With ten New York Rangers prospect in action on Saturday night, there was almost no offense and it was the lone prospect goalie who really stood out. Out of nine skaters, there was just one goal and one assist in terms of offensive production.
Tyler Wall tied a career-high with 40 saves as his UMass-Lowell River Hawks earned a road win over seventh-ranked Providence College in overtime 3-2. Wall only surrendered two power-play goals with one of them coming with the River Hawks down two players.
The senior goalie stopped 10 out of 11 shots in the first period as his teammates could only manage three shots on the Providence goalie. In the second it was 12 out of 13 saves while his team could only muster six on Providence.
Wall would stop all 13 shots in the third period and then added five more saves in overtime to help his team earn the upset win. Tyler Wall improved to 4-1-2 (4th NCAA) on the season lowering his goals against to 1.52 a game (8th NCAA) and improved his save percentage to 0.947 (4th NCAA).
The last time Wall had a 40 save game was in his freshman season when he did it against Minnesota-Duluth. Considering that Wall has knocked off a number one and a number seven so far this season says a lot about his improved play. The River Hawks head to Vermont for a weekend series starting next Friday.
K’Andre Miller had a goal as his sixth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers defeated the 14th-ranked Clarkson Knights 4-3 to earn a split in their weekend series. For Miller, the goal was his third on the season as he scored on a breakaway in the first period. The even-strength goal was Wisconsin’s third of the game as it came at 7:08 of the second as it gave the Badgers a 3-0 lead.
It was a pretty goal as Miller fooled the Clarkson goalie with a deke and then tapped a backhand into an open net.
Miller with the handles 👀 pic.twitter.com/BJ3rk8VMrJ
— Wisconsin Hockey (@BadgerMHockey) October 27, 2019
Miller is 3-0-3 on the season as his team improved to 4-2 on the season. Wisconsin heads to Penn State with a two-game set next Friday, you can watch Miller live on the BTN network starting at 6 PM ET (3 PM PT).
Nico Gross recorded a secondary assist as his Oshawa Generals dropped a shootout decision to the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-2. Gross collected his 12th point of the season (5-7-12) on Oshawa’s first goal at 19:07 of the first period. Gross also took two minors in the game (boarding and cross-checking) that his teammates killed off.
Matthew Robertson was scoreless on two shots as his Edmonton Oil Kings spanked the Seattle Thunderbirds 6-2. Robertson also took an interference minor in the third period.
Hunter Skinner was scoreless with just one shot as his London Knights lost via the shootout 6-5 to the Erie Otters. The road loss dropped the Knights to a 5-4-1-1 record on the season.
Eric Cicolini did not score as his Michigan Wolverines lost to in-state rivals Western Michigan 4-1. The road lost gave the teams a split of the weekend set as Cicolini was moved up to third-line left-wing but only managed one shot and was a -1.
Simon Kjellberg did not score as his Rensselaer Engineers lost to Union College 2-1 in ECAC hockey action. Kjellberg only had one shot as the Engineers fell to 2-1 on the season. The Engineers are off until November 8th when they will host St. Lawerence in an ECAC conference matchup.
Tyler Nanne was scoreless as his Minnesota Golden Gophers were shutout 2-0 by eighth-ranked Minnesota-Duluth. Nanne managed one shot as the Gophers dropped their second straight to fall to 3-3 on the season. Nanne and the Gophers head home to host Notre Dame next Friday for their Big Ten opener.
That game will be televised on BTN starting at 8:30 ET (5:30 PT) or after the end of the Wisconsin/Penn State game.
Riley Hughes was scoreless as his 11th-ranked Northeastern fell on the road to 14th-ranked St. Cloud State 2-1. The two teams both nicknamed the “Huskies” would split their weekend set. The Huskies head home for a game against fellow prospect Zac Jones and his fifth-ranked Massachusetts in Hockey East action next Friday.
Junior Morgan Barron and his third-ranked Cornell “Big Red” defeated the US Under-18 team in an exhibition match 3-0. Barron who is the captain of the “Big Red” had a secondary assist on the game’s first goal. Cornell will start its regular season next Friday on the road at Michigan State.