Eight New York Rangers prospects saw action on Saturday evening with better results than Friday night had. Two goals from two high defensive prospects helped their teams earn points for their teams.
In round two of the “Border Battle”, K’Andre Miller scored his fifth goal of the season to tie the game and force overtime as his Wisconsin Badgers and Tyler Nanne’s Minnesota Golden Gophers skated to a 3-3 overtime tie. Wisconsin would pick up the bonus point by winning the bonus round shootout 1-0.
Miller fired a shot that squeezed into the goal between the post and Minnesota’s goalie at 5:34 of the third period. The goal helped his team come back from down 3-1 to avoid the weekend sweep at the hands of their longtime rival.
The sophomore defender improved to 5-4-9 on the season on a four-shot +1 performance that was part of what was Miller’s best two games this season.
For Tyler Nanne, he was scoreless on one shot with a -1 and two blocked shots to add to his team-leading 27 blocked shots.
Matthew Robertson scored his sixth goal of the season but his Edmonton Oil Kings fell in overtime to the Vancouver Giants 5-4. Robertson recorded his first WHL shorthanded goal just 10 seconds after exiting the penalty box himself with the Oil Kings trailing 3-2 at the time.
For Robertson, the goal is also his 13th point of the season while his six goals are one shy of his WHL career-high.
Morgan Barron was scoreless but his second-ranked Cornell used a four-goal second period to knock off Princeton 5-1. A rather quiet night for Barron as he was only credited with just one shot but was 3-1 on faceoffs. Cornell is 8-0 and along with Harvard are the only remaining unbeaten teams in Men’s Division One Hockey.
Zac Jones was scoreless on one shot with a +1 and a minor for roughing as his seventh-ranked Massachusetts Minutemen edged the Merrimack Warriors 3-2. The win improves the Minutemen to 8-3-1 (4-3-1 Hockey East).
Simon Kjellberg was scoreless as his Rensselaer Engineers broke a four-game winless streak with a 3-2 win over Canisius. The non-conference win improved the Engineers to 5-6-1 on the season.
Ruley Hughes was scoreless on one shot with a -1 as his 14th-ranked Northeastern Huskies defeated the Maine Black Bears 3-2. The Huskies are 8-4-2 (5-3-1 Hockey East).
Eric Ciccolini was the “extra forward” as his Michigan Wolverines lost in overtime to the New Hampshire Wildcats 3-2. Michigan is 4-8-2 on the season.