fifth (primary) goals as he improved to 2-7-9 in nine games this season.
Goalies Tyler Wall (2016 sixth) continued his solid start to his season stopping all 25 shots that he faced but he had to settle for a 0-0 overtime tie. His UMass-Lowell River Hawks were hosting the Colgate Raiders in the second game of their two-game series.
For Wall, the tie improved his record to 3-1-1 with a 1.18 goals against (second in the NCAA) and a 0.953 save percentage. His three wins are also third-best in the NCAA.
Forward Eric Ciccolini (2019 seventh) earned a secondary assist as his Michigan Wolverines defeated Lake Superior State 4-3 and earn a two-game sweep of their series. After being the extra forward last night, Ciccolini was dressed as the fourth-line left wing as he has been moved all over the lineup.
The young forward earned his third point of the season on the power play as Michigan used a three-goal first period to jump out over Lake Superior State and then held on for the win.
K’Andre Miller (2018 first) was scoreless as his Wisconsin Badgers defeated second-ranked Minnesota-Duluth 3-1. The win gave the Badgers a two-game sweep over the defending NCAA champions.
Riley Hughes (2018 seventh) was scoreless on two shots as his 14th-ranked Northeastern Huskies played to a 2-2 overtime tie with the Holy Cross Crusaders.
Simon Kjellberg (2018 sixth) was scoreless for the first time this season as his Rensselaer Engineers whipped the Canisius Golden Griffins 7-2. Kjellberg took two shots but he is second on the team in scoring with a 2-2-4 mark.
Tyler Nanne (2014 5th) and his Minnesota Golden Gophers skated to a 4-2 win over the Niagara Purple Eagles. Nanne was scoreless and did not record anything statistically.